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Unity-partners-with-Kindred-to-reinvent-app-monetization

Unity partners with Kindred to reinvent app monetization


Monday, November 22, 2021 by

Kindred, the next-generation app monetization network, has announced it has been named a Unity Verified Solutions Partner, with a focus on reinventing in-app monetization and UX. Being a Verified Solutions Partner means that Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner team has tested and verified that the Kindred SDK for Unity is optimized for the latest version of the Uni...


$100M-Metaverse-fund-for-Efinity

$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity


Friday, November 12, 2021 by

Enjin announced a $100M Metaverse Fund for Efinity, a cross-chain NFT network it's building on Polkadot. Enjin is also bidding for Auction Slot 4 in Batch 1 of Polkadot's Parachain Auctions, beginning on December 2nd, 2021. If successful, Efinity will begin operating on mainnet by the end of 2021. $100M Metaverse fund for Efinity Efinity's US$100M...


NFT-prizes-for-MegaFans-mobile-eSports-games

NFT prizes for MegaFans mobile eSports games


Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by

MegaFans, a mobile gaming company headquartered in Southern California, announced that they distributed the world's first NFTs (non-fungible tokens), as prizes to players, from a mobile eSports platform. MegaFans announced in October that they would offer NFTs and Cryptocurrency as prizes in their mobile eSports games. NFT prizes for MegaFans mobile eSports games...


App-Tracking-Transparency-causes-a-shift-in-ad-spending

App Tracking Transparency causes a shift in ad spending


Monday, November 8, 2021 by

The launch of Apple's App Tracking Transparency tool has led to two-thirds of consumers opting out of app tracking. In response, the amount advertisers spend on iOS dropped by around a third, while simultaneously increasing by around 10% on Android. When it comes to User Acquisition, recent data from PubMatic shows that the share of mobile app ad spend on Andro...


Oxeye-closes-a-$5.3-Million-seed-financing-round

Oxeye closes a $5.3 Million seed financing round


Thursday, November 4, 2021 by

Oxeye announced the closing of a $5.3 Million seed financing round led by MoreVC, a seed-stage venture capital fund in Israel. The latest round includes support from i3 Equity Partners, and other cybersecurity focused investors as the company prepares to protect the world’s most popular Web applications with next-generation cloud-native Application Security Testin...


Huawei-Developer-Conference-highlights

Huawei Developer Conference highlights


Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by

The annual Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021) recently returned, kicking off an eventful weekend filled with highly anticipated hardware and software launches, keynotes, and tech sessions. The conference began with a bang, as five Huawei speakers affirmed their goal to forge a smart, safe and flourishing ecosystem alongside its partners in the opening keynot...


Steam-Founder-Rick-Ellis-talks-developing-mobile-real-money-games

Steam Founder Rick Ellis talks developing mobile real money games


Friday, October 29, 2021 by

Is developing mobile games that people play for real money the next big wave in game development?  Rick Ellis, lead developer and founder of the Steam platform and marketplace, and also a developer on Half-Life 2 has pivoted to mobile and he's making real-money tournament games alongside Ross Krasner, Ryu Games founder and CEO, and they have plenty to s...


Boost-game-developers-revenue-with-Kindred-for-Business

Boost game developers revenue with Kindred for Business


Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by

Kindred for Business officially launched a 'third way' for mobile game developers to boost annual revenues from players by as much as 400% without sacrificing all-important UX. To date, mobile gaming studios have had to rely on in-app purchases and advertising to monetize users, both of which can negatively impact the UX for players and ultimately drive ...


Protecting-source-code

Protecting source code


Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by

Earlier this year, EA (Electronic Arts), reported a cyberattack and the theft of some 780GB of source code for games such as FIFA 21 and the proprietary Frostbite game engine used for many other high-profile games such as Battlefield. The threat actors responsible for the EA data breach put the stolen data up for sale on an underground hacking forum for $28 million, pro...


Extension-marketplace-for-Agora-lands

Extension marketplace for Agora lands


Monday, September 20, 2021 by

Agora, Inc., a platform for real-time engagement APIs, has announced its Extensions Marketplace at RTE2021, the company’s flagship conference and the world’s largest event exploring real-time engagement (RTE) technologies. The new marketplace features extensions from audio technology company Bose and a real-time content moderation solution from Hive. ...


Gaming-industry-continues-to-rise

Gaming industry continues to rise


Thursday, September 16, 2021 by

The global gaming industry continues thriving in 2021, with 2.6 billion users and over $156bn in revenue as of this year. One of the biggest driving forces behind this remarkable growth has been a surge in mobile gaming, the largest revenue stream of the entire market. However, the past two years have also seen impressive growth in the console gaming segment, with profi...


