Blockchain gaming partners add Web3 gaming DAO IndiGG
Monday, November 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
Tilting Point and Polygon Studios have added IndiGG, India’s largest Web3 gaming DAO, to their strategic agreement, enabling the community to play a critical role in the companies’ upcoming Web3-based video games. Through the partnership, IndiGG members will gain early access to a large sum of NFTs along with exclusive community events and other collaboratio...
Casual gaming could get disrupted by social design
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Turkish mobile games studio Magic Games has raised more than $5 million in seed funding led by Makers Fund, with participation by Firat Ileri, and Hummingbird Ventures. Founded by former Peak Games leaders Cagri Ozturk, Ruya Celikcan, and Mert Kasar, and joined by senior industry leaders Murat Ozcelik, Anil Sert, and Orhan Tuc, the team draws from deep experience creati...
Geo localized metaverse events from OVER
Monday, October 24, 2022 by Richard Harris
OVER has launched its new desktop application, OVER GATE Console. Designed to create unique geo-localized experiences that bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds, OVER GATE Console enables users to organize, manage and customize their own live AR events worldwide across the metaverse. Leveraging sophisticated next-generation technology, OVER GATE allows ...
Monetize mobile gaming with NFT marketplace Vessel
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Richard Harris
AppLovin announced its first NFT marketplace to launch in app stores through its subsidiary, OpenVessel Technologies, LLC. Vessel, which is currently live in Apple and Google Play app stores, enables mobile game developers to easily integrate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into games to drive engagement and revenue.
"Vessel represents the next evolution in mobi...
$50M in funding raised by Theorycraft Games
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Theorycraft Games has announced an additional $50 million raised in Series B funding, led by Makers Fund with participation from NEA and a16z. Theorycraft Games will use this raise to continue building out the most talent-dense team in games and to ensure they can keep making deep, 10,000-hour games that are just better when played with friends, like the company’s...
Casual gaming for BMW vehicles is coming
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
AirConsole and the BMW Group announced a partnership which will bring casual gaming into new BMW vehicles, starting next year. AirConsole is a gaming platform which perfectly fits with the BMW Curved Display and offers a large and diverse catalogue of games. The games are run directly inside the vehicle entertainment system. The AirConsole technology enables games to be...
Mobile tower defense game stats
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Richard Harris
One of the most popular genres in mobile gaming is tower defense games. The mobile tower defense games market is especially popular on smartphones and tablets, where gamers can easily take them with them wherever they go. In addition, tower defense games are great for keeping people occupied on long road trips or flights, as they require little to no interaction from th...
Idle Miner Tycoon game passes 150M downloads
Monday, September 12, 2022 by Richard Harris
Idle Miner Tycoon has reached a new milestone in its storied history. The title, which revolutionized the idle genre upon its release in 2016, has officially surpassed the 150 million download threshold. The downloads represent the accumulated totals from both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store and demonstrate the title’s impressive longevity in an inc...
Gaming website launches from Swifty
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Swifty has soft-launched its gaming site. The site offers all major sporting events including pre-match and in-play bets across 90% of the global market and it will offer more than 200 casino games. Leveraging over 150 years of industry knowledge and experience gained by acquiring top international agents and traders to manage and grow the Swifty Gaming sportsbook and c...
Secrets revealed from developers with over 20 mobile game hits
Monday, September 5, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
My Little Universe, Squad Alpha, Johnny Trigger, Jelly Shift, and Knife Hit are just a few of the successful mobile games created by Baltic game developer Estoty. The company is known for more than 20 hit mobile games that have attracted a total of 2 billion players. So what are the key ingredients for a successful mobile game? Estoty’s experts name the following ...
App store revenue increases for non game apps
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Gaming apps account for the majority of revenue on the App Store currently. However, that is to change in the coming years. According to the numbers presented by Safebettingsites.com, the user-spending on non-game apps in the App Store is set to increase by 176%, by 2026. This increase in revenue would see non-game spending from users eclipse the spending on games in th...
