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Mobile-social games company SGN, founded by MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe, has acquired another independent studio, Mob Science, the companies announced in a press release. Zynga had invested in Mob Science via its Partners program, and published its Facebook RPG Legends: Rise of a Hero. That game and the rest of Mob Science’s portfolio is included in the acquisition, but monetary terms of the deal were not disclosed.
News Bytesharing of game-play videos for mobile games, is rolling out a “voice overlay” feature to connected games, starting today. That means that players of one of the 100 or so games that use Kamcord will soon be able to record live audio commentary tracks as they play. Kamcord’s main competitor, Applifier’s Everyplay, also offers audio commentaries and is planning to roll out a video commentary feature in the near future.
News ByteSubway Surfers is often used as a reference point among free-to-play game developers seeking to monetize their games with in-app purchases. Kiloo’s IAP store has kept the game in the top 50 of Apple’s “top grossing” charts for the past nine months.
News ByteKing said in a press release that it has crossed the 70 million mark in daily active players across all platforms. That puts it within striking distance of Zynga’s all-time quarterly peak of 72 million daily active users (achieved in Q2 2012), and well beyond that competitor’s latest quarterly total of 52 million DAU, as reported last month. The company also said that its cross-platform games are now being played more than 21 billion times per month.