Tag: mobile games

Google Maps gaming platform expands after a year of success stories

Google is touting the success of its Google Maps gaming platform, which launched a year ago to bring location-based features to more mobile games. Since that time, five games such as NBCUniveral and Ludia’s Jurassic World: Alive have launched using the Google Maps platform, which can animate a navigation map in the same style that […]

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DomiNations passess 50 million downloads ahead of Space Age update

Nexon and Big Huge Games have announced that DomiNations, the empire-building game now hitting its fourth anniversary, has been downloaded more than 50 million times. On top of that, the developer is releasing a major content expansion for DomiNations, Space Age, on Tuesday, March 19 on mobile devices. DomiNations is a good example of a […]

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Shards of Infinity goes into limited beta on mobile and Steam

Temple Gates Games and Stone Blade Entertainment are releasing a beta of the deck-building cyberpunk game Shards of Infinity for invited players today across Android, iOS, and Steam. The digital versions of the game will debut in the spring of 2019 for $8. The title is based on a board game made by Justin Gary […]

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite first look — Warner Bros. and Niantic show off long-awaited mobile game

Niantic and Warner Bros.’ WB Games studio showed off the first gameplay for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a mobile game that is based on the same location-based technology behind Pokémon Go and Ingress. It’s time for all of us to be spellbound. The long-awaited game has been in the works for a few years, and […]

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Rogue Games raises $1.25 million to publish and scale mobile games

Rogue Games has raised $1.25 million in seed funding to publish mobile games and to help them reach larger audiences. The money comes from venture capital firm Grishin Robotics. Dmitry Grishin will join Rogue‘s board of directors. This round of funding will help Los Angeles-based Rogue Games continue to scale the company with new hires, […]

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N3twork introduces platform to scale third-party mobile games

N3twork is introducing a platform for scaling third-party mobile games today in an effort to expand beyond its business of creating its own hit mobile titles. Viewed from the outside, N3twork will go down in mobile gaming history as “the Legendary company,” which in 2016 published Legendary: Game of Heroes. In its third year, the […]

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Plarium’s Raid: Shadow Legends takes collectible RPGs into mobile

Plarium has made its name creating mobile games like Terminator Genisys: Future War, and now it is continuing to diversify with the launch of the collectible role-playing game Raid: Shadow Legends. The turn-based collection RPG game is available today on iOS and Android. The fantasy title has more than 300 collectible champions across 16 factions. […]

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Quiz Date Live lets you compete in a livestreamed trivia dating game

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Quiz Date Live is debuting today as a live dating and trivia app, taking inspiration from the likes of HQ Trivia. It’s launching out of beta today in an effort to stand out from the saturated dating app market, filled with endless swiping and mundane messaging. Quiz Date Live offers livestream […]

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Supercell revenues take a big dip in 2018 — to $1.6 billion and profits of $635 million

Supercell had a bad year when it comes to financials for 2018, but theses would be enviable for any other game company in the world. The Finnish maker of games such as Brawl Stars, Clash Royale, and Clash of Clans generated a profit of $635 million on revenue of $1.6 billion. That was down from […]

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Alien: Blackout review — This is how you do a mobile spinoff

A couple weeks ago, a pre-launch build of Alien Blackout taught me a lesson: Don’t assume a mobile port of a popular game series automatically equals low quality. Alien: Blackout is now officially available on Android and Apple app stores. That means it’s time for developers Rival Games/Theory Interactive, along with publisher D3 Go!, to […]

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Chinese regulators start approving mobile games for Tencent, NetEase, and Perfect World

After a long delay, big Chinese game publishers Tencent, NetEase, and Perfect World are getting their mobile games approved for the Chinese market again. China’s new gaming regulator, the State Administration of Press and Publication (SAPP), last week released a list of digital games that have been granted a license for publication. Tencent, NetEase, and […]

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NCSoft trims jobs on unannounced project at Iron Tiger Studios

NCSoft, the South Korean online game publisher that makes games like Lineage 2 and Guild Wars 2, has laid off an undisclosed number of its staff in San Mateo, California. The team affected is part of Iron Tiger Studios, which began work a few years ago on an unannounced project. A spokesman for NCSoft confirmed […]

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Harry Potter mobile game maker Jam City raises $145 million

Jam City, developer and publisher of the hit mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, has raised $145 million in funding. The money came from JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as well as a syndicate of lenders including SiliconValley Bank, SunTrust Bank and CIT Bank. The financing will support Jam City’s acquisitions and global […]

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Top 5 countries for soft-launching hyper-casual games

Hyper-casual games have some unique advantages over other genres when it comes to soft launches. Their minimal designs often require little-to-no localization for international audiences, and their largely ad-based monetization strategies, mean CPIs can be more than 10-times cheaper than other game genres. In most cases, this means hyper-casual soft launches don’t need to be […]

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iPhone XR review — A decent smartphone for mobile games

I’ve been looking around a smartphone game to show off my Apple iPhone XR, and I’ve found it in Command & Conquer: Rivals, the new real-time strategy game from Electronic Arts. It turns out it’s also a good game to show off what the iPhone XR can do. I’ve played with both the game and […]

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Niko Partners: Chinese regulators have resumed certifying mobile games

After a long interruption, Chinese government regulators have restarted licensing of mobile games, according to market researcher Niko Partners. In a tweet, Niko said that the stock price of Tencent, the world’s largest game company, saw its stock price rise. Chinese regulators have restarted game licensing! First games were announced and Tencent’s stock price is […]

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App Annie: Game and app downloads grow 10% in 2018 to 113 billion

Market researcher App Annie said that global app and game downloads, as well as consumer spending in those apps, reached new heights in 2018. Based on preliminary data through December 15, App Annie predicted that global downloads across iOS and Google Play will surpass 113 billion downloads in 2018, up 10 percent from 2017. Consumer […]

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How a top-10 mobile game uses chat and moderation to drive 20x LTV

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