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Gameloft is a French publisher and video game developer headquartered in Paris, France, with offices all around the world.

The company, founded by the Guillemot brothers, founders and owners of video games leader Ubisoft, primarily creates games for mobile phone handsets equipped with Java, BREW and Symbian OS, as well as the N-Gage platform. Gameloft also develops games for dedicated games consoles such as the Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Wii/Wiiware, Xbox 360, Zeebo and for other platforms including iOS, WebOS, Android, Windows Mobile, and Windows PCs.

Through agreements with major telephone wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online shop, Gameloft has a distribution network in over 80 countries.[1]


Founded in 1999, Gameloft has expanded to employ a staff of 4,000 at the end of 2007, up 59% over the end of 2006. Gameloft has posted consolidated revenues of $92m in 2006, $140m in 2007, and $147m for the year 2008.[1]


Gameloft has many game engines specifically dedicated to some platform family Java ME mobile phones, Nintendo DS, PSP, N-Gage, Cell Phones, iPod Touch, iPhone, Nintendo DSi, PS3, X360, Nintendo Wii and more.


Spike TV Video Game Awards[]

In 2007, Spike TV recognized Gameloft at their annual Spike TV Video Game Awards with four nominations:[2]

  • "Mobile Game of the Year" (Assassin's Creed)
  • "Best Mobile Action Game" (Assassin's Creed)
  • "Best Mobile Visual Design" (Assassin's Creed)
  • "Best Action Game" (Heroes: The Official Mobile Game).

Assassin's Creed was the most nominated mobile game of the year.

In 2008, Gameloft went home with top honors for the revamped classic hit The Oregon Trail, which won "Mobile Game of the Year".[3]

IGN Awards[]

Template:Quotefarm IGN (formerly known as the Imagine Games Network) is a leading entertainment news and reviews website whose Wireless [1] section focuses on the video game industry. Each year the website publishes their of "Best Of" Awards.

In 2007, Gameloft was the recipient of the following awards:

  • "Best Strategy Game" (Rise of the Lost Empires)
    • "Rise of the Lost Empires is an exceedingly deep strategy game pitting humans against orcs in a battle for nothing more than the fate of the world. But you don't necessarily need to choose sides, because Rise has two campaigns — one for each faction — giving it twice the value. Heroes for either side build up strongholds, train new troops, and march into epic battles. Rise dresses up an already involving game with excellent graphics and a great soundtrack, complete with digitized voice".[2]
  • "Best Story" (American Popstar: Road to Celebrity)
    • "Mobile games aren't exactly heralded for their storytelling prowess, but Gameloft's American Popstar deserves serious kudos for its ace writing. The game is loaded with whip-smart dialogue that doesn't feel remotely fake or forced and the scenario exposition is very clever — but not too-clever-by-half. Gameloft should definitely keep its writers happy because with winning words like these, the publisher's games will soon read better than most pop culture rags."[3]

The following year (2008) Gameloft had several more noteworthy accomplishments. IGN's "Best of 2008" Awards provided Gameloft with four winning categories:

  • "Best Platform Game" (Castle of Magic)
    • "Not every game needs to rewrite the rules of a genre. Gameloft's Castle of Magic is a platformer that takes absolutely no risks and instead delivers a pitch perfect example of the genre: fantastic run-and-jump fun in a fantastical setting. You are a little wizard that must transform into animals and fight off giant snowmen and an octopus. And it all clicks. Castle of Magic feels like a lost eight-bit game you would have played on the NES. And we love it for just that reason." [4]
  • "Best Graphics Technology" (Hero of Sparta, iPhone)
    • "It's no secret that the iPhone is a powerful gaming device, but after seeing Hero of Sparta in action, you may want to sell your PSP. Hero of Sparta is hands-down the most console-esque iPhone game yet, featuring incredibly detailed models wrapped in crisp, colorful textures. Rare is the frame rate problem that slows the 'hellzapoppin' action, even when the screen explodes with fantastic lighting effects at the height of an epic boss battle. This will be tough to top. But we'll all benefit as developers try." [5]
  • "Best Action Game" (Hero of Sparta, iPhone)
    • "Downloading Gameloft's Hero of Sparta to your iPhone is like ordering a to-go portion of God of War. This hack-and-slasher sends the heroic king Argos into a world crawling with the monsters of Greek mythology, each with a convenient soft spot that's a perfect fit for your sword. Featuring fantastic touch controls that never hamper the game's manic pacing, Hero of Sparta rises to become the premiere action game of the year and a tough act to beat for all that follow."[6]
  • "Best Racing/Driving Game" (Asphalt 4: Elite Racing, iPhone)
    • "Because the iPhone's accelerometer essentially turns the device into a portable steering wheel, the racing scene on the device has been popping. But no racer released this year competes with Gameloft's superlative Asphalt 4: Elite Racing. At top speed, Asphalt 4 is a thrill. The responsive controls shame competing racers. Loaded with licensed cars that look awesome zooming through exotic locations and Wi-Fi multiplayer, Asphalt 4 provides a console-like driving experience at an absolute steal."[7]


