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.
Mission NFT challenge offering crypto prizes
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
Telos Blockchain presents its "Mission NFT Challenge" for digital graphic creators, offering a very attractive prize pool to be shared among contest winners. Telos believes that NFTs are both an art form and a pivoting technology that should be easily and affordably accessible to the masses. As such, Telos strives to facilitate the lowest barrier of entry...
Building AI virtual characters just got easier
Friday, May 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Inworld AI has released the Beta version of Inworld Studio, a platform that empowers developers and creators to build AI-powered virtual characters that demonstrate human-like perception, cognitive abilities, and behaviors.
Immersive realities continue to accelerate with an increasingly diverse ecosystem of worlds and use cases, gaming, virtual worlds, metaverse...
Playable NFT graphical novel Quantum Noesis lands
Monday, May 2, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
EVI (short for Electronic Virtual Intelligence) is on the verge of achieving sentience as the first true general Artificial Intelligence. But there are powerful forces at work to destroy her!
To safeguard the Noesis Network, EVI has gamified part of her security, transforming vulnerabilities in the code into audiovisual puzzles that are easier for the human mind to g...
3D geolocation capabilities for Widow Games apps
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
NextNav has partnered with Widow Games, a gaming development company closing the gap between the physical and the digital worlds. Through the partnership, Widow Games will bring NextNav's 3D geolocation capabilities to their applications, enabling more immersive virtual experiences tied to the real environments of users, and leveraging location verification to valid...
Blockchain gaming organization partners with Crypto Oasis
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
GamesCoin Group is a German blockchain gaming organization that has created an ecosystem for a gaming world that is more immersive and boundary-blurring than ever. Its partnership with Crypto Oasis is game-changing and exciting for the Middle Eastern crypto market because blockchain is restructuring the gaming industry, and GamesCoin Group is leading this revolution.
Software development costs detailed in new Boyd report
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
A new 2022 North American site selection study compares the cost of operating a software development center in a series of 25 top U.S. and Canadian hubs of the software industry. Operating costs are scaled to a representative 50,000 sq. ft. software development office employing 150 workers. The analysis includes all major geographically-variable cost factors critical to...
40 percent more companies discussing the metaverse
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Companies worldwide are continuing to talk about the metaverse, according to GlobalData, which found that 40% more companies mentioned 'Metaverse' in their company filings documents quarter-on-quarter. The data and analytics company's 'Company Filing Analytics' database reveals that mentions crossed the 500 mark in Q1 2022, on par with Q4 2...
Blockchain venture capital firm invests $110M in startups
Monday, April 18, 2022 by Richard Harris
gumi Cryptos Capital (gCC), the blockchain-focused venture capital firm, has announced the completion of raising its second blockchain-focused early-stage fund on the strength of the performance of its initial $21 million USD gCC Fund I that backed seed stage founders.
Blockchain venture capital firm gumi Cryptos Capital raises $110M to invest in blockchain startups
GDC 2022 highlights
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded its 36th edition, after a week of networking, learning, and inspiration. The conference was the largest in San Francisco in the past two years, with a total of 12,000 industry professionals attending at San Francisco's Moscone C...
NFT game Superior unveiled
Thursday, March 24, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Gala Games, the blockchain gaming platform, unveiled its latest game franchise Superior, a roguelite 3rd person shooter where players start out unpowered and outgunned, as they hunt the evil "superheroes" down, steal their powers and take on even tougher challenges. Developed by Drifter who created hit VR games: Robo Recall and Lies Beneath, Superior is l...
Game Developers Conference 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
The 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s longest-running event for professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, begins its 36th edition today, in person at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The week-long conference, which also includes a virtual component, will feature more than 200 exhibitors, over 1,000 speakers, an...
Efinity parachain launches on Polkadot
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Enjin has launched its flagship parachain Efinity on Polkadot. As the first-ever NFT parachain to launch on the Polkadot network, Efinity will support CryptoBlades and its 1.1 million users, with additional commitment from over 100 games and apps.
