The marketing startup helps mobile-game-and-app companies focus on the customers who are spending money.
Wooga is one of the most successful casual games publishers to date. In this video, founder and CEO Jens Begemann talks about starting Wooga, keeping a healthy company culture, dealing with Facebook – and his thoughts on the hype surrounding startups in Berlin.
It has four games scheduled for release in the next two months: Pearl’s Peril, Kingsbridge, Pocket Village, and Monster World mobile.
Wooga currently has 50 million active monthly users across its mobile and web games.
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Developers should design their games for touch from the ground up, not port them from the consoles.
The giant social network claims that players who find games on Facebook spend more time in the corresponding apps and are more likely to spend money on those titles.
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Software giant Adobe is working hard to win over game developers to its Flash platform.
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Bubble shooter games are now played by millions upon millions of players. Wooga is the latest to join the fray.
With the console market looking a little shaky and Facebook starting to slow down, mobile stands before the gaming industry as a potential savior.
Jens Begemann still believes in Facebook, but the CEO of Wooga is also expanding into mobile social games.
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Wooga has come out of nowhere to become the second-largest player on Facebook in social games. Now it is showing great progress in getting downloads on iOS too, with more than 11 million downloads of Diamond Dash in four months.
Editor’s Pick After Zynga, the second-biggest player on Facebook isn’t Electronic Arts anymore. It’s Wooga, a Berlin-based studio that has become Europe’s largest social game publisher with more than 49 million monthly active users on Facebook.
Now Wooga has raised $24 million in venture capital and has grown to more than 150 employees. The company now faces a number of strategic decisions, such as doubling down on Facebook or spreading out to platforms such as Google+ or Zynga.com. We caught up with co-founder Jens Begemann at the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Here’s a transcript of our interview.
Facebook paid more than $1.4 billion to game developers (and other app makers) in 2011, according to a Facebook talk at the Game Developers Conference this morning.
Zynga may be losing some ground after spending years completely dominating the Facebook social gaming market.
Peak Games has raised $11.5 million for its plan to become a social gaming powerhouse in emerging markets, the company announced today.
All eyes are on Zynga now as the social gaming company prepares to go public in an initial public offering. The social game maker has revealed some data about itself in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But Raptr, the social network for gamers, has been mining its own data on 10 million users for information about Zynga, and it is releasing it in a report today.
Chances are you haven’t heard of social game maker Wooga. But thanks to the popularity of its social game Diamond Dash, the German company is now the third-largest social game maker on Facebook. Now the company is preparing to take Diamond Dash into the hot mobile games market.