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Topic: Casual games

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November 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Doubling down on casino games in Seattle

Seattle’s becoming the new Barbary Coast. First it legalizes marijuana. Next it’s likely to become the hub for online gambling. The city’s already on the forefront of online casinos, with Seattle companies building some of the leading virtual-gambling operations on Facebook and mobile devices such as Apple’s iPad and iPhones. For now they’re using virtual chips —…


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June 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Smith & Tinker back with Marvel iOS superhero game

Smith & Tinker, a once high-flying Bellevue game startup, is resurfacing this week with a new Marvel superhero game for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. “Marvel Kapow!” features characters such as Thor, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Captain America. Players uses touchscreen gestures such as flicks to slash enemies with Wolverine’s claws or shoot them with Spidey’s…


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November 11, 2010 at 2:12 PM

PopCap launching Japanese game service

PopCap Games is big in Japan, and getting bigger. The Seattle-based company today said it’s launching a mobile, social game service for the Japanese market. Called “Pop Tower,” a joint venture with Square Enix subsidiary Taito Corp. Pop Tower is part of an Asian blitz by the 10-year-old company, which first established the viability of the Seattle-centered…


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March 25, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Video: “Big Fish Babes” on “Today Show”

The Big Fish Babes I profiled last summer are still together and were highlighted this morning on “The Today Show,” which included video taken at Seattle’s Big Fish Games, the company whose casual titles brought the group of women together. Here’s the original story about the Babes and the “Today” video: Visit for breaking…


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October 6, 2009 at 10:13 AM

PopCap lines up $22.5 million worth of jewels

Seattle casual games leader PopCap Games today announced that it took its first funding round, raising $22.5 million from Meritech Capital Partners, Larry Bowman and John McCaw. Bowman previously bought shares of the company from PopCap founders and McCaw has a few connections in the wireless phone business. The funding is for “operational purposes, including working capital…


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