Tag: Mobile gaming

Blockchain is only a game changer if players are stakeholders

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  The recent boom of NFTs has led many to think of blockchain, the underlying technology that supports them, as a solution seeking […]

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Replai uses computer vision and data analysis to figure out the best video ads

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Replai automates analysis of video ad effectiveness and it makes recommendations for how to fix details to make ads more engaging. The […]

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Qualcomm partners with Razer on launch of dev-focused G3x Gen 1 gaming platform

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Qualcomm has introduced its Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform to power a new generation of dedicated gaming devices. And gaming lifestyle […]

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Sneaky Panda raises $6M to launch new kind of mobile game

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Sneaky Panda, a nascent game developer based in Israel, announced today it has raised $6 million as part of its efforts to […]

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Sulake’s Habbo dips its toe into NFTs with donation to player community

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Sulake said it is diving into the nonfungible token (NFT) market with NFT avatars for its online community of Habbo players. The […]

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Talewind raises $3.41M for Breezy Bay game and to partner with game devs

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Talewind has raised $3.41 million to fund its Breezy Bay casual game and partner with Roblox game developers. The deal comes on […]

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Mainframe Industries raises $22.9M for cloud-native games

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Mainframe Industries has raised $22.9 million to develop cloud-native games in a financing led by Andreessen Horowitz and a new set of […]

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Playstudios acquires rights to develop new Tetris mobile game

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Developer Playstudios today announced it’d acquired the rights to make Tetris games for mobile devices via a strategic partnership with The Tetris […]

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Google Play names Pokémon Unite as Best Game of 2021

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Google Play today announced the winners of its Best of 2021 awards, a collection of apps and games that it has decreed […]

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Arkadium Advantage offers subscription gaming for seniors

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Arkadium is launching Arkadium Advantage, a cross-platform subscription gaming service with casual games targeted at senior citizens. The New York-based company is […]

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Netflix hires Amir Rahimi as VP of game studios

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Netflix has hired Scopely’s Amir Rahimi as vice president of game studios. Rahimi, who was previously president of games at mobile game […]

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Rogue Games aims for 4X growth in 2022 with more bat-s**t-crazy games

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Rogue Games has some big plans to grow with bat-sh*t-crazy games. The quirky game publisher company recently announced a series of efforts […]

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App Annie: Consumers downloaded 14.3B games in Q3, including 3.6B hypercasual games

Consumers downloaded 14.3 billion games in the third quarter, including 3.6 billion hypercasual games, according to mobile data and analytics provider App Annie. That number of downloads for hypercasual games — simple games that can be played in a minute or less — was the highest ever and it suggests that hypercasual games aren’t necessarily […]

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Niko Partners cuts forecast for China’s game market

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Niko Partners has cut its forecast for China’s video game market for the first time in 20 years due to a weakening […]

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HypeHype lets everyone create, remix, and play games on phones

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  HypeHype, formerly known as Frogmind, has launched a mobile app to enable everyone to create, remix, and play games with their smartphones. […]

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Multiplayer and post-launch content engage gamers, Unity reports show

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Unity today released two new reports on gaming — one on multiplayer and one on post-launch content for live-service games. On the […]

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Square Enix Montreal celebrates a decade of triple-A mobile games

Square Enix Montreal is celebrating its 10th year as a mobile game studio focused on triple-A franchises. The studio opened its doors in 2011 when mobile games were taking off on Android and iOS. And it produced some hit titles such as the Lara Craft Go and Hitman Go series games. The studio has transitioned […]

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Apple ecosystem challenges: Epic v. Apple, IDFA, privacy, and payments

Apple has one of the world’s biggest gaming ecosystems with $47 billion of spending in 2020, according to measurement firm Sensor Tower. And while it doesn’t have a game business, its share of gaming revenues thanks to its 30% take was $14.7 billion last year. That’s one of the reasons Epic Games sued Apple for […]

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Roblox offers a path for non-traditional developers to find an audience

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Roblox is one of the biggest games in the world. It attracts a huge audience of young people. And that makes it an ideal platform for someone like Anat Shperling, CEO and co-founder of Toya, who is […]

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Mobile developer Nifty Games brings big sports content to small screens

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  With a few exceptions, sports gaming has been the playground of the giants. With companies like 2K and Electronic Arts dominating the video game sports market for decades, there hasn’t been much wiggle room for anyone else. […]

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Meloni/ Kochmola/ Robbin-Coker/ Sehgal chat

Gamers in North America seem to focus on the same handful of concerns. For example, they constantly ask publishers if certain upcoming games will launch on a specific console. Or they talk about whether or not a game should include in-game purchases. But according to one panel at the GamesBeat Summit Next event today, the […]

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Niantic opens Lightship augmented reality platform to all developers

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Niantic today announced it’s opening its Lightship AR platform to all developers. More specifically, it’s offering the Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit (ARDK) to developers who wish to create real-world metaverse concepts. The Lightship ARDK will feature […]

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Core Loop raises $12M to develop sandbox MMO with blockchain

New game studio Core Loop has raised $12 million to develop a sandbox massively multiplayer online game using blockchain technology. The company was started last year by mobile game veterans Vincenzo Alagna and Dan Chao. They fired up Core Loop and raised $2.4 million, but they didn’t talk about the blockchain part at the time. […]

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Zynga launches FarmVille 3 for Android and iOS

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Zynga today announced the launch of FarmVille 3, the most recent iteration of its casual game series. The game is now available on iOS and Android. The developer has been teasing FarmVille 3 for a few weeks, […]

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Faraway raises $21M to make social games with player-driven economies

Faraway has raised $21 million to enable blockchain games with player-driven economies. Not bad for a company that started in June. Miami-based Faraway is a new game studio leveraging blockchain technology to unlock player-driven and decentralized game economies and is set to launch its browser-based flagship title Mini Royale: Nations. The multiplayer game already has […]

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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes hits 100 million players milestone

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Electronic Arts today announced that its mobile title Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes has had more than 100 million players life to date. The company mentioned this figure during the latest earnings report. Note that it doesn’t […]

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Jen Oneal leaves Blizzard co-leader role, Mike Ybarra becomes sole boss

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Activision Blizzard announced today that Jen Oneal is stepping down from her role as Blizzard co-leader, which she started in August along with Mike Ybarra. Ybarra will then become the sole leader of Blizzard. He and Oneal […]

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Activision Blizzard’s $1.88B in net bookings meets expectations

Activision Blizzard‘s net bookings of $1.88 billion in the third quarter ended September 30 matched expectations on Wall Street, with the net bookings rising 6% compared to $1.77 billion a year ago — a difficult comparison since the pandemic lifted gaming revenues dramatically a year ago. Overall, the report for the quarter is a mix […]

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Netflix launches five games to Android users everywhere

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Netflix today announced it’s rolling out its first round of games. Five games will be available for Android users around the world. The platform will host five to start out: Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The […]

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Metaverse social app Flickplay raises $5M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Metaverse-ready wallet app Flickplay announced that it raised $5 million from investors to fund a social platform that will allow metaverse users to flex their digital collectibles. Flickplay is a social wallet app designed to work with […]

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GamesBeat Summit Next’s agenda is full of ways to level up gaming

We packed a lot of inspiring speakers and sessions into our GamesBeat Summit Next event coming on November 9-10. This post gives you a peek at our nearly final agenda for the event about the technology and trends that could take gaming to its next level. We’ll discuss everything from the metaverse to nonfungible tokens […]

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