Friday, December 21, 2012
Playsino Releases First Two Network Titles
Santa Monica-based Playsino, the developer of social casino games, said Friday that it has released the first two games under its Publishing Network effort. The new games are Five-O Poker, developed by Israel-based Chiki Gaming, and Yalla Tarneed, a Middle Eastern card game developed by Yallah Games. Playsino recently announced an effort to bring third party, social casino games into its ecosystem, where it wlil help market and support games not designed by the company. Playsino is headed by Brock Pierce, a gaming industry veteran who has been heavily involved in investments and work with local startups. Playsino is backed by IDM Venture Capital, Eric Schmidt (Google), Michael Robertson (MP3.com), Carlos Bhola (Vonage), Kamran Pouzanjani (PriceGrabber), and William Quigley and Jim Armstrong (Clearstone Venture Partners).