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Watch Sonia Leigh Live at Terminal West

Sonia Leigh has paid her dues. All those years of struggle and joy shine through in her music, a blend of country, rock and everything in between. Watch her perform live in Atlanta and for a special performance at Terminal West.

 

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BandaMagda Featured on Music@TheBlock

Banda Magda is a musical whirlwind. Helmed by multi-instrumentalist Magda Giannikou, the band features a fellowship of diverse musicians from around the world. Watch their live, intimate performance on this week’s Music@TheBlock.
 

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Kurt Thomas is @TheBlock

Singer/Songwriter Kurt Thomas has opened for some of the biggest names in country music, including Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn. Watch him showcase his down-home sound on the latest episode of Music@TheBlock.

 

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VYNL Takes Viewers on a Musical Tour of Hamburg

Join your host Dj Kemit on a musical tour of Hamburg, Germany. Years ago, the Beatles came to Hamburg to hone their sound. Now, the city is home to vibrant underground house, techno and live music scenes. With DJ Kemit as your guide, you’ll explore the street corners, storefronts and record shops of this amazing, inviting city.

 

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Music@TheBlock Features R&B Star Felixx

R&B singer Felixx has opened for Sean “Diddy” Combs, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, CeeLo Green, Baby Face and more. Watch him perform live on the You42 stage on this week’s episode of Music@TheBlock.

 

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Karikatura is @TheBlock

Over the next few months, You42 is showcasing the amazing artists who have graced our stage for the Music@TheBlock series. To kick things off, were presenting live music from the band Karikatura!

 

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Creator Spotlight: Reggie Becton

Reggie Becton is a breath of fresh air in the R&B scene. Maryland-bred and LA-based, he’s mixing new wave soul and classic R&B for a smooth sound with hints of the past. Check out his latest EP “My Beanie’s Orange” on You42!

 

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The Adobe Collective Debuts on Hi-Lonesome

The Adobe Collective effortlessly embody the “high desert sound,” blending Americana with psychedelia, country and indie rock. Check out live music and interviews with the band, filmed in the Joshua Tree desert, on the latest episode of the Hi-Lonesome Concert Series.

 

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Snooker 19 by Lab42 is up for a TIGA Game of the Year

Created by Lab42, a development studio in Leamington Spa, UK, the game Snooker 19 is a finalist for TIGA Game of the Year. The TIGA awards are held annually to recognize achievements in UK game development. To learn more about the game, head to lab42.games. And click here to vote for Snooker 19 for Game of the Year.

 

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Podbytes Wraps up Season 2

Season 2 of Podbytes, created by Chris Gore of Film Threat, has reached its finale. Episodes this season included topics like Why We Hate When Kids Talk Like Writers and Does Comedy Belong in Star Wars?. The season also featured conversations with actor/comedian Brett Gelman and Peter Baxter, president and co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival. All 25 episodes of Podbytes Season 2 are now streaming exclusively on You42!

 

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Hi-Lonesome Debuts with Rick Shelley & The Desert Dogs

Today marks the release of the Hi-Lonesome Concert Series, exclusively on You42. The first episode features interviews and music from Rick Shelley & The Desert Dogs. Shelley talks about his career and how songwriting can change your life. He then gives an intimate musical performance at Hi-Lonesome Studios, located in the beautiful, rugged desert near Joshua Tree National Park.

 

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You42 releases first-look trailer for Hi-Lonesome

Fans can now get a sneak peek at Hi-Lonesome, a You42 exclusive concert series filmed on location in the Joshua Tree desert. The limited run will feature music and interviews with artist Rick Shelley and The Adobe Collective.

 

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Chris Gore is back with Podbytes Season 2

Chris Gore of Film Threat has returned to You42 for Season Two of Podbytes! Like the first season, this run will feature 25 all new episodes on topics like Why Movies Love to Hate Los Angeles and How to Talk to Girls at Parties About Rotten Tomatoes. Check them out exclusively on You42!

 

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You42 Launches New Creator Blog

To keep creators and users up to date on the latest developments at You42, we’ve launched a new creator blog. On the blog we’ll be posting platform updates, tips and tricks, creator spotlights and features that will help users get the most out of their content.

 

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Creator Spotlight: Courtney Hanson

Courtney Hanson is a mother of three who’s as crafty as they come! She’s teaching moms everywhere how to live limitless through health, parenting and embracing the DIY lifestyle. Check out her amazingly simple projects on You42.

 

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Podbytes Season 2 is coming soon!

