PARIS, February 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of digital and online games, has been selected by PocketGamer as the #1 Developer of 2011. With thousands of developers in the running, Gameloft soared to the top slot by supporting multiple platforms with high quality mass market games. The metrics used to determine the ranking is based on sales performance, critical acclaim of releases, business approach innovation and the number and range of titles released.
"It is an honor to be recognized by one of the leading gaming outlets in the industry," said Michel Guillemot, CEO and chairman, Gameloft. "We worked hard to deliver great games at affordable prices for consumers who are hungry for the latest innovation for their devices. This achievement is not only a testament to our production powerhouse, but validates our approach in providing a diverse range of games through different channels."
"The explosive growth of the mobile games industry meant coming up with our list of the top 50 developers of 2011 which was a tricky task," said Jon Jordan, editor of PockerGamer.biz. "Yet, despite the competition, there's no question Gameloft deserves the top spot. It's demonstrated the ability to create a wide range of great games for all mobile and portable platforms, while growing its business at an impressive rate."
The complete list of developers and their ranking is here:
Gameloft also has 19 games nominated in 13 categories in The PocketGamer Awards 2011. The full list of nominations is here: http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Various/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/feature.asp?c=2775 2
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Winners will be announced at the Game Developers Conference, February 28th- March 4th, 2011.
A leading global developer and publisher of digital and online games, Gameloft(R) has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple(R) iOS and Android(R) devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO(R), Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's Avatar(TM), Ferrari(R) and Sonic Unleashed(R). Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 2 : Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
For more information, consult http://www.gameloft.com