Tag Archives: casual

Game biz needs better role models

The Brit behind one of the largest kids games sites in the world says the industry is short on business heroes. Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy, says too little is being done to inspire the gaming entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Virtual pet and online game Moshi …

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Rare: Kinect will go beyond casual games

Kinect’s launch line-up provides no foretoken to the wild ideas that the peripheral will provide in the future, a tech executive at Rare believes. Nick Burton admitted that Kinect’s software launch line-up has an understandable air of predictability – with its sports and family titles – but insisted the tech …

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Great games ‘will defeat Zynga’

PopCap CEO Dave Roberts has blasted social gaming giant Zynga, claiming that the Peggle company’s quality of product ultimately betters the FarmVille outfit’s business model. Speaking at the WTIA TechNW forum in Seattle, Roberts suggested that the days of making ‘easy money’ from social games is drawing to a close, …

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Atari GO targets casual games success

The next stage in Atari’s most recent reinvention has been revealed. It’s called Atari GO, and it’s designed to help increase the publisher’s footprint in the growing casual games space. Atari Games Online will be headed up by the executive VP of online and mobile Thom Kozik (pictured), who is …

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Coronation Street game hits Facebook

Long-running UK television soap Coronation Street is to become the first such programme to get its own dedicated social network game. Corrie Nation is to initially run on Facebook and ITV.com, and has been created in conjunction with the television show’s production team. After the November 1st launch, other platforms …

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Why Move will do what EyeToy didnt

With a wide assorted of supported titles at launch and plenty more in the pipeline, Move has the ability to please those core fans as well as appeal to this new social gaming audience But is going after two audiences a risky strategy? Could Move become a jack-of-all-trades master of …

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White Room gets S.A.D.

NEW casual games firm White Room Games has signed a distribution deal with German publisher S.A.D. The latter is the owner of PurpleHills, a popular casual brand in Europe that includes PC and DS titles such as Titanic Mystery, Jewel Match and Alabama Smith. White Room will distribute them in …

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