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New Games, Publishers and Tools for Nokia Mobile Gaming Platforms Announced

Nokia NGage and GDC

Nokia today announced the latest mobile games and publishers for its new N-Gage mobile gaming platform at the Game Developers Conference 2007, San Francisco, CA.

Nokia also released its new updated software development tools for the N-Gage platform and a new testing program for SNAP Mobile’s JavaTM platform today at the conference.

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Gregg Sauter, Director of Games Publishing, Nokia said, “We are reinforcing our commitment to this industry with two significant initiatives that will help the mobile games industry evolve. Our N-Gage platform will deliver a global games platform that leverages the performance of the tens of millions of S60 converged devices that we are shipping each year.”

He added, “Likewise, our support for Java development continues to evolve with more tools for developers supporting SNAP Mobile.”

A range of new Nokia mobile games for the new mobile gaming platform which includes Gameloft’s Asphalt 3, Street Rules, Brothers In Arms, Hell’s Highway, Brain Challenge, Midnight Pool and EA Mobile’s FIFA 2008.

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Nokia also got big games publishers on board like Glu Mobile, Indiagames and THQ Wireless to publish a selection of mobile games and content for the N-Gage games platform. The first Glu game for the platform will be World Series of Poker Texas Hold’em (WSOP), which enables players to compete at tables with up to eight mobile gamers against WSOP champions such as Chris “Jesus” Ferguson and Scott Fischman.

Nokia also released its next generation software development kit (SDK 1.0) for the new N-Gage games platform, which allows developers to focus on one code-base to create social connected games across a range of Nokia S60 3rd edition devices. The new N-Gage Zone has all the tools, documentation, support and updates required to successfully develop games for the N-Gage games platform.

Mark Ollila, Director of Technology & Strategy and Nokia Games Publishing, Nokia said, “The availability of the N-Gage SDK 1.0 today is the corner stone of Nokia’s new development eco-system for developers to create connected mobile games in a familiar C++ environment.”

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Ollila adds, “This single development channel impacts positively on development cycles and budgeting as well as creating new social connected gaming experiences that will lead the way to how people discover, buy and play games in the future.”

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