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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...


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Gaming on mobile data says you are probably a gamer but don't admit it


Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by

Who’s a gamer? Chances are, it’s you. Most smartphone owners in the U.S. need look no further than their own mobile phone home screen for evidence that new categories of games are changing the face of modern video game players. From the early days of arcade games to the rise of Fortnite, mobile gaming - and the rise of casual games - has democratized gaming ...


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Mobile game developer help is coming to Barcelona


Thursday, August 16, 2018 by

Tilting Point has opened a studio in Barcelona to better serve Europe’s robust mobile game development community, "as part of its mission to help quality games reach their potential scale." The move builds on the company’s momentum on the heels of its recent commitment to invest $132M annually to help developers scale great games to success. The Ba...


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Orbital 1 mobile game launches from Etermax


Monday, April 2, 2018 by

Etermax, the creators of Trivia Crack, announced the release of its latest strategy game: Orbital 1. The new title sets users on a 3D intergalactic journey to challenge fierce opponents in a rotating competition, shaking up the whole PvP (Player Vs Player) genre with a unique twist.“We’re very excited to diversify our ever-growing portfolio with this new IP,” said Maxim...


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Wild River enters mobile gaming market


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by

EuroVideo Medien GmbH and its new gaming label Wild River have announced three new games for smartphones and tablets in one fell swoop. With FIRE, Knitterbande and Ghost Tappers, the company is publishing three new titles from three different genres, intending to reach a wide audience with its new video game branch as detailed in the business strategy revealed in Januar...


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Results from the GDC Annual State of the Industry Survey


Thursday, January 25, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the sixth annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the games industry ahead of GDC 2018 this March. With responses from nearly 4,000 game developers, this year’s survey results reflect a growing level of developer interest in the Nintendo Switch, with 12% of respondents currently devel...


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First annual Cookie Jam on Cookie Day


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by

Jam City, a Los Angeles-based mobile game developer, announced the first annual Holiday Cookie Jam. Holiday Cookie Jam is a cookie competition between social media superstars and sisters, Justine and Jenna Ezarik, as they vie to have their cookie recipe featured in Jam City’s hit mobile game, Cookie Jam.Starting today, viewers can vote for their favorite cookie recipe o...


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Gamemaker 2 Studio now with Amazon app store support


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by

GameMaker Studio 2 from YoYo Games has signed an agreement with Amazon to enable full support of the development and publishing of games on Amazon’s Appstore. GameMaker Studio 2 allows both experienced and novice videogame developers to create the games they imagine. Pushing the engine to support Amazon’s Appstore continues to open the toolset to anyone interested in ga...


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Mobile SDKs: What they really do to your mobile app


Friday, August 18, 2017 by

Mobile SDKs; love them or hate them, they're here to stay. They provide our apps with all sorts of functionality that would be incredibly time consuming to build, and they give us another means to monetize our apps. Third party SDKs are in fact, quite popular. According to a study done by SafeDK, on average each Android app uses nearly 18 third party SDKs. That number i...


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Why you should make your gameplay fast (or game over!)


Monday, June 12, 2017 by

Countless mobile game publishers have tried to formulate the winning recipe for successful mobile games. Some of them seem universal and straightforward, while others are controversial or genre-specific. Not surprisingly, the indisputable ingredient that is both fundamental and critical to a mobile game’s success is simply performance. It affects every stage and each co...


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Mobile video ads install the most apps new survey says


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by

AdColony has released their Spring 2017 App Install Marketing Survey. The survey is the 7th of its kind since 2013 and will provide insights, benchmarks, and trends from the top 250 grossing app developers. Respondents primarily represented mobile game developers (75%), with a minority making non-gaming apps (21%). A small number (4.0%) represented mobile publishers who...


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Unity and Xiaomi team up


Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by

Unity Technologies and Xiaomi have revealed additional details on the recent partnership agreement as both companies scale to serve consumers and developers worldwide. As one of the top Android device makers in China, Xiaomi boasts one of the world’s most engaged audiences, with the MIUI app store seeing more than 50 billion downloads to date. Unity developers will have...


