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.

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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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.

The past, present, and future of mobile ad formats

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The most successful forms of mobile ad formats have their roots in what advertisers have learned in the past, present, and future of mobile. Read More.

Luna Labs’s Replay automates creation of mobile game video ads

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Luna Labs is launching Replay, a tool for mobile game studios that lets them create endless versions of video ads from one game video. 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.

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.

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

Marketing mobile games is dead. ‘Probabilistically’

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Apple and Google's new focuses on privacy will favor big mobile game companies, but tactics exist to ensure indies emerge. GamesBeat Mobile Among Us Apple category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Google Identifier for Advertisers IDFA InnerSloth Mobile gaming mobile marketing privacy Tenji

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.

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

Why rewarded video is overtaking IAP for mobile developers 

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Speakers from Ludia and Product Madness joined Heath Schindler from Facebook Audience Network to talk about why rewarded video works. 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.

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.

Flavourworks pioneers a new kind of immersive touch mobile game

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Flavourworks is about to give the game industry a touch of innovation with its next live-action mobile game with interactive touch technology. Read More.

Opera GX mobile gaming browser will speed games for mobile players

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Opera is launching its mobile gaming browser Opera GX today to bring better speed and performance to mobile games. Read More.

Quibi’s troubled launch was compounded by a drop in mobile video viewing

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Quibi launched a mobile video platform for users on the go just as people were suddenly going nowhere. An Adobe streaming report reveals the impact. Read More.

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Game of Thrones: Conquest unveils Battlegrounds mobile game update

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Interactive Entertainment revealed the Battlegrounds update for its Game of Thrones: Conquest mobile game. Warner Bros. Read More.

Playtika’s Wooga launches Switchcraft story-based mobile game

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DoubleVerify: Mobile app video fraud exploded 50% in the last year

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Kazoo Games raises $12M for mobile game development

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GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games console gaming Kazoo Games Mobile gaming PC gamingNew studio Kazoo Games announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series A funding. Read More.

Sensor Tower: Among Us surpasses 217 million downloads on mobile

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The mobile version of Among Us has passed the 200 million downloads mark on mobile, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. Read More.

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Square Enix to launch a new, mobile-focused London studio

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Square Enix London Mobile is a new studio currently working on two games: Tomb Raider Reloaded and an Avatar: The Last Airbender title. 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.

AviaGames raises $40M to diversify mobile skill-based gaming

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AviaGames has raised $40 million to diversify mobile skill-based gaming where players can compete against each other for cash prizes. Read More.

Goodgame launches internal publishing and unveils War Alliance mobile game

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Goodgame Studios has started an in-house publishing department and is kicking it off with its first title, the mobile game War Alliance. Read More.

4 tactics mobile app makers can steal from game companies

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Games succeed where many other mobile apps fail -- getting installs. Don't whine about it -- just learn from their tactics instead. 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

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.

Sony investment pushes video startup Kiswe beyond $46M in funding

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Sony has made an investment in video startup Kiswe. Enterprise Entrepreneur Media Mobile category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services Kiswe Mike Schabel Sony video platformWhile the amount wasn't disclosed, Kiswe has now raised $46 million. Read More.

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Just Cause will explode onto mobile

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Square Enix revealed Just Cause: Mobile during The Game Awards today. Games Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games category-/Games/Roleplaying Games Just Cause: Mobile Mobile gaming Square Enix The Game Awards The Game Awards 2020

Hardcore and midcore mobile gamers like rewarded video — if done right

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79% of developers consider rewarded video their most successful ad format -- but there are important factors to consider specific to these game types. Business Games category-/Games/Computer & Video Games category-/Internet & Telecom/Mobile & Wireless/Mobile Apps & Add-Ons Facebook in-app ads mobile game monetization Rewarded Video Ads video ads

Homa Games raises $50M to beef up its hypercasual mobile game factory

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Just months after raising $15M, Homa Games has raised $50M more to accelerate its "factory" for building hypercasual mobile games. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Daniel Nathan DeanBeat Mobile and Social Homa Games hypercasual games Mobile gaming Olivier Le Bas

App Annie/IDC: Mobile gaming downloads rose 30% in Q1 2021 and spending was up 40%

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Mobile gaming downloads and spending grew in the first quarter as gaming habits formed in the pandemic continued to persist. Read More.

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Electronic Arts acquires Glu Mobile for $2.4 billion

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Electronic Arts plans to acquire Glu Mobile in a deal worth $2.4 This will double the size of EA's mobile business. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Business & Industrial category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Electronic Arts Glu Mobile Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

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Moon Active acquires Family Island mobile game maker Melsoft

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Moon Active announced today the acquisition of the mobile games company Melsoft. Business Games Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games category-/Internet & Telecom/Mobile & Wireless/Mobile Apps & Add-Ons Family Island Melsoft Mobile gaming Moon Active

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NextNav adds vertical location to Atlas: Earth mobile game

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NextNav has integrated its vertical location service into an upcoming mobile game called Atlas: Earth from Atlas Reality. Read More.

Mobile Video Experience: Part Two

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Following a previous post, the mobile team continued our mission of fine-tuning the video player experience on Android and iOS. Below I will detail the most prominent features of our new video player, along with its development process. We take suggestions, criticism, and feature requests very seriously on the Mobile Team. This list will be your key to seeing upcoming videos and will be available in portrait or landscape mode. The Future of Mobile.

Sensor Tower: PUBG Mobile players have spent over $3.5 billion

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PUBG Mobile players have spent over $3.5 Games Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Mobile gaming PUBG Mobile The PUBG Corporationbillion on the battle royale game, according to the market analysts at Sensor Tower. Read More.

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Tripledot raises $78 million for London-based mobile game studio

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Tripledot Studios, a fast-growing London and Minsk-based mobile game studio, raised $78 million in funding. Read More.

Pokémon Unite launches for mobile on September 22

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GamesBeat Mobile Android category-/Computers & Electronics/Consumer Electronics category-/Games/Computer & Video Games category-/Games/Roleplaying Games iOS MOBA Mobile gaming mobile MOBA Pokemon Pokemon Unite The Pokemon Company

Fraunhofer’s VVC promises to reduce video file sizes by 50% to improve mobile network efficiency

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Ultra high-resolution 4K, 8K, and 360-degree videos will see major file size reductions thanks to this sequel to popular H.264 and H.265 video formats.

Millennials game on mobile phones more than anything else, report says

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The findings on Tapjoy's latest Modern Mobile Gamer report that most millennials prefer their phones, but are gaming on them more than ever. Read More.