• Tapulous Founder Bart Decrem Has Raised About $1M For His New ‘Hobby’

    Tapulous Founder Bart Decrem Has Raised About $1M For His New ‘Hobby’

    It looks like Tapulous founder Bart Decrem is ready for his next act, as the gaming exec has raised some money for a new venture, one which is simply called “Hobby.” Read More

  • Tap Tap Revenge 4 Surges To #1 On The App Store With 25,000 Downloads Per Hour

    Last night around 11PM, Tapulous released the latest version of what is one of the App Store’s most popular franchises of all time: Tap Tap Revenge 4. 18 hours later, it became the top application in the App Store, marking the sixth time Tapulous has held the #1 spot since the App Store launched in summer 2008 (TTR1, TTR2, TTR3 as a paid app, then again as a free app, TTR3 Boost , and… Read More

  • The Tapulous Purchase Price Mystery

    One thing we tried – very hard – to nail down yesterday was the price Disney paid for Tapulous. Disney appears to be extra paranoid around the price leaking, and forced key executives and investors to sign specific nondisclosure agreements promising not to disclose that information. All of which of course makes us really, really want to know. The purchase price was somewhere… Read More

  • Breaking: Tapulous Acquired By Disney

    Breaking: Tapulous Acquired By Disney

    Tapulous has been acquired by Disney. The iPhone gaming startup with several hits on its hands was founded by Bart Decrem, who will join Disney as a senior VP. COO Andrew Lacy is also joining Disney as a senior VP. Disney is very interested in social and mobile gaming, having recently invested in Playdom’s $33 million round. Tapulous is a hot iPhone gaming startup which has raised… Read More

  • Come As You Are: Tapulous Debuts Tap Tap Revenge App Featuring Nirvana

    Mobile app developer Tapulous has released a brand new Tap Tap Revenge app for iPhone and iPod touch (iTunes link), this time featuring well-known rock band Nirvana. This special edition game, available from the App Store for $4.99, features thirteen of the iconic band’s massive hits, including “All Apologies,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and “Come As You… Read More

  • The Best iPad Apps At Launch

    The Best iPad Apps At Launch

    In preparation for the launch of the iPad tomorrow, iPad Apps are live in iTunes and we’re sorting through the best ones as fast as we can. But with more than 2,000 iPad apps in the App Store, the choices are already daunting. To help you find the best apps at launch, we’ve put together the definitive list below. It includes all the iPad apps reviewed on TechCrunch, as well as… Read More

  • Tapulous Looks To Repeat Tap Tap Revenge's iPhone Success On The iPad With 'Radiation'

    Tapulous Looks To Repeat Tap Tap Revenge's iPhone Success On The iPad With 'Radiation'

    When it comes to games on the iPhone, few companies have had more success than Tapulous, the developer behind the hit game series Tap Tap Revenge. The game, which is commonly described as a ‘Guitar Hero for the iPhone’, has become an iPhone staple, particularly among teens who frequently play games on the device. Now, with the iPad launching less than twenty-four hours from… Read More

  • Palo Alto Power Outage Affects Up To 240 Startups

    The tragic plane crash which killed three Tesla employees flying out of the Palo Alto airport at approximately 8 AM this morning also took out the city’s power. The accident has left over 28,000 Palo Alto residents and businesses without power in the heart of Silicon Valley. According to the data in CrunchBase, up to 240 of these 28,000 customers are local startups, VC firms and… Read More

  • With One Huge Hit Under Its Belt, Tapulous Debuts Another Music Game Series: Riddim Ribbon

    Back in July 2008, Tapulous released a music game for the iPhone called Tap Tap Revenge (TTR). The game proved to be a massive hit, growing to 1 million users within its first few weeks.  Over the last year and a half, TTR and its sequels have become the most popular series on the App Store, with over 25 million installs. And tonight, Tapulous is ready to release an entirely new… Read More

  • Tap Tap Revenge 3 Downloaded 300,000 Times First 24 Hours After Going Free

    Less than three months after launching its popular iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge 3 as a 99-cent app on iTunes, developer Tapulous made the game free a few days ago.  The game was downloaded 300,000 times in 24 hours, overwhelming the Tapulous servers so much that the company had to turn off the online playing feature of the game.  Tap Tap Revenge is now the No. 2 most popular free game on… Read More