Chris Gore will soon return to You42 with a brand new season of Podbytes! Like the first run, this season will feature a total of 25 episodes, with topics ranging from HOW FANS CAN SAVE THEIR FAVORITE SHOWS to WHY MOVIES LOVE TO HATE LA. More info and release dates coming soon.

 

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You42 Hosts Inaugural Shoot at New Atlanta Studio

Today marks the first day of shooting at You42’s new Midtown Atlanta studio. Cast and crew will be on hand to film a scene for the follow-up to the You42-Produced horror anthology, Dead by Midnight (11PM Central). You42 plans to use this versatile space to help creators turn their dreams into reality. And with its Midtown Atlanta location, the facility is at the heart of one of the most exciting, diverse entertainment scenes in the world.

 

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The You42 Podcast Releases 20th Episode

Beginning its run in December 2018, the You42 Podcast is now marking its 20th episode. In addition to providing a platform for content creators to talk about their projects, the podcast also features general discussions on creativity, the production process, and current issues and events. Episodes include topics like “The Politics of an Expanding Sun” and “The Creative Trenches.”

 

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Dead by Midnight 2 Begins Production

Following the amazing critical and fan reception of Dead by Midnight (11 PM Central), production for the sequel is currently underway. The new installment will feature more creepy tales of the macabre. Fans can expect some wild celebrity cameos and plenty of laughs and gore, all with a delightfully retro twist. More details will be available this summer, so stay tuned!

 

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Nice Punisher and Ron Van Life Arrive on You42

The creators of Nice Punisher and Ron Van Life are bringing their content to You42. Nice Punisher is a comedy series that asks the question, what happens when the Punisher stops punishing criminals and starts tackling everyday life? Ron Van Life follows a filmmaker and adventurer as he travels across the country to uncover stories of inspiration. Both creators are also publishing their own podcasts to promote their shows and further engage their fans.

 

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Molly Tries Spins Off the Mollyses Show Podcast

After providing laughs on the comedy series Molly Tries, Molly is ready to get personal on the Mollyses Show Podcast. She’s teamed up with Molly Two to dive into topics including divorce, life hacks and dating after 30, all with a dose of comedy and a few glasses of wine to help it go down. In the first episode, a self-proclaimed dating expert calls in to destroy Molly’s dating profile while ironically falling in love with her.

 

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Esports Series More Than a Game Premieres on You42

More Than a Game follows Connor “Jigz” Echols in his fight to become the top SMITE player in the world. He struggles to balance love, life and school, all while training every chance he gets to stay at the top of his game. The four-part Esports series is streaming now, exclusively on You42!

 

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Lab42’s Snooker 19 Makes The Perfect Break

Ripstone Games, Lab42, and World Snooker have released the first gameplay trailer for Snooker 19 on Nintendo Switch.

This officially licensed, Unreal Engine 4 powered game will have 128 of the world’s best players like Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, and Ding Junhui brought to life using 3D facial scanning technology, playing in iconic venues such as The Crucible and Alexandra Palace.

 

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Chris Gore’s Podbytes Now Streaming

“Podbytes”, the new video series from Chris Gore, is now streaming on You42.

Chris Gore is the editor and publisher of FilmThreat.com and a longtime champion of the indie filmmaker. Chris is the author of several books including “The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made” (St. Martin’s Press) and “The Complete DVD Book” (Michael Wiese Publications).  His book “The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide” (Random House) is considered the bible of the industry and is required reading at film school.

 

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#PrettyFunny Premieres on You42

The new You42 comedy series #PrettyFunny has been released on the You42 platform

Four talented besties navigate the highs and lows of the entertainment industry together until the role of a lifetime threatens to tear them all apart. There is cake involved…and it’s all pretty funny.

 

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Molly Tries is now on You42

“Molly Tries…” is now streaming on You42! Check it out!

Molly is a 37-year-old mom in California who’s recently divorced and in need of a job. Each episode finds Molly trying out a new profession with hilarious, slightly awkward results. No one said living your dream was easy!

 

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Caleb Cooper named You42 Chief Privacy Officer

To ensure that You42 maintains best practices in the areas of data security, privacy and compliance, Caleb Cooper has been brought on as Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). Caleb is a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) who will manage the company’s risk footprint while navigating the evolving regulatory landscape.

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You42 Is LIVE!

You42 is officially released from Early Access! If you’re ready to exercise your creativity, or if you want to discover some great music and videos from emerging artists, then sign up at you42.com.

