Josh Yguado Named President at SGN

Promotion Aligned with SGN Consolidation of Mobile and Web Game Business Units

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 24, 2012 – SGN, a leading developer of cross-platform games on social and mobile platforms, today named Josh Yguado as President. In his new role, Yguado adds oversight of studios and marketing to his existing responsibilities.  This promotion comes as SGN consolidates all game development, distribution and operations under a single umbrella to facilitate their unique “develop once, distribute wide” approach. Yguado will continue to report to SGN’s founder and CEO, Chris DeWolfe. Continue reading Josh Yguado Named President at SGN

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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Pocket Climber Mobile iOS App from CocoaChina Coming Soon

Climbing game based on classic arcade title to be supported on the new iPhone5


BEIJING – Oct. 2, 2012 – Leading Chinese mobile game company CocoaChina today announced that Pocket Climber, the company’s next mobile iOS app created by its development arm Punchbox Studios, will launch in the App Store later this month. Pocket Climber is a unique endless runner that lets players test their vertical limit as they guide their character up the walls of danger riddled skyscrapers, dodging challenging obstacles and trying to make it to the top.

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Catching and Battling Gets Mo’ Epic on iOS with Mo’ Monsters!

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!

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Grabbity Pulls Down 100,000 Downloads

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

Skillz: Universal Edition Now Available on the Apple App Store

Chart-topping DJ Music and Rhythm Game Comes to iPhone and iPod touch

HONG KONG – September 27, 2012 – Playpen Studios today announced that its hit DJ music and rhythm game Skillz is now available for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The universal release follows a successful launch on the iPad, which reached the #1 spot in Music Games for iPad, #1 Music Game in over 90 countries and the #1 grossing game in over 80 countries on the App Store charts. In Skillz, players scratch and tap through original mixes using virtual turntables on their way to DJ superstardom. Download Skillz now for the special launch price of $0.99 USD (normally $2.99) from the App Store at: Continue reading Skillz: Universal Edition Now Available on the Apple App Store

Pocket God Episode 46 Released, Goes Viral. Literally.

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.