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HTML5Devconf in San Francisco Dives Into Web Technologies in October


Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by

HTML5Devconf will be once again be in San Francisco with this year’s conference held on October 19 – 20 and training sessions held on October 21 – 23.The event is one of the largest gatherings of technical software developers, designers and decision makers focused on Internet software technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Node.js and other cross platform web, mob...


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Fuse Powered Launches Monetization Engine for Mobile Gaming Developers


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by

Fuse Powered has launched a new player-centric monetization engine for mobile gaming that supports the entire player lifecycle, giving publishers the opportunity to monetize each install. The Fuse platform combines in-app purchases and ad monetization capabilities to deliver offers targeted to players based on in-game behavior.Fuse allows mobile game publishers to segme...


OTOY-Opens-X.IO-App-Streaming-Service-in-Beta-for-Mobile-Game-Development-and-Other-Graphic-Intensive-Applications

OTOY Opens X.IO App Streaming Service in Beta for Mobile Game Development and Other Graphic Intensive Applications


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by

OTOY has opened up in beta a white-label X.IO App Streaming solution for mobile developers who are looking for a quick and simple way of increasing platform and device support for graphics-intensive applications, streaming virtual reality media, and cloud-based videogames for a range of platforms including iOS, HTML5 and the Samsung GALAXY Gear VR powered by Oculus.&nbs...


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Hey JavaScript and HTML5 developers! The HTML5Devconf Is Rapidly Approaching!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by

There is still time to get in on the cross platform fun and register for the HTML5Devconf which will be held in downtown San Francisco on October 20 & 21 at Moscone Center.The conference features technical software developers, designers and decision makers focused on Internet software technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, node.js and other cross platform web,...


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Moving Past Facebook for Better Mobile Game Ad Targeting


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by

The mobile gaming industry has exploded over the last few years as Angry Birds and Candy Crush have made headlines around the world, and game advertisers are taking note. Many of these games have one thing in common: they are free-to-play, a model that has revolutionized monetization for gaming on mobile devices, opened up the industry to millions of players, and create...


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An Artist Transitions from Console to Mobile Games: Lessons Learned


Friday, August 22, 2014 by

Before joining Kiwi Inc., I spent the first five years of my career working on AAA console games. In more than two years since I’ve been with Kiwi, I have learned a lot about the differences between each platform. Previous experiences with projects like Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 were instrumental to helping me gain a bearing in the games industry, but ultimately offered...


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Microsoft Updates Visual Studio Add on for Unity Gaming Tools and Platform


Thursday, July 31, 2014 by

Microsoft has released the Visual Studio Tools for Unity add-on (formerly known as UnityVS). It is now available for download on the Visual Studio Gallery at the following links:Visual Studio 2010 Tools for UnityVisual Studio 2012 Tools for UnityVisual Studio 2013 Tools for UnityVSTU is Microsoft’s free Visual Studio add-on that provides a programming and debu...


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Google Provides Android Developers With New C++ Cross Platform Tools


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by

Google has updated new tools that are now available to game developers to facilitate cross platform development. These include: updated Play Games cross-platform C++ SDK,  updated Play Games SDK for iOS, and new game services alerts in the developer console.Updated Play Games C++ SDKGoogle has updated the Google Play Games C++ SDK with more cross-platform...


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Should Mobile Game Developers Worry That Ad Breaks Can Break Gameplay


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by

Should developers worry about how much ad breaks during gameplay affect their mobile game usage? Maybe so, according to recent research by MediaSpike. According to the company’s recent study, ads at breaks in gameplay are generally disliked, with gamers preferring ads integrating brands into actual gameplay.The study showed that ads shown at breaks in gameplay...


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Kii Introduces Beta Launch of KiiReferral for iOS Mobile App and Game User Acquisition


Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by

Kii has launched the beta release of its new KiiReferral for iOS framework. The new release is an extension to Kii’s backend platform, giving mobile app developers the ability to add social sharing and referral tracking to their apps.The KiiReferral framework and SDK helps developers increase downloads by making apps more viral among social media users. For ex...


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Skillz Real Money Gaming SDK Now Available to Mobile App Developers for iOS


Thursday, June 5, 2014 by

Skillz has announced that, in addition to Android, it is now offering its skill based real money gaming SDK for iOS. The Skillz platform lets app gamers compete for real money. For players who want to practice before playing for cash, there are also free matches available. The platform offers a game-centric way for developers to make money by enabling pay...


