Tag Archives: mobile games

GREE London games studio will boost firm’s Western content

The new Tech City games studio from GREE will be geared towards Western content and local social trends. In the official announcement about the new studio, which will be housed at the East End’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ hub of digital games firms, UK GREE chief Ryotaro Shima said the plan was …

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GREE goes to London: new studio in UK capital

UK chancellor George Osborne will later today announce that mobile games giant GREE will open a UK studio in London The news means the Japanese mobile giant will joint a long list of established studios in the UK capital, plus newcomers Amazon, Facebook, Konami, Xbox and YouTube – who all …

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Gree opening studio in Vancouver

Perpetually growing mobile games company Gree has unveiled plans for a new studio located in Vancouver. The new western branch of the company would be focused on the free-to-play in the mobile gaming department. Gree also owns a studio in San Francisco following the acquisition of Funzio. The news has …

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Microtransactions generate 90% of US mobile game revenues

Think the big money is in paid-for apps? Think again – the real money is in in-game purchases. The latest figures from research firm Newzoo show that over 90 per cent of mobile game revenues in the US is generated by microtransactions, according to Gamasutra. That’s considerably higher than in …

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Square Enix targets India with game development focus

Japanese publisher Square Enix has announced long term plans for India with a primary focus on game development on mobile and social platforms. The Final Fantasy, Hitman and Tomb Raider publisher will soon set up an office in India that will serve as a link between Indian game developers and …

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Gamefly funding mobile game development

Gamefly has invested themselves into mobile gaming development and publishing. The company has been known for years as a retail rental service, but it appears in this transitional period they’re exploring their options. "We’re going to be doing some pub-funding," said Gamefly’s editorial director Garnett Lee during the last week’s …

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Survey: Mobile gaming will triple to $7.5b by 2015

A survey released by digital goods researching group SuperData predicts the mobile gaming market will expand to $7.5 billion worldwide by 2015—tripling the current representative market. At the moment Asia is the largest market for mobile titles, and is projected to hit $3.2 billion (grabbing 40% of the total market) …

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Zynga to establish new standalone platform

Social gaming powerhouse Zynga has unveiled plans to take its games beyond Facebook to a dedicated online portal. Currently titled Zynga Direct, the new platform will be a standalone community separate from Facebook that will act as a hub for all of the company’s titles, according to Gamasutra. It claims …

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Bungie launches mobile venture

Halo creator Bungie has launched a new venture into mobile and social games: Bungie Aerospace. The initiative has been created to help independent developers create titles for mobile platforms and social networks. Bungie will offer resources, access to Bungie.net and encourage its community to check out its partners’ new games. …

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