The Gameloft Video Podcast is a monthly video podcast released by the company. It primarily covers games for the iTunes App Store developed for the iPhone, the iPod Touch and the iPad. The show was initially hosted by Josh Goldberg, but after two episodes, Gameloft added a co-host, Naomi Beaudoin. The show focuses on previews, news and features on Gameloft games and upcoming events or contests from the company. Gameloft first began releasing videos on May 29, 2009 with the first episode of the Podcast airing on November 10, 2009. There are currently 5 episodes which can be seen on Youtube

Though it first launched in November 2009, there have already been a steady number of changes in each podcast, including the addition of a co-host from the initial format and a change of set in each episode, though episodes four and five seem to favor a greenscreen format, with changing backgrounds.

Games developed or published by Gameloft[]

Template:Example farm This is a partial list of games developed and/or published by Gameloft. (All games are available on mobile, with additional consoles listed in parentheses)


  • 1 vs 100
  • 1000 Words
  • Abracadaball (Bubble Buster)
  • Air Strike 1944
  • Alone at War (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • American Gangster
  • American Popstar: Road to Celebrity
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Asphalt: Urban GT
  • Asphalt: Urban GT 2
  • Asphalt 3: Street Rules (N-Gage, samsung corby)
  • Asphalt 4: Elite Racing (iPhone, iPod Touch, N-Gage, mobile, DSiWare)
  • Asphalt 5 (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Battle for the White House
  • Bailout Wars (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Beowulf: The Mobile Game
  • Blades of Fury (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Block Breaker Deluxe (Wii, iPod, N-Gage, mobile)
  • Block Breaker Deluxe 2
  • Brain Challenge (Wii, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod, DS, PS3, XBox, N-Gage, PSP, mobile)
  • Brain Challenge 2 (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Bridge Odyssey (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Brothers in Arms (N-Gage)
  • Brothers in Arms: Art of War
  • Brothers in Arms DS
  • Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood[4]
  • Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes (iPhone OS, Palm Pre)
  • Bubble Bash (iPod)
  • Catz
  • Castle Frenzy (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Castle of Magic (iPhone OS, iPod Touch, Palm Pre, Nintendo DSi)
  • Chess Classics (iPhone OS, iPod Touch)
  • Chess and Backgammon Classics (iPod)
  • Chessmaster
  • Chuck Norris: Bring On The Pain
  • Common Sense
  • CSI: Miami (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod, mobile)
  • CSI: The Mobile Game
  • Deal or No Deal (U.K.)
  • Derek Jeter Pro Baseball 2008
  • Derek Jeter Real Baseball (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Diamond Rush
  • Diamond Twister™
  • Die Hard 4.0
  • Dogz (N-Gage)
  • Driver (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Driver: LA Undercover
  • Dungeon Hunter (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Earthworm Jim (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Ferrari GT: Evolution (iPhone, iPod Touch, mobile)
  • Gangstar: Crime City
  • Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A
  • Gangstar: West Coast Hustle (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Ghost Mansion Party (Wii)
  • Golden Balls
  • Grey's Anatomy The Mobile Game
  • "GT: Motor Racing Academy" (iPhone, Mobile)
  • Guitar Legend
  • Guitar Rock Tour (Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiWare, iPhone, iPod Touch, mobile)
  • Guitar Rock Tour 2 (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Hero of Sparta (Nintendo DSi Ware, iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre - PlayStation 3 and PSP as minis)
  • Heroes
  • James Cameron's Avatar: The Game (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Palm Pre)
  • Kevin Pietersen Pro Cricket
