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MEGAFANS new advertising strategy


Monday, October 14, 2019 by

MEGAFANS Inc. (Mobile eSports Games Fanatics) has launched a new self-sustaining advertising strategy, unlike anything eSports companies have done so far they say. The new strategy involves utilizing the freemium model employed by gaming studios in order to monetize consumers who aren’t converting to eSports. Operating in a $68 billion market, this self-susta...


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MobilityWare acquires Jump Ramp Games including Lucktastic brand


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by

MobilityWare, the original app developer for the game of Solitaire and creator of many other games, has announced the acquisition of Jump Ramp Games. Jump Ramp is a leader in enabling its clients to understand, engage, and acquire customers within its data-driven Performance Marketing Network. As part of the acquisition, MobilityWare will take over Jump Ramps ...


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Mobile game Warhammer Odyssey coming soon


Friday, August 30, 2019 by

Games Workshop and Virtual Realms announced Warhammer: Odyssey, an MMO that brings the conflict and intrigue of the Warhammer Old World to Android and iOS devices. Morrslieb the Chaos Moon grows large in the skies above the Old World, under its wicked visage doomsayers take to the city streets and those creatures who would bring the walls of a man crumbling down...


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Hot Wheels Infinite Loop mobile game released


Friday, August 23, 2019 by

Mattel, Inc. released the Hot Wheels Infinite Loop, a new digital racing game that brings the legendary Hot Wheels catalog to mobile devices for the ultimate smash-and-crash speed competition. With an introduction timed to Gamescom, Europe’s leading trade fair for digital games culture held in Cologne, Germany, Hot Wheels Infinite Loo...


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Unity 2019.1 gets over 300 improvements


Thursday, April 18, 2019 by

Fresh off the heels of a successful and exciting (as always) Game Developers Conference (GDC 2019), Unity Technologies launch Unity 2019.1. Unity 2019.1 includes almost 300 new features and improvements, including powerful, production-ready versions of the Lightweight Render Pipeline, the Burst Compiler, and the Shader Graph, which is helping creators and teams of all s...


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Blockchain remakes of popular Atari games in the works


Monday, December 24, 2018 by

Atari, an iconic consumer brand and interactive entertainment producer, announces that it has entered into a license agreement with Animoca Brands Limited, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (listed on ASX: "AB1"). The Agreement grants Animoca Brands the rights to produce and publish blockchain versions of the popular Atari mobile game titles R...


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The subscription based app model is working and here's proof


Monday, November 5, 2018 by

Liftoff released its annual Mobile App Engagement Index, describing trends in consumer app engagement and ways mobile marketers can adapt to thrive in the changing landscape. Specifically, the report reveals that mobile users are head over heels for the subscription model, with considerable momentum gained from last year. Additionally, the Index highlights a shift in ge...


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Ghost Tappers game lands just in time for Halloween


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by

Wild River, the game publishing label of EuroVideo Medien has announced that the idle game Ghost Tappers will be released this week for iOS and Android; this is the publisher’s second mobile game after Pretzel Land. This ambitious and expansive game for smartphones and tablets was developed by Munich based studio Diviad and will be distributed ...


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Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam teams with Tilting Point


Monday, September 24, 2018 by

Disruptor Beam and Tilting Point announced an expanded partnership between the two companies that will enable additional growth of Disruptor Beam's hit free-to-play game, Star Trek Timelines, as well as the co-development of another IP-based character-collection RPG (CCRPG). The deal has an initial value of at least $29 million and follows on the success of an ag...


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Pretzel Land arrives for iOS and Android


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by

The new mobile game Pretzel Land, published by Wild River, the gaming label of Bavarian company Eurovideo Medien GmbH, has been given an official release date. From Tuesday, 18th September, the funny simulation with Bavarian atmosphere is available to download for iOS and Android. Fans of Bavarian culture can get in the mood for the Munich Oktoberfest a few days before ...


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Game monetization models are changing


Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by

A new study released by deep-data analytics and player marketing specialists deltaDNA, reveals the evolving monetization trends within Free-to-Play (F2P) games, genres and platforms.   Based on data from over 800 million unique users and 2500 games recorded from January 2016 to the present day, the Game Profitability Index reveals a major shift in the core busine...


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Flaregames partners with MeeWow to publish Tap Empire


Friday, August 10, 2018 by

Mobile gaming publisher Flaregames announced the next imminent global launch in its Q3/Q4 line-up with hyper-casual idle game Tap Empire releasing 11th October on iOS and Android devices. This debut game from San Francisco studio MeeWow Games will be the third title from the Flaregames Accelerator and the second to launch in the next two months, with Super Spell Heroes,...


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Making a mobile game that sticks this season


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by

‘Tis the season to be gaming. With dozens of new titles expected to hit the shelves, app stores and console and PC marketplaces this holiday season, it’s critical that developers level up their strategies for a successful game launch to earn a hefty slice of this year’s holiday gaming sales pie.After building a terrific game, a successful holiday launch hinges on provid...


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Women worth more than men in mobile F2P games


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by

New data released today from deep-data analytics and player marketing platform, deltaDNA, reveals that while the gender split within mobile Free to Play (F2P) games has now reached a parity (from 60% female in 2015), women on-average are 36% more valuable than their male counterparts.Based on data from more than nine million players, the study found that when looking at...


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Atari games brings Lunar Battle mobile app


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by

Atari has announced that the new hybrid city-builder and space shooter game Lunar Battle is now available on the App Store and Google Play. Lunar Battle is a new, original Atari title where players crash land into an epic deep space adventure to explore uncharted terrain and conquer the galaxy. This captivating free-to-play city-builder incorporates arcade-style combat ...


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Your Unite Europe 2017 keynote briefing


Monday, July 3, 2017 by

Unite Europe 2017, taking place in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, has just kicked off! Over the next two days, artists, developers, teachers, filmmakers, researchers, storytellers and anyone using Unity will come together to talk about what they love most - creating with Unity.The opening keynote has just concluded and several big announcements have came down the pipe...


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BioBlox2D game helps you learn protein docking


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

BioBlox2D is a new free mobile computer game inspired by tackling one of the hardest problems in biological science - how molecules fit together.BioBlox2D is the result of a collaboration between researchers at Imperial College London and Goldsmiths, University of London. It turns the science of how proteins fit together (or ‘dock’) with smaller molecules, such as medic...


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Why you should make your gameplay fast (or game over!)


Monday, June 12, 2017 by

Countless mobile game publishers have tried to formulate the winning recipe for successful mobile games. Some of them seem universal and straightforward, while others are controversial or genre-specific. Not surprisingly, the indisputable ingredient that is both fundamental and critical to a mobile game’s success is simply performance. It affects every stage and each co...


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Tools and tips for app developers in the May 2017 issue


Sunday, May 7, 2017 by

Buzz, buzz, buzz - mobile software development marches forward and we've got loads of mobile development tips, advice, and helpful commentary for you in our latest issue. A special thanks goes out to all of the contributing editors, and the leaders who sat with us to give us some great insight on the topics inside.Check out what you’ll find inside the May 2017 issue of ...


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How to earn more revenue from your Android apps


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by

When you hear that Android app revenues are set to top iOS revenue in 2017 and that global app revenue is also set to reach $102 billion by 2020, you can be forgiven for thinking that everyone in the app economy is smiling to the bank. However, according to Vision Mobile, 64 per cent of Android app developers are operating under a ‘poverty threshold’ of $500 per month i...


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Keeping your free to play games and apps profitable


Friday, April 21, 2017 by

Free-to-Play isn't a new concept, it's still a very popular business model for many software companies, game and enterprise alike. But although a F2P platform looks very attractive to prospective customers, the downside is the wager that is made on whether or not enough customers will make the leap to actually pay for the premium items on your platform. It's this consta...


How-to-Design-Mobile-Games-to-Avoid-Anti-Gambling-Statutes

How to Design Mobile Games to Avoid Anti Gambling Statutes


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by

Big Fish Casino, Castle Clash, Double Down Casino, Game of War, Slotomania. These are just a handful of the mobile games that have come under class action scrutiny in the last 18 months as plaintiffs’ lawyers try to convince courts that popular games run afoul of state anti-gambling laws.  This list makes evident that the recent lawsuits are not limited to virtual ...


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Here's How to Maximize Your App's Potential Using Data


Monday, March 28, 2016 by

Congratulations! Development and testing are done, and your app is ready to release. Before you enter the highly competitive mobile market, you need to realize that over 2,500 apps are submitted to the 3 biggest stores daily, and 70% of apps generate less than 5,000 downloads each. In the PC era, we couldn’t update a game or any other product after its release, nor...


Leveraging-Mobile-Gameplay-Analytics-and-User-Psychology-For-Retention

Leveraging Mobile Gameplay Analytics and User Psychology For Retention


Friday, March 25, 2016 by

Ever since Apple introduced its App Store in 2008, game developers have been lining up for their share of the now almost $50 billion dollar industry. However, designing games that stand out from the rest of the crowd can be extremely difficult and is now just as much art as it science. With over 2,000 new apps being added to the App Store and Google Play daily, dev...


