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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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Casual smash hits coming to WP7

Some of the most popular casual games ever will be released on Windows Phone 7 over the next two months. This will kick off on May 25th with Hydro Thunder GP, the Xbox Live racer that re-imagines the classic powerboat game, followed by cutesy platformer Doodle Jump on June 1st. …

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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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Nokia kills Ovi brand

Nokia announced the firm is dump the Ovi brand of services, instead simply using ‘Nokia’ to "centralise identity under one brand," they said. "We will reinforce the powerful master brand of Nokia and unify our brand architecture while continuing to deliver compelling opportunities and experiences for partners and consumers alike," …

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Facebook embroiled in Google smear campaign

Facebook hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller to try get the press onside regarding Google’s strategy of collecting information from Facebook. The episode began to unfold on Tuesday when USA Today reported on the Burson-Marsteller representatives which had offered to ghost write opinion piece articles criticising Google’s ‘Social Circle’ feature. The …

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Second delay for 3DS e-portal

Having already suffered one delay, Nintendo has confirmed another change of plans for its 3DS digital downloads portal. Back in January the platform holder had indicated that the store would be ready to launch alongside the handheld in March. This was later changed, with a May arrival pencilled in, thanks …

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