Super Evil Megacorp has done quite well for themselves since the release of their mobile MOBA Vainglory onto Android and iOS. Now the company has got a nice influx of cash thanks to a round of funding that netted the company over $26 million and some new partners.
FarSight Studios has opened up another Kickstarter campaign in order to bring the Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball table to their pinball platform which is available on numerous gaming platforms including Android. Recently they had a successful campaign to bring the Twilight Zone table over and the extra money that campaign raised is being put towards this one.
This morning we reported on the OUYA’s new Kickstarter project. Well now we are happy to report that barely after 8 hours have passed, OUYA is now completely funded on Kickstarter. In fact it has already surpassed the $1 million dollar mark and it still has 29 days to go.
You may or may not have noticed the increase in game releases from Gamevil over the past couple of months. There has been quite an increased amount if you compare it to the same time last year. That is because Gamevil has gotten into publishing games developed by third-party companies and not in-house.
Back in April of this year we talked about GameFly mentioning plans in one of the Shacknews podcasts about getting into funding Android game developers and Android game publishing. Now GameFly has come out to officially confirm this as well as their plans to open up their own GameFly GameStore for Android.
Gamefly is looking to expand their business which currently has been fairly successful with the game rental end of things. However, what they are looking at in terms of expansion is to move into mobile games for both Android and iOS, starting with funding game developers.
Crowdfunding has become rather popular recently and for developers can be quite successful. A prime example of this is the recent news regarding Double Take’s Kickstarter project which, as of right now, is sitting at around $1.6million dollars. So we decided to take a look at some of the bigger crowdfunding sites out there and see what is being offered up for funding regarding Android games.
More news today concerning ridiculous amounts of money is coming out. Rovio, developers of Angry Birds and it’s Rio and Seasons brothers, is apparently in talks with an unknown source to gain funding in the amount of $1.2 billion dollars which will help them continue to try and dominate the world.
After getting squeezed out of the iOS platform by Apple after they changed their rules and regulations over promotions of games and apps, Tapjoy has turned it’s focus solely on Android now. However, in a move that basically give Apple the finger, they have opened up the Tapjoy Android fund.