Tag Archives: casual

EA: Mobile needs more core games

Travis Boatman, EA Mobile VP of Worldwide Studios, claims there is huge market potential for core-focused mobile games. Speaking at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, the man who helped to bring Dead Space to the iPhone and iPad claimed the notion that mobile games are for casual consumers is …

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Zattikka gains Monty Python licence

And now for something completely different – casual games studio Zattikka has acquired the licence to produce Monty Python titles. The first game will arrive on Facebook before other Monty Python titles on mobile devices and websites. A statement from Zattikka promised the game will be a homage to all …

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Multiformat games portal emerges

A new casual online games portal has emerged driven by a host of industry veterans. TeePee Games will allow users to pull in games from Facebook, smartphones, websites and elsewhere, and customise their own individual homepage. The company and self-titled website has already secured $500,000 in seed funding, and is …

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Warner bemoans AAA-to-social switch

Development staff at Warner Bros’ new Montreal outfit are said to be angered at management’s decision to shift the studio’s focus to social and mobile games. Yet Warner Bros Montreal’s existing 26 employees are, according to Canadian newspaper Lapressaffaires, being told to work on bite-sized mobile/social games and a microtransaction-based …

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150m users for Bigpoint

Bigpoint, the games portal site and developer, has reached 150m registered users, an expansion of fifty per cent on the 100m users it had in January of this year. The firm, which is seeing a daily new user registration of around 250,000, ascribes its growth to an increasing number of …

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EA tipped for Chillingo acquisition

The booming casual games sector could be on the verge of another blockbuster acquisition, with rumours claiming that EA is preparing a swoop for successful iPhone publisher Chillingo.All Things Digital claims that EA is close to finalising a deal, though adds that several suitors remain in the shadows waiting for …

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SCVNGR teams up with GameStop

SCVNGR has announced it has signed a new partnership with US retail giant GameStop. The deal has been described as the biggest the company has made with a retailer to date, according to TechCrunch. It will see GameStop promoting the location-based mobile game at each of its 6,000 locations. Initially, …

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Sonic has to consider younger fans

Speaking to MCV, Sega’s Sonic’s brand director David Corless has countered claims that Sonic fans are hard to please”, adding that the publisher is now obligated to tailor modern Sonic titles to the IP’s younger fanbase. In August Sonic Colours producer Takashi Iizuka said that there are so many fans, …

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Game biz needs better role models

The Brit behind one of the largest kids games sites in the world says the industry is short on business heroes. Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy, says too little is being done to inspire the gaming entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Virtual pet and online game Moshi …

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