GDC 2013: Megapop Games Announce Trolls vs Vikings, Debut Game from Startup Indie Developer, Founded by Former Funcom and Artplant Veterans

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Groundbreaking tower defense game pits peace-loving Trolls against angry Gods and Vikings of Norse mythology

OSLO, Norway — March 21, 2013 —Look out, here comes yet another stuffy announcement about an indie development studio formed by gaming veterans! Let me guess… they have groundbreaking new features that will turn the industry on its head? Well buckle in… here we go again!

Megapop, a startup studio founded by former Funcom (Age of Conan, The Longest Journey) and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers, today unveiled Trolls vs Vikings, their debut game mobile / PC puzzle game, which will be demonstrated at GDC 2013.

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Frog Orbs for iPhone: a Modern Twist on Rapid-Fire Arcade Action

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Command Missiles? Cast magic spells instead! Ballpit Monster launches arcade shooter

February 7th, 2013— Montevideo, URUGUAY—Ballpit Monster Studios, the Uruguay-based studio of bouncy mobile fun, today released their debut title Frog Orbs, a “ribbiting” re-imagining of the old school arcade shooter for mobile devices. Starting today, players can harness the powers of elemental orbs to destroy wave after wave of invading Benglings bent on destroying all your delicious flies. Cast a dozen powerful spells to defend your turf, then earn flies to upgrade your magical wizard’s cap and wand. Dive into the frantic action of Frog Orbs, now available free on the App Store. Continue reading Frog Orbs for iPhone: a Modern Twist on Rapid-Fire Arcade Action

Siege the Day! Siege Hero from Armor Games Now Free, For a Few Days Only

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Over 300 levels in four unique zones provide all the boulder-slingin’ and fireball-launchin’ you can handle!

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 25, 2013 – Today, publisher Armor Games and developer WarSpark Games are pleased to announce that Siege Hero, the beloved physics-puzzler/castle-smasher, is now available free for a limited time only on iPhone! Normally $0.99, players can now download the full game free of charge. Optimized for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 and featuring retina graphics, the casual game is free today for iPhone, and also available for iPad and iPad Mini. With countless rave reviews and 300+ levels to smash up and crash through, this physics puzzler truly belongs on every iDevice. The promotion won’t last long; download Siege Hero today! (iPhone link, iPad link) Continue reading Siege the Day! Siege Hero from Armor Games Now Free, For a Few Days Only

Temple Run 2 Now Available for Free on Google Play and Amazon Marketplace

tr2_logoAfter a 20 million-strong debut weekend on the App Store, Temple Run 2 races onto Android and Kindle devices

RALEIGH, N.C. – January 21, 2013 –Imangi Studios, the independent studio behind the mega-hit endless runner Temple Run, today announced that Temple Run 2 is now available for select Android and Kindle devices. Featuring high-res graphics, new obstacles, abilities, player powers, and achievements, Temple Run 2 takes place in an entirely new and infinitely more challenging world filled with curvy roads, hills and valleys, where players must fly down zip lines and speed along in mine carts to get away from the temple dwellers and retain control of the idol.

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Civilization’s End is Just the Beginning! Downfall: Clash of Factions Brings Strategic Modern Combat to iOS

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New military strategy title now available for free on the App Store

THE END OF CIVILIZATION – January 17, 2013 – Playlore, an independent game development company with uncommon vision, today announced the launch of its first iOS title, Downfall: Clash of Factions. Following humanity’s struggle for survival at the end of civilization, Downfall asks players if they have what it takes to build a powerful army and do battle for resources and power with thousands of other players online. Prove you’re ready to rule by downloading Downfall: Clash of Factions today for free from the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downfall-clash-of-factions/id580144430?mt=8!

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Audio-enabled Social Sharing App Digisocial Launches

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Exclusive iOS release features seamless sharing of image, text and audio content across major networks and an ad-free, privacy-focused environment

BOSTON – Jan. 16, 2013 – Digisocial, Inc. today launched its social sharing app for iOS, introducing a new way for users to share content and connect globally. Now available for free on the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/digisocial/id529473443?mt=8), Digisocial is an audio-enabled, always ad-free social sharing app that combines the best elements of social tools with the power of voice, in an experience that is as private or public as a user chooses. The app’s audio capabilities allow users to create and share content in new ways, with tools like “VoicePhotos.” Shareable publicly or privately on the Digisocial network, Facebook and Twitter, VoicePhotos are high-resolution images with high-definition audio recordings attached. VoicePhotos can be used to quickly and conveniently share audio commentary alongside pictures, or in other innovative ways such as adding a live music sample to a photo of a band in action. Continue reading Audio-enabled Social Sharing App Digisocial Launches

Chartboost Partners with Sequoia in $19 Million Series B

Chartboost now reaches 300 million monthly active devices powering six billion game sessions per month

SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 8, 2013 – Chartboost today announced a partnership with Sequoia Capital to accelerate its growth and further develop the business engine for mobile game developers so they can focus on building kickass games. The $19M round was led by Sequoia and included participation from existing investors TransLink Capital and SK Telecom Ventures. Chartboost allows game developers to reach new users through cross-promotion, make money from their games, and collaborate directly with fellow developers through the Direct Deals Marketplace.

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Cantasia Launches on Facebook, Brings Popular Asian IP “Canimals” to US for First Time

New social platform features interactive characters and mini-games, with mobile expansion coming in December

NEW YORK – Nov. 28, 2012 – Developer PlayPlus today announced the launch of Cantasia on Facebook, a new kid-friendly social gaming hub. Cantasia is based on the Canimals characters from Voozclub, a popular series in South Korea and throughout Asia. Players interact with Canimals and customize their Cantasia City while completing quests and playing a variety of online games. Cantasia will initially feature one mini-game embedded in the platform, Canimals Match 3, with other mini-games to be subsequently released. A mobile version of Canimals Match 3 will be released in December, available exclusively from Samsung Apps for the first three weeks after launch. Have fun with friends and family by checking out Cantasia, available online at the following link: apps.facebook.com/Cantasia. Continue reading Cantasia Launches on Facebook, Brings Popular Asian IP “Canimals” to US for First Time