 

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You42 to Launch New Social Entertainment Platform

You42, Inc. announced that it is launching a revolutionary social entertainment platform that allows creators to connect directly with consumers, enabling new levels of discoverability, monetization, security and success. Users can sign up for Early Access starting September 4, 2018, at www.you42.com.

 

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Dead By Midnight Wins Best Special F/X Award

“Dead by Midnight,” a feature film produced by social media and entertainment platform You42, won the Best Special F/X award at this year’s Negative Fest. Negative Fest is an annual festival that features horror and other genre films. The event brings together horror enthusiasts and filmmakers from across the country, allowing them to enjoy independent films from a collection of innovative international filmmakers.

 

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You42 Brings On Ben Eazzetta, A Skilled Cybersecurity Expert

In its efforts to help artists connect with fans and monetize their work, You42 is taking steps to secure its users’ data and finances. The company has brought on security expert Ben Eazzetta as a brand ambassador. With more than 30 years of experience defending some of the most critical assets in the United States, Eazzetta has the skills and wisdom to help You42 safeguard its users against ever-evolving digital threats.

 

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Media Expert Frank Bell Joins The You42 Team

Frank Bell, a programming and media management expert with more than 30 years of experience, will be joining You42 as a brand ambassador. Bell has a thorough understanding of what it takes to work with large numbers of artists and generate mass market appeal. This makes him a valuable addition to You42, an online entertainment and social media platform that aims to attract both artists and fans.

 

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Marketing & Development Expert John Dell Joins The You42 Team

John Dell, a marketing and business development expert with experience across a wide range of organizations, will serve as a brand ambassador for You42. He brings with him extensive expertise in marketing, business development, logistics, and forecasting, among other key competencies. All of these skills will be invaluable for You42, a social media and arts platform that aims to disrupt modern artistic publishing.

 

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You42 To Begin Public Sale On July 2nd

You42, the premium social entertainment platform that allows creators to promote their content through the use of the U42 ERC-20 compliant token, is announcing today that it will be holding its public sale on July 2, 2018.
 

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Upcoming ICO: You42 announces ICO date

Having already raised $21 million in its presale, You42 wants to make up the difference when it begins the sale on July 2nd. According to its creators, it is the world’s first social entertainment platform based on blockchain technology. It aims to connect entertainment content creators with their followers.

 

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You42 Enlists Finance Expert Steve Beaman

Steve Beaman, a private equity expert with extensive experience, has announced that he will join You42 as an advisor. You42 is reinventing modern artistic publication by giving artists a place to distribute and profit from their work without relying on the major studios. This effort relies on changing the way artists are compensated for their work. Beaman will provide valuable insight into doing this.

 

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Post and Courier: Charleston home to small but robust industry of video game developers

As the gaming industry is growing, Charleston is hopping aboard for the ride. In the Lowcountry, there are at least two major companies and a handful of individuals trying to tap into the profitable field. Among them are decade-old studio Kiz on Johns Island, an office of the Atlanta-based company, which has traversed from PC gaming for kids into the mobile market.

 

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“Dead By Midnight” Entered Into The Negative Fest

You42, a social media and entertainment platform that uses innovative technology to break the dominance of large producers, has achieved early success with its film, “Dead by Midnight.” A horror anthology that was screened at the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival, the movie was widely acclaimed by the audiences and critics who saw it. It was accepted into this year’s Negative Fest, an independent film festival for movies in horror and related genres.

 

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Kristian Millirons rises to the rank of Chief Technology Officer

After serving for ten years in You42’s game development division, Kristian Millirons has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new position, Kristian will design and build enterprise applications and highly scalable systems for You42 products and services. He will manage the development team through the entire production pipeline, from concept to deployment and beyond.

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Alice Thacker is promoted to You42 Chief Operating Officer

You42 has named Alice Thacker to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Alice joined the company in 2014 as VP of Operations. She will now play an even larger role in managing and improving operations throughout the company. As part of senior management, she will help design and implement business plans and procedures to ensure efficiency and growth. She will also work to communicate the company vision while defining and promoting You42’s corporate culture.

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Dash Galactic Goes Global

Dash Galactic has secured global publishing partnerships for release worldwide, including China. Save the universe 3 minutes at a time! Team up with other players in real time for the hottest co-op action on mobile devices. Defend space stations, attack TOXON strongholds, and more as you help Dash defeat the galaxy’s baddest foes. Saving the universe isn’t easy, but when your friends join the fight, it’s a lot more fun!

