mobile gaming

The new Dragon Ball game is powered by Google’s cloud

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the latest entrant in its series of Dragon Ball games this week. Dragon Ball Legends is a player versus player (PvP) mobile game that has players from all over the

Microsoft’s new Mixer Create app lets you live stream games from your phone

Microsoft’s mobile game streaming app Mixer Create is launching out of beta testing today on iOS and Android, allowing gamers to broadcast the games they’re playing right from their phone.

Game publisher GameMine inks a $20 million partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom

On the heels of a $20 million funding round last month, the new game publishing company GameMine has inked its first big deal with a global carrier. The company has partnered with the South Africa mo

What do E3 attendees think of mobile gaming?

The smartphone has changed the gaming industry landscape dramatically. As our pocket computers advance, so too does the possibility of fully satisfying mobilegaming experiences. Companies like Nintend

Mobile gaming company Scopely raises $60M

Scopely just announced that it has raised $60 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Revolution Growth, a firm led by former AOL executives Steve Case and Ted Leonsis (AOL owns TechCrunch),

The maker of Dots says it’s getting more ambitious with its fourth game, Wilds

Dots. Two Dots. Dots & Co. It seems like Dots (that’s the name of both the startup and its first game) is following a pattern with each release — a pattern it’s breaking with its fou

The next big gold rush

As we look to the next evolution of our digital ecosystem, it seems certain that virtual goods will play a much larger role. From vanquishing new breeds of digital monsters to defining a modern asset

Index-backed Hutch puts $5.5M in the tank to rev up its mobile gaming engines

UK-based indie free-to-play mobile games developer studio, Hutch, is gearing up to step on the gas and strap a bunch more players into its clutch of racing themed titles, fueled by a $5.5M expansion r

‘Star Trek Timelines’ game maker Disruptor Beam raises $8.5M

Disruptor Beam has raised another $8.5 million to turn some of the best-known entertainment franchises into mobile games. It released its first title, Game of Thrones Ascent, in 2013, with Star Trek

Super Mario Run sees 37 million downloads, $14 million in revenue in first 3 days

Nintendo’s investors haven’t been happy with the performance of the new iPhone game, “Super Mario Run,” which has led to falling share prices over concerns with the game’

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

Is VR a leap back in time for the games industry?

When we look back through the annals of time, there, etched in the history books will be "2016: The year of VR." And what a year it's been. We’ve already seen the Samsung VR launch to great applause

Glu debuts new Dash game with Gordon Ramsay

These days, if a celebrity launches their own game, it is likely with Glu Mobile. Known for their free-to-play mobile games, the publicly traded company lists more than 100 games, including Sonic the

Minecraft is headed to China

Microsoft is bringing Minecraft, the insanely popular game it acquired when it bought Mojang for $2.5 billion, to China.

Famous dodges Apple iTunes ban with web app

The Famous app got itself banned from Apple's App Store about a month ago. They sidestepped the ban by promptly launching an Android version instead, and is today back on an iOS device near you in the

Monetizing Mobile Gaming

The mobile gaming industry made $29 billion in 2015 -- and it is only set to continue growing (with estimates as high as $49 billion by 2018). But the mobile gaming industry is in the “wild west”

Activision Blizzard Closes Its $5.9B Acquisition Of King, Makers Of Candy Crush

Activision Blizzard today announced that it has closed its acquisition of King Digital for $5.9 billion, a deal that it says makes it the largest game network in the world with more than 500 million u

AWS Announces New Set Of Integrated Services Aimed At Game Developers

AWS made several announcements today aimed squarely at moving the game developer community to its cloud platform. First of all, there’s Amazon Lumberyard, a 3D gaming development engine the co

The Mobile Gaming Business Model For Freedom And Fantasy

Mobile gaming has by far made the greatest impact on -- and effected the most change overall in -- the gaming industry. From a dollars and cents perspective, mobile gaming revenue is projected to surp

How To Build A Smart Game Economy

With game developers’ main objective being to create a really good game with an optimal monetization mechanism to maximize revenue, there are quite a few aspects to planning and implementing one’s
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