One of the first ever mobile MMOs, TibiaME, which launched all the way back in 2003, has apparently been enjoying a very successful resurgence in the first half of 2009 - clocking up a whopping 10,000 subscribers.

"TibiaME [has been] online since 2003 and it has always performed quite well," says Benjamin Zuckerer, product manager for TibiaME. "However, the exponential growth, which we are experiencing at the moment, is a new league."

The game apparently doubled its subscriber number during 2008 after launching in Indonesia, experiencing a 105 per cent jump in its subscriber base.

"Altogether, TibiaME now has an active player base of around 40,000 players. As far as we know, TibiaME is therefore not only the first but by now as well the biggest mobile MMORPG in the world," concludes Andreas Weikl, marketing manager for CipSoft.