Call for Submissions Recognizing the Best in Video Game Marketing at Game Connection America 2013 Now Open
February 6, 2013—SAN FRANCISCO—Game Connection and [a]list, a knowledge sharing division of Ayzenberg Group aimed at entertainment marketers, have announced a partnership to offer a marketing summit and marketing awards program at Game Connection America. Held March 25-27, 2013 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, the Game Connection America 2013 conference will feature an all new track devoted to video game marketing under the [a]list summit banner. Additionally, editorial outlet [a]list daily will sponsor an awards program that will celebrate the best the video game marketing industry has to offer in areas spanning digital, print, mobile and public relations campaigns. Game Connection and [a]list welcome interested parties to submit their applications for the awards by February 15, 2013 at www.game-connection.com/gameconn/content/marketing-awards.
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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
Hugely popular, free-to-play title to benefit from Chukong/CocoaChina’s expertise in the mobile gaming industry and strong distribution capabilities
BEIJING – Oct. 17, 2012 – Leading international mobile game company, Chukong/CocoaChina, today announced that it has formed a partnership with NEXON Co. Ltd, a pioneer in the world of interactive entertainment, to develop and publish a mobile version of its worldwide hit downloadable game, Dungeon & Fighter, also known as Dungeon Fighter Online to gamers in the West. When ready, Chukong/CocoaChina will publish the game across its platform in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Continue reading NEXON Partners with Chukong/CocoaChina to Publish Mobile Version of Dungeon & Fighter in Greater China Region
New Content Represents First Addition for myVEGAS’ Rapidly Growing Base of Players
BURLINGAME, Calif. & LAS VEGAS – Oct. 11, 2012 – PLAYSTUDIOS, a game development company focusing on free-to-play casino games, today unveiled Studio City, the first addition to its flagship title myVEGAS. A new Hollywood movie-themed slot game, Studio City features wild symbols, four bonus games, and opportunities to earn myVEGAS collectibles. Studio City is the first in a series of upcoming game releases, each offering creative back-stories and fresh game mechanics. Its release brings the total number of playable games in myVEGAS to six, all of which allow players to earn Loyalty Points redeemable for real-world rewards.
The popularity of myVEGAS has attracted a base of over 350,000 players in just a few short weeks, with 12,000 already eligible to claim real-world rewards in Las Vegas. More than 500 rewards have been redeemed, with prizes ranging from complimentary passes to Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, to tickets to Cirque du Soleil and a two-night stay in a suite at Mandalay Bay. Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action! PLAYSTUDIOS Adds Hollywood Flair to myVEGAS with New Game, Studio City
New puzzle line-drawing game from Powerful Robot Games challenges the best problem-solvers in the universe
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – September 13, 2012 – Mobile developer Powerful Robot Games today announced the launch of Space Holiday on the iTunes App Store. In development since 2007, Space Holiday blends line-drawing and puzzle solving into a space-age adventure. With fun, cartoony artwork and simple touch controls, Space Holiday is a perfect pick-up-and-play game for puzzle fans and casual gamers of all ages. Download Space Holiday today on the App Store for $0.99 on iPhone and $1.99 on iPad, or sample the free version. Continue reading Planetary Puzzlers! Space Holiday Blasts Off for iOS Devices Today
By Incorporating Chartboost’s Powerful Interstitials, Developers Can Net $21 eCPMs & $2.50 Per Install
SAN FRANCISCO – July 9, 2012 – Chartboost (www.chartboost.com) — a leading technology platform that drives distribution power for iOS and Android apps — and TinyCo (www.tinyco.com) — a popular mobile game developer with several hit titles, including Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo Friends — today announced a program to accelerate growth and deliver increased revenue opportunities to game developers on Amazon’s Kindle Fire platform.
“Developers were thrilled when we announced a similar deal with TinyCo on iOS last November, and the response was overwhelming,” said Maria Alegre, CEO and co-founder of Chartboost. “Chartboost and TinyCo have seen the enormous potential of Kindle Fire games and hope to incent first-mover advantage with this uniquely attractive deal.”
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Infographic and Sizzle Reel Highlight 40 Years of Gaming, Released with Details of Special Giveaways and Events
LOS ANGELES – June 27, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today commemorates its 40th anniversary, which comes on the heels of the recent mobile releases Circus Atari TM and Centipede®: Origins. In celebration of this milestone, Atari has released an infographic highlighting its many pivotal moments in video game history, as well as a sizzle reel with footage from a 1980s commercial and the company’s progression over the years to its recent mobile hits.
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Finalists Guaranteed Cash and iOS Publishing Agreements, Community Voting Opens
LOS ANGELES – June 26, 2012 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and developers of interactive entertainment, today revealed finalists in the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge. The developers revealed today will win three-year, revenue-share publishing agreements and cash prizes, which will be awarded based on final ranking, with first place taking home a grand prize of $50,000. All finalists are featured on Atari’s Developer Spotlight, with information about each developer and their submission. Fans can visit the Developer Spotlight and vote for their favorite new Pong concept at www.atari.com/pongdevchallenge/finalists. Continue reading Atari Announces Finalists for the Pong® Indie Developer Challenge