Cellufun is a social gaming community accessible from any mobile device, from the latest smartphones and tablets to the smallest feature phones. Cellufun is different from most other social networks, as it is anonymous, with users creating avatars to represent themselves. This has resulted in Cellufun ranking #117 in the Inc. 500
Inc. (magazine)
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 list of fastest growing companies. By blending chat and a large catalog of social games, and as verified by comScore
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, Cellufun has the highest user engagement numbers of any mobile internet site.

Cellufun partners with mobile operators, mobile device makers, and media companies such as AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, is one of the largest mobile network operators in the United States. The network has 107.7 million subscribers as of 2011, making it the largest wireless service provider in America....

, MetroPCS
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, Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
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, and USA Today
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 to deliver branded entertainment and marketing.


Based on Wall Street in New York City, the company was founded in 2005 by Cary Torkelson, Arthur Goikhman and Stephen Dacek. For several years, the company relied on advertising as its sole source of revenue. In mid-2009, Cellufun added a new revenue stream by introducing a premium virtual currency called "FunCoins" to compliment the existing "earned" point system called Cellupoints. While all of Cellufun's games and applications remained free to play, the introduction of FunCoins opened up some premium content such as unique avatar clothes and special in-game advantages to those who wished to purchase the new currency. Cellufun's community, as of July 2009 consisted of over 2 million registered users.

In addition to casino games, board games and traditional social titles like Farm World, Mobile Chef and Pocket Beanie Babies
Beanie Baby
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, Cellufun also produces games based on current news and events. "Made-off" was based upon the Bernard Madoff
Bernard Madoff
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 Ponzi scheme. Gulf Rescue raised awareness about the devastating oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, and a percentage of all virtual goods revenues were donated to the Greater New Orleans Foundation.


On January 28, 2008, Cellufun's The Mobile Ring was awarded 2008 Best Mobile Game at NAPTE
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 Mobile++ Top 12. Then, on February 14, Cellufun scored at the highest level of the Mobile Industry by being awarded a joint win in the "Best Mobile Game" category at the Global Mobile Awards 2008, held at the Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress
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 in Barcelona. Cellufun won for the multiplayer WAP game, Call of the Pharaoh
Call of the Pharaoh
Call of the Pharaoh is a mobile game from Cellufun with a strong community aspect.-Gameplay:In the game, thousands of players within Cellufun's mobile community compete to build the biggest pyramids...

, where players must work together to build a pyramid.

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