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GameStop's Kongregate to invest $10M in mobile game developers

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The world’s biggest game retailer GameStop is building more bridges into the digital realm, as its Kongregate division announced it will invest $10 million into mobile game developers. Like other companies that are expanding from the web to mobile, Kongregate is using a familiar tactic of buying the love...
GameStop's Kongregate to invest $10M in mobile game developers

Startup Alley Day 1: The Ectoplasmic Goo Of Innovation Oozes Out At Disrupt

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Instruments on iPads and Minority Report-style gesture applications. Yes the variety of startups exuded like an ectoplasmic goo from Startup Alley today, where the atmosphere was electric with people pitching their companies to the passing VCs, investors and journalists. There’s nothing like running around with a microphone and a...
Startup Alley Day 1: The Ectoplasmic Goo Of Innovation Oozes Out At Disrupt

GameFly to take on Google with new Android app store

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GameFly announced on Wednesday that it plans to begin publishing mobile games for Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android operating system. In addition, the video game rental service plans to further expand into mobile by launching its own Android app store to take on the Google Play store.  ”GameFly...
GameFly to take on Google with new Android app store
Game discovery platform Chartboost is on fire, scores Sequoia in $19 million Series B
Applifier Extends Its Gaming Network with On-Device Recording for iPhone Games

Angry Birds Star Wars, Netbot for App.net, GAME, Discovery Channel HD, more

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Angry Birds Star Wars: Rovio has been teasing the Star Wars edition of Angry Birds for a few weeks now, but today we get our first look at gameplay from the new title. The game appears to be just a Star Wars themed version of the traditional Angry Birds...
Angry Birds Star Wars, Netbot for App.net, GAME, Discovery Channel HD, more
Apple's iOS 6 App Store search will be tough for game discovery

Playerize Acquires Adknowledge's Super Rewards To Get Game Makers More Dollars

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Three years ago Adknowledge paid $50 million to buy game monetizer Super Rewards. But then its founder bought it back and today sold it to user acquisition service Playerize. Super Rewards’ embeddable paywall for developers lets gamers score virtual goods and currency by buying offers, completing surveys, and watching branded...
Playerize Acquires Adknowledge's Super Rewards To Get Game Makers More Dollars

After 45M+ Installs On Android, Zedge Brings Its Content Personalization Experience To The iPhone

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It’s name may not be familiar, but Zedge has become one of the most popular Android apps out there. Offering personalized content and game discovery along with free ringtones and wallpaper, the app currently sits in the ninth spot among Google Play’s free apps, placing it between familiar names, like...
After 45M+ Installs On Android, Zedge Brings Its Content Personalization Experience To The iPhone
Facebook’s lets users play game demos directly within News Feed
Ouya founder promises new $99 console every year, better game discovery
King.com launches mobile game as part of strategy shift

Official TouchArcade App Now Available

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Our sister site TouchArcade.com has launched an official iOS app this morning. [iTunes Link] TouchArcade is a site focused on game news and reviews for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad platforms. The new iOS app features website content, easy game discovery, user forums, as well as app tracking abilities....
Official TouchArcade App Now Available

HitFox driving 10,000 mobile game installs per day for mobile game publishers, expands with offices in San Francisco and Paris

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HitFox’s mobile game affiliate network AppLift is delivering 10,000 mobile game installs per day for game publishers since launching the startup in August. HitFox incubated startup AppLift is an affiliate service focused exclusively on mobile games generating installs for games from game publishers. Types of game affiliates in the network...
HitFox driving 10,000 mobile game installs per day for mobile game publishers, expands with offices in San Francisco and Paris

HitFox Game Ventures backs two mobile game distribution startups: AppLift and Game Finder

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Just a few weeks ago, Berlin-based startup HitFox kickstarted (PDF) a vertical incubator for game distribution business models dubbed HitFox Game Ventures. Today, the incubator is announcing its first two investments, having invested a “7-digit” euros sum in mobile game discovery and marketing companies AppLift and HitFox App Discovery GmbH...
HitFox Game Ventures backs two mobile game distribution startups: AppLift and Game Finder

Three things to keep an eye on in Facebook's games ecosystem

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Facebook today shared a recap and several videos from its event at the Game Developers Conference last month. The key takeaways from the presentations were Facebook’s commitment to the desktop gaming platform, its emerging focus on core and mid-core games, and its support for cross-platform games. These are the three...
Three things to keep an eye on in Facebook's games ecosystem

Tangentix raises $2.1M to make game downloads three times faster (exclusive)

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Tangentix has closed a $2.1 million funding round to finance its compression technology that can make game downloads three times faster.  If the technology works, the company will be able to address a problem that is a major pain in the butt for gamers. The technology will become increasingly...
Tangentix raises $2.1M to make game downloads three times faster (exclusive)

Facebook puts social game score stories in News Feed; module asks users to ‘play it again’

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Facebook users will now see their friends’ scores and achievements in social games through three new News Feed story types: achievement stories, high score stories and passing stories, the company announced in a blog post. Another unannounced item, “Play It Again,” encourages users to go back to games they’ve already...
Facebook puts social game score stories in News Feed; module asks users to ‘play it again’
Verizon launches games portal using PlayPhone technology

The Game Genome Product Finds Games You'll Most Likely Enjoy

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Finding the right game for your Android device can be hard. Are you a tower defense kind of guy or are you in the mood for a Bejeweled clone? Do you like zombies? The military? Fart apps? Thankfully, there’s the GameGenomeProject, a discovery engine that helps you find games that...
The Game Genome Product Finds Games You'll Most Likely Enjoy

Hooked Personalizes App Recommendations Based on Usage

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Every smartphone user constantly spews off a fountain of data — our locations, our Internet activity and our artsy photos. The big question now is: Who do we trust to responsibly use all that data to create better, more personalized experiences for us? Hooked, an Android game discovery app, wants...
Hooked Personalizes App Recommendations Based on Usage

Mobile app news roundup: ZeptoLab's new game, new funding for Flit and a an app from Coca-Cola and (RED)

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Animoca celebrates the holidays with new releases, updates – Mobile game developer and publisher Animoca announced the launch of the holiday-themed game Pretty Pet Toy Store. The company also updated its restaurant management game Pet Cafe 2 and celebrity sim game Star Girl with special seasonal content. All games...
Mobile app news roundup: ZeptoLab's new game, new funding for Flit and a an app from Coca-Cola and (RED)
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