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...
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...
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...
Easy NFT creation with Enjin
Monday, October 3, 2022 by Richard Harris
Esther Partland from Enjin discusses her journey at Enjin and how she started by volunteering and progressed into the Head of Ecosystem. Esther also identifies the key skills that led to her success at Enjin, what kind of tools Enjin provides for building Web3 infrastructures, and how businesses and individuals both can benefit from these tools. Esther goes on to e...
$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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Plectica LLC launches VideoKit for developers
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Plectica LLC introduced VideoKit, a developer tool that provides a fast and easy way to embed flexible video features into any software product or service, including custom apps built for virtual events, multiplayer games, remote work and other apps for collaboration and socializing.
Connecting and collaborating with others remotely - for work, school, or leisu...
Phase10 now available
Friday, October 25, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mattel163 announced Phase 10: World Tour is now available on iPhone, Android, and Facebook worldwide. Like UNO! Mobile before it, Phase 10: World Tour features exciting new twists on a classic family card game and introduces it to digital platforms for even more fans to enjoy.
Phase 10: World Tour features 30 unique levels set in the Amazon Jungle for players to puzz...
Mobile gaming industry benchmarks offer fresh look on industry
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile game industry benchmarks report has been released by GameAnalytics, offering a fresh look at how gamers play and pay on their smartphones. The report highlights performance benchmarks for key metrics across the top 16 genres, including retention, session length, stickiness, conversion rate, ARPPU, and ARPDAU. In this report, GameAnalytics has also partnered with ...
Everything Unity said at GDC 19
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Unity Technologie's keynote at GDC 19 was filled with new technological breakthroughs and partner announcements that showcased everything that developers need to create, operate and monetize for today and tomorrow. Key partners and customers from Tencent, Activision, Glu Mobile, and NVIDIA joined Unity to set the stage for a week filled with hands-on experiences, op...
Scarygirl Mission Maybee comes to Zero Latency's FreeRoam VR
Monday, March 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Dark Slope is bringing the beautifully surreal world of its debut VR experience Scarygirl Mission Maybee to Zero Latency’s arena-scale, free-roam virtual reality venues around the globe. As one of the first experiences to release on Zero Latency’s second-generation VR platform being developed in tandem with technology giants Microsoft, HP, and Intel, Scarygi...
By 2020 you'll be watching sports with AR over 5G report says
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of the world’s largest network operators plan to use augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) or a hybrid of these technologies, supported by 5G, to offer richer viewing experiences to fans, both at sports stadiums and watching at home. Promising speeds up to tens of times faster and lower latency than 4G, 5G opens up the possibilities ...
Enjin blockchain platform to be used by BREC
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Blockchain Robotics Engineering Consortium (BREC) has announced they will utilize Enjin’s blockchain platform and ERC-1155 token standard for their upcoming robotic engineering system Makerverse.
In addition to a virtual 3D engineering and simulation space, Makerverse will give engineers, enthusiasts, and gamers of all levels the ability to participate in t...
What game developers can learn from Fortnite's rise
Friday, December 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Fortnite took over the video game world in 2018 and reached over $1 billion in sales, reaching every gaming fan with experiences on all the major consoles, mobile operating systems and even streaming platforms like Twitch. However, Fortnite seems to have reached a plateau with a recent study by StreamElements revealing viewership of the game has steadily declined since ...
Lineage 2: Revolution update features new holiday ingame content
Saturday, December 22, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Netmarble Corp. has released a fun, festive holiday update to the popular mobile massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Lineage 2: Revolution, including new Christmas-themed content and special in-game events featuring free item giveaways for players.
Core Holiday Updates
In celebration of the holiday season, the massive city of Magnadin featured i...
Diffusion data streaming platform gets an update
Friday, November 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Push Technology released new functionality in their Diffusion Intelligent Data Platform to increase security authentication and authorization handling, facilitate easy transitioning from REST-based applications to streaming data applications, simplify development of multi-user and collaborative applications, and enhance data compression for large payload distribution ap...
Play Android games on your PC with this new Android emulator
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
It can be a frustrating thing to finally get so deeply engrossed in a game, only to have your experience marred by a small screen or a sudden drop in battery life. With just an installation, a few short steps and account creation, you’ll be able to play your favorite games on an Android emulator that will give you an even better experience than on your phone.
iOS 12 development tips from a highly rated instructor
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by Angela Yu
While this year’s iOS update was not accompanied by visual overhauls, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive.
If you are a developer, you’re in luck. Some of the latest features deliver faster ways to get things done by providing the ability for any a...
The changes in iOS 12 for developers
Monday, October 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
It's here, iOS 12 - Apple's latest operating system, and it's chalked full of changes in everything from the user experience to under the programming hood. Along with the new OS, Apple has also released a new round of hardware, most notably with bigger screen sizes, a faster A12 chip, and the new Apple watch series 4. We've all seen the key note int...
