Tag: Mobile gaming

Gamekit expands its integrated marketing platform to North America

Gamekit is expanding its integrated marketing platform to North America, and it will use its rewards to connect mainstream brands with the elusive gamers on their own turf. The Warsaw, Poland-based marketing company has already reached 18 million gamers in 33 countries with its European customers. In Europe and Latin America, Gamekit has connected non-endemic […]

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Blizzard president J. Allen Brack issues statement on Hearthstone’s Hong Kong controversy

After days of silence, Blizzard has responded to the anger and controversy over its punishments of a Hearthstone player and two casters. The response comes via an open letter from Blizzard president J. Allen Brack, which also reduced punishments for all three. Everything started last Sunday when professional Hearthstone player Ng Wai “Blitzchung” Chung made […]

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Meta Games raises $2 million for esports mobile games

Meta Games raised $2 million in seed fudning for esports-themed mobile games. Bitkraft Esports Ventures is the primary backer of the Berlin startup. Other investors included Everblue Management, Crest Capital, and Klaas Kersting, among others. Meta Games will use the new funding to complete game development on its upcoming mobile game Rivals, a manager game […]

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Blizzard stays silent on Hong Kong cop-out while the world reacts

Even though Sony revealed new info about the PlayStation 5 on the same day, Blizzard managed to dominate headlines yesterday after suspending and rescinding prize money from player Ng Wai “Blitzchung” Chung after he supported Hong Kong’s anti-Chinese protests in a post-tournament interview. Today, we’re seeing even more the fallout from this corporate decision. Blizzard […]

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Sensor Tower — Call of Duty: Mobile breaks first-week record with 100 million downloads

Call of Duty: Mobile has reached 100 million downloads one week after its October 1 launch, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. This is more than the first week of any other mobile game, beating the 90 million that Mario Kart Tour brought in. Most of Call of Duty: Mobile’s downloads are coming from iOS, accounting […]

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Blizzard failed to make a stand for anything but China and money

Ng Wai “Blitzchung” Chung is a professional Hearthstone player who supported the protests happening in Hong Kong against China during a post-win interview for the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament on Sunday. Hearthstone publisher Blizzard Entertainment responded with a harsh punishment, banning Blitzchung from the digital card game’s esports for a year and taking his prize money […]

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Utopos Games raises $1 million to make AI-based robot battle game Raivo

Utopos Games has raised $1 million for its robot-battle game Raivo, which the company says is the first title to gamify machine learning. In Raivo, the player collects and trains a team of robots into fighters that will enter an online match against robots trained by other players around the world. These robots are intelligent, […]

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Call of Duty: Mobile marches past 35 million downloads

Activision Blizzard announced today Call of Duty: Mobile has surpassed 35 million downloads less than a week after its launch. The mobile version of Activision Blizzard’s hit shooter franchise launched on October 1 for Android and iOS. According to Activision Blizzard, it achieved this milestone faster than any other first or third-person shooter on Android […]

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Snoopy’s Town Tales ditches the movie’s aesthetic for the classic look

Pixowl announced today that it is changing the look of its mobile game Snoopy’s Town Tales to the celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Peanuts. Snoopy’s Town Tales launched in 2015 as a tie-in with The Peanuts Movie. It featured character designs based on the computer-animated version of the classic characters. The free-to-play game, which […]

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Osmo and Disney create AI-based children’s drawing app for Frozen 2

Osmo and Disney are unveiling Super Studio Frozen 2, a drawing app that uses artificial intelligence and Disney characters. The learning application is part of the promotional activity arriving in advance of the November 22 debut of Frozen 2, the sequel to the 2013 animated film Frozen that generated $1.2 billion at the box office. […]

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Unity acquires live game management platform ChilliConnect

Unity announced today that it has acquired ChilliConnect, a platform for live game management. ChilliConnect gives developers tools to handle live game ops. Unity notes that the acquisition will give those who use its game-making engine an easier time managing their games after they launch. “Creating games on Unity is a great first step, but […]

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Sensor Tower — Call of Duty: Mobile already achieves 20 million installs

Call of Duty: Mobile has reached 20 million installs and has earned $2 million so far, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. The mobile version of Activision Blizzard’s hit shooter franchise launched on October 1 for Android and iOS. Some of those numbers from Sensor Tower come from the game’s soft launch period before October […]

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Rune raises $2 million to use AI to find friends for mobile gamers

Rune has raised $2 million in funding in its effort to use artificial intelligence to help find friends for mobile gamers. Rune is a Y Combinator accelerator grad, and it was built by two doctoral students who dropped out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Sanjay Guruprasad and Bjarke Felbo. They started their company by […]

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Sensor Tower — Call of Duty: Mobile has 3 million installs and rising

Call of Duty: Mobile came out today, but it has already earned 3 million installs according to market analyst Sensor Tower. The first mobile version of the giant shooter franchise is the No. 1 free iOS app in the U.S. and 32 other markets. It is in the top five in 30 additional countries. In […]

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Call of Duty: Mobile debuts as free-to-play game on Android and iOS

Activision and Tencent announced today that Call of Duty: Mobile is now available in all countries and regions where Google Play and App Store are supported, with the exception of Mainland China, Vietnam, and Belgium. The title is big bet from Activision Blizzard, the parent company of Activision, that it can double-dip on revenues this […]

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Snapchat’s latest mobile game is Subway Surfers Airtime from Sybo Games

Sybo Games has launched its endless runner game Subway Surfers Airtime on Snapchat’s mobile game platform. Copenhagen-based Sybo designed the game for Snapchat’s real-time multiplayer gaming platform, Snap Games. It is a side-scrolling multiplayer racing game that lets up to ten players surf, slide, grind and glide across a slick 2D cityscape, all in a […]

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Sensor Tower: Dragalia Lost earned $106 Million in its first year

Dragalia Lost, Nintendo’s only mobile game that isn’t built on existing franchises like Mario or Fire Emblem, has made $106 million in its first year, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. Dragalia Lost came out on September 27, 2018. The free-to-play role-playing game has been most popular Japan, which accounts for $60 million of the […]

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Terminator: Dark Fate The Game coming to mobile from Skydance and Firefly Games

Skydance Media and Firefly Games are partnering to bring Terminator: Dark Fate to mobile ahead of the film coming on November 1. Camel Games of China, creator of War & Order, co-developed the game with Firefly for both iOS and Android. The launch debuts on the same day as the movie. Terminator: Dark Fate hits […]

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Hearthstone is shaking things up by bringing fan-favorite cards out of retirement

Look out, insects! Ragnaros the Firelord, N’Zoth, and 21 other cards are coming out of Hearthstone‘s Wild format and into Standard for a limited time. Hearthstone is a the digital card game king, and the free-to-play title keeps players engaged by releasing three expansions a year. That can add up to a lot of cards, […]

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