Tag: Mobile gaming

Hearthstone is getting a new solo adventure and in-game store

Blizzard Blizzard announced today that Hearthstone‘s next solo adventure will be Galakrond’s Awakening, and it’ll be coming in January. We don’t know much about the adventure, but Blizzard is noting that it will help players collect 35 new cards. Galakrond’s Awakening is connected with the Descent of Dragons expansion, which is launching on December 10. […]

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Hearthstone: Battlegrounds gets new heroes, cards, and balance changes in big update

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that a big update is coming to Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds mode today. Battlegrounds went into open beta on November 12. It combines Hearthstone’s card game mechanics with elements of the emerging auto chess genre. It gives fans a new way to play Hearthstone in a competitive environment. The update is adding three […]

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Zooba maker Wildlife Studios raises $60 million to expand its mobile game empire

Wildlife Studios has quietly reached more than 2 billion mobile game downloads in the past eight years, and that’s one of the reasons it is announcing today it has raised $60 million in funding. Wildlife Studio’s mobile game hits include titles such as Zooba, Tennis Clash, and Castle Clash. They’re among a half-dozen big hits […]

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Imgur launches Melee community-powered entertainment platform for gamers

Imgur has launched Melee, a community-powered in-app platform for gamers. Imgur reaches 300 million users a month with its focus on entertaining users with images that go viral. Many of Imgur’s users are gamers, and Melee lets them share highlights from their favorite players and esports events, find news and updates on their favorite games, […]

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Apple picks its best iOS apps and games of 2019

Apple revealed its own editors’ picks for the best apps and games and the most powerful trends that drove app culture in 2019. And this year, it has new platforms such as Apple Arcade to show off the winners. For apps and games, Apple’s editors leaned on those that help people have fun, simplify life, […]

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The future of computing and games

Sometimes it’s good to think about the future. And that’s what a group of thinkers did at The International Future Computing Association, which held a conference recently at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The event was about the coming era of any place, any time, and any device user experiences delivered both […]

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After Zynga deal, Empires & Puzzles maker is an inspiration for Finnish game industry

Finland has more to contribute to the world of mobile gaming than Clash Royale and Angry Birds. We saw that last year when Zynga acquired Small Giant Games for at least $560 million (price tag for 80%). I met Timo Soininen, CEO of Helsinki-based Small Giant Games, last week at the Slush tech event, which drew […]

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Sensor Tower: Candy Crush Soda Saga bubbles up to $2 billion lifetime revenue

Candy Crush Soda Saga has earned $2 billion revenue since its launch in 2014, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. Soda Saga is the first sequel to King’s Candy Crush Saga, which released for mobile in 2012. Since Soda Saga, the franchise has had two more sequels: 2015’s Candy Crush Jelly Saga, and 2018’s Candy […]

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Hearthstone’s Mike Donais and Conor Kou break down Battlegrounds’ recent changes and future

Hearthstone launched its newest game mode, Battlegrounds, in a beta test earlier this month. Battlegrounds takes inspiration from the emerging auto chess genre, and it has given the digital card game’s fans a new way to play. Battlegrounds has already seen some big changes, including a large update on November 19 that added four new […]

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Sensor Tower: Roblox has generated $1 billion on mobile since 2016

Roblox has made $1 billion on mobile since it launched for Android and iOS in early 2016, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. The kid-friendly multiplayer platform game has had 290 million downloads on mobile. About $677 million of its revenue, or 67%, has come from the U.S., while Great Britain is No. 2 with […]

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Sensor Tower: Minecraft Earth dug up 1.2 million U.S. downloads in its first week

Minecraft Earth came out in the U.S. in early access form on November 12, and the augmented reality take on the popular exploration and creation game hit 1.2 million downloads in the country in its first week, according to market analysts Sensor Tower. Minecraft Earth is available for Apple and Android devices. You can use […]

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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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N3twork raises $40 milllion for platform to help mobile games gain traction

N3twork, the maker of the hit mobile game Legendary, has raised $40 million for its live games publishing platform, which helps mobile game developers scale up their games and reach wider audiences. San Francisco-based N3twork has a big hit with Legendary, and it is applying the learnings behind it to help other mobile games take […]

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Game Developer’s Conference 2020 will include a funding summit

Organizers for the yearly Game Developer’s Conference announced today that next year’s show will include a Game Funding & Investment Summit, a first for the event. GDC 2020 will take place from March 16 to March 20 in San Francisco. The show is a major gathering of game developers from across the world, and it […]

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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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Mythical Games raises $19 million for blockchain-based games with ‘player-owned economies’

Mythical Games has raised $19 million for its game studio that will make blockchain-based games where players can make money through digital ownership. Los Angeles-based Mythical Games is using the decentralized digital ledger technology of blockchain to build games where players can be verified as owners of a piece of a game. The company calls […]

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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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Ex-Peak team at Dream Games raises $7.5 million for mobile puzzle games

Dream Games, a Turkish studio founded by five former Peak Games developers, has raised $7.5 million for mobile puzzle games. The funding for the Istanbul studio underscores the growing strength of Turkey’s game developer ecosystem. Makers Fund led the round, and other investors included Balderton Capital. The company will use the funding to help fill […]

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Hearthstone: Battlegrounds gets four new heroes in big update

Blizzard Entertainment has released a major update for Battlegrounds, the newest mode for its popular digital card game Hearthstone. Battlegrounds takes inspiration from the emerging auto chess genre. It has been available in open beta since November 12, and this is the biggest update the mode has gotten since it’s been playable. Blizzard is adding […]

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Arm Treasure Data: The most popular games aren’t necessarily using lots of microtransactions

More than 60% of Americans play video games, making gaming a cultural staple in American entertainment, while movie theater attendance has hit an all-time low. So Arm Treasure Data decided to do a survey of microtransactions and see what that reveals about what’s happening in games. And the company found that the most popular games […]

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Stadia works, but here are 10 features it needs to add in a hurry

Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service works (here’s our review), enabling me to play games in a data center and have them streamed to my own screens. But it’s just OK. And that’s a disappointment. I expected it to be more revolutionary than it is. I played a number of the launch games to see how […]

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Niko Partners: Battle royales boost India’s mobile gaming growth

PUBG Mobile has been downloaded over 100 million times in India, according to the analysts at Niko Partners. Niko Partners went over the data in a new report, which also reveals that the group is starting coverage for the country, adding it to its repertoire along with China, Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea, and Chinese […]

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