San Francisco, CA — Today at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2007, Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, unveiled its line-up of forthcoming original titles, slated to launch through the first half of 2008. Glu's diverse games portfolio includes titles based on globally recognized world-class brands from partners including Activision, Harrah's, Hasbro, Warner Bros. and Microsoft, as well as award-winning original games, from the company's studios in London, San Mateo and Beijing.
"As more consumers play mobile games and become comfortable with the experience downloading content to their mobile phone, the market becomes more mature and less reliant on a well-known brand to drive trial and purchase," said Jill Braff, senior vice president of global publishing, Glu. "We've seen great critical and commercial success with original titles such as Super K.O. Boxing!, Brain Genius and My Hangman, and our '08 lineup of original titles builds on the creativity and execution excellence we've established."
"Glu has a track record of bringing engaging, quality games that appeal to a broad audience of mobile gamers," said Tammy Robinson, manager of broadband/wireless downloadable content for Verizon Wireless. "Glu's 2008 lineup should be smashing!"
Today's announcement follows the company's most recent original IP title launch, White House Rumble, which allows players to don the gloves and step into the boxing ring, opposing a cast of over-the-top cartoon characters including many of today's most public of political figures and presidential contenders.
Glu original titles launching in the first half of 2008 include:
ShadowalkerPlayers take on the role of Shadowalker, a mysterious female bounty hunter challenged to defeat the menacing ghouls in this horror-themed adventure game. Find the source of the curse before it's too late!Launching in early 2008
Space MonkeySpace has been consumed by Earth's garbage and it's up to one courageous monkey to clean up the entire cosmos. Gamers must help Space Monkey navigate the galaxy while avoiding hazards and taking down space enemies that get in his way.Launching in early 2008
Poppin' PandaAn addictive new arcade puzzle game that challenges players to match like-colored balls to save the panda's habitat. With ricochets, swappable locations, and unique track structures, it's pure pandemonium!Launching Spring 2008
Frantic FactoryLink conveyor belts, open switches and build catapults over walls to ensure your production line runs to perfection from start to finish. You'll need to work fast and efficiently at your first factory job if you want to earn money and get promoted. Work your way up through three distinct factories full of challenging levels and become an industry magnate. Launching Spring 2008
Get Cookin'This addictive and entertaining food preparation game challenges players to create delicious cuisine by perfecting a wide variety of methods, ingredients, seasonings and recipes with the goal of preparing the most mouthwatering meals in order to rise to the top of their profession. Launching Summer 2008
CrossPixPlayers use problem solving skills and creativity to create their own art collection as they solve picture logic puzzles. CrossPix's more than 175 picture logic puzzles challenge players to reveal hidden artwork by coloring or leaving blank individual squares according to simple number hints. You explore and fill an art gallery with pictures from 10 different collections. Launching Summer 2008
Super Slam Ping Pong! In the spirit of Glu's runaway hit title, Super K.O. Boxing!, Super Slam Ping Pong! features a cast of characters each with their own tell and playing style along with over-the-top animation and graphics. Players work to fill their Super Slam meter and unleash a powerful slam to dominate the super-slam circuit. Launching Summer 2008
Vegas HustlerLive the Vegas lifestyle where anything can happen as you scam and play your favorite casino games through the hotspots of Vegas. Along the way, interact with "interesting" personalities and experience laugh-out-loud moments that can only happen in Sin City. Earn cash as you play blackjack, roulette, and craps to go from being a nobody to a Vegas Hustler. Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Launching Fall 2008
Brain Genius 2This engaging sequel to the 2007 hit Brain Genius tests players with new memory, calculation, logic and visual challenges along with all new community features allowing gamers to compare scores. Launching Fall 2008
For more information go to www.glu.com
About Glu MobileGlu (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 San Mateo, California and has offices in London, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong, Beijing and Sao Paulo. 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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