Handango Expands Smartphone Gaming

Smartphone app and game seller Handango is teaming up with Digital Chocolate and I-play to bring new games to the Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.

The weird thing is that they don't seem at all interested in the device that really making in-roads to the mobile gaming market: The iPhone.

Among the list of games coming to those other devices are Digital Chocolate's 3D Brick Breaker Revolution, Mini Golf 99-Holes and Shopping Madness and I-play's Deal or No Deal, Million Dollar Mission, Jenga, Jewel Quest 2, Mercenaries 2, and Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Chest-thumping and arm-pumping follows:

HANDANGO EXPANDS SMARTPHONE CONTENT CATALOGUE PARTNERING WITH LEADING MOBILE GAME PUBLISHERS DIGITAL CHOCOLATE AND I-PLAY

Las Colinas, TX - December 22, 2008 – Smartphone users now have access to more popular games than ever as Handango Inc. (Handango), the leading retailer of smartphone apps globally, announced partnerships with top mobile game publishers Digital Chocolate and I-play. Through these deals, Handango added a vast array of top entertainment content for Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.

Digital Chocolate titles include 3D Brick Breaker Revolution, Mini Golf 99-Holes and Shopping Madness and games from I-play include Deal or No Deal, Million Dollar Mission, Jenga, Jewel Quest 2, Mercenaries 2, and Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift and more.

“With the ‘Games’ category now coming in at second place behind ‘Entertainment’ for the first time in Handango’s history, we are excited to expand our content offerings through partnerships with some of the leading mobile game publishers in the industry,” states Alex Bloom, VP of Content, Handango. “Digital Chocolate and I-play have created an incredible array of games for the exploding smartphone marketplace.”

"Digital Chocolate is well known for award-winning, high-quality games, and we are excited to be partnering with Handango to bring our content to smartphone users," states Jason Loia, COO, Digital Chocolate.

“At I-play, we pride ourselves on our portfolio of award-winning and top-selling casual games”, says Anders Evju, General Manager, Americas, I-play. “Partnering with Handango is a great way to reach a new generation of gamers. This deal not only continues our commitment to distribute our games on every screen, but also provides us with the opportunity to work with the world’s leading retailer of smartphone applications.”

Previously this year, Handango announced distribution deals with EA Mobile and Capcom as part of its ongoing effort to increase entertainment and gaming options for smartphone users.