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Monday 11 February, 2008

Gameloft

Gameloft Launches Mobile Games for Touch Screen...





Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, February 11 /PRNewswire/ --

    - More Than 15 Games are Already Available, Eventually All Games Will be 
Adapted



    Gameloft(R), the world leading mobile gaming company, remains at the 
forefront of technology by announcing the launch of games designed especially 
for touch screen mobile handsets. Gameloft is the first publisher to cater to 
this new generation of mobile phones.



    Using the company's expertise from developing stylus-based games for the
Nintendo DS, Gameloft sought out ways to best utilize the touch screens,
which transform gameplay into a more intuitive experience and remove the
limitation of small keyboards.



    "The hype for 2008 will focus on the emergence of these new handsets and
Gameloft has already gotten a head start," said Michel Guillemot, President
and CEO of Gameloft. "This is a new step in terms of development, one that
leads us to rethink how we approach our game controls so that players can
interact directly with the screen and get a greater gaming experience. Touch
screen games are perfect examples of how modern technology can advance the
gaming industry."



    Gameloft already has more than 15 touch screen games in its catalogue,
including Block Breaker Deluxe, Brain Challenge and Brain Challenge 2, Bubble
Bash, Platinum Solitaire, Chessmaster, Miami Nights: Single in the City,
Paris Hilton's Diamond Quest, Sexy Poker Manga, Catchphrase, Deal or No Deal,
Shrek the Third, Real Football: Manager Edition, and CSI Miami. These games
were developed for the first touch screen mobile phones available on the
market, including the LG Viewty, LG KS20, the HTC touch screen line, and the
Samsung SGH-F700. Gameloft's touch screen games were initially developed in
Java, though some will also be developed on the Windows Mobile platform.



    The creation of touch screen games is part of Gameloft's overall effort
to make all of its games accessible to every commercially-available phone
model on the market, which today stands at 1,200 different models for 180
carriers throughout 80 countries.



You can test touch screen games at Gameloft's kiosk: 2B114 Hall 2.

    Gameloft's videos are available on:
http://fr.youtube.com/user/GameloftVideos



About Gameloft

    Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video 
games for mobile phones. Established in 1999, it has emerged as one of the 
top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets
equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. The total number of
games-enabled handsets is anticipated to exceed two billion units (1) in 
2008. ((1) - Source: Arc Group)



    Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities 
such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, ABC, Touchstone 
Television, DreamWorks Animations SKG, Endemol, 20th Century Fox, Viacom, 
Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Paris Hilton Ent., FifPro, Lamborghini, Lleyton 
Hewitt, Gus Hansen, Kobe Bryant, Robinho, Patrick Vierra, Christophe 
Dominici, and Jonny Wilkinson allow Gameloft to form strong relationships 
with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and 
operates titles such as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and New York 
Nights.



    Through agreements with major telephone wireless carriers, handset
manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online store, Gameloft has a
distribution network in 80 countries.



    Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, 
Montreal, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Cologne, Copenhagen, Milan, 
Madrid, Warsaw, New Delhi, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney. 
Gameloft is ranked in Compartment B of Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, 
Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)



For more information, visit http://www.gameloft.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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