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International Mobile Gaming Awards winners unveiled

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The winners of the 8th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards have been announced at the conclusion of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Epic Games’ Chair Entertainment walked away with the highest honors of the night, winning both the Grand Prix and the Excellence in Gameplay awards. Canadian developer...
International Mobile Gaming Awards winners unveiled
Zynga teams up with Slingo to publish Bingo-slot-machine hybrid game on Facebook

Facebook mobile game users play longer, spend more than users not connected with the social network

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Mobile game players logged in via Facebook generate more revenue for developers, Facebook Games Strategic Partner Manager Sara Brooks said today during a Casual Connect presentation. The session, titled “Unlock New Frontiers of Growth with Facebook,” primarily covered the expansion of Facebook-based social games into both established casual game genres and...
Facebook mobile game users play longer, spend more than users not connected with the social network
Like Google Glass? Then you’ll LOVE these Google Glass clones

Who’s Playing Social Games? [STATS]

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Casual game-maker Popcap Games (famous for Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled) commissioned Information Services Group to perform a survey of people who play social games online. It found that the average social gamer is a 43-year-old woman, despite long-standing social stereotypes about people who play games.Note that “social games”...
Who’s Playing Social Games? [STATS]
After a year in development and $1M spent, Big Fish Games launches Fetch mobile game (exclusive)

Rovio intros Angry Birds Facebook Share & Play, helps you get your feathery fix

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Granted it's not quite, you know, organ donation, but Rovio's offering up some Facebook magic of its own. The casual game maker has rolled out the Share & Play feature, which lets users embed their latest Angry Birds level onto their friends' Timelines for some slingshot-happy bragging rights. Sharing...
Rovio intros Angry Birds Facebook Share & Play, helps you get your feathery fix

Popcap: the 10 secrets of casual game design

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How did a studio started in a Seattle garage become one of the biggest casual game developers in the world? Here are the secrets behind Popcap's successSomehow, everyone seems to love Popcap. It is a games company that started out in typical fashion for this industry - as a garage...
Popcap: the 10 secrets of casual game design
King.com's Candy Crush Saga beats Zynga with top social-mobile game
Ruby Seven Studios unveils 3 casino games on Facebook and mobile

Spotify streaming comes to Roku

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Music streaming service Spotify will be available on yet another device, as the company announced today that a Spotify channel would be added to a number of Roku devices in the coming months. Owners of the Roku 2 streaming box will now have access to the Spotify channel, along with...
Spotify streaming comes to Roku

Apple's Crackdown on 'Objectionable' Games Conveniently Bans A Game About Sweatshops

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:( (Photo: Screencap) Today, in Streisand Effect stories: Apple has booted the provocative game Sweatshop from its App Store. If that sounds like an offensive concept for a casual game, it’s deliberate: It’s designed to get you thinking about where the awful system that produces consumer goods. And according to...
Apple's Crackdown on 'Objectionable' Games Conveniently Bans A Game About Sweatshops

Video game e-commerce: It's about serving the fans

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Video game publisher Electronic Arts is opening a host of new online stores and changing its approach to e-commerce. Back in August, EA worked with Treehouse Brand Stores to launch a new store for its subsidiary PopCap Games and one of the casual-game developer’s hottest properties, the tower-defense title...
Video game e-commerce: It's about serving the fans
The DeanBeat: At Casual Connect, massive confusion and angst about digital publishing 2.0

Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds For With New Casual Game

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We haven’t been paying much attention to new games this E3 but a new title, Wreckateer, should be interesting to casual gamers who have a passing familiarity with another title involving avians who are peeved. The game uses the Kinect interface to allow you to pull back a giant crossbow...
Wreckateer: Microsoft Aims For Angry Birds For With New Casual Game

Big Fish teams with Betable, brings real-money gaming to U.K.

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Casual game developer Big Fish today announced it is joining with Betable and bringing real-money gambling to the United Kingdom with Big Fish Casino, a re-branded version of the social mobile casino game Card Ace: Casino. Big Fish Casino is developed by Self Aware Studios, which Big Fish recently acquired....
Big Fish teams with Betable, brings real-money gaming to U.K.

