Tag: mobile games

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery now lets you play Quidditch

Jam City’s Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is adding an update that will bring the sport of Quidditch to the popular mobile game. Starting September 5, players will be able to play Quidditch, the sport created by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling where you try to score goals against an opponent while flying on a broomstick. […]

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Liftoff: Android is making gains on iOS in gaming

Games played on Apple devices saw a steep decline in engagement compared to Android during the year ended May 31, according to a report by mobile app marketer Liftoff and mobile attribution firm AppsFlyer. The report said players are spending tons of money on both iOS and Android, but marketers who focus only on one […]

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Jam City unveils Frozen Adventures mobile game coming in November

Mobile game publisher Jam City unveiled its match-3 puzzle game Frozen Adventures, which is debuting in November in anticipation of the launch of the Disney Frozen 2 film. The original Frozen animated film released in 2013 generated $1.2 billion at the box office, and Frozen 2 is expected to be a blockbuster when it debuts […]

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Asia’s mobile games make themselves at home in the U.S.

APAC mobile gaming brands are becoming mainstream. Not only are they setting trends globally, they are also winning big when it comes to revenue. What’s next? After achieving huge success in their home territories of China and South Korea (and to a lesser extent, Japan, as it’s long had a Western presence in mobile), the […]

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Mobile game maker Playdigious expands into PC and console titles

French mobile game publisher Playdigious has announced that it will expand into the PC and console game markets, starting with the publication of new titles in August. Paris-based Playdigious is the publisher behind titles such as the mobile version of Evoland 2 and Cultist Simulator. Now it plans four titles for the PC and consoles […]

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Why monetization and marketing need to work closer together

Traditionally, ad monetization and user acquisition have been run by discrete teams at most major game companies. Theoretically, this makes sense. The two teams have different remits and will work to fulfil different KPIs. One team will operate in the internal world of the game, while the other will focus on the outside world, bringing […]

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Sweet Escapes comes from Cookie Jam veterans at Redemption Games

Redemption Games is launching Sweet Escapes, the first mobile game from the new studio that a cadre of Cookie Jam veterans founded. The free-to-play iOS and Android game has cute characters and a candy theme, riffing off the sweetness of Cookie Jam and Candy Crush Saga. But Sweet Escapes has different gameplay that’s been baking […]

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AppAnnie: Consumers downloaded 11.2 billion games on iOS and Android in Q2

Mobile gaming hit new heights in the second quarter as consumers downloaded 11.2 billion games on iOS and Android, according to mobile data and insights firm AppAnnie. Games accounted for 35% of global downloads in the quarter, but they made up nearly 75% of consumer spend across iOS and Google Play. Mobile apps overall had […]

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Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall is a strategy RPG for Android and iOS

Behaviour Interactive, HBO, and Gaea have unveiled Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall, a collectible strategy role-playing game on mobile devices. It will come out this year on Google Play and iOS, and it will hopefully help fans of the HBO show deal with the absence of Game of Thrones television episodes. You can think […]

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Synative lets game developers build playable Google Play demos

Synative has announced that developers can use its Synative Playable Studio to create playable game demos — a relatively new form of advertising — for a free trial. Hong Kong-based Synative allows developers to build their own “try now” demo for the Google Play Store. These demos are like ads for the games. They let […]

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NBCUniversal’s Chris Heatherly — The future of interactive storytelling

Chris Heatherly, executive vice president of games and digital platforms at NBCUniversal, has seen storytelling evolve in mobile, console, and PC games in the past few years. But he doesn’t think it’s dead. Heatherly directed a panel on the “future of interactive storytelling” at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2019 event in April. He quizzed Michael […]

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