Tag: category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Casual Games

Epic Games makes online services available for free to game devs

Epic Games learned a lot about creating online services with the launch of Fortnite, the enormously successful battle royale game with 250 million users. And now it is giving away those online services to game developers for free to operate and scale games across any engine, store, and platform using a single Epic Online Services […]

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Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs is coming to iOS

Rovio Entertainment and Resolution Games are teaming up to bring the Angry Birds franchise to mobile augment reality with Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. This new version of the hit bird-flinging series is similar to the recent virtual reality version of Angry Birds, also called Isle of Pigs. But this AR version works on […]

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King launches Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga for iOS and Android

Candy Crush Saga maker King has launched Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga, a new mobile game for Android and iOS devices. Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga is the second installment in the popular Pet Rescue game franchise, and it is a colorful match‐2 clicker game where players go on an epic puzzle adventure with Fern the Fox […]

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Tetris 99 takes the puzzle game classic to the battle royale realm

Surprise! A new Tetris game is coming out for Switch today. But it has an interesting twist on the classic puzzle game formula. Tetris 99 has 99 players competing against each other to be the last player standing. Yup, it’s Tetris battle royale. The game is also free, although you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online […]

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App Annie: Games made up 74 percent of consumer app store spending in 2018

Mobile users dedicated 74 percent of their app spending to games in 2018, according to the 2019 State of Mobile Report from App Annie. Mobile saw the fastest growth in the gaming sector, beating out consoles, PC, and handheld. China, Japan, and the U.S. are the three largest markets for mobile gaming. Combined, they account for […]

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Sensor Tower: Candy Crush players spent an average of $4.2 million a day in 2018

Players of King’s Candy Crush series of mobile puzzle games spent an average of $4.2 million a day in 2018, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. That is a growth of 6.5 percent over 2017. The franchise’s total revenues for 2018 reached $1.5 billion. The series began with 2012’s Candy Crush Saga. That free-to-play game remains the […]

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Rovio reveals Angry Birds VR game is coming in 2019

Rovio has announced that it’s bringing the Angry Birds franchise to virtual reality (VR) next year. “Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs” will be available early in the new year across all the major VR platforms, according to Rovio. The game is being developed in conjunction with Resolution Games, a Swedish studio that recently raised […]

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Scopely launches Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem character battle mobile game

Mobile game publisher Scopely has launched Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem, a new multiplayer role-playing game that resembles the combat in other team battle games. Licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the new mobile multiplayer role-playing game brings the entire world of Looney Tunes characters into battle with anvils, instant boulders and other ACME devices […]

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Sensor Tower November report: Monster Strike and My Talking Tom 2 top the leaderboards

Monster Strike might have been an international miss, but folks in Japan continue playing — and spending — enough that it made more revenue than any other mobile game in the world. That’s according to Sensor Tower, at least. The market research firm released its findings for the games with the most revenue and downloads […]

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Tetris Effect has a hidden Game Boy level

Tetris Effect, the latest take on the puzzling classic, is a bombastic, hypnotic assault on the senses, and absolutely something you should be looking to get your hands on inside PSVR. But, for all of its neon-lit glory, we couldn’t help but long for the simpler days of that classic green-ish Game Boy version. Turns […]

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Watch a master play Tetris Effect live

Tetris Effect is available now for PlayStation 4, and it’s an excellent game. Tetris is already wonderful and has been for decades, and Tetris Effect builds on that foundation with a few gameplay tweaks and emphasis on incredible audio and visuals. But how would a Tetris master feel about this new take on an all-time classic? […]

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Zynga launches Wonka’s World of Candy match-3 mobile game

Zynga is taking a stab at the heart of rival King’s candy monopoly, namely Candy Crush Saga, with today’s launch of the Wonka’s World of Candy match-3 mobile game. San Francisco-based Zynga, a social mobile game developer, has built the game under license from Warner Bros., based on the original feature film, Willy Wonka and […]

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Sensor Tower: Candy Crush Friends Saga’s 10 million first-week downloads have a sour note

King‘s newest puzzle game, Candy Crush Friends Saga, has reached 10 million downloads in its first week, according to mobile research firm Sensor Tower. The free-to-play iOS and Android game launched globally on October 10. Candy Crush is one of the biggest gaming brands on mobile. The original released in 2012 and has reached over 2.7 […]

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Pit Blocks 3D revives a Virtual Boy gem for PC

Nintendo’s ’90s experiment with virtual reality, the Virtual Boy, is often the butt of jokes. But the doomed portable system had some great games. 3D Tetris, literally a three-dimensional take on the classic puzzler games, was one of them. And now Pit Blocks 3D is going to bring that same flavor of block-dropping to PC […]

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Tetris Effect drops like a ton of bricks on PS4 November 9

Enhance announced today Tetris Effect is coming to PlayStation 4 on November 9. It will include support for PSVR. Sony has had major triple-A exclusives this year like God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Those titles help drive sales of PlayStation 4, but more niche exclusives like Tetris Effect can also bring more gamers to […]

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Angry Birds maker Rovio says revenue plunged 17% in Q2 but games showed signs of recovery

Finland’s Rovio reported a sharp drop in revenue for the three months ending in June as revenue from the hit Angry Birds movie continued to ebb. But the company said gaming revenue jumped 6.4 percent in the quarter, offering a hopeful sign to investors. In its earnings report released today, the company said it had […]

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