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Kixeye moves to mobile, shows free-to-play done right

The social game developer's first title for iOS -- Backyard Monsters: Unleashed -- comes at a time when its browser and mobile-based games are becoming too big, and too good, to ignore.

By 1 November 2013


At Kixeye, serious games made by serious gamers (pictures)

The browser, and now mobile-based, game developer is a fast-growing force in the industry, infusing a traditionally low-brow model with the passion and craft of serious gamers.

8 Images By 1 November 2013


Zynga faces retaliatory lawsuit brought by Kixeye

The niche game maker promises to fight to its "last breath" in a new lawsuit it's bringing against the social-gaming giant regarding accusations of trade secret theft.

By 15 November 2012


Kixeye chief: 'Zynga is burning to the ground'

Zynga's social-game competitor says its better-known rival is relying on its legal department to stay afloat.

By 18 October 2012


Facebook aims its ad machine at virtual goods and video games

The world's largest social network is offering developers a way to sell virtual items to its users.

By 11 July 2014


Facebook selects Criminal Case (not Candy Crush) as game of the year

Pretty Simple's Criminal Case is the Cinderella gaming story of the year, according to the social network.

By 10 December 2013


Zynga settles lawsuit over 'wholesale theft' of data

Game maker had accused a former executive of taking confidential game designs to a rival last year.

By 12 September 2013


Is Don Mattrick Zynga's would-be savior?

The Xbox executive faces a Herculean task of tossing the social-gaming company a lifeline, and risks getting dragged down himself.

By 3 July 2013


Facebook going after hard-core gamers

Developers will add at least 10 hard-core titles this year to help the social network target players who spend more time, and money, on games.

By 2 February 2013


Accelerator program opens for Aussie mobile-gaming devs

Right Pedal Studios is a Brisbane-based games accelerator looking to fund and mentor up-and-coming mobile-gaming developers.

By 17 January 2013