  • KO Legends
  • Las Vegas Nights
  • Let's Golf! (iPhone OS, iPod touch, Palm pre - PlayStation 3 and PSP as minis)
  • Let's Golf! 2 (iPhone OS, iPod touch,]]
  • Let's Go Bowling
  • Lost
  • Lumines Mobile
  • Massive Snowboarding
  • Megacity Empire
  • Miami Nights: Single in the City (DS)
  • Midnight Bowling (Wii, iPhone, iPod Touch, mobile)
  • Midnight Bowling 2
  • Midnight Hold'em Poker
  • Midnight Play Pack (DS)
  • Midnight Pool (Wii, iPhone, iPod Touch, N-Gage)
  • Midnight Pool 2
  • Midnight Pool 3D
  • Might & Magic
  • Might & Magic II
  • Million Dollar Poker feat. Gus Hansen
  • Modern Combat: Sandstorm (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Mystery Mansion Pinball (iPod)
  • Naval Battle: Mission Commander (iPod)
  • NBA Pro Basketball 2010
  • New York Nights: Success in the City
  • New York Nights 2: Friends for Life
  • NFL 2008 (DS)
  • NFL 2009
  • NFL 2010 (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Nightmare Creatures
  • Ninja Prophecy
  • Nitro Street Racing
  • Nitro Street Racing 2
  • N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Open Season
  • Oregon Trail (Mobile, iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Oregon Trai 2: Gold Rush
  • Petz
  • Paris Hiltons Jewl Jam
  • Platinum Solitaire
  • Platinum Solitaire 2
  • Platinum Sudoku
  • Platinum Sudoku 2
  • Power thirst the game
  • Prince of Persia
  • Prince of Persia Classic
  • Prince of Persia: Harem Adventures
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
  • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
  • Pro Golf 2007 3D
  • Pro Moto Racing
  • Pro Rally Racing
  • Rayman (DSiWare, iPod Touch/iPhone, PlayStation Network, Windows Mobile)
  • Rayman 3
  • Rayman Bowling
  • Rayman Garden
  • Rayman Golf
  • Rayman Kart
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
  • Real Football 2006 (real Soccer 2006)
  • Real Football 2007
  • Real Football 2008
  • Real Football 2009 (Nintendo DS, DSiWare, iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Real Football 2010 (Nintendo DSiWare, iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Real Rugby (Invictus mini game, Xbox)
  • Reggie Bush Pro Football 2007
  • Reggie Bush Pro Football 2008
  • Rogue Planet (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Sexy Poker 2009 (Wii, Mobile)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Official Movie Game
  • Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek Forever After (iPhone, iPod Classic, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade), Palm Pre)
  • Shrek Kart (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Shrek the Third
  • Siberian Strike
  • Siberian Strike Episode II
  • Skater Nation (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Speed Devils
  • Spring Break Fever
  • Spider-Man: Toxic City
  • Soul of Darkness (DSiWare)
  • Surf's Up
  • Tank Battles (PlayStation 3)
  • Terminator Salvation (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Texas Hold'Em Poker (Wii, Mobile)
  • The O.C.
  • The Settlers (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Tokyo City Nights (Japan Only)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm (U.S.)
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X (iPhone, iPod Touch, Palm Pre)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tropical Madness
  • TV Show King (Wii, iPhone, iPod Touch, PlayStation 3)
  • TV Show King Party
  • Uno (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod, Palm Pre, Nintendo DSi, Wii, PlayStation 3)
  • Wild West Guns (Wii)
  • Wimbledon 2008 Official Game
  • Wimbledon 2009
  • Wonder Blocks (iPod)
  • XIII
  • XIII 2
  • Xtreme Dirt Bike
  • Zombie Infection


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Press Release: Fourth-quarter sales of €25.8 million in 2007
  2. Video Game Awards 2007. Spike TV. []
  3. Video Game Awards 2008. Spike TV. []
  4. Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood. Gameloft. Retrieved on 2008-03-14

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