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Is Google Getting Into Game Development? Is Google Getting Into Game Development?
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Google likes to dabble in a little bit of everything, but it has largely stayed out of game development. It helps developers make games for Android and Google+, but it doesn’t actually make games itself. That all may be changing …

Draw Something 2 Now Available On iOS, Coming To Android Soon Draw Something 2 Now Available On iOS, Coming To Android Soon
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Zynga’s most high-profile acquisition of last year was OMGPOP and its game Draw Something. The game proved incredibly popular, but soon began to bleed users by the millions. Now Zynga is trying to win over those who left with a …

Iron Man 3 Suits Up On Mobile Devices Next Week Iron Man 3 Suits Up On Mobile Devices Next Week

Iron Man 3 premiers in theaters on May 3. Before the theatrical release, Gameloft will be giving mobile gamers a taste of the action with its latest mobile game tie-in. Iron Man 3 – The Official Game – is a …

Want To Make Successful Android Games? Watch This Video Want To Make Successful Android Games? Watch This Video
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There’s money to be made in Android game development, but you have to be smart about it. There’s a lot of things to consider when developing a successful Android game. To help developers just starting out or those who have …

Angry Birds Star Wars Travels To Cloud City Angry Birds Star Wars Travels To Cloud City

Back in January, Rovio released a new expansion for Angry Birds Star Wars called “Escape from Hoth.” The level pack covered the first half of The Empire Strikes Back, and now a new expansion finishes the story. Rovio announced today …

Better Late Than Never: Temple Run Finally Comes To Windows Phone 8 Better Late Than Never: Temple Run Finally Comes To Windows Phone 8

One of the main obstacles facing Windows Phone is its lack of apps. The situation is getting better with high-profile apps like Pandora finally making the jump to Microsoft’s mobile platform, but it’s still lacking the high-profile mobile games that …

Slash Joins The Cast Of Angry Birds Space Slash Joins The Cast Of Angry Birds Space

Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame is no stranger to video games. The prolific rocker was immortalized in Guitar Hero 3. Now he has officially joined the cast of Angry Birds in its latest interstellar outing. Rovio announced today that …

Angry Birds Creators to Release The Croods Game Angry Birds Creators to Release The Croods Game

Rovio and DreamWorks Animation today announced that they have teamed up to create a new game for mobile platforms. Rovio is best known as the creator of the Angry Birds games. The new game will be base on DreamWorks’ upcoming …

Ex-Zynga Developers Start New Studio, Proletariat Inc. Ex-Zynga Developers Start New Studio, Proletariat Inc.

A new studio founded by ex-Zynga employees today announced its official opening. The studio, named Proletariat Inc., has been working on an iOS game called Letter Rush, which will launch for Apple devices next week. This comes just one day …

Bad Piggies Hit The Road On Wednesday Bad Piggies Hit The Road On Wednesday

Bad Piggies, Rovio’s fantastic Angry Birds spinoff, hasn’t been getting as much love as its Star Wars inspired cousin recently. That’s all going to change tomorrow, however, as Rovio has a beefy updated planned for the game. Rovio announced today …

“Cat Lady” Simulator Mew-Genics Announced by Team Meat “Cat Lady” Simulator Mew-Genics Announced by Team Meat

Last spring Team Meat, the developers behind indie hit Super Meat Boy, announced that Super Meat Boy would be coming to iOS. Unfortunately it seems that a mobile port of the fast-twitch platformer is proving harder than expected. Earlier this …

Zynga Closing Its Baltimore Studio, Other Locations Being Consolidated Zynga Closing Its Baltimore Studio, Other Locations Being Consolidated

I think Zynga learned its lesson about studio closures after it tried to sneakily layoff over 100 employees during an Apple event. Now the company is being more open about its closures and layoffs with the latest round affecting many …

Mobile Gamers Spend More On iOS, Android Than On Dedicated Handhelds Mobile Gamers Spend More On iOS, Android Than On Dedicated Handhelds
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The smartphone is going to be the death of the dedicated handheld. That’s the line being fed to us by pretty much every analyst these days. The handheld defense league would refute these claims, but mobile proponents now have cold, …

Draw Something Hits 100 Million Downloads Draw Something Hits 100 Million Downloads

Around one year ago, Draw Something hit iOS and took the mobile gaming world by storm. The Pictionary-type game averaged one million downloads per day during its first 50 days on the market. Of course, this success has to be …

Tamagotchi is Back, Now on Android Smartphones Tamagotchi is Back, Now on Android Smartphones

Anyone over the age of about 25 will remember Tamagotchis. The little electronic keychain pets became very popular for a few year in the late 90s. Caring for, disciplining (smacking), and eventually neglecting the virtual animals was a short-lived fad …

Amazon GameCircle Drives Engagement And Monetization In Kindle Fire Games Amazon GameCircle Drives Engagement And Monetization In Kindle Fire Games

Amazon introduced GameCircle in July of last year as a way to help developers easily add features like achievements, leaderboards and more into their Kindle Fire games. In a recent study, Amazon has found that GameCircle integration has proven to …

Zynga Shutting Down CityVille 2, Other Titles To Cut Costs Zynga Shutting Down CityVille 2, Other Titles To Cut Costs
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Zynga released its Q4 and year end earnings yesterday, and the results weren’t exactly peachy. The company was able to increase it’s year-over-year revenue, but everything else was relatively flat. Zynga has to start cutting costs somewhere to turn a …

Atari’s U.S. Branch Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Atari’s U.S. Branch Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Atari is one of the most well known brands in the gaming industry. That being said, the company now known as Atari hasn’t been associated with a hit for a long time. The modern gaming industry has not been kind …

Bingo Blitz Proves It’s Easy To Port Flash Applications To Mobile Bingo Blitz Proves It’s Easy To Port Flash Applications To Mobile

Adobe made some controversial decisions regarding Flash last year. The company ceased development of Flash for Android, and instead made Adobe AIR the de facto development platform for mobile devices. Some developers may have resented that choice, but Adobe is …

Final Fantasy Dimensions Released for Android Final Fantasy Dimensions Released for Android
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To fans of the ongoing Final Fantasy series, Square Enix‘s recent focus on mobile gaming, its Final Fantasy XIV MMO, and sequels to Final Fantasy XIII can seem disappointing. Remakes of older Square games and re-visits of well-trod worlds can …

Angry Birds Star Wars Path of the Jedi Trailer Released Angry Birds Star Wars Path of the Jedi Trailer Released
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Rovio released a new trailer today for Angry Birds Star Wars, featuring an avian Yoda. The video highlights the Path of the Jedi levels, which can be purchased in-game. Anyone who has already played Angry Birds Star Wars has seen …