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Epic Island from Backflip Studios Launches September 25

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Loot-gathering adventuring game features upgradeable heroes and limitless fun for iOS

BOULDER, CO – September 4, 2014 – Backflip Studios today announced its newest game, Epic Island, will launch next Thursday, September 25 on iOS. Epic Island is an action-packed adventure game where players assemble and upgrade a team of five heroes tasked with reclaiming an island overrun with the minions of the evil sorcerer Cedric Sparklehands. Epic Island will be free to play with optional in-app purchases.

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NativeX Announces Lightning Play™ Video Ads

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Now Offering the Most Comprehensive Suite of Reward and Non-reward Ad Formats in the Industry

SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 15, 2014 - NativeX, the leading advertising technology for mobile games, today announced the launch of Lightning PlayTM Video, a video ad format that combines the latest mobile video ad technology with NativeX’s industry leading selection of native advertising formats. This includes discovery walls, interstitials, and other rich media formats, both reward and non-reward. Lightning Play video provides NativeX game developers with yet another tool to best monetize their apps by serving the right ad format based on what’s happening in the game. Designed with maximum performance in mind, Lightning Play uses proprietary technology to instantly play video ads without interrupting the user experience. Continue reading

Take It To The Hoop: Hasbro and Backflip Studios Launch NERF® Hoops on iOS Today

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Sink shots and score bragging rights in free flick-and-shoot mobile basketball game

Boulder, CO – September 4, 2014 – Backflip Studios today announced that NERF® Hoops, a new flick basketball game, is available now as a free download in the iTunes App Store. Use precision swipe-to-toss mechanics to score baskets on a classic basketball court, over city streets, in the dorm room, and even on a zombie apocalypse-inspired level. Hoops is free on the iTunes App Store.

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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

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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Crazy Taxi™: City Rush Swerves onto iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with Worldwide Release

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SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON – July 31, 2014 – SEGA Networks, Inc. today announced the launch of Crazy Taxi™: City Rush, the newest game in the iconic Crazy Taxi franchise, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Crazy Taxi: City Rush was designed by Kenji Kanno, creator of the original Crazy Taxi arcade phenomenon, and developed by Hardlight Studios, one of SEGA’s top in-house studios and developer of the global hits Sonic Dash and Sonic Jump Fever. The game, designed from the wheels up for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices with intuitive controls and a new world to explore, is free to download today from the App Store and coming very soon to Google Play.

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DoubleDutch Announces Technology Partnership With Eventbrite

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New Integration Helps Event Organizers Seamlessly Gather Attendee Information for Increased Engagement and More Accurate Event Data

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK – July 31, 2014 – DoubleDutch, the leading developer of mobile event technology, today announced a partnership with Eventbrite, the global self-service ticketing and event discovery platform, to integrate the company’s online ticketing technology within its comprehensive event management system. The integration allows event organizers to sync attendee lists from their Eventbrite to their DoubleDutch accounts for an easy onboarding experience.

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Chartboost Partners with Chukong Technologies to Expand Their Global Footprint and Level Up the Mobile Game Market

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Industry-leading Revenue Platform Looks to Support Rapidly Growing Asian App Market

SAN FRANCISCO and BEIJING – July 30, 2014 – Chartboost, the largest revenue platform for mobile games, and international mobile games company Chukong Technologies today announced a strategic partnership to bring Chartboost’s powerful monetization and advertising technology to the Chinese mobile market. As one of China’s largest mobile entertainment companies, Chukong will provide the local expertise necessary to share Chartboost’s technology with the local developer community. The partnership will empower developers to find new players and monetize their games through higher retention, increased advertising revenue and greater transparency and control of their campaigns. Continue reading