Motorola Uncovers the Next Big Thing in Mobile Gaming
Two cutting-edge developers win 2006//CODE:MOTO – the Motorola developer competition held at Game Developer Conference Mobile 2006
San Jose, CA. – 23 March 2006 – Uncovering fresh talent in mobile gaming, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is proud to announce Andreja Djokovic of Barbaroga and Jennifer Hruska and Shayne Guiliano of Sonic Network as the winners of 2006//CODE:MOTO, a two-day developer competition held at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Mobile 2006 in San Jose, California..
Djokovic won the grand prize for his puzzle game called “Konstruxis” while Hruska and Guiliano took a close runner-up award for “Pyrosonix,” a Java-based rhythm game. Both games were developed for use with mobile handsets like Motorola’s iconic RAZR, PEBL and SLVR models.
2006//CODE:MOTO challenged a group of the finest independent developers to create innovative new mobile games for Motorola mobile devices based on key criteria including ease of play, design, innovation in visual art and audio, and use of unique features. A panel featuring Jim Eisenstein from Hasbro, Minard Hamilton from EA Mobile/JAMDAT, Andrew Stein from Cingular, and Jason Rubinstein from Motorola rated each game. Judging was so close that the panel decided to award both the grand prize winner and runner-up with the full set of prizes, a tribute to the quality and originality of their entries.
“Mobile devices have to perform as good as they look,” said Christy Wyatt, Vice President, Ecosystem and Market Development, Motorola Mobile Devices. “That means creating software as compelling as our designs – and working with the best talent to do it. Andreja from Barbaroga and Jennifer and Shayne from Sonic Network are that kind of talent. We’re looking forward to our continued work with them and the entire mobile developer community to deliver even more big things in the future.”
In addition to prizes that include Motorola mobile phones, the winners will receive the chance to make their game concepts a reality through business and promotional opportunities (via the judging panel and Motorola’s MOTOCODER website).
For more information and to see details of the winning entry, please visit www.motocoder.com.
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