Innovative Video Game Accelerator Builds on Past Success, Sets Date for 2012 Program
DURHAM, 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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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.
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Tilt-Based iOS Action-Puzzler Coming to the App Store on March 15
SECRET LAB, UNDISCLOSED LOCATION – February 21, 2012 – Sam’s life has never been easy. Overlooked by his family, never the top of his class, a victim of lost love… and now he’s been kidnapped by a scientist and tossed into a bottomless pit to search for crystals which hold a secret power. Fortunately for Sam, help is on the way, as indie developer Moon Active today announced their first title, Bitter Sam, will be available for iPhone and iPod Touch on March 15!
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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.
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Beginning January 29, 2011
January 27, 2012 – This week, Target guests can prepare for the big game with deals on every HDTV in the store. In addition, guests can save on highly anticipated video games arriving Tuesday, January 31. Through Target’s Electronics Trade-In service, exclusively offered in more than 1,490 Target stores nationwide, guests can trade in used iPhones, iPads, iPods, Nintendo DS units, cellphones, video games, calculators and DVDs, and receive credit good for most Target purchases. Guests can receive additional savings and 5 percent off nearly all Target purchases when they use their Target REDCard. Continue reading Score Big with Savings on HDTVs at Target
500 Startups Grad Sees Rapid User Adoption among College Students
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 24, 2012 – OneSchool, a developer of mobile tools for college students, today announced that they have closed a $750,000 seed round and are officially launching their smartphone app at eight universities across the country. The OneSchool mobile app is designed for students to navigate college campuses and connect with classmates easily. Within a single app, students can discover the best lunch spots, buy textbooks, find their classroom on the go, and more. Continue reading Education Tech Startup, OneSchool, Secures $750k Funding Round and Launches across Eight Universities
Highly-anticipated Sequel to Internationally Popular MMORPG to be Localized for Russian Audiences
MOSCOW – January 19, 2012 – Syncopate, a leading Russian online games publisher, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Shanda Games to localize and commercially release Magic World 2, the 3D sequel to popular free-to-play MMORPG Magic World Online, in Russian markets. Set in a gritty dark fantasy world, the game continues the epic story of Magic World Online, pitting players’ highly customizable characters against the minions of the underworld, as well as each other in player versus player (PvP) combat. Magic World 2, published in Europe by Frogster under the title Eligium: The Chosen One, is planned to be Syncopate’s highest-profile launch of 2012. Continue reading Syncopate to Add Shanda Games’ Magic World 2 to Lineup of Acclaimed Free-to-play Games
Limited Edition Modern Warfare 3 for $79 at Best Buy Stores, Additional Styles Discounted
SAN DIEGO – November 23, 2011 – GUNNAR Optiks® today revealed a lineup of discounted computer and gaming eyewear for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. A full listing of the deals may be viewed at www.gunnars.com/cyberweek.
Black Friday Weekend Deal
Limited edition Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 gaming eyewear, available at Best Buy stores and in GUNNAR’s online store, discounted from $99 to $79.
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