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Game Developers Conference Wrap up: Five Things We Learned


Friday, March 21, 2014 by

As the Game Developers Conference (GDC) comes to a close, what are the big picture thoughts we can take away?1) Console gaming still has legs – A number of new titles from game publishing titans in the industry were rolled out. Sony announced its new Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) system for the PlayStation4, Microsoft announced DirectX 12 and...


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Twitch Gaming SDK Moves From PC | Console Gaming to Mobile


Monday, March 17, 2014 by

Twitch, a video platform and community for gamers, is now offering its new Twitch Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) too enable the live broadcasting, capturing and archiving of mobile games. More than 45 million PC and console gamers currently use Twitch to broadcast, watch and chat about pc and console gaming. With more than 10 million mobile installs of the T...


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Mozilla and Epic Preview Unreal Engine 4 Running in Firefox To Scale from PC | Console to Mobile Gaming Development


Monday, March 17, 2014 by

Mozilla is flexing its Firefox gaming muscles as it joins with Epic Games to demonstrate the ability of the Web as a platform for gaming by porting Unreal Engine 3 to the Web. Epic Citadel, using asm.js, is a supercharged subset of JavaScript pioneered by Mozilla. Unreal Engine 4 is built to power the next generation of ...


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New Gamebase Reach3dx Game Engine to Power Web and Mobile Games


Monday, March 17, 2014 by

Gamebase has launched its new cross platform Reach3dx Game 3D game engine which provides support for iOS, Android, HTML5, and Flash. Based on the OpenFL framework and Haxe, Reach3dx facilitates a creative environment highly familiar to the existing development community.“There are two main goals of Reach3dx. The first is to provide cross-platform renderin...


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Mobile Gaming Under Transformation: The Profile of Gamers is Rapidly Changing


Friday, March 14, 2014 by

A new Ericsson ConsumerLab report shows that the world of games is being transformed and this transformation is being driven largely by a wave of new devices, more stable internet access and ever-increasing interest.The report shows that the profiles of gamers is changing encompassing nearly all demographics. Immersion, socialization and rewards are the key dr...


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Microsoft Offers Unity Game Developers New Incentive Program to Develop Windows Apps


Saturday, February 22, 2014 by

In an effort to continue to populate its Windows app market, Microsoft is incentivizing Unity developers to create Windows apps. Developers who qualify will receive complimentary Windows store registration, a Microsoft Windows 8 license, a Windows device (phone/tablets), a promotional package and technical assistance.Any Unity developer using Unity 4...


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Game Developers Can Tap into Lucrative Chinese and Japanese Markets with Kii’s New Game Cloud Service Featuring Unity SDK Integration


Friday, January 31, 2014 by

Kii has launched Game Cloud, a new mobile backend platform service for developers and gaming studios to build, distribute, and monetize their games. Featuring an integrated Unity SDK, the Game Cloud offers ready-to-use services that include cloud backend, player management, social integrations, usage analytics, monetization channels, and publishing/promotion all wi...


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Amazon Web Services Offers 3D Gaming Graphics Enhancements


Thursday, November 7, 2013 by

Do you want to build fast, 3D applications that run in the cloud and deliver high performance 3D graphics to mobile devices, TV sets, and desktop computers? Sure you do or you wouldn’t be reading this! Now you can build 3D streaming applications with Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2's New G2 Instance Type. The g2.2xlarge instance has the following specs: NVIDIA GRID (GK10...


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Project Anarchy 3D Game Engine Launches COMPLETELY FREE


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by

Project Anarchy includes Havok’s Vision Engine together with access to Havok’s industry-leading suite of Physics, Animation and AI tools as used in cutting-edge franchises such as Skyrim™, Halo, Assassin’s Creed®, Uncharted and Skylanders. With features like an extensible C++ architecture, a flexible asset management system, advanced Lua debugging and customizable game ...


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Leadwerks 3 Brings Native Code to Mobile Games


Thursday, April 18, 2013 by

Leadwerks Software today announces today Leadwerks 3, their new development platform for building mobile games with native code. Based on the technology developed for their successful game engine for PC, Leadwerks 3 brings a totally new approach to mobile game development. Applications built with native code are optimized to work with each platform. Games written with L...