Telecom giant Orange’s mobile subscribers in Africa and Middle East will soon enjoy a variety of some of “the world’s great” video games on their personal devices following a partnership with a top games publisher Gameloft.
Gameloft, a world leader in the development and publishing of mobile-based video games, will offer its games including Asphalt, Real Football, Modern Combat, Revelations, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 to the Orange customers.
Orange clients will in addition gain access to more than 300 games from Gameloft, which has partnerships with top gaming firms like Marvel, Hasbro, FOX, Mattel and Ferrari.
According to Orange, the offers are already available to customers in Jordan, Ivory Coast, Mauritius and Madagascar under the Orange brand. The same offers are available in Egypt under the Mobinil brand.
The games are accessible through mobile phones, smartphones and tablets, set-top boxes, connected TVs, game consoles and Java compatible devices, Orange said in a statement.
The games are downloadable from Orange’s portal.
The France-based telecoms operator says the games are part of its commitment to give its subscribers more mobile multimedia entertainment. Orange operates in some 22 countries in Africa.
The telco has also, as an official sponsor of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), pre-installed Gameloft Real Football 2012 on mobile phones.
Gameloft is a top digital and social games publisher founded in 2000. Earlier this year, it signed a similar agreement with Airtel Group, India’s largest mobile network operator with operations in Africa, enabling the operator’s more than 30 million subscribers to access Gameloft’s six most popular games including Desperate Housewives, Block Breaker Deluxe, Might and Magic, Prince of Persia, LOST and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory.