Posted on 7-Apr-2006 08:52 by H Willan| Filed under: News
The third annual Mobile Entertainment Awards presented by CNET Networks Games & Entertainment were held at CTIA Wireless 2006, Las Vegas. The Mobile Entertainment Awards, better known as the Mobies, recognize excellence in mobile entertainment innovation, design, and technical achievement.
Ancient Empires II, by Glu Mobile, has won the Mobie for Best Strategy Game for 2005. Ancient Empires II challenges players to battle alongside King Galamar and control fire-breathing dragons, lethal archers and fearsome wolves as they fight to defend their kingdom. Players choose from a variety of troops, decide on their own battle strategies and can challenge friends with up to 4-player battles in skirmish mode.
A panel of CNET Networks editorial experts chose the 2005 Mobie finalists based on gameplay, aesthetic value, and replay-ability. By providing compelling third-screen entertainment offerings from games, music, and video to access to live events and exclusive content, each winning company is driving consumer demand for mobile entertainment.
The Mobie award comes on the heels of a number of accolades for Ancient Empires II. In February, The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) awarded the game Best Cellular Game of the Year; in January, it was crowned Game of the Year by UK website Mobile Game FAQs; in December it was selected as Best Wireless Strategy Award of 2005 by IGN.com.