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Glu Mobile Announces Spellista; First Game Developed for Google Glass GDK
San Francisco, Calif. - November 19, 2013 - Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced Spellista, the company's first title developed exclusively for Google Glass. Revealed today at Google's Glass Hackathon event in San Francisco, Spellista is an interactive word puzzle game that allows players to solve word scrambles in nine environments or make their own puzzle levels to share with friends on Glass. Developed as part of Google's Glass GDK beta program, Spellista also includes exclusive features created by Glu's cross-platform development team such as peer-to-peer messaging and voice tutorial functionality.
"Spellista represents a major shift in interactive digital content and we are proud to support Google as a Glass beta partner," said Niccolo de Masi, CEO of Glu Mobile. "The opportunity to develop for Glass exemplifies Glu's technology strength and commitment to creating original content for innovative platforms."
Spellista highlights the intuitive functionality of the Glass gyroscope, accelerometer, camera, and voice recognition while also providing a sharable experience. Players use head controls for virtually hands-free participation as they explore nine unique levels of native gameplay. Glu also developed Glass-to-Glass sharing, allowing players to create and send new levels to other users through the Glass camera and voice recognition.
"We value the customer's experience on the platform and Google's effort to offer consistency across applications," said Sourabh Ahuja, Glu's VP of Cross-Platform Development. "We worked closely with Google to ensure that Spellista adheres to the Glass experience and feels native to Glassware."
"Spellista turns gameplay into an instant communication platform by letting anyone make personalized, interactive content for their friends and family," said Lian Amaris, Spellista Executive Producer. "When players create unique puzzles for each other, the game becomes communal in a timely and meaningful way. If I'm on a flight or in a waiting room, playing a level made just for me by a loved one keeps us connected in that moment through gameplay."
Spellista for Google Glass is available now through www.google.com/myglass.
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