For Immediate Release
London, UK – December 17th, 2008 – Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced a partnership with German developer, HandyGames™, to publish the sixth game in the best seller and award winning Townsmen series of mobile strategy games, which is planned for launch in Q2 2009.
The Townsmen series is one of the most successful strategy game brands in the mobile market. The fast and easy access strategy games paired with cute graphics and a very long playtime have earned the series many awards and acclaim worldwide. The series is a million seller, while earlier this year Townsmen 5 was rated best mobile game in Q1 2008 by PocketGamer.
In this latest episode the game takes place during the French Revolution, where the player is a leader of a small group of revolutionaries fighting the old order to gain influence over the entire country.
Townsmen 6 will be another milestone in mobile strategy gaming with new features, new buildings and a long term motivation for casual gamers and strategy fans. New dynamic features available on some of the latest mobile handsets will be included, like motion-sensing and touch-screen play. The new game will also benefit from improved graphics, an isometric perspective, special effects, a new mini-game, and a new control scheme to make it even more accessible and fun to play.
“The Townsmen series continues to grow in popularity,” said Frank Keeling, MD of Publishing, EMEA, Glu. “We’re delighted to be adding this latest game to our publishing roster, and look forward to a close working relationship with the team at HandyGames™.”
"This partnership combines high quality Made in Germany production and the international sales power of Glu Mobile," commented Christopher Kassulke, CEO of HandyGames™ on the exclusive publishing agreement.
For more information, visit www.glu.com.
Glu (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and Brain Genius, and titles based on major brands from partners including Atari, Activision, Konami, Harrah's, Hasbro, Warner Bros., Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, Calif. and has offices in London, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Russia, China, Brazil, Chile, Canada and Mexico. Consumers can find high-quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.
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HandyGames™ is one of the leading independent developers and publishers of mobile games. The company has offices in Giebelstadt, Germany and in Bucharest, Romania and has its very own international distribution network. The company was founded in 2000 by Markus Kassulke, Christopher Kassulke and Udo Bausewein, has more than 35 employees and plans to expand further. The huge and diverse variety of products, which all excel by high quality, consists of downloadable and pre-installed games, as well as applications and games for the mobile Internet. HandyGames™ has developed top sellers such as Gothic 3 – The Beginning, Panzer Tactics, My Model Train, the Townsmen series, Dynamite Fishing and Bridge Bloxx. The company’s long time success is reflected in close co-operations with producers of mobile phones and network operators, as well as in the many international prizes and awards it has won.
More information at: www.handy-games.com
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