Tablet gaming still important in gaming industry
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The size of the tablet gaming industry is relatively small, but it still forms an integral part of the mobile gaming industry. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Roblox Corporation was the top-earning iPad gaming publisher in June 2022. The creators of the online game platform and game creation system, Roblox, made $45.99 million through th...
Supercell increases stakes in Space Ape Games
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Supercell has invested an additional $37M to acquire a larger stake in mobile game developer and publisher Space Ape Games increasing its stake in the London studio from 62.6% to 75%. This is on top of their original $56.6M investment from 2017. They have also extended their line of credit by a further $50M, bringing Supercell’s total debt and equity inv...
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 ...
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...
Video editing SAAS platform lands $46M in funding
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
A video-editing SAAS platform formerly known as Toch.ai announced they have secured $46.8 million in Series B funding led by A91 Partners, Alpha Wave Global, and Binny Bansal, who is the former co-founder of Flipkart and a current investor in the company. Other investors include Innoven Capital, Pacific Western Bank, and Stride Ventures amongst others. Th...
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...
Preserve NFT data on Web3
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Concept Art House is partnering with NFT.Storage to preserve NFT data on Web3 protocols IPFS, and Filecoin.
The NFT.Storage API combines the power of IPFS and Filecoin to meet the specific needs for Web3 games, such as the ones developed by Concept Art House (CAH). By storing game assets on these protocols, developers can avail of immutable referencing and verifiable...
Machine learning training sessions launch
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Squirro is launching a series of live discovery sessions that offer practical Machine Learning (ML) training to non-technical business line employees (known as citizen developers) and business analysts.
A new offering from the Squirro Academy, the Digital Discovery Sessions provide instructor-led, practical education on various digital topics. These include learning ...
Lets create campaign launches from IBM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Richard Harris
IBM has announced the launch of its new integrated global platform, "Let’s create," the company’s most significant brand initiative in more than a decade. “Let’s create” reflects the vision, strategy, and purpose of today’s IBM. It reinforces the company’s focus on innovation and collaboration to create long-...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Who will own the Metaverse and why
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
The Augmented World Expo moves back to in-person and VRdirect is looking forward to connecting with many of the movers and shakers of the VR/AR industry this week.
For those there, or even those of you who aren’t, here’s why VRdirect should be on your radar screen.
Who will own the Metaverse and why
1) Facebook’s Meta, Microsoft, and Apple. Th...
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 ...
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 many Bitcoin addresses are being created in 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The Bitcoin network continues to witness an eye-popping activity on its blockchain despite high volatility in Q2, after the asset sharply declined from its all-time high set in April 2021.
Blockchain Centre reports how many Bitcoin addresses are being created in 2021
Data compiled by Blockchain Centre uncovered a stunning finding, as many as 488,206 new Bitco...
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 ...
Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 builds on enhancements for developers
Monday, June 21, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infragistics announced the release of Infragistics Ultimate 21.1. The newest release breaks new ground in app design and developer collaboration with the world’s only digital product design platform, Indigo.Design, that lets teams build apps up to 10x faster.
Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 builds on three key themes:
Hyper-productivity enhancements for develo...
Sonatype implements Applitools to ensure app quality
Friday, March 12, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sonatype was in search of a solution to prevent visual bugs across the variety of operating systems and browsers supported by the Nexus platform.
After implementing Applitools, the engineering team can solely focus on delivering value, while Applitools uncovers countless unexpected changes before code ever leaves development.
Moving forward, Sonatype will deploy a...
Applitools Visual AI enables Thunderhead to deliver flawless UX faster
Monday, February 22, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced how its Visual AI technology helps Thunderhead create a visually perfect experience in its ONE Engagement Hub. Thunderhead offers it’s AI-driven ONE Platform, a transformational technology for customer engagement and the recognized global leader in the Customer Journey Orchestration and Analytics market. The ONE Engagement Hub helps global bra...
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.
Game development and Live Ops are evolving
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Carbonated and AWS Game Tech to discuss how Carbonated’s custom-built, live ops platform Carbyne enables game developers to bring fresh content to players in real-time, without engineering support or an office-based workforce.
While Carbonated is a relatively small gaming studio, they have the tools to become a major player among the ...
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...
Applitools integrates with GitHub Actions and Microsoft Visual Studio
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announces integrations with GitHub, GitHub Actions, and the Microsoft Visual Studio App Center. The integrations allow developers to seamlessly add Visual AI-powered testing to every build and pull request (PR), resulting in greater UI version control and improved developer workflows.
In addition to the testing process improvements, the integrations enable...
Infragistics adds new features to its angular data grid
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Infragistics has announced Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0, which includes new features and enhancements to its Angular data grid, new theming capabilities and a set of new Material-inspired industry icons to improve productivity for developers creating applications in the Angular framework.
Ignite UI for Angular v 10.1.0 was released just one month after Google relea...
Developer kit with cloud-native support announced by NVIDIA
Thursday, May 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
NVIDIA announced availability of the NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit with cloud-native support — and the extension of this support to the entire NVIDIA Jetson™ edge computing lineup for autonomous machines.
The Jetson Xavier NX module is the ideal platform to accelerate AI applications, delivering greater than 10x higher performanc...
Diffusion 6.4 real-time API management platform lands
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Push Technology released the Diffusion 6.4 Real-Time API Management Platform. With the new release, data model creation and maintenance is simplified, resulting in faster development, increased data stream integration efficiency, and assured data delivery priority -- no matter the size or source of the data.
Easy data stream integration and management
Arria NLG Studio for BI now integrates directly with TIBCO Spotfire
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Arria NLG announced that its flagship offering of Arria NLG Studio for BI now integrates directly with TIBCO Spotfire.
Arria transforms business intelligence (BI) dashboards, providing executives with faster, more complete insights and the knowledge to take decisive actions. Arria NLG Studio, an extension that connects directly to TIBCO Spotfire, allows users to quic...
How cloud computing is changing the developer world
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
Cloud computing is continuing to change the way the world builds and interacts with technology, and the developers that make that possible are under more pressure than ever to keep innovating and pushing boundaries. With the launch of the latest version of its Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is helping them do just that, all while prioritizing what matters most: data privacy an...