Most hated apps in every country
Monday, August 29, 2022 by Richard Harris
According to a recent study by DotNek, smartphone users worldwide collectively download 250 million apps daily on average. While app usage is higher than ever, customer satisfaction with mobile apps has fallen in recent years, driving many mobile users into a love-hate relationship with their smartphones and the apps that populate them.
There is a multitude of reason...
$335B gaming app market by 2030
Friday, August 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
A game engine is software that is used to generate and develop video games for personal computers, mobile phones, game consoles, and other devices. The automobile industry generates a substantial need for game engines used to develop UI and UX design. Gaming has numerous applications and is especially prevalent in academic and professional domains. The global gaming mar...
HotPlay in game advertising updates from NextPlay
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a digital native ecosystem for finance, digital advertisers, and video gamers, updates shareholders on continuing progress made by its HotPlay in-game advertising group and game studio towards commercial launch.
Progress includes the expected commercial release of HotPlay 2.0 in calendar 2022, which, when released, will off...
Metaverse avatar platform secures $56M in funding
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ready Player Me, a cross-game avatar platform that allows users to explore virtual worlds with one consistent identity, has closed a $56M Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from other notable investors including David Baszucki, co-founder of Roblox, Justin Kan, co-founder of Twitch, Sebastian Knutsson & Riccardo Zacconi, King Games ...
Crossword game Test Express Word Adventure launches
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
GameHouse has announced Text Express: Word Adventure, a vast and challenging emergent crossword puzzle game with an exciting and visual adventure narrative and huge variety in gameplay; spanning 3,500 levels, 37 destinations, over 95 speaking characters, and thousands of unique crossword puzzles. This beautiful and unique puzzle game is packed with rich environments to ...
The metaverse dominance race has begun
Monday, August 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
In a metaverse, everything is connected. Every corner of the internet is reachable and each individual user is represented by an avatar. The metaverse is a place where the physical and digital worlds collide, and it's quickly becoming the dominant platform for human interaction. This shift has huge implications for businesses, governments, and individuals. In a meta...
Classic video games are still close to our hearts
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
Video and computer games continue to evolve and new technology has allowed them to be more advanced than ever before, but more than half of Americans say newer isn’t always better.
A new report found more than 3 in 4 Americans would still play classic computer/video games if they were available and almost half say they’d be willing to donate money or crow...
VR sports app Gym Class secures $8M in funding
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gym Class has raised $8 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from Y Combinator. Gym Class combines the fun, fitness, social, and entertainment aspects of real-world sports delivered in best-in-class VR basketball. Gym Class is set to launch on the Meta Quest Store in fall 2022.
VR sports app Gym Class raises $8M ahead of a fal...
4Players appoints new Marketing Director Patty Toledo
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Pioneering technology veterans 4Players has announced the appointment of industry leader Patty Toledo, as its first Marketing Director. Patty brings her considerable skills to 4Players as it prepares to launch new products to support game developers to create metaverse-ready, engaging player experiences, and will drive a marketing strategy to take the much-loved brand i...
Tablet gaming still important in gaming industry
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The size of the tablet gaming industry is relatively small, but it still forms an integral part of the mobile gaming industry. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Roblox Corporation was the top-earning iPad gaming publisher in June 2022. The creators of the online game platform and game creation system, Roblox, made $45.99 million through th...
Supercell increases stakes in Space Ape Games
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Supercell has invested an additional $37M to acquire a larger stake in mobile game developer and publisher Space Ape Games increasing its stake in the London studio from 62.6% to 75%. This is on top of their original $56.6M investment from 2017. They have also extended their line of credit by a further $50M, bringing Supercell’s total debt and equity inv...
$338B mobile gaming market projection
Friday, July 29, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Mobile Gaming is defined as playing and enjoying interactive video games on several platforms, such as computers, mobile phones, and game consoles. The rising access to broadband connections, especially in developing countries, has made digital gaming more accessible to a larger population. Mobile gaming has overtaken console and computer gaming as the most popular...
GDWC 2022 prize pool over $100K
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC), one of the biggest game development competitions in the world will be giving out prizes and giveaways worth over $100,000 this year. This is the largest prize pool in the Championship's history.
