social gaming

Roblox will give a handful of game developers $500,000 each to build its future

Roblox is announcing a wave of new funding for developers building the cutting edge of games on the platform. The company introduced the Game Fund, a Roblox-flavored version of a creator fund, last su

Roblox inches toward a deeper, more mature vision for the metaverse

Roblox outlined a vision for the future of its busy social gaming platform on Friday, incrementally ushering its community into a new era that might not always resemble what’s come before. At RDC, i

Sony officially owns Bungie now

The ink is dry on Sony’s acquisition of Bungie, the gaming company that created sci-fi hits Halo and Destiny. Both companies announced the news on Twitter Friday, confirming that the $3.6 billio

Roblox hires former Zynga CTO to build out its developer team

Roblox has picked up a key hire to help grow its ecosystem of user-generated content for the metaverse. Nick Tornow is joining the company as VP of Engineering for its developer team, leaving his form

Rec Room raises $145M at a $3.5B valuation for its user-generated, immersive gaming platform

On the heels of Roblox hitting it big with its platform for user-created gaming content, another startup has landed a major round of funding to build out its own user-generated platform aimed at immer

Goama lets developers integrate a social gaming platform into their apps

Goama (also known as Go Games) lets developers quickly integrate social games into their apps. Some of Goama’s clients have used it for promotional campaigns, while others rely on the platform, whic

Social gaming platform Rec Room scores $20 million Series C

Social gaming platform Rec Room has scored some new funding as it aims to bring its once VR-centric world to every major gaming platform out there. The startup has closed a $20 million Series C led by

Telegram levels up its bot platform with competitive games that live inside chats

Messaging platform Telegram is powering up on the chatbot front, with the launch of what it dubs a "bot-powered gaming platform" -- in a bid to try to drive more engagement via addictive new features.

John McAfee’s first move as a new CEO is to rename the company after himself

Some exciting news from the John McAfee camp today: America's favorite (and most entertaining) cybersecurity expert has a new gig! MGT Capital Investments, a publicly traded company that owns and oper

Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Steps Down From Chief Product Officer Role

Along with the company's earnings release, Zynga announced that founder Marc Pincus would be stepping down from any operational duties and ceding his chief product officer title today. The company sai

What Games Are: The Marketing Squeeze

In case you didn't know, marketing games on mobile has become a big of a nightmare. In this article I talk about how this is part of a wider trend, a squeezing phase affecting many game makers in the

Gramble World, A Mobile Social Gaming & Charity-Giving Network, Raises $2M More To Close Out $5M Seed

Netherlands-based startup Gramble World, which operates a mobile social gaming and entertainment network which lets gamers nominate charities to receive a cut of their in-game payments and ad views, h

Zynga’s New CEO Don Mattrick Says It Won’t Be Quick Or Easy To Get The Company Back On Track

Don Mattrick, <a href="">the new Zynga CEO announced</a> at the beginn

With $5M In Its Coffers, Game Publisher Pubgame Sets Its Sights On Southeast Asia

Taiwan-based Web and mobile game publisher <a target="_blank" href="">Pubgame</a> has raised a Series A round led by Shanghai-based venture capital firm <a target="_blank" href="

Scopely Boosts New Zealand Studio Rocket Jump’s Mini Golf Matchup To Over 10M Downloads In A Month

Game developer <a target="_blank" href="">Rocket Jump</a> had already proved its mettle with the hit Major Mayhem. But the company's location in Wellington, New Zealand

Predictive Sports Game Startup PrePlay Raises $4.7M Series B To Build Out Its App Portfolio, Seize More Sports Fans’ Eyeballs

Predictive sports game startup PrePlay has closed a $4.7 million Series B round, led by Trilogy Equity Partners LLC. RSE Ventures, the VC fund founded by Miami Dolphins' owner Stephen Ross and Matt Hi

Newbie Social Gaming App WriteOn! Gets An Indiegogo Campaign To Raise Marketing Money

App developer golden fingers has taken to Indiegogo to raise cash for its first app: a social game called WriteOn!. The crowdfunding campaign is not to fund the creation of the app itself -- which is

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

What Games Are: The Fun Boson Does Not Exist

Perhaps the biggest roadblock facing the development of generation-two social games is the addiction to metrics. Social game makers still believe that fun is about finding the right behaviours, the ri

PopCap CTO & Veteran Adobe Exec Frits Habermann Joins Learning Platform To Help It Go Mobile, Global

Online video learning platform <a target="_blank" href=""></a> is making a big addition to its management team today, announcing that it has hired Frits Habermann as its
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