SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 23, 2014 – OUYA today announced that Age of Zombies, the smash-hit top-down shooter from Halfbrick Studio, will be available on OUYA June 30. A huge success on mobile platforms and PS Vita, Age of Zombies takes players on an action-packed journey through space and time as they hunt the zombie hordes of Professor Brains and try to save humanity from undead-based annihilation. Continue reading A Blast from the Past! Age of Zombies coming soon to OUYA
Unique 2D Pixel World Builder Gives Players Unlimited Control of Their Own Micro-Universe
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 5, 2014 – OUYA and Pixowl, Inc. today announced that The Sandbox, a game that gives players the power to build their own world pixel by pixel, will be available on OUYA this summer for free with in-game purchases. Originally launched in May of 2012 for iOS and Android, The Sandbox has been downloaded 10 million times, with over 1.5 million players building – and destroying – worlds every month. Continue reading Build Whole Worlds From the Comfort of Your Couch: The Sandbox Coming Soon to OUYA
New Venture-Backed Publisher Expands Global Presence via Talent, Tech, and Game Acquisition
TEL AVIV, Israel – May 23, 2014 – Today top children’s app publisher TabTale announced the acquisition of Coco Play Limited, a Hong Kong and China-based developer of educational apps and games for kids. The deal enables TabTale to establish a presence in China and reach a wider global audience. TabTale will also be joined by Coco Play’s team, and add its two million monthly active users to TabTale’s existing 25 million. TabTale raised $12 million in Series B funding in October 2013, and continues to seek expansion opportunities around the globe in order to enrich its app offerings and grow in new markets.
The Monkeys Are Back in a Pachinko-style Puzzle Game, Coming to Mobile this Summer
SAN FRANCISCO – May 19, 2014 – SEGA Networks, Inc. today announced Super Monkey Ball Bounce, a brand new title coming to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices this summer. Taking inspiration from the classic arcade game, pachinko, Super Monkey Ball Bounce features AiAi and the rest of his monkey friends as they attempt to thwart the evil machinations of the dastardly Prof. Boscis. Players send AiAi and his primate pals careening into action in over 120 levels, bouncing, sliding and rebounding to defeat Prof. B’s flunkies and earn bushels of bananas. The simple yet addictive aim-and-shoot game features seven playable monkey characters each with their own special abilities. Super Monkey Ball Bounce will be available this summer as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.
Free-to-play app makes SAT and ACT prep social, accessible and fun
NEW YORK — May 1, 2014 — play2prep has tackled the chore of SAT and ACT prep by officially launching its multiplayer mobile game for iOS and Android. After an initial soft launch, the New York-based startup has released the first and only SAT and ACT test prep game played against friends. play2prep has partnered with leading educational publishers to give students access to questions just like those on the real tests, which they can use to challenge their peers. Now, preparing for these critical assessments can be as enjoyable as playing a game against friends.
Mining Puzzle Game Takes Players Deep Within the Earth to Free Their Dwarven Pals
BOULDER, CO – May 1, 2014 – Backflip Studios today announced the mining puzzle game Dwarven Den is now available free on the iTunes App Store. In Dwarven Den, you play a group of dwarves seeking adventure and sparkly treasures buried deep within the earth. Your dwarven ancestors have been trapped in vast underground mines. Armed with only a pickaxe and a mighty beard, you’ve got to dig down deep by excavating floor after floor. Simply tap to dig through ancient civilizations, choosing your next move cautiously to avoid cave-ins and cartoon monsters. With challenging puzzles and simple controls, the app has already been deemed “What’s Hot” in its Canadian beta phase. Free with optional in-app purchases, players can download Dwarven Den today!
BOSTON — April 24, 2014 — Indie development studio Moonshot Games and indie game publisher gameblyr today announced the release of the highly anticipated stealth puzzle game Third Eye Crime for iOS devices. Created by AAA-turned-indie talent from Bungie with years of design expertise on titles including the Halo series, Third Eye Crime features gorgeous visuals in noir stylings and a soulful jazz score to deliver a stylistically immersive, fully independent gameplay experience. Third Eye Crime’s 120-level thriller is available for $4.99 on the App Store, or players can begin with the first 40 levels of Act One for $2.99, with Acts Two and Three available as add-ons for 99 cents each.
New Storytelling Adventure from Renowned Children’s App Developer TabTale Brings Mini-Games and Challenges to Kids Young and Old
TEL AVIV, Israel – April 16, 2014 – TabTale announced today the release of a new game in its hit Doctor X series, Jungle Doctor X: Wild Animal Adventure. The game brings kids a story-driven adventure with a series of casual mini-games, building on TabTale’s success developing ebooks, educational apps, and games with more than 300 million downloads. This lively story has over 35 levels to play, including bonus “expert levels” of challenging mini-games for older kids up to 14 years of age. Players help Squirrel find his parents, treating injured animal friends they meet along the way while skirting monkey bandits. The game is free-to-play and now available to download on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon.