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RockYou® is committed to defining the future of social gaming, creating products intended to serve players, advertisers, and developers alike. The company has dedicated itself to the development of high-quality games, including the award-nominated Gourmet Ranch™ and the celebrated Zoo World™ franchise. With advertising products that offer brands more meaningful interactions with players, RockYou creates an unmatched value-per-engagement for both brands and users. RockYou's partnerships with world-class talent are part of their steadfast commitment to working with the next generation of social game developers.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, RockYou is funded by Sequoia Capital, Partech International, Lightspeed Venture Partners, DCM and Softbank.


Joyent is a global cloud computing company offering premier cloud hosting for demanding gaming, social and mobile apps. Powering 38 million MAUs, billions of page views and $US one billion ecommerce transactions, Joyent serves the most demanding and high scaling game studios, including Kabam, ShootQ, THQ, Social Game Universe, and thousands more. Joyent is the ideal platform to host your Facebook and Mobile games and apps, with packages that start at just 9 cents/hour for enterprise-class cloud computing.


W3i is a market leader in distributing and monetizing mobile apps, browser add-ons and web applications. With more than 500 million apps distributed over the past decade, W3i provides a team of app-savvy marketers with deep technical know-how. W3i's expertise along with W3i's proprietary installation manager InstallQ, powers the app distribution and monetization for big brands such as Yahoo! and Symantec, as well as providing support and growth opportunities for indie developers worldwide.

Recharge Studios

Recharge Studios collaborates with indie developers, IP owners and publishers to bring great social games to life on iOS. As an investment fund, capitalized by W3i, Recharge Studios assists our partners in developing and marketing their games while giving partners full ownership of IP. In addition to the financial capital provided, partners benefit from W3i's expertise as a market leader in app distribution. With more than 11 years of experience distributing mobile, browser and desktop apps, W3i and Recharge Studios provide app developers a leg up in the competitive app world.

6waves Lolapps

Founded in 2008, Lolapps is a leading social games and technology company. We are the creators of the hugely successful Ravenwood Fair, a game that has more than 4.8 million monthly active users. Giving users an amazing experience is what gets us out of bed in the morning. Our team is committed to developing and helping others develop games that will make our users smile. It all started when we launched our quiz, gift and game creator platforms on Facebook. For the first time ever, users were able to create their own applications. From there we shifted our focus to start developing our own games, based on our own ideas. From the top down our team loves gaming and loves fun, and we wanted to apply our passion towards bringing the next-generation of social games to consumers.

Ravenwood Fair is an example of what is possible in games on social networks. Featuring advanced storylines, graphics and overall experience, Lolapps is pushing the entire industry past copycat games with iterative differences. What makes this possible is the amazing talent of our team as well as the technology that we use. The Lolapps Fliso Engine is the highest performance engine for running isometric Flash games, and we share it with developers so they can bring new and exciting experiences to their users. In July of 2011 we merged with 6waves to create 6waves Lolapps, creating the second largest social gaming network. With now more than 35 million monthly active users combined, we are even more dedicated to creating awesome social gaming experiences for everyone around the world.


The 2011 ESCoNS Meeting is a first-in-kind meeting that will bring together researchers from around the world who study how the brain changes in response to computerized training. It will allow them to share their findings and to interact with interested members of the entertainment software industry.


Taking a consumer-friendly approach to monetization, gWallet provides publishers with advertising revenue through various new formats including video, custom sponsorships, product placement, and offers. These attractive ads and offers from Fortune 500 brands -- Best Buy, Microsoft, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Macy's, and Toyota to name a few – drive conversion, revenue lift, and repeat visits. If you'd like to learn more about how you could be generating substantial revenue with minimal integration requirements, email Rebecca Watson at [email protected].


Sometrics helps publishers monetize free-to-play online games and interactive entertainment with the industry's most advanced offer solution and payment manager. With Sometrics, game publishers gain a new revenue source that enhances existing payment methods and increases conversions among paying users. The company has a global inventory of offers ranging from surveys, trials, videos, shopping and more, working with many of the top publishers in the online gaming space.

