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Finalists of VentureBeat's MobileBeat 2011 Includes Zipline Games

July 07, 2011

Finalists of VentureBeat's MobileBeat 2011 Includes Zipline Games

By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2011 “Who’s Got Game” competition will have Zipline Games as one of the 8 finalists. Zipline has been named as one of the hottest companies in the games space by a panel of industry experts from GamesBeat. On July 13, 2011, Zipline will be competing for the coveted Tesla award in San Francisco. An announcement in this regard has been made by the creator of the Moai mobile game development platform, Zipline Games.

Zipline’s cloud-based game service is one of the main differentiating factors for the Moai platform. Other differentiating factors include rapid development of iOS and Android (News - Alert) titles. The industry standard Lua scripting language has been used to build all these titles.

Moai will be presented by Zipline Games to more than 500 influencers, investors, and press at the competition. AdMob, Loopt and Touchnote (News - Alert) are some of the previous winners of the Startup Competition who have gone on to become mobile juggernauts.

The Palace Hotel in San Francisco will be hosting VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2011 conference on July 12 and 13. While the awards will be presented to the GamesBeat and MobileBeat audiences at the end of the day on the 13th, the contest itself will take place on 13th afternoon.

In a release, Todd Hooper who is the Chief Executive Officer of Zipline Games said, “The Moai platform is all about helping developers create better mobile games, faster – and with all the creativity and energy pouring into this space, Moai has the potential to make a major impact on the industry.”

According to Hooper, the company has been honored by its selection as one of the finalists. On July 13, the audience can expect a good show from Zipline.

Zipline Games is a mobile games company based in Seattle. The Moai game development platform has also been developed by Zipline Games. Game industry veterans have founded Zipline. With their experience in dealing with the challenges of mobile games development, the founders had a vision to make development faster and easier. Innovative games with great game-play can be therefore created by developers. Further information on Zipline Games is available at the company’s website

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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