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Rough Cookie is focused on the design and development of premium quality games for high-end mobile platforms including Apple iPhone and Android. You can find our latest company news below.

Rough Cookie teams up with Bad Monkee

15 Feb 2010 Rough Cookie is currently working with Bad Monkee on a brand new iPhone game project. Details have yet to be revealed, but we can say already it will be an exciting and fun game. Bad Monkee is an agent specialized in creative game production based in Düsseldorf, Germany. To be continued!

Rough Cookie at GDC 2010

12 Feb 2010 Rough Cookie will be attending the Game Developers Conference 2010 (GDC) in San Francisco this 9-13 March. The GDC is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, comprising an expo, networking events, awards shows and a variety of game-related lectures by industry professionals. We will be present and available for meetings. Our booth can be found at the Holland Pavilion (Booth Number 1614). We'd love to meet up with you!

We're hiring!

3 Feb 2010 To expand our operations we are currently looking for talented developers. If you fancy game development for high-end mobile platforms like iPhone and Android, speak Objective-C, C++ and/or Java fluently and have experience in game programming, please head over to the jobs section for more info.

Star Defense ranks 14th in IGN's Top 25

29 Jan 2010 IGN made a list of the top 25 greatest iPhone games on the App Store "that matter most". Our very own Star Defense made it to the fourteenth place. "It isn't just the 3D that makes Star Defense special, it's the near-perfect balance between enemy power and tower strength. Star Defense is tough as nails, it is never cheap or unfair. And few tower defense games can boast that." Amen to that.

Partnership with Imagination Technologies

22 Jan 2010 Rough Cookie has partnered up with the chaps at UK-based Imagination Technologies, primarily known for its PowerVR graphics technoloy. Through the PowerVR Insider program, Imagination Technologies offers technical support to leading mobile game developers and publishers. Rough Cookie works with Imagination to push the latest mobile hardware to its graphical limits.

Rough Cookie in top 50 developers of 2009

7 Jan 2010 Rough Cookie, your favorite diamond in the rough, made it to the PocketGamer.biz top 50 iPhone Developers of 2009. It's an impressive list of developers releasing the most appealing games of 2009. The articles states "this is a subjective process but rigor is provided by noting sales performance, critical acclaim of releases, innovation in terms of business approach, and the number and range of titles released during 2009." We feel honored we are ranked #30.

Star Defense addictive iPhone game of 2009

30 Dec 2009 VentureBeat, leading technology and innovation news website, published a list of the top ten most addictive iPhone games of 2009 today. We are quite happy and proud to see our baby Star Defense in this list between all the other great titles released this year. Author Dean Takahashi, lead writer for the games section at VentureBeat: "It's a tough game and can hold your attention for a long time." Now quickly get back to the game for your next shot of S'rath attacks!

Pocketgamer.co.uk best iPhone games 2009

26 Dec 2009 They keep coming, top 10 lists at the end of the year. Our favorite British mobile games website, Pocketgamer.co.uk, included Star Defense in their top 10 list of best iPhone games of 2009. The article sums it up pretty well: "The tower defence craze may have died down, but we're still deploying Star Defense on a regular basis. Finely balanced tactical gameplay puts this slick-looking game light years ahead of other tower defence titles."

Monkey business

24 Dec 2009 We at Rough Cookie love to monkey around. In name of our greatest friends we have adopted five monkeys from Stichting Aap, the local shelter for primates and exotic mammals, almost around the corner of our offices. Our favorite is of course "Cookie", a Green Monkey probably from Sudan, pictured on the left. On behalf of Zusje, Frodo, Tarzan, Yodi and Cookie a big thank you to our friends. Merry Christmas and a healthy and successful 2010!

IGN iPhone Readers' Choice: Vote for us!

21 Dec 2009 We feel honored Star Defense is nominated for no less than three categories in the IGN iPhone Readers' Choice 2009. We ask you, the Rough Cookie fan, to vote for us in the Best Strategy Game, Best Visuals and Best Audio categories -- if you feel we deserve so of course! The Gamer's Choice winners will be announced in January.