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No getting board of these games – Pocket Gamer Awards part 2

21 Nov

It’s part 2 of our Pocket Gamer Awards showcase this week, and this time we’re looking at another winner, 365 Board Games!

A single game pack with bags of value that offered up to 7 games, user customisable rules and 3 levels of difficulty, the game was a massive hit for board game lovers everywhere. As Pocket Gamer put it,

“the sheer range of content on offer will keep mobile boardgamers grinning.”

And it certainly had them grinning enough to give the game a bronze award. However, they did point out there was some room for improvement so we hit the drawing board and came back with the much improved 365 Board Games 2 in beautiful high definition!

This sequel will not only feature up to 10 classic board games including Snakes and Ladders, Ship Wars (Battleships), Four in a Row, Chess, Backgammon, Ludo, Checkers, Reversi, Nine Men’s Morris, and Tic Tac Toe, but we’ve also created a multiplayer option so you can play with up to 3 friends on the same phone!

Each game has fully customisable rules, and with improved HD graphics, it’s the perfect Christmas board game collection to play during the holiday season. In fact, we know that 365 Board Games 2 is so cool that you’ll want to tell everyone about it, so now you can brag about your wins on Facebook!

The game will be available from December via your mobile operator game portal or on the Android market place, so make sure you check it out and never be caught without an entertaining board game this festive season!

If you need any more convincing, here’s a sneak peek at some of the games on offer:

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If you missed last week’s showcase, check it out here.

Prizes and awards galore – Pocket Gamer Awards part 1

11 Nov

It’s been an exciting few weeks here at Connect2Media!

We gave away some prizes for our Top Trumps competition, with the main prize, an iPad 2, going to lucky James from High Wycombe. We also received some games awards from Pocket Gamer! So, we’ve decided to do an early yearly recap and highlight some of the games what were given awards, as well as some upcoming sequels that are coming out soon.

Let’s kick off with a spot light on Farm Frenzy 2, which was awarded a Silver Pocket Gamer Award for Android and a Bronze one for Mobile.

This is the sequel to the smash hit Farm Frenzy and tests your management skills in running a farm. But it’s so much than just a farming sim! Farm Frenzy 2 is addictive, thrilling and with 90 story-based levels gives you hours of arcade fun! You start off small, with some chickens and other bits, but as you progress through the different levels, you can grow grass, buy chickens and feed them, collect eggs and take your produce to market. Once you’ve made a sale, you can spend your earnings to expand your farm, or buy tasty treats for yourself. As Pocket Gamer put it:

“Because everything needs to be managed at once, on a time limit, and without missing a beat, Farm Frenzy 2 turns from what looks like another Farmville-style cartoon farming game into complete and utter pandemonium.”

The game is available on Android and on Java, so check it out on Android Market or go to games menu on your handset and search for ‘Farm Frenzy 2’ to join in the fun.

Also, don’t forget to check back next week for part 2 of our Pocket Gamer Awards recap.

Da-da, da-da, dadadadada …. It’s JAWS!

25 Jul

Did you know…

  • JAWS broke box office records on its release in 1975, grossing more than $470 million worldwide!
  • The film received universal acclaim and even holds a rare 100% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Tiny actors were used in a miniature shark cage to give the illusion of massive sharks
  • Spielberg got scared that his crew were going to chuck him in the water at the end of the final scene, so simply didn’t turn up! It has since become a tradition for Spielberg to be absent when the final scene of a film he directs is being filmed

 

 

 

 

Jaws on mobile

Stay out of the water this summer, as Connect2media is bringing the terrifying blockbuster JAWS to a smartphone, feature phone or tablet near you! Roger Davies, Chief Commercial Officer, Connect2Media said about the partnership with Universal:

“JAWS is one of the greatest film franchises ever, not only smashing box office records but making significant waves in the film industry. It is much more than a movie; it is a truly iconic part of popular culture. We expect this game to take a huge bite out of the market when it’s launched.”

 

 

 

 

Get JAWS on your phone’s game store, or buy from the Android market:

Win NBA merchandise!

5 Jul

Our newest competition goes out to all of our US fans!

To celebrate the launch of Top Trumps NBA on iPhone we want to give away some NBA merchandise of your choice (see the range here).

To enter simply come and see us on Facebook and tell us the name of one of your NBA loving mates who you think deserves to win a $25 NBA voucher.

The best thing is- if they win $25 to spend in the NBA store, so do you! So between you that’s $50 of merchandise from the team of your choice. Aren’t we nice to you!