Female-Esports-initiative-from-Challengermode

Female Esports initiative from Challengermode


Friday, September 10, 2021 by

Esports platform Challengermode has announced its partnership with the Super Girl Gamer Series to host tournaments across a range of Esports. This forms part of Challengermode’s initiative to support more female-led Esports initiatives to its grassroots Esports platform. Challengermode and Super Girl Gamer series partner to support a female Esports initiative ...


How-to-earn-crypto-and-NFTs-for-playing-your-favorite-games

How to earn crypto and NFTs for playing your favorite games


Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by

Gamers have always dreamed of earning real money by playing their favorite video games. That dream is increasingly becoming a reality with the rise of NFT play-to-earn gaming gaining significance within popular culture, even quickly conforming full-time jobs among many younger demographics who are incentivized with crypto rewards. According to Blockchain Game Report, th...


Asia-mobile-gamers-outweigh-Europe-and-America-combined

Asia mobile gamers outweigh Europe and America combined


Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by

As the fastest-growing segment of the gaming industry, mobile games continue breaking records and making billions in revenue each year. The most significant part of mobile gaming profits comes from Asian countries, home to nearly half of all mobile gamers globally. There are nearly 1.3B Asia mobile gamers According to data presented by MejoresApuestas.com, the num...


Growing-your-gaming-app-by-looking-at-the-data

Growing your gaming app by looking at the data


Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by

The world changed a lot in 2020. And in the mobile app industry, we saw our data reflect shifts in consumer behaviors and accelerated transformations of entire industries. People flocked to their mobile devices to do everything from getting a little Facetime with distant family to buying groceries. In fact, mobile outperformed 2020 expectations, with consumers spending ...


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Gamer's habits changed during lockdown


Monday, June 14, 2021 by

PickFu (a qualitative feedback tool), has run a series of surveys regarding the effect that Covid-19 has had on gaming behaviors. When looking at the data, they found an interesting pattern regarding the effects of Covid-19 restrictions and the hours spent gaming throughout the day. They also were able to pinpoint the main reasons why people have turned to gaming during...


Ryu-Games-accelerates-growth-of-mobile-cash-gaming-platform

Ryu Games accelerates growth of mobile cash gaming platform


Friday, March 26, 2021 by

Ryu Games announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round of funding from Velo Partners, Citta Ventures, MGV Capital, INP Capital, Side Door Ventures, and 500 Startups, which will help further fuel the company's growth. Other investors with deep gaming and cash gaming expertise include Geoff Bough, the former head of Business Development at FanDuel, David Kirk, the...


Denuvo-has-joined-the-PlayStation-5-Tools-and-Middleware-program

Denuvo has joined the PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program


Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by

As security and innovation collide, Denuvo by Irdeto announces it has joined the exclusive PlayStation®5 Tools and Middleware program. Denuvo offers its Anti-Cheat solution through this program to publishers and developers whose games are available on PlayStation®5. Denuvo is at the forefront of games security with over 2 billion unique game installs pro...


Gaming-is-a-full-time-job-study-shows

Gaming is a full time job study shows


Monday, February 15, 2021 by

With approximately 32 million gamers in the UK and growing, experts at GamblingDeals.com wanted to uncover just how much time gamers spend playing and which areas of their life may be affected as a result. GamblingDeals.com surveyed 7,933 gamers asking them to reveal their favoured gaming device, hours spent gaming, and hours spent sleeping. PlayStation places fir...


Overwolf-review:-How-successful-gaming-apps-are-being-built

Overwolf review: How successful gaming apps are being built


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by

I am an in-game creator. This may be a career title you haven’t heard before, but in-game creators and mod authors are a fast-growing community of passionate gamers who build products and services around video games like apps and mods. In-game apps are basically extensions for games that provide tools that allow players to access rich data, stats, and analytics...


Escape-the-app-launches-live-gaming-experience

Escape the app launches live-gaming experience


Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by

A virtual reality-powered live video experience which allows gamers to participate in real escape rooms from anywhere in the world, will go live with its Kickstarter campaign to help the experience industry weather COVID-19 shutdowns. Escape the App is an innovative mobile app which enhances the experience of playing real life escape rooms and virtual escape gam...


Atari-partners-with-Robot-Cache

Atari partners with Robot Cache


Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by

Atari® announced a partnership with revolutionary PC video game distribution platform Robot Cache to integrate the Atari Token into the Robot Cache digital storefront where customers can buy or resell digital games. Through this partnership, customers reselling and buying digital PC titles through Robot Cache will be able to utilize Atari's blockchain-based cryp...


Epic-Games-partners-with-Fortumo-to-launch-carrier-billing

Epic Games partners with Fortumo to launch carrier billing


Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by

The video game and software developer and publisher Epic Games and the mobile technology company Fortumo are announcing the launch of a carrier billing partnership. Epic Games has integrated Fortumo’s carrier billing platform to collect payments for Fortnite Battle Passes, game purchases in the Epic Games Store and other Epic Games content. The first country wh...


