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  • Japan's DeNA Mulling $400+ Million Acquisition of ngmoco

    Japan's DeNA Mulling $400+ Million Acquisition of ngmoco

    Japanese gaming company DeNA is considering an acquisition of San Francisco-based ngmoco, we've heard from multiple sources. The price, says one source, is north of $400 million, although that probably includes a very large earnout. ngmoco specializes in iPhone/iPad/iPod social games. It has been called "Zynga for iPhone" and actually shares a board member with Zynga - Kleiner Perkins partner and… Read More

  • Google Ventures Invests In iPhone Game Developer ngmoco

    Google Ventures Invests In iPhone Game Developer ngmoco

    Google Ventures, the VC arm of the search giant, has made an investment in popular iPhone/iPad game developer ngmoco, say multiple sources. The company, which is already profitable, took the money as part of a new round of funding — probably in the $3-5 million range. ngmoco currently has some very popular games on iOS, including 'We Farm', which is currently the second most popular game on the… Read More

  • iPhone 4 + Gyroscope + Gaming = All Kinds Of Awesome [Video]

    iPhone 4 + Gyroscope + Gaming = All Kinds Of Awesome [Video]

    In terms of the hardware, one of the only completely new features on the iPhone 4 is the gyroscope. It's so new, in fact, that third-party developers haven't had a chance to play around with it yet because they didn't have access to the iPhone 4 hardware until today (or at least two days ago). And because they didn't have the hardware, that means there are a sad lack of apps that use the feature… Read More

  • iPhone Game House ngmoco Raises $25 Million Series C, Buys Freeverse

    iPhone Game House ngmoco Raises $25 Million Series C, Buys Freeverse

    Neil Young, the CEO of iPhone game startup ngmoco, wants to "amass enough scale" to accelerate "away from the pack." He just raised a $25 million series C round and acquired Freeverse, another top iPhone game developer, to help ngmoco keep moving forward. The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners, and existing shareholders Kleiner Perkins, Norwest Venture Parters, and Maples… Read More

  • At The Top Of Its Game, And The App Charts, Ngmoco Bets Its Future On In-App Purchases

    At The Top Of Its Game, And The App Charts, Ngmoco Bets Its Future On In-App Purchases

    On Monday, ngmoco released worldwide its latest game for the iPhone and iPod Touch: Eliminate Pro. It's been downloaded 500,000 times so far at a rate of about 25,000 an hour, currently making it the top free app in iTunes. The top paid app, Skeeball, also happens to be affiliated with ngmoco through its Plus+ social game network. ngmoco has had it's own top paid apps as well, like Rolando, but… Read More

  • Ngmoco Hires Away Sega President Simon Jeffery To Head Up iPhone Game Network

    iPhone game developer ngmoco is announcing today its own cross-promotion publishing network fro iPhone games. The publishing network, called Plus+, will be headed up by Simon Jeffery, the current president and COO of Sega of America. Prior to Sega, Jeffery was president of LucasArts. His new title at ngmoco will be chief publishing officer. This is a major hire for the iPhone game startup… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins' iFund Invests In Stealth Gaming Startup ngmoco

    Kleiner Perkins is adding to its iFund portfolio of iPhone-focused startups. It’s latest investment is a series A round in stealth gaming company ngmoco. Kleiner partner Bing Gordon, formerly chief creative officer of Electronic Arts, will join the board (he is also on the board of Zynga, which KP also recently invested in through its regular fund). Ngmoco’s CEO is another EA refugee… Read More