Most popular 2D game in America is Sonic the Hedgehog
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Sonic the Hedgehog is the most popular 2D video game in America, a new study has revealed.
The research, conducted by online gaming experts Indivisible Game, analyzed Google search data to determine which 2D game is the most popular in America. After devising a list of more than 200 games, the study combined five common search terms related to 2D games to reveal the ...
Accelerate development environments by 10x with AI
Friday, August 25, 2023 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Rod Cope from Perforce and chatted about the 10x environment mindset for AI and how new AI tools like generative AI are increasing the efficiency and speed of developers and improving visual effects for animation pros. Even more, he explains how Perforce came up with the 10x concept, the opportunities that exist for incorpo...
WW2 mobile game Warpath reaches 30 million downloads
Friday, August 18, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Lilith Games announced that Warpath, the free-to-play competitive RTS game available on PC, iOS, and Android devices, reached 30 million cumulative global downloads, further solidifying its reputation as one of the best military strategy games recognized by military game enthusiasts. Warpath is an epic military strategy simulator that tests players’ courage a...
Top programming languages of 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
With generative AI, machine learning, and big data processing taking the world by storm, a number of associated languages and tools have gained in popularity this year. CircleCI has revealed the top programming languages for 2023.
African gaming market continues to grow driven by mobile game revenues
Friday, July 21, 2023 by Richard Harris
New data released from Newzoo and Carry1st reveals that the African gaming market is set for continued growth, driven by increased mobile gaming revenues.
According to this latest report commissioned by African company Carry1st, the Sub-Saharan Africa gaming market is projected to reach over $1 billion by 2024 and will continue to grow in the following year by a...
Multiplayer solution for game developers from Coherence
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
Coherence has announced their revolutionary network engine that redefines "effortless" for multiplayer connectivity is available now. Coherence is the first network engine that a designer can use with zero need for coding, offering a powerful set of tools that allows developers to have working multiplayer prototypes running in a matter of minutes. It is o...
Web3 adoption driven by Cronos Labs and Protocol Labs
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cronos Labs announced a partnership with Protocol Labs, the open-source research and development laboratory that builds protocols, tools, and services to radically improve the internet. As part of the collaboration, Protocol Labs will provide startups within Cronos’ Accelerator Program with the resources needed to develop innovative Web3 applications within t...
Vision Pro headset and visionOS from Apple
Monday, June 12, 2023 by Richard Harris
At WWDC23, Apple introduced its groundbreaking new technology and operating system, Apple Vision Pro and visionOS. According to Apple the "Apple Vision Pro seamlessly blends digital content with your physical space." The new headset is expected to launch in early 2024 for around $3500 USD. Apple noted that its new OS allows users to "Naviga...
Most time demanding video games revealed
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Richard Harris
New research has shown the top games that take the longest to complete, with many taking hundreds if not thousands of hours.
The study by Cribbage Online analyzed a database of completion times of over 60,000 games across PC and all consoles in order to determine which took the longest to gather all achievements, unlocks, secrets, and collectibles resulting in 100% c...
Web3 Accelerator Program from Cronos Labs
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Cronos Labs, a blockchain startup accelerator focusing on decentralized finance, blockchain games, and the development of the Cronos ecosystem, has announced the second cohort of the flagship US$100M-backed Cronos Accelerator Program. First launched in June 2022, the program targets early-stage crypto projects and provides them with mentorship and funding opportunities ...
Code editor and AI features coming to GameMaker engine
Thursday, May 11, 2023 by Richard Harris
GameMaker, the multimillion downloaded 2D game development engine, has revealed which new features and enhancements will be coming to the platform this year, in its annual update announcement.
GameMaker’s new features roadmap is shaped almost entirely by requests and feedback from its highly engaged community, with a new code editor, enhanced modding capabiliti...
Impact NFT from DEA now on the PlayMining GameFi platform
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by Richard Harris
Web3 entertainment company Digital Entertainment Asset (DEA) has announced the launch of 'Impact NFT' on the PlayMining GameFi platform. This new innovation by PlayMining allows players of Play-to-Earn (P2E) games to automatically donate a portion of their crypto earnings to a predetermined charity or person in need when an Impact NFT is used in the ga...
Best alternative app store of the year award goes to AppGallery
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
AppGallery has won 'Best Alternative App Store of the Year' at the Mobile Games Awards (MGA) 2023 at an industry gala event held at BAFTA in London. A prestigious recognition that celebrates the very best in mobile, this award is an acknowledgment of AppGallery's commitment to users and developers. Not only is it an avenue where users can easily downloa...
Polygon blockchain improvements from Bisonai and Polygon Supernet
Thursday, May 4, 2023 by Richard Harris
Bisonai has joined forces with Polygon Supernet to revolutionize enterprise blockchain solutions, offering scalable and customizable Web3 infrastructure to businesses worldwide.
As companies increasingly look to adopt blockchain technology, they often encounter significant challenges related to scalability and complex infrastructure requirements. Bisonai's partne...
NFT marketplace and gallery to launch from Trend Innovations
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Trend Innovations Holding Inc. has recently announced that they will combine two recent acquisitions to upgrade and launch a more robust version of the company's newly acquired InstantFAME platform. InstantFAME is a mobile and web application, which operates in the multi-billion-dollar digital artwork marketplace for artists to securely publish and sell their d...
Most popular games to earn cryptocurrency
Monday, April 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Public interest in cryptocurrency and everything tied to the digital landscape has seen exponential growth in recent years, garnering interest from long-term investors, traders, and global brands. The power of Web3 has been blurring the lines between physical and virtual, allowing people to earn money digitally through online games.
Renowned crypto gambling experts C...
AI content generator from YAHAHA Studios steals the show at GDC
Friday, April 14, 2023 by Richard Harris
Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2023 saw YAHAHA taking over the convention from March 20th - 24th, drawing more than 2,700 participants to its in-booth speeches, over 5,000 people to its networking party, and supporting the creation of nearly 800 games during GDC. All games were created by attendees during YAHAHA's live events and supported by YAHAHA's code-free...
Gamers attitudes towards misleading GamePlay Ads
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Nexters Inc. released the results of its research exploring gamers’ attitudes toward Non-core GamePlay Ads.
To conduct the research, Nexters asked its audience to fill in the survey form distributed right in the games, 5212 respondents across the USA, Europe, Japan, and Brazil participated in the research.
The key findings from Nexters Research of gamer...
IGF Awards winners for 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Cosmo D Studios' Betrayal At Club Low won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game at the 25th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards tonight. The IGF Awards honors the most innovative and excellent independent games of the past year and took place as part of the 2023 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center...
In game audio ads platform Odeeo sees growth in active users
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Odeeo, the global audio ads in games platform has recorded 300% year-on-year revenue and daily active user (DAU) growth in 2022, and served over a billion ads, with 10B ad opportunities created.
Odeeo connects advertisers to the world's 2.9B mobile gamers. Its record growth is driven by its technical innovation and its timely exploitation of the burgeoning audio ...
How app development is evolving
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
Smartphone applications are a ubiquitous part of modern life, we talk to friends, consume media and program our daily life using software available in the palm of our hands. Mobile app functionality has steadily become more advanced and developers have to continuously push the envelope to secure a meaningful segment of the market share.
There’s an average of 3,...
Most profitable mobile games from 2022
Monday, February 27, 2023 by Richard Harris
According to the data gathered from Statista.com, Honor of Kings was the most profitable mobile video game in 2022. The MOBA game earned $2.2 billion from in-app purchase revenue. Honor of Kings is widely popular in China, and most of its revenue is generated in the country.
Battle royale game PUBG Mobile continues to be popular in the Asian market. PUBG Mobile earne...
Online gaming connectivity solution from Edgegap
Thursday, February 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
Mathieu Duperre explains what Edge computing is, how Edgegap is helping game developers solve connectivity issues, and reduce latency and lag, plus what the limitations are for large publishers that use traditional infrastructures. Even more, he goes into depth about the findings from the 2022 Online Gaming Connectivity Report which had responses from over 2000 gamers i...
The beginning of a new age of innovation and creation
Monday, January 23, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
2023 will be the beginning of a new age of innovation and the creation of new products and services as never been seen since the founding of the Internet.
The end of the mobile app distribution monopoly, the convergence of different platforms, and the recovery of power by users and developers will unleash a perfect storm that will mark the next decade.
Nintendo Switch error monitoring from Bugsnag
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
SmartBear announced that its error monitoring and app stability tool Bugsnag now supports the Nintendo Switch system, giving gaming studios visibility across platforms and devices. With Bugsnag, developer teams can achieve better collaboration, faster deployments, and more stable applications to ensure every end-user has a next-level experience. Earlier this year, Smart...
Indie game dev platform The Mirror lands $2.3M in funding
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Mirror has raised a $2.3M Pre-Seed Round led by Founders Fund. Participants in the round include early-stage investment firms Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders, and Palm Tree Crew. Founded in Miami, Florida, in 2022 by Jared McCluskey (CEO and CTO), The Mirror simplifies the complexities of game development into a single platform, providing indie g...
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...