Glu Mobile Announces the Launch of Jamaican Bobsled
Arcade Thriller Puts Gamers in Control of the World’s Most Popular Bobsled Team
SAN MATEO, Calif. – January 10, 2006 - The Jamaican Bobsled team caught the attention of the world when they made the leap from the tropics of Jamaica to the snow-capped mountains of Calgary for the 1988 Olympic Games. The team, famous for overcoming all odds to make it to the Olympics, is now appearing on mobile phones around the country through the launch of Jamaican Bobsled, a fast-paced, arcade-style mobile game developed and published by Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment.
Complete with Jamaican sound and attitude, Jamaican Bobsled sends players on a wild ride down slick tracks filled with obstacles and power-ups. WGWorld.com awarded Jamaican Bobsled its Editor’s Award and scored it 4.0 out of 5.0 stating, “If you’re looking for simple racing enjoyment and arcade-style thrills, this download is a smart choice.”
“With the winter Olympics only a month away, fans are anxiously awaiting their favorite events, and the Jamaican Bobsled mobile game is a perfect way for them to get in on the action,” said Robert Nashak, chief creative officer, Glu Mobile. “Jamaican Bobsled gives mobile subscribers a fun way to show their support for the team while playing a truly engaging mobile game.”
* Two modes of gameplay:
1. Arcade Mode - collect medals on the track while avoiding dangerous obstacles to achieve maximum point totals
2. Championship Mode . guide the Jamaican Bobsled team to Olympic gold
* Collect power-ups including speed boosts, super jumps, magnets and shields
* Four track environments featuring different times of day
* Thirty total courses across two game modes
Jamaican Bobsled is currently available to customers on major wireless carriers throughout North America and will be available on carriers worldwide in the following months. For more information visit www.glu.com.
About Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile (formerly Sorrent, Inc. and Macrospace Ltd.) is a leading developer and global publisher of mobile entertainment. Glu’s portfolio of games, ringtones, wallpapers and information applications include both original titles and entertainment based on major brands including Atari, Cartoon Network, FOX Sports, PopCap Games, Twentieth Century Fox and Celador International. Based in San Mateo, California with offices in London and Singapore, Glu is funded by top venture firms NEA, BA Venture Partners, Granite Global Ventures, Sienna Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners, and by Time Warner Investments. Consumers can find fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the ’g’ character logo or at www.glu.com.
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