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In tune with the social nature of today’s gaming industry, Nokia’s Ovi Store is making available a slew of free mobile Flash games enhanced for competitive play in a unique collaboration with Singapore-based, multiple-award winning design studio, Breakdesign.

In conjunction with the availability of the new Flash games, a series of monthly competitions will be held for four months beginning 7th of May across the South East Asia Pacific region, including Malaysia.

“As early as the 1990s, Nokia has connected people through mobile gaming with the Snake game that became a classic over time.  Providing a rich mobile gaming experience is integral alongside the most essential, communicative and organizational features of any Nokia handsets,” said Nelson Wee, Regional Services Marketing Manager, Nokia, SEAP.

Dawn of the Fly Ninjani That Roach Game

The new games lined up for the competition are That Roach Game, Ninjani, Dawn of the Fly, Dawn of the Fly 2, Monsterilla, 10 PM and Horseface.
These titles will make their way to Ovi Store progressively throughout the competition period and are exclusively available on Ovi Store only, until the competition ends in August.

That Roach Game SA, a well known flash game already today, is available on Ovi Store and is also included in the competition.

The game competition is hosted on Breakdesign’s game platform, Barking Seed at www.barkingseed.com.

Participants stand a chance to win one of the 25 prizes monthly, including the Nokia X6, the Nokia BH-216 and exclusive Barking Seed merchandise as well as other attractive prizes.

To participate in the competition:

Simply download any of the listed flash game titles from Ovi Store (http://bit.ly/dgGQPM) and start submitting scores!
More details can be found at www.barkingseed.com. Gamers can also post messages on the individual “game walls” as well as send fan mail to their favourite Breakdesign game designer from within the game.

The mobile Flash games will be supported by 29 Nokia devices, including an array of full QWERTY, touch and keypad devices.

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Notes:
Anyone with a valid street address in these countries are eligible for the contest:  Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka or Bhutan.

7 Flash Game Titles exclusive to Nokia Ovi Store until August 2010

1. That Roach Game (Keypad)( http://store.ovi.com/content/30026)
2.
Ninjani (Touch & Keypad) (http://store.ovi.com/content/29809)
3.
Dawn of the Fly (Keypad) (http://store.ovi.com/content/30027)
4.
Dawn of the Fly 2 (Touch)(coming soon)
5.
Monsterilla  (Touch) (coming soon)
6.
10 PM (Touch) (coming soon)
7.
Horseface (Touch) (coming soon)

These flash games are made available globally while the competition is only open to consumers in the South East Asia Pacific region.

Nokia devices supported include the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, Nokia 5230, the Nokia N97, the Nokia X6, the Nokia N97 Mini and the Nokia E52.
The full list of supported Nokia phone models are available at www.barkingseed.com.

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Categories: Gaming, Videos

So the most talked about game recently has just been made available on the Ovi Store and most of us were actually quite excited about this game. Here’s a brief intro on the game and some of my opinions.

It’s basically a top down style racing game with a twist. It lets you to race on a track selected by you, either using the predefined ones or your own location by utilsing the GPS to find out where you are and the roads around you.

Once you are in, you will have to select online mode or offline. Pick the first one if you want to use your current location as a racing track.

In offline mode, you can select a country of your choice, select the starting point from the “animated” map and then start off the race.

When I first saw this I was not amazed, as I was expecting to see the real Nokia Ovi maps (thinking that it should be integrated with each other) but all we get is just a simply block and path kinda maps with dots.

The gameplay is very simple. No acceleration. No braking. All you can do is just steer left or right by tapping the icons on both sides of the screen. I like how the little car drifts though haha but expect a lot of oversteer and slides…. and do you notice how pixelated the graphic is? I dont understand why is the game so “basic” but anyways its a free game so we cannot complain much.

Check out the video I recorded below.

Wanna get Ovi Racing on your phone? Click here now to get it free from the Ovi Store!

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Categories: Gaming, OVI

One of the most innovative game from Ovi is about to emerge…

It’s a game based on GPS location, maps and your driving skills.

Behold! OVI MAPS RACING!

Basically when you launch the game, it will detect your location via GPS and then present you the map of the area you are in and then you can start racing in your neighbourhood.

Here are more screenshots of the game.

The game will soon be available for download, so for now, enjoy the game trailer first.

