Mobile app news roundup: ZeptoLab’s new game, new funding for Flit and a an app from Coca-Cola and (RED)

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By Emanuel Maiberg Comment

Animoca celebrates the holidays with new releases, updates – Mobile game developer and publisher Animoca announced the launch of the holiday-themed game Pretty Pet Toy Store. The company also updated its restaurant management game Pet Cafe 2 and celebrity sim game Star Girl with special seasonal content. All games are available to download from Google Play.

Sony launches Wheel of Fortune mobile game – Sony Pictures Television launched a mobile game based on the famous television game show in celebration of its 30th season. It is available to download for $2.99 on iOS devices, Android and Kindle Fire.

HitFox Game Finder launches on Android — The free mobile game discovery app which has been available on iOS has expanded to the Android platform. Game Finder provides an overview of daily deals and can send push notifications when the price of selected games is reduced. It includes titles from both established and unknown developers. It can be downloaded from Google Play here. 

The Coca-Cola Company introduces (THRED) mobile game to help end mother to child transmission of HIV – The free-to-play mobile game available now on the iTunes App Store is a joint project between The Coca-Cola Company and (RED), developed to raise awareness and funds for the fight to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. The game is an endless runner using the Unreal engine. It can be found here.

Cryptozoic, Playdek launch Penny Arcade: Gamers vs. Evil on iOS — A mobile version of the card game based on the popular webcomic is now available to download from the iTunes App Store for $4.99.

Pocket Gems launches first partner title Chasing Yello – Last week Pocket Gems announced that it will begin publishing third party titles. Now the first of these titles, dreamfab’s Chasing Yello, is headed to Android. It should be noted that dreamfab has already published the game on the iTunes App Store earlier this year. Pocket Gems also released Tap Paradise Cove and Campus Live on Android, both of which were previously available only on iOS.

Flit raises $750,000 in funding – The social shopping app for iPad Flit Shopping announced it closed a $750,000 round in funding from Crosslink Capital, YouWeb Startup Incubator, Spencer Trask and Correlation Ventures. Flit’s founder and CEO Adrian Lall said he plans to use the new funding to to engage with more retailers, brands, and consumers to broaden the app’s reach and coverage.

ZeptoLab releases Pudding Monsters – The creators of the hugely successful Cut the Rope, ZeptoLab, released their new game Pudding Monsters. The game is a puzzle adventure in which the player controls the sticky Pudding Monsters through 75 levels. You can read our coverage of the game’s announcement here.

Kontagent’s mobile analytics now available on iOS — Mobile and social analytics provider Kontagent announced a new iPhone and iPad app providing access to the company’s full kSuite Mobile Dashboard for tracking mobile business performance. The app will be free to download for existing Kontagent customers.

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