Z2Live mobile developer reportedly victim of homicide

A Z2Live mobile game developer was the victim of a homicide Tuesday morning in Bothell, Wash. Detectives have not confirmed the identity of Susann Smith, but both neighbors and Z2Live say it was Smith who was found dead inside her home on Tuesday. Employees at Z2Live became concerned when Smith, a mother of two, wasn’t coming… Read More

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Z2Live’s hit Battle Nations expands from iOS to Mac

The phrase “cross-platform game” might conjure up images of Xbox Live and PC gaming, or turn-based games that work across Android and iPhone. But what about Mac and iOS? That’s the big news for Battle Nations fans this week. They can play now the popular game across both Apple mobile devices and Macs, after Seattle-based… Read More

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Mobile gaming startup Z2Live promotes Lou Fasulo to CEO

Fast-growing mobile game maker Z2Live has promoted Lou Fasulo to the position of CEO, replacing co-founder David Bluhm who is transitioning to chairman. Fasulo previously served as COO of the company, which has quickly grown to more than 120 staffers in Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. The announcement was made internally to staff this afternoon. “Z2Live… Read More

David Bluhm, co-founder of Z2, speaks at the GeekWire Summit last year. (© Karen Ducey 2012)

Why this mobile gaming vet says HTML5 is not the future

The promise of HTML5 has captivated mobile developers for a long time now. But the debate still rages: Should devs spend their time and energy tinkering with HTML5 or moving forward with native apps? Depending upon who you ask that question, you’ll likely get a very different answer.  Mobile gaming veteran David Bluhm – whose Seattle… Read More


Z2Live gobbles up Big Sandwich Games in mobile talent grab

Z2Live, the fast-growing Seattle mobile gaming company, announced today that it is buying Big Sandwich Games of Vancouver, B.C. for an undisclosed price. The acquisition gives Z2Live, maker of Trade Nations, Battle Nations and Metalstorm, a “foot hold in the talent rich Vancouver market,” the company said. Microsoft employs more than 150 people at a gaming… Read More