Entries in 'casual games' (38)

Big Fish now accepting Bitcoin for online games

Big Fish now accepting Bitcoin for online games

Casual games platform Big Fish has announced a partnership with Coinbase to accept BitCoin currency as payment for games and in-app purchases.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 11th 2014 at 10:24PM in News
Candy Crush's King files for IPO

Candy Crush's King files for IPO

Candy Crush developer King has filed for an initial public offering in the US worth an estimated $5 billion, according to a report.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 27th 2013 at 12:50PM in News
Big Fish lays off 50 employees, "realigning" over 70 to Seattle office

Big Fish lays off 50 employees, "realigning" over 70 to Seattle office

Dozens of Big Fish staff have been let go and even more have been relocated as part of a business consolidation effort, the company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 22nd 2013 at 6:14AM in News
Playing with friends equals gaming success

Playing with friends equals gaming success

Oslo Albet, creator of co-operative puzzle game Fireboy and Watergirl, discusses how allowing kids and parents to play together can help spread word of your latest title 

Spil Games
by Spil Games
on Jul 2nd 2013 at 10:21AM in News

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What's next for social and mobile gaming?

What's next for social and mobile gaming?

Jeroen Bouwman, Head of Content Acquisition & Michael Louw, Senior Games Producer at Spil Games discuss the opportunity for edu-games and more.

Spil Games
by Spil Games
on Feb 25th 2013 at 12:00PM in News
Casual Gaming - into 2013, and beyond!

Casual Gaming - into 2013, and beyond!

Jeroen Bouwman, Head of Content Acquisition & Michael Louw, Senior Games Producer at Spil Games reveal the opportunities in casual games in 2013.

Spil Games
by Spil Games
on Feb 18th 2013 at 10:52AM in News
EA CEO: Social market isn't dying, but consumers won't pay for crap

EA CEO: Social market isn't dying, but consumers won't pay for crap

John Riccitiello isn’t listening to the noise surrounding social gaming’s impending demise – believing instead that companies are learning, and only need to make a few necessary adjustments for continued success.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 22nd 2012 at 7:41AM in News
INTERVIEW: Martin Good, THQ

INTERVIEW: Martin Good, THQ

For all its focus on core gaming, THQ still has a very successful and growing kids, family and casual business. Christopher Dring quizzes the division’s executive vice president Martin Good ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 3rd 2011 at 3:30PM in News

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Bungie launches mobile venture

Bungie launches mobile venture

Halo creator Bungie has launched a new venture into mobile and social games: Bungie Aerospace.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 30th 2011 at 3:40PM in News
Syfy announces social gaming plans

Syfy announces social gaming plans

Syfy will publish it first social games later this year as the broadcaster aims for a larger share of that market.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 23rd 2011 at 11:36AM in News
13 countries enter Computec contest

13 countries enter Computec contest

Studios for 13 countries around the world have already entered Computec’s Make The Game competition.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 17th 2011 at 12:24PM in News
Computec launches browser game contest

Computec launches browser game contest

Computec Media is giving games developers the chance to establish themselves on the browser gaming scene.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 26th 2011 at 4:25PM in News

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Top apps of 2010 revealed

Top apps of 2010 revealed

This year’s most popular iPhone apps have been revealed – and the majority are games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 10th 2010 at 11:28AM in News
Playboy Party reveals itself

Playboy Party reveals itself

Free-to-play online game Playboy Party has launched today on popular social network Facebook.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 1st 2010 at 3:58PM in News
Games for free? No problem, says GameStop

Games for free? No problem, says GameStop

The general manager of GameStop’s digital ventures group has insisted that there’s no conflict of interest in his company’s promotion of free-to-play online games as the High Street continues to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 13th 2010 at 4:17PM in News
XBLA Plants vs Zombies gets co-op

XBLA Plants vs Zombies gets co-op

PopCap’s downloadable version of Plants vs Zombies for Xbox 360 looks like it will receive new features not seen on the PC or iPhone.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 19th 2010 at 12:02PM in News

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Casual games a £280m market in 2009

Casual games a £280m market in 2009

The UK spent as much as £280 million on online-based casual games, a new study suggests.

by Rob Crossley
on Feb 11th 2010 at 2:52PM in News
Video games are more popular than cinema

Video games are more popular than cinema

More people in America play video games than go to the cinema, according to a recent survey carried out by the NPD group.

by Rob Crossley
on May 21st 2009 at 9:04AM in News
Blizzard taps casual game maestro from PopCap

Blizzard taps casual game maestro from PopCap

Casual games guru Greg Canessa is leaving his post at PopCap to join Blizzard.

by Rob Crossley
on May 12th 2009 at 9:26AM in News
Nickelodeon seeks new publishing partners

Nickelodeon seeks new publishing partners

Kids’ IP specialist Nickelodeon has told MCV that it is keen to license out its key franchises to new publishing partners, in order to take its games business to the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 31st 2008 at 10:37AM in News
Casual games can ‘get sloppy’ says bestselling author

Casual games can ‘get sloppy’ says bestselling author

Mystery-thriller author James Patterson has hit out at poorly made casual games – whilst praising the efforts he is creating with I-Play based on his Women's Murder Club books.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 28th 2008 at 2:46PM in News
GameJacket offers 'huge audience reach' through casual games ads

GameJacket offers 'huge audience reach' through casual games ads

A new company looking to revolutionise the way free online games are monetised is offering core games publishers the chance to promote their products to a huge games-savvy audience.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 17th 2008 at 3:52PM in News
UK gets its own casual games industry event

UK gets its own casual games industry event

The UK is to host a new, high-profile event dedicated to the business of casual games in October.

by Tim Ingham
on Jul 8th 2008 at 6:08PM in News
Casual games rule New York

Casual games rule New York

A recent report by New York's Centre for an Urban Future has said the core games industry is badly represented in the Big Apple - but adds that the city ...

by Tim Ingham
on May 13th 2008 at 10:55AM in News
RealNetworks separates casual team

RealNetworks separates casual team

CasualGaming.biz reports that RealNetworks is planning to spin its casual games business into a separate company in a bid to maintain leadership in the space - and may even consider ...
by Tim Ingham
on May 9th 2008 at 1:42PM in News