Some cool content…

Crazy Frog turns into a real prince: That’s right – when future generations look back at the beginning of the 21st century they will find the biggest cultural icon was the ‘Crazy Frog’. Originally dubbed ‘The Annoying Thing’ the little amphibian has lived up to its name helped by Jamster, which has inundated popular tv shows with ads for the ringtone. Now they’ve released Crazy Frog wallpapers, such as “Crazy Frog as Mona Lisa, on a dollar bill, or as the star of Matrix Reloaded”. But here’s the kicker, the Annoying Thing has apparently generated 14 million pounds for Jamster, with almost no expenses. (Yes, the original creators are getting a slice of the action…)

AbducteesFrench mobile content developer u-e-games has released a version of Reversi with the tiles changed to reflect the concept of a battle between humans and aliens in outer space. It’s not particularly innovative, but if it comes with some cool multimedia additions (ie, when the alien wins a spaceship comes down and abducts some hapless fool in the middle of nowhere) it could be cool. Creators of puzzle games such as this one need to start thinking about this sort of thing to differentiate themselves – the abductee concept is a good start but it should be taken further.

War of the Worlds Mobile Game: Gameloft has secured the rights to produce a mobile game based on “Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds starring international superstar Tom Cruise”. At least the release does admit the existence of a book…

Big Brother: not only on TV, also on cell phone screens: Yes, I know Big Brother has hit mobiles in one or another previously, but Brazilians are going to get something special with a Big Brother game from Meantime. Players get to choose a housemate and look after it in the style of the hit game ‘The Sims’. “The game is built over a client-server system, and interacts with the TV show in real-time. So, if the character you chose turns out to be evicted, you’ll need to restart all over again. In the other hand, you get extra credits every time your character wins the Head of Household Competition in real life, for instance. Since it’s an interactive game, every event that happens in the TV show affects on your character mood.”

Coronation Street on the road to digital age: I’m not personally familiar with the long-running British soap, but I was under the impression it was watched by the typical soapie viewer, which is a demographic not considered a typical mobile multi-media user. Carriers will love this as a way to increase use of mobile content in a population segment not normally targetted…