Ovi Store Ramps Up Its Game Offerings
Regional contest & platform to help connect gamers across Southeast Asia Pacific countries
SINGAPORE, April 30, 2010 – In tune with the social nature of today’s gaming industry, Nokia’s Ovi Store is making available a slew of free mobile Flash games enhanced for competitive play in a unique collaboration with Singapore-based, multiple-award winning design studio, Breakdesign
In conjunction with the availability of the new Flash games, a series of monthly competitions will be held for four months beginning 7th of May across the South East Asia Pacific region, including Singapore.
“As early as the 1990s, Nokia has connected people through mobile gaming with the Snake game that became a classic over time. Providing a rich mobile gaming experience is integral alongside the most essential, communicative and organizational features of any Nokia handsets,” said Nelson Wee, Regional Services Marketing Manager, Nokia, SEAP.
“With the new games, we’re giving people the chance to connect virtually, and we believe this will resonate very well in light of the importance that social networking applications have in today’s world,” he explained.
“We are thrilled to be part of this exciting opportunity to realize our gaming vision through the Ovi Store. The Flash games we have created for this competition are exclusive on Ovi Store for the next few months. Through these new titles, Breakdesign hopes to infect everyone with our innovation, enthusiasm and spirit of experimentation. Finally, let’s all have fun during the competition!” said Rick Treweek, co-founder of Breakdesign.
The new games lined up for the competition are That Roach Game, Ninjani, Dawn of the Fly, Dawn of the Fly 2, Monsterilla, 10 PM and Horseface.
These titles will make their way to Ovi Store progressively throughout the competition period and are exclusively available on Ovi Store only, until the competition ends in August.
That Roach Game SA, a well known flash game already today, is available on Ovi Store and is also included in the competition.
The game competition is hosted on Breakdesign’s game platform, Barking Seed at www.barkingseed.com.
Participants stand a chance to win one of the 25 prizes monthly, including the Nokia X6, the Nokia BH-216 and exclusive Barking Seed merchandise as well as other attractive prizes.
To participate in the competition, simply download any of the listed flash game titles from Ovi Store (http://bit.ly/dgGQPM) and start submitting scores!
More details can be found at www.barkingseed.com. Gamers can also post messages on the individual “game walls” as well as send fan mail to their favourite Breakdesign game designer from within the game.
The mobile Flash games will be supported by 29 Nokia devices, including an array of full QWERTY, touch and keypad devices.
Anyone with a valid street address in these countries are eligible for the contest: Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka or Bhutan.
7 Flash Game Titles exclusive to Nokia Ovi Store until August 2010:
1. That Roach Game (Keypad)( http://store.ovi.com/content/30026)
2. Ninjani (Touch & Keypad) (http://store.ovi.com/content/29809)
3. Dawn of the Fly (Keypad) (http://store.ovi.com/content/30027)
4. Dawn of the Fly 2 (Touch)(coming soon)
5. Monsterilla (Touch) (coming soon)
6. 10 PM (Touch) (coming soon)
7. Horseface (Touch) (coming soon)
These flash games are made available globally while the competition is only open to consumers in the South East Asia Pacific region.
Nokia devices supported include the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, Nokia 5230, the Nokia N97, the Nokia X6, the Nokia N97 Mini and the Nokia E52.
The full list of supported Nokia phone models are available at www.barkingseed.com.