Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with Touchstone Television to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on the award-winning series LOST and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, which air on ABC-TV in the U.S. The games are scheduled for release in early 2007.
"Gameloft is proud to partner with ABC Ent. and Touchstone Television to bring the popular DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and LOST series to mobile gamers," said Michel Guillemot, president, Gameloft. "We are excited to develop and deliver games based on these shows to over one billion mobile users worldwide."
"Both LOST and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES have loyal and dedicated fans, and we are excited to be able to bring them more ways to interact and engage with their favorite shows and characters," said Bruce Gersh, svp, business development, ABC Ent. and Touchstone Television. "We look forward to working together with Gameloft to develop games that capture the defining essence of each show."
Touchstone Television has established itself as one of Hollywood's leading production companies, supplying critically acclaimed, quality entertainment to the broadcast and cable television industry. The studio's 17 new and returning series slated for broadcast and cable television in the 2006-07 season include the international franchise phenomenon LOST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and GREY'S ANATOMY.
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of videogames for mobile phones. Founded in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. The total number of mobile handsets with this technology is expected to exceed two billion units in 2008.
Thanks to partnership agreements with leading licensors and personalities such as Ubisoft Ent., Universal Pictures, Viacom, Sony Pictures, FifPro, Paris Hilton Ent., Lamborghini, Derek Jeter, Vijay Singh, Andrei Schevchenko or Djibril Cissé, Gameloft has formed strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates such brands as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and New York Nights.
As a result of agreements with telecom carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online store, Gameloft now boasts a distribution network in more than 70 countries.
Gameloft (www.gameloft.com) has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Paris, London, Düsseldorf, Milan, Barcelona, New Delhi, Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. Gameloft is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).