Nokia Mobile Games Innovation Challenge inspires the Future

Nokia launched the worldwide Mobile Games Innovation Challenge, a worldwide competition with 70,000 in prizes, each made to inspire the development and creation of innovative game concepts with power to encourage the mobile gaming industry to launch far ahead of its time into a new and exciting future.

The Mobile Games Challenge is seeking bright futuristic thinkers to compete. Sponsored by Nokia Publishing, it invites developers to submit mobile gaming concepts to help bring mobile gaming to the next level, depending on the advanced features of N-Gage compatible devices, and Java- or Symbian-based Series 40 or S60 devices from Nokia.

The three most innovative game concepts will be offered Nokia Publishing pre-production contracts, targeting publication of their winning concept on the corresponding Nokia device platform. The first place winner will be awarded 40,000, the second 20,000, and the third 10,000- this is to be spent in further developing their concept.

“Nokia enthusiastically presents this Mobile Games Innovation Challenge as a unique opportunity for the best and brightest mobile game developers worldwide to really rock the industry with innovative, one-of-a-kind concepts that showcase what you can do with our mobile platforms,” said Dr Mark Ollila, director of games publishing, Nokia. “The pre-production contracts and 70,000 in cash prizes toward development of the winning game concepts is only part of the excitement – the Challenge also gives developers a chance to truly make their mark on global mobile gaming through unique and positively disruptive gaming concepts never seen before.”

Starting very soon, developers wishing to compete for the Mobile Games Innovation Challenge can submit their game concepts online at http://developer.n-gage.com/innovation. Contestants are encouraged to enter more than one mobile gaming concept. The winners are to be selected by an external panel of mobile gaming industry experts on the criteria of innovation, fun, feasibility of execution, and market potential. Gaming concept submissions will continue through August 20, 2008. The winners will be chosen by the external panel of judges and announced during a special award ceremony at the Nokia Games Summit in Rome, Italy, October 29-30, 2008.
Deadline for submission of all applications is August 20, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. GMT.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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