Take a Bite out of Granny Smith, Available Now on iOS and Android

The creators of Sprinkle are back with a frantic, fruit-filled adventure

MALMÖ, Sweden – August 30, 2012 – Mediocre, the team behind last year’s award-winning Sprinkle, is excited to announce today the launch of Granny Smith on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices, featuring exclusive effects on NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 devices. A whimsical blend of racing and platforming, Granny Smith puts players in the skates of a radical grandma as she rolls, soars and crashes through walls to get her stolen apples back from a chubby little thief. With 36 hand-crafted levels, three playable characters and integrated leaderboards, Granny Smith offers hours of fun to gamers of all ages, including the approximately 6 million players who downloaded the paid and free versions of Sprinkle and Sprinkle Jr. in the past year. Continue reading Take a Bite out of Granny Smith, Available Now on iOS and Android

NatureShare Hires Kyle Girard as Director of Software Engineering

Former hearforward partner leads technology development as outdoor digital company furthers social platform

WOODSTOCK, Vt. – August 29, 2012 – Market leader in nature and outdoors lifestyle mobile apps, NatureShare today announced the hiring of Kyle Girard as Director of Software Engineering.  Girard previously acted as managing partner and lead software architect at Burlington, Vermont-based hearforward, prior to its acquisition by Dealer.com in August 2012. In his new role at NatureShare, Girard will oversee the development of the company’s social platform for the outdoor vertical. NatureShare’s newest hire comes as the company builds out its technology team following a $1.5 million round of fundraising.<!–more–

“Kyle brings us great technical expertise as we scale our mobile and web offerings,” said NatureShare CEO, Brendan Cahill.  “He understands how to grow a social company and his experience will be instrumental to realizing our goal of being a leading social platform for the outdoor vertical.”

“Joining NatureShare allows me to combine my love of the outdoors with my experience in social software development,” said Girard.  “There’s an incredible opportunity here to tap into the ever-growing nature community and to amplify the way it interacts with the outdoors via technology and mobile platforms.”

In just over a year, Girard helped hearforward achieve a reputation as a rising player in the social marketing space, improving the company’s growth each quarter. Girard brings over seven years of experience in providing technical strategy and support for leading New England companies such as Burton, King Arthur Flour, and Seventh Generation, where he has utilized new technologies to increase business efficiency.

About NatureShare
NatureShare is an innovative social platform for the outdoor vertical and the leading publisher of mobile applications for nature and outdoor lifestyle. NatureShare, previously known as Green Mountain Digital, was founded in 2009 in Woodstock, VT. The company has designed and published more than 30 award-winning mobile apps including Audubon Birds of North America, Orvis Fly Fishing: The Ultimate Guide, GardenMinder, and Sailing World: Knots and Splices for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, and other mobile operating systems.


Media Contact
Ellen Manuszak, TriplePoint for NatureShare

Chartboost Expands Kiosk Program, Creates New Revenue Opportunities for Mobile Game Developers

Key Partners GREE, Booyah, Kabam and Crowdstar Kiosks Now Available to Game Developers

SAN FRANCISCO – August 28, 2012 – Chartboost (www.chartboost.com)—the platform for game developers to reach more gamers and make more money without the need of a traditional ad network—today announced the launch of its expanded Kiosk program. Chartboost’s Kiosks enable any game developer to increase revenue by engaging with major mobile game companies GREE, Booyah, Kabam and Crowdstar. Continue reading Chartboost Expands Kiosk Program, Creates New Revenue Opportunities for Mobile Game Developers

SEGA Launches Miku Flick/O2 for iOS

Japanese Vocaloid Sensation- “Hatsune Miku”-Returns to the iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO – Aug. 23, 2012 – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the launch of Miku Flick/02. Currently available on the iTunes App Store, Miku Flick/02 is the second installment in the Miku Flick series of action rhythm games where players flick away the lyrics to some of Japanese Vocaloid sensation, Hatsune Miku’s most popular songs. Miku Flick/02 is available for the iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad® on the iTunes App Store for $10.99.

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SEGA Alliance Rolls Out Flannel Carpet for Jack Lumber

First SEGA Alliance Title—Jack Lumber by Owlchemy Labs—Launches Today

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SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – August 16, 2012 –  SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced the formation of a new publishing initiative, SEGA Alliance. The SEGA Alliance will focus on publishing mobile games made by independent developers. The SEGA Alliance will provide participating developers with comprehensive marketing and production support as well as creative consultation. SEGA Alliance’s first title, Jack Lumber, developed by Owlchemy Labs, launched today on iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® worldwide.

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Run for Gold! One Epic Knight Launch Date Announced, Sprints for Free onto iOS Devices August 23

New Infinite Runner from the Creators of geoDefense and Tiny Heroes

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – August 14, 2012 – Simutronics today announced One Epic Knight, a new game from the creators of the immensely popular and award-winning Tiny Heroes. A fresh addition to the free running genre, One Epic Knight will launch for free on iOS devices everywhere August 23. With simple controls, numerous upgrades, and addicting gameplay, One Epic Knight will take fans of free-runners to a level of epicness they never thought possible. Continue reading Run for Gold! One Epic Knight Launch Date Announced, Sprints for Free onto iOS Devices August 23

Sea Stars Gets Friendlier With Pets!

Hothead Games introduces cute companions to the iOS and Android seas

VANCOUVER – August 13, 2012 – Hothead Games is excited to launch an adorable update for their mobile swimming sensation, Sea Stars. With over 154 million swims started and 1 million characters mastered to date, they decided it was time players invited more nautical friends to their aquatic adventures.

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Winners Revealed for Atari’s Pong® Indie Developer Challenge

zGames, MadRuse Games and Eppy Games Take top Honors and Prizes, Will See Commercial Release on App Store

LOS ANGELES – August 2, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today revealed the winners of the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge. The winning developers, who competed against other independent game developers for the chance to remake Atari’s iconic Pong, were chosen by a judging panel in conjunction with community voting. Final ranking is as follows:

  • 1st place ($50,000): zGames
  • 2nd place ($37,500): MadRuse Games
  • 3rd place ($15,000): Eppy Games

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