Gameloft has announced that it has tied up with telecom operator Idea Cellular to offer Idea consumers with Android games via its store. The consumers can buy individual games or opt for paid Gameloft Club membership, which provides discount on the pricing of the games.
At the time of writing this post, there were a total of 13 games in the Gameloft-Idea store for Android users but the developer has noted that it plans to expand the availability in the coming months.
This partnership also allows consumers to pay using carrier billing rather than credit or debit cards thus removing a big hurdle in buying games for many users.
The individual games have been priced at INR 50, while the Gameloft Club costs INR 24 per week.
Check out http://wapshop.gameloft.com/idea/ via your phone’s browsers to buy games or get more information about Gameloft Club.
Full Press Release:
Gameloft teams up with Idea to bring stunning games to mobile users in India
Mumbai, March 10, 2014 – Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games with popular franchises like Asphalt®, Modern Combat and Real Football® has partnered with Idea Cellular, India’s third largest telecom operator, to offer quality gaming to Idea subscribers.
The tie up will enable over 130 million Idea subscribers to avail exciting games from the Gameloft Game Store and also through Idea’s mobile portal. Adding to the excitement, Idea subscribers will also get access to new content from Gameloft’s wide portfolio of games on a regular basis through the unique Gameloft Club subscription. As an inaugural offer, consumers will get 1 Bonus Game for download from Idea and Gameloft, in the first month of their subscription.
Mr. Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular said, “The mobile phone is increasingly becoming the most preferred infotainment device for users in India. Gaming is one of the fastest growing and a popular category of service used on the mobile platform. Idea is the first mobile operator in India to bring out the best in gaming programs for mobile users, through our tie up with Gameloft.”
“We are delighted to partner with Idea Cellular, to bring Gameloft’s best titles and most popular licenses to their subscribers.” said Sarabjeet Singh, Country Manager for Gameloft India. “This partnership will enable Idea customers to enjoy high quality games from Gameloft for their JAVA & Android devices without the hassles of Credit Card billing. Also, Idea will be the 1st operator in India to launch our popular Gameloft Club games subscription service, which provides great value to consumers.”
The Gameloft Game Store will be accessible for Idea customers through the mobile internet connection on their phones at wapshop.gameloft.com/idea. The service will be available for both prepaid and postpaid users and can be accessed on all GPRS enabled feature phones and 3G smartphones.
The Game Store has all the popular Gameloft franchises like Asphalt®, Modern Combat, Real Football®, Gangstar and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®, as well as games from Gameloft’s extensive list of Hollywood movie licenses. Also, the Store will provide Freemium games, Try & Buy as well as Full Paid Games for download to Idea customers.