 

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Rue Morgue: Dead by Midnight, “Retro and Innovative”

The latest addition to the horror anthology sub-genre is You42 Originals’ Dead by Midnight/11PM Central, which premiered on April 14 at the Atlanta Film Festival. The anthology, starring Erin Brown (Masters of Horror: Sick Girl) and Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, SiREN), follows the crew of local TV station WKIZ. On Halloween night, staff members begin disappearing, only to reappear in the short films as fictional characters.

 

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Movie Magic: You42 To Screen “Dead By Midnight” At Atlanta Film Festival

As a cryptocurrency platform seeking to redefine modern social media and entertainment, You42 will be sponsoring the Atlanta Film Festival alongside participating in it. The company is screening its first fully funded film Dead by Midnight/11PM Central, an anthology series that fuses six stories from different genres, ranging from comedy, to suspense, to horror. You42 hopes the film will raise awareness among potential users while establishing the company as a source of quality content in the ever evolving independent film world.

 

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You42 Early Access

The You42 Platform has been launched into Early Access. During this closed beta period, we will be refining the platform and performing a QA sweep to prepare the platform for a full release. Request an early access code and help us shape the future of entertainment!

 

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Wonky Ship Blasts Off On Steam

The award winning, reflex-testing arcade game Wonky Ship has made the jump to PC, and is now available on Steam. A new set of exclusive Steam Achievements has been added to the game to celebrate the launch.

 

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Inklings Mixes Word Game Fun with Candy Craving Madness

Quick wits and fast reflexes are the name of the game in Inklings, the latest release from Kiz Studios. Recently released worldwide on iOS, Android and Facebook, Inklings features cute little ink droplet characters, aptly named Inklings. These little balls of energy love candy, and it’s up to YOU to satisfy your Inkling’s sweet tooth.

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#1 Music Game DuelBeats Goes Global

Kiz Studios breakout hit music game, DuelBeats is now available worldwide exclusively on the App Store. DuelBeats is a competitive rhythm beat ’em up featuring 18 unique heroes, score modifiers, simple tap and swipe controls, and pulsating beats in genres like EDM, hip hop, and rock.

 

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Kiz Studios Goes BOOM!

Kiz Studios has released it’s latest game into the wild. Blast through Boom Town in a fast paced frenetic endless arcade smasher that’s guaranteed to make you Go Boom! Your goal is total destruction. Why? Because smashing is fun, that’s why! Boom Battle in VS mode with up to 9 players all vying for the top spot in the Boom Town Arena.

 

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Fight for Might on Steam!

Kiz Studios is excited to announce their Multiplayer RPG Battler Might & Mayhem is now available on Steam. The game arrives with 80+ playable characters and over 100+ equipment items to customize fighters.

 

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Little Bigfoot Strikes Again with Giant iOS Exclusive Update

Proving that size does matter, the Kiz Studios mobile game Little Bigfoot just got a lot bigger with a giant update exclusive to iOS devices. iPhone and iPad users will discover six new playable creatures with all new abilities. There’s the lovable Loch Nessie, the Werewolf (A.K.A. Larry), Skunk Ape, Grassman, Swamp Monster, and the rogue S.O.C.K.S. founder Dr. Argyle Socks.

 

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Wonky Ship Featured on Plunder League

Reflex-testing arcade mobile game, “Wonky Ship” is now featured on Plunder League, the pioneering mobile eSports platform. Players can win real cash prizes by installing the Plunder League app on their iOS mobile devices and completing the goals outlined for the Wonky Ship tournament.

 

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Dash Galactic’s Latest Update Warps in on Google Play

The co-op action game sensation, “Dash Galactic” has warped in a massive update with new Wormhole Events along with a shiny new intuitive in-game user interface. The Wormhole Events are exclusive global in-game events that begin when players collect enough Wormhole Tokens.

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Little Bigfoot Heads Down Under in “Way Outback” Update

Epic adventure awaits with “Little Bigfoot,” the mobile game where you use stealth and guile to collect and play with a host of mythological creatures. Currently available in open beta on the Google Play App Store and in select countries on iOS and Amazon, “Little Bigfoot” has added a new character, the pudgy yet swift Yowie, as well as the the “Way Outback” world map.

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Pocket Gamer Features Dash Galactic

With the launch of Clash Royale last January, it could be said that 2016 was the year of synchronous mobile multiplayer. But until now, playing with other humans in real-time has been largely restricted to competitive PvP modes. This is what Atlanta-based developer Kiz Studios is keen to address with its upcoming co-op multiplayer shoot-’em-up Dash Galactic…

 

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Earbits Noted for Mold-Breaking Music Discovery

Earbits is shaking up the entertainment industry. Noted: “…while apps like Earbits allow you to discover new music by clicking on different genres, rather than presenting users with more of what they already like.”