Netmarble Corp releases Lineage 2: Revolution updates
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Netmarble Corp. announced several updates to the massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), Lineage 2: Revolution, including class transfers part 1, the anticipated collaboration feature, and the additional updates to Academy Clan.
Launched worldwide in November 2017, Lineage 2: Revolution continues to be one of the most popular MMORPGs due to its innovat...
Looney Tunes is back in a fun mobile format
Monday, August 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem development has been announced by Scopely. The new mobile multiplayer role-playing game, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, that brings an entire world of Looney Tunes characters together to do battle on your mobile screen with anvils, boulders and other ACME devices of destruction. Packed with player vs. player insanity, the mayh...
New AR shark game is probably funner than Shark Week was this year
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
A new AR-networked game focused on protecting the ruler of the seas from pollution has been released by Krikey and Conservation International to put a fin-tastic twist on Shark Week. The AR app launched a shark game to put the impact of ocean pollution right in the hands of mobile gamers and Shark Week fans.
The game takes place wherever you are, turning your surroun...
How Nintendo proves some people hate the app stores
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
When Nintendo announced that it’s bringing back the NES Classic console on June 29th my first thought was...why? It's a proven platform there's no doubt, but you can walk into any used video game store across the land and pickup the actual vintage console for around $100 bucks. Or just cruise Ebay and you'll find the console, controllers, 25 cartridge games, the zapper ...
GDC 2018 breaks attendance records
Monday, April 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended after a week of networking, learning and inspiration. This year, the event saw a record attendance of 28,000 industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 19-23. GDC and VRDC will be returning to the Moscone Convention Center on Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019. The call for submi...
FoxNext acquires Cold Iron Studios
Thursday, January 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
FoxNext Games has acquired Bay Area-based game developer Cold Iron Studios, known for its expertise in massively multiplayer online games. The studio’s first game will be a shooter for PC and consoles set in the cinematic universe of the Alien franchise, expanding FoxNext’s catalogue and footprint across all platforms.“Cold Iron Studios has amazing design, craftsmanship...
Making a mobile game that sticks this season
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by Nelson Rodriguez
‘Tis the season to be gaming. With dozens of new titles expected to hit the shelves, app stores and console and PC marketplaces this holiday season, it’s critical that developers level up their strategies for a successful game launch to earn a hefty slice of this year’s holiday gaming sales pie.After building a terrific game, a successful holiday launch hinges on provid...
Converting 1.4M lines of code from Flash to Haxe
Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
FlowPlay has announced the completion of an extensive overhaul of the company’s flagship social casino game, Vegas World. The relaunch follows nearly eighteen months of engineering work focused on improving key elements of the user interface including the conversion of all graphics from vector to bitmaps and rebuilding the client-side application to transform the front-...
Learning ARKit for the average iOS developer
Monday, November 6, 2017 by Angela Yu
Augmented Reality is not new and developers already have tools to create augmented reality (AR) apps. But with Apple’s brand-new ARKit, we’re going to see a massive shift in the landscape as this new framework simplifies the process of building AR experiences for iPhone and iPad. With ARKit in their arsenal, developers are presented with a golden opportunity a...
Atari games brings Lunar Battle mobile app
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Atari has announced that the new hybrid city-builder and space shooter game Lunar Battle is now available on the App Store and Google Play. Lunar Battle is a new, original Atari title where players crash land into an epic deep space adventure to explore uncharted terrain and conquer the galaxy. This captivating free-to-play city-builder incorporates arcade-style combat ...
Are app store subscription models right for your app
Friday, October 6, 2017 by Mark Rosner
While advertising and in-app purchases are the methods of monetization app marketers are probably most familiar with, subscription-based models may be the most overlooked. But subscriptions offer publishers benefits like a predictable, long-term revenue stream, and higher average revenue per user (ARPU) versus ads or IAPs. Subscriptions can also be deeply engaging for u...
Mira raises $1M for their AR headset Prism
Monday, September 25, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Mira has recently raised $1 million Seed Plus funding round led by Greylock Partners, Founders Fund Angel, and Macro Ventures, bringing Mira’s total funding raised to date to $2.5 million. The additional funding will be used to provide more resources to the burgeoning developer community and bolster Mira’s content partnership initiatives. Additionally, Mira announced th...
Multiplayer arena and game builder released by uGen World
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
uGen World, an indie game studio, has announced the launch of a cross-platform virtual playground for gamers to build, share, and play called Q.U.I.R.K.. Q.U.I.R.K. (Quantum Universe Interaction and Replication Kit) is directed by user feedback and fueled by user-generated content so players can enjoy an ever-changing selection of fun and innovative games. Q.U.I.R.K. al...