Prepare to Meet Your Match with Shape Jam for iOS and Android

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New Competitive Puzzle Game Will Challenge Players to Graduate from Match-3 to the Next Level

NEW YORK CITY – Oct. 23, 2013 – Jam Labs, Inc., an independent game developer formed by MIT graduates, today announced the upcoming launch of their debut title, Shape Jam. Coming to both iOS and Android platforms as a free download on October 31, 2013, Shape Jam is a competitive puzzle game that challenges players with gameplay deeper and more cerebral than the average “match-3” title. With sleek, minimalist graphics, quick 60-second rounds of play, and the ability to play at any time – even taking turns in asynchronous multiplayer while offline – Shape Jam is a game for casual players who are ready to graduate to something more. Continue reading Prepare to Meet Your Match with Shape Jam for iOS and Android

SPEARHEAD GAMES AND 505 GAMES PARTNER FOR CROSS-PLATFORM TINY BRAINS LAUNCH

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Award-Winning Indie Co-op Action Puzzler Coming November 15 for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment Systems and PC

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. and MONTREAL — Sept. 24, 2013 — Today Spearhead Games, an independent game studio, and 505 Games, a global video game publisher, announced a partnership to digitally release co-op puzzler Tiny Brains on the PlayStation®4 system timed to the platform’s North American launch this November 15. In addition to Sony’s next generation console, the four-person action puzzle game will release simultaneously on PlayStation® Network and Windows PC via digital download. Continue reading SPEARHEAD GAMES AND 505 GAMES PARTNER FOR CROSS-PLATFORM TINY BRAINS LAUNCH

Gamescom 2013: Trolls vs Vikings from Megapop, Debut Lane-Defense Game Playable at Nordic Games Booth

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Reinforced and reloaded from their skirmish at GDC, magical Trolls and surly Vikings set to wage war this holiday season

OSLO, Norway – Aug. 21, 2013 – Five months after its first public appearance at GDC 2013, Megapop is showing off updates to their debut tower defense game Trolls vs Vikings at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany. Coming to mobile and PC this winter, the game has undergone vast improvements; new gameplay elements, characters, enemies, dynamic tiles, movable towers, and interactive resources will all be on display. Trolls vs Vikings is the first title from the startup studio founded by former Funcom (Age of Conan, The Longest Journey) and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers. The puzzle game will be demonstrated by founder Jørgen Tharaldsen at the Nordic Games Booth (Hall 4.2, Aisle B, Number 020) during Gamescom.

What’s New in Trolls vs Vikings:

  • More than 30 Viking & Troll characters are now fully playable
  • All 28 playfields are ready to be batted upon
  • Four-season gameplay, where Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall each offer unique challenges
  • Movable towers provide extra strategic options (and are the perfect choice for indecisive players)
  • Dynamic board spaces add strategic variety to the action
  • Five new spells are up and running, when you need an extra boost

More about the game:
Trolls vs Vikings is an upcoming tower defense game for players of all ages and experience levels, where you’re tasked with defending a tribe of grumpy, misunderstood-but-harmless Trolls from raids by Vikings intent on stealing their gold.  This colorful, engaging and edgy lane defense game is set in a world of rich Norse mythology, populated by a cast of over-the-top characters. With their background in creating Triple-A MMO, Adventure and Browser titles, Megapop are setting the bar high for their debut game.

Trolls vs Vikings adds a number of never-before-seen features, striving to evolve the tower defense genre for a whole new audience. It takes a fresh approach to towers, levels, gameplay, tactics, player interaction and boss fights. In addition, Trolls vs Vikings has a number of genre enhancements, including multiplayer matches (both live and asynchronous), full social integration, movable towers, strategic resource gathering, a dynamic tile system, set-piece challenges, and more.

The puzzle game will be demonstrated by founder Jørgen Tharaldsen at the Nordic Games Booth (Hall 4.2, Aisle B, Number 020) during Gamescom.

