Tag: Mobile gaming

Telling Lies review — Deciphering lies within lies using only a video database

Sam Barlow and Annapurna Interactive are launching Telling Lies, an interactive investigation thriller game, on August 23 on the PC, Mac, and iOS devices. At least, that’s what they’re telling us they’re going to do. Then again, this is all about people who lie to us. Barlow is the creator of the award-winning title Her […]

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Sam Barlow’s Telling Lies thriller game debuts on August 23

Sam Barlow and Annapurna Interactive announced that Telling Lies, an interactive investigation thriller game, debuts on August 23 on the PC, Mac, and iOS devices. The game, which is available for pre-order on the App Store, was developed by Sam Barlow, creator of the award-winning title Her Story. Telling Lies explores the extent to which […]

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Sensor Tower: Dr. Mario World earns $1.4 million and 7.5 million downloads in first month

Nintendo‘s newest mobile game is off to a good or slow start depending on how you look at it, according to mobile market analyst Sensor Tower. Dr. Mario World, which came out on July 10, has made $1.4 million and earned 7.5 million downloads in its first month. That is 40% better than the first […]

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JaffaJam is a new casual games studio based in New Zealand

New Zealand has a new game studio full of zeal. JaffJam will be based in the country and focus on hyper casual games. The company will include veterans of mobile developers that have worked for the likes of Disney, Marvel, Sony Pictures, and Zynga. But JaffaJam’s ambitions go beyond just making games. “JaffaJam’s vision is […]

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Nexon grows revenues thanks to FIFA, MapleStory, and Dungeon & Fighter

Nexon just showed off the power of its live service games. The South Korean game publisher revealed its earnings today for the second quarter of 2019, a period that ended on June 30, reporting revenues of $507.8 million. That is up 13% over the same period last year. Nexon, which listed on the Tokyo Stock […]

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Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony will make game devs disclose loot box odds

The three major console makers — Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony — have come together to pledge new regulations requiring video games makers to disclose loot box odds. The announcement came today during a U.S Federal Trade Commission workshop on loot boxes, a monetization system in which players buy packages of random in-game items (think of […]

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Final Fantasy drives Square Enix sales through a profitable quarter

Square Enix revealed its financial results for the quarter ending on June 30, showing growth compared to the previous year thanks to its iconic Final Fantasy franchise. The publisher reported net sales of $500.97 million, up 19.1% compared to last year. During the quarter, Square Enix released Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and Final […]

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Jam City launches new mobile puzzle game Vineyard Valley

Jam City has launched a new mobile game, Vineyard Valley, where your goal is to solve a series of puzzles and unravel a mystery in a bid to restore a run-down vineyard. The game invites players to renovate the Tangled Vines Vineyard and restore it to its former glory. Players are joined by a diverse cast […]

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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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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes reaches 80 million players since 2015 debut

Electronic Arts revealed today during its Q1 financial year 2020 earnings report that Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Q1 has now reached 80 million players. The free-to-play mobile game launched back in November 2015. The blend of tactics and role-playing has you organizing a team of famous Star Wars characters, both heroes and villains. Despite […]

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Kongregate launches western-themed mobile game Idle Frontier

Kongregate announced today that it has launched Idle Frontier for Android and iOS. Idle Frontier has a Western theme, taking aesthetic inspiration from the classic game Oregon Trail. Idle Frontier is a free-to-play title with microtransactions ranging from $2 to $100 per item. It’s an idle game, meaning it focuses on you clicking the screen […]

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Pokémon Masters hands-on — Trainer battles get real-time co-op play on iOS and Android

Japanese mobile game company DeNA has been working on its Pokémon Masters mobile game for a long time, and it is finally lifting the lid on the gameplay today. I got to play it hands-on, and I found it to be in an interesting place in the universe of Pokémon games. The title will be […]

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Tencent invests in Antstream Arcade retro-game streaming platform

Antstream Arcade, a London startup that makes a streaming platform for retro games, said it received a round of funding led by Chinese gaming and social giant Tencent. London-based venture firm Hambro Perks also participated in the Series A funding. The funding amount wasn’t disclosed. Antstream Arcade offers a monthly subscription service to more than […]

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Skillz launches $25,000 contest for mobile esports game devs

Mobile esports platform Skillz has announced a $25,000-plus contest for developers who can best use the Skillz platform to make mobile esports games. The Skillz Global Game Developer Challenge is setting off a competition where developers try to create a new esports hit by integrating the Skillz infrastructure into a mobile game. The contest will […]

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PUBG Season 4 brings a big update to the battle royale’s original map

The PUBG Corp. has revealed the updates coming to its battle royale shooter when Season 4 launches on July 24 for PC (it will come out on consoles later this summer, and PUBG Mobile works off of a different update schedule). Notably, Season 4 will bring the Erangel Visual Update. This will bring some big […]

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Shadow’s Edge adventure game helps kids cope with chronic disease

Shadow’s Edge isn’t meant to be a blockbuster game, but it may be much more meaningful to the people that it reaches. It is a free mobile game for teens and young adults who are suffering from chronic illnesses such as cancer. It’s an example of narrative therapy, which uses storytelling to help promote changes […]

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Horizon Blockchain Games raises $3.75 million and debuts SkyWeaver online trading card game

Horizon Blockchain Games has raised $3.75 million in seed funding and it has unveiled its debut blockchain game, SkyWeaver, which offers true ownership of digital cards. The Toronto-based game company is treading in a familiar area for blockchain game companies, such as CryptoKitties, in using blockchain — the transparent and secure decentralized ledger technology — […]

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5 years later, Flappy Bird is still the best mobile game

Flappy Bird was great. Unfortunately, I must use the past tense when speaking about it because the game’s creator removed it from the mobile app stores years ago. Thankfully, the concept lives on in plenty of clones. And now Flappy Bird has reached its logical conclusion: a battle royale game. Flappy Royale debuted last month […]

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Minecraft Earth beta is coming soon

Minecraft Earth, an all-new mobile AR version of the global sensation sandbox building and survival game, is coming to iOS later this month and Android “soon thereafter” according to the official blog. We first heard about Minecraft Earth about two months ago in mid-May when developers Mojang released an announcement trailer and then last month debuted actual gameplay for the […]

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