5th Planet credits its success with social game Legacy of a Thousand Suns to many factors, but one most of all.
The new Wizard of Oz game on Facebook is an ambitious title from Spooky Cool Labs.
Plarium is one of a number of social gaming firms in Israel.
More game companies see the allure of real-money gambling
Analysts appear more bullish on the social-gaming giant after yesterday’s earnings call.
Luckity has used horse-racing laws as a way to get around a ban on online gambling in the U.S.
Zynga’s stock is rising in after-hours trading as a result of the better earnings and a stock buyback program.
Zynga will become a real-money gambling company next year.
Some of the stats about social gamers are kind of scary.
Kixeye chief exec Will Harbin says, “Zynga is burning to the ground and bleeding top talent, and instead of trying to fix the problems — better work environment and better products — they are resorting to the only profit center that has ever really worked for them: their legal department.”
The value of game deals is dropping in 2012 compared to 2011.
Editor’s Pick Will Harbin says he extinguished a “micro culture” that had exhibited embarrassing and offensive conduct in the wake of a contractor’s claims that he was subjected to racial discrimination.
Zynga disappoints once again in Q3.
Three employees and a manager are out after an investigation into racism charges, Kixeye CEO says.
Zynga’s FarmVille 2 is starting to look like a winner.
Kabam was virtually unknown a few years ago, but now it’s making games that tie into Peter Jackson’s upcoming film trilogy The Hobbit — expected to be one of the most important movie properties of all time.
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Zynga confirmed it has brought aboard a real-money gambling executive to guide its way into online gambling.
Zynga has suffered a number of executive departures recently. The latest is Zynga’s chief marketing officer, Jeff Karp.
Zynga is launching FarmVille 2 for those who want a better hands-on farming experience.
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Zynga’s exodus continues. Two more execs leave.
The loss of Mike Verdu is just the latest setback for the struggling social-game giant.
Kixeye recruits a general manager away from Zynga so he can make “real” games.
Funium is launching Family Village in the hope of putting more people in touch with their family history.
Launched when virtual worlds such as Second Life were popular, IMVU has made the transition from glorified chat room to social game service.
Walkers are invading Facebook. Do you have what it takes to survive?
The company’s stock closed the day at $5.19, but it dropped, at one point, by 40 percent on news of the terrible earnings.
Yoga Retreat will provide a “daily gaming oasis” by teaching players real yoga techniques.
Social games are more popular than ever, with new genres emerging, says Facebook’s Sarah Brooks.
Zynga announced today that it’s lending out its game developers to help create a social charity game on Facebook.
Crossing over from an existing market to an emerging one is what our GameBeat 2012 conference is all about. We’re seeing this trend play out in every segment of games.
Zynga’s mind-boggling player stats: If Poker winnings were converted into dollars, players could pay off national debt…in a day.
Today, all eyes will be on Mark Pincus, chief executive of Zynga, to see whether he can keep his developers churning out games that can continue to capture the hearts of hundreds of millions of social gamers.
Tarrnie Williams, president of Roadhouse Interactive, speaks with GamesBeat about newly acquired development company, The Embassy Interactive, and how it will help them bring more free-to-play games to Facebook and mobile platforms.
Zynga shares fell today as fears about the company’s user base prompted another sell-off. Zynga’s shares dropped as much as 13 percent. That triggered a short-sale circuit breaker, which halts trading in the stock until cooler heads prevail, for the first time.
With games like Okey, Peak Games has become the No. 3 social game player on Facebook in daily active users.