FDG Entertainment's "Beyond Ynth HD" Takes Top Prize
LLC, the entity responsible for administering the MHL Consortium and
the adoption, licensing and promotion of the MHL™ (Mobile
High-Definition Link) specification, has announced the winners of the
Big or Go Home!" Game Developers Contest. On March 8, the top 10
submissions were demonstrated in front of a live judging panel at the
Game Developers Conference® (GDC) in San Francisco, with "Beyond
Ynth HD" taking first place.
Leveraging MHL technology -- an HD audio and video wired connectivity
standard that enables a mobile device to deliver 1080p uncompressed
video with up to eight channels of digital audio with zero latency --
mobile game developers can create exciting games that can be enjoyed not
only on smartphones and tablets, but also the big screen. MHL-enabled
DTVs and displays also provide power back to the mobile device when
connected, so gamers can play their favorite apps on a DTV without
draining their mobile device battery.
About the Winner
Winning the grand prize, the "2013
GDC Experience," Beyond Ynth HD is
described as being an Android game full of smooth, high-resolution
graphics and addictive, physics-based puzzle play. Gamers help Kribl, a
bug on a big journey to bring light back to the Kingdom of Kriblonia,
navigate uncharted territories to find the light-giving 'Dazzly
Diamonds' that were stolen by the Four Dark Spiders of the Apocalypse. "Babel
Rising 3D," by Advanced Mobile Applications was named runner-up with
HD" by Subatomic Studios taking third place.
Nominated companies were judged and reviewed on the following criteria:
Graphics: How well the graphics could scale from the small
screen to the big screen.
Sound: How immersive the sound was and the quality of
Innovation: How creative and innovative the game was in
highlighting and utilizing MHL technology.
Differentiation: How the game highlighted MHL technology
compared to other games in the Android marketplace.
Fun: How well users could play the game while looking at the
big screen high-definition DTV. Did they need to watch the phone?
Games were reviewed by a seasoned panel of judges, including:
Bruce Jones, developer evangelist, HTCdev
Chris Tanquary, product manager, gaming and music, Samsung
Dave Okamoto, senior marketing manager, AT&T Developer Program
Judy Chen, senior director of marketing and business development, MHL
For more information about the MHL Consortium, view a full list of
MHL-enabled devices, or to learn how to become a part of the growing MHL
community, please visit: http://www.mhltech.org/.
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View images from the event on Flickr.
"With MHL technology consumers can play their favorite games on the big
screen," said Michael Bergen, senior partner alliance manager, MHL
Consortium. "GDC is a great platform for MHL to engage with developers
and collaboratively create innovative and stimulating titles for mobile
gamers. We want to thank all of the entrants and look forward to playing
your games on our MHL-enabled devices."
Beyond Ynth HD
"Mobile gaming is triple the fun on a bigger screen, especially since
MHL technology ensures games scale while maintaining their sharp detail
and dazzling color," said Thomas Kern, owner, FDG Entertainment. "As a
developer, it was amazing to be able to play my own game on the big
screen thanks to MHL technology. I look forward to creating more games
that keep the features and benefits of MHL technology in mind."
About MHL, LLC
MHL, LLC is the Agent for overseeing and administering the adoption,
licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification. The MHL Specification
was developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.,
Silicon Image, Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation as a
standard for mobile wired video/audio connectivity, which will enable
the development of standard-compliant mobile and display products across
a broad connectivity ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Silicon Image, Inc. For more information please visit http://www.mhltech.org.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited
to, statements regarding the features, functionality, performance,
advantages and benefits of the MHL Specification, MHL technology and
MHL-enabled mobile and display devices as well as the future of mobile
entertainment and productivity. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks and
uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings
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uncertainties could cause the actual results to differ materially from
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Kristin Uchiyama, 408-962-4280
Keely Spillane, 415-694-6713