Zipline Games rolls dice on new Slots Tycoon app

Slot machine giant International Game Technology last month indicated that it planned to push its newly-acquired Double Down Interactive unit deeper into mobile gaming, diversifying the Seattle unit beyond its base of Facebook-oriented games. “It is all about mobile, mobile, mobile for us in the Double Down area,” noted CEO Patti Hart. But IGT isn’t the only… Read More


Best of Startup Day: Todd Hooper on finding customers

Editor’s Note: We’ve got a fantastic lineup of speakers on tap for GeekWire’s Startup Day, taking place Saturday, Sept. 22nd at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Among the entrepreneurs on the agenda are Box CEO Aaron Levie; Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens; and many others. It is going to be an informative and high-energy day for those in… Read More


After Kickstarter success game studios turn to Zipline for help

Kickstarter is revolutionizing the way that game companies raise cash as evidenced by the recent success of Harebrained Schemes (Shadowrun Returns just raised $1.8 million) and Double Fine Productions (Double Fine Adventure pulled in $3.3 million). But once the cash is raised, the developers need to get to work, delivering on the big promises made… Read More


Watch my dog help me make the picks for the WTIA awards

We’ve already made it through Oscar season, and now we’re gearing up for March Madness. But before we get there, I’ve got one piece of business to take care of. The Washington Technology Industry Association is celebrating its 17th annual Industry Achievement Awards on Thursday night at the Showbox Sodo. As in years past, I’ve… Read More


Zipline releases WolfToss on iOS, Android and Chrome

The significance of WolfToss isn’t necessarily the game itself — though Zipline Games co-founder Todd Hooper admits that he spent an inordinate amount of time over the Thanksgiving holiday slinging the Big Bad Wolf at pigs and boars. The real significance of the title, the first for Zipline using the open source Moai platform, is… Read More


Bungie’s Crimson sets sail, reaches top of the iPad charts

Some people go camping on Labor Day Weekend, while others fire up the BBQ. But an awful lot of folks seem to have chosen to command a fleet full of steampunks. That’s the premise behind the new iPad game Crimson: Steam Pirates, published on Sept. 1 by Bungie Aerospace. The highly-anticipated title, developed by gaming veteran… Read More