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Cozmo and Overdrive firm Anki ‘to lay off entire staff and close down business’

Anki, the robotics company behind the likes of Cozmo and Anki Overdrive is laying off its entire staff and shutting up shop, according to reports from The Verge and Recode. In a meeting on Monday morning, CEO of the US company, Boris Sofman told staff that all jobs would be …

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Panini’s new deal with Quidd “further establishes digital as mainstream way to collect”

Panini has reaffirmed its commitment to the digital collectables space via a new deal in the US that brings its NBA licensed trading cards and stickers to the popular Quidd app. The move, according to Quidd CEO and founder, Michael Bramlage, is a big step in “further establishing digital collecting …

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Tabletop tech? “We’re only scratching the surface”

Zai Ortiz and Nolan Bushnell are heavyweights in the world of film and gaming with a common goal; to deliver immersive storytelling through board games, the likes we’ve never seen before. That’s the aim of X2 Games, and that’s what its first release, St Noire is capturing with Amazon Alexa …

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App game Crossy Road is eyeing collectables in new licensing push

The global gaming company, Hipster Whale, has appointed Melbourne based licensing agency, Black Mint Licensing to represent its key brands Crossy Road and Piffle on the international market. Crossy Road has enjoyed over 200 million downloads since its launch, and generated over $10 million in the first three months of …

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1939 Games secures $3.6 million for digital collectable cards game

The indie game studio 1939 Games has just secured $3.6 million in funding to continue development of its digital collectable card game, Kards. A tech specialist with a passion for the history of WWII, Kards aims to bring an ‘authentic and premium experience to gamers,’ and can be played on …

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