Backyard Monsters, originally released in 2009 as a tower defense Facebook game, became a massive hit and established Kixeye, then called Casual Collective, as a gaming startup with massive potential.
Two years later -- after a rebranding of the company to Kixeye -- and Backyard Monsters is still a hit, with millions of monthly active users. It's become the company's flagship title, and its first mobile game for iOS. It's also the subject of many of the company's in-house toys and trophies.
November 1, 2013 4:00 AM PDT
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