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Inventures: Rocklin videogame company shows out of this world growth


ROCKLIN, Calif. – It may seem like a fancy frat house, but it's actually a home base for 5th Planet Games, a videogame company in Rocklin.

"We started just a group of friends that would play games together in their spare time," 5th Planet founder and Chief Executive Officer Rob Winkler explained.

That was back in 2009. Winkler and his friends launched their first game in 2010 on Facebook.

"It was kind of the Wild West," Winkler said. "We could put something out there and felt like it could do well."

And it did. Now, they're up to five games and working on a sixth one. You can play the game on their website, other gaming sites, Facebook and on mobile.

It's grown to a 70-person company. The startup raked in $10 million last year. It's pretty amazing considering the games are free to play. The company makes money when players pay for virtual goods and upgrades.

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Father, daughter killed during high speed chase


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SACRAMENTO – Two innocent people were killed Wednesday morning during a pursuit of three suspected car thieves.

Jose Luis Barriga-Tovar, 35, and his daughter, identified by the county coroner on Thursday as Anahi Tovar, 14, both from Antelope, were pronounced dead at the scene when the suspects crashed into their car on Antelope North Road, near Interstate 80, California Highway Patrol Officer Liz Dutton said.

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Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto among 10 worst cities in U.S. for job seekers

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by Paul Janes, News10

Website Wall St. 24/7 recently released their list of 10 American cities in which young people have the most difficult time landing jobs.

Following are those 10 locations, which unfortunately include three local cities:

 

Read the Wall St. 24/7 article to see the criteria by which these cities were ranked.

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