Tag Archives: ios

New Lumines on the way to iOS after Q Entertainment sells rights

The Lumines series has swapped ownership and is on track for a new entry on iOS. Gematsu reports that Mobcast and Enhance Games have acquired both the Lumines and Meteos properties from previous owner Q Entertainment. Enhance is owned by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, formerly of Q Entertainment and the creator of …

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Japanese mobile firm Mobcast acquires Lumines IP

Japanese smartphone developer Mobcast has purchased the rights to Q Entertainment’s Lumines and Meteos puzzle franchises. Furthermore – as reported by Siliconera– the Tokyo-based studio has already announced it is working on a new mobile entry of the Lumines series for both Android and iOS. Lumines creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi is …

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The Witcher Battle Arena out on iOS and Android

CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA collaboration The Witcher Battle Arena is now available on iOS and Android devices. Both Apple App and Google Play stores currently carry the free-to-play title. The game features two teams of three competing over conquest points to capture and hold. As far …

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Crossy Road has generated $1m in-game ad revenue

Smartphone hit Crossy Road has proved that in-game ads can still pay the bills, even in games that have IAPs. The Guardian reports that, according to Unity, Hipster Whale’s title has made in excess of $1m from in-game ads alone since its launch on iOS in November 2014. And that …

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They’ve only gone and made a Princess Bride game

You’ve read the book (well, you probably haven’t) and seen the film, and now Princess Bride fans are being invited to play the game. The Princess Bride: The Official Game, from Gameblend, pulls very firmly on all those heartstrings by milking the nostalgia for all it’s worth. Four scenes from …

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iPhone and iPad minimum app price increased to 79p

The cheapest price developers can charge for a paid-for app on iOS has been increased to 79p. It’s only the second time that the baseline app price has been increased following its jump from 59p to 69p back in the summer of 2011. The price increase puts even more pressure …

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App Store developers generated $10bn in revenue last year

App Store developers combined to generate revenue exceeding $10bn in 2014, Apple has announced. The figure marks a new annual record for Apple’s digital shop, and it brings the cumulative total for developer revenue to more than $25bn since the App Store’s launch in 2008. This year is off to …

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Ustwo: Premium games are not dead

The maker of smartphone hit Monument Valley has said that premium gaming lives on, despite the pressures of free-to-play and piracy. Studio Ustwo yesterday revealed that 95 per cent of installations of the game on Android were not paid for and 60 per cent on iOS. We’ve had this for …

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95% of Monument Valley’s Android installs were not paid for

Developer Ustwo has highlighted the piracy problem that continues to blight Android gaming. Interesting fact: Only 5% of Monument Valley installs on Android are paid for. 40% on iOS,” the studio said, although it went on to stress that a certain proportion of those installs would have been legitimate in …

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