Free Nokia Games from Gameloft

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Free Nokia Games from Gameloft

Perhaps envious of the success of the iPhone app store, cellphone manufacturer Nokia shut down its free and open Mosh app repository earlier this year, in favor of its glossy and restrictive Ovi app store. The transition hasn’t gone as well as Nokia might have hoped; the exciting plethora of apps on Mosh has been replaced by a limited handful of apps on Ovi.

Ovi doesn’t even carry the Nokia lightsaber, an old Mosh favorite. Even Skype doesn’t bother putting Skype Lite on Ovi. This is what happens when you alienate your developer community in favor of shiny marketing.

For the moment, at least, Nokia’s mistake is Nokia customers’ gain. In a belated bid to kindle interest in Ovi, Nokia has tied up with developer Gameloft to offer ten free games for Nokia handsets. This isn’t trialware; these are the full versions. The list includes top-tier titles like Assassin’s Creed and Prince of Persia.

Personally, I’m suffering a severe Tetris effect from finishing Block Breaker Deluxe 2. If you own a Nokia hanset, these little gems should help you temporarily forget your disappointment over Ovi.

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6 Comments (with 2 Conversations) on “Free Nokia Games from Gameloft”
  1. Romeo says:

    Like how the Roman politicians do: “give them bread and circuses”. Nokia really does listen to their patrons as opposed to Apple which enforces restrictions both on the developers and subscribers. However, how long will the Rome’s fun and games last?

    • Mike Abundo says:

      Unfortunately, Nokia is now trying to copy Apple’s proprietary ways, sacrificing the openness that made them successful in the first place. Just look at how they sacrificed the entire Mosh developer community in favor of their Apple-ish Ovi app store.

      • Romeo says:

        I see what you mean. Those free games ARE tempting, but that won’t last long enough until users start to get hungry with apps and hello, they’ve to pay up for it. Well, at least there’s photo sharing with that. But still, apps are the way to go.

  2. Free games are a great lead into bigger things, useful apps and bigger more involved games. Keeps the punters happy and test beds knew ideas.

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