Nokia's Yamake Introduces User Generated Gaming to S60

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Yamake has broken cover, in the latest N-Gage press release. A 'game creating game,' players are able to pick and mix their own games from a  range of mini-games, add in their own skins, themes, text, sound clips and movies from their PC. These can then be uploaded and shared with the rest of the Yamake community.

Nokia also say that Yamake games will be able to sent to other players by MMS, and that these will be compatible with N-Gage and other S60 devices - which makes sense if you want to create a viral gaming community, you want to hit as many players as possible. But isn't that what the N-Gage brand is for?

There's no sign of it yet in the N-Gage First Access client, nor on the main N-Gage website, but we'll keep an eye out for this and let you know when anything pops up.

Full Press Release

You make the game with Yamake on N-Gage
February 14, 2008

Espoo, Finland - Yamake for N-Gage, by Nokia Games Publishing, makes it possible for players to create their own games from a range of mini games by adding content, then playing and sharing them with friends and the wider Yamake community.

"Yamake is a groundbreaking new game for the N-Gage platform. Players can make, play and share games that are customized using user-generated multimedia content, and we are proud to be pioneering this new way of playing," said Dr Mark Ollila, Director of Technology and Strategy and Head of Games Publishing, Nokia. "This is exactly what the future of mobile gaming should be about - creating games that you love and want to play, then sharing them with other players."
The easy-to-use design tools enable each mini game to be transformed by the player's personal content such as text, pictures, sound clips and movies from the mobile device or PC - creating their favorite mini games, such as picture puzzles and quizzes that are as unique as the players themselves.
Players can share their mobile mini games via the N-Gage Arena, the Yamake community and via multimedia message between N-Gage compatible and other S60 devices. The Yamake community connects players with one another, allowing them to download and review the mini games, as well as share ideas for content.
For more information on playing, making and sharing your Yamake games visit

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