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Blue Fang Games Enters Into Agreement With Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 02/01/2011

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MBBP client Blue Fang Games, LLC, An independent game developer focused on the design and development of social, online and mobile game platforms, has entered into a license and service agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, an educational and trade publisher. This agreement allows Blue Fang Games to develop, host, and publish Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” and “The Oregon Trail” properties.

MBBP serves as counsel to Blue Fang Games, and advised it in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of this transaction.

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Boston.com Features Blue Fang Games in ‘Social Gaming’ Article 09/13/2010

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Blue Fang Games, LLCBoston.com recently published an article discussing the shift video game developers are making in order to compete in the new “social gaming” market which can  involve implementing a completely new business model. MBBP client and game developer Blue Fang Games, LLC was featured in this article because they originally produced games for PCs, Macs, and Nintendo Wii, but started dedicating most of their resources to creating games for Facebook once they saw the popularity of social gaming take off. Blue Fang Games has adapted their Zoo Tycoon series into an online social game called Zoo Kingdom where players can “build a zoo, care for animals and share with friends”.

For more information on Zoo Kingdom, please visit Blue Fang Games.

To read full article, please visit the Boston Globe online.

Blue Fang Games Nominated for Game Developers Choice Online Awards 08/30/2010

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Blue Fang Games, LLCMBBP client Blue Fang Games, LLC has been nominated for the First Annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards in the category of Best Online Game Design for their social networking game Zoo Kingdom. Conduit Labs, the only other Massachusetts-based company nominated, is vying for the Best Audio for an Online Game Award with their game Music Pets. The awards will take place Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 6 pm at the Austin Convention Center in Texas.

Congratulations and good luck Blue Fang Games!

Boston Game Industry Scores at MIT BiG Conference 04/20/2010

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Friday, April 16th, MBBP Co-Sponsored the second annual MIT Sloan Business in Gaming (BiG) Conference boasting nearly 300 attendees at the Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conference was broken into eight different panel discussions including topics such as “Gaming Companies Financial Analytics” and “Hollywood, Music and Gaming.” Some of the panelists included executives from three MBBP clients: Brian Balfour, VP of Product Marketing from Viximo, Eduardo Baraf, Director of Blue Fang Games, and Eitan Glinert, Founder of Fire Hose Games, as well as former Red Sox pitcher and current Founder and Chairman of 38 Studios, Curt Schilling.

A post-conference reception was hosted by the MIT New England Games SIG, of which MBBP’s Mike Cavaretta is chairperson.

Blue Fang Games Releases Facebook Game “Zoo Kingdom” 03/15/2010

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Blue Fang Games, LLCMBBP client Blue Fang Games, LLC has just released their first social network game on Facebook called “Zoo Kingdom”. Scott Triola, COO of Blue Fang, believes that social network gaming is a growing part of the future of the industry. This venture makes Blue Fang the first traditional game development studio to use their expertise on a social site like Facebook.

For more information on Zoo Kingdom please visit Blue Fang Games.

Blue Fang Games Receives Editor’s Choice Award 01/11/2010

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Blue Fang Games, LLCThe Children’s Technology Review (CTR), a monthly consumer report dedicated exclusively to children’s technology products, has awarded its Editor’s Choice Award to World of Zoo, a hands-on interactive game developed by MBBP client Blue Fang Games. The award is given to only the highest quality children’s interactive media products. World of Zoo allows children to create their own successful zoo by building relationships and caring for many different animals in a virtual world on multiple platforms.

Congratulations Blue Fang Games!

Please visit World of Zoo online for a closer look.

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