Mind-Candy

  • Backstage with Jason Goldberg of Fab & Hem

    Fab And Mind Candy Founders Talk About Their Companies’ Struggles And New Directions

    I’m finally getting over my post-Disrupt Europe jet lag, and I guess that means the conference is old news. But before we leave it completely in the rearview, I wanted to highlight a couple of backstage interviews that you might have missed if you weren’t watching the livestream — specifically, my conversations with Fab’s Jason Goldberg and Mind Candy’s Michael… Read More

  • Mind Candy Slims Down Ahead Of Major New Mobile Push

    Mind Candy Slims Down Ahead Of Major New Mobile Push

    Mind Candy, the company behind the Moshi Monsters web game for kids, has in the past been considered one of the breakout successes of the UK startup and gaming world. But while it continues to extend its life as a licensing gangbuster — with every incarnation of possible merchandise — it is clearly going through the bumpy ride of shifting toward the mobile future. TechCrunch… Read More

  • Can One New Tablet Game Change The Game For Mind Candy?

    Can One New Tablet Game Change The Game For Mind Candy?

    Mind Candy, the company that came up with the hugely successful Moshi Monsters kids game, began back in 2003 as a back-bedroom project by the colourful entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith. It’s now approaching 100 million registered users of its games aimed at young kids, and brings in healthy revenues from its franchise deals and spin-offs. But it has a problem. Kids have switched over… Read More

  • Kids’ Game Moshi Monsters Set To Leap Onto The TV Screen As Animated Series

    Kids’ Game Moshi Monsters Set To Leap Onto The TV Screen As Animated Series

    Mindy Candy, the U.K. company behind the hugely successful Moshi Monsters adoptable pet monsters kids game, is branching out into animation. Today it’s announced plans to make a series of 52×11 minute episodes based on the most popular characters from its Moshi world platform which is aimed at boys and girls aged 6-12. Read More

  • Mind Candy Acquires Origami Blue Games Studio To Become Its Labs Arm

    Mind Candy Acquires Origami Blue Games Studio To Become Its Labs Arm

    Mind Candy, the company behind the successful Moshi Monsters online kids game and character franchise, has acquired a games studio, Origami Blue, to power a new initiative being dubbed ‘Candy Labs’. The move marks another twist to the Mind Candy playbook which has seen it develop into comic books, music and toys. The team joins as full-time Mind Candy employees. ‘Candy… Read More

  • Moshi Monsters, The Social Networking Game For Kids, Passes The 50 Million Users Mark

    Two years ago, Mind Candy was just another online gaming company. It had some minor success with interactive puzzles and an alternative reality game called Perplexcity, but the future wasn’t exactly bright. As entrepreneurs are wont to do, Mind Candy CEO Michael Acton Smith made one “last roll of the dice” and created a virtual world game for kids called Moshi Monsters. Read More

  • Moshi Monsters Aims To Become The Facebook for Kids (TCTV)

    Mind Candy CEO Michael Acton Smith came to my office today to tell me about Moshi Monsters, his company’s virtual world for kids that is signing up a new member every second. Moshi Monsters was his “last roll of the dice” to save his virtual worlds startup in 2008, and it worked. Moshi Monsters is up to 35 million registered users, with about 7 million of those active… Read More

  • Moshi Monsters: Neopets Meets Social Networking

    Moshi Monsters, from UK startup Mind Candy officially launched last week with a product that marries the ideas behind Neopets and Tamogotchi with a social network for kids. Users adopt their own Monster and keep it happy by solving daily puzzles that are sent to each player. Monster owners can interact with their pets by tickling them, playing games, shopping, designing their rooms, and shortly… Read More

  • VCs Open Wallets for Eyespot, Mind Candy

    It’s been a big day for Web 2.0 funding announcements. This morning we posted on Series A closing at $3 million for GotVoice. Now San Diego based online video editing service Eyespot has announced closure of its own first round of funding. The funding was led by Silicon Valley firm Gabriel Venture Partners to the total tune of $3.7 million. VentureBeat appears to have broken the… Read More