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GamesBeat weekly news roundup

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You may not have noticed, but we’re now publishing a lot of game stories exclusively on the GamesBeat section of our site these days. These are stories that we feel are less geared to the general readership but will especially appeal to gamers and readers involved in the game...
GamesBeat weekly news roundup

Addmired nets $8 million Series B, changes name to Machine Zone

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Addmired, the Palo Alto-based developer of free-to-play iOS hits Original Ganstaz and iMob 2, announced today it has raised $8 million dollars in funding from Menlo Ventures and is changing its name to Machine Zone. The company raised $5.3 million in Series A funding last year from Anthos Capital and...
Addmired nets $8 million Series B, changes name to Machine Zone

Freemium Game Dev Addmired Rebrands As Machine Zone, Lands $8M From Menlo Ventures

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Oh, how times have changed for Addmired team. The Y Combinator startup first debuted in 2008 with an Hot or Not-esque social network plugin, but eventually found their footing after pivoting to become a developer of freemium multiplayer mobile games like iMob and its recently released sequel. Now they’re looking...
Freemium Game Dev Addmired Rebrands As Machine Zone, Lands $8M From Menlo Ventures

The Hong Kong Firm Behind Those Quirky Animated News Shorts Bets $5M On Red Robot Labs

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The Yakuza, Chinese Triads and more. There’s just so many more mafias for Benchmark-backed mobile gaming studio Red Robot Labs to infiltrate. So the gaming company, which has made a huge bet on location, said it’s partnering with Next Media to enter Asian markets. (Yes, Next Media is the owner of...
The Hong Kong Firm Behind Those Quirky Animated News Shorts Bets $5M On Red Robot Labs

Emerging free iOS apps: Ski On Neon, Ninja Farm and Hamlet! HD

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There was a lot of changeover in the top ranked free games this week, particularly on the iPhone. Glu Mobile reinvigorated its older hit Contract Killer: Zombies with a new football themed update and CyberAgent scored with its Japanese-themed farming game Ninja Farm. On the iPad, Self Aware Games managed...
Emerging free iOS apps: Ski On Neon, Ninja Farm and Hamlet! HD

Castle Age comes to iOS with gorgeous art but well-worn gameplay

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Castle Age HD is a new text-based RPG from Phoenix Age, Inc. It’s an iOS reimagining of a Facebook game that we last covered back in January 2010. Players must recruit heroes, purchase troops, grow their “army” of friends and battle their way through a fantasy storyline accompanied by some...
Castle Age comes to iOS with gorgeous art but well-worn gameplay

Zombie Jombie’s card battling is GREE’s first strike at the American market

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Zombie Jombie, the first game by GREE’s U.S. developers specifically designed for a North American audience, is now available on the App Store as an iPhone app. The game takes the form of a free-to-play card battling RPG where players must collect a zombie army, make it as powerful as possible,...
Zombie Jombie’s card battling is GREE’s first strike at the American market
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