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Five days left to submit ‘rough drafts’ for MoMinis contest

The deadline for rough draft submissions to the MoMinis Studio GameCast contest is July 10th. The company is accepting submissions in video format that should demonstrate the concept and gameplay of your mobile game and anything else you wish to explain, including what you plan to add to the game …

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Zyngas latest attracts 33m users

Zynga has struck gold again with Empires & Allies, it’s latest Facebook title. The free-to-play strategy game has attracted just under 33m active users in its first three weeks, according to GamesIndustry. It is currently averaging at 6.5m users per day, and had a userbase of 10m just nine days …

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Angry Birds tops 250m downloads

The phenomenon that is Angry Birds has now been downloaded 250 million times across all mobile platforms. This figure was confirmed to TechCrunch by Rovio founder Peter Vestebacka and product manager Ramine Darabiha, who offered a few teasers about what the mobile developer is working on next. In terms of …

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MoMinis widens GameCast developer contest

The contest rules have changed from requiring developers to use only The MoMinis Studio to allowing the use of whatever tool they prefer. The caveat is that games created in the contest must be able to operate on the same devices and platforms that The MoMinis Studio supports such as …

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Tecmo Koei enters social space

Tecmo Koei’s first social game hits Facebook tomorrow. JollyWood is a new wildlife habitat-themed game that lets users create unique sanctuaries that can feature jacuzzi’s to amusement parks. The game is in development at Tecmo Koei’s Singapore studio, which has been tasked with building social games aimed at a global …

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Playdom pays $3m after data abuse

Playdom has payed a $3m settlement after it was charged with breaking the U.S. Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The social games studio – acquired by Disney last year – has published several titles such as the now closed Pony Stars. The Federal Trade Commission accused a number of these …

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Social games market will "crash very hard"

The social gaming market that has propelled firms such as Zynga to success is going to crash very hard”. That’s according to Silicon Knights’ founder Denis Dyack, who believes that Facebook gaming and similar phenomena are in for a shock when the bubble bursts. It is damaging traditional gaming for …

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Buzz dev signs with IPTV service

UK developer Relentless Software is the latest studio to partner with TV games specialists PlayJam. The team behind the popular Buzz! quiz series will be able to develop social games for PlayJam’s aggregated games portal, which launches on Samsung and LG Smart TVs later this month. The portal will focus …

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Sony unveils PlayStation tablets

Sony has revealed its first two tablet devices which will launch this autumn. The pair – codenamed the S1 and S2 – will run Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb software, which is powering an increasing number of tablets this year. The S1 will have a 9.4-inch touchscreen, while the S2 will …

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