June 30, 2008
Supermarket Mania becomes best-seller on Russian market
Supermarket Mania – G5’s debut PC casual game – is now available to Russian players, through Russian portal of Alawar Entertainment www.alawar.ru and its partner network of web-sites in Russia, which covers most of Russian PC casual games market. According to Alawar, Supermarket Mania quickly gained momentum and became top-seller across their Russian distribution network, selling over 5000 copies in two weeks after release, with above-average conversion ratio of 3.5%. Supermarket Mania is sold in Russia at the price of 100 rubles (approx 25 SEK), with G5 getting substantial part of it in royalties.
Vlad Suglobov, CEO, comments: “Russian PC casual games market is growing dynamically, and with no doubt will generate substantial part of revenue for Supermarket Mania. The performance of the game will positively reflect on company’s results in the short term.”
June 23, 2008
The sequel to the best-selling casual game – Stand O’Food 2 – to be released on July 4th
Stand O’Food 2 – the sequel to the best-selling casual game by Shape Games Inc., is going to become available to the players on July 4th 2008. At first, the game will be available through the portal of Alawar Entertainment, and in a few weeks the game will be available on many other portals, including the largest ones. The original Stand O’Food game became a best-selling PC casual game in 2007, spending 2 weeks at #1 on RealArcade portal, a total of 42 days in RealArcade's Top 10 Games Chart, 37 days in Top10 chart of Big Fish Games portal, and achieving Top 10 positions on many other portals.
“Stand O’Food 2 is outrunning the original game in every aspect while retaining the core values of the fast-food themed fast paced puzzling action with great visuals. In Stand O’Food 2, we have added new types of food and cooking devices, and we also introduced some totally new features like extraterrestrial levels and new upgrade categories.” – says Vadim Kumerov, CEO of Shape Games Inc.
Shape Games Inc is US-headquartered developer of original PC casual games with the development office located in Moscow region. The company is being acquired by G5 Entertainment according to the binding agreement signed on 29th May 2008, with the acquisition expected to be completed before 15th July 2008.
June 9, 2008
G5 signs cross-platform deal with Konami Digital Entertainment
G5 has signed a contract with Konami Digital Entertainment to develop a game based on G5’s original concept for two platforms: mobile and online (PC casual). Both games are to be completed and released in 2008. More information about the games will be available at a later stage.
The game was assigned codename Project Jasmine inside G5. It will be using G5’s cross-platform Talisman™ technology which now supports a wide range of platforms including BREW, J2ME, Symbian, Windows Mobile, PC.
Vlad Suglobov, CEO, comments: “Project Jasmine demonstrates synergetic effect from G5’s move into PC casual games. Our Talisman technology supports both mobile and PC platforms, and our experience in both mobile and PC casual games makes us one-stop shop for the publishers looking at releasing their games on a number of digital distribution platforms simultaneously.”
June 2, 2008
Saints Row 2 Mobile has been developed by G5 for THQ Wireless
Saints Row 2 mobile game developed by G5 Entertainment for THQ Wireless has been announced and is going to be available to players later this year. Codenamed Project Sienna while in development at G5 before the announcement, Saints Row 2 is powered by G5’s proprietary Talisman™ technology, and is a mobile version of the highly anticipated sequel of the blockbuster videogame.
“Saints Row 2 is one of the most complex modern mobile games. Thanks to the capabilities of our Talisman engine, the game offers huge and alive game world, multitude of quests, a lot of non-stop action, and easy-to-pick controls.” – says Mike Zakharov, Senior Producer at G5.