Daily Celebrity Crossword Developer PuzzleSocial Raises $3M in Series A Funding

Daily Celebrity CrosswordDaily Celebrity Crossword developer PuzzleSocial has announced it has raised $3 million in Series A funding, in a round led by KiwiTech. The round also included new investments from all seed stage investors, including former HBO president Thayer Bigelow and Mark Wachen of Upstage Ventures, among others. According to the developer, the Daily Celebrity Crossword app is currently the No. 1 grossing digital crossword app, and mixes traditional crossword gameplay with social features for a modern approach to the puzzle genre.

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Rumble Entertainment’s KingsRoad Launches on iPad

KingsRoadRumble Entertainment, a mobile developer and publisher comprised of veterans from BioWare and Blizzard, has announced the release of KingsRoad on iPad devices. The RPG was previously released on Facebook and browser, and takes players to the kingdom of Alderstone, where they’ll defeat enemies and bosses on a quest to save the land from the evil forces of Adamar. The game features cross-platform play for picking up progress across multiple devices.

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Funtactix Announces Hot Tub Time Machine: Tap That for Mobile

Hot Tub Time MachineFuntactix, which specializes in games based on television and movie properties, has announced its partnership with MGM Interactive to release Hot Tub Time Machine: Tap That, a hidden object game on mobile devices. Funtactix has given us an exclusive first look at the game, which will take players back into the world of the Hot Tub Time Machine franchise, ahead of the release of Hot Tub Time Machine 2 in theaters on February 20, 2015.

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Starship Announces Playworld Superheroes for Mobile [Interview]

Playworld SuperheroesLiverpool-based digital media, technology and entertainment company Starship has announced the development of Playworld Superheroes, its upcoming mobile game, which aims to engage a player’s imagination as they create their own superhero and take it on a series of adventures. The game is aimed at players aged 5+, and will be free from in-app purchases.

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Telltale Games, Mojang Announce Minecraft: Story Mode for Mobile

Minecraft Story ModeTelltale Games and Mojang have announced the development of Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Game Series for mobile devices. The game will be a narrative-driven, episodic experience, in keeping with Telltale’s previously successful titles like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. In it, players will meet new characters in the world of Minecraft they’ve come to know and love, but while the setting is familiar, the game will offer an entirely original experience for fans.

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DeNA Fires King of Castles: Throne Battle onto iOS, Android

King of CastlesDeNA has announced the launch of King of Castles: Throne Battle on iOS and Android devices. The game is described as an “artillery strategy” title, which sees players building a castle, equipping it with defenses, and then blasting their opponents into oblivion before their own castle can be destroyed.

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ZeptoLab Releases My Om Nom Pet Simulation Game on iOS

My Om NomCut the Rope developer ZeptoLab has announced the launch of My Om Nom on iOS devices. Developed in partnership with Dynamic Pixels, the game allows players to care for their very own Om Nom, the friendly green monster from the Cut the Rope franchise. This game also introduces fans to the first-ever female version of Om Nom, named Om Nelle.

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Zynga’s Looney Tunes Dash Runs onto iOS, Android

Looney Tunes Dash!Zynga has announced the launch of Looney Tunes Dash on iOS and Android devices. The game is a twist on the traditional “runner” genre, offering level-based objectives to complete, rather than an endless gameplay loop. Developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eat Sleep Play, Looney Tunes Dash stars multiple playable characters and features plenty of cameos from the Looney Tunes universe.

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G5 Entertainment’s Mahjong Journey Launches on iPad

Mahjong JourneyG5 Entertainment has announced the release of its newest free-to-play game on iPad devices: Mahjong Journey. The mahjong puzzle game is set in multiple locations, from the Forbidden City to the Taj Mahal, and offers over 120 levels to complete and 132 different tile types to match. These tiles can be cleared by making matches with tiles possessing at least one free side, regardless of their location within complex configurations.

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Mobile Game News Roundup: Christmas 2014 Edition

My CountryAs we celebrate the Christmas holiday season, mobile developers are hoping to snag a bit of your time with themed content updates in many popular games on iOS, Android and beyond. Here’s a look at just a handful of the updates available, which should offer a little something for every type of gamer.

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