The founder of YouWeb and head of the 9+ accelerator challenges game talent to go broader.
Editor’s Pick New incubator will train 24 startups a year.
While platform owners like Google may move to build walled gardens, OpenKit will let social gamers roam free.
First version of OpenKit is now going live, and a public beta could come in April.
A number of publishers with 15 games will launch on Agawi’s Android platform.
Agawi is working with technology leaders to power its True Cloud platform.
This open-source effort appeared after Gree shut down the popular OpenFeint mobile social platform in December.
Pluto Media will expand its Pluto Learns Piano app into a educational tool for learning, creating, and sharing.
2012 went by fast. Here are the trends that mattered in gaming.
Gree shut down OpenFeint. So OpenKit will replace it and allow developers to own the data associated with their games.
Windows 8′s app store just got a boost to its video game offerings thanks to cloud-gaming company Agawi’s new GameZen streaming application.
Jeff Tseng, a co-founder, takes the CEO title at CrowdStar.
The new Microsoft operating system presents an opportunity for a new app-based mentality when it comes to games. Cloud-gaming-technology company Agawi is posing to capitalize on that.
Peter Relan at YouWeb saves the day at Hacker Dojo.
Look for Agawi to provide streamed games to Windows 8 devices in the not-so-distant future.
Peter Relan can’t clone himself. But he can share his hard-earned advice for technology entrepreneurs, and he will do so at the new web site FounderQuorom.
With the console market looking a little shaky and Facebook starting to slow down, mobile stands before the gaming industry as a potential savior.
[vimeo 45558939 w=640 h=360] Every incubator has a formula, and most of those formulas involve throwing “spaghetti” of some kind against the proverbial wall to find out what will stick.
Jason Citron’s latest venture, Phoenix Guild, lands funding, plans to build hardcore social games for tablets in the “post-PC world.”
We’ve been writing a lot of posts about our speakers at GamesBeat 2012. But here’s a summary of why we think this is the must-attend game conference for you.
CrowdStar is announcing today that it is partnering with China’s Tencent and South Korea’s Gamevil to expand its mobile gaming business into Asia.
Incubators YouWeb and StartEngine are combining their efforts to host a joint demo day for 20 startups funded by the two. The event brings together a couple of the most interesting personalities in tech funding: Peter Relan, chairman of YouWeb, and Howard Marks, founder of Los Angeles-based StartEngine.
GamesBeat 2012 is going to be all about crossover strategies. The game industry as we know it is changing. We’re seeing established companies cross over from one market to another, where once they faced barriers. As companies adapt to change, we are witnessing disruption, change, consolidation, innovation, and the arrival of big money. We’re talking billions of dollars that are at stake.
Peter Relan wants to build a mobile gaming empire, one app at a time. The chief executive of CrowdStar and chairman of game incubator YouWeb has pivoted from Facebook games to mobile games in a big way. His company formed a mobile game studio and has focused so far on making games for girls and young female teens.
Startup incubator YouWeb has launched a new iPhone app called MoviePal that lets you identify and find trailers on the web while sitting in a movie theater.
Pluto Games is spinning out of game incubator YouWeb today, raising $500,000 in seed money in the process. Pluto Games will use the money to foster its business of creating tablet apps that teach kids how to play and enjoy music.
Sibblingz, the maker of a cross-platform game engine, is exploiting Adobe’s retreat from the mobile Flash plug-in business with the launch of the Spaceport 3.0 platform today.
Adobe’s announcement that it is giving up on mobile Flash development is good for one particular startup: iSwifter.
CrowdStar has built its reputation on Facebook by making casual games that appeal to females, from Happy Aquarium to It Girl. But the company is trying a tack today with the launch of its first hardcore strategy game, Wasteland Empires.
Game maker CrowdStar is unveiling a new business strategy today to grow its game business into a multiplatform empire.
Technology company incubator YouWeb has spawned incredibly successful social and mobile game companies. Now the Burlingame, Calif.-based incubator has raised $2 million in funding for itself.
iSwifter, a company that streams Flash-based Facebook games so they can be played on the iPad, said today that it expects to generate more than $10 million in revenue in 2011, based on current bookings.
CrowdStar is living up to its strategic expansion plan as it announces today that it will launch its hit game It Girl on three different social networks in the fast-growing Russian market.