Tagged: Symbian

HandyGames Reaches 1 Million OVI Downloads

Why do you think that is? Because they offer a few mobile games for.. wait for it… MG’s favourite word…. FREE! I actually noticed the other day that Tattoo Tycoon was free while browsing the OVI Store the other day, so I was pleasantly surprised to see an official announcement and quote from HandyGames. “Our strategy of offering full versions of our top game titles completely for free in the Nokia OVI store sets HandyGames™ apart. Hardly any other big mobile games publisher can do that.”, explains Christopher Kassulke, CEO of HandyGames™. “In the era of FREE, demo and trial versions of games have utterly gone out of style. Our goal is 5 million Nokia OVI downloads of our full games until the end of the year. And that’s just the beginning, because the mobile game market is unique. Hardly any other gaming platform is able to reach so many users in such a short time.” What you do get though, is a nag ad from a ‘sponsor’ to download their product or service, but if you can live with...

Your Galaxy’s On Fire, Again!

It was recently announced as going into beta at Gamescom, but now a trailer has been brought to our attention to show off the sequel to the epic outer space adventure starring mercenary Keith T. Maxwell that’s coming to an iPhone or other i-device near you soon. “Thanks to the possibilities in graphics and sound offered by the iPhone, we are now able to produce Galaxy on Fire 2 as cinematically as we have always wanted to,” says Michael Schade, CEO of Fishlabs Entertainment. “We are convinced that Galaxy on Fire 2 will become the new benchmark in terms of sound, graphics, and depth in gameplay for premium games on the iPhone and iPad.”

Mobile MMORPG Goes Hi-Res

A what now? You heard.. I mean, read, TibiaME is an MMORPG for mobile phones based on Symbian, but if you want the hi-res version of the game, you will need a phone that’s running S60v5 with the new client offering full touch screen support and can be used both in portrait and landscape mode. “We already planned to create a new client in order to fully support devices with bigger screen resolutions,” Explains Ben Zuckerer, product manager for TibiaME. “However in order to really make it look great on bigger screens, we decided to completely redraw all of our content as well.”