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Categories: Gaming

Mobile Stream has recently came out with a top view racing game for Symbian 5th edition devices like Nokia N97, 5800, 5530 etc.

In the game, you will drive miniature cars along 8 tracks in various surroundings:

* a futuristic expo with extraordinary scientific gadgets,
* a snow town with christmas trees,
* a village on a tropical island near a volcano,
* a knight’s castle,
* a factory zone,
* riverside with mills and gardens,
* a desert with camels,
* a bright summer town with parks, beaches and playfields

You will get various power-ups and weapons to help you outrun your computer opponents. Watch out for spikes, spilled oil and contact mines. Master machine guns and missiles, use thunderbolt to strike your opponents.

7 micro machines with individual tech specs are at your disposal.

Download the demo/free version here

Download the full version of the game from OVIstore here


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Categories: Gaming

Heloooo alll FarmVille fans out there!

You wanna be a farmer while you are out and about on your Symbian Touch devices?

Then you have to check out Farm Frenzy!

Farm Frenzy has 48 action-packed levels: starting from simple egg collecting tasks to producing cheese, woollen cloth and cakes all at the same time.You can also upgrade various parts of your farm, from the vehicle to warehouse, even the buildings that produce the goods.

Head on to the OVI Store to get yourself a copy of the game now!. It comes in 2 versions: FULL and LITE (which is free).

Here are 2 screenshots I got captured from the game. Great graphics, chilling soundtrack and it loads very quickly too. Do check it out on OVI Store via the links mentioned above.

Below is a video of the gameplay (to those interested)

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage, News, OVI

This is gonna be one very sad news from Nokia. According to them in the latest N-gage blog post, Nokia will be shutting down the N-gage gaming service under the OVI umbrella by 2010 and they will ‘no longer publish new games for the N-Gage platform’. That doesn’t mean the end of the gaming segment for Nokia because according to the same blogpost, the games will be provided via its Ovi Store service instead.

Some important notes on this:

  • Nokia will no longer publish new games via the N-Gage service. Instead games will be made available via the Ovi Store.
  • N-Gage games can be purchased until September 2010. Other parts of the N-Gage service, including N-Gage Arena, will be availale throughout 2010.
  • The N-Gage application will continue to ship on some older devices. However new devices will not ship with the N-Gage application.
  • All current N-Gage will continue to work. The online (Arena) elements will continue to work throughout 2010. However, subsequently, the online elements of N-Gage games will no longer work.
  • Nokia’s future gaming strategy will be based on Ovi Store distribution.

Looking back at some games I really loved playing on the N-gage…


Dance Fabulous


Age of Empires 3


Metal Gear Solid

… and many more.

Thanks Nokia for bringing us a revolutionary gaming service since 2003 and hope the OVI Store will create a new wave in the industry.

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Categories: Apps, Gaming

Remember the game Mastermind?

They one that you have to break the colour codes set by a codemaker by using colour balls/pins?

Here’s a photo of the classic board game.


(Photo taken from Wikipedia.com)

Well, from the makers of MyPhone, here comes their version of the old classic game called Memo Deduction!

There three level for you to choose, Easy, Normal and Difficult. In Easy mode, there’re four colors and four memos in all. You have 12 chances to guess the right combination. In Normal mode, there’re five colors and five memos in all, and 10 chances. It’s easy for you, right? But in Difficult mode, it’s really hard. You have only 8 chances to figure out 5 memos with 6 colors.

The red pin means there is a memo with the right color and position. The black pin means there is a memo with the right color but wrong position.

I personally think that the ‘notes’ can be made bigger so its more finger friendly. I would also prefer if a menu of all colours pops up everyone i tap on a note so I don’t need to tap it repeatedly to get the colour I want.

OK! Have you got ready to challenge your mind? Memo Deduction is now available to Nokia Phones. It will be available on the OVI Store soon but if you can’t wait, grab a copy for yourself now at the MMMOOO shop for only $1.99 now.

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage

Recently I’ve been playing a lot of Dance Fabulous on the N96. It’s such a fun dancing game to play (especially when we are dancing to our own tunes).

Basically it’s similar to one of those dance dance revolution kinda games minus the arrows directions.

The game allows a lot of user customization. Dancer gender, clothings, skin colour, facial expression are some of the settings we can do to suit our likings. One of the biggest customization that I like is that it allows us to use our own tunes! That means I  can put in a slow Titanic-ish song into the game and my dancer will be doing slow motions too.

