Ice Age Village(TM) Climbs to the Top of the Glacier on the App Store and Google Play
PARIS, April 12, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Since its launch on April 5, the official Ice Age mobile app has seen over 5 million
downloads, making its debut one of the most explosive in app history. Ice Age Village took
the #1 ranking in the App Store's Top Free Games category in over 50 countries (iPhone)
and over 90 countries (iPad). Ice Age Village has quickly joined the App Stores' Top 5
grossing games in over 50 countries. Consumer ratings are exceptional: China (score: 5/5),
Germany (4.5/5), Japan (4.5/5), Brazil (5/5), United States (4.5/5), Canada (5/5),
Australia (4.5/5) and France (5/5).
The product of an exclusive agreement between Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment,
the game offers an immersive and entertaining experience set in the Ice Age universe.
Players interact with film characters such as Sid, Manny, Diego, and Scrat, through quests
"We are very proud to offer a gaming experience that appeals to Gameloft and Ice Age
fans alike," said Karine Kaiser, Gameloft Vice-President of Marketing and Licensing. "We
have collaborated closely with Fox Digital Entertainment to provide a Free-to-Play game
with broad fan appeal, thanks to its simplicity and free access. Its success represents a
new, strong brand addition to our game catalogue."
"We are pleased with the extremely positive reception this newest addition to the Ice
Age franchise has enjoyed across the world," said Rick Philips, Senior Vice-President of
the Mobile Division of Fox Digital Entertainment. "Ice Age fans are eager to meet their
heroes on tablets and smartphones. New missions, which will be released over the next
three months, will help prepare fans for the return of Sid, Manny, Diego and Scrat in Ice
Age: Continental Drift, which is coming to theaters this summer."
The highly anticipated fourth installment of the film franchise, Ice Age: Continental
Drift is scheduled for theatrical release in July of 2012.
About Fox Digital Entertainment
Fox Digital Entertainment (FDE) is the Twentieth Century Fox division dedicated to
fostering new and innovative video content and apps in emerging distribution channels. FDE
develops and produces original videos, apps, and games based on new concepts and
extensions of existing Fox intellectual property. The group has produced a number of
award-winning products, among them GLEE(TM) KARAOKE, ANGRY BIRDS(TM) RIO, and many others.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft(R) has established
itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for
all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including
Apple(R) iOS and Android(R) devices), set-top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft
partners with leading international brands such as UNO(R), Ferrari(R) and Sonic
Unleashed(R). Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real
Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation and N.O.V.A. 2: Near Orbit Vanguard
Alliance(R). Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries
and employs over 4,500 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP,