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Mobile games market generated $40.6 billion in worldwide revenue in 2016

Mobile games market generated $40.6 billion in worldwide revenue in 2016

Thursday, February 02, 2017 by

First ever joint look at mobile, mobile VR and VR markets by SuperData Research and Unity Technologies shows the category equaling that of global box office sales during that time The mobile games market generated $40.6 billion in worldwide revenue in 2016 - a sum equivalent to all global box office sales during the same time period - and grew 18% over the year bef... Read More

Using virtual currency in your game requires compliancy too

Using virtual currency in your game requires compliancy too

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 by

So you’re an app developer. Maybe even a mobile, computer, or console game developer. You’ve got a great idea for a new game - an immersive experience where users will interact in a fully realized world, complete with its own economy and virtual currency. Other developers could even create content for users, get paid in virtual currency, and then cash it back out! Or ma... Read More

Unity Unite conference series focused on bridging developers and artists

Unity Unite conference series focused on bridging developers and artists

Friday, January 27, 2017 by

Unity Technologies just announced its worldwide Unite conference series. Focused on bringing developers and artists the knowledge and networking they require for success, Unity is holding eight Unite conferences globally in 2017. Creators will be able to attend them in Amsterdam, Austin, Beijing, India, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo. Unite events are unique oppo... Read More

Mobile gamers mindsets, motivations, and behaviors revealed

Mobile gamers mindsets, motivations, and behaviors revealed

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by

Playing mobile games makes people happier than using social networking apps says TapJoy in a new report.Tapjoy released the findings of in-depth research it conducted to understand the mindset, motivations and behaviors of today’s mobile gamers. Designed to shed light on this massive and desirable consumer audience for brand advertisers, the report is the first of its k... Read More

GDC says HTC Vive outpaces Oculus Rift as the most popular VR / AR platform

GDC says HTC Vive outpaces Oculus Rift as the most popular VR / AR platform

Thursday, January 12, 2017 by

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the fifth annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the games industry ahead of GDC 2017 this February.  Here are some of the many learnings from the survey of more than 4,500 game developers who have attended GDC in the last three years.Game Makers are feeling optim... Read More

Report finds American gamers more likely to buy in-app purchases than anyone

Report finds American gamers more likely to buy in-app purchases than anyone

Thursday, January 12, 2017 by

New Liftoff report says that gamers in America are more likely to make in-app purchases than anywhere else, including EMEA and APAC users.The new report analyzed millions of post-install events within gaming apps to uncover some surprising data around mobile gamer engagement across gender, geography, seasons and sub-category of game.Here's a highlight of some ... Read More

UK video games industry to grow in 2017 says new TIGA report

UK video games industry to grow in 2017 says new TIGA report

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 by

TIGA reports that the UK video games industry would increase investment and expand employment in 2017. They made the comments in their latest Business Opinion Survey 2016/17. The report was based on a survey of 50 games businesses including small, medium and large firms, developing games across mobile/tablet, VR, PC and console.  TIGA's Business Opinion Survey 2016... Read More

Microsoft Teams Up with GameAnalytics

Microsoft Teams Up with GameAnalytics

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by

Microsoft has revealed a technology partnership which introduces GameAnalytics, a tool that helps developers understand user behavior, to applications developed on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).Microsoft first announced UWP with Windows 10, as a platform-homogeneous application architecture to simplify the development process across a range device types... Read More

Unity hires some AI and Machine learning muscle

Unity hires some AI and Machine learning muscle

Monday, December 12, 2016 by

Unity announced that it has hired Dr. Danny Lange as VP of AI and Machine Learning. He joins from Uber, where he was head of machine learning.At Uber, Lange led the efforts to build the world’s most versatile Machine Learning platform to support Uber’s hyper growth.  As head of machine learning, Lange will lead Unity’s efforts around AI (Artificia... Read More

Indie game makers can now get user acquisition help from the new Game Alliance

Indie game makers can now get user acquisition help from the new Game Alliance

Thursday, December 08, 2016 by

Tilting Point, a provider of publishing services for mobile developers, has launched Game Alliance, a new user acquisition fund established to scale UA campaigns for independent game makers. Game Alliance is designed specifically for developers who want to self-publish, maintain ownership of their IP and retain all their equity. The fund’s resources will be applied to g... Read More