Big Fish teams with Betable, brings real-money gaming to U.K.

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Casual game developer Big Fish today announced it is joining with Betable and bringing real-money gambling to the United Kingdom with Big Fish Casino, a re-branded version of the social mobile casino game Card Ace: Casino. Big Fish Casino is developed by Self Aware Studios, which Big Fish recently acquired....
Big Fish teams with Betable, brings real-money gaming to U.K.

Ski Safari for iPhone and iPad

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For me, Tiny Wings sets the gold standard for what a casual game should be on the iOS platform. It's simple to control, fun to play, and the in-game mini-challenges you need to conquer in order to level up keep you coming back for more. It's been a long search...
Ski Safari for iPhone and iPad

Casual game dev Denki outline the reasons for redundancies and restructuring: http://www.denki.co.uk/2010/04/05/black-easter-monday-at-denki-towers/

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Casual game dev Denki outline the reasons for redundancies and restructuring: http://www.denki.co.uk/2010/04/05/black-easter-monday-at-denki-towers/
Wooga founder: Touch is a bigger revolution for games than the mouse
Here’s some of the most interesting and successful Kickstarter gaming campaigns

Zynga's Q4 Beats, Revenue Flat At $311M, Net Income Swings To A Loss Of $48.6M

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Zynga’s revenues were flat year-over-year amid a tough quarter that saw layoffs and a continuing series of executive and mid-level departures. The company’s revenues came in at $311 million and the net loss was $48.6 million for the quarter. Analysts had estimated that Zynga’s fourth quarter revenue would come in...
Zynga's Q4 Beats, Revenue Flat At $311M, Net Income Swings To A Loss Of $48.6M

The DeanBeat: the game platform wars revolve around the humble controller

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A simple video game controller could be the key to unlocking huge markets for games and disrupting existing platforms. That’s the conclusion of Charles Huang, co-creator of Guitar Hero and the founder of mobile game controller company Green Throttle Games, which came out of stealth this week with a...
The DeanBeat: the game platform wars revolve around the humble controller

New Microsoft Game Connects Facebook Users To Console Gamers

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Toy Soldiers, a real-time 3D simulation game set in World War I, was released onto XBox Live today. What makes it special is that the game has a unique feature: players are able to run their campaigns on XBox with the help of players that play the Match Defense: Toy...
New Microsoft Game Connects Facebook Users To Console Gamers

Popcap brings zombies to iPhone

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The casual gaming legend is looking to extend its reach on new platforms with Zombatar and an iOS version of Solitaire BlitzLeading casual game developer Popcap has created a new app for fans of its hit tower defence title, Plants vs Zombies.Due out later this year on iOS devices, Zombatar...
Popcap brings zombies to iPhone
Making Fun’s Hidden Haunts joins the hidden-object game fray on Facebook (exclusive)

King.com Rebrands Itself as "King"

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Casual game publisher King.com says it’s changing its name to King, underscoring the importance of mobile and social gameplay to the 10-year-old company. Promotions for King’s mobile and Facebook hit “Candy Crush Saga” have been unavoidable at GDC, but CEO Riccardo Zacconi said only a tiny minority of the company’s...
King.com Rebrands Itself as "King"

New mobile game turns your phone into ghost hunting toy

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Just in time for Halloween, here’s a unique mobile game that can provide a little extra spook this October. Ghost Patrol turns your iPhone into a ghost hunting toy. The first mobile game from new Seattle-based game company Artifact Technologies, Ghost Patrol uses augmented reality to enable users to detect,...
New mobile game turns your phone into ghost hunting toy

Casual Game Company Big Fish Reaches For The Cloud

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Big Fish Games, which offers an array of downloadable games for PCs and Macs, says it will begin offering customers access to many of its titles over any Internet-connected device....
Casual Game Company Big Fish Reaches For The Cloud

Create your own social games with Qmerce

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The Israeli startup Qmerce is a social games & gamification platform that offers a very simple way for anyone to develop their own casual game channels. In practical terms, it lets users develop games they can use as a social marketing tool to engage with their audience in a different way. Here’s what Qmerce’s...
Create your own social games with Qmerce
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