SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – Oct. 10, 2012 – SEGA®of America Inc. and SEGA®Europe Ltd. today announced that alien duo ToeJam and Earl will be returning to consoles next month thanks to the SEGA Vintage Collection series. Genesis classics ToeJam & Earl™ and ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron™ will be available to purchase separately on PlayStation®Network starting November 6 for $4.99 each, and will be available packaged together as the SEGA Vintage Collection: ToeJam & Earl for 800 MSP starting November 7 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Rescue Reef Continues Series of Fun and Educational Games Benefiting Charitable Causes
LOS ANGELES – Oct. 10, 2012 – SGN, a leading cross-platform developer of social and mobile games, and Philippe Cousteau’s EarthEcho International, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging youth in environmental action, today announced a partnership to raise awareness and charitable donations for ocean conservation. Running from October 10 – 17, SGN’s Rescue Reef, available as a free download on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, will be receiving an EarthEcho makeover.
The game will include special branded items and facts about ocean conservation, with SGN donating a percentage of revenues back to EarthEcho’s various youth education efforts. The announcement comes as part of SGN’s on-going initiative to offer a collection of fun and educational games, with more partnerships planned in the future. Continue reading SGN and EarthEcho International Kick Off In-Game Charity Initiative for Ocean Conservation
Rumpus announces launch date, releases teaser trailer for new turn-based RPG
SAN FRANCISCO – Oct. 3, 2012 – Rumpus, a game studio that strives to create fun, beautiful and social mobile games, today announced an evolved take on catching, training, and battling with Mo’ Monsters. Available as a free universal download on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices on October 10, mobile monster enthusiasts must collect, develop and tactfully battle a cast of colorful characters in turn-based combat and timed events. While taking players to a deeper level of battling in real-time, the game will soon offer many social media features to allow fun amongst friends. Watch the trailer on YouTube to see the game in action!
Hothead Games Goes for the End Zone launching the latest game in the Big Win series.
Vancouver – Oct. 3, 2012 – Hut hut! After 200 million games played across the chart-topping Big Win Sports franchise, the long awaited American Football game is now available for FREE for iOS and Android gamers. See the game in action in the trailer.
Gravity-bending Platformer Reaches #1 Free Game on Mexico App Store
MEXICO CITY – September 28, 2012 – Televisa Home Entertainment and Efecto Studios are proud to announce that Grabbity, the free platformer with gravity-warping gameplay, is now weighing in at over 100,000 downloads for iOS devices worldwide. What’s more, Grabbity has achieved the hefty milestone of reaching the #1 spot on the Free Games chart on the App Store in Televisa’s respective home country of Mexico. Televisa and Efecto both flipped when they heard the news – but thankfully, the game’s lovable Grabbians were able to flip them back over again. Continue reading Grabbity Pulls Down 100,000 Downloads
VANCOUVER, CANADA – Sept. 27, 2012 – Canada-based mobile game developer Hope This Works Games today unveiled their newest game Polara, a side scrolling platform running game, coming to iOS and Android devices. Polara turns the popular free-running platform genre on its head by introducing a color switching strategy, challenging players to do more than just dash and jump, as well as a compelling and immersive story line that keeps players hooked for more. You’ll need a fast eye and even faster reflexes to make your way through all 50 levels, check out the teaser for the game here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCJCL46EhQ0
Continue reading These Colors Do Run: Polara Coming Soon to iOS and Android
Special Travel Advisory Issued for Visitors of Apocalypse Island, Monster Skin Pack by Aaron Blecha Now Available
SAN FRANCISCO – September 26, 2012 – Attention all passengers headed for Apocalypse Island, an urgent travel advisory has been issued. Due to a deadly plague of biblical proportions running its course through all of Pygmy-kind (released into the wild today by Bolt Creative in Pocket God Episode 46: Germs of Endearment), we strongly urge you to be considerate and cover your mouth while passing away into the afterlife in order to prevent further spreading of this malicious ailment. Also of grave importance, please stay away from the new—and aptly named—Plague Room, as the water contained in the fountain within this chamber is infected with the virulent disease. Continue reading Pocket God Episode 46 Released, Goes Viral. Literally.
Chinese mobile game developer and publisher Chukong/CocoaChina declared a leader in mobile category
HONG KONG – September 17, 2012 – Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Chukong/CocoaChina was selected as one of this year’s Red Herring 100 Asia winners. Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. Continue reading Chukong/CocoaChina selected as a 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Asia