San Mateo, CA and London, UK - January 18, 2006 Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, today announced the launch of Diner DashTM for mobile phones. The original downloadable version of Diner Dash for Mac and PC, which has been the No. 1 title on major game sites like Yahoo!® Games, MSN® Games and Shockwave.comTM, was published by PlayFirst, the leading full-service publisher of downloadable popular games for the PC. Diner Dash for mobile has already made a big splash with reviewers. IGN.com's Levi Buchanan gave the game a score of 8.9 out of 10, an Editor's Choice Award and called it "the first great mobile game of 2006."
"With Diner Dash, PlayFirst has established itself as a hit-maker of casual games," said Robert Nashak, chief creative officer, Glu Mobile. "Diner Dash on mobile gives fans of the PC title and casual mobile gamers alike the great animation, fast-paced gameplay and compelling storyline that have made Diner Dash a No. 1 hit."
The PC version of Diner Dash, developed by the award-winning studio gameLab, has consistently held a top-10 spot on all of the major online game sites.
"Casual games have emerged as the most popular genre on mobile, and Glu has consistently delivered top quality titles that keep, and even enhance, the gameplay experience as the game transfers from PC to mobile," said Kenny Dinkin, vice president and executive producer, PlayFirst. "For the millions of Diner Dash fans who can't wait to take their favourite game on the go, this version will not disappoint. It has all the high energy fun they've come to expect."
Game Features and Availability Diner Dash follows former stockbroker Flo as she quits her day job, rolls up her sleeves and grows a fledgling roadside diner into a five star restaurant. Players must guide Flo as she serves customers and earns money to build her business. Better service results in higher tips and more money means more improvements, such as additional seating and nicer diner amenities.
- Forty levels of gameplay set in four unique restaurant themes in Career Mode
- A non-stop, steady stream of customers to serve in Endless Mode
- Five different customer types, including important food critics
- Coffee, drinks and appetisers to keep customers satisfied during busy periods
- Bonus tips for seating and other restaurant activities
Diner Dash is available to customers on major wireless carriers throughout North America and will be available on carriers worldwide from March onwards. 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 Hong Kong, 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.
About PlayFirst, Inc. PlayFirst is the leading full-service publisher of popular video games for the mass market, distributing accessible titles via more than 450 of the world's top online game destinations. PlayFirst publishes games for the rest of us titles that appeal to consumer audiences often ignored by traditional video game publishers. Founded in 2004, PlayFirst is funded by venture capital firms Mayfield Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners. For more information about PlayFirst visit www.playfirst.com.
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