Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, has been awarded Best Casual Mobile Game at the 5th Annual Spike TV 2007 Video Game Awards for its classic brain teaser The Incredible Machine for mobile. The Incredible Machine was also nominated for Mobile Game of the Year.
We are extremely honored to once again be recognized for the high-quality and creativity of our titles and take home such a highly regarded mobile award from Spike TV, said Paul Maglione, president of Vivendi Games Mobile. Beyond winning, we are thrilled that such an established organization is recognizing the importance and popularity of mobile games.
The Incredible Machine for mobile, which was launched in Europe in May and in the USA in August, has received rave reviews and accolades from fans and press. IGN.com bestowed the game with an Impressive rating and interactive viral videos of the game continue to receive thousands of views per day from fans. The popular video, featuring Farah McDaring, a new superheroine, demonstrates how The Incredible Machine mobile game helps Farah solve real-life obstacles. To view the interactive video, visit the official site.
Maria Pacheco, vice president of Marketing for Vivendi Games Mobile, accepted the Spike TV 2007 Video Game Award and gave a brief acceptance speech. We are thrilled that this classic puzzle game has made such a huge come-back and winning this award reinforces Vivendi Games Mobile’s objective of developing state-of-the-art games and designing innovative marketing campaigns that take mobile gaming to the next level.
Based on Sierra Entertainment’s hit PC game franchise from the 1990s, The Incredible Machine for mobile is a favorite of puzzle game enthusiasts everywhere. The objective of the game is to solve up to 80 distinct real world object puzzles requiring the construction of a Rube Goldberg contraption, using more than 60 different objects such as ropes, pulleys, balloons and other props arranged in the proper sequence to achieve the mandated task. Consisting of 60 brain-teasing levels and 20 bonus levels to unlock, The Incredible Machine features real-time physics and rich, colorful animation bringing to life the game’s truly Incredible Machines.
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