Atari Announces Major Updates to Pong® Indie Developer Challenge

Publishing Agreements Extended to Three Years, Developer Spotlight Unveiled, David Whatley Joins Judging Panel

LOS ANGELES – March 27, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today announced several updates to its Pong® Indie Developer Challenge, most notably an extension of the rev-share publishing agreements from one to three years for all winners. The new publishing terms are intended to offer developers larger incentives for participation and increase their potential revenue as a result of their winning Pong submission.

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Joystick Labs Provides Funds With Benefits

Innovative Video Game Accelerator Builds on Past Success, Sets Date for 2012 Program

Joystick Labs logoDURHAM, N.C. – February 23, 2012 – Joystick Labs (www.joysticklabs.com), an innovative accelerator program dedicated to the success of startup video game studios, announced today that their 2012 program will begin on August 20 with an application deadline of May 25. Joystick Labs provides funding and mentorship for aspiring game development teams through a unique 12-week program in Durham, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2010, Joystick Labs has funded and mentored seven startup game studios, including:

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fiveonenine Officially Launches Social Gaming Studio

Industry Veterans to Meld Cultural and Political Content with Social Gameplay

fiveonenine games logoDURHAM, 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.

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Photogram Goes Pro with Photo Sharing for Small Businesses

Subscription-based Photogram Pro lets small businesses share special moments with their customers that drive word-of-mouth marketing and referrals

Photogram logoCHICAGO – November 18, 2011 – Timelines, Inc. today announced the launch of Photogram Pro, a mobile photo iPhone app for small businesses. With this app, businesses can easily capture and share professionally packaged photos with their customers. Photogram and its artist-designed themes were widely received by consumers when it launched in June 2011 and now Timelines has customized the tool to enhance marketing efforts for small businesses.

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