SAN MATEO, Calif — Glu Mobile (formerly Sorrent, Inc. and Macrospace Ltd.), a leading developer and global publisher of mobile entertainment, today announced that ZumaTM, the mobile action-puzzler based on the original Web and PC title from PopCap GamesTM, is now a top seller on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® service.
Zuma on mobile has also achieved critical success; IGN.com gave the game an Editor's Choice Award and a rating of 9.2. "Zuma is probably the best mobile game I have played so far this year," wrote Levi Buchanan of IGN.com.
Zuma's success follows Glu's other bestselling games for Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service. At the BREW 2005 Conference last week, Verizon Wireless announced that from January 1-May 31, 2005, DRIV3RTM was the No. 9 most-downloaded mobile game overall as well as the No. 1 action game and Deer Hunter® was the No. 2 sports game.
"Glu represents entertainment that is personal, instant and connected," said Robert Nashak, senior vice president of production, Glu Mobile. "Zuma is the type of engaging mobile entertainment that keeps mobile subscribers glu'd to their phones, and we expect it to join the ranks of other classic mobile titles from Glu in coming months."
Zuma is located in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store and available for $2.99 monthly access or $6.49 for unlimited use purchase. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
Zuma addicts can download and play the hit game on a wide variety of Get It Now-enabled phones, including the Kyocera KX1, KX2, KX414, KX434, KX444 and SE47; LG VX4400, VX4500, VX4600, VX4700, VX6000 VX6100, VX7000 and VX8000; Motorola a840, T720, V65P, V260, V265 and v710; Samsung SCH-a610, SCH-a650, SCH-a670, SCH-a790, SCH-a890 and SCH-N330; and UTStarcom (Audiovox) CDM-8600, CDM-8900 and CDM-8910. From now through June 19, 2005, Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers can purchase the LG VX6100 camera phone for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement.
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About Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile (formerly Sorrent, Inc. and Macrospace Ltd.) is a leading developer and global publisher of mobile entertainment. With more than 100 entertainment applications -- including games, ringtones, screens and information -- Glu publishes both original titles and entertainment products based on major consumer brands including Atari, Cartoon Network, FOX Sports, Nickelodeon, PopCap Games and Twentieth Century Fox. Glu games and entertainment applications are available to more than 800 million mobile subscribers via 90 carriers worldwide, across platforms including Java, BREW and i-mode. Glu also offers a complete end-to-end mobile gaming sourcing, management and delivery solution, ProvisionX. The company is based in San Mateo, California and has offices in London and Singapore. Glu is funded by top tier venture capital firms including NEA, BA Venture Partners, Granite Global Ventures, Sienna Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners. Consumers can find fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glumobile.com.
About PopCap Games, Inc.
Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap Games creates simple yet compelling computer games that everyone can enjoy. PopCap has delivered over 50 million downloads of its Deluxe games such as Bejeweled, Bookworm, and Zuma to satisfied players worldwide. For more information about PopCap, please visit www.popcap.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
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