 

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Idle Your Way To Hero Status In ‘Heroes Of Havoc’ Now Available on STEAM

Kiz Studios is proud to announce their genre pioneering Idle RPG, Heroes of Havoc is now available on STEAM™. There is also a DLC pack available to give players a head start with their clicking. STEAM™ players can expect to see frantic action, high-resolution battle scenes and sleek animations that have been optimized for the PC gaming experience.

 

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Wonky Ship – Apple’s “Must Have Game”

There’s a flood of new games coming into the App Store at any given moment, but unless you’re a kid, you probably don’t have time to check all of them out and decide which ones are worth your time. Luckily, Apple has released a shortlist of the 10 games the company thinks you should have on any new iPhone…

 

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Word Duels Launches on iOS

May the fastest fingers win! Exclusively on iOS, “Word Duels” is the new mobile game that turns texting with friends into a competition of speed and skill. Players go head-to-head to see who can accurately type the most words in 30 seconds, and the winner earns rewards and — most importantly — bragging rights.

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MCV/DEVELOP-Studio Spotlight: Kiz Studios

Develop catches up with the mobile gaming powerhouse, Kiz Studios. The interview includes discussions of the company’s history, the PlayStation 4 title Trans-Galactic Tournament, and how discovering the Unity Engine was a game changer.

 

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KizStudios – Dash Galactic named “App of the Week”

MicroMart recently awarded its “App of the Week” to Dash Galactic, the mobile game from Kiz Studios. “Where are the console-like games?” the magazine asks of Android gaming. “Where are the multi-player hack and slash, modern day ‘Gauntlet’ variants? Kiz Studios may have the answer in its new, top-down, semi- isometric title: ‘Dash Galactic.’” In its review, “Dash Galactic” is described as “a fun Android title. More importantly, it’s a game that actually feels akin to something you’d find on a console.”

 

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Earbits Music Streaming Gets International Buzz

Earbits is now the talk of the tech world, literally around the world. The company has been featured on various web publications from diverse countries lately. Kejixun in China talked up the music service, on its homepage. Spain’s TabletZona had a feature on Earbits as well. All About Phones, a site in the Netherlands, aslo buzzed about Earbits. Stay tuned for more on Earbits.

 

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Might & Mayhem battles its way onto the Amazon App Store

Starting today, Kindle owners can get a taste of the fast-and-fun action game, Might & Mayhem, which has now launched on the Amazon App Store. Might & Mayhem, available for the Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX, challenges you to gather a team of adventurers and battle your friends for fortune and glory. Earn experience, level up your party and take on epic quests!

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Wonky Ship in Apple’s Best Games of 2015

Apple has published its annual Best of 2015 charts for the App Store, iTunes and iBooks Store, naming live video platform Periscope its App of the Year and Tomb Raider puzzler spinoff Lara Croft GO its Game of the Year. The Kiz Studios game Wonky Ship is named the 16th best game of the year!

 

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Kiz Studios is bringing TGT to the PlayStation Experience

Get ready to check out the ultimate sci-fi multiplayer brawler at PlayStation Experience this year – as Kiz Studios is bringing Trans-Galactic Tournament to the show! We’ll be showing Trans-Galactic Tournament in Booth # 2059 both days of the show, and would appreciate you coming by to jump into some frenzied multiplayer battles!

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Big Battles with a Halloween Twist Come to Might & Mayhem

A very haunting Halloween is coming to the Lost Kingdom, as Kiz Studios has launched a spooky content update for their PvP arena combat game, Might & Mayhem. The immortal villain Dracula brings the Might AND the Mayhem with a brand-new Alliance Raid and a set of hauntingly unique items to collect! The horror continues in a spooky new World Event featuring two brand-new playable fighters.

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Wonky Ship is Here — The Hardest Game of the Year Arrives on Android

Can you escape the most powerful threat in the universe? Do you have what it takes to skillfully pilot a starship as it avoids the powerful gravity of a black hole? Those are the questions, and challenges, of Wonky Ship — Kiz Studios’ new title for Android, released today on Google Play Store.

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Wonky Ship Released on iOS

Available now from Kiz Studios is Wonky Ship, a game that (hyper)challenges your ability to dodge the most dangerous threat in the universe — a ravenous black hole. Test your fast-firing reflexes as you power up the ship’s thrusters to avoid the black hole’s gravity. It won’t be easy — your ship will bounce, spin and careen around the screen if you apply too much thrust, and a cold black doom awaits you at the core of the vortex.

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