watchmen1Your mobile has decided to double as your phone and a digital playground. This is evident from the slew of mobile games that are coming for game aficionados. Now you can have baffling brain teasers to games based on Hollywood blockbusters right under your thumb. Here are some of these mobile games for you compiled by the My Techbox Online Market Intelligence Series.

brainLet’s start with this game for students for anytime, anywhere learning. Modality, a mobile learning solutions company for iPhone and iPod touch, is offering its Brain Quest Blast Off game from the Apple App Store. The new app is developed in partnership with trade books publisher Workman Publishing Company.

Though games are now coming on affordable feature phones also, but smartphones mainly led by iPhone and iPod touch are mostly being used by gamers.

Here’s another game for these smart devices. You know, Who Has The Biggest Brain? It’s a social game that enables friends to play together through Facebook Connect. Playfish, a social games company, has announced it for iPhone and iPod touch. The game enables players to compete with their real-life friends by allowing them to compare their brain size through a series of engaging mini games. Gameplay is optimized specifically for Apple’s Multi-Touch user interface.

The popularity of mobile games is going up manifold with the increasing interest of big movie makers in this market. For example, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has announced the availability of Last Legion Games’ ‘Watchmen: Justice is Coming’ online multiplayer game for the iPhone and iPod touch. The game is based on the film Watchmen, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures.

shooterSimilarly, Paramount Digital Entertainment is moving aggressively in the movie-mobile convergence market by bringing a slew of games on iPhone family of devices. Now, Shooter! The Official Movie Game produced in collaboration with Artificial Life is launched for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Glu Mobile, a leading mobile games publisher, will launch a mobile game based on the summer blockbuster movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The movie is scheduled to be released on June 26, from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro.

dotAnother one: Paramount Digital Entertainment and Freeverse are offering Days of Thunder, a stock car racing game for the iPhone and iPod touch from the Apple’s App Store. Paramount says it’s an action-packed excitement of full contact stock car racing while battling the field and racing your way to the finish line.

Gameloft, a developer and publisher of video games on mobile phones and consoles, has signed a licensing agreement with Fox Mobile Entertainment to develop, publish, and distribute the mobile game of the upcoming Fox action adventure-comedy Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

The relatively new Android market is also ready to embrace mobile games. Here again, 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. 

Leading mobile maker, Nokia is also showing great interest in the mobile games market. Of late, Nokia and Fishlabs Entertainment, a leading developer and publisher of 3D mobile games, have signed an agreement to bring different games to N-Gage, which is a connected mobile games service offered by Nokia.

Although most serious gamers prefer to play video games on gaming consoles, the mobile gaming market is also gradually picking up steam particularly with the introduction of high-end mobile devices. Are you ready to be a part of this big action on the small screen?


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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  1. Gagan says:

    Blackberry mobiles are the best smartphones and has got a very good respose in India market. The latest blackberry mobile 8700 is now availabe at Rs2200 on purchase of lenovo laptop. Offer is only available at cafegadgets

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