Tag: DeanBeat Mobile and Social

Sensor Tower — Call of Duty: Mobile hits $87 million and 172 million downloads in 2 months

Call of Duty: Mobile has reaped nearly $87 million in global player spending and more than 172 million downloads in its first two months, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates. While there have been a few Call of Duty mobile games in the past, none have ever gotten this kind of traction out of the […]

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Teatime Games’ One Word fights loneliness through social gaming

Teatime Games is unveiling One Word, a word puzzle game aimed at elevating social interaction and combating loneliness. The mobile game integrates face-to-face, two-way communication among opponents into gameplay, allowing you to gloat, argue and laugh in real-time as the action unfolds. Designed with the mission to “make gaming social again,” the Teatime Games platform […]

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GameAnalytics launches Benchmartks+ mobile intelligence platform

GameAnalytics has launched a new insights platform called Benchmarks+, which shows data on real-world, aggregated performance data for mobile gaming metrics like retention, engagement, and monetization. In addition to these metrics, Benchmarks+ lets users drill down into the top 5%, 10% and 20% of games, drawing on data spanning all gaming genres from 2016 to […]

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Seriously launches Best Fiends Stars match-3 puzzle game

In its first big move since being acquired by Playtika, Seriously said today it is launching Best Fiends Stars, a spinoff from its Best Fiends game with casual match-3 gameplay. Best Fiends Stars is free to download and available on iOS and Android. It’s an indicator of how mobile game developers are going after more […]

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Bunch raises $3.85 million for social mobile party app for gamers

Bunch, the party app for mobile games, has raised $3.85 million from top games companies including Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games, Miniclip, Colopl Next, and Uken Games, bringing its total funding raised to $8 million. The strategic investment from key players in games and mobile showcases the power and potential of Bunch’s app to set the […]

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InnoGames rises from humble German hobbyist roots to $1.1 billion in lifetime revenue

InnoGames had humble roots 16 years ago with a hobbyist’s game called Tribal Wars. Two brothers, Eike and Hendrik Klindworth, created a simple browser game with friend Michael Zilmer. It was a browser-based real-time strategy game set in the Middle Ages. It took off, and by 2007, InnoGames was born in Stade, Germany. Now, based […]

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Niko Partners: Southeast Asia’s $5 billion game market expected to grow to $8.3 billion in 2023

PC and mobile game revenues for Southeast Asia and Taiwan (greater Southeast Asia) are expected to grow from $5 billion in 2019 to more than $8.3 billion in 2023, according to a report by market researcher Niko Partners. By 2023, the number of gamers is expected to expand dramatically as well. The number of mobile […]

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Jam City launches Disney Frozen Adventures mobile game

It’s time to let it go. Jam City is launching its Disney Frozen Adventures mobile game in advance of the November 22 launch of the Frozen 2 film. And it hopes there is plenty of pent-up demand for a game associated with Frozen, which generated $1.3 billion at the box office in 2013. Disney Frozen […]

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App Annie: 5 predictions for mobile app and gaming success in 2020

App Annie collects a lot of data on mobile devices, apps, and games. And so the consumer insights company has five predictions for the year ahead in mobile. The company said that 2019 was a landmark year for mobile, with 20% year-over-year growth in consumer spending in the first three quarters of the year — […]

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Niantic sets up $10 million third-party developer fund and names first dev contest winner

Niantic has scored hundreds of millions of players and billions of dollars in revenue from games like Pokémon Go. And now it is using the learnings from those games to make its platform available to third party developers. And it is setting up a $10 million fund to invest in interesting location-based and augmented reality […]

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Niantic enables small businesses to sponsor events in location games

Niantic has had big corporations like McDonald’s and Starbucks sponsor locations for some time in its location-based games. Now the creator of Pokémon Go will enable small businesses to do the same thing. So don’t be surprised if you see your favorite local diner sponsor a location in one of Niantic’s titles, like staging a […]

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Pokémon Go will get new augmented reality features like shared AR and user-curated waypoints

