LONDON, UK, – March 17th, 2011 – 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.
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 winners, visit http://www.bafta.org