Gun Bros Multiplayer Features Android Beam

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Glu Mobile, a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced that the company’s most downloaded freemium game, Gun Bros, will be on display in the Android™ Booth at Mobile World Congress. Glu’s Gun Bros Multiplayer now offers Google’s Android Beam technology on Ice Cream Sandwich devices. The Glu team will demo how Glu gamers can use Android Beam™ to initiate a Gun Bros Multiplayer session by simply placing their devices back to back and tapping “Touch To Beam” on their device screen.

Android Beam, a feature introduced in Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, allows two Near Field Technology (NFC)-enabled devices to share content, including mobile games. With Android Beam, mobile multiplayer has never been easier.

“Android Beam enhances Gun Bros’ multiplayer experience by enabling a real-time, social element that gamers previously only enjoyed in a console setting,” said Niccolo de Masi, President and CEO at Glu.  “With constant innovation and over 700,000 new Android-powered devices being activated each day, Android is a leading global gaming platform with strong forward momentum.”

Glu gamers can launch Gun Bros Multiplayer with Android Beam in several ways. If both users already have Gun Bros Multiplayer downloaded on their devices, players can launch multiplayer missions immediately by tapping the Gun Bros app and then tapping “Touch To Beam.” If one player has not yet downloaded Gun Bros Multiplayer, Android Beam will direct them to the download page in Android Market™. Players can also invite other Gun Bros players to view their profile with a simple tap. Gun Bros Multiplayer can be shared with Android Beam on any NFC-enabled device running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.

For more information visit  www.glu.com.

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