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Jul 16 2014

Re/code: After Five Years, 5th Planet Games Says Yes to More Money

5th Planet Games, which makes free-to-play Facebook titles like Dawn of the Dragons and Clash of the Dragons, said today that it had raised its first round of outside funding in five years of existence — $3 million in growth capital from DCA Capital Partners and Moneta Ventures. Read the full article…

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Jul 16 2014

VentureBeat: 5th Planet Games pulls in $3 million in first funding round

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. It has 63 moons. 5th Planet Games is a developer of mobile games. It has $3 million. The studio revealed today that it secured $3 million in its first funding round. 5th Planet develops deep role-playing games as well as collectible-card games for mobile and the web, [...]

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Jul 16 2014

FOX 40: Local Video Game Developer Gets some Major Funding

Some local video game craftsmen have just leveled up. 5th Plants Games is a home grown-company in Rocklin we first told you about more than a year ago. Since that time, they’ve nearly doubled in size. And now some area venture capitalists are putting up a whole lot of quarters to play along. Watch the [...]

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Apr 18 2014

Sacramento Business Journal: Rob Winkler: Gaming is big business for CEO

Rob Winkler takes games seriously. Before he became CEO of 5th Planet Games, Winkler and friends who later joined him in founding the company designed a fantasy role-playing game called “Dawn of the Dragons.” They made it as detailed as they — dedicated players themselves — expected it to be. Read the full article…

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Feb 21 2014

GAMESAUCE: BRADEN MOULTON: INNOVATION IS INSTRUMENTAL | CASUAL CONNECT VIDEO

The next big trend coming to the games industry will be widespread cross-platform gaming experiences, according to Braden Moulton. Although everyone is talking about this, currently there are very few examples of it in the market. 5th Planet Games is incorporating cross-platform gaming into the present and future plans for their games. They recently released [...]

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Nov 28 2013

5TH PLANET GAMES: BUILDING WITH PASSION

“When a person has a passion for gaming and the motivation to do something with that passion, great things happen. Such is the case with 5th Planet Games.” In this Stuio Spotlight Gamesauce’s Clelia Rivera takes a deeper look into how 5th Planet Games Builds Games with Passion More…

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Nov 11 2013

Gamasutra: Monetizing Community in Free-to-Play Core Games

Gamasutra blog article written by our very own Robert Winkler, 5th Planet Games CEO and resident game design guru about the reasons to focus on community building. “What makes games so fun is that they take us on a joyride through every sensation in the emotional spectrum known to man, from grief and frustration to [...]

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Aug 2 2013

USA Today

Facebook leaps into Game publishing. “The company said it plans to take a role beyond its position of games platform to that of promoter and publisher. Facebook’s new pilot program, dubbed Mobile Games Publishing, will allow it to promote small- and medium-sized games and take a cut in the sales in return. Facebook also announced [...]

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