E bike software Starmatter launches from Verge Motorcycles
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
The Starmatter platform announced by electric superbike manufacturer Verge Motorcycles is shaking up the entire vehicle industry. Starmatter offers automatic over-the-air updates (OTA), allowing Verge customers to access new functions and improvements for their motorcycles. In addition, the platform includes capabilities to utilize artificial intelligence and machine le...
Mobile gaming cross platform Pley brings games to the web
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 by Richard Harris
Pley, the cross-platform solution that makes mobile games playable on the web, announced a partnership with Tilting Point to distribute its farming simulation game Homesteads: Dream Farm. Pley’s complete solution has enabled Tilting Point and game developer Enixan to port and distribute the title on Pley’s "native web" browser platform, e...
Crypto and mobile gaming intersect says adjoe report
Friday, November 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Adtech solutions provider adjoe unveils insightful data on mobile gaming behaviors among crypto app users.
In this analysis, adjoe utilized first-party data and shared behavioral insights from over 20 million crypto wallet users worldwide, spanning January to July 2023. The study explored users’ time spent in crypto wallets, their interactions with mobile gamin...
Future of game development report from Xsolla
Thursday, November 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
Xsolla released its inaugural edition of "The Xsolla Report: The State of Play." This resource is designed to serve as a strategic compass for everyone involved in the ever-evolving gaming industry and game development community.
Xsolla announces game-changing insights for the future of gaming and game development: A preliminary analysis of 2...
Forge beta launches to reward gamers for their achievments
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Forge, the video game platform that connects and rewards gamers for their gaming achievements and ongoing play has opened to players in beta. The platform announced a $11 million seed funding round, led by Makers Fund, BITKRAFT Ventures, and Animoca Brands, with participation from Hashkey Capital, Polygon Ventures, Formless Capital, and Adaverse. Forge’s...
Unity price changes result in developers revolting
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
The world of video game creation is always changing, with developers always looking for the best tools to make their games. For a long time, many have chosen Unity because it was easy to use and had clear costs. But recently, Unity changed how they charge, and it's caused a lot of upset. Many developers feel let down and are thinking about using different tools. Thi...
Emergence web3 SDK for game developers from Crucible
Tuesday, August 1, 2023 by Richard Harris
Crucible continues to create new standards and essential tools for developers with the launch of Emergence SDK. The software development kit, developed with the Open Meta Association, is available to developers building on Unreal Engine. This new and innovative set of tools has already been downloaded over 33,000 times and adopted by 3% of total active Unreal developers...
Multiplayer solution for game developers from Coherence
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
Coherence has announced their revolutionary network engine that redefines "effortless" for multiplayer connectivity is available now. Coherence is the first network engine that a designer can use with zero need for coding, offering a powerful set of tools that allows developers to have working multiplayer prototypes running in a matter of minutes. It is o...
Nintendo Switch error monitoring from Bugsnag
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 by Richard Harris
SmartBear announced that its error monitoring and app stability tool Bugsnag now supports the Nintendo Switch system, giving gaming studios visibility across platforms and devices. With Bugsnag, developer teams can achieve better collaboration, faster deployments, and more stable applications to ensure every end-user has a next-level experience. Earlier this year, Smart...
1st anniversary of WebAR SDK
Monday, November 7, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Blippar celebrates the first anniversary of its WebAR SDK. The powerful tool enables developers to implement key AR behaviors in products while delivering the levels of engagement, immersion, and innovation that users are seeking.
"At Blippar, we believe the power of AR needs to be in the hands of creators. We have over 100k creatives using our platforms - from ...
HotPlay in game advertising updates from NextPlay
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a digital native ecosystem for finance, digital advertisers, and video gamers, updates shareholders on continuing progress made by its HotPlay in-game advertising group and game studio towards commercial launch.
Progress includes the expected commercial release of HotPlay 2.0 in calendar 2022, which, when released, will off...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Walkie talkie app creator Picslo Corp lands $3.25M in funding
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Picslo Corp. has announced a funding round of $3.25 million led by Heroic Ventures and followed by additional investments from TI Platform Ventures, LDV Partners, Partech, Diaspora Ventures, Breega, and Kima Ventures. Leader of one of the world’s fastest-growing audio communities, Picslo is the developer of Walkie-talkie, a popular audio-based social media app aim...
