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6waves drops 'Lolapps' name, announces new publishing deals

6waves drops 'Lolapps' name, announces new publishing deals

March 28, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

March 28, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
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Things are changing rapidly at social publisher 6waves Lolapps, as it's been just one week since the company laid off its development staff, and now the company has dropped the "Lolapps" name.

Even before its merger in 2011, the "Lolapps" half of 6waves Lolapps had been dedicated to making its own social games like Ravenwood Fair. Now that the company doesn't have any development efforts to speak of, it seems the Lolapps name has become a bit superfluous.

A company representative confirmed the name change to Gamasutra, saying, "Since we are mostly going to be focused on publishing -- which is where 6waves comes from -- it just seems to make sense."

In the wake of these changes, the newly re-named 6waves also announced 32 new publishing deals with developers such as Kabam, Atari, and Izelus, to name a few.

In addition, 6waves has already released several of the games included in these deals, including Fling-a-Thing from BigBlueBubble, Platoonz from Antic Entertainment, and Lucky Cruise from Large Animal/WMS.

The new deals also include developers across China, Russia, Korea, and more, giving the publisher an expanded foothold in several major territories around the world.

"The momentum that we have gained in both mobile and social in 2012 should send a clear signal to the industry: we are committed to continuing our growth," said 6waves SVP of publishing Jim Ying.

Adding to the major changes within 6waves, former CTO and co-founder Brian Rue and chief product officer Arjun Sethi left the company earlier this week. The former has already mentioned that he wants to start a new game development company and "try something new."

The following is the full list 6waves' new publishing partners:

- Adjoy, China
- Antic Entertainment, Canada
- Atari, USA
- Big Blue Bubble, Canada
- C.C.C.P., France
- Chiwawa Games, Russia
- Drimmi, Russia
- Enteraction, UK
- Game Insight, Russia
- Gamecon, China
- Guerillapps, USA
- Hourblast Games, USA
- iEvoTech, Russia
- Imba Games, Isreal
- izelus, USA
- Jammy Pot, Korea
- Jiangsu Juteng Network Technology, China
- Kabam, USA
- KOD Games, China
- Large Animal/WMS, USA
- Leiyoo, China
- OSA, Russia
- Pixonic, Russia
- PlayDay, Hong Kong
- Sharkus Games, UK
- Socialinus, Korea
- Starz/Large Animal, USA
- UUC, China
- White Rabbit Studios, Pakistan
- Zodiak Active, UK

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