Why developers should consider collaboration tools

Why developers should consider collaboration tools

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 by

Software development is a game of teamwork. In the ideal scenario, autonomous teams tackle separate objectives while remaining engaged with the functions of every other team. Teams methodically track their individual goals, record their progress, and remain aligned with the overall work plan. Then these teams come together to produce a final product. Sometimes, this ide... Read More

Meet the worlds first iMessage game development startup

Meet the worlds first iMessage game development startup

Monday, December 05, 2016 by

At the Slush conference in Helsinki, MojiWorks Limited announced it's formation and seed funding from Sunstone Capital and Lifeline Ventures.MojiWorks has been founded by Matthew Wiggins (CEO) and Alan Harding (CTO), veteran technology leaders & entrepreneurs and previously founders of Wonderland Software which was acquired by Zynga in 2011. MojiWorks will be based ... Read More

NeoFur is now available for the Unity game engine

NeoFur is now available for the Unity game engine

Saturday, December 03, 2016 by

Neoglyphic Entertainment, a story company building advanced entertainment technologies, announced the release of its award-winning 3D graphics technology NeoFur for the Unity game development platform. Previously available only on Unreal Engine 4 and in closed beta for Unity, NeoFur is an easy-to-use, in-editor tool that simplifies the creative process for developers. T... Read More

Unity and Xiaomi team up

Unity and Xiaomi team up

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by

Unity Technologies and Xiaomi have revealed additional details on the recent partnership agreement as both companies scale to serve consumers and developers worldwide. As one of the top Android device makers in China, Xiaomi boasts one of the world’s most engaged audiences, with the MIUI app store seeing more than 50 billion downloads to date. Unity developers will have... Read More

Unity revealed its Q3 Games by The Numbers report

Unity revealed its Q3 Games by The Numbers report

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by

Unity revealed its Q3 Games by The Numbers report based on nearly 5B installs across 2.4B devices in Q4. Key highlights can be found below.Play frequency: Android and iOS players have nearly the same average number of sessions per day (2.4 vs. 2.38)Daily playtime: the average Android player spent 26.6 minutes on average playing Unity games every day; for iOS it was 19.8... Read More

Five women who are destroying gender stereotypes in the gaming world

Five women who are destroying gender stereotypes in the gaming world

Sunday, November 13, 2016 by

The online gaming industry has largely been dominated by men as there were very few women playing the game competitively. Today, all that has changed with the entry of women in the gaming arena who have been open to experimenting with all forms of gaming. New research shows that women prefer to play online slots machines games. We take a look at the top five w... Read More

Amazon Lumberyard opens new Austin location

Amazon Lumberyard opens new Austin location

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by

Amazon has been working on Lumberyard over the last couple of years, and assembled a team of industry veterans who are inspired to build a AAA game engine that uses the vast compute and storage of the cloud to help you build otherwise-impossible player experiences, and engage massive communities of fans. In fact, the typical developer on the team has over 10.8 years of ... Read More

How Emotion AI is becoming a real opportunity for developers

How Emotion AI is becoming a real opportunity for developers

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by

We recently spoke with emotion artificial intelligence (AI) company, Affectiva, about how Emotion AI is emerging as a new opportunity for developers. Affectiva recently announced that its emotion recognition SDK has been integrated with Unity.  Developers in a range of industries from gaming, education, robotics and healthcare, to experiential marketing and more ar... Read More

A Peek Inside Ireland's Largest Games Developer, DIGIT Game Studios

A Peek Inside Ireland's Largest Games Developer, DIGIT Game Studios

Friday, September 30, 2016 by

DIGIT started in 2012 and based it in Dublin, Ireland. Not the usual gaming capital, however it's had a great impact on the company today. Their focus is on building strategy games for mobile and browser. They spent the first couple of years of the company's life focused on the underlying technology and believe they are probably the most advanced GaaS (Games as a Servic... Read More

NVIDIA Releases JetPack 2.3 Into the Wild

NVIDIA Releases JetPack 2.3 Into the Wild

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by

NVIDIA has announced its latest comprehensive SDK for the world’s most advanced system for embedded visual computing, NVIDIA Jetson TX1. Free for download, NVIDIA JetPack 2.3 builds on the already accessible and high performing platform for deep learning, adding 2x the speed and efficiency. Not only does the SDK come with improved system software, tools, optim... Read More

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