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Startups & Apps

How Adding a Game to Their App Pushed This Company to More Than 160 Million Downloads

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

Success in the startup world is hard to come by. With hundreds of thousands of driven entrepreneurs constantly vying for media attention, venture capital, and potential customers, the battlefield is riddled with competition. And sometimes, something as simple as adding a game can make all…

Augmented Reality

London

Move Over Pokémon Go, This Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt Game has Real Prizes

By | Mar 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Move over Pokémon Go, this new augmented reality app is the next step in the world of online mobile gaming and it comes with prizes. London-based Snatch is the latest augmented reality and geo-location virtual treasure hunt gaming platform with real-life environments and obstacles…

Games

Security Hole Is the Hacker Video Game Designed to Make You Think

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Steam is likely the biggest gaming platform on the market right now. It features thousands of games, some big and some small, which can be purchased and downloaded with ease, and they have been. But in some cases, quality games go unappreciated right when they…

Startups & Apps

The Next AR Game Could Be a Fantasy Fighting Cardgame

By | Aug 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm

After Pokémon Go introduced mass audiences to augmented reality, light AR games were the anticipated trend, though most predictions estimated it would take 4 to 6 months before startups could develop their concepts. Well, here’s the first cool one I’ve seen: a fantasy fighting AR…

Opinion/Analysis

What Gaming Industry Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Slither.io

By | Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Most game developers dream of their next project going viral. Few believe that it will do so. Create a game that hits the right note with users, however, and it can suddenly be like winning the lottery. Take 32-year-old developer Steven Howse, who only…

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Opinion/Analysis

Pokemon Go Proves That Nostaglia Is Still Bankable

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Pokemon Go‘s massive social impact is still settling, but it definitely means a lot for the tech community: It’s a harbinger of augmented reality products. We can expect a new trend, light AR games, to spring up — “4–6 months from now,” by David…

Startups & Apps

Happy Atoms Game Makes Chemistry Tangible and Fun

By | Jun 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

One of my favorite childhood book series was about a couple of boys with a magical chemistry set. The main characters of Scott Corbett’s Trick series were constantly creating wacky potions that grew hair or made people weirdly well-behaved. One childhood memory I really don’t have…

Partnership

Las Vegas

Rolltech Merges with Sports Challenge Network to Offer Unmatched Bowling Experience

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Sports Challenge Network (SCN) and Rolltech just announced their merger. Combined, their goal is to focus on the mobile bowling experience with SCN as the parent company. Since Rolltech’s known for past creation Action Bowling and SCN was known for XBowling prior to the merge, this merger…

Product Launch

Jimmy Fallon Launches Tedzy Bear Game

By | Apr 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

On his late night talk show, Jimmy Fallon loves to play games with celebrity guests. So it’s no surprise that Fallon decided to create his own iPhone game. Tedzy Bear is a simple, yet addictive, game app being launched today on Product Hunt. The premise…

Startups & Apps

Show off Your Vocabulary and Earn Money with Word Hack

By | Feb 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Did you know that there are 1,025,109 words in the English language? If you were wondering how many of those you know, maybe it’s time to start playing Word Hack. Launched as an alternative to HangMan or Wheel of Fortune, this free game is…

Trends

Awesome Time-Lapse Heat Map of Super Bowl on Twitter

By | Feb 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Last night’s New England Patriots’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks was popular on Twitter: the most tweeted Super Bowl ever. Between Malcolm Butler’s interception of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson near the goal line with 20 seconds left, and Katy Perry’s Half Time performance, there were more…

.CO

Miami

Can’t make it to the World Cup in Brazil? Why Not Play a Match with Podolski On Your Phone Instead

By | May 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, passionate soccer fans everywhere are counting down the days. The tournament, starting on June 12th, has created more buzz than most being that it’s in the home of soccer, Brazil. With expensive…

Startup

Chicago

Last-Minute Gift Ideas from Up-and-Coming Startups

By | Dec 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

For all you last minute shoppers out there (I won’t name names–you know who you are), there’s still time! Whether you’ve been too busy to shop or have been procrastinating on those who are impossible to shop for, I am here to help make…

Mobile

Champaign

Fitsby: Go to the Gym, and Compete with Your Friends

By | Nov 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

One week after overindulging at Thanksgiving dinner – and then again on the leftovers – the gym has been calling us, but how many of us are answering? If you’re finding it particularly hard to get to the gym this holiday season, Fitsby may…

Games

Doodle or Die: Like the Game of Telephone, Except With Doodles

By | May 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Doodle or Die is a web-based game that randomly assigns you one of two actions: either to doodle a description or describe a doodle. Once you complete the step, you will be able to see the full chain of either doodles or descriptions, and…

Games

DC

Fantasy Politics Games Proliferate: Fanitics Launches This Month

By | May 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

Just last week we covered Fantasy Politics, a game that takes fantasy football to a whole new level.  Now we have Fanitics, a Facebook application that tracks presidential candidates, governors and Congressional members on metrics like media mentions, facts, fundraising, polling, bill tracking, Twitter…

Games

San Francisco

Learn to Speak Spanish with PlaySay; New iPhone App Connects Users Across the World

By | May 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm

When Ryan Meinzer demoed PlaySay at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011, the language acquisition application used the world’s largest social network as the vehicle behind their platform.  Because other language learning tools lacked user engagement, the San Francisco-startup turned to the de facto tool of engagement: Facebook….