TinyCo

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TinyCo
Subsidiary[1][2]
Founded2009
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
Key people
Suli Ali, co-founder and CEO
ProductsMobile applications, video games
OwnerJam City, Inc
Footnotes / references
[3]

TinyCo is a mobile video game studio and the creator of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Futurama Worlds of Tomorrow, Marvel Avengers Academy, Guess!, Spellstorm, Tiny Castle, Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo.

History[edit]

The San Francisco studio was founded by Suli Ali and Ian Spivey in 2009.[3] The company started as a Facebook game developer and switched to a mobile app focus in late 2010.[4] They originally specialized in social video games such as Guess!, Spellstorm, Tiny Castle, Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo.

In February 2011, the company raised $18 million in series A funding led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and including Anthony Casalena and SV Angel.[3][4] Marc Andreessen joined Suli Ali on the company's board of directors as a part of this investment round.[5][6]

In May 2011, the company launched a $5 million investment fund, called the TinyFund, to help support development of mobile games. The TinyFund provided developers up $500,000 per title, to help create games played on the iPhone, iPad or Android. In addition, TinyCo agreed to offer marketing, development and business assistance as needed.[7]

In November 2013, the company raised $20 million in series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Pinnacle Ventures.[3] Part of this investment was resolving the company's debt. This funding round was preceded by layoffs at the company[8] and also signified a new strategy that emphasizes deeper game play and higher budget titles such as Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. Mike O’Brien joined the company's board as a part of this investment round.[9]

In July 2016, TinyCo was acquired by Jam City,[1] the mobile game publisher behind Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, and Genies and Gems.

List of mobile applications[edit]

See List of video games for mobile video games
Title First Release Date Platform(s)
Elf Ur Face December 2, 2010 iOS
Elf Ur Face Pro December 2, 2010 iOS
Xmas Booth Free December 12, 2010 iOS
References
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List of video games[edit]

Title First Release Date Platform(s) Developer Publisher
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow June 29, 2017 Android, iOS TinyCo Fox Digital Entertainment
Marvel Avengers Academy February 3, 2016 Android, iOS TinyCo
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff April 10, 2014 Android, iOS TinyCo Fox Digital Entertainment
Spellstorm February 26, 2013 Android, iOS TinyCo
Super Slots - Slot Machines July 26, 2012 Android, iOS TinyCo
Tap Resort Party October 31, 2011 Android TinyCo
Tiny Castle November 30, 2012 Android, iOS TinyCo
Tiny Chef November 13, 2010 iOS TinyCo
Tiny Monsters March 29, 2012 Android, iOS TinyCo
Tiny Nightclub April 21, 2011 iOS TinyCo
Tiny Village October 1, 2011 Android, iOS TinyCo
Tiny Zoo Friends September 14, 2011 iOS TinyCo
VIP Poker February 26, 2011 Android, iOS TinyCo
VIP Poker HD February 3, 2012 iOS TinyCo
References
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://variety.com/2016/digital/news/sgn-tinyco-marvel-avengers-academy-1201809201/
  2. ^ https://variety.com/2016/digital/news/sgn-jam-city-peanuts-mobile-game-1201867364/
  3. ^ a b c d "TinyCo". CrunchBase. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Takahashi, Dean (February 25, 2011). "Mobile game maker TinyCo scores $18M from Andreessen Horowitz". VentureBeat. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  5. ^ Graft, Kris (February 25, 2011). "Mobile Game Company TinyCo Raises $18M In Funding". Gamasutra. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  6. ^ Rusli, Evelyn M. (February 25, 2011). "A Netscape Founder Increases His Bet on Mobile". The New York Times. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  7. ^ Rao, Leena (May 25, 2011). "TinyCo Launches $5 Million Fund To Invest In Casual Mobile Game Developers". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  8. ^ Cutler, Kim-Mai (October 21, 2013). "Andreessen-Backed Game Developer TinyCo Lays Off 27 Employees". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  9. ^ Cutler, Kim-Mai (November 14, 2013). "Mobile Game Maker TinyCo Raises $20M From Pinnacle Ventures, Andreessen". TechCrunch. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "iTunes Preview — TinyCo, Inc". Apple. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  11. ^ "Google play — TinyCo, Inc". Google. Retrieved August 26, 2014.