CMP Technology's Game Group, organizer of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference (GDC) and creator of the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, has launched GamesOnDeck.com
, a website aiming to be the mobile game industry's leading
source of news, features and job listings.
An expansion of the already successful mobile industry coverage on Gamasutra, GamesOnDeck.com, edited by Mathew Kumar, publishes daily news and twice-weekly features on the cutting edge of the mobile game industry, giving due attention to the fast-growing sector.
The first features to appear on GamesOnDeck give unprecedented insight into Nokia's new plans for its N-Gage mobile gaming platform, including an interview with Nokia's Gregg Sauter
about the company's plans for the device, as well as an editorial from the company's Mark Ollila
suggesting: "Forget the console wars. The real innovation lies with mobile."
The site complements the CMP family of products which also includes the celebrated annual conference for mobile game developers, GDC Mobile, the 2007 edition of which opens today at San Francisco's Moscone Center. GDC Mobile 2007 will feature more than 50 sessions, keynotes by Digital Chocolate's Trip Hawkins and PeopleJam's Robert Tercek and the Mobile Game Innovation Hunt, a competition which gives developers and publishers the opportunity to pitch their most innovative game to a panel of expert judges and the audience for a chance to win unique prizes.
"The CMP Game Group is always looking to support the videogame industry with editorial publications and websites of the highest quality," said Simon Carless, editorial director, CMP Game Group. "With the evolution of our GDC Mobile conference proving the rapid speed at which the mobile game industry is maturing, a site dedicated to the segment like GamesOnDeck.com felt like a logical and necessary addition to our product suite."