AT&T mobile customers to get Zynga games through 1st of a kind strategic deal

AT&T Announces Strategic Agreement With Zynga; Deal to Bring World Class Mobile Games and Customized Content to Millions of AT&T Customers
PR Newswire. Popular games such as Words with Friends and Zynga Poker, plus customized content, will be featured for download on AT&T’s shelf in Android Market later this year.

Glu Mobile partners with best-selling author James Frey

[caption id="attachment_284" align="alignleft" width="120" caption="Glu logo on white"][/caption]Glu Mobile partners with best-selling author James Frey. Unique collaboration to publish original content as mobile games and novels. James Frey and Full Fathom Five will work closely with Glu on the creation of a minimum of four original story ideas during the initial two-year term of the agreement, which will be brought to life in different media, including being written as action-adventure novels and developed into mobile games.

ROCK BAND™ coming to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE mobile broadband network

ROCK BAND™ coming to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE mobile broadband network. Popular music game, designed for Android, will bring friends together over a cellular network for the first time. Debuted during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ROCK BAND will be coming to select 4G smartphones from Verizon Wireless later this year. Verizon Wireless; EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS); Harmonix Music Systems Inc., the world’s premier music video game developer; and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) announced the new ROCK BAND game today.

Mobile gaming gets Amazon style recommendation engine from Mimvi

Mobile gaming gets Amazon style recommendation engine from Mimvi. Mobile games currently represent the largest category of apps in the marketplace, reinforcing the evolving role of mobile devices toward becoming entertainment vehicles. According to Futuresource Consulting, the worldwide market for mobile games is forecast to reach $10 billion by 2014. The same source also noted that in the Apple App Store alone, iPad sales are expected to generate $1.7 billion in 2010.

“Monsters vs. Aliens” invading a mobile phone near you

Glu logo on whiteGlu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, announced the worldwide launch of the mobile game based on DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) highly-anticipated film, “Monsters vs. Aliens,” which comes to theaters in the U.S. on March 27, 2009. This marks the second mobile game to be developed and published by Glu based on DreamWorks Animation’s hit films, following the 2008 release of “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.”

Mobile Streams launches HBO mobile retail portal

mobilestreams-logoMobile Streams announced that it will launch HBO Mobile, a mobile internet retail portal for the premium television network Home Box Office (HBO).
The HBO Mobile retail site will offer personalization content (i.e. ringtones and wallpapers) from popular and award-winning HBO shows such as Flight of the Conchords, Big Love, True Blood, Rome, Entourage, The Sopranos, Sex and the City and The Wire.

Mpowerplayer defines social audience for mobile games

mpowerplayer-logoMplayit Mobile Arcade fuels mobile content discovery across social networks, specifically Facebook and MySpace social platforms. The application lets people explore and trial mobile games in their web browser. Based on a sizable sample of Facebook and Myspace members, nearly every visitor tries out the mobile games, while a larger number return to check out new mobile games as they are added to the catalog.

ngmoco gives Rolando Lite for iphone and ipod for free

ngmoco logongmoco launches Rolando Lite on Apple app store. Free version of highly-acclaimed Rolando mobile game for iPhone and iPod touch to feature Opening World. Voted Best iPhone Game of 2008 by the Boston Herald, VentureBeat and 148 Apps and winner of PocketGamer’s coveted Platinum Award, Rolando is an ambitious action game that combines innovative play mechanics and the revolutionary capabilities of the iPhone and iPod touch to deliver a breakthrough entertainment experience.

iPhone and Google Android developers want Flurry’s mobile analytics

Flurry AnalyticsWith the Flurry Beta tag removed on the heals of 300 developers using Flurry Analytics, indicators with the first 60 days resulting in the rapid adoption of Flurry Analytics validates the need for mobile analytics in the gaming and application developer communities. With more platforms supported than any other mobile analytics provider — and new features being added all the time — Flurry offers the most complete solution on the market.

Twistbox Entertainment reach 75 million mobile game plays

Mandalay Media, Inc. subsidiary Twistbox Entertainment, Inc. (Twistbox), announced that its mobile play-for-prizes platform has hosted over 75 million game play sessions. The Company’s play-for-prizes platform includes iconic games from leading publishers, studios and cable networks.