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Storm8, a leader in the mobile social gaming space, announced today the launch of Storm8 Publishing, a third-party publishing business that will provide marketing, distribution, live operations, monetization, and design expertise to game developers looking to add their promising titles to the service. (more…)
When Win COO Yaniv Leven looks at the social casino space, he sees plenty of competition in the slots and bingo games his company produces, but he also sees a huge opening in the lucrative world of sports betting.
Leven and Win hope to jump into this space in early 2014, looking for fans who talk trash about each other’s favorite soccer clubs to put their virtual money where their mouths are, tracking results as you bet on the biggest games each week in the real world, even enabling gamers to bet their fake currency in simulated match-ups when there are no real games to be played. (more…)
It’s one thing to boast about your Tetris skills to friends, it’s another thing to beat those same friends while earning huge coin payouts at the same time.
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Today’s guest post is by Rich Lee, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Creative Cloud Web Products
Adobe has a long history of being involved with the development and advancement of the Web, and has led the vision of a more creative online design surface with breakthrough interactivity. With scalable vector graphics (SVG), Adobe initiated creative vector graphics for the web that are now critical in a world of high resolution mobile devices and the applications that have become so popular on them.
Today’s world is different than it was even a few years ago. Adobe addresses this with focused, task-oriented tools and a lean development process to validate and iterate on the tools to incorporate feedback quickly. (more…)
Talking sports on social networks can be a frustrating experience. From your ranting rage-post on Colin Kaepernick’s troubles reading defenses being pushed down by a picture of your cousin’s dog eating pancakes, to trying to explain the justification of picking up a penalty flag after it was already thrown on the last play of the game in just 140 characters, sports fans just don’t have an ideal outlet to type away their daily cheers and jeers.
That’s where Boston-based Fancred steps in, treating each team as a community onto themselves, and letting sports fans have their own place (with their own people) to vent. (more…)
Gameloft and MediaTek are teaming up on Modern Combat 5, optimizing the game on the semi-conductor’s new MT6592 octa-core smartphone chip for Android. (more…)
In just over a year, Austin-based Bee Cave Games has become a big-time player in the virtual casino market with their blockbuster app, Blackjack Casino.
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