Tag: mobile games

Nexon’s Godzilla Defense Force rampages onto iOS and Android

In advance of the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Nexon and developer Neopl Studio 42 are launching Godzilla Defense Force as a free-to-play mobile game on iOS and Android. In Godzilla Defense Force players will battle and collect legendary monsters from across 29 movies in the Japanese production company TOHO’s classic Godzilla series. Nexon […]

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Sensor Tower: Pokémon Go’s 2019 spending up 33% from first 4 months of 2018

Pokémon Go reminds us that just because a game isn’t dominating the news as it once did doesn’t mean it can’t still pull in more bucks than can fill the Easter Bunny’s basket. Mobile market research firm Sensor Tower said today that it estimates Pokémon Go brought in $65 million worldwide in April, a 15 […]

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South Korea is a mobile gaming haven — even for Western studios

South Korea is the fourth largest mobile game market in the world. More than half of South Korea’s population play games on their smartphones. They spent a total of $5.6 billion on mobile titles in 2018, according to market research firm Newzoo, which makes it a market all developers should enter. But what is gaming […]

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Winning against bots: How gaming apps can fight back

Presented by Adjust The mobile gaming industry is on course to break records this year – underscored by a recent report showing mobile is far and away the leader in terms of gaming mediums. Mobile games generated $61.3 billion in revenue in 2018, compared with $35.7 billion on PCs and $12.7 billion on consoles. At […]

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Will Google’s Stadia console kill mobile games?

Last month at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Google announced the launch of Stadia, a streaming service that removes consoles and GPUs from gaming and replaces them with smart TVs, tablets, phones, or any computer – literally anything with a browser (Chrome, of course) and an internet connection. The obvious question for mobile […]

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International Mobile Gaming Awards continues to celebrate indies in its 15th year

It took a lot of vision in 2004 to appreciate mobile games as works of art that were worthy of an awards show. But in its 15th year, the  International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) has become a celebration of what has become the best games in the largest segment of the game business. The IMGA […]

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Are mobile games the new TV for advertisers?

Are mobile games the new TV? In many ways, mobile games are everything appointment TV once offered, but with additional benefits and challenges. If you look at where people play games, mobile has surpassed console and PC gaming. This means that mobile games have the scale that advertisers look for, so I wouldn’t be surprised […]

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Level Ex levels up management for virtual surgery games

Level Ex has built a loyal following of medical professionals among its users for its virtual surgery games, where players slice and dice bodies as if they were performing real surgery. In fact, more than 350,000 medical professionals, including lots of surgeons in the U.S., are playing Level Ex’s games because they’re such realistic simulations. […]

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The truth about hypercasual games

Hypercasual games have seen unprecedented growth over the past year. Using the average lifetime value of hypercasual players based on data from ironSource’s platform on user level revenue, we estimate the approximate market for hypercasual games to be in the region of $2 billion to $2.5 billion in annual revenue. Even Goldman Sachs is getting […]

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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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