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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 Nov. 1, 2013


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 Nov. 1, 2013


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 Oct. 17, 2012


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 Nov. 14, 2012


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 Sep. 11, 2013


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 Dec. 9, 2013


Facebook expands App Center into more countries

The App Center will appear as a bookmark on user home pages and mobile apps in countries such as India, South Africa, and the U.K.

By Jul. 9, 2012


Zynga sues former exec for 'wholesale theft' of data

The gaming company is going after its former general manager of CityVille, saying that he stole "sensitive and commercially valuable data" and left a "forensic trail of his wrongful conduct."

By Oct. 15, 2012


Now all Facebook apps can hit you up for subscriptions

The move opens up a new source of recurring revenue for Facebook app developers.

By Aug. 8, 2012


Facebook turns to other game developers, highlights Avengers Alliance

Shortly after loosening its ties to Zynga, the social network puts a spotlight on Playdom and lets the game developer talk about how easy it was to develop on Facebook.

By Dec. 3, 2012