Gameloft Wins iLounge’s “Game Developer of the Year” and “Game of the Year” Awards for iPod/iPhone Development

November 1, 2008 by  
Filed under Gaming, Mobile Phones, News

NEW YORK, October 31, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of video games on mobile phones and consoles, was selected today by the editors and readers of iLounge as the “iPod and iPhone Game Developer of the Year” for its outstanding contributions to iPod and iPhone gaming. Editors also chose Gameloft’s Platinum Sudoku as the “Game of the Year” for iPhone and iPod Touch.
“We are proud to receive this honored distinction,” explains Michel Guillemot, president, Gameloft. “The iPhone has been a revolutionary device in the mobile gaming industry allowing us to truly maximize our production qualities and deliver a stellar gaming experience to audiences worldwide. This competitive award reaffirms our dedicated efforts in creating fun and entertaining titles that leverage the iPhone’s unique capabilities.”
“Gameloft’s awards this year are notable in that they came from both our editors and readers,” said Jeremy Horwitz, Editor-in-Chief, iLounge. “Everyone agreed that this was an outstanding year for Gameloft, which transformed itself from an impressive developer of Click Wheel iPod games into a powerhouse for iPhone development. We cannot wait to see what it has in store for 2009.”
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, iLounge’s 2009 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide annually recognizes the world’s best iPod and iPhone hardware, accessories, and software in an extensive, consumer-focused publication. Other games featured in the buyer’s guide ‘100 Best iPhone and iPod Touch Apps and Games’ include Brain Challenge, Asphalt 4: Elite Racing and Real Soccer 2009.
This is the inaugural year for Reader’s Choice Awards, in which thousands of users cast their votes online. Winners were announced in the Buyers’ Guide on October 31, 2008.