Last updated
Type Subsidiary [1] [2]
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Key people
Suli Ali
(co-founder and CEO)
Products Mobile applications, video games
Owner Jam City, Inc
Website tinyco.com   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

TinyCo is a mobile video game studio and the creator of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff , Futurama Worlds of Tomorrow , Marvel Avengers Academy , Guess!, Spellstorm, Tiny Castle, Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo.



The San Francisco studio was founded by Suli Ali and Ian Spivey in 2009.[ citation needed ] The company started as a Facebook game developer and switched to a mobile app focus in late 2010. [3] They originally specialized in social video games such as Guess!, Spellstorm, Tiny Castle, Tiny Monsters, Tiny Village, and Tiny Zoo.

In February 2011, the company raised $18 million in series A funding led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and including Anthony Casalena and SV Angel. [3] Marc Andreessen joined Suli Ali on the company's board of directors as a part of this investment round. [4] [5]

In May 2011, the company launched a $5 million investment fund, called the TinyFund, to help support development of mobile games. The TinyFund provided developers up $500,000 per title, to help create games played on the iPhone, iPad or Android. In addition, TinyCo agreed to offer marketing, development and business assistance as needed. [6]

In November 2013, the company raised $20 million in series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Pinnacle Ventures. Part of this investment was resolving the company's debt. This funding round was preceded by layoffs at the company [7] and also signified a new strategy that emphasizes deeper game play and higher budget titles such as Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff . Mike O’Brien joined the company's board as a part of this investment round. [8]

In July 2016, TinyCo was acquired by Jam City, [1] the mobile game publisher behind Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, and Genies and Gems.

List of mobile applications

See List of video games for mobile video games
TitleFirst Release DatePlatform(s)
Elf Ur FaceDecember 2, 2010 iOS
Elf Ur Face ProDecember 2, 2010 iOS
Xmas Booth FreeDecember 12, 2010 iOS

List of video games

TitleFirst Release DatePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow June 29, 2017 Android, iOS TinyCo Fox Digital Entertainment
Marvel Avengers Academy February 3, 2016 Android, iOS TinyCo
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff April 10, 2014 Android, iOS TinyCo Fox Digital Entertainment
SpellstormFebruary 26, 2013 Android, iOS TinyCo
Super Slots - Slot MachinesJuly 26, 2012 Android, iOS TinyCo
Tap Resort PartyOctober 31, 2011 Android TinyCo
Tiny CastleNovember 30, 2012 Android, iOS TinyCo
Tiny ChefNovember 13, 2010 iOS TinyCo
Tiny MonstersMarch 29, 2012 Android, iOS TinyCo
Tiny NightclubApril 21, 2011 iOS TinyCo
Tiny VillageOctober 1, 2011 Android, iOS TinyCo
Tiny Zoo FriendsSeptember 14, 2011 iOS TinyCo
VIP PokerFebruary 26, 2011 Android, iOS TinyCo
VIP Poker HDFebruary 3, 2012 iOS TinyCo
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