Chartboost Partners with Sequoia in $19 Million Series B

Chartboost now reaches 300 million monthly active devices powering six billion game sessions per month

SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 8, 2013 – Chartboost today announced a partnership with Sequoia Capital to accelerate its growth and further develop the business engine for mobile game developers so they can focus on building kickass games. The $19M round was led by Sequoia and included participation from existing investors TransLink Capital and SK Telecom Ventures. Chartboost allows game developers to reach new users through cross-promotion, make money from their games, and collaborate directly with fellow developers through the Direct Deals Marketplace.

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Cantasia Launches on Facebook, Brings Popular Asian IP “Canimals” to US for First Time

New social platform features interactive characters and mini-games, with mobile expansion coming in December

NEW YORK – Nov. 28, 2012 – Developer PlayPlus today announced the launch of Cantasia on Facebook, a new kid-friendly social gaming hub. Cantasia is based on the Canimals characters from Voozclub, a popular series in South Korea and throughout Asia. Players interact with Canimals and customize their Cantasia City while completing quests and playing a variety of online games. Cantasia will initially feature one mini-game embedded in the platform, Canimals Match 3, with other mini-games to be subsequently released. A mobile version of Canimals Match 3 will be released in December, available exclusively from Samsung Apps for the first three weeks after launch. Have fun with friends and family by checking out Cantasia, available online at the following link: apps.facebook.com/Cantasia. Continue reading Cantasia Launches on Facebook, Brings Popular Asian IP “Canimals” to US for First Time

Sushi Monsters Unite! Sushi Mushi Stomps onto iOS Devices for Free

Aspyr Media Launches Gargantuan Puzzle Multiplayer Game, Brings Out the Sushi Chef in Everyone

AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 8, 2012 – Aspyr Media, a leading publisher of Mac® and iOS games, today announced the launch of Sushi Mushi for free on iOS devices everywhere. A new puzzle game, Sushi Mushi pits players in head-to-head battle as they create sushi rolls to feed their ravenous monsters. Sushi Mushi features simple controls, adorable characters, crisp animations, and catchy music that will captivate puzzle-matching fans and newcomers alike. Download Sushi Mushi today on the iTunes App Store:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sushi-mushi/id535887754?ls=1&mt=8 Continue reading Sushi Monsters Unite! Sushi Mushi Stomps onto iOS Devices for Free

Chartboost Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Strong Performance and International Expansion

Company’s Global Network Includes Over 8,000 Mobile Games, Surpasses 4 Billion Game Sessions per Month

SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 1, 2012 – Chartboost (www.chartboost.com) – the leading alternative to traditional mobile game ad networks – today announced its platform is now driving four billion game sessions per month. Since November 2011, Chartboost has attracted some of the industry’s biggest mobile game makers to its global network, including TinyCo, PocketGems, Kiloo and Get Set Games, who leverage the company’s technology to drive game downloads and profits. Continue reading Chartboost Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Strong Performance and International Expansion

Calling All Sushi-Loving Monsters! Sushi Mushi Launch Date Announced, Rolls Free onto iOS Devices November 8

Addictive New Multiplayer Match-3 Game from Aspyr Media Coming Next Week

AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 1, 2012 – Aspyr Media today announced Sushi Mushi, a new multiplayer match-3 puzzle game available November 8 for all iOS devices. A fresh addition to the genre, Sushi Mushi will task players with creating sushi rolls to feed their hungry monsters. With loveable characters, smooth animations, and catchy music, Sushi Mushi will take fans of the puzzle genres by sushi storm. Continue reading Calling All Sushi-Loving Monsters! Sushi Mushi Launch Date Announced, Rolls Free onto iOS Devices November 8

Atari Outlaw™ Rides into Town on iOS

Test Your Touchscreen Aim in Free Wild West Gunslinging

LOS ANGELES – Nov. 1, 2012 – Today Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, has released Atari Outlaw™ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Atari Outlaw, a classic franchise from the Atari library, now rides again as a casual shooter, combining the Western themes of the original hit with colorful hand-drawn graphics, an expanded arsenal of weapons and smooth touchscreen controls. Atari Outlaw is available as a free download on the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/id553864821. Continue reading Atari Outlaw™ Rides into Town on iOS

Take Sonic to New Heights: Sonic Jump Available Now

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SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – Oct. 18, 2012 –  SEGA®of America Inc. and SEGA®Europe Ltd. are jumping for joy at the release of Sonic Jump™, Sonic’s first-ever game developed specifically for mobile platforms. The game was developed by Hardlight, a new digital studio composed of former SEGA Tech Group members whose focus is creating entertaining games; Sonic Jump is their first release. You know just how fast Sonic can run; now you can check out just how high he can jump as you tilt your screen to leap through a range of stunning new levels and classic zones from the Sonic universe. Sonic Jump will be bouncing onto the iTunes App Store today for $1.99 / £1.49 / AUD$1.99 / €1.59 on iPod touch, iPad®, iPhone 4® and iPhone 5®.

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Media Advisory: Just in Time for Halloween, PlayFirst Expands Hit Hotel Transylvania Dash with Spooky New Venues and Characters

SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 18, 2012 – PlayFirst® Inc. today announced a major expansion for Hotel Transylvania Dash® on iPhone, iPad and iPad touch that offers players two hot new venues and four monstrous new guests. In addition to the 30 action-packed levels that made Hotel Transylvania Dash the No. 1 free iPad game when it launched last month, patrons of Dracula’s five-stake resort can now try their hands – or claws, paws, or pincers – at running stylish new Hawaiian and Egyptian wings of the all-monster hotel. For the one million players who downloaded Hotel Transylvania Dash in just 20 days after its release, the updates are sure to be the perfect treat.

From palm trees to pyramids, both spooktacular additions are available as in-app purchases for just $0.99 each. Pick them up from within Hotel Transylvania Dash, available now on the App Store. Continue reading Media Advisory: Just in Time for Halloween, PlayFirst Expands Hit Hotel Transylvania Dash with Spooky New Venues and Characters