Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2010«

Awem Studio brings us Wild West Romance

June 30, 2010

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Awem Studio announced the release of Golden Trails: The New Western Rush. The Eastern Europe independent studio new hidden object game wants its game players to solve a bank-robbery in a small Wild West town. Players will have to “search in every nook and cranny in the provincial borough, scour gold mines, Grand Canyon, wigwams, dusty […]

Joystick Labs Announces Plans to Revolutionize the Video Game Development Model

June 29, 2010

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Joystick Labs is a what we could call a business incubator. It helps start-ups to take off in exchange for a minority ownership stake in the business. We could read on their website : “Joystick Labs announced Tuesday it is accepting applications for the first seed-stage venture fund and accelerator program focused exclusively on the […]

Platogo : « Integrate once and run everywhere »

June 29, 2010

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On its blog, Platogo announced that it has finished to rewrite their Facebook integration to fully make use of the new Gaph API. Nothing will chage for Platogo developer and as it is written on their blog :  « the beauty of our solution – integrate once & never worry about any changes. You know the […]

The Silver Lining of Phoenix Online Studios : « like a Phoenix rising from the ashes »

June 29, 2010

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Phoenix Online Studios happily announced that an agreement with Activision had finally been reached and that The Silver Lining will now see a full release as an online episodic series. The first episode, entitled The Silver Lining: What Is Decreed Must Be, will be released on July 10th and will be completely free to download. […]

Global Agenda of Hi-Rez Studios changed its economic model

June 29, 2010

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Hi-Rez Studios announced last week that Global Agenda is now 100% subscription free. It will no longer charge a monthly subscription fee to play in addition to the initial game purchase. Global Agenda wants to have a growing community by adopting a non-subscription purchase model. Once the game is purchased, there are no additional charges […]

Growing or dying? The main social games companies keep expanding

June 28, 2010

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Playdom lastest acquisition is Hive7, it is the fifth company picked up by the firm. Which company will be its next prey? Make you bet… Could the big ones start eating each other? Could LOLapps or CrowdStar be threatened? But one thing is sure the main social games companies are on the crest. Playdom confirmed […]

Movie-based games and game-based movies: the winning combination?

June 28, 2010

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There is a real convergence between movies and video games. Does Hollywood need the video game industry or does the video game sector need Hollywood? The exchanges between the film industry and video game industry are multiple and various. They are mainly of three levels: creative, economic and technical. From a creative point of view, […]