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Social mobile games studio Storm8 announced today that it will start marketing, distributing and advising on third-party games via a new arm, Storm8 Publishing. Its first title, War of Dragons for iOS, is a Puzzle & Dragons-esque match-three game originally released as Tower of Saviors. Storm8 is best known for monetization-focused, free-to-play games like iMobster and the “Story” series released under its TeamLava brand.
News Byteannounced today in a press release. That brings its total funding to date to $83 million. This round was led by P.E. fund New Horizon Capital with participation from some of Chukong’s existing investors. The $50 million will support Chukong’s international game publishing and localization efforts, as well as its free Cocos2D-x game engine, which is used by seven of the 10 top-grossing game devs in China.
News ByteHulu-style joint venture for digital magazines, is expanding to Canada and taking on a new investor. The JV, whose members include Time Inc., Hearst and Conde Nast, will add Rogers Communications’ Roger Media unit as an equity partner; Rogers will add two executives to Next Issue’s board of directors.