Social Point Blog

Published: 4 years ago

Social Point at the Game Developers Conference

Our CEOs Andres Bou and Horacio Martos, together with our Strategy & Business Development Manager Alicia Navarro and our Technical Leader of Mobile Sergi Vélez, are attending the GDC that it is being held this week in San Francisco.
The GDC is a Game Developers Conference which is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.
This event attracts over 22,500 people and it’s the main forum where everyone involved in the game development industry gathers to exchange ideas and discuss about the future of the industry.

Published: 4 years ago

Dragon City now available for iPhone and iPad!!

Dragon City is now available for iPhone and iPad! Since today you can find it on the App Store!!!
Dragon City was launched in May 2012 on Facebook. Nowadays, it is a total hit with more than 6 million players enjoying it every day!
In Dragon City users can raise dragons and make them fight against others prevaling only the most powerful ones. They can place dragon’s habitats on different islans and create new dragons and species from breeding the already existing ones. There are hundreds of species to discover and each one of them have different powers, special skills, strengh and weaknesses.

Published: 4 years ago

Socialpointers at Barcelona’s Marathon

Yesterday March 17 was the Marathon of Barcelona. Despite of the rain, 18.000 runners attended the appointment and they made of the marathon a great success. The race was celebrated for the first time in 1978 and originally it was called Marató of Catalunya.
This year the winners are two Ethiopians (2:10:17h and 2:34:39h) and some Socialpointers had the courage to run all the way through until the goal! Even though none of them won the race, they had the chance to spend a lovely morning in the streets of this beautiful city. They are for sure an example of perseverance and inner strength that most of us would like to have. Congratulations!

Published: 4 years ago

Calçotada and beyond!

Last Friday we all went to Gavà, a municipality in Barcelona Province, to have lunch and eat the popular Catalan vegetables called calçots. These are a type of scallion or green onions typically grilled and dipped in Romesco Sauce.
We left the office and three buses were waiting for us at the entry. As we drove to the restaurant people started thinking about the great mouth watering delicacy that was awaiting us. Our stomachs began to growl.
Finally we arrived to the place and we got charmed by the beauty of the spectacular landscape with a Mediterranean sea horizon and the mountains of the Garraf coast.
Everything was ready, tons of tables were set and the air was filled with calçots smell. We gathered around the tables and while we were waiting for food, some people were teaching to amateurs about how to peel a calçot. Thank God, the food started to arrive and we devoured it as if we were beasts.

Published: 4 years ago

Social Point is attending the 5th edition of Barcelona eShow

Today, March 13, our CEO Horacio Martos will be attending a Social Gaming Forum at the 5th edition of Barcelona eShow.
The eShow is a fair dedicated to ECommerce, Online Marketing, Hosting & Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobile and Digital Signage. Its goal is to gather leading providers with the key sector clients.
The fair is a great opportunity to discover the latest technology solutions, to find out which are the most innovative strategies in the online sector and to network with leaders.
The Forum, which will take place at Fira de Barcelona (Montjuic) will start at 16:15 and will last 45 minutes. Horacio will be discussing different subjects with Manel Sort, Head of Studio of King.com and with Vicenç Martí, CEO of Akamon Entertainment. Liam Patton, CEO of AppsTowin will moderate the Forum.

Published: 4 years ago

“Social Point around the world” Instagram contest

Social Point is going around the world with our fans!

A new fun contest has just started in which our fans can upload pictures to Instagram and be famous in the Social Point games community!

To make sure that you are doing it right about the Social Point contest, please keep in mind the following rules:

Published: 4 years ago

Social Point participates in a Documentary about Videogames

The immensity of the video game industry and its annual turnover is what has prompted Víctor Frías and Juan M. Pérez to embark on the creation of a documentary called Insert Coin. After filming in different cities in Spain, they are now in Social Point, Barcelona.
The film they are making aims to explain how the video game industry works in Spain, how it has grown in the last years and what the future holds for us. Besides Social Point, other companies from Madrid and Barcelona have already agreed to be part of the documentary and have explained their business experience within this rapidly changing sector, where innovate is a must-do.

Published: 4 years ago

Animac Fest Audience Award sponsored by Social Point

We are really proud to have collaborated in the 17th edition of Animac, the International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia. This year the festival broke the attendance record!
At the closing ceremony they delivered the Audience Award, sponsored by Social Point. The winner was “Fresh Guacamole” from the American animator PES (Adam Pesapane: http://www.eatpes.com/). Fresh Guacamole has swept around the world and was nominated at last year’s Academy Awards!

Published: 4 years ago

Social Point, sponsoring JS Barcelona

We gladly announce that Social Point (together with Estrella Damm) is officially sponsoring the Barcelona.JS, a usergroup focused on Java Script and related topics. They meet once a month, usually on the first Thursday at 7:45pm at Makers of Barcelona (C/ Bailén 11, Barcelona). During the next three months Social Point will be supporting these events to encourage them and the participants.

We believe in the unity and cooperation between these professionals, so one of our PHP developers, Javier Beaumont, will be giving a talk next Thursday explaining how to create a JavaScript game in few minutes using JQuery: memo.js.

Published: 4 years ago

Animation Industry is present in Videogames

As we had already announced some days ago, Julián del Rey, our Lead Artist, gave a talk at Animac, the International Film Festival of Animation.
“Not only short and long movies have a place in this industry, but also videogames.” This is what our colleague explained to the audience (students and animation professionals) who attended his talk: “Elevator Pitch Serveis”.
He summed up saying what Social Point is, a social gaming Barcelona based company that is hiring a lot of artists and animators. Moreover he emphasized that we aim to find more employees and that it is extraordinary and refreshing to find a company that is growing in such an explosive pace in the nowadays economy.