How the pandemic jump-started mobile gaming’s social evolution

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We are now entering a new phase in the mobile gaming era where games are increasingly becoming social networks. Read More.

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Spatial launches AR social workspace on mobile

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Spatial has unveiled its social augmented reality workspace on mobile, allowing people to log into its 3D experiences from smartphones. Read More.

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Pokerface maker Comunix raises $30M for social mobile games

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Comunix, the maker of the hit game Pokerface, has raised $30 million in funding to reinvent social gaming experiences. GamesBeat Mobile Ben Simon category-/Games/Card Games/Poker & Casino Games Comunix DeanBeat Mobile and Social mobile games Pokerface

BlueStacks launches creator tools for mobile game modding

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BlueStacks is launching its Creator Studio & Creator Hub, which will enable mobile game players to mod their games. Read More.

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Tripledot Studios raises $116M for mobile games

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Tripledot Studios has raised $116 million in its ambition to be the next giant company in mobile games. It's well on its way. Read More.

Turkey’s Spyke Games raises $55M for casual mobile games

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Spyke Games has raised $55 million to make casual and social mobile games. Entrepreneur GamesBeat Mobile Barkin Basaran category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Fuat Co?kun

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Brainlabs acquires social ad creative studio Consumer Acquisition

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Digital marketing agency Brainlabs has acquired the social ad creative studio Consumer Acquisition. GamesBeat Mobile Social Brainlabs Brian Bowman category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services Consumer Acquisition

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Minds raises $10M for decentralized and encrypted social network and messaging app

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Minds, a crypto social network, has raised $10 million from the tech freedom group Futo for its decentralized communications. GamesBeat Mobile Social category-/News cryptocurrency DeanBeat Mobile and Social encryption instant messaging Minds social network

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Adjust: Mobile gaming accounts for 50% of user acquisition spending

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Gaming remains the largest category for spending on user acquisition on mobile devices, according to mobile marketing analytics platform Adjust.

Electronic Arts unveils mobile game The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth

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Electronic Arts announced it is working on a free-to-play mobile game dubbed The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth. GamesBeat Mobile DeanBeat Mobile and Social Electronic Arts Middle-earth Enterprises Mobile gaming Saul Zaentz Company

Robert Antokol: Mobile gaming sees more changes in 6 months than other industries see in years

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Niantic acquires Mayhem to boost social gaming communities

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Pokémon Go creator Niantic has acquired social gaming community platform Mayhem to bring greater social activity to its games. Business Games Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social John Hanke mayhem Mobile gaming Niantic Pokemon Go

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Glu leaders depart Electronic Arts as EA Mobile sets mobile strategy

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The top leaders of Glu Mobile, CEO Nick Earl and chief operating officer Eric Ludwig, have decided to leave Electronic Arts in late August. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social EA EA Mobile Glu Mobile Jeff Karp Mobile gaming Nick Earl

Murka Games expands in casual mobile games with acquisition of Mobile Deluxe

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Social casino game maker Murka has expanded its reach with the acquisition today of Mobile Deluxe, a maker of Solitaire games. Read More.

Trailmix launches Love & Pies ‘snackable’ mobile game

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Trailmix is launching its casual mobile game Love & Pies as a snack for gamers who want to sink their teeth into a good story. Read More.

Game Jolt launches mobile app for Gen Z gamers and creators

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Game Jolt has launched its social platform for fans of video games as a mobile app for iOS and Android today. Read More.

Adjust Datascape offers advanced analytics for mobile app marketers

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Adjust today launched Adjust Datascape, an advanced analytics solution designed to deliver critical business and performance for mobile apps. apps Data Mobile Adjust Adjust Datascape category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services DeanBeat Mobile and Social Simon "Bobby" Dussart

Tapjoy says 50% of mobile gamers prefer free ad-based games

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Mobile ad and monetization firm Tapjoy says gamers prefer free ad-based games over pay to play titles and in-app purchases. Read More.

Singular: TikTok and Apple Search Ads are hooking mobile users

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TikTok and Apple Search Ads are rising stars among mobile ad networks, according to measurement firm Singular's 2021 ROI Index. Read More.

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Hadi raises $5.2M for casual mobile games

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Mobile games developer and publisher Hadi has raised $5.2 million dollars in seed funding to build casual mobile games. Read More.

Order of Meta raises $1.5M for mobile shooter game

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million from Play Ventures and others for a mobile shooter game. Helsinki-based Order of Meta has raised $1.5 Read More.

Now.gg gives 95% cut to mobile game devs and launches NFT monetization

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has launched a mobile cloud platform and it has now introduced a generous revenue split and NFT monetization for the devs. Now.gg Read More.

