Gameloft Joins GetJar Gold with Asphalt 6: Adrenaline

Gameloft Joins GetJar Gold with Asphalt 6: Adrenaline

Jan 25, 2012

GetJar has struck a deal with Gameloft to start offering games from Gameloft on their Gold service, starting with Asphalt 6: Adrenaline. GetJar Gold has been soldiering on for the past few months offering games for free, and this is possibly their biggest ‘get’ yet. They’ve also been partnering with big-name publishers and developers for their Gold program, including venerable names like Sega, offering ChuChu Rocket for free. However, Gameloft has been a titan of mobile publishing since the days we all carried around J2ME handsets like the original Motorola Razr, and they’ve been chugging along even on the modern handsets with games that take much inspiration from console games.

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is the latest in their racing series (and was also recently in the news as being playable with voice chat over 4G LTE on Verizon), and it will be the first title offered on GetJar Gold. According to GetJar CEO Ilja Laurs, “It’s great to have Gameloft in the fold and making their games available for free through Getjar. We now have 95% of the world’s top developers and publishers on GetJar, and the momentum we need to continue to explore new ways to reward both Android users and the developers building great new apps for them.” By installing the GetJar Gold app, users can install Asphalt 6: Adrenaline for free starting now.

Gameloft Brings Online Multiplayer with Voice Chat to Verizon 4G LTE

Gameloft Brings Online Multiplayer with Voice Chat to Verizon 4G LTE

Jan 24, 2012

Fans of Gameloft’s online multiplayer games may soon be getting a chance to talk some smack to their distant opponents thanks to 4G LTE. Gameloft and Verizon will be offering voice chat in Asphalt 6: Adrenaline. According to Baudoin Corman, Gameloft’s Vice President of Publishing, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Verizon to illustrate the potential of in-game voice chat and multiplayer over the 4G LTE network. Gameloft seeks to provide gamers with a complete mobile gaming experience and feels that these features are at the forefront of the platform’s future.”

4G LTE’s benefits for gaming are well-known: OnLive in particular has touted 4G LTE’s low latency connections as what allows them to offer the service to mobile users not on wifi; the improved bandwidth and latency conditions should be ahelp with making these games work more smoothly. Voice chat is something that has existed on iOS through Game Center but not frequently used (one iOS developer I’ve spoken to says that it’s actually something implementable with a few lines of code, which makes it odd that it isn’t implemented as an option) so having it on Android should be a boon to mobile competitive gamers. Just remember that “kill him! kill him!” and shouting expletives in a crowded space is a way for people to get really scared, really quickly.

Source: Droid-Life