Tag: DeanBeat Mobile and Social

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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Former ArenaNet game developers raise $3.3 million for Tenacious Entertainment

Mobile gaming studio Tenacious Entertainment, created by former ArenaNet developers, has raised $3.3 million. The Bellevue, Washington-based studio was founded last year by CEO Roy Cronacher and other former ArenaNet developers. Their focus will be on creating a culture of creativity and collaboration, with an unnamed debut title slated for 2020. “We started Tenacious to […]

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Osmo and Disney create AI-based children’s drawing app for Frozen 2

Osmo and Disney are unveiling Super Studio Frozen 2, a drawing app that uses artificial intelligence and Disney characters. The learning application is part of the promotional activity arriving in advance of the November 22 debut of Frozen 2, the sequel to the 2013 animated film Frozen that generated $1.2 billion at the box office. […]

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Rune raises $2 million to use AI to find friends for mobile gamers

Rune has raised $2 million in funding in its effort to use artificial intelligence to help find friends for mobile gamers. Rune is a Y Combinator accelerator grad, and it was built by two doctoral students who dropped out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Sanjay Guruprasad and Bjarke Felbo. They started their company by […]

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Call of Duty: Mobile debuts as free-to-play game on Android and iOS

Activision and Tencent announced today that Call of Duty: Mobile is now available in all countries and regions where Google Play and App Store are supported, with the exception of Mainland China, Vietnam, and Belgium. The title is big bet from Activision Blizzard, the parent company of Activision, that it can double-dip on revenues this […]

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Snapchat’s latest mobile game is Subway Surfers Airtime from Sybo Games

Sybo Games has launched its endless runner game Subway Surfers Airtime on Snapchat’s mobile game platform. Copenhagen-based Sybo designed the game for Snapchat’s real-time multiplayer gaming platform, Snap Games. It is a side-scrolling multiplayer racing game that lets up to ten players surf, slide, grind and glide across a slick 2D cityscape, all in a […]

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Words With Friends player data allegedly stolen for 218 million users

A Pakistani hacker claims to have hacked Zynga’s Words With Friends popular social mobile game, gaining access to a database of information on more than 218 million users. The Hacker News reported that a hacker who goes by the online alias Gnosticplayers said he breached the game and got the player data, just as the […]

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Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Mobile is ready for pre-order on iOS and Android

South Korean game publisher Pearl Abyss said that its highly anticipated Black Desert Mobile is available for preorder on iOS and pre-registration on the Google Play Store. The open-world action massively multiplayer online role-playing game is a free-to-play fantasy title launching in Southeast Asia, North America and Europe in December. What’s unique about this mobile […]

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Tilting Point, Nickelodeon, and Nukebox to launch SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off

Tilting Point, Nickelodeon, and Nukebox Studios have teamed up to launch a cooking mobile game called SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off. The game looks like a reskin of Nukebox’s hit title Food Truck Chef, but it will come with SpongeBob-themed art and cooking items. Players will get behind the Krusty Krab grill and serve orders to a […]

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App Annie rebrands, upgrades tools, and acquires mobile analytics firm Libring

App Annie is one of the backbones of the mobile app economy, as it provides data and insights about how mobile apps are used. But today the company is stepping out of the background with the acquisition of mobile analytics firm Libring. On top of that, the company is rebranding and upgrading its tools for […]

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KamaGames adds social betting for esports and traditional sports to Pokerist

European social casino game operator KamaGames has added social betting on esports and traditional sports games to its popular Pokerist app. Pokerist players will now be able to use the virtual chips in their account for the poker game Pokerist to make wagers on real-life sporting events from the NBA to League of Legends. Dublin, […]

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AppsFlyer: Google overtakes Facebook in app marketing installs

For the very first time, Google has surpassed Facebook in the total number of attributed installs for mobile apps after the search giant increased its share of the app install pie eightfold in the past five years, according to a report by mobile attribution and marketing analytics firm AppsFlyer. The ninth edition of the AppsFlyer […]

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Sayonara Wild Hearts review — Dance-fighting with pop music and motorcycles is so fun

Music games don’t always get me on the dance floor. But Sayonara Wild Hearts is a wonderfully creative romp that combines dance-fighting, pop music, and high-speed chases on motorcycles and deer. This “pop album video game” debuted last week for $13 on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. I played it on Apple Arcade, which […]

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Amazon introduces mobile game benefits for Prime members with PUGB Mobile deal

Amazon announced today that Prime members will now receive free mobile game content, starting with in-game items for the hit battle royale game PUBG Mobile from Tencent. This comes in addition to Twitch Prime benefits already available for PC and console gamers. Starting today, Prime members can take down enemies in style by claiming the […]

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Unity Technologies acquires mobile and web game marketing firm DeltaDNA

Unity Technologies continued its quest to be a one-stop shop for game developers today with the acquisition of mobile-and-web marketing and analytics firm DeltaDNA. In recent years, as the app marketing market consolidated, DeltaDNA began to focus more on games live operations management to ensure that a game is monetizing and its economy is operating […]

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Verizon and NFL give 2 game devs $400,000 each to launch 5G games Super Bowl

Verizon and the NFL have named two winners in the Verizon 5G NFL Mobile Gaming Challenge. The winning teams will get $400,000 each to create 5G-enabled games at the Super Bowl. The whole effort has been underway for some time. Playcrafting, which runs a network of game developer jams, did a couple of game jams […]

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Skillprint studies how you play games to unlock your hidden skills

Play games, unlock your inner superpowers, and win at life. That’s the idea behind Skillprint, a startup that uses advanced analytics to study how you play games and uses that information to discern your personality and what kind of jobs might be right for you. Skillprint plans to use entertaining mobile games to help people […]

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Call of Duty: Mobile launches October 1

Activision and Tencent that Call of Duty: Mobile will launch on October 1 on iOS and Android. The mobile free-to-play version of Call of Duty will debut in all countries where Google Play and the Apple App Store are supported, with the exceptions of Mainland China, Vietnam, and Belgium. Players can sign up for Call […]

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