AJ Glasser

Rumble ready to roll out Nightmare Guardians to tablets, preps multiplatform publishing

KingsRoad developer Rumble Entertainment activates on its multiplatform strategy with a second game, Nightmare Guardians, launching on tablets in early 2013. The company has an aggressive growth strategy aimed at […]

CityVille 2 follows on FrontierVille design philosophy

After a slight delay brought on by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, Zynga’s CityVille 2 goes live today. The game is a citybuilder not unlike the original CityVille or […]

Facebook reveals some viral channels for games have recovered

Facebook provided insight on just how much regrowth the games ecosystem has seen in the last year during a whiteboard session on social games today at its headquarters. First, Facebook’s Sean […]

Facebook games whiteboard session reveals how some viral channels have recovered

Facebook hosted a crowd of journalists today for a whiteboard session on social games. While much of the information is old news for most of our readers, a few standout […]

FarmVille 2 growth encouraging, but it’s not out of the woods yet

Zynga touted FarmVille 2’s growth as one of the single most encouraging visions of growth on Facebook for the past quarter, but it’s not clear that the sequel has the […]

Zynga goes for a “must have mobile” game development approach

Zynga is changing its game development approach to incorporate a mobile component at the concept stage, CEO Mark Pincus announced during the company’s third quarter earnings call. Just yesterday, Zynga […]

Zynga partners with bwin.party for poker and casino games in the U.K.

Zynga announced a partnership with real money games operator bwin.party today to support real money poker and casino games in the United Kingdom. A press release detailing the partnership explains […]

Zuckerberg: The games ecosystem is growing

Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the Facebook’s games ecosystem “is not doing as well as I’d like” today on Facebook’s Q3 earnings call, though he said it is growing overall. Payments […]

Introducing Inside Social Commerce

Inside Network has a new blog in its lineup of industry-facing publications. We’re pleased to introduce Inside Social Commerce, our site tracking the convergence of social media and e-commerce. As […]

Zynga’s newest ‘Ville is sequel CityVille 2

A few months shy of its two year anniversary on Facebook, CityVille gets a sequel in beta form from embattled developer Zynga. CityVille 2 is currently in geo-locked beta in […]