Chartboost and TinyCo Announce Program to Drive New Game Development on Amazon’s Kindle Fire Platform

By Incorporating Chartboost’s Powerful Interstitials, Developers Can Net $21 eCPMs & $2.50 Per Install

SAN FRANCISCO – July 9, 2012 – Chartboost (www.chartboost.com) — a leading technology platform that drives distribution power for iOS and Android apps — and TinyCo (www.tinyco.com) — a popular mobile game developer with several hit titles, including Tiny MonstersTiny Village, and Tiny Zoo Friends — today announced a program to accelerate growth and deliver increased revenue opportunities to game developers on Amazon’s Kindle Fire platform.

“Developers were thrilled when we announced a similar deal with TinyCo on iOS last November, and the response was overwhelming,” said Maria Alegre, CEO and co-founder of Chartboost. “Chartboost and TinyCo have seen the enormous potential of Kindle Fire games and hope to incent first-mover advantage with this uniquely attractive deal.”
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Atari Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Game Releases and Special Promotions

Infographic and Sizzle Reel Highlight 40 Years of Gaming, Released with Details of Special Giveaways and Events

LOS ANGELES – June 27, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today commemorates its 40th anniversary, which comes on the heels of the recent mobile releases Circus Atari TM and Centipede®: Origins. In celebration of this milestone, Atari has released an infographic highlighting its many pivotal moments in video game history, as well as a sizzle reel with footage from a 1980s commercial and the company’s progression over the years to its recent mobile hits.

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Atari Announces Finalists for the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge

Finalists Guaranteed Cash and iOS Publishing Agreements, Community Voting Opens

LOS ANGELES – June 26, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today revealed finalists in the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge. The developers revealed today will win three-year, revenue-share publishing agreements and cash prizes, which will be awarded based on final ranking, with first place taking home a grand prize of $50,000. All finalists are featured on Atari’s Developer Spotlight, with information about each developer and their submission. Fans can visit the Developer Spotlight and vote for their favorite new Pong concept at www.atari.com/pongdevchallenge/finalists. Continue reading Atari Announces Finalists for the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge

Save Endangered Species in Rescue Reef for iOS, Available Now on the App Store

Fluff Friends Rescue Developer SGN Brings Under-the-Sea Fun to Mobile Gaming

LOS ANGELES – June 19, 2012 – SGN, a leading developer and publisher of cross-platform games, today announced the launch of Rescue Reef, a new under-the-sea title in the hit Fluff Friends Rescue series for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, available now on the Apple App Store. In this free time management game, players rescue endangered sea animals, nurture them to health, and release them back into the wild for rewards. Download the game from the App Store using the following link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/rescue-reef/id530518476 Continue reading Save Endangered Species in Rescue Reef for iOS, Available Now on the App Store

RockYou® Acquires Casual Casino Social Games Developer, Ryzing


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.

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Nyko Introduces Android Tablet Controllers and Arcade-Quality PlayStation®3 Fight Stick at E3

Diversified Product Lineup for Expanded Game Audiences

LOS ANGELES – June 5, 2012 – Nyko Technologies®, the leading gaming peripherals manufacturer, unveiled their latest products at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). A stalwart exhibitor at the game industry’s headline event, Nyko this year announced a bold new product line designed to enhance our experience with the evolving range of consoles, handhelds and mobile devices that today’s gamers enjoy.
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AppStori Unveils Community Platform to Discover, Fund and Support Mobile Innovation

Mobile App Builders and Consumers Collaborate in the Process

NEW YORK – May 1, 2012 – AppStori today announced the launch of its community and funding platform dedicated to mobile app development, where consumers can browse and contribute to the creation of innovative mobile projects before they reach the app store. Using AppStori, mobile enthusiasts can discover original app ideas from a catalog of pre-screened projects and support them in a variety of ways: by making a financial contribution, providing user feedback and engagement, offering their services, and promoting them with social tools. Projects currently featured on AppStori include mobile apps for gaming, social discovery, health, politics and social causes. A listing of launch projects can be found on: http://www.AppStori.com.

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East Coast Game Conference 2012 Announces Full Lineup of Speakers and Technical Programs

Developers and Industry Professionals to Share Expertise Next Week in Raleigh, NC

East Coast Game Conference logoRALEIGH, N.C. – April 19, 2012 – The East Coast game Conference (ECGC) today announced the full lineup of speakers and sessions for this year’s event, taking place April 25-26, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Along with exploring the core topic of “content > platforms,” professionals from around the nation will be leading panels, lectures, and discussions on a variety of specific industry tracks. For information on how to attend and experience these sessions firsthand, visit www.ecgconf.com.

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