Tag Archives: Backflip Studios
Tue, Jul 09, 2013 | 02:07 BST
Toy manufacturer Hasbro has spent $112 million to acquire a 70% majority stake in mobile developer Backflip Studios. The Colorado company is best known for DragonVale, but is also behind Ragdoll Blaster and Paper Toss. GamesIndustry reports Blackflip is generating nearly $100 million in revenue annually, mostly from iOS games. Despite how much Hasbro ponied up, it expects the deal to have either no or a positive effect on its annual balance sheet.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 00:17 BST
A number of game developers and publishers have incurred the wrath of the notoriously litigious Lodsys. ArsTechnica, which describes the company as a “patent troll”, reports Lodsys has recently filed a fresh wave of lawsuits against mobile developers Gameloft, Backflip Studios, Gamevil, Jirbo, MobileAge, PocketGems, Sunstorm Interactive, TMSoft, TLA Systems and Disney – in the last case taking particular issue with the popular Where’s My Water? – all over a patent for in-app purchases. The EFF and Apple have both tried to stop Lodsys’s constant lawsuits but it continues to targets companies of all shapes and sizes.