|Headquarters||San Francisco, California|
(co-founder and CEO)
|Products||Mobile applications, video games|
|Owner||Jam City, Inc|
|Footnotes / references|
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.
The San Francisco studio was founded by Suli Ali and Ian Spivey in 2009. The company started as a Facebook game developer and switched to a mobile app focus in late 2010. 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. Marc Andreessen joined Suli Ali on the company's board of directors as a part of this investment round.
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.
In November 2013, the company raised $20 million in series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Pinnacle Ventures. Part of this investment was resolving the company's debt. This funding round was preceded by layoffs at the company 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.
List of mobile applications
- 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|
List of video games
|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|
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