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Unity Adds Another Big Screen Option for Game Developers with Unity 4.5 for Samsung Smart TV
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Richard Harris
Unity has announced the release of the public preview of Unity 4.5 for Samsung Smart TV. Free for all Unity developers, the Unity for Samsung Smart TV public preview is available as a separate 4.5 editor installation. It will ship officially with Unity 5.0, and developers who already own Unity Pro will get all the Unity Pro features for Samsung Smart TV with no need for...
New Report Provides Insight into Top Earning Games and the Role of Regionalization
Friday, August 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
For mobile apps, the game category is dominating revenue and the game user base is having a huge impact on the various app markets. But what may be even more important than the games themselves, is the types of games and what that success means. And even more important than that may ultimately be how regionalization may be changing the “game” for mobile games.App Annie ...
GameSalad Acquires Together Games Asynchronous Multiplayer Game Server Platform
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Earlier this year GameSalad integrated the Together Games asynchronous multiplayer game server platform and now they have announced they have purchased Together Games entirely.This acquisition allows GameSalad to offer managed server hosting for all of their users that want to put asynchronous multiplayer into their apps. This feature is currently available in...
New Game Genres In Google Play Store Helped Some, and Hurt Others
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Richard Harris
What kind of apps gained an advantage from the recent changes in the Google Play Game Genres? And how can developers benefit from this analysis in their app strategy?Insight can be found in a new Distimo report, “Google Play’s New Game Genres,” which analyses the recent Google Play expansion of the game genres to cover a broader variety of games. With the update, some p...
Game Developers Have a Bright Future With Google Glass
Friday, April 25, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Game developers should keep a close eye (pun intended) on Google Glass and its potential to create immersive games. As Google points out, “With tons of tiny sensors and a screen that fits neatly above the eye, Glass is an exciting new place to play.”There are plenty of examples of Augmented Reality devices (we reported on several during GDC) but they tend to be bulky, s...
Unity Developers Can Test Drive Unity 4 Beta for Windows Phone 8.1 Gaming Apps
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
Unity developers currently have the opportunity to participate in the Unity 4 beta program to create Windows Phone 8.1 apps. This initial beta program is only open to experienced Unity developers who have had Unity Windows Phone 8 or Windows Store apps games published. Existing participants in the Windows Phone 8 beta program will gain access to Unity 4 Window...
Are Women the Key This and Other Insights for Game and App Developers from Playnomics Player Engagement Study
Thursday, December 26, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Playnomics has released its Player Engagement Study Q3 2013 which captures and surfaces behavioral activity trends and attributes of dynamic player behaviors across over 300 million social, casual, and mobile player profiles.
The study draws conclusions that game and app developers can use to better understand how players are behaving and spending at a granular level....
Wacom Creative Canvas Was Developed Using Marmalade
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Richard Harris
Marmalade – creators of the award winning cross-platform development tool – today announced that Wacom Co. Ltd. has used Marmalade to develop the ‘Wacom Creative Canvas’ – a graphic drawing application which has been embedded into their new professional creative tablet – ‘Cintiq Companion Hybrid’.Wacom selected Marmalade for its impeccable native performance and ability...