mobile games

HQ Trivia nabs Target to sponsor game with biggest ever single winner prize of $100K

HQ Trivia is aiming to attract more players following a slight decline in downloads with a new, large prize. The company announced today it has bagged Target to sponsor to sponsor a special Emmy-them

Singapore-based game studio Mighty Bear raises $2.5M ahead of debut release

Mighty Bear, a game studio startup that grew out of King.com’s former office in Singapore, has landed new funding as it readies its debut title for smartphones. The startup was founded by four f

Florence invites you into an interactive graphic novel about finding love (and losing it)

The latest game from Monument Valley designer Ken Wong doesn't have much in common with the brilliant pastel puzzler, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth experiencing. Florence, available now in the

Supercell acquires 62% of London’s Space Ape Games for $55.8M

Some consolidation is afoot in the world of gaming. Today, Space Ape Games — a London social and mobile games studio founded by alums from Playfish, Mind Candy and EA — announced that Supe

Disney just launched the new mobile-only version of Club Penguin

Club Penguin Island, the mobile-only replacement for the original Club Penguin (which shut down last night) has launched. Started in 2005, Club Penguin was one of the first successful virtual worlds f

Games firm Netmarble to raise $2.35B in Korea’s largest IPO since 2010

Netmarble, one of the world’s top mobile and PC gaming firms, has filed to raise as much as $2.35 billion (2.66 trillion won) through an IPO in its native Korea. The firm said in a filing [in K

Apple gives indie gamers a permanent home on the App Store

Breaking into the App Store can be difficult enough, but for small-time mobile game developers it’s even more of a challenge as they go up against billion-dollar, global publishers that dominate

Mobile ad company Appodeal acquires game platform Corona Labs

Appodeal is announcing that it has acquired Corona Labs, creators of the Corona SDK for building cross-platform games and apps. The companies say the framework has been used to build more than 10

Skillz wins two new patents, is now helping brands sponsor e-sports tournaments

Game tech startup Skillz today launched a service that allows brands to easily sponsor and host mobile e-sports tournaments for any game titles that they like, as long as they are already part of the

CodeSpark raises $4.1 million for games that teach kids how to code

A Los Angeles startup called codeSpark has raised $4.1 million in seed funding for web and mobile games that teach kids how to code, even before they know how to read and write effectively. CodeSpark&

SGN becomes Jam City and announces a new Peanuts game

Mobile gaming company SGN announced today that it has a new name, Jam City. This isn’t the first time the company has rebranded — it was called MindJolt before acquiring SGN and then taking on

“Mr. Robot” is now a mobile game that’s played through a fake messaging app

The hit cybersecurity-focused TV show “Mr. Robot,” a psychological thriller popular among the tech crowd for its relatively accurate portrayal of hacking, is now a mobile game. Released by

GOG returns The Lion King and Aladdin to their 16-bit SNES glory

Where were you in 1993 and 1994? I was probably playing Aladdin, and then The Lion King (yes, for the entire two years), two surprisingly great 16-bit platformers created by Disney and Virgin Games. N

My Eye Spy brings every parents’ favorite car game to a phone near you

I spy with my little eye... Something beginning with F! Is it Flowers? No. Fish finger sandwiches? No. A Fantastic Feast of Fun? Well, no, not quite, but almost. My Eye Spy launches today; it's a new

Tencent reportedly eyes majority stake in Supercell, plans tie-ups with Publicis, LVMH

China’s Internet giant Tencent has been expanding its international reach in areas like games and advertising, and as part of that, the company is picking up its dealmaking in Europe. The Wall

Researchers propose theory on why touchscreen controls in mobile games are the worst

I know we're supposed to be all done talking about Flappy Bird, but I think it's justified to bring it up when it appears in a research paper about why games like Flappy Bird are so hard — and so fr

Sony announces plans to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android

It looks like Sony will follow Nintendo's cue and focus on mobile gaming. The company announced today [in Japanese] that it has formed a new business unit that will bring PlayStation titles and IP to

Farmville Co-Creator Mark Skaggs Joins Indian Mobile Gaming Startup Moonfrog Labs

The distance between Zynga’s offices in the United States and a gaming startup in Bengaluru might seem far, but it was a straightforward road for Mark Skaggs, who is best known as the co-creator of

Glu Mobile Pins Its Hopes On New Taylor Swift Game

Glu Mobile, the mobile gaming company behind recent app store hits like the once-viral “Kim Kardashian” Hollywood,” and who recently took a stake in top trivia game QuizUp, is hoping

Indian Mobile Game Developer Moonfrog Labs Nabs $15M From Tiger And Sequoia

Moonfrog Labs, a Banglalore-based startup that makes mobile games especially for players in India, has scooped up a $15 million Series A from Tiger Global and returning investor Sequoia Capital.
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