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TikTok ventures into mobile gaming, initially in partnership with Zynga

TikTok is experimenting with games, initially in partnership with mobile gaming giant Zynga. On Monday, Zynga announced its plans to launch a new HTML5-based game, “Disco Loco 3D,” exclusi

Zynga acquires Turkey’s Peak Games for $1.8B, after buying its card games studio for $100M in 2017

Today, some news of a huge acquisition out of Turkey that represents the first billion-dollar-plus exit for a startup out of the country. Social gaming company Zynga confirmed that it is buying Istanb

All product creators can learn something from Jackbox Games’ user experiences

While Jackbox clearly owes a great deal of its current popularity to the shelter-in-place policies, they've also been honing their craft for years. It's worth looking at what makes them work.

Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. For a brief moment in 2

Facebook lets all PC games live stream and reward viewers

Facebook is challenging Twitch and YouTube for video game live streaming supremacy with the release of its new Games SDK for PC. After testing Live streaming from games like Overwatch from developers

Facebook Messenger rolls out Instant Games worldwide

Facebook is sidestepping the app stores by now allowing everyone to play no-download HTML5 "Instant Games" inside of Facebook Messenger. Launched in the U.S. in November, Instant Games are now globall

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming

Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile live streaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook's desktop website via their webcam, stream t

Facebook Will Monetize Games With Ads, Not Messenger

How is Facebook going to monetize Messenger? Not by featuring games in the app like Korea’s KakaoTalk, at least for now. Instead, Facebook could concentrate on solving new problems with Messeng

Facebook’s iPad App Becomes An Entertainment Hub With Game Discovery And Trending Videos Sidebar

Over 70 percent of people who use Facebook for iPad played a Facebook-connected game in the past 90 days, so the company is helping them discover or re-engage with games through a new homepage sidebar

YoVille Creator Seeks To Avoid The Game’s Death By Buying It Back From Zynga

Zynga broke a lot of hearts when it announced it would be shutting down YoVille, a virtual world online game that’s been running since 2008. The game’s players have been building their sim

The Facebook Gaming Ecosystem: A Cross-Sectional Study Of The Top-Rated Apps

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Hassan Baig is an entrepreneur who runs White Rabbit Studios, a South Asian gaming startup he founded four years ago in Pakistan.</em> Services like AppData have been pr

Wedge Buster Lands $2.2M From Drew Brees, Rob Dyrdek & Others To Build The “Zynga For Sports”

Mobile and social gaming have exploded in popularity over the last few years and both are quickly becoming multi-billion dollar industries. With an estimated 35 million players in the U.S., <a href="h

Death To The Install! Play Facebook Games Straight From News Feed

Facebook games just got a lot more viral. People don't want to install and give data permissions to games, they want to play them, so now <a href="https://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2012/05/25/

Facebook Makes Games Less Noisy, But Only If You Aren't Playing Them

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/screen-shot-2010-09-22-at-12-12-57-am.png" />Facebook product manager Jared Morgenstern is on stage at the Facebook Gaming event in Palo Alto