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Whaleapp hits 40M mobile game downloads thanks to Blitz: Rise of Heroes

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Whaleapp has hit 40 million mobile game downloads thanks to Blitz: Rise of Heroes, the first midcore the company has launched. Read More.

App Annie: Smartphone users spent 3.8 trillion hours on mobile in 2021

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trillion hours on mobile in 2021, according to mobile data and analytics firm App Annie. apps GamesBeat Mobile App Annie category-/Internet & Telecom/Mobile & Wireless/Mobile Apps & Add-Ons DeanBeat Mobile and Social Lexi Sydow

Donut Lab raises $2.3M in funding for Kids vs Zombies mobile shooter

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million in a new funding round for its Kids vs Zombies mobile shooter, which is in early testing. Donut Lab has raised $2.3 Read More.

Scopely invests $50M in 3 European mobile game studios

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Putting its own funding to work, Scopely has invested $50 million in European mobile game studios: Omnidrone, Pixel Toys, and Tag Games. Read More.

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Nifty Games launches NFL Clash head-to-head mobile game

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Nifty Games launched its NFL Clash head-to-head mobile game around the world. It hopes to find a new kind of sports fan who prefers action. Read More.

BlueStacks launches free cloud gaming service for mobile games

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BlueStacks is releasing its latest product, BlueStacks X, which is a cloud-based gaming streaming service for mobile games. Read More.

Mobile game makers evaluate the uncertainties of iOS gaming

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The future looks bright in mobile games, but it's a fuzzy bright. There is a lot of uncertainty on iOS in particular. Read More.

Quicksave Interactive has raised $1.3M for HTML5 social games

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million to make HTML5-based social games that can reach users easily. Quicksave Interactive, a new game studio in Helsinki, has raised $1.3 Read More.

Activision Blizzard creates new mobile studio for Call of Duty

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Activision Blizzard has created a mobile game studio for the Call of Duty franchise. GamesBeat Mobile Activision Blizzard Activision Blizzard earnings Call of Duty Call of Duty: Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Daniel Alegre DeanBeat Mobile and Social

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Tilting Point opens a mobile game studio in Russia

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Mobile game publisher and marketer Tilting Point has opened a 20-person game studio in St. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games category-/Internet & Telecom/Mobile & Wireless/Mobile Apps & Add-Ons DeanBeat Mobile and Social Mobile gaming russia St.

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Netflix will launch Exploding Kittens animated cartoon series and mobile game

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Netflix is doubling down on games with the upcoming launch of an Exploding Kittens mobile game and an animated cartoon series. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Arts & Entertainment/TV & Video DeanBeat Mobile and Social Elan Lee Exploding Kittens Leanne Loombe Netflix The Oatmeal

Tempr raises $5M to reboot user acquisition for mobile marketers

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Tempr has raised $5 million for its prediction and automation platform aimed at rebooting the way user acquisition is done by mobile marketers. GamesBeat Marketing Mobile category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services Cloe Dana DeanBeat Mobile and Social predictions Tempr

Tapjoy: U.S. mobile gaming parents are are an engaged target for advertisers

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Mobile gaming parents are engaged with mobile games regardless of pandemic conditions, and they shopped more on mobile in the pandemic. Read More.

Bunch 2.0 pivots to a social gaming metaverse

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Bunch has pivoted from a social layer for games to a more expansive metaverse that aims to keep players coming back for longer times. Read More.

Supercell-backed Papukaya creates mobile games for non-gamers

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With backing from Supercell, Papukaya is created mobile games targeted at non-gamers. Papukaya hopes to redefine gaming audiences. Read More.

Playtika’s Wooga launches Switchcraft story-based mobile game

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Deloitte: Younger generations have one foot in the metaverse via gaming and social media

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Zynga plans to launch Merge Dragons mobile game in China

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GamesBeat Mobile Bernard Kim category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Gram Games Merge Dragons! Mobile gaming ZyngaZynga said that it plans to launch Merge Dragons in China, and it has received some important approvals for doing so. Read More.

Tencent keeps investing in PUBG Mobile esports in the Americas

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Tencent continues to invest in PUBG Mobile esports in the west, even though the audiences are much larger in Asia. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Sports Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social James Yang PUBG Mobile Tencent

Social casino game maker Huuuge will raise $150 million in Warsaw IPO

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Social casino game maker Huuuge said it will go public in an initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Card Games/Poker & Casino Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Huuuge social casino games Warsaw Stock Exchange

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Tenjin: Apple’s 2021 privacy cut revenues for 40% of mobile advertisers

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Tenjin said its survey showed that 39% of mobile advertisers, or two in five, said Apple's privacy moves hurt their revenues in 2021. Read More.