Social Gaming Network
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|Key people||Aber Whitcomb (CTO)|
Social Gaming Network (SGN), formerly known as MindJolt, is an Los Angeles-based casual gaming company. Its flagship application (also called MindJolt) was formerly a top 20 application on Facebook. It has about 1,300 games from 1,000 developers.
SGN is one of the major developers and publishers of games on Facebook, iOS, and Android. With a focus on using advertisements and selling virtual goods in-game, SGN utilizes MasterKey—a technology that allows the company to develop the game once and then quickly port it to all major platforms. SGN has totaled over 300 million game downloads, which have also been installed on leading mobile and social platforms, making SGN one of the largest cross-platform gaming companies in the world. SGN is responsible for more than twelve top ten titles on the iTunes App Store and three #1 titles on the Amazon Appstore.
SGN was originally funded by Austin Ventures and led by a team of Internet pioneers, with the CEO being Chris DeWolfe and CTO being Aber Whitcomb, both co-founders of MySpace. The company was renamed to the Social Gaming Network (SGN) in February of 2012. In June 2013, SGN acquired Mob Science, a game studio based in Carlsbad, CA.
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- Faughnder, Ryan (June 13, 2013). "Chris DeWolfe's SGN gaming company acquires Mob Science". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles: Tribune Company). Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- Official SGN website
- Official MindJolt website
- Chris DeWolfe's MindJolt Expands Gaming Empire; Buys SGN and Hallpass Media
- Myspace Founders Buy MindJolt Social Game Platform
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