MakeGamesWithUs is a Y Combinator company that teaches people how to build iPhone games. The team is juggling the day-to-day grind of building a small startup with the demands of teaching 75 students how to code.
Normally, iPhone apps and games exist for your amusement. In this case, you exist for Carrot’s amusement.
Hum a Song is an iOS game that puts you up against Facebook friends to see who is the least tone-deaf.
Saban Brands buys The Playforge, maker of mobile games like Zombie Farm, Zombie Life, and Tree World.
Capcom has launched an iPhone and iPod touch port of the classic Super Nintendo game Mega Man X, but fans are complaining restlessly about the laziness of the re-release.
The iPhone fairy tale is becoming a familiar one for game developers: A small indie developer creates a hit, people love it, and it spreads like wildfire through the App Store. Tens of millions or hundreds of millions of downloads later, and the developers are rich and on their way to building a mobile gaming empire. Sometimes they even sell adorable plush toys based on their game characters.
Apple and Google are planing to ignore a proposed ratings system for mobile games, an effort that’s being spearheaded by the ESRB.
Company: Booyah Location: San Francisco Founded: August 2008 Founders: Keith Lee, Brian Morrisroe, Sam Christiansen Funding: $29.5 million Employees: 50