CONCORD, Mass. – July 11, 2012 – Tencent Boston today unveiled the first original production to come from its game development group Stomp Games. Robot Rising is a science fiction themed action role playing game designed for the browser that will initially be available on Facebook. Leveraging top Western development talent and best-of-breed online gaming know-how from the East, this initial release from the studio will deliver premium game play and full 3D graphics to the social networking masses.
SAN FRANCISCO – June 27, 2012 – King.com, the leading casual social games company, will be debuting Bubble Witch Saga on mobile this July.
Bubble Witch Saga, the addictive hit bubble shooter game with over 4.5 million daily active players on Facebook, will be the first iOS game to offer complete progress synchronization with Facebook. Players who link their Facebook account can complete and unlock levels on their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad device and continue their quest on Facebook, and vice versa. Both new and current players will enjoy over 150 levels free when Bubble Witch Saga debuts for iOS devices in July.
The first truly story-driven social game is coming soon to a browser near you
NEW YORK – June 15, 2012 – uCool, Inc, composed of veterans in the hardcore social gaming space, has officially revealed Tynon, their new social fantasy RPG / city-building game. From members of the team behind Evony, a pioneer of hardcore online games, Tynon is introducing several new concepts to the social gaming space. Combining a unique blend of action, role-playing, social and strategy gameplay elements, Tynon will be the first truly story-driven social web game. Continue reading Save the World of Tynon in Upcoming Social Fantasy RPG
With Ryzing, RockYou Enables Players to Win Real Cash or Prizes
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 13, 2012 – Leading social entertainment company RockYou® today announced that it has acquired Ryzing, LLC, creators of the popular Bingo by Ryzing. The acquisition brings a powerful monetization model in rewards-based gaming to RockYou, plus a real-money, proprietary gaming platform, and a flagship title in Bingo by Ryzing, with over 75,000 daily active users.
SAN FRANCISCO – March 6, 2012 – SweetLabs, makers of Pokki, and Digital Chocolate today released the popular Galaxy Life game as a free desktop download for the first time at www.pokki.com. With Galaxy Life now just a click away, gamers can build armies, form colonies and interact in constant connectivity with friends and rivals using Pokki.
San Francisco, CA – March 6, 2012 – SweetLabs, the makers of Pokki, today announced the winners of the Pokki 1UP Game Developer Contest, which were demonstrated at the Social & Online Games Summit at GDC 2012. The winners, who topped a field of 60 submitted games, are:
- 1st Place: 4 Horsemen by Nicklaus Liow – $30,000 and a trip to GDC
- 2nd Place: Tupsu by Evgeni Gordejev – $13,000
- 3rd Place: Onslaught! Arena by Matt Hackett – $7,000
Industry Veterans to Meld Cultural and Political Content with Social Gameplay
DURHAM, N.C. – February 22, 2012 – Promising to blaze new trails in social gaming, fiveonenine Games today officially opened its Durham office for business. A joint venture between top media companies E.W. Scripps and Capitol Broadcasting, fiveonenine will create high-quality, engaging social and casual games that entertain while connecting players with culturally and politically relevant content.
RockYou’s Third-Party Publishing Group Launches First Partner Game
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 30, 2012 – Social Entertainment company RockYou® today announced their publishing partnership with casual casino social games developer, Ryzing LLC. RockYou’s third-party publishing unit, Studio Partners, will publish Bingo by Ryzing providing analytics and product management support, advertising and monetization solutions. RockYou formed Studio Partners to enable talented developers to realize their creative vision and change the scale of success by leveraging the publishing platform.