These games were developed for the first touch screen mobile phones available on the market, including the LG Viewty, LG KS20, the HTC touch screen line, and the Samsung SGH-F700. Gameloft's touch screen games were initially developed in Java, though some will also be developed on the Windows Mobile platform.
"The hype for 2008 will focus on the emergence of these new handsets and Gameloft has already gotten a head start," said Michel Guillemot, President and CEO of Gameloft. "This is a new step in terms of development, one that leads us to rethink how we approach our game controls so that players can interact directly with the screen and get a greater gaming experience. Touch screen games are perfect examples of how modern technology can advance the gaming industry."