Pocket Gems News

Pocket Gems has been busy both building our next generation of mobile games and proprietary mobile technology. We’ve seen continued success as a mobile game developer since launching in 2009 with each year being more successful than the last. In fact, 2013 was another record revenue year for us. Our mission is to become the world’s premier creator of innovative interactive entertainment for smartphones and tablets.

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Mobile developer Pocket Gems has announced its partnership with Comedy Central and 345 Games to release a new app for the “Ugly Americans” television show, created on the interactive storytelling platform Episode. The app allows users to follow along with their favorite characters from the show, and impact the way the stories unfold via in-app choices.

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In a unique deal that brings some cool brands together, Pocket Gems is partnering with Comedy Central to turn the Ugly Americans animated television comedy series into interactive stories. Those stories will appear as tales on Pocket Gems’ Episode mobile storytelling platform, which has become a format that is well-suited for the way that people are consuming mobile entertainment.

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Pocket Gems is taking Comedy Central’s animated show about zombies, wizards and social workers to mobile devices using Pocket Gems’ Episode platform for interactive storytelling. These will be , created through a partnership between Pocket Gems and the creator and writers of the original Ugly Americans TV series. The stories have been created on Pocket Gems’ Episode platform, which, in the coimpany’s words, “redefines storytelling for the modern mobile audience.” The stories are part game and part animated comic with choices that shape the otucome, and are available now via the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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Comedy Central has partnered with mobile publisher Pocket Gems to bring its cult hit TV show, Ugly Americans, to mobile devices using Pocket Gems’ interactive storytelling Episode platform.

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Ugly Americans is back! Fan of the show will be excited to hear that Comedy Central has partnered with Pocket Gems to bring 4 new story arcs (that’s 40 chapters) to iOS.

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Do you watch Ugly Americans? I’m so out of touch that I hadn’t even heard of it until this game came out, but hey – it looks funny and offer narrative-based play. I’m in.

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The fall is that time of year for pumpkins, the turning of the leaves… and the introduction of new Apple devices. This year, the changes look to be more significant than last year – or perhaps for the last several years. As usual, the rumor mill has been buzzing, but this time we have numerous sightings of Apple parts for new devices to lend some solidity to the rumors.

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Around the end of 2010, I decided take a bit of a career gamble. After working in investment banking and private equity for five years then going on to get my MBA, I took a job as one of the first 10 hires at a mobile gaming startup called Pocket Gems. In the four years that have followed, I’ve helped it grow to a 175-person company that’s been profitable since launch.

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About six months ago, Pocket Gems, a mobile game developer, launched a new platform called Episode. It allows writers to script a story and then turn it into an animated interactive mobile story. It combines parts of TV shows, comics, and novels, and provides the unique ability for readers to have some control of how the story goes.

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