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Glu to Publish Blammo Games

May 3rd, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A, Distribution | No Comments »

Following their (controversial) success with the Smurfs Village game on iOS, Blammo games now signed a deal with Glu to get multiple titles published.

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Glu Raises Another $15 Million Through Stock

January 12th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Following it’s successful freemium game launches, Glu has announced to hand out 7.3 million new shares in order to raise money for further roll-out of their new strategy.

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Glu’s Gun Bros Passed 2.8 Million Downloads

December 15th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

In a matter of weeks, Gun Bros and Toyshop Adventures have each generated more than 1 million downloads from the App Store. Gun Bros has managed to even pass 2.8 million downloads.

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Glu Strongly Reduces EU Headcount

November 23rd, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A, People | No Comments »

The rumors have been flying around for some time, but I think we and most of our readers have been expecting this for a while. Last week, lot’s of Glu employees in Europe received their termination notice.

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First Glu Social Mobile Games hit 1 Million Downloads

November 12th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Glu’s new social mobile gaming strategy seems to be paying off (at least in downloads) as the first two iPhone games adapting the model have generated 1 million downloads each.

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Glu’s Gun Brothers Success Overshadowed by Server Issues

November 8th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Last week, Glu launched their new Freemium game Gun Bros. As the company probably hoped for, the game downloads skyrocketed, but so did serverload. As a result, gamers became dissatisfied about the poor network performance.

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GetJar Buys Into Mobile Games

October 6th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Distribution | No Comments »

GetJar has formed a new strategy to increase traffic to its already popular app channels. It will now be buying complete mobile games from developers in order to give them away for free on their portal.

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Glu Backs Windows Phone 7 with 2 New Games

September 21st, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Glu is one of the few partners that Microsoft allows to publish games with Xbox Live support on the Windows Phone 7 platform. As so, Glu has announced it will publish two games for it.

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Financials: Glu’s Q2, $3.9 Million Down Year-on-Year

August 4th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Glu has closed their second quarter with $16 Million in revenues. That is $3.9 million down year-on-year as the company is changing from the traditional J2me business to a smartphone-only model.

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Mike Breslin from Mumbo-Jumbo to Glu

August 3rd, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Mike Breslin will be joining Glu’s new line-up of executives. Breslin comes from Mumbo-Jumbo, a big developer and publisher of casual (online) games.

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