Unity partners with Kindred to reinvent app monetization
Monday, November 22, 2021 by Russ Scritchfield
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...
Mobile gaming market turned upside down by Netflix
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Mike Gadd
Stranger Things have happened but at the beginning of November, the global streaming giant Netflix announced that it is moving into the mobile gaming market.
Though it's a low-key debut by Netflix standards, with just five mobile games initially available to download through its app on Android smartphones (with two focused on the entertainment juggernaut's 80...
$100M Metaverse fund for Efinity
Friday, November 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
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
NFT prizes for MegaFans mobile eSports games
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
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...
Huawei Developer Conference highlights
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
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...
iOS 15 benchmark updates from AppsFlyer
Monday, November 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AppsFlyer is back with an updated data set for iOS14+ Benchmarks.
iOS 15 adoption hits 30% after 5 weeks since the release
The share of users who have upgraded their operating systems to version 15 has only reached 30% as Apple has yet to push this update among its users. Adoption is slower than usual, iOS 14 reached 40% in the same time frame.
iOS Shopping app...
Steam Founder Rick Ellis talks developing mobile real money games
Friday, October 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
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
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
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 ...
Huawei Developer Conference 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by Richard Harris
From 22nd to 24th October, Huawei Developer Conference 2021 (HDC 2021) will return to bring the latest industry trends, exciting announcements, and highly anticipated online keynotes to developers across the globe.
Featuring three days filled with numerous sessions, developers can expect to hear the latest on Huawei’s HarmonyOS and HMS Core 6.0 technology, with...
App economy insights from Adjust
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Richard Harris
Mobile marketing analytics platform Adjust has announced the results of a global interactive Partner Benchmarks report that shows the app economy is expanding worldwide, even as growth drivers vary by geography. The global study analyzed over 270 advertising networks with 6 billion paid installs from more than 5,000 apps, across nearly 250 countries and 12 verticals.
Protecting source code
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Nigel Thorpe
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...
Hedera Hashgraph ecosystem expands
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Hedera Governing Council has announced the approval of a plan to allocate 10.7 billion hbars (approximately 20% of total supply), currently worth US $5 billion as of September 16th, 2021, towards the development of the Hedera ecosystem. The resolution was approved at the July 14th Governing Council meeting, at which time the value of the allocation was approximately...
Gaming industry continues to rise
Thursday, September 16, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
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
Friday, September 10, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
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
Free AI solution for developers from Kythera AI
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kythera AI has begun publicly distributing its AI middleware as a Gem with the Linux Foundation’s new Open3D game engine (O3DE).
Free AI solution for developers from Kythera AI
Previously only available to commercial clients, Kythera AI will now distribute their toolset as a binary Gem packaged with O3DE, becoming the first middleware provider to make its ad...
How to earn crypto and NFTs for playing your favorite games
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
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...
Tech hiring surges in 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Tech job postings increased 16% in the second quarter of 2021, with locations, occupations, skills, and employers across the country experiencing strong quarter-over-quarter growth, according to the Q2 2021 Tech Job Report from Dice, a DHI Group, Inc. brand (NYSE: DHX).
Nationwide tech hiring surges in the second quarter of 2021
Asia mobile gamers outweigh Europe and America combined
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
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...
2021 hackathon from NEAR
Friday, August 13, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
NEAR announced the first in a series of NEAR MetaBUIDL hackathons with $1 million in prizes until the end of the year. The first MetaBUIDL Hackathon runs from Aug 27 to Sep 12. Registration is open now.
Speakers and Activities at the 2021 hackathon from NEAR
They think it's a great opportunity for anyone interested in solving real-world problems that coul...
Growing your gaming app by looking at the data
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by Andrey Kazakov
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 ...
Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Organizers of the 21st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) have revealed the recipients of this year’s Pioneer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Fulp, creator of Newgrounds and trailblazer of the Macromedia Flash games that helped define a generation of indie developers, will receive the Pioneer Award, while influential game designer with 28 years ...
Mobile action genre games revenue increases
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The Action genre is one of the most popular categories in mobile games. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the Action genre experienced the highest YoY growth in the US among mobile game genres from H1 2020 to H1 2021 – 103.8%.
Action Genre Generated $436M In H1 2021 – 104% Increase From H1 2020
Mobile games are the most lucrative segme...
Gamer's habits changed during lockdown
Monday, June 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
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...
Uptodown: An alternative to Google Play
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The Uptodown app market has more than 130 million active users per month, and more than 450 monthly downloads of their more than 4 million APKs available. The company operates worldwide and it is localized to 15 different languages. The Spanish-based company was born in 2020 in Málaga and founded as a University Project in 2002. Recently we intervi...
GameBake launched for developers to reach new markets around the globe
Thursday, May 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
GameBake is thrilled to announce it has launched its distribution service for mobile games developers and publishers that wish to reach new markets across the globe.
GameBake provides the infrastructure and knowledge needed for developers and publishers to publish their games on a variety of high-quality platforms beyond Google Play and the Apple App Store. Accessibl...
4 Reasons Python is taking over the world
Friday, April 23, 2021 by Calvin Hendryx-Parker
Every engineer knows that the most important rule in the book is the one about using the right tool for the job. What’s “right” may be a touch subjective, however. What are you most comfortable with? What standards do you need to adhere to? Does your team have specific preferences? In software engineering, these questions and the multitude of programmi...
Mobile app growth report from Adjust has been released
Monday, April 12, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Adjust released its second global Mobile App Growth Report, in collaboration with Facebook*. Charting app growth and retention trends in 2020, the report demonstrates the extraordinary resilience of the app economy, with the strongest growth in APAC, MENA and South America. Gaming is the world’s fastest-growing vertical, led by Argentina, while Indi...
Atari expands partnership with Chain Games
Friday, March 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Atari® announced that they will expand their existing partnership with Chain Games to integrate into the upcoming Atari Multiverse experience. As a part of this expansion, Chain Games and Atari will develop a region within the Atari Multiverse where users can experience their collaborative efforts, including brand new interactive experiences provided by both pa...
Ryu Games accelerates growth of mobile cash gaming platform
Friday, March 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
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...
Infrastructure as code announced by env0
Monday, March 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 announced the company’s enterprise-grade Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automation platform featuring self-hosted agents, SAML (Security Assertion Mark-up Language) authentication support and SOC2 Type 2 certification. The enhanced platform delivers production proven remote-run workflow management and a new security framework to empower user deployments and dir...
Denuvo has joined the PlayStation 5 Tools and Middleware program
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
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
Monday, February 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
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
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Andre Liverod
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...
AMD 6800 XT GPU Mining and the rise of AMD stock
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Richard Harris
AMD, whose share price nearly doubled in 2020, seems to have enough momentum to replicate its performance in 2021.
According to the research data analyzed and published by Finaria, AMD’s share price shot up by 99.98% in 2020. It ranks second out of 31 stocks on the IBD Electronics-Semiconductor Fabless Industry group. On the IBD stock checkup tool, it has a rat...
Game developing from home in 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
More Games Being Made at Home: With the growing ability to work remotely through the cloud, game developers around the world are looking at a scenario where they don’t have to be in the studio to make AAA games. This trend will fundamentally shift how studios approach hiring and developing talent, and how they help improve things like employee work/life balance.