No sooner was the T-Mobile G1 handset announced than Gameloft jumped onboard to announce that the developer and publisher of mobile video games for mobile would be doing just that for the new handset. And while the G1, which is the first phone to use Google Android technology, will arrive in the U.S. later this fall, the first games from the ‘Loft won’t appear until early 2009.
Bubble Bash will arrive early next year, and will take advantage of the Android open mobile platform, which will incorporate extensive multimedia features with optimized graphics and touch screen. Gameloft is taking advantage of this technology and will roll out several titles with the launch of Android’s paid application in the New Year.
“The momentum and excitement for the Android has been building for some time,” said Michel Guillemot, president and CEO, Gameloft. “We plan to fully support this platform since it provides another great outlet for an enhanced gaming experience for consumers.”
As mentioned previously we’ll likely be seeing a lot of company’s jumping to develop for Android. The word already is that the technology is easy to develop for, and thus offers yet another solid mobile platform. With T-Mobile’s 3G network coming, Android could also be what it takes to really make the mobile handsets a viable multiplayer game arena as well.