Purpose-built to remove the barriers to entry to NFTs and decentralized gaming, Efinity simplifies the user experience an...
Immersive AR and VR experiences from NextNav
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
NextNav announced they have partnered with echo3D. Through this partnership, NextNav’s vertical location service, Pinnacle, will provide echo3D developers with the crucial 3D location data needed to build immersive AR and VR content built on top of the physical world.
Over 16,000 developers rely on the echo3D platform for the tools and infra...
NFT and DeFi support from Umbria Network
Friday, February 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Umbria is working with Polygon Alliance to ensure projects on the Polygon network have access to the Narni Bridge for the fastest and most cost-effective cross-chain transactions.
A platform for the Polygon community to network, collaborate, learn, and grow - provides resources and support for projects in the space. It recommends Umbria’s Na...
Metaverse video chat app from Bunch
Thursday, February 10, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Since we started Bunch in late 2017, our vision has always been to build a real-time social network where people come together when they are physically apart and move from experience to experience. And, in our view, the most fun experience to share with friends, is to play games together!
Recapping the past few years
In the past few years, we have seen this v...
GDC 2022 Supercell talks
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by Richard Harris
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has announced that Supercell will return to GDC 2022 with two talks surrounding its popular title Clash of Clans. The studio will give an in-depth look into the creation and expansion of the Clash Universe, along with its move into social gaming with Everdale.
GDC 2022 Supercell talks about Expanding an IP: Case Study Cl...
Cryptocurrency market report from HyperLinq
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
2021 will be remembered as the year cryptocurrencies went mainstream with major companies, celebrities, and even nations getting onboard. What’s on the horizon for the coming year?
Cryptocurrency trading platform HyperLinq published its annual Cryptocurrency 2021 Market Overview in conjunction with Benzinga, FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, and Bybit.
Mobile market 2021 highlights
Thursday, February 3, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
At the end of the year everyone was talking about the future and making predictions, but what about the highlights of 2021? Last year was rich in sensations, new names appeared on the market, and many industry giants cooperated to enhance their power or work on large-scale joint projects. Apptica compiled a selection of the most significant events, cases, and changes th...
NFT racing game launches
Thursday, January 27, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Supremacy Games has announced the Apex Kings NFT Racing game and released an action-packed trailer video.
Helsinki-based developer and publisher of mobile games and crypto games believe players will find true value in owning real brand cars in their forthcoming play and earn the game. The company has already secured the interest of numerous global car manufacturers a...
Airnow acquires Madrid based Lab Cave
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
UK mobile app management company, Airnow, has acquired mobile growth services provider, Lab Cave, which specializes in portfolio management, App Store optimization, and launches for the global mobile gaming industry.
This deal is the latest in a line of high-profile acquisitions by the expanding British firm, which acquired MightySignal in July 2021, along with Prior...
NFT marketplace for science and technology launches
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
In response to an overwhelming demand for NFT minting and listing by its thousands of members and associated experts, RMDS, a data & AI ecosystem platform, declared that it will start offering NFT services. By late March 2022, RMDS will launch the world’s first NFT marketplace solely for science and technology IPs.
NFT Marketplace for Science and ...
Quantum, Metaverse, NFTs and Healthcare blockchains coming in 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022 by Richard Harris
Manjusha Madabushi is the CTO and Co-Founder of Talentica Software, the global leader in product development services for early and growth-stage technology businesses. She has mentored over 70 start-ups in building successful products across domains like FinTech, Media & Ads, EdTech, and Healthcare in a career spanning more than 3 decades. Manjusha is an avid h...
SRE hiring trends
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Richard Harris
Ashley Stirrup, COO at Shoreline.io shares his 2022 predictions about the death of the Runbook, the rising cost of outages and SRE hiring trends.
Prediction #1: The death of the Runbook
In the coming year, we will see runbooks fuse out. Our team has been surprised in the last few months with how infrequently people have had true Runbooks. Runbooks are a great plac...