Over $100,000 prize pool at the Game Development World Championship 2022!
Prizes are spread across multiple catego...
Blockchain interoperability is key to mainstream adoption
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manu Nelamane Siddalingegowda, Head of Platform Development at Lisk discusses how Web3 and blockchain technology have the potential to reach mainstream adoption, vastly improving users’ online experience. However, blockchain technology is currently still in its infant stages of development, with each individual blockchain protocol siloed from each other leaving de...
Web3 gaming redefined by Souq
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Businesses have become increasingly reliant on Web3 in 2022, though according to Bloomberg, Deutsche Bank predictions and Fed rate raises may signal a recession looms. In that case, CoinDesk adds that signs point to a continued and strong correlation between recession-trending stock markets and cryptocurrency performance.
Now more than ever, ownership of digital asse...
25th East Coast Gaming Congress and NexGen Gaming Forum
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The 25th East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum will take place September 21 - 23, 2022 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City.
The theme of this silver anniversary celebration of the two-day conference is “Gaming Here, Gaming There, Gaming Everywhere.” The conference will feature, for the first time, two industry leaders' ro...
Metaverse mobile app for the masses
Friday, June 17, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
In the future, artists, gamers, and consumers will all meet in an atmosphere that encourages connection, creativity, and commerce, unlike any online environment we have seen to date. The metaverse is already enabling that future today as large consumer brands and creators begin to embrace the new technology. But thus far, engagement in the metaverse is mostly contained ...
Blockchain enhanced sports games
Friday, June 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Independent games studio SuperTeam Games has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to develop cross-platform sports games that utilize blockchain technology.
The financing was led by Griffin Gaming Partners, other investors include Powerhouse Capital, and individual contributors such as former Disney CEO Michael Eisner and MLS franchise owners Steve Kaplan...
Gala May Mayhem wrapped up
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gala, and its gaming division, Gala Games, have wrapped up their second annual month-long reward event called May Mayhem. Started in 2021, the event was designed to grow Gala’s user base and to reward as many current players as possible with large prizes in GALA, the official crypto token of the Gala Games Ecosystem.
Even in the midst of the largest drop in the...
3GoPlay subscription platform launches
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Gameloft Business Solutions has announced the launch of 3GoPlay. This new game subscription platform will bring hundreds of the world's best mobile games into the hands of Hutchison users in countries that offer the "All You Can Play" subscription model. This includes critically acclaimed premium titles such as Asphalt Nitro 2, Lego Legacy: Heroe...
Gaming app availability going down
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
Current data from BanklessTimes.com shows that the available game apps on Google Play went down by 32.96% in Q1 of 2022.
The store shed over 220,000 mobile gaming apps from the 670,447 it had in Q4 2021. In November 2021, Google began filtering apps and games, removing those not targeting an API level within two years of the most recent Android version.
Console gaming revenue increases
Thursday, June 2, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The ongoing year will be a good one for most related to the console-gaming industry. According to the figures presented here by SafeBettingSites.com, Console gaming is set to grow by 8.4% YoY in 2022. Thus, the console gaming segment is set to witness the most significant spurt of growth in the entire gaming industry in 2022.
Console games to bring in $58.6B in 2022
N3TWORK Studios Inc lands $46M in funding
Friday, May 20, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
N3TWORK Studios has closed $46 million in a Series A financing round led by Griffin Gaming Partners, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Galaxy Interactive, KIP, Floodgate, LLL Capital, and N3TWORK, Inc. As part of the financing, Griffin Gaming Partners' Peter Levin will join the Board of Directors. The funding will help further the development and launch ...
May Mayhem 2022 kicks off with over $4M in prizes
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by Richard Harris
Gala, the rapidly growing Web3 entertainment company, and its gaming division, Gala Games, have officially kicked off a month-long reward event called May Mayhem. It started in 2021, the event was designed to grow Gala's user base and to reward as many current players as possible with large prizes in GALA, the official crypto token of the Gala Games Ecosystem.