Rovio enters the publishing biz
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Rovio enters the publishing biz

Angry Birds and Bad Piggies developer Rovio has opened its arms and coffers to third-party developers, hopefully leveraging its 263 million actively monthly users for the benefit of other creatives. Pocket Gamer reports the first title to sign with Rovio is Tiny Thief, a product of Spanish developer 5 Ants. A trailer for the cute ... Read More»
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Temple Run 2 now available on select Android and Kindle devices
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Temple Run 2 now available on select Android and Kindle devices

Imangi Studios has announced Temple Run 2 is now available for Android and Kindle devices. The game, which released on iOS a week ago, was downloaded over 20 million times in its first four days on the App Store, and has played 210 million times for a total of 1,775 years of gameplay. You can ... Read More»
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Temple Run 2 totted up 20 million downloads in first weekend
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Temple Run 2 totted up 20 million downloads in first weekend

Temple Run 2 was downloaded 20 million times during its first four days of availability, according to developer Imangi Studios. The endless runner was the App Store’s top free application within eight hours of launch and is apparently the third highest-grossing title at the moment. It’s been played 210 million times for a total of ... Read More»
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Joe Danger touch out now for iOS
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Joe Danger touch out now for iOS

Hello Games’ Joe Danger has made his way to iOS, in the form of mobile-friendly autorunner Joe Danger Touch. It can be obtained from the App Store for $3, and is compatible with iPad and iPhone. Trailer through the break. Thanks, Shack News. ... Read More»
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Bejeweled, Bejeweled Blitz getting the board game treatment
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Bejeweled, Bejeweled Blitz getting the board game treatment

PopCap and Hasbro have teamed up to turn Bejeweled and Bejeweled Blitz into face-to-face games. Polygon reports Bejeweled will task players with matching tiles and come with a download code for Bejeweled 3, while Bejeweled Blitz requires the rapid creation of card stacks and comes with free in-app items for the Facebook game. It’s not ... Read More»
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FarmVille 2 stats: 40 million MAU, 8 million DAU, 350 million crops harvested daily
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FarmVille 2 stats: 40 million MAU, 8 million DAU, 350 million crops harvested daily

Despite Zynag’s prevailing issues with closures, financials, and exiting executives, the firm’s FarmVille 2 is doing rather well. According to an inforgraphic released by the firm, the social farming simulation game – which launched in September – has 40 million monthly active users and 8 million daily users. Here’s some other amazing stats: 350 million ... Read More»
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Angry Birds downloaded 30M times over the holidays due to banner iOS, Andorid sales
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Angry Birds downloaded 30M times over the holidays due to banner iOS, Andorid sales

Rovio has announced that games in the Angry Birds franchise were downloaded 8 million times on Christmas Day, and 30 million times during the week of December 22-29. The firm stated on its blog it has more Angry Birds “surprises” in store for fans in 2013. iOS and Android devices were a hot item over ... Read More»
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Ubisoft Releases Free Toys “R” Us Game
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Ubisoft Releases Free Toys “R” Us Game

Gamesta.com has more good news in the growing list of free games released by Ubisoft. The publisher is now teaming up with Toys “R” Us for a freely available game... Read More»
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Angry Birds Star Wars now available on Facebook
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Angry Birds Star Wars now available on Facebook

Like it says on the box; Angry Birds Star Wars is now available on Facebook. You can indulge your sci fi and avian obsession in a number of places now – Android, iDevice, Mac and PC as well as the new in-browser social network option. The license... Read More»
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Halfbrick iOS promo offers Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride for free
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Halfbrick iOS promo offers Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride for free

Australia indie Halfbrick is throwing potentially the thriftiest iOS store promotion ever, with a selection of excellent iOS titles available for absolutely zero dollars. For the privilege of parting with exactly no cash, you can grab Age of Zombies, Age of Zombies: Anniversary, Blast Off, Fruit Ninja, Fruit Ninja HD, Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, ... Read More»
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Digital Game Monetization Summit analyzes gaming tendencies and trends
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Digital Game Monetization Summit analyzes gaming tendencies and trends

The recent Game Monetization Summit in San Francisco saw panels delve into the topics of casual gaming, mechanics that keeps gamers playing, transmedia marketing, online gambling, monetization strategies and in-game advertising, a great deal of which touched on free-to-play. Courtesy of GamesIndustry, Paul Thelen of Big Fish Games, which has 14 million gamers visiting the ... Read More»
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ZeptoLab keen to be more than Cut the Rope
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ZeptoLab keen to be more than Cut the Rope

I have no idea what to call this company besides “Cut the Rope developer ZeptoLab” which pretty much sums up CEO Misha Lyalin’s problem. Speaking to GamesIndustry, the Russian executive said the company “cannot always be known as makers of Cut the Rope” and needs to “cultivate” ZeptoLab as a a brand by releasing new ... Read More»
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Wicked Monsters Blast! HD – Review [NoobFeed]
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Wicked Monsters Blast! HD – Review [NoobFeed]

Daav from NoobFeed.com shoots to his heart’s content in Wicked Monsters Blast! HD. The simple shooting gallery has been adapted for PS3, but the design choices have not been relevant for around 20 years. It’s a mess... Read More»
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Angry Birds: Star Wars Hoth update adds 20 levels, Leia
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Angry Birds: Star Wars Hoth update adds 20 levels, Leia

A free update to licensed crossover Angry Birds: Star Wars has added s bevy of new content. As detailed on Rovio’s blog, the update is out now on iDevice, and will reach Amdrid Mac and PC soon, with other platforms to follow. The update kicks off the story of Star Wars: Episode 5, but Rovio ... Read More»
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Zynga promotion donates in-app purchase takings to charity
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Zynga promotion donates in-app purchase takings to charity

Zynga has launched a promotion through which it will donate the full price of specified in-app items to Toys for Tots, a charity providing holiday gifts to under-privileged kids. The promotion, which started today and runs through December 31, only applies to certain games and items. Some are only eligible or available during specific dates, ... Read More»
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