November 13, 2014 12:00 ET

Tango's Games Fund Spans the Globe and Signs First Developers

In-House Games Publishing Team Triples

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2014) - Tango, a leader in mobile messaging, today announced that it has signed its first six game developers as part of the company's $25 million Global Games Fund. Tango's international lineup of top developer teams from China, Sweden and the United States includes Falafel Games, Planeto and Shiny Shoe Games among others.

The Tango Global Games Fund offers these mobile game developers a clear path to success with a one-of-a-kind game distribution model. Rather than limit distribution efforts to premier real estate within the Tango app, top-performing games will receive promotion through additional, off-platform marketing channels. Within the app, game developers will be able to potentially reach Tango's 250 million members through native ads, chat notifications, Tango Channels, as well as being listed as a feature game.

"The developer partners we're announcing today are a testament to the high caliber and diversity of teams that we're working with. This is exactly what we were hoping for and we are excited to start launching great mobile games on the Tango platform," said Jim Ying, Tango's vice president of games publishing. "To help drive the growth in our games business, and to provide the best support for our game developer partners, we've tripled our in-house games publishing team."

Three of the six in this initial round are close to soft-launching their titles with Tango:

  • Planeto, based in Sweden, is working on a trivia strategy game that combines the feel of classic board games with the fun of answering trivia questions. The developer team specializes in quiz and trivia games and was founded in 2009.
  • Falafel Games, a team focused on creating games for the Middle East, is releasing a soccer-themed card battle role playing game with an innovative trivia-based battle system. The company has been producing and publishing web and mobile games since 2010 and specializes in mid-core massively multiplayer online (MMO) games.
  • Shiny Shoe Games is based in San Francisco and is at work on creating an exciting match-three puzzle game inspired by movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Mummy. The small independent mobile game developer has been building original games since 2011.

Tango's Global Games Fund launched in July 2014 at Casual Connect in San Francisco and received more than 200 applications from game developers. The company laid the foundation for its games strategy in summer 2013 when it launched a third-party SDK that includes APIs and social features such as leaderboards, Tango friend lists, gifting and game invites.

Developers who are interested in learning more about the Tango Global Games Fund should visit

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Founded in 2009, TangoMe Inc. is the developer of Tango, a free mobile messaging app with more than 250 million registered members who enjoy free video and voice calls, texting, social discovery, browsing and sharing content with one another. As a Top 50 free app on Android and a Top 100 free app on iTunes, Tango continues to grow rapidly, with over 300,000 new people joining every day. The company works with third-party game developers, brands, content publishers, and advertisers to provide distribution, integration opportunities, and advertising. Tango is cross-platform, operating over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, and is available in 15 languages in more than 224 countries.

TangoMe Inc. is a privately-held company headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has offices in Beijing, China, and Austin, Texas. Visit for more information.

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