SAN JOSE , Calif. , PalmSource Mobile Summit & DevCon, May 24, 2005– Village Sim has been honored with the Palm Powered Up Award for Best Games/ Entertainment Solution by PalmSource, Inc, provider of Palm OS, at the fifth annual U.S. PalmSource Mobile Summit & DevCon. Selected from thousands of nominations (more than 150% over last year), the Powered UP Award winners were chosen by their peers, fans, PalmSource employes, and licensee partners based upon: Innovation – Popularity – Benefits – Ease of Use – Support.
Village Sim allows a player to care for and nurture a displaced tribe of people by teaching them the basics of survival. Players will test their ability to help a small village live and prosper as they monitor the needs of the villagers throughout the day. Do the villagers need food, housing, or technology to help ward off disease? As the villagers become curious about the mysteries of their tropical home, the player helps them explore and restore their island oasis by guiding their day-to-day lives. However, if a player turns off their device, or sets it aside for too long, sickness and death can sweep through the village. Only by setting this real-time game to pause can the player truly make time stand still.
The real-time feature of Village Sim is unique among games for mobile devices. Unlike other games for mobile devices and smartphones where the action stops or pauses when powered off. "We are very excited and honored that Village Sim has won the Palm Powered Up Award. This honor is particularly exciting because it comes from PalmSource, who are responsible for the amazing open development environment that enables us to create these innovative games." said Arthur Humphrey, Last Day of Work chief executive.
Price and Availability
Village Sim is available at www.LDW.com for $19.95. A free 30-day trial version is also available for download. Printable artwork is at www.ldwsoftware.com/vs_mag_screenshots.zip
Evaluation copies are available upon request.
About Last Day of Work
Last Day of Work is a San Francisco based independent game development studio. The company specializes in handheld games that bend the definitions of existing genres and run in true real-time. For more information, visit www.ldw.com.
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