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  • Video: Behind the scenes with Hyper Hippo

    Oct 19, 2015 by Lori Smith

    Hyper Hippo is the studio behind the popular idle game¬†AdVenture Capitalist. In this video series they share their iterative approach to game design, the importance of live services, and why they’re using PlayFab’s backend service to fuel their game. Part of what sets Hyper Hippo apart is a zeal to tinker, explore and learn. CEO Lance Priebe says he’s a strong believer in the lean startup method, and applying it to game design by quickly iterating based on audience feedback.

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  • The numbers behind the rise of collectible card games

    Sep 9, 2015 by Lori Smith

    Our friends at muti labs unveiled their epic card battler Days of Discord this week, and it seemed like a good time to lay down some of the latest numbers charting the huge rise of digital collectible card games (CCG). It’s only been 18 months since Hearthstone debuted, but what an 18 months. Blizzard’s revolutionary digital CCG now takes in $20 million a month and is the indisputable leader of the pack.

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  • It’s time for PAX! Where to find games fueled by PlayFab

    Aug 28, 2015 by Brendan Vanous

    PAX Prime weekend is here and for us Seattle gamers, it’s a bit like being an Olympics host city. You want to be cool and pretend like it’s no big deal, but you also can’t help being REALLY REALLY EXCITED. We’re particularly proud that several of the games fueled by PlayFab are going to be on display at PAX this year, and we wanted to direct those of you going to the show where to find them in the busy Expo Hall.

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  • More new games fueled by PlayFab

    Aug 6, 2015 by Brendan Vanous

    Can you believe its already August? Weve been so busy helping our customers, launching our new webinar series, attending conferences, and developing new features that its been awhile since we got a chance to highlight some of the great new games built on top of PlayFab: BreachTD (iOS) {.p2} Breach TD is a new take on tower defense that combines real-time strategy and MOBA-like gameplay. Choose a team of powerful Guardians and fight to survive against a horde of the meanest void-monsters you’ve ever faced.

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  • AdVenture Capitalist now fueled by PlayFab

    Jul 27, 2015

    I’m excited to announce that the highly addictive and highly satirical “idle game,” AdVenture Capitalist, just added integration with PlayFab in its most recent update. This makes it the first hit game to tie in support for PlayFab post-launch - in AdCap’s case, more than one year post-launch. AdVenture Capitalist is so much fun that I have to say, if it’s not already on your phone or PC, go download it now and then come back to keep reading (your stacks of cash will keep accumulating, don’t worry).

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  • Dave & Buster’s goes mobile with PlayFab’s help

    Jul 24, 2015 by Brendan Vanous

    Its not every day that publishers launch three games at once on PlayFabs platform, but even if it was, Dave & Busters launch last week would stand out. For the first time, fans of the popular restaurant and arcade chain can win real prizes simply by playing games on their phones. At the center of these transactions is PlayFabs own Cloud Script. Before I get into more technical details, let me first encourage you to check out the three games, each based on a popular Dave & Busters arcade game and available for iOS or Android at the Dave & Busters site:

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  • 3 great new games fueled by PlayFab!

    May 26, 2015 by Brendan Vanous

    Its been an exciting month here at PlayFab, as two new games have gone live and another is winning attention even before it hits alpha. BlazBlue: Battle Cards, Solitaire Skies, and Skara: The Blade Remains span genres and platforms, but all are examples of the kind of great games that developers are building on the PlayFab platform. We’re thrilled to see them winning awards and great reviews. We love celebrating our developers success!

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