Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today.

Social-gaming developer Kixeye is about to make the jump from its familiar stomping grounds on Facebook to the battlefields of iOS.

The studio revealed that it’s launching a version of its popular strategy game Backyard Monsters on Apple’s mobile platform. Backyard Monsters: Unleashed brings the monster battling and yard building to iPhone and iPad for the first time ever.

“We’re excited to bring this massive franchise to a new platform,” Kixeye chief executive Will Harbin said in a statement. “Backyard Monsters is the first and most popular real-time strategy game on Facebook. Over the last couple of years, its design has been emulated widely and successfully on mobile. It’s time to unleash the real deal.”


GamesBeat Summit Next 2022

Join gaming leaders live this October 25-26 in San Francisco to examine the next big opportunities within the gaming industry.

Register Here

Backyard Monsters: Unleashed features the same defensive-strategy gameplay as the Facebook version. It has players building up their yard to house their monsters. Gamers need to carefully place defensive towers that can fight off waves of invading wild monsters to protect essential buildings and friendly creatures.

The mobile game also retains the social features of the original. Players can team up with each other by forming Tribes. Together these Tribes can fend off invading forces, unlock special powers, and coordinate attacks.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.