The last time we wrote about Leonard Lin of games development company Tyler Projects was three years ago, when he talked about his successful Battle Stations Facebook game which has seen user base double in two years. With the help of virtual goods, the game was able to make half a million for the company in its first year of operations.
Another three years on, we find that the ground has shifted. Following Facebook’s IPO, shareholders are fretting over the social network’s ability to make money on mobile. Smartphone and tablet ecosystems have come into their own, and mobile apps have become a big area of opportunity. Read more
It’s that time of the year when we actually review what has gone past a turbulent year 2009 and probably a year after the financial crisis that rocked the world after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in Sep 2008. Of course, one of the key after effects is that fundraising for start-ups in the technology space become increasingly difficult this year. While we are beginning to see more and more acquisitions in the US tech space, the SG tech start-ups are still working towards a tough environment. In the technology entrepreneurship scene, significant incidents have shaped and brought forward new perspectives in Singapore. While we are about to start the new road ahead in 2010. Here are the top 5 tech entrepreneurship events that rocked SG in 2009 (in no order of preference): Read more
The whole crew is back this week with the news that dominate the tech and web landscape this week starting with one of the major news that rocked Singapore: the end of CrunchPad as declared by Mike Arrington (TechCrunch). Of course, we also discussed the launch of FourSquare and how the web app have progressed in Malaysia and Singapore and move with the news on Tyler’s BattleStations run-in with Mashable Open Web Awards, the launch of QQ International and whether it is a prelude of QQ going global. You can check out the podcast directly from here Read more
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September 14, 2009 by SGE
Along with Social Networking World Forum – Asia which is happening in Singapore on 22-23 Sep 2009, the Facebook Developer Garage Singapore powered by Intel will also be an event that accompany whole event. The Facebook Developer Garage Singapore will happen in Grand Hyatt Singapore from 22-23 Sep 2009 from 10am to 4 pm. You can come to learn more about the trends in social gaming and how to make your apps viral in Facebook. Please RSVP here Read more
A nice milestone has been reached by social gaming company, Tyler Projects. On Facebook, its portfolio of games now have more than 1 million registered users. They focus on the promotion of these three games: Battle Stations, Pirates of the World (Mandarin version of Battle Stations) and Mafia Empire (now undergoing a huge game redesign)), of which Battle Stations is still the most popular and makes up a large chunk of the traffic and game play. Read more
There have been quite a few mafia-related games on Facebook which have been popular, and Mafia Empire intends to contest that space but aims to differentiate itself with a storyline mode and animated combat sequences. Read more
The successful Singapore-made social game, Battle Stations has just been translated and customized for the Chinese market. A joint venture between Singapore’s Tyler Projects and Hong Kong’s 6 Waves, the Chinese version of the hugely popular game is “Pirates of the World“, also named ““. Read more
If you love playing games, joining a game developer might be your thing. Read more
Tyler Projects makes half a million a year from BattleStations alone, and now new CEO, Leonard Lin’s “first order of business is to cut revenue”. “What?”, you say. Read on.
Two years ago, we interviewed Leonard Lin, co-founder of Tyler Projects about his start-up. Over the last two years, SGE has been busy featuring the most interesting products from his company, particularly BattleStations . Two years later, Tyler is making big steps (with the IDA award and recent mention in ST:Digital) and have recently moved into their new office in Toa Payoh. So, we thought it is now time to catch with Leonard and ask him how things have been going for BattleStations from Facebook to Friendster and (now MySpace).
TYLER Projects was recently featured in my paper (8-10-2008) for making US$30K/mth from its Facebook game, Battle Stations. Since the launch of version 1.0, the game has increased its monthly active user base from 34,000 in July to more than 60,000. It has an average revenue is US $2 per daily active user (DAU); much higher than the average of US $1.20 per DAU for Facebook games. Read more