As we progress through the game, new backgrounds, clothes and dance styles will be unlocked.

The gameplay is simple, create random moves using the navipad so that the dancer will not do the same move again and again (that will not earn you points btw). Utilise the up, down, left, right and center directions fully to create special moves and gain gold stars that will warp you to a special challenge.

Check out the video I recorded.

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Categories: Accelerometer, Apps, Gaming, N-Gage, Touchscreen, Videos

The N-gage application is finally made available to the N97 worldwide. Previously it was just for certain regions. Of course, someone posted the N-gage app online and I tried installing it and it worked BUT I could not connect to the arena probably it was because of the region difference.

All those were history, as the N-gage app can now be downloaded from the official site itself! (and yes, we can go connect to the arena with this version[v1.30 built 1541]).

No games came preinstalled with app so we have to do it by ourselves. As you can see in the screenshot above, I was in the midst of installing Spore and some other games. To get games, just download them from the games page on the site or the showroom tab in the N-gage application itself.

Once installed, all the games will be listed in the games tab and you can access to any of them with just a simple tap. You can also view your account details and game history too.

In order to submit your scores, chat with your friends and view new games, you have to connect to the Internet and it can be done by just accessing the options menu.

Watch this video as I briefly talk about the app and some games.

Get N-gage for your N97 here!

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Categories: Gaming, Touchscreen

Moubail.com recently suggested me in a puzzle game produced by them.

It’s called Match’em, a puzzle game for S60v5 devices. It’s based on a classic tile game called “SameGame”.

Basically the gameplay is still the same, touch groups of symbols to eliminate them, but they have made it more compatible with touchscreen.

The symbols are big enough for finger tapping, so you don’t need a stylus.

As you can see, they are using symbols from card decks instead of tiles. The goal is to remove as many symbols as possible and in as large groups as possible to maximize the score. The game will save the last and the highest score.

Download this widget for FREE now on Moubail.

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage

I got an email today from N-gage with an invitation to sign up to get game trials when new games are available.

The perks of doing this? Get to play new games and of course… getting FREE N-Gage game codes.

Here’s a screenshot of the email.

Click here if you wanna sign up for game trials and get free game codes too! :D

Since we are on the topic, here’s my top 3 favourite N-gage games so far.

1. Reset Generation

2. Star Wars: Force Unleashed

3. Metal Gear Solid Mobile

What’s your favourite N-gage game?

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage, Videos

Dance Fabulous, the one of a kind dance party game is finally out on N-Gage!

It’s a dancing game that lets you dance to your own songs. You can also create your own unique dance moves and boost your music experience to a totally new level!

Connect this game to the network and beat your friends’ score points!

You wont see it on the N-gage website for now, since it’s scheduled launch date is 11th June… but you can get this game now by accessing the “showroom” tab on the N-gage app on your Nokia phones. Just make sure you click on options > update now! :D

Here’s the official trailer for Dance Fabulous.

Check out this video too! It’s Rafe from AllAboutSymbian trying to beat my high score (spot my name Jason G at the high score chart on the left of the LCD) at the Dance Fabulous party, Monaco recently.

Check out Dance Fabulous Official Site now!

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Categories: Gaming, Touchscreen

Remember the Flicker Clock for 5800 from some time ago? Pixelsbeatpaper has again produced some great stuff for the S60v5 platform.

First up! The Mac Attack game.

It’s a very simple game. All you need to do it poke the screen when an Apple logo flies by… it’s similar to those shooting games that we played long time ago.. so it’s very simple and does not need instructions to play.

Next up… Tic Tac Toe 2 players!

I think this game does no need anymore introduction. Haha…

There’s another game on their site called ShuffleShock.

Go visit PixelsBeatPaper website and download these games now!

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage

I installed AoE3 on the N96 last night and played around with the trial version. I had kinda low expectation of it since I played the Nintendo DS version and got disappointed as it did not resemble most of the gameplays as the PC version.

Glu has done a great job with this one as it has everything we used to play on the PC; campaigns, skirmish and even multiplayer mode.

WE can play the game in landscape mode but more functionality of the game can be accessed using the numpad. I started the game playing the first campaign which the objectives were to collect 200 wood, build a barrack and train 5 Pikemen. As far as I know, we cant really select the number of settlers or the armies as we wish. There are only 2 options; select one or double click to select all of the same type. Guess we need the mouse in order to be able to select, say… only 3 or 4 citizens… but that’s still fine knowing the restrains of the phone keypads.