Ansca Mobile

Have you ever wanted to write a game app for iPhone, iPad or Android? If you know any basic scripting language like JavaScript or Flash, you can write interactive, graphically-rich native mobile apps and distribute them on the iTunes and Android marketplaces with Corona. Ansca's Corona Game Edition combines an intuitive scripting framework with a high performance OpenGL rendering engine for rapid development of media-rich iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. Check us out at

Ansca Mobile is a venture-backed software company, founded by former Adobe software engineers.


BilltoMobile™ is a privately-held, majority-owned company of Danal Co, Ltd. in Seoul, Korea - the global pioneer and leader in direct mobile billing. Headquartered in San Jose, California, BilltoMobile is partnering with U.S. mobile carriers to launch its proven online payment service in the U.S. Danal Co., Ltd. is the only company to have broadly launched direct mobile billing service around the globe, with 15 mobile carriers utilizing the service throughout South Korea, Taiwan, China – and now the U.S. Further details about BilltoMobile™ and information on becoming a merchant can be found by contacting [email protected] or calling (408) 232-3300. Check us out at and Follow Us on Twitter!

LifeStreet Media

Founded in 2005, LifeStreet Media has become the largest social media ad network, serving billions of impressions each month into 8,000+ applications and sites to a global audience of over 100 million. The company's proprietary technology, customer focus, and commitment to compliance with advertising guidelines have allowed it to quickly achieve market leadership. Fusing optimization technology with human insight, LifeStreet Media creates and optimizes thousands of ads and landing pages on behalf of its advertisers. The company is based in San Carlos and was recently named as one of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S, according to Inc Magazine.


6waves is the leading publisher of games on Facebook. 6waves aims to publish the next generation of social games, covering every genre, language, and platform. 6waves has 60+ million monthly active players and is growing aggressively. 6waves currently partners on Kingdoms of Camelot, Mall World, Critter Island & Casino City.


PapayaMobile is an open, mobile social network for Android focused on casual gaming and virtual currency. Papaya offers developers a fast and easy way to reach more than four million users worldwide and improve monetization on Android. Android users love Papaya because they can play multiple games and get a complete social networking experience all in one, easy to download and use app. Founded in 2008 by Si Shen and Wenjie Qian, Papaya is headquartered in Beijing and has an office in Menlo Park, California. For more information, please visit:


Vindicia offers an on-demand billing solution that manages subscriptions and one-time payments for online merchants. We work with some of the best-known brands on the Internet, including Symantec, Activision Blizzard, Intuit, and Atari/Cryptic. As an audited PCI Level 1 Service Provider and a SAS 70 Type II company, Vindicia securely handles online revenue of over a billion dollars annually. For more information, visit


Founded in 2004 by veterans of Internet portals, traditional games publishers, entertainment software, andtechnology firms, PlayFirst is funded by Mayfield Fund, Trinity Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners and DCM. PlayFirst, Inc is headquartered in downtown San Francisco.


At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device - - from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative services through Ovi, including music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia's NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.

For more information about developing games on Nokia please contact:
Ravi Belwal - Business Development Manager - Games.
You can also reach him at [email protected] +1 650-336-4615;
Skype: rbelwal

New Relic

New Relic is the operations tool that game developers love. Used by wooga, IGN and Zynga, It is a Saas-based Web application performance management solution that lets you magically see inside your production Java, .NET, PHP, and Ruby application and find problems, fast. New Relic has a free version for startups and a more sophisticated offering for the big guys.


PlayHaven is a real-time mobile game marketing platform helping developers take control of the business of their games. Since its launch in May of 2010, PlayHaven has helped more than 700 games drive free, high quality installs and revenue..

