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Halfbrick Builds An Empire Through Fruit Ninja

May 13th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Would you ever have expected to find yourself slicing fruit on your PC, iPhone or other mobile device? Not many would but we all have to agree that the thrill you get from slicing fruit and dodging bombs is fantastic. And who have we to thank for such a strange combination? Halfbrick Studios, game developer, which was founded in 2001, in Queensland, Australia. If you were a fan of the nickelodeon games, you may be aware that it was this same developer who developed popular games such as Rocket Power: Beach Bandits and a few Avatar the Last Air bender games. Being one of the most downloadable mobile games in history, its only natural that many similar clones and other ways to play Fruit Ninja Online exist all over the web.

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Fluik Makes Great Games Outa Real Life Nuisances!

May 3rd, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

It’s common in the work place to have someone who’s overachieving and who wants to be the boss under the boss. It can be a little irritating, but you know this type of person and he, or she makes you want to throw an egg upside his head. Let’s be realistic. You can’t do that. Or maybe you can? Fluik Entertainment Inc. sure thought you should, and to take not only vengeance on that little pest, but on other annoyances we can pick on. Fluik more accredited for their wacky games of real life nuisances such as The Office Jerk and the new iPhone hit Plumber Crack (yes, this is actually the game’s name!).

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PopCap Maintains Dominance through Plants vs. Zombies

April 24th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

When a business launches its products, all it takes is just one of the products to hit it big with the market. PopCap is a company that develops a lot of the games you might have already played, responsible for such classics as Bejeweled, Feeding Frenzy 2 and Plants Vs Zombies. PopCap games are not only available for iOS as well as Android devices but have now taken over the gaming world by storm. A lot of the games that the company has released are available for the PC, PS3, Wii and even Xbox 360. While many titles are popular, the biggest game that the company has probably ever developed is Plants vs. Zombies which continues to be a hit in all platforms that it is available in. There is a little known fact unknown to handheld gadget users and that is this game was originally released for the PC, and not for the latter as most people commonly believe.

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Zeptolab Strikes Gold with Cut the Rope

April 18th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Zeptolab is an average-sized game developer based in Russia, with Misha Lyalin as its chairman and CEO. For a small company, Zeptolab sure made its mark by releasing a couple of games that really hit it big a couple of years ago. However, the most popular game that the company created and continues to be one of the most downloaded apps for handheld devices is Cut the Rope Game. The app, since being released in 2010, has been well-received by critics and became a sensation among gamers who are particularly into puzzle games.

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What Made Draw Something Succeed, Besides The Obvious?

April 13th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A, Marketing Strategies | No Comments »

Did you ever hear about Alfred Russel Wallace? Most chances are you didn’t, but you surely know Charles Darwin I trust. In a nutshell, Wallace was the first to come up with the natural selection theory of evolution, but Darwin marketed it better. Let’s take a look at Draw Something Free on that regard.

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Imangi Studios asserts it’s standings as a top mobile gaming company

April 12th, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A, Marketing Strategies | No Comments »

Imangi Studios is a small company that specializes in mobile gaming, which is responsible for many good iOS hits, such as Hippo High Five and Harbor Master. If you are into mobile gaming, regardless of your smartphone device, you probably heard about its newest marvel – Temple Run.

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