Ontology partners with bloXmove
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Richard Harris
Ontology, the project bringing trust, privacy, and security to Web3 through decentralized identity and data solutions, has announced a partnership with bloXmove, a business-to-business mobility blockchain platform designed to simplify travel across multiple forms of transportation by connecting mobility apps and reducing the need for users to switch between them.
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...
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.
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...
App tracking transparency and your API calls
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Richard Harris
Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature is billed as a win for consumer data rights, with Apple vying for leadership as a global defender of privacy. But regardless of whether it’s good for you or not, the move has the potential to seriously disrupt apps and APIs that depend on the Identifier for Advertisers or IDFA. What’s more, even if an app d...
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...
Unity asset store gets new AdInMo SDK
Thursday, March 4, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
AdInMo’s InGamePlay™ brand advertising SDK is now available to all mobile game creators via the Unity Asset Store, the global marketplace where game developers source third party assets, tools and services.
Designed by game developers for game developers, AdInMo’s Unity SDK integration is a simple UNITY texture replacement that enables mobile game d...
App design to code system from IndigoDesign expands
Monday, February 1, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Indigo.Design announced the public preview of Indigo.Design App Builder. The new tool, created by software maker Infragistics, expands the Indigo.Design design-to-code system by providing designers and developers a common cloud-based platform to build and iterate UI/UX designs in real time, all while using the design tools they prefer. Once their UI is pixel-perfect, us...
NextNav releases a Unity plug-in for Pinnacle
Thursday, December 10, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
NextNav announced the release of a Unity plug-in for its vertical positioning service, Pinnacle, which delivers precise altitude data to unlock 3D experiences for geolocation applications. NextNav’s Unity plug-in makes it easy for developers to integrate vertical location into any application built with the Unity engine, including games, training applications, ind...
AudioMob runs competition for aspiring games developers and students
Friday, September 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AudioMob ,and pioneers of the audio advertising format in mobile games, announced one of the most exciting game jams of the year! It has been designed for Indie developers and students looking to break into the industry and the prizes are some of the best a game jam could offer.
AudioMob’s ‘Resonate’ competition is aligned tightly w...
GDC 2021 event lineup
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Informa Tech, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), have revealed a new structure for virtual and physical GDC events for the rest of 2020 and 2021, which are continuing to evolve due to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the inability to meet in person for the near future, organizers are expanding multiple aspects of its program. GDC 202...
Zappar computer vision libraries now available as SDKs
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
"The release of Universal AR is...
ADTRAN signs joint development project with Orange
Monday, April 27, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
ADTRAN, Inc. announced they have signed a joint development project with Orange as part of its Access Renewal and Evolution Strategy (ARES) program. The partnership is focused on the application of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology to fixed fiber access networks.
“For Orange, the evolution of our Fixed Access Optical Network represents a challenge an...
Business solution built for Unity 3D
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 by Richard Harris
One of the greatest challenges faced by game-makers is balancing precious resources: it is the tension between creating what they and their players love, and the need to include complex business functionality. Launching today, Beamable is a new enterprise that enables game-makers to turn their products into scalable, sustainable businesses by incorporating best-of-class...
Global gaming industry in 2019
Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Mobile is on track to dominate the estimated $152 billion global gaming industry in 2019, accounting for 45% of the market. To help app developers and advertisers take advantage of this meteoric growth, Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement, fraud prevention, and cybersecurity, has become the first mobile measurement partner in Unity Technologies’ Veri...
Panion social app fights loneliness in Sweden
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
When Melanie Aronson moved from New York City to Malmö, Sweden 5 years ago, she quickly realized that making friends in this new part of the globe would be very difficult. As an immigrant in the country that continuously ranked number 1 as the hardest place to make new friends, Melanie struggled, and as a researcher at Lund University, focused on integration, she realiz...