Firemint partners with Namco for Flight Control Mobile
We’re very happy to announce that we are partnering with our good friends at Namco to bring Flight Control to mobile phones across Java, Windows Mobile, Brew and Android, scheduled for release in July 2010. Here is Namco’s press release:
Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of mobile, iPhone and PC games for mass-market casual gamers, today announced a partnership with Firemint, a leading iPhone games studio, to bring Flight Control to mobile. Currently only available on iPhone/iPod touch devices, and launching February 19 on Nintendo DSiWare, the infamous hit is slated to make a smooth landing on Java, Windows Mobile, Brew and Android platforms in July 2010.
In Flight Control, players must guide planes, jets and helicopters safely to their landing zones. While it starts off relatively simple, as time passes more aircraft start to fill the friendly skies. It is up to the controller to alter the aircraft’s flight path as needed to avoid mid-air collisions. The addictive game continues as long as the player brings every flight home safe and sound.
“We are honored to work with a company that is considered to be an innovator in our space,” stated Scott Rubin, vice president of sales and marketing at Namco Networks. “Collaborating with Firemint to provide casual game lovers with a mobile version of the top selling brand is a proud moment. The Flight Control experience transfers perfectly to the targeted mobile platforms because of the intuitive controls and pure simplicity.”
Firemint’s CEO, Robert Murray, commented, “Having sold over two million copies on the iPhone in under a year, Flight Control has achieved amazing success. Our partnership with Namco began over three years ago with our development of Rolling with Katamari and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with them again. It will be a great feat to see our game reach an even broader demographic with the mobile edition.”
Flight Control is scheduled to release in July. To learn more about Namco and its games, please visit www.namcogames.com or NAMCO GAMES on Facebook. For more information about Firemint, please visit www.firemint.com.