Digital Chocolate Celebrates 4 Million Downloads On Nokia’s Ovi Store

Digital Chocolate and Nokia join forces to drive Ovi Store’s growth by launching a European wide campaign

San Mateo, CA,-April 07, 2010 – Digital Chocolate, a quality leader in original and high quality games on all platforms, today announced that its games have been downloaded over four million times on Nokia’s Ovi Store. In celebration of this event, Nokia and Digital Chocolate have planned a European wide campaign in which Ovi Store users in selected countries* can download five Digital Chocolate premium games for free during April and May 2010. The five games include Tower Bloxx™: New York, Rollercoaster Rush™ Revolution 99 Tracks, Crazy Penguin Party™, Nightclub Fever, and Dictator Defense™. All the games are optimized for a range of Nokia handsets, including popular touch devices like the Nokia N97mini and Nokia X6.


Digital Chocolate will support the campaign with a web initiative by creating a new Ovi customized online teaser of three of the campaign games. These web versions are available to play for free across numerous casual gaming sites on the web, and will feature Ovi Store links to direct the qualified game player audience to the Ovi Store offering a variety of mobile games. The viral web campaign will also reach across Digital Chocolate’s other web games, and Facebook version of Tower Bloxx, which has been played by millions of Facebook users.


“We are excited about the continuous growth of the Ovi Store, and the opportunities it creates for global mass-market content distribution”, said Trip Hawkins, CEO of Digital Chocolate. “Digital Chocolate will also be working to provide more value to consumers, and introducing innovative new ways to monetize on Nokia’s Ovi Store.”


“Digital Chocolate makes highly addictive games that play very well across a wide range of Nokia devices, allowing Digital Chocolate to reach millions of users thanks to the worldwide reach of Ovi Store, currently having registered users from over 180 countries,” said Marco Argenti, VP and Global Head of Media, Nokia. “Gaming is one of the strongest content categories in most of our markets, and as Ovi Store’s selection continues to grow and we add more Digital Chocolate franchises, we’ll further democratize games and mobile applications for Nokia users around the world.”


Digital Chocolate also announced that the company will soon bring Jurassic 3D Rollercoaster Rush™, a top-selling franchise, to the acclaimed Maemo based Nokia N900. Digital Chocolate has added special OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics to optimize Jurassic 3D Rollercoaster Rush for the Nokia N900’s large WVGA touch screen making it the one of the best looking games available on any mobile platform. The game leverages the Nokia N900’s accelerometer feature allowing players to easily accelerate and brake by tilting the device to make the carts go faster and slower. The game also features a two-player multiplayer mode over Bluetooth. Jurassic 3D Rollercoaster Rush will become available for download in the Ovi Store in April.


For more information about Digital Chocolate’s games, go to www.digitalchocolate.com.


*Select countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom


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About Digital Chocolate

Digital Chocolate is a leading publisher of original, high-quality Omni games – games that reach mass market consumers across all platforms and are driven by social value, convenience and instant gratification.  Consumers can “Seize the Minute!” with a catalog of more than 80 award-winning Digital Chocolate games available for Apple iPhone, smartphones, the web, Facebook, Xbox LIVE and thousands of different mobile phones in more than 80 countries.  Recently, Digital Chocolate has launched chart topping Facebook games including MMA Pro Fighter, NanoTowns, Safari Kingdom, NanoStar Castles, NanoStar Siege and Tower Bloxx.  The company has major offices in San Mateo, Helsinki, Bangalore and Barcelona and was founded in 2003 by Trip Hawkins, who was also the founder and CEO of Electronic Arts.  Digital Chocolate partners with major mobile and media companies including Verizon, AT&T, Vodafone, Fox, Paramount, HBO, Google, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony/Ericsson.  Leading competitors include Electronic Arts, Gameloft, I-Play and Glu Mobile. For more information, please visit www.digitalchocolate.com/iphone.

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