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About Megapop Games
Founded in 2012 by former Funcom (Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, Dreamfall, The Longest Journey) and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers, Megapop is a new casual gaming startup headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The company is founded by some of Europe’s most recognized game developers and game business managers. More than 100 years of combined experience has resulted in a range of significant awards and a number of international hits. As a company, Megapop is focused on adding an engaging social dimension to beloved videogame staples. With a deep passion for games, their ultimate goal is to create worthy games, where quality gameplay shines brightest of all!

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Media Contact – During Gamescom 2013
Jørgen Tharaldsen, CEO
+47 41 33 41 47
jtt@megapopgames.com

Media Contact – General
Rich Jones, TriplePoint for Megapop
212-730-9744
rjones@triplepointpr.com

 

 

Chartboost Launches Backend Service to Power In-app Purchases in Mobile Games

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Chartboost Store Empowers Mobile Game Developers to Modify their In-app Store and Virtual Items in Real Time

SAN FRANCISCO – July 11, 2013 – Chartboost – the business engine for mobile game developers around the world – today announced the launch of Chartboost Store, the latest addition to the company’s powerful technology platform that helps developers attract gamers and make money. Today’s launch underscores the company’s core mission to provide developers with a full suite of business tools that drive their businesses forward. Chartboost Store, which joins the company’s widely popular offerings – Direct Deals, Cross Promotion, and the Chartboost Network – harnesses the power of data to give developers full control to make real-time adjustments to their in-game marketplaces.

For more information on Chartboost Store, please visit www.chartboost.com/store. Continue reading Chartboost Launches Backend Service to Power In-app Purchases in Mobile Games

Storm8 Sweetens Social Arcade Genre with Tile-Matching Game Fruit Mania on iOS

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Juicy adventure features new game modes never before seen in arcade puzzles on mobile

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 9, 2013 – Mobile social gaming leader Storm8 today announced that tile-matching game Fruit Mania is ripe for release. Fruit Mania is the latest game from TeamLava, the Storm8 brand behind hit apps Bubble Mania and Jewel Mania. Following the exotic travels of protagonist Harrison the mouse, the game debuts two new modes for this arcade puzzle genre on mobile. Color Mode lets players focus on matching a particular type of fruit, while Digging Mode challenges players to navigate through the puzzle and unlock hidden charms. Continue reading Storm8 Sweetens Social Arcade Genre with Tile-Matching Game Fruit Mania on iOS

Award-winning Indie Adventure Papo & Yo Coming to Steam April 18

MONTREAL – March 26, 2013 – Minority Media, an independent game development studio, today announced that its imaginative adventure hit Papo & Yo will be released on Steam on April 18, 2013. Previously available only on PlayStation®Network (PSN), Papo & Yo is receiving a number of updates and improvements for its next release.

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Alien Hive Hatches On iTunes and Google Play – Evolve Baby Aliens in Sliding Tile/Match-3 Hybrid

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Puzzle game is latest from developer Appxplore (Sporos & Lightopus), free to play today

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – March 21, 2013 – Appxplore today launched Alien Hive, a sliding-tile puzzle game about evolving baby aliens that’s free to play for both iOS and Android. Pastel watercolor graphics and a cute alien protagonist make the game appropriate for all ages, yet challenging enough for puzzle veterans. This mellow title is the latest from Appxplore, known for their award-winning game Lightopus (published by Bulkypix) as well as their recent biological puzzler Sporos. Harvest resources to grow and evolve new species of aliens, deploy massive power-ups, zap the villainous Naughty Bots and collect dozens of Supreme Aliens – there truly is life on Mars! Download Alien Hive today, free for iOS and Android.

Watch the trailer on the official website: Appxplore.com/index.php/games/alien-hive

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Alien Hive Takes Mobile to Mars; Evolving-Aliens Puzzle Game Coming Soon to iOS & Android

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New game from developer Appxplore (Sporos & Lightopus) – the hive hatches next week!

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – March 14, 2013 – Appxplore today announced that Alien Hive, an evolving-aliens sliding-tile puzzle game, will be launching on iOS and Android next Thursday, March 21st. With a unique gameplay hook and watercolor pastel visuals, the game is both challenging and mellow. The developer is known for their award-winning game Lightopus (published by Bulkypix) as well as their recent biological puzzler Sporos.

Watch the trailer on the official website: Appxplore.com/index.php/games/alien-hive

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