-The-true-potential-of-blockchain-as-seen-from-Ethan-Beard

The true potential of blockchain as seen from Ethan Beard


Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by

Ripple offers the most advanced blockchain technology for global payments that reaches a trusted, growing network of 300+ financial institutions across 40+ countries and 
six continents. Ripple’s open-source developer platform for money, Xpring, allows both crypto and non-crypto developers to integrate payments into any mobile application—with a wallet, new ...


Latin-America-loves-business-and-finance-apps-Adjust-study-finds

Latin America loves business and finance apps Adjust study finds


Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by

Adjust global app benchmarks data for Q4 2019 reveals that Latin America has the highest average retention rate (9.36%) for Business & Finance apps after the first day a user installs the app. This strong app loyalty is noteworthy as financial technology in the region continues to evolve and expand. Consumers continue to embrace the convenience of payment apps li...


Mobile-game-players-earning-big-money

Mobile game players earning big money


Thursday, December 19, 2019 by

The highest-earning US mobile game player, Brian Dragatto, earned a whopping $290,000 from tournaments - five times what the average American gets in a year. In second place is Randy Pfohl, earning $125,000 from mobile game tournaments. The game of choice for the top American mobile game players is Turbo Racing League, with 6 out of the top 10 US players earning ...


Mobile-gaming-industry-benchmarks-offer-fresh-look-on-industry

Mobile gaming industry benchmarks offer fresh look on industry


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by

Mobile game industry benchmarks report has been released by GameAnalytics, offering a fresh look at how gamers play and pay on their smartphones. The report highlights performance benchmarks for key metrics across the top 16 genres, including retention, session length, stickiness, conversion rate, ARPPU, and ARPDAU. In this report, GameAnalytics has also partnered with ...


MobilityWare-acquires-Jump-Ramp-Games-including-Lucktastic-brand

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 ...


What-your-zodiac-sign-says-about-your-gaming-personality

What your zodiac sign says about your gaming personality


Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by

No two gamers are alike. Everyone has their own unique interests and approaches to playing their favorite mobile games. Fascinatingly, a person's zodiac sign can often point to certain traits that not only affect your personality in real life, but also your gaming style!  The folks at Fort Mason Games— the female-run mobile gaming company that brought ...


Harry-Potter-Wizards-Unite-event-coming-to-the-city-of-Indianapolis

Harry Potter Wizards Unite event coming to the city of Indianapolis


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by

Niantic, Inc. and WB Games, in collaboration with the City of Indianapolis, announced the first ever real-world event for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the hit augmented reality (AR) mobile game played by millions of wizards and witches around the world, will be coming to Indianapolis from August 31 - September 1. The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival will take pl...


Maker-of-CryptoFight-lands-investment-from-gaming-pioneer-Calvin-Ayre

Maker of CryptoFight lands investment from gaming pioneer Calvin Ayre


Monday, May 20, 2019 by

Kronoverse Corp. has secured a lead investment in its seed round from Calvin Ayre, online gaming entrepreneur, and founder of Ayre Group and CoinGeek. The investment comes on the heels of Kronoverse’s groundbreaking announcement last month that it will use the Bitcoin SV [BSV] blockchain to power CryptoFights’ game networking layer. Ayre is a key backer of B...


Apple-Arcade-game-development-and-Stadia-set-to-shift-gaming-industry

Apple Arcade game development and Stadia set to shift gaming industry


Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by

In the last few months, the gaming industry has witnessed major shifts as new emerging services begin to take shape across various platforms. Drilling down into mobile gaming, the recent launches of Google Stadia and Apple Arcade have presented gamers with two new mediums to flex their gaming skills. However, these emerging platforms have presented new implications, cha...


Enjin-joins-FIO

Enjin joins FIO


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by

Enjin has announced a continued effort to make using crypto and blockchain technology as easy as possible by joining the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO), a move expected to boost the usability of both cryptocurrencies and fungible/non-fungible tokens. In joining the consortium comprised of more than 15 members from leading crypto wallets and exchanges, Enji...


The-most-popular-gaming-platform,-and-why-cloud-gaming-sucks

The most popular gaming platform, and why cloud gaming sucks


Friday, March 22, 2019 by

Gamers spend an average of 7 hours, 7 mins each week playing (up 19% from last year), and cloud is the next frontier for video games it seems, with major tech players like Microsoft and Google teasing their cloud gaming launches at GDC 19. But getting gamers on board with these new services will require developers to create interactive games that don’t frustr...


Publishing-mobile-games-with-Gismart-now-possible

Publishing mobile games with Gismart now possible


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by

Gismart has added an investment program for mobile app startups to its already established publishing unit. In addition to developing and publishing its own titles, Gismart also acts as a strategic partner for aspiring indie developers. The newly launched investment program highlights Gismart’s commitment to helping independent developers bring their titles to mar...