Tag: Mobile gaming

The DeanBeat: What we’ve learned about pandemic gaming

The second-quarter earnings results from major game companies over the past two weeks have taught us more about how gamers are responding to the pandemic. The big question is whether the gains are temporary or permanent, as that will determine how much bigger the $159 billion game industry will become. We won’t know exactly for […]

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Blackout Blitz creator Big Run Studios raises $5.25 million for casual mobile games

Big Run Studios has raised $5.25 million in seed round funding led by game investment firm Transcend Fund. Game and tech investor Galaxy Interactive, via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund, also participated in the round. The Oakland, California-based studio develops casual mobile games that feature diverse characters. Big Run Studios’ hit, Blackout Blitz, is the […]

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets over 100 Project xCloud games on September 15

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get access to over 100 games via the Project xCloud streaming service starting September 15, Microsoft announced today. This means that those paying the $15 a month for Game Pass Ultimate will be able to play these 100-plus Xbox games on their Android phones or tablets, all thanks to […]

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Sky: Children of the Light hits 15 million more downloads in a month with China, Android launches

Thatgamecompany said its Sky: Children of the Light mobile game has topped 35 million downloads, including 15 million in the past month thanks to its launch on Android as well as in China. The soulful game from the makers of Flower and Journey launched in July 2019 on iOS. The team released the Android version […]

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How Xsolla provides developers with a game business engine

Xsolla is a video game powerhouse, but chances are you haven’t heard of it. That’s because the company stays behind the scenes as it provides what it calls a “business engine” for game developers, and it has done so for 15 years. Xsolla handles more than 700 different payment systems around the world. And it […]

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Discord launches noise suppression for its mobile app

Social media platform Discord is launching noise suppression for mobile audio calls. That means no one will notice if you’re taking a walk at a windy park during a meeting — or making noises in the toilet. Based on the publicly available Krisp machine-learning-based audio filtering technology, Discord’s app will now filter out noise. The […]

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Roblox expects to pay $250 million to its mostly young-adult developers this year

The blocky and cartoon style virtual world Roblox expects to pay $250 million to its mostly teen developers this year. The company made the announcement at RDC, its sixth annual developer conference, which was held virtually over the weekend. By sharing its proceeds with its developers, Roblox can grow its platform and move ahead on […]

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Mobile game publisher Gismart woos developers of hypercasual games

Mobile game and app developer Gismart announced it is seeking to partner with developers of hypercasual games to speed both development and publishing of their titles. The London-based Gismart is inviting experienced hypercasual, puzzle, and idle game development studios to partner with the company. Gismart is joining companies such as Crazy Labs in chasing after […]

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Ludia unveils Disney Wonderful Worlds mobile puzzle game

Mobile game publisher Ludia and Disney announced the new match-3 mobile game Disney Wonderful Worlds today. You can sign up on Google Play. It will launch there and on the iOS app store early next year. That’s a long way away, considering Wonderful Worlds as been in the works for nearly three years. But that […]

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Why Reggie Fils-Aimé joined Rogue Games as a strategic adviser

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. Rogue Games is announcing that Reggie Fils-Aimé, former president of Nintendo of America, is joining the indie game publisher as a strategic adviser. Los Angeles-based Rogue Games publishes mobile and PC games from small or mid-size indie game developers, but […]

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Tilting Point acquires Plamee Studios and FTX Games assets

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. Tilting Point has acquired the assets of FTX Games and all of Plamee Studios from gambling technology software firm Playtech in Estonia, adding to Tilting Point’s growing portfolio of mobile games. New York-based Tilting Point did not disclose the purchase […]

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VGames raises $30 million for game-focused investment fund in Israel

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. VGames has raised more than $30 million for its game-focused investment fund based in Israel. It’s one of dozens of venture capital and investment funds that have been drawn to the game industry in recent years. Eitan Reisel, former head […]

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