Marketing and tech trends in 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Assaf Baciu, Chief Operating Officer, and Lisa Spira, Head of Content Intelligence, from Persado talk about marketing/tech trends and predictions for 2022.
Assaf Baciu, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer says:
Changing privacy laws will accelerate marketing innovation and out-of-the-box thinking:
The proliferation of privacy laws is thrusting brands into un...
Videogame platform catches up to YouTube Gaming
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Facebook Gaming had a dominant Q3 in 2021 which saw the video-game streaming segment of the social media giants accomplish several milestones. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, Facebook Gaming overtook Youtube Gaming in hours watched for the first time after recording an estimated 1.3B hours watched in Q3 2021.
Videogame platform catches up to Twitch...
Mobile games that generated over $1B in 2021
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Mobile games are some of the biggest money churners in the video gaming market, and the latest report from SafeBettingSites confirms the same. According to the report, eight different mobile games have generated more than a Billion dollars from App Store and Google Play in 2021. The top two games in the list have even crossed the 2 Billion dollar mark in globa...
DeFi platform expands into the NFT space
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
Umbria Network has augmented its position in the NFT space with its second phase of partnerships.
The protocol has introduced its novel Narni cross-chain liquidity bridge to a wider NFT audience via collaborations with innovative projects that are minting and selling on the Polygon blockchain. When buying NFTs on a Polygon marketplace such as OpenSea, users must brid...
Apple gaming studio predictions for 2022
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Justin Welter
If Apple were a person, it would seem they are (still) living on top of the world. Still flush with cash, flexing those privacy muscles with the final rollout of iOS 14.5 and then benching more with iOS 15, and up 29% year over year. But like a senior year quarterback with three championships already to their name, expectations are high and when they’re not m...
Metaverse experience from the Billionaire Zombies Club
Friday, December 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Billionaire Zombies Club has released its official white paper, a preview of their upcoming metaverse experience, and has empowered their community to mint "Skeleton King" NFTs which will eventually have DAO Governance and significant ingame utility. As of this writing, the BZC Collections across Open Sea have aggregated more than 600 ETH in volu...
Mobile gaming report from Tapjoy
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
New market research from MobileVoice by Tapjoy shows that despite not having access to the internet until their 20s or 30s, Generation X is just as active on mobile as the younger generations. Nearly 60% replace their smartphones every 2-3 years to stay up to date with the latest technology, and 66% actually spent more time on mobile devices in the last year. Mobil...
Blockchain game launches in 2022
Monday, December 13, 2021 by Richard Harris
Peter Molyneux, the creator of Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White, and Fable, has announced his latest game, Legacy, that will launch as a blockchain game on the Gala Games platform in 2022. Molyneux revealed the new game to attendees at Gala Games’ Galaverse in Las Vegas this weekend, an immersive event for the gaming community to celebrate the Gala Game...
NFT game Alien Worlds records almost 760K users
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 by Richard Harris
Many in the gaming industry have expressed their belief that NFT games and/or blockchain games are the future of gaming. The NFT games segment is still in its infancy but user counts for many games are rapidly rising, highlighting the potential the segment holds. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, Alien Worlds had the highest player count among NFT games...
Moonwalk NFT Utility Wallet launches
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Moonwalk has announced the official unveiling of the Moonwalk-branded NFT Utility Wallet, a no-code solution for brands, gaming companies, and creators looking to create NFT communities and deploy NFT-powered unlocks and gamification. Available for desktop, mobile web, chrome extension and API deployment, Moonwalk’s unique NFT Utility Wallet acts as a ho...
Mobile game developers are capturing female audiences
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Browsing social networks can be addictive and can cause feelings of inadequacy and isolation, even depression, say mental health professionals. However, when it comes to mobile gaming, the situation is not so dire. On the contrary, used in moderation, it could help people boost positive well-being, according to various sources.
Traditionally considered a domain for m...