China Tech Giant Provides Innovative Funding Option Offering Independent Developers Up To $500,000 Each
SAN FRANCISCO – July 23, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today announced the formation of the NetEase Success Fund, a new financing option for mobile game developers that offers an alternative to the traditional publishing model. The new funding initiative provides up to $500,000 for each independent developer accepted into the program to fund marketing and advertising needs for their mobile game. This program is designed to empower developers to retain the rights, creative control, and full ownership of their products. Continue reading NetEase Launches New Success Fund for Mobile Game Developers
First major update allows guilds to compete against each other
SAN FRANCISCO — May 14, 2015 — ZeptoLab® is happy to announce the launch of Guild Battles in King of Thieves, the first major update for its popular multiplayer game for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The new game mode vastly expands the social aspect of the game by pitting two guilds with similar ratings against each other in a competition. Battles run on a repeating cycle of three days, during which the guild that steals more gems is declared the winner. Additionally, the most active players of the winning party will be awarded with in-game currency.
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Test your skills in this minimalist physics-based action title, complete with addictive gameplay and weekly leaderboard challenges
BOSTON – May 7, 2015 – Gameblyr today announced the release of Into the Circle, a minimalistic physics-based take on curling, developed by ZipZap Games. From the publisher of App Store-featured indie hits Pathogen, Third Eye Crime, Zengrams, and Spirefall, Into the Circle challenges players with easy to learn gameplay based on the traditional sport of curling. With polished design, tight controls and addictive “one more try” gameplay, the game allows players to compete in weekly challenges for prizes on the leaderboards. Into the Circle is now available as a free download on the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, with optional in-app purchases.
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Solve puzzles in this unique bubble shooter from indie publisher Gameblyr, complete with skill shots, new bubble types, leaderboards, and more
BOSTON – April 23, 2015 – Gameblyr today announced the release of Bubble Bath Blast, a strategy-driven take on the bubble shooter genre, developed by Pinka Games. From the publisher of App Store-featured indie hits Pathogen, Third Eye Crime, Zengrams, and Spirefall, Bubble Bath Blast mixes bubble shooting with puzzles, adding a challenging twist to the casual genre by inviting players to think before they shoot in order to truly master the game. It features over 300 levels at launch, new bubble types, skillshots that yield bigger rewards, and Facebook Connect to compete with friends. Bubble Bath Blast is now available as a free download on the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, with optional in-app purchases.
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Owners of high-end tablets to enjoy the most authentic handheld Football Manager™ experience to date, complete with 3D match engine
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – April 9, 2015 – SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd. and Sports Interactive™ today unveil Football Manager™ Classic 2015, the most authentic football management simulation ever released for tablet devices.
Football Manager Classic (FMC), which was first introduced as a standalone game mode in Football Manager 2013, simplifies the way players manage their club and allows them to focus on the essentials of taking their team to the top. It’s designed to offer fans an authentic football management experience, but in a less time-consuming way than Football Manager’s ‘full fat’ simulation mode. Continue reading FOOTBALL MANAGER™ CLASSIC 2015: A WHOLE NEW DIMENSION FOR TABLET PLAY
Indie publisher Gameblyr announces follow up to Zengrams and Third Eye Crime in Spirefall, a most excellent retro arcade game on iOS
BOSTON – January 8, 2015 – Gameblyr today announced the release of Spirefall, available for free on iOS devices. Brought to you by the publisher of indie hits Zengrams, Pathogen and Third Eye Crime, Spirefall was designed as a Procedurally Generated Endless Jumper (PGEJ) and old-school arcade game. Challenge yourself and your friends to compete for high scores in an ever-changing platformer that is a blast from the past.
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Top Grossing Digital Crossword Raises New Funding to Consolidate the Crossword Puzzle Market
NEW YORK – December 22, 2014 – PuzzleSocial, creator of the mobile game Daily Celebrity Crossword, today announced $3M in Series A funding. The round was led by new investor KiwiTech, and also included new investments from all seed stage investors, including former HBO president Thayer Bigelow, Mark Wachen of Upstage Ventures, and other leading NYC-based angels. Continue reading Daily Celebrity Crossword Developer PuzzleSocial Announces $3M Series A
New 2D Match Engine and enhanced scouting function lead the line-up of improvements to the best-selling management sim
London — 20 November, 2014 — SEGA and Sports Interactive have today launched Football Manager Handheld 2015, the latest in the best-selling series for iOS and Android phones and tablets which allows fans to ‘live the dream’ of managing their favourite football club. Continue reading Football Manager Hits the Road for More Action Home and Away