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‘ CUT THE ROPE’ Named As First iPhone Game To Win A BAFTA

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Leading independent games publisher Chillingo, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), is delighted to confirm that Cut The Rope™ has won a BAFTA in last night’s British Academy’s Game Awards, making it the first iPhone game to ever win the prestigious award.

Cut The Rope, published globally by Chillingo and developed by Zeptolab, is a physics-based puzzler for iPhone®, iPod Touch®, and iPad®, and has sold more than six million copies worldwide on the Apple App StoreSM.

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Last night, the British Academy announced that Cut the Rope came top in the ‘Handheld’ category, having been nominated alongside highly acclaimed games on the Sony PlayStation® Portable (PSP®) and Nintendo DS® handheld consoles.
 
“Cut the Rope has been nothing short of a phenomenon on the iOS platform and we’re delighted it’s been recognized by the British Academy,” said Chris Byatte, Co-General Manager of Chillingo.
 
"It is hugely flattering to win for such a prestigious award,” added Efim Voinov, CTO of the game’s developer, Zeptolab. “The whole team is ecstatic!”
 
Cut the Rope continues its award sweep after earning coveted recognition earlier this month from the Game Developer’s Choice Awards for Best Handheld Game and PocketGamer’s Best iPhone Casual/Puzzle Game and Most Innovative iPhone game.

For a full list of the winners, go here

Handheld Winner and Runners Up Category

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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