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  • Dots Spins Out Of Betaworks With $10M Series A From Tencent, GreyCroft

    Dots Spins Out Of Betaworks With $10M Series A From Tencent, GreyCroft

    Dots, the mobile gaming studio responsible for two dead-simple but beautiful games, is today announcing the close of a $10 million round, as well as the official spinout of Dots as its own company, separate from betaworks. The series A round is co-led by Greycroft Partners and TenCent, which Dots cofounder and CEO Paul Murphy reminded TechCrunch is the largest gaming company in the world based… Read More

  • Two Dots, The Sequel To Betaworks’ Dots, Is A Beautiful Monster

    Two Dots, The Sequel To Betaworks’ Dots, Is A Beautiful Monster

    My highest score on Dots — the original Dots — is 414. I achieved this respectable, albeit relatively average, score about a year ago, just after Dots was first released. When I open up the app now, I never play for more than a few tries. I can never get anywhere close to 400. I can’t even get close to 300. Which brings me to Two Dots, the latest generation of the… Read More

  • Dots Just Got More Addictive With Challenge Mode

    Dots Just Got More Addictive With Challenge Mode

    Dots, my favorite iOS game for about 2 and half weeks last May, is still going strong nearly a year after launching and is today launching a significant new feature. Challenge Mode. In the past, Dots players had to go through the hassle of taking a screenshot of their dots count or comparing scores over social media. But now, with Challenge Mode, players can face each other… Read More

  • Dots Implements Its First-Ever, In-Game, $ponsor$hip

    Dots Implements Its First-Ever, In-Game, $ponsor$hip

    betaworks-backed Dots has today announced its very first sponsorship/native advertising deal with GE. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the sponsorship, Dots is releasing a special update with a new version of gameplay called Gravity Mode. Read More

  • 5 Million Downloads And 1 Billion Games Later, Dots Drops On Android And Kindle Fire

    5 Million Downloads And 1 Billion Games Later, Dots Drops On Android And Kindle Fire

    Dots is to the smartphone what Snake was to Nokia feature phones 10 years ago. The game is simple, addictive, and as of today, available on Android. The betaworks-backed mobile game has made quite the splash in the past three and a half months, raking up over 5 million downloads and almost 1 billion games played since launch. The Dots game even climbed to the top of the App Store charts in … Read More

  • Dots Updates iPad App For Improved Full-Screen Gaming

    Dots Updates iPad App For Improved Full-Screen Gaming

    It was but two weeks ago that Dots, the highly addictive connect-the-dots-style betaworks-backed game, migrated the app to the iPad and added multiplayer support. Today, however, the company has a brand new update that may address some of your woes on the iPad. The update lets users zoom to 1.5X or 3X the game view, so that the gameboard and the dots fill out more, or all, of the screen… Read More

  • Dots Goes Multiplayer

    Dots Goes Multiplayer

    Stupid friggin’ Dots. Seriously. When Dots first came out, it felt like half of my team was telling me I just had to play it. “It’s beautiful!”, they said. “It’s so addicting!”, they said. I, being a grumpy ass gaming snob, wrote it off as the world’s billionth Bejeweled clone. But they kept pushing. Eventually, I gave in. Just one round. No… Read More

  • Dots

    Dots

    I’m addicted to Dots. It’s betaworks‘ new game. 389. That’s my high score. No power-ups. I’m pretty proud of it. The game consumes my time. I no longer browse reddit during my “private times”; I play Dots. Dots is simple. It’s elegant. The game has restored my faith in mobile game development. But more importantly, it’s fucking addicting. Read More

  • Dots, Betaworks’ New Super Addictive iOS Game, Nabs 1 Million Downloads In One Week

    Dots, Betaworks’ New Super Addictive iOS Game, Nabs 1 Million Downloads In One Week

    Dots, a game launched just last week out of betaworks, has reached over 1 million downloads in just one week of availability. According to a blog post, the app hit number 1 in eight countries, and went into the top five in another fifteen countries. Right now, in fact, you’ll find Dots as the number three free app behind Hardest Game Ever 2 and Falldown2, two worthy opponents. Read More

  • Dots, The Most Beautiful Mobile Game I’ve Ever Seen

    Dots, The Most Beautiful Mobile Game I’ve Ever Seen

    You remember the first time you played Angry Birds, right? What about the first time you picked up the iPhone 4 and realized just how beautiful a phone can be, both in hardware and software? Well, the latest company to launch out of betaworks mixes the addictive nature of Angry Birds with the minimalist beauty of Apple’s hardware and software. Meet Dots. The idea is simple: Everyone… Read More