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SOOMLA Report Reveals Insight Into Mobile Gaming Monetization


Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by

Approximately a month ago, App Developer Magazine published an article following a Flurry report on the growth of app usage. It showed some interesting stats, including a staggering fact that app usage grew 58% in the last year alone, while time spent on phablets grew 334% year-on-year, proving to be the dominant form factor.What was left out of that report was the Game...


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Storm8 CEO Perry Tam's Insights into Holiday and Seasonal Game Updates


Friday, February 12, 2016 by

With the December holiday season barely behind us, and upcoming holiday’s such as Valentine's Day approaching full steam, we reached out to Perry Tam, Storm8 CEO and Co-Founder, to find out what his company’s approach was on preparing their games for holiday and seasonal dates.ADM: How do you decide which games to update and for which holiday seasons?  Tam: The key...


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deltaDNA Research Reveals Gender Preferences Across Four Game Genres


Friday, November 20, 2015 by

New data released from game analytics and marketing platform deltaDNA, reveals that while some traditional assumptions of gender preference within games hold true, wild disparity and contradiction exists within different genres and game types.The data from the deltaDNA platform, which has been collected from over nine million free-to-play mobile game players, reveals ge...


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The Impact of Windows 10 on the Game Industry


Monday, August 17, 2015 by

I recently discussed the impact of Windows 10 on the game publishing industry with Ethan Clark, Game Insight’s North American Manager of Strategic Partnerships. Founded in 2009, Game Insight is one of the world’s leading innovators of mobile and social games, creating exceptional gameplay experiences across casual to hardcore titles. With more than 300 million play...


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Small Giant Games Hits It Big With Debut Title Hitting One Million Downloads in Six Days


Monday, May 25, 2015 by

Oddwings Escape, a debut mobile app game title by Finnish developer Small Giant Games, has hit the one million players mark globally since its launch in the App Store on Thursday May 14th. The game is available as a free download and has been topping the App Store charts around the world, reaching the top 10 iPhone games chart in 73 countries and the top 10 iPad games c...


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New deltaDNA GO Mobile Game Analytics Platform Leverages HP Vertica Big Data Mining


Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by

UK based deltaDNA has released a new mobile game analytics product that leverages HP Vertica’s data mining capabilities to help developers better understand player behaviors and identify insights to personalize games with a goal of improving player engagement and driving long term value.deltaDNA GO helps free-to-play games by using advanced data mining and predictive mo...


The-October-2014-Issue-of-App-Developer-Magazine-Has-Arrived!

The October 2014 Issue of App Developer Magazine Has Arrived!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by

Ladies and Gents we present the October issue of ADM! While there is no way we can tell you everything inside in just a few words, what you need to know is that if you don't read it, you could be missing out on opportunities mentioned in any one of the featured articles included in this issue!   What's Inside   The Need for an App Rating Appscore Standar...


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Moving Past Facebook for Better Mobile Game Ad Targeting


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by

The mobile gaming industry has exploded over the last few years as Angry Birds and Candy Crush have made headlines around the world, and game advertisers are taking note. Many of these games have one thing in common: they are free-to-play, a model that has revolutionized monetization for gaming on mobile devices, opened up the industry to millions of players, and create...


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Game On! 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) Early Registration Opens


Thursday, October 2, 2014 by

2014 is officially going out the door as Christmas items are rolling into stores and events are opening registration for next spring’s renditions. In that spirit the Game Developers Conference (GDC) has announced that discounted attendee registration for the is now open, with the steepest discount in prices for early registration purchases ending January 21, 2015. ...


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What Mobile Developers Need to Know About UK Free to Play Regulatory Focus


Thursday, September 4, 2014 by

The online and app-based games industry has exploded in recent years. Many gaming companies have developed games which follow a free-to-play (F2P) format. The most common F2P model adopted is the freemium model.The growth of freemium games has undoubtedly entertained millions of gamers and has been a profitable route to market for many gaming companies. Consumer complai...


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Using The Freemium Model To Sell an Enhanced Experience is Key


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by

Is the app industry better or worse off with the dominance of the freemium model? It probably depends on who you ask the question. Regardless, the freemium model is here to stay, at least until someone figures out a better system.So maybe the better question is: What is the best way to provide an excellent experience for both app users and app developers/publishers util...