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Icefrog on Facebook a fake! There will be no Sun Wukong hero in Dota

July 28, 2014 | Thomas Price | 11 Comments

An impostor on Facebook has been posing as Dota design lead IceFrog, and spreading false information about a new character and the future of WC3 Dota.Read More

iOS-exclusive Heroes of Honor now available on Facebook!

June 7, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Heroes of Honor launched in January for iOS devices only, but is now available on Facebook. Read More

Korea’s Actoz Soft joins forces with Square Enix for Million Arthur Facebook game spin-off

May 5, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

South Korea-based Actoz Soft is launching Million 演義 (Lore), a Romance of the Three Kingdoms-Million Arthur Facebook game jointly developed with Square Enix.Read More

Singaporean trades MapleStory mesos to win Facebook contest that would send him to Paris

March 11, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

There’s been a big brouhaha over a Facebook photo contest hosted by Singapore-based restaurant Poulet. Read More

Flappy Bird has flapped its way to your PC

February 4, 2014 | Xairylle | 9 Comments

If you want to play Flappy Bird and have no access to a smart phone for some reason, don’t worry, as you can now play Flappy Bird on your browser. Read More

Impostor accounts scamming Dota fans by pretending to be famous teams like Invictus Gaming

August 31, 2013 | Xairylle

Fake Invictus Gaming page is becoming annoying and has a negative effect says the real Invictus Gaming.Read More

Thailand’s True Digital Plus Adds L.O.E. to Its Online Gaming Portfolio

July 23, 2013 | Saiyai Sakawee

True Digital Plus, the largest digital content provider in Thailand, brings L.O.E. Online (Lune of Eden), an action MMORPG style game to Thailand. L.O.E. is developed by South Korea’s Eden Entertainment.

True Digital Plus expects this game to have 10,000 … Read More

India’s Top 10 Facebook Games and Apps

July 5, 2013 | C. Custer | One Comment

In the past, we’ve taken a look at the top mobile apps in India and who’s using them. But Indians love Facebook, too. So what apps are they using there, and what games are they playing? Our friends at Metricsmonk … Read More

Beijing-Based Game Developer Cmune Raises New Round of Funding, Bets on Social Shooter Success

February 20, 2013 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

Cmune, a game developer with offices in Beijing and Berlin, announced today that it has secured a new round of funding from global venture firm DCM via the firm’s Android app-focused A Fund (which gets funding and support from Tencent, … Read More

Zoota: Yet Another Player in Vietnam’s Online Social Battlefield

December 20, 2012 | Anh-Minh Do

Social networks are a growing battlefield in Vietnam. As noted by Nguyen Huy of in a recent chat with us, the platforms are fragmented. This is a salient observation as social sites in the country have yet to see … Read More

Can Asia Take the Lead in the Next Generation of Social Games?

October 16, 2012 | Sangeet Paul Choudary | One Comment

About the Author: Sangeet Paul Choudary writes regularly on strategies for online markets, and works closely with startups in these spaces in India, Singapore, and the US. You can follow him on Twitter. A version of this article was previously … Read More

Alvin Yap Talks about Monetizing the Feature Phone Industry [INTERVIEW]

September 6, 2012 | Enricko Lukman

Readers may recall when we discussed feature phone business opportunities in Indonesia with Andy Zain. Continuing that discussion, we spoke with Alvin Yap, the founder and CEO of mobile gaming developer TMG and KotaGames, about the monetizing strategy and opportunity … Read More

Thai Tech Round-Up [20 August, 2012]

August 20, 2012 | Charath Petthongchai

We are back with the third issue of the Thai tech round-up, courtesy of Thumbsup, this week focusing on apps and gaming.

First Line app stickers from a Thai cartoonist

Line is the popular, Japanese-made chat app, which makes … Read More

With “Football Saga 2″ an Indonesian Gaming Studio is Supporting the National Team

August 17, 2012 | Joshua Kevin

Agate Studio, a mobile gaming startup from Indonesia, has launched Football Saga 2 on Facebook. The sequel has a really important message for the players and for football fans in general, which is to unite support behind the currently sad … Read More

A Well-Kept Secret: China’s Tencent Has Games on Facebook, Doing Well

August 14, 2012 | Steven Millward | One Comment

The fact that Facebook is inaccessible in China is not stopping the nation’s biggest web company, Tencent (HKG:0700), from getting onboard the US social network. Under the “Icebreak Games” moniker, Tencent has been putting its casual gaming skills to use, … Read More

China’s Tencent Sees Market Cap Hit $66 Billion, Passes Facebook [UPDATED: Not Yet!]

July 19, 2012 | Steven Millward | One Comment

Mark your calendars: China’s social media giant has surpassed America’s leader in terms of the total value of their shares. Yes, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) market cap is greater than Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) right now, with Tencent’s market capitalization currently at HK$419.84 billion … Read More

Report: Asia Now Has 1 Billion Web Users, And This is What They Do Online

July 10, 2012 | Steven Millward | 3 Comments

Asia now has more than one billion internet users – or 1.016 billion, to be precise – who amount to 46 percent of the world’s total number of web users. More than half of those are in China. In addition, … Read More

Sandbox Global to Expand ‘Stylista’ Facebook Game Around Asia

May 21, 2012 | Byron Perry

Bangkok-based gaming company Sandbox Global is in the process of launching an English language version of their Facebook fashion game Stylista for markets in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

The game, similar to Mall World or It Girl, is currently … Read More