Mobile game developer-publisher Gameloft (New York Nights, Block Breaker Deluxe
) has confirmed its intention to develop over 15 mobile titles using Apple's recently announced
iPhone software development kit.
The games will be available via iPhone's App Store, expected to launch in June 2008, and Gameloft says it has already begun developing the titles.
The company has already been working on games for Apple's iPod, and stated a hope that the availability of the iPhone SDK helps them continue growing their position in mobile gaming markets. Currently, the company's mobile distribution network extends to 80 countries, Gameloft says.
Gameloft president Michael Guillemot commented, "The iPhone gaming environment opens a new era in mobile gaming and is exactly what we’ve been waiting for. The Apple iPhone has changed the way consumers perceive and interact with their mobile phones, and the release of the SDK is a tremendous opportunity for Gameloft to apply its creative and innovative approach to mobile gaming."
"Due to our investment in creating one of the most advanced and creative development studios to date," he concluded, "we are ideally positioned today to seamlessly integrate new opportunities and quickly produce games that are as evolutionary as they are enjoyable.”