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Positive and Negative Collide in Magnetic By Nature, Coming to OUYA on August 20th

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Machine-Age Adventure Game from Team Tripleslash Explores Platforming Without Platforms

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Aug 13, 2014 –OUYA today announced that Magnetic By Nature, a puzzle platformer influenced by art-deco architecture and governed by the universal laws of magnetic attraction, will be released on August 20. The debut title from Team Tripleslash, Magnetic By Nature will be available for $9.99 exclusively on the OUYA store, and is coming to PC, Mac and Linux at a later date. Continue reading

Crazy Taxi™: City Rush Goes Full Speed Ahead, Android Version Available Today

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SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON – Aug. 7, 2014 – SEGA Networks, Inc. today announced the launch of Crazy Taxi™: City Rush for Android, the latest installment in the Crazy Taxi franchise designed for mobile devices. Crazy Taxi: City Rush is now available as a free download via Google Play. The new game was designed by Kenji Kanno, creator of the original Crazy Taxi arcade phenomenon, and developed by Hardlight Studio, one of SEGA’s top in-house studios and developer of the global hits Sonic Dash™ and Sonic Jump Fever™Crazy Taxi: City Rush preserves the spirit of the iconic arcade hit with all new adrenaline-fueled missions and a sprawling concrete jungle to unlock, explore, and master, featuring intuitive controls and gameplay optimized for smartphones and tablets. Continue reading

OUYA Introduces Developing Developers Initiative with Educational Tools for Aspiring Game Makers

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On-platform Tools Provide Resources for New Developers to Create and Publish Games on OUYA

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Aug 6, 2014 - OUYA today launched the Developing Developers initiative, an Android education program that provides hands-on instruction for aspiring developers to learn the building blocks of making games. The hallmark tool for the new initiative is the first console-based launch of Android Integrated Developer Environment (AIDE), which offers developers an unprecedented opportunity to practically learn the basic coding skills they need to build games from the comfort of their living room. The basic AIDE app will be available for free and include several introductory lessons on Java, the Android OS, and game development–interested developers can unlock all of the remaining app content for $29.99. Continue reading

Spellfall™ Puzzle RPG from Backflip Studios Arriving August 14

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Tile-swapping RPG battle game coming soon to iOS & Android

Boulder, CO – August 6, 2014 – Backflip Studios today announced that Spellfall, the new tile-swapping puzzle RPG, will be available worldwide for iOS and Android on Thursday, August 14. The game blends intuitive drag-and-drop tile-matching with RPG elements to produce a heroic puzzle adventure. Spellfall will be free to play with optional in-app purchases.

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Kiwi Closes $15 Million in Series B Financing

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PALO ALTO, Calif. – Aug. 6, 2014 – Mobile game developer Kiwi, Inc. today announced that it has closed $15 million in Series B financing, led by Northgate Capital with participation from DFJ and returning investor Sequoia Capital. The Series B brings the total amount raised by Kiwi to $21 million. Kiwi has emerged as a top developer on Google Play, and the company will use the funding to invest in its next generation of cross-platform, AAA mobile titles while continuing to improve distribution and monetization practices that affect the entire mobile ecosystem. Continue reading

Controller Charging Meets Console Customization with Nyko’s Modular Charge Station for Xbox® One and PlayStation® 4

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Console-mountable controller charging docks coming soon to retailers

LOS ANGELES – August 5, 2014 – Leading gaming accessories manufacturer Nyko Technologies® today announced the Modular Charge Station for Xbox® One and PlayStation® 4, completely wireless docks for charging controllers, is coming to video game retail stores this fall. The newest addition to Nyko’s Modular line of products announced at E3 2014, the Modular Charge Station, with a separate version each for both Xbox One and PS4, mounts atop the console for a drop-and-go controller charging dock. It is wirelessly powered via the system’s USB port. Continue reading

Solve the Mysteries of Time and Space in “Primitives Puzzles in Time”, Out Now on iOS and Android

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New Zen-like Puzzle Game Offers Mind-bending Challenges and Graphics

August 4, 2014 – Today Crazy Labs has announced the release of Primitives Puzzles in Time, featuring over 90 levels of focus-testing puzzles, out now on the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store. This abstract, minimalist puzzler requires you to guide shapes through spatial obstacles in the most efficient path possible within the allotted time. Drag shapes through different dimensions as you burst time bubbles to turn back the clock, and prevent collisions with barriers to save trapped stars. Each unique level provides new designs and obstacles that require precision to advance. With intuitive, varying gameplay and simple drawing mechanics, Primitives is a free-to-play experience that is both hypnotizing and challenging.

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New Research from DoubleDutch Shows that Event App Adoption Has Reached the Tipping Point

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More Organizers Than Ever are Using Apps for their Events, and the Majority of Non-app Users Plan to Adopt One for Future Events

SAN FRANCISCO — Aug. 4, 2014 – Mobile event technology leader DoubleDutch today announced the early results of its new research on the proliferation and use of mobile technology in the meeting and event industry. Conducted in partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the research found that 63 percent of meeting and event planners are already using mobile applications for their events, and 60 percent of the remainder plan to use an app in the near future. These statistics suggest that mobile event applications have reached a critical mass in terms of use and popularity, and are now considered a necessary part of a successful event. Continue reading