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Gaming startups target mobile, say it's early days

Mikael Ricknäs | Nov. 19, 2014
With the help of cowboys, robots and snipers, a trio of startups at the Slush startup conference in Helsinki is trying to find success in the mobile gaming space, which some think is just getting started.

On Tuesday, the company launched the first game based on its own characters, called Compass Point: West. The goal is to ship the game in February on the Apple App Store, with an Android version to follow.

Super Evil Megacorp and its MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game Vainglory gained a lot attention when it was featured during Apple's September launch of the iPhone 6. The game, which pitches two teams of three players against each other, became available in North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East on Tuesday. It has been available in Europe since last week.

The game works on iPads from the second generation and up, and iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s.

"Apple's tablets, the iPhones and Android-based device are poised to take their position alongside PCs and consoles, and become primary devices for core gamers," said Heini Vesander, marketing director at Super Evil Megacorp.


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