  • Tap Tap Revenge 3 Has Landed

    Tapulous‘s latest update to its massively successful Tap Tap Revenge franchise will soon be live on the App Store. It looks as though the app was supposed to be live by now according to an article on TUAW, though it doesn’t appear to be available quite yet (we’ll update with a link as soon as it is). The new app brings with it plenty of gameplay enhancements, but the… Read More

  • Tapulous's Cash Cow Tap Tap Revenge 3 Is Almost Here

    It’s been a long time coming, but it’s almost here: Tapulous is putting the finishing touches on Tap Tap Revenge 3, the next installment of its wildly sucessful iPhone music game. The game, which is best described as a “Guitar Hero for the iPhone”, will feature in-game song purchases, which were finally enabled with the release of the iPhone 3.0 software update in June. Read More

  • Tap Tap Revenge 2.5 Hits Tonight, Takes Steps To Consolidate Popularity

    If you’ve got an iPhone, there’s a good chance you’ve got Tapulous’s Tap Tap Revenge installed – the game is ranked as the iPhone’s most popular game of all time. Tonight the latest update to the game lands, adding a handful of new features including themes, “battles”, and a new song import feature. The features are part of the latest update of… Read More

  • Tap Tap Revenge 2 Has Landed

    The sequel to Tap Tap Revenge, the iPhone’s most popular game ever, is hitting the App Store tonight. The original version(iTunes link) of the game has been downloaded over six million times and spawned a number of spinoffs featuring licensed music from Weezer and Nine Inch Nails. You can learn more about the sequel here, and we’ll update the post as soon as it goes live on the… Read More

  • Leaked Investor Email From Tapulous Say Breakeven December, More Funding, New Products

    Tapulous CEO Bart Decrem sent out an email to investors yesterday updating them on the status of the iPhone/Android focused company. It was forwarded to us, and we reprint it below. The company makes the popular Tap Tap Revenge application as well as Tweetsville and others. Like competitor Social Gaming Network, everything they touch seems to turn to gold. In the email Decrem says they have had… Read More

  • What Was The Best Of The Web in 2008? A Voter's Guide For The Crunchies.

    Last night we released the finalist names for the Crunchies Awards. Vote here for who you think should win. We’ve set up a site that is pretty self-explanatory, with all of the names of each finalist for every category, along with links to their Websites and Crunchbase profiles where you can learn more about each one before voting. The Crunchies represents the best the Web had to offer… Read More

  • Tapulous Brings Weezer And World-Class DJs To Tap Tap Revenge

    iPhone development house Tapulous has announced two new premium versions of its mega-hit Tap Tap Revenge, both of which feature licensed music (still a rarity on the fledgling platform). The announced games include exclusive tracks recorded by Weezer, as well as a collection of tracks from DJ superstars like Moby, Daft Punk, and The Chemical Brothers. Tap Tap Revenge is an intuitive… Read More

  • Tapulous Releases One of iPhone's Best Twitter Clients; Online Tap Tap Revenge Goes Live

    Prolific iPhone development studio Tapulous has launched a trio of new applications, including an impressive Twitter client that could well become the most-used app on my phone. They’re also releasing a new online multiplayer version of mega-hit Tap Tap Revenge that will likely see the game surge in popularity (again), and have announced that they have hit a total of 3 million users… Read More

  • NIN Edition of Tap Tap Revenge Brings Licensed Content To Apple's App Store

    In what may well stand as a defining moment in the maturation of Apple’s App Store, Tapulous has announced that it has partnered with the band Nine Inch Nails to release a premium version of its popular game Tap Tap Revenge some time in October. The application will include a NIN-centric theme, as well as over a dozen of the band’s songs from its last two albums. The partnership… Read More

  • Tapulous Loses Most Of Its Original Team, Set To Begin Anew

    Something is amiss at Tapulous, the popular iPhone developer behind the mega-hit application Tap Tap Revenge. In the past week, the still-fledgling company has lost three key employees: Sean Heber, the company’s first employee, Tristan O’Tierney, a senior iPhone engineer, and Louie Mantia, a designer. Together the employees constituted a large fraction of the company’s… Read More