What was your worst date ever? Vivendi Games Mobile Gives Leisure Suit Larry Fans a Chance to Tell A
MySpace Promotion Enables Mobile Subscribers To Post Dating Catastrophes; Win Prizes
PARIS - July 30, 2007 -Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced an online contest for mobile phone subscribers in Europe to support the recent launch of Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail. Fans of Leisure Suit Larry can post their 'worst date ever' stories on Larry's blog for a chance to win a Wii system.
Mobile subscribers can enter the contest by posting their worst date experiences on the Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail Myspace Web page at (http://www.myspace.com/larryLoveforSail ) and adding Larry as their 'top friend.' One lucky winner in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain who have posted their 'worst date ever' story will be selected by Vivendi Games Mobile to receive a Wii system.
"This unique contest will give Leisure Suit Larry fans the chance to share their most Larryesque dating experiences with a worldwide audience, and enjoy the consolation of receiving the hottest gaming console of the moment," said Paul Maglione, president of Vivendi Games Mobile. "Terrible dates are something that everyone experiences but few ever really talk about, so this is a chance to celebrate Larryness and engage in some collective laughter therapy courtesy of Nintendo and MySpace."
The iconic Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise is based on the dating trials and tribulations of Larry Laffer, a 38-year-old geek with playboy-like pretensions. In Love for Sail, Larry finds himself aboard a cruise ship for the trip of a lifetime, with the holiday theme providing the perfect context for summer mobile gaming fun. Larry's adventures have been adapted to a global, all-ages mobile audience; while retaining the cartoon-style graphics, puzzle-solving gameplay, and humorous storyline that have made Larry one of the most distinctive videogame personalities ever.
To be eligible for the contest, users have until 07/08/07 at 23h59 to post their worst date story to the Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail Myspace Web page. Fans can also download wallpapers and Instant Messenger Buddy Icons from Larry's page at http://www.myspace.com/larryLoveforSail.
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail is now available on wireless networks throughout Australia, New Zealand, and across Europe, where it is already among the most popular mobile games of the summer; and will soon be launching on carriers in North America as well.
About Vivendi Games Mobile
Vivendi Games Mobile (www.vgmobile.com), a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes quality titles for the mobile games market. The division runs a global business, with its headquarters, operations and an internal development team in Paris, a US-based team in Los Angeles and its Centerscore studio in San Mateo, California. The company publishes games based on original IP, popular entertainment licenses and classic Sierra Entertainment IP, which are distributed by more than 90 operators and dozens of Web portals in 60 countries around the world.
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