San Francisco-based Fuel (formerly Grantoo) has announced it has raised $3.5 million in funding to expand its platform for “connected experiences” in mobile games on iOS and Android devices. This funding comes from Middle East Venture Partners and Rising Tide Fund, and will be used to support Fuel’s quest to engage two billion mobile gamers through competitive and overall social mobile gaming experiences.
Location discovery platform Findery has launched on Android devices, following a successful launch on iOS in March 2014. The platform was founded by Caterina Fake, co-founder of Hunch and Flickr, and focuses on social storytelling and place discovery, as users learn about the world around them, or locations far away, via personal stories, “hidden histories” and local tips. Users can share their own experiences, notes and photos with the community, or simply browse those posted by others.
The title’s main gameplay sees users build their base by balancing the use of key resources, and create a powerful army capable of defeating computer-controlled enemy bases. For multiplayer, users can take their armies to other real-world player bases in a fight to be the best and strongest Corporation in the galaxy.
DeNA has announced the release of its newest puzzle game on iOS devices: Cupcake Carnival. The game asks players to whip up cakes and other baked goods to serve hungry customers. In each level, players are asked to tap and drag their finger across groups of matching cakes to remove them from the screen and serve them to guests. Each level has a different requirement for completion, but multiple power-ups help gamers out along the way.
After an incredibly successful launch on iOS in late August, Disney Interactive has announced the release of Star Wars: Commander on Android and Windows Phone devices. In Star Wars: Commander, players side with either the Empire or the Rebels in the Galactic Civil War, completing missions for Star Wars heroes and villains like Princess Leia and Darth Vader. The game has been downloaded more than five million times on iOS alone, and players have, for now, sided with the Dark Side more often than not.
2K’s WWE SuperCard has received its first major content update, bringing new cards and game modes to the collectible card wrestling game. Released in mid-August 2014, the game has been downloaded more than three million times, and sees users collecting their favorite Superstars and Divas on collectible cards, creating a team of those users, and then taking them into battle against other real-world players.
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