Niantic has learned a lot about location-based gaming and augmented reality from the hundreds of millions of players in its games like Ingress, Pokémon Go, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. And now it is adding a bunch of AR and location-based features that benefit not only its games but small third-party game developers as well. […]

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GSN Games names former Angry Birds developer William Taht as Bingo Bash chief

GSN Games announced former Rovio executive Wilhelm Taht will be the new senior vice president and general manager for Bingo Bash, effective November 18. In his new role, Taht will be responsible for the Bingo Bash app and will have direct management of the Bingo studios in Bangalore and Kyiv. Taht will report directly to […]

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TabTale will publish movie-based Charlie’s Angels and Jumanji mobile games

TabTale, a maker of cartoony casual and hyper-casual games, is announcing today it will launch two mobile games based on the upcoming films Charlie’s Angels and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. TabTale has had 2 billion downloads for its free-to-play mobile games. And lately, its specialty has been hyper-casual games, which are casual and easy […]

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Super Evil Megacorp raises $10.5 million, moves on to new game, and hands Vainglory off to Rogue Games

Super Evil Megacorp has had more than 45 million players for its Vainglory multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game on smartphones, tablets, and the PC. But now the company is moving on, and it has raised $10.5 million to enable it to do so. San Mateo, California-based Super Evil Megacorp is announcing its next game, code-named […]

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Clash Royale League World Finals take place December 7 with $400,000 purse

The 2019 Clash Royale League (CRL) World Finals will take place on December 7 before a live audience at Los Angeles’ iconic Shrine Auditorium. Presented by Google Play for the second year in a row, the CRL World Finals will bring together the league’s top six teams from around the world, which will compete for […]

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Zynga posts mixed results: Record bookings of $395 million, but short on profits

Zynga reported mixed results for the third quarter that ended September 30, beating revenue and bookings expectations but falling short on its profits after adjusting for one-time gains. It’s a bit complicated to figure out, as Zynga is doing a lot better than it said it would, but for various reasons, it isn’t making as […]

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Star Trek: Fleet Command publisher Scopely raises $200 million for acquisitions

Mobile game publisher Scopely has raised $200 million in a fourth round of funding so that it can have a war chest for acquisitions and investments. Scopely said it is profitable and growing, but it will use the money to accelerate its merger and acquisition (M&A) and investment strategy, expanding its portfolio of games across […]

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Hasbro closes Backflip, studio behind DragonVale and Transformers mobile games

Hasbro has shut down its Backflip Studios mobile game developer in Boulder, Colorado, according to social media posts. The toy and entertainment company bought a 70% stake of Backflip Studios for $112 million back in 2013. Backflip was responsible for games like Army of Darkness: Defense, DragonVale, and Paper Toss Friends. Under Hasbro, it focused […]

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Big Run Studios will make Skillz-based mobile esports games for underrepresented groups

Big Run Studios CEO Andrew Bell announced that his company will make new mobile games exclusively built for Skillz, the mobile esports platform. The Oakland, California-based Big Run Studios raised money from investors so that it can make Skillz-based games targeted at women and other underrepresented groups. Skillz has built a platform that adds competitive […]

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Tilting Point acquires mobile game monetization platform Gondola

Mobile game publisher Tilting Point has acquired in-game offer and video ad optimization platform Gondola, bolstering its ability to offer developers a shot at extending the time that gamers play a given title. It’s a small deal, and the purchase price was not disclosed. But it could make a big difference in how game developers […]

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Medal.tv acquires Megacool to expand into mobile game clip sharing

Medal.tv, a maker of short-form gaming videos, has acquired Megacool to expand into mobile game clip sharing. The purchase price was not disclosed. This acquisition allows Long Beach, California-based Medal.tv to expand into the mobile gaming market, leveraging the Megacool mobile software development kit (SDK) and community of developers and publishers using it. Every day, […]

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YouAppi: How ecommerce apps can get a 70% improvement in returning users

Mobile app monetization firm YouAppi says app retargeting and reengagement campaigns can create a 70% improvement in the number of users coming back, particularly for ecommerce apps. That’s important for app marketers to know, with 77 days to go in the holiday selling season (yes, I suppose ecommerce people are thinking about that already). Data […]

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