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ngmoco co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson leave, Clive Downie new CEO

Neil Young left Electronic Arts back in 2008, at the time for a new mystery project – it only took little over a week for Young to announce he had co-founded mobile outfit ngmoco. After a long stint as CEO, Young has stepped down and will be replaced by Clive Downie. The other ngmoco...

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ngmoco's Cousins expects free-to-play equivalent of Skyrim in a few years

Ben Cousins, who spearheaded Battlefield Heroes and Battlefield Play4Free for EA before being snatched up by ngmoco to head up its offices in Sweden, envisions an industry landscape where big-budget free-to-play titles dominate. Cousins spoke of several different tiers of freemium games at the...

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More DICE employees jump ship to Ngmoco's Swedish studio

After former DICE / EA Easy dev Benjamin Cousins left his former role, we were pretty sure he was on his way to a world bicycling championship. As it turns out, he's keeping his bicycling hobby on the side and running the Swedish branch of Ngmoco instead -- and he's bringing along some friends...

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ngmoco to launch Swedish branch with former EA Easy boss Ben Cousins

When Ben Cousins left EA Easy as head of the studio earlier this year, he didn't leave a forwarding address. Cousins and his new employer revealed today his position as head of newly formed ngmoco Sweden, where he'll be leading the studio in the development of "freemium games for mobile platforms...

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Star Wars: Imperial Academy seeks recruits on iPhone

Ngmoco's freemium Star Wars: Imperial Academy is available now on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The four-player deathmatch arena shooter has players leveling up to outfit their clones with the latest (addendum: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away) in Stormtrooper weapons and armor. Of course,...

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DeNA acquiring ngmoco for $400 million

DeNA, a Japanese mobile internet company, is set to purchase mobile publisher ngmoco, best known for Rolando and Topple, for a whopping $400 million. The combination of the two companies, according to the announcement, will create "the world's largest mobile social games platform company." The...

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Game Center sparks light reactions from competing iPhone social network devs

Yesterday, Apple announced Game Center, a social gaming service for iPhone. Pretty much everyone with an iPhone has reason to be delighted with this development, except for companies like OpenFeint and ngmoco, which already operate social network gaming services for iPhone in OpenFeint and Plus+,...

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iPad Roundup: Here's the stuff that may interest you

With the iPad set to launch April 3, we know a lot of you out there are wondering what types of games and apps there are to look forward to. Well, we reprogrammed the Joystiq bots to scour the iTunes App store for information on updates and new games, culling the data for you all. There's plenty to...

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Neil Young sees opportunity for ngmoco to be 'as meaningful as Electronic Arts,' still focusing on iPhone

[kyeung808] Following up on the recent purchase of Freeverse by Neil Young's ngmoco, the ex-Electronic Arts exec spoke business with PocketGamer. Young's remarks ran the gamut, touching on subjects ranging from the possibility of expanding to other mobile platforms (spoilers: it ain't happening)...

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Ngmoco acquires iPhone game dev Freeverse

Despite a still-wavering economy (and industry-wide layoffs), Neil Young's ngmoco has just bought up large Brooklyn-based iPhone game developer Freeverse. Gamasutra talked to both ngmoco and Freeverse, who (expectedly) had nothing but sugary kisses to throw at each other. "We've been thinking about...

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