Moolah Media

Founded in November 2010, Moolah Media generates high quality leads, registrations and sales for advertisers. The network provides reliable mobile inventory monetization for publishers and an interactive and informative experience for mobile users. Utilizing its proprietary ad serving and tracking platform, Moolah Media supports all types of mobile inventory including text message, mobile browser, and iPhone and Android mobile applications. Moolah provides publishers and advertisers with real-time reporting on all aspects of ad performance.


Appbackr, proud winner of PayPal X Developer Challenge is the first and only digital wholesale marketplace for the iOS market. Developers sell bulk units of an app to buyers on our marketplace, giving developers immediate funds prior to final iTunes Store sale. Backrs profit as the apps sale on iTunes.


pariSoma Innovation Loft is a coworking space that has grown to become a major hub for tech startups in the Bay Area.

At pariSoma, innovation is constantly at work. Whether working on the computer, collaborating, talking about the latest tech news, the space is always abuzz with excitement and creativity. We cultivate a vibrant synergistic community through the coworking movement by bringing together like-minded and talented people who share values of collaboration, openness, community, and sustainability. We continuously strive to improve the pariSoma platform to support fluid collaboration and create a sustainable ecosystem in which innovation continues to thrive.


Tapjoy is the leading platform company for social and mobile applications. The company’s turnkey alternative payment platform enables developers to significantly increase their monetization rates when selling virtual goods or premium digital assets, while its cross-platform distribution services provide massive reach and cost-effective user acquisition on the leading social, mobile and gaming platforms. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Investors include Rho Ventures, Interwest Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, and D. E. Shaw Ventures. For more information, visit

Windows Azure

Windows Azure allows you to spend more time focusing on your product, users, and business model rather than backend system admin and operational time-sinks.

Founders Space

Founders Space brings together founders, angels, VCs, advisors and innovators to help startups rock the world. You can ask questions, join a Founders Round Table, tell your story, or become an Advisor. Visit


FailCon, join over 400 founders, investors, executives, developers, service provides, and press as we share tips and tools to avoid, prepare for, and recover from the most common startup mistakes. FailCon continues to attract some of the top names in the industry, who come to share stories of failure, what they learned, and how they recovered. As a SF Game Developer, you can claim 10% off with the code "10sfgamedevelopers." A complete list of speakers and topics can be found at

Virtual Goods Summit

Virtual Goods Summit | October 12-13, 2010, San Francisco, CA
Produced by Mediabistro, Charles Hudson, and Social Times, the fourth annual Virtual Goods Summit explores key challenges and opportunities being experienced in this rapidly expanding market. Speakers include Facebook's Deborah Liu, Microsoft Xbox's Ben Smith, Zynga's Mark Skaggs, and many more. Talks and panels will cover virtual goods beyond games, designing free-to-lay games for maximum engagement, the virutal goods markets in Europe and Asia, virtual goods and mobile apps, monetization infrastructure for virtual goods, and more. For full details and registration, visit the site. Register with promo code SFGD and save 15%!


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Pillsbury's multidisciplinary Virtual Worlds & Video Games team, the first of its kind, includes nearly 30 attorneys around the world working at the forefront of merging business and legal issues relating to virtual worlds, mirror worlds, augmented reality, virtual goods, virtual currency and other social media. The team, which can assist clients with venture capital and private equity funding, mergers and acquisitions, legal and business strategies for virtual goods and currency, intellectual property strategies, implementation and enforcement, preparation of key agreements and policies, including: terms of service agreements; development agreements; DMCA policies, compliance and enforcement; data protection and privacy policies; COPPA policies; and much more, has represented both the largest players in the industry such as Activision Blizzard, Playfish, A&E; Inc., and some of the most promising emerging companies. The team also hosts a dedicated blog.

D2S Games

D2S Games is revolutionizing mobile and social games by connecting players to each other and their environment. Our formula for fun: combine casual, multi-player games that you play on the big screen TV in your favorite hangout, with your mobile phone as the game controller. The results are an instant party connecting you to others through awesome social gaming. D2S Games puts big screen fun in the palm of your hand - and gets you in the game.


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