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Gameloft partners with Intel to boost Android games


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French mobile game developer and publisher Gameloft has partnered with US chip giant Intel to enhance the games it offers for Android devices.

All future Gameloft titles will be optimised for Android platforms using Intel architecture as the company expands its game catalogue to “new high-performance smartphones and tablets”.

Gonzague De Vallois, senior vice president of publishing at Gameloft, said Intel’s “innovative hardware platforms help us unleash our development capabilities for even greater creativity and reach new audiences”.

“With top gaming companies like Gameloft investing in Intel Architecture, it’s clear there is no better time for developers and consumers alike to choose systems running the latest Intel processors,” added Doug Fisher, corporate vice president and general manager, Intel Software and Services Group.

Gameloft’s smartphone and tablet game sales in the first half of 2013 grew 45 per cent year-on-year, accounting for 61 per cent of group sales totalling €109.4 million (up from a 48 per cent share of €95.2 million group sales during H1 2012).

More than 800 million freemium and paid Gameloft games have now been installed on iOS and Android devices. The company said it now has capacity to launch 20 to 30 games for feature phones, smartphones and tablets each year.


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