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August 24, 2006

Dirty Sanchez cleans up

Posted by Tricia Duryee at 11:21 AM

InfoSpace's "Dirty Sanchez Party Game" was honored with the first ever mobile award at the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival this week.

Although the game is made by the Bellevue-based company, it is not yet available in the U.S.

It is typically played with a group of people. There's eight different mini-games including charades and spin-the-bottle. If you lose a game, you risk having to perform one of the 50 embarrassing challenges.

The mini games include:

-- Rhythm Game -- "A karaoke for your thumbs with each player having to tap out an ever more complex rhythm on the phone's keys."

-- Spin the Bottle -- "A game for unlimited number of players, simply spin the phone on a table and whoever it ends up pointing to takes the challenge."

-- Simon Says -- "Remember and enter increasingly tricky sequences of numbers displayed on the phone or take the challenge."

It's a spinoff of the popular MTV show in the U.K., a sort-of version of the American "Jackass" show, but a little more wild.

The winner was selected by readers of Edge Online, a magazine based in the U.K. The editor made the observation: "It could only have worked on a mobile," which is more than can be said for most mobile titles.

The other nominees for the EIEF Edge Mobile Award were: Doom RPG by Jamdat, Lumines Mobile by Gameloft and Tower Bloxx by Digital Chocolate

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