Competition ends Thursday 7th July, at 12pm GMT (and is only open to US residents). Further competition terms and conditions can be found here.  Good luck!!

Spotlight on… Call of Atlantis

10 Jun

Atlantis is the legendary lost civilisation first mentioned by the famous philosopher Plato as far back at 360BC. Nobody knows the supposed location for sure, with theories ranging from Antarctica toIreland, and Sweden to the Bermuda Triangle! Even today, historians can’t decide whether it was ever real at all, or simply myth.

One thing that we do know for definite about Atlantis however, is that it makes a pretty addictive mobile video game!

Call of Atlantis is a casual puzzle game with a combination of match-three, hidden object and adventure, with of course that fascinating twist of Ancient history.

Originally on PC, the title has clocked up a staggering 10,000,000 downloads, and more than 35,000,000 people play the browser version. To put this into perspective, if you laid that many mobile phones end to end, you’d get halfway round the world!

Now on Mobile!

When the game was brought to iPhone it proved just as popular, hitting the app charts in numerous countries. And this month, the blockbuster title comes to JAVA, BREW and Android, so that you too can play the game on the move!

“An exceptionally polished and professional match-3 port” AppSafari.com

Igor Bukhman, Co-Founder and President of Playrix, who developed the game, said:

“We are very excited to see Call of Atlantis launch on different platforms including Android. From new exciting mini-games designed for touch screen to advanced quality standards as far as game graphics are concerned, Call of Atlantis promises to be a rewarding gaming experience for anyone who decides to give it a try.”

So remember to look out for the game on your phone, and tell us over on Facebook what you think of it!

Spotlight on… Top Trumps

25 May

If you haven’t been ‘trumping’ your opponents since about the age of six, then where have you been? Top Trumps have now racked up a dizzying 50 million packs sold, throughout Europe,USA,Australia and Japan. For those of you that somehow don’t know, in Top Trumps you basically have to choose the best stat from a card, and cross your fingers that have beaten your rival. If you win, you get their card, and you keep going till you’ve won the entire deck.

However, there are three things you might not know about the famous game:

  1. The original Top Trumps were launched in 1977, and covered thrilling topics such as ‘military hardware’ and ‘modes of transport’!
  2. Many of the packs have become sought after collectors’ items, but the rarest is the ‘wedding pack’ distributed by the director of Winning Moves (the maker of the Top Trumps games) to guests at his wedding.
  3. You can get Top Trumps on your mobile! Yes, that’s right, here at Connect2Media we have teamed up with Winning Moves to bring you a series of the classic games, starting with 007 and NBA.

Shaken not Stirred

007 The Best of Bond, the first game to be released in the mobile series, celebrates the longest running film franchise in cinema history. It covers every official Bond movie ever made and includes iconic characters from Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, to Miss Moneypenny and Goldfinger.

Mark Hauser, Commercial & Licensing Manager for Winning Moves, said:

 “Bond is one of our most popular properties and works perfectly as a Top Trumps game. The mobile version is bound to appeal across the board as the Bond franchise is as strong today as it was in 1962 when the first movie hit the big screen”. 

Ballin’

Our newest release is Top Trumps NBA, and features 30 giants from the greatest league in the world, with up-to-date official stats. Great for tuning up your basketball knowledge – for example did you know that Andrea Bargnani from the Toronto Raptors is a massive 7 foot tall? You certainly wouldn’t lose him in a crowd!


Listen to Will Luton and Daniel Twomey from Mobile Pie talking about the development of the game in their ‘developer’s diary’ below:

Poker Competition

13 May


To celebrate one of our latest mobile games, Hellmuth’s High Stakes Hold’em, we have decided to give away a prize to the three most creative UK based Poker fans.

If you think this is you, and you want to be in with the chance to win a ‘Poker Brat’ t-shirt, then simply get your creative brain juices flowing and think of a caption for the Poker playing Pug.

Enter on our Facebook page, either on the wall, or through our Poker Competition’ tab. We’ll announce the lucky winners on Monday 23rd May. Good luck!

Love Poker?

Join the legendary Phil Hellmuth in High-Stakes Hold’em!

The Hall of Famer is best known for holding a record 11 World Series of Poker bracelets, for winning the Main Event of the 1989 World Series of Poker and for his temperamental, “poker brat” personality.

And now you can play along with, and learn from, the great man himself. In addition to the exciting multiplayer online live play, Phil works with you offline by coaching hand-by-hand in one game, staking you in an around-the-world tournament in another game and playing head-to-head against you in a third game.

This is the chance to play hands with the greatest poker player to ever grace the game.

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