TabTale hits 300M downloads, 25M MAU

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Israeli publisher TabTale announced today some astonishing numbers, as their games and educational apps have not only hit the 300M download mark worldwide, but the company also boasts 25M monthly active users. What makes the numbers so staggering is the fact that back in December 2012, TabTale had only 20M downloads across all of its apps, so today’s announcement marks a 1,500% rise, while also boosting the company into the Top 10 of global publishing giants in terms of download volume. (more…)

Flirt Planet and the gamification of dating apps

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Can virtual flirting lead to romance in real life?

That’s the premise behind TrulySocial’s innovative new dating apps, Flirt Planet Meet and Flirt Planet Play, as users looking for love can now use their iPhone or iPad to practice their smooth moves on computer-controlled characters before actually interacting with other humans through the app. (more…)

Insider Q&A: Eutechnyx CEO talks emerging trends in game development, ACR Drift, and his company’s focus on F2P

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With over 25 years of video game development and hits that include everything from Auto Club Revolution to NASCAR, U.K. studio Eutechnyx has switched its focus away from consoles, setting its sights squarely on mobile’s free-to-play market. (more…)

Tapjoy: 90-percent of users have multiple music apps on their mobile device

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One in three people prefer their mobile device over desktop computers or radio when listening to music. (more…)

Sony releases Sports Jeopardy! app just in time for the Super Bowl

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If you love Super Bowl Sunday more for the football than the commercials, then Sony’s Sports Jeopardy! might be just the app you’re looking for.

The game launches today across iOS and Android ($0.99), enabling every sports know-it-all in the room the chance to put their virtual money where their mouth is. Gamers progress from fan to sports legend through level-ups, while in-game power-ups enable you to have more time to answer a question, or even add an extra Daily Double somewhere on the board. (more…)

Cleverbug receives $6M in additional funding

Social gifting company Cleverbug, creators of the popular CleverCards app (downloaded in over 150 countries), announced today that it has received $6M in financing led by Delta Partners. (more…)

Clean App Network launches to help consumers find quality-tested, ad-free apps

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M2Catalyst has launched the Clean App Network, offering consumers the ability to purchase ad-free bundled apps that have been quality tested to assure Android users that they’re getting top apps without the worry that comes from downloading something in the Wild West known as Google Play. (more…)

First-ever M&A game hits iOS

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Ever wish you could build your own corporate empire, negotiating deals with competitors using every trick at your disposal, including flattery and bullying? That’s the world inside Ansarada’s M&A Game, the first iOS title to capture the shark-like world of mergers and acquisitions. (more…)

Roblox paying kids to develop games

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If Minecraft and Lego had a baby, the results would be Roblox, an incredibly popular user-generated sandbox, where kids 8 to 18 not only play, they have the ability to build custom games for the rest of the Roblox community to enjoy.

In order to continue to push innovation within these user-created games, Roblox has announced a Developer Exchange program (DevEx), enabling kids who develop games inside the Roblox universe to cash-in their virtual currency for real-world dollars. (more…)

Insider Q&A: Kiwi CEO, Omar Siddiqui

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After finishing 2013 with $9M in funding and three games in Google Play’s Top Grossing Charts –Shipwrecked: Lost Island (5M+ downloads), Hidden Object: Mystery Estate (1M+ downloads), Westbound (1M+ downloads) – Android-first mobile game developer Kiwi is looking for even bigger things in 2014. (more…)

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