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Electronic Arts' mobile division Chillingo is partnering with technology manufacturer Samsung to run "100% Indie," a program aiming to inspire and nurture indie mobile developers, EA announced today.

Headed by Chillingo co-founders Chris Byatte and Joe Wee and set to launch on March 4, "100% Indie" offers developers a pre-negotiated revenue share for games and apps published to Samsung devices. Participants will receive 100 percent of revenue in the first six months after their game launches, 90 percent during the six months after that, and 80 percent in the following six-month period until March 4, 2015, after which developers will continue to receive 70 percent of all revenue.

Interested indie developers can submit their titles for consideration through the program's website. Games that are approved for inclusion in Samsung's mobile app marketplace will receive support from Chillingo and Samsung throughout the publication process, and will be be given access to tools and resources to continue developing their titles.

"Samsung continues to diversify the applications we offer on Samsung Apps, and "100% Indie" is the latest example of that commitment," said Samsung project manager of Juyeon Lee in a press statement. "Through '100% Indie,' Chillingo is the right partner to help us tap into the creativity of the indie community and ensure we are bringing the best games to Samsung devices around the world."

"With over 10 years' heritage in the mobile gaming space, we uniquely understand what drives and motivates the game makers of today," added Chillingo co-founder Byatte.

Submissions for inclusion in the program, which will kick off with its first round of incubated games on March 4, are open on the "100% Indie" website.

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