Gathering resources works the same as on PC. Plucking fruits for food, cutting trees for wood and mining for gold. Only if we have enough of these resources that we can construct new buildings.

Fight scenes are a little too simple as we cannot really see the actions clearly due to the tiny screen, and there is no fighting sound effects during these actions. The experience would be richer if we can have sound effects for every actions in the game like mining, chopping trees and sword fighting.

Watch the video I recorded below.

Overall I think Age of Empires 3 on the N-Gage platform it not too bad and is worth buying. I will buy it because I used to be a big fan ot RTS games like AoE and CnC.

Checkout Age of Empires 3 now on the N-Gage showroom.

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Categories: Gaming, Videos

Remember we posted about the Rotary Dialer app for 5800 some time ago? The developer of the app, Jamie Fuller has developed an experimental multitouch game for s60 touchscreen devices and it’s called Space Dancer.

He got the idea from games like “Guitar Hero” and “Dance Dance Revolution” whereby users press a button or buttons along with the music.

The game is complete now although it might still be at alpha stage. I have recorded a video of the game. Check it out.

Visit Jamie Fuller’s blog now for more info and download the game here.

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage

Calling all Asphalt fans… it’s time again for you go visit the N-gage showroom cos Asphalt 4: Elite Racing is out for you to download!

Face the world’s richest drivers in high-speed races through traffic or take on your friends in the exclusive multiplayer mode!

Some screenshots of the game:

Experience amazing 3D graphics and a unique feeling of speed. Choose from 28 licensed dream cars and bikes from the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, such as Ferrari and Bugatti, and zoom through the streets of Monte Carlo, New York, Shanghai, Paris, Dubai, and Beverly Hills to make your mark. Check your rides in your own garage and spend millions on fine tuning them. Take on the police in each city as they try to stop you with roadblocks and helicopters in order to seize your expensive toy. Can you become the ultimate VIP of urban racing?

Check out the gameplay video:

Click here and try Asphalt 4 Now!

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage

After getting to know about this game since May, Crash Bandicoot is finally out!

The game kinda reminds me of Mario Kart but with lousy graphics. Yes. I am actually quite dissapointed with  the graphics as I have seen better looking N-gage games before this and I expected this to be the same.

Gameplay is great. No lag…. although I keep getting the same power-ups(missile, oil and shield) oh yeah in this game you get power-ups to help you attack other players or to speed up.

Anyhow, I would recommend you to go download the trial and only buy it if you think it’s worth yea.

Download it here at Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kard 3D page.

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage

Yes! It’s out!.. but it has not been made available on the N-gage website yet.

The only way to download the game is through the N-gage app on your phone. Go and view the showroom and you will get to see the Resident Evil game.

Watch this video of the game.

I’ve actually gone through the hassle the download the file off the app and you now can click on the download button below to get the exe file.

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage

YES! Another YES 2 days in a row! LOL

Metal Gear Solid is finally out on N-gage!

MGS Mobile includes never-before-seen dramatic 3D graphics and it utilises the phone camera too. The superb graphics draws the player into the world of Metal Gear Solid and pushes the capabilities of the mobile platform.

Here are some screenshots.


As you can see the game will initiate your phone camera.

I’ll end this post here as I wanna try out MGS now… make sure you guys install it on your N-gage ya! Get it here.

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage, News

Was surfing the N-gage site just now to find out that 2 of my favourite games are coming to the N-gage platform!


Go head-to-head with Spielberg’s BOOM BLOX! Slide on ice blocks, blast blocks with bombs, and bounce off springs to solve brain-twisting puzzles and level the playing field. Enjoy non-stop fun as you advance through forty levels and reach your target score. Master the in-game puzzles then design your own custom creations with the level editor. Blast ‘em with BOOM BLOX!

This is how it looks like on N-gage.

Check out the trailer for BoomBlox (Wii version) to get a rough idea how the game will be like.

The 2nd game is Metal Gear Solid, which I think does not need anymore introduction.


METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE features dramatic 3D art displays and camera work that greatly surpasses the quality standard of today’s mobile games. Players will face the extreme tension of solitary infiltration in this version of the tactical espionage action game.

Here’s a screenshot.

Check out the trailer for MGS Mobile on N-gage.

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