Doom RPG tops Mobies

Jamdat's id-inspired phone role-playing game triumphs at CNET-sponsored event at CTIA 2006.

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Today at the CTIA Wireless 2006 expo in Las Vegas, a panel of judges from CNET Games and Entertainment--of which GameSpot is a part--handed out the Third Annual Mobile Entertainment Awards. Better known as the "Mobies," the awards honor "excellence in mobile entertainment innovation, design, and technical achievement," and they were released last year.

The big winner of the 2005 Mobies bore a name familiar to almost all gamers. It was Doom RPG, based on id Software's popular first-person shooter series. A turn-based role-playing game that uses the same first-person perspective and visual style as Doom, Doom RPG was developed by Texas-based Fountainhead Entertainment and published by Jamdat, which has since been bought by Electronic Arts. Doom RPG also won the Best Adventure/Role-Playing Game prize.

Other honorees at this year's Mobies included Sony Pictures Digital's Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile, a cell phone spin-off of the popular PlayStation 2 series. Digital Chocolate, the mobile game company started by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, took home two prizes: Best Board/Card Game for WordKing Poker and Best Puzzle Game for Tower Bloxx. Glu Mobile and Gameloft also won awards.

Four companies were also given special achievement awards at the Mobies: Amp'd Mobile, MobiTV, Sprint Nextel, and Verizon Wireless. A complete list of winners is below.


Mobile Game of the Year:
Doom RPG (Jamdat/Fountainhead)

Best Action Game:
Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile (Sony Pictures Digital)

Best Adventure/Role-Playing Game:
Doom RPG (Jamdat/Fountainhead)

Best Board/Card Game:
WordKing Poker (Digital Chocolate)

Best Puzzle Game:
Tower Bloxx (Digital Chocolate)

Best Sports Game:
Massive Snowboarding (GameLoft)

Best Strategy Game:
Ancient Empires II (Glu Mobile)

Special Achievement Awards:
Amp'd Mobile
MobiTV
Sprint Nextel
Verizon Wireless

Discussion

17 comments
Drizzle
Drizzle

I have this game on my Sanyo 9000 and it's a great little gem!. I never realised how far mobile games had come until I got this game!

marheikk
marheikk

Doom RPG would still be a great game if it was released to PSP or DS. I would recommend to anyone who has a cell phone that meets Doom RPG:s system requirements.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

man cell fones are never gonna reach even the gameplay of the original NEs even!

CassiusVII
CassiusVII

I have this game... but sadly i dont have color for the game cuz my phone suxxorz

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

i never cared for doom. i liked marathon for the mac much more.

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Sounds kinda silly. Milking the franchise and making a PC FPS name into a RPG. Meh.... The only game I've ever got into for mobile were the FFVII related mobile games which were not all that great in my opinion. I'll stick to my DS and (to a lesser degree) PSP for portable gaming thanks.

-private_Ryan-
-private_Ryan-

Postedloval, exact same thing happened too me, got a razr and gona go doom rpg

yboucher
yboucher

whiplash: depends on what phone model you played !! Nokia Series 60, Moto Razr, and others are far beyond what the original Game Boy could do, graphics-wise.

whiplash
whiplash

I played this game on a friend's cell. If this is truly the best game on a phone, I say we put this junk on hold for 5 years. Anything not up to at least the original GameBoy's standards just isn't playable.

PostedOval
PostedOval

I just got a new Razr cell phone, and I was curious as to what game to buy. This award could not have come at a better time!! Doom RPG it is! :P

Jharper
Jharper

Yay for Ratchet and Clank.

QualityJeverage
QualityJeverage

Lordzod89, it may not be a straight FPS, but it's built to resemble one. You still get that Doom feeling even though you aren't in full control. Kudos to Jamdat/Gameloft on this one.

lordzod89
lordzod89

I still say its kind of dumb, come on people, Doom is a shooter!!!

trj156
trj156

jamdat and gameloft always make good mobile games

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Kudos to Doom RPG. It was a good idea.