Mike Thompson

2K bringing horror-themed strategy to iOS with Haunted Hollow

Mainstream publisher 2K and Firaxis Games (the studio behind critically-acclaimed mainstream strategy games XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Sid Meier’s Civilization) today announced their upcoming iOS title, Haunted Hollow. Haunted Hollow […]

Kano/Apps finds success in social core game scene by listening to and building relationships with players

Canadian game developer Kano/Apps recently released its new mid-core strategy game Kingdom of Thrones on Facebook. We recently sat down with Kano/Apps Co-Founder Tim Teh to chat about the new […]

Corona Labs launches Corona Cloud for mobile developers

Today, Corona Labs launched Corona Cloud, a suite of cloud services partnered with the Corona SDK for mobile development. The new backend as a service is open to anyone to […]

Newtracks seeking to revolutionize music genre with its social game, Bands

Social developer Newtracks recently debuted on Facebook with Bands, a game focused on making it in the music industry by combining rhythm, puzzle and strategy gameplay mechanics. You can read […]

Mike DeLaet is Kabam’s new head of worldwide business development

Mobile social developer Kabam today announced Mike DeLaet has been brought on board to serve as Senior VP of Worldwide Business Development. DeLaet comes to Kabam after serving as the […]

Ryan Seacrest reveals, Zynga confirms, Draw Something 2

Television personality Ryan Seacrest today revealed the existence of Draw Something 2, the sequel to OMGPOP’s runaway mobile success Draw Something. Seacrest, best known for hosting Fox’s long-running television show […]

Bubble Safari Ocean is this week’s catch among fastest-growing Facebook games by MAU

Zynga’s Bubble Safari Ocean is this week’s fastest-growing Facebook game by monthly active user, bringing in 1.6 million MAU for an 18 percent gain. Pretty Simple’s Criminal Case is continuing […]

Social games news roundup

Overhaul Games wants help putting Baldur’s Gate on Android — Overhaul Games is planning to launch Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition on Android but wants some player insight about which Android devices […]

Puzzle Chasers on top of emerging Facebook games for the second week in a row

Konami’s Puzzle Chasers is again the top emerging game on Facebook this week, growing by 34,687 monthly active users for a 37 percent gain. Rumble Games’ Diablo-like social RPG KingsRoad […]

Duke Nukem II blasting onto iOS

With Duke Nukem II’s 20th anniversary fast approaching, there’s some good news for fans of the franchise who are likely disheartened by the realization that one of their favorite games […]