gmcsCooking Star is a fun set of mini-games where players get to tilt, touch, flick, tap and flip to cook up mouth-watering meals, master the menu, and become a Star Chef! Glu Mobile, a leading publisher of mobile games, has announced the launch of its Cooking Star application on the Apple App Store.

“Our team has created a fun, casual game for iPhone and iPod touch users where you are encouraged to play with your food,” said Jill Braff, senior vice president, global publishing, Glu Mobile.

Earlier, Glu Mobile said it’ll deliver 30 titles on BlackBerry App World. It’s a new online destination for consumers to find applications designed for BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM).

Today, many players from the entertainment and mobile markets are joining hands to offer their mobile games to consumers. Now you can have baffling brain teasers to games based on Hollywood blockbusters right under your thumb. Some of these mobile games are listed under the My Techbox Online Market Intelligence Series.

While iPhone and some Nokia devices are already being used actively by mobile gamers, of late even Android has attracted attention of game vendors. Gameloft has announced a line-up of 20 games for Android-powered devices such as the T-mobile G1. Through Android Market, an open marketplace, Gameloft is offering the games with better graphics and gameplay capabilities. The offerings range from Derek Jeter Pro Baseball 2009 to Oregon Trail and CSI:Miami.

Among the other cooking games, games publisher THQ is offering SpongeBob Cooking Game  exclusively for Nintendo DS in retail stores throughout North America. It’s also coming in Europe and Australia.

Last year, Majesco Entertainment had announced ‘Cooking Mama World Kitchen’ video game for Wii. Players can complete 51 new recipes including French fries, parfait, Ratatouille and pancakes.  

Now, Glu Mobile says Cooking Star is an original title and built specifically to take advantage of the features of iPhone and iPod touch, such as the accelerometer and multi-touch user interface.

The game is available worldwide for $2.99 from Apple’s App Store or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/.

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About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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