Astraware and Sandlot announce the release of Westward for Symbian S60 and UIQ

Nokia N78Staffordshire, UK & BOTHELL, Wash USA – June 25th, 2008 – Astraware and Sandlot Games are excited to announce the release of Westward for Symbian S60 and UIQ smartphones. The highly acclaimed game was released for Palm OS and Windows Mobile smartphones and PDAs earlier this year.Based on the hit PC game by Sandlot Games, Westward offers many hours of absorbing game play as players control the destiny of the Wild West by building thriving towns, exploring unchartered plains, dense forests and rocky canyons and guiding their settlers to safety and success.Westward features 4 different locations to explore with more than 20 game levels. Players manage a variety of resources and deal with environmental disasters like fire and drought, all while following the trail of the Mad Russian, a con artist extraordinaire, who must be brought to justice before he can cheat anyone else out of their life savings.Westward has been optimized for smartphones running S60 3rd Edition and UIQ3 and can be controlled using 5-way, key controls or stylus. The game is available now, priced $19.95. To download a trial or to purchase, click here.

The State of Open Mobile OSes!!

“Open operating systems, for most folks, means that the operating system is essentially free. The average computer user knows that Linux is free, as in beer, while Windows costs money. The case is the same for mobile OSes although, until very recently, the idea of purposely using an open OS has been a fairly nebulous concept.
To be clear open mobile OSes have been around for years, starting most prominently with the QTopia project that ran on ARM hardware found in many PDAs and phones. The Linux kernel plays well with almost any platform, making it ideal for small installations.” Read more here: