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Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards Glu Mobile’s Ancient Empires II as Cellular Game of the Year

Glu’s Epic Strategy Game Wins First Ever Mobile Accolade at 9th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards
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PRESS RELEASE: 16 February 2006

SAN MATEO, Calif. - February 16, 2006 - Glu Mobile, a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, today announced that The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has awarded Glu's acclaimed mobile strategy game 'Ancient Empires II' Best Cellular Game of the Year at the 9th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

The Interactive Achievement Awards, which were held at "The Joint" in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, are peer-based awards that recognize outstanding products, talented individuals and development teams that have contributed to the advancement of the multi-billion dollar worldwide entertainment software industry.

"It's a great honour that our ongoing dedication and effort to create a uniquely mobile gaming experience has been recognized by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences through this prestigious award," said Kristian Segerstråle, managing director of Glu, EMEA. "It is recognition of the hard work and dedication from everyone at Glu, and a vote of confidence in our continued commitment to creating original and innovative mobile entertainment."

The AIAS award comes on the heels of a number of accolades for Ancient Empires II and several other Glu titles. Marc Ecko's Getting Up, the mobile game based on the console and PC game born from a collaboration with Atari Inc. and fashion pioneer Marc Ecko, recently won Spike TV's award for Best Wireless Game of 2005. Last month, Ancient Empires II was crowned Game of the Year by UK website Mobile Game FAQs. In addition, Glu earned seven honours from's Best of 2005 Awards including Best Wireless Strategy Game for Ancient Empires II and Best Wireless Puzzle Game for Zuma, an action puzzler based on the award-winning Web and PC title from PopCap GamesTM.

Ancient Empires II is the epic sequel to the award-winning Ancient Empires.

The game 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 can choose different kinds of troops as they decide on their own battle strategies, and can even challenge up to four friends with the pass-and-play skirmish mode. For more information and to try an online demo of the game, visit

About Glu Mobile

Glu Mobile (formerly Sorrent, Inc. and Macrospace Ltd.) is a leading developer and global publisher of mobile entertainment. Glu's portfolio of games, ringtones, wallpapers and information applications include both original titles and entertainment based on major brands including Atari, Cartoon Network, FOX Sports, PopCap Games, Twentieth Century Fox and Celador International. Based in San Mateo, California with offices in London and Hong Kong, Glu is funded by top venture firms NEA, BA Venture Partners, Granite Global Ventures, Sienna Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners, and by Time Warner Investments. Consumers can find fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at

GLU MOBILE, GLU, and the 'g' character logo are trademarks of Glu Mobile.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information and game assets, please contact:

John Ozimek

Head of Communications EMEA

Glu Mobile

Tel: +44 (0)20 7368 1122

Email: [email protected]

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