Archive for category: games

Ubisoft grows full-year sales 45% as digital surges
/ May 12, 2015 3:33 pm
Ubisoft grows full-year sales 45% as digital surges

Gamesindustry.biz reports "Ubisoft has just reported its 2014-2015 fiscal year results, reflecting a bounceback year in which the company's Assassin's Creed Unity, Rogue, Far Cry 4 and Watch Dogs titles were among the seven best-selling games of 2014 and helped boost both revenues and income for the French publisher.". Read More

Games drive 90% of mobile app revenues in Japan, South Korea
/ May 12, 2015 3:29 pm
Games drive 90% of mobile app revenues in Japan, South Korea

Gamesindustry.biz reports "According to mobile intelligence firm App Annie's new report, Insights Into App Engagement: Q1 2015, mobile gaming in Asia continues to drive the apps ecosystem far more than in the West.". Read More

Is VR Getting Real?
/ May 11, 2015 11:43 am
Is VR Getting Real?

Multichannel reports, "Virtual reality is getting real. And while technology and business challenges remain, neither of which are trivial, VR is capturing the attention of an evolving ecosystem comprising content developers, postproduction companies, pay TV providers and more.". Read More

New mobile-game publishing platform is a ‘simple’ alternative for free-to-play developers
/ May 11, 2015 11:38 am
New mobile-game publishing platform is a ‘simple’ alternative for free-to-play developers

VentureBeat reports "Mobile-social gaming company FunPlus announced today its new free-to-play game-publishing platform, PublishingPlus. The San Francisco-based company aims to bring a “simple, transparent” alternative to traditional games publishing through a flat revenue split and a tiered milestone system. The group aims to lower risk and barriers to access for creators wanting a way into the $30 billion mobile-games market, calling the program “a major step into the future of mobile-game publishing.”. Read More

Nintendo to release 5 smartphone games by fiscal year 2017
/ May 8, 2015 11:24 am
Nintendo to release 5 smartphone games by fiscal year 2017

VentureBeat reports "Nintendo’s plan to move into mobile is finally taking shape. Nintendo will release its first five apps through its partnership with mobile games company DeNA by the end of next fiscal year, the company announced today in a briefing following its financial results.". Read More

Mind Candy 2.0: Soldiers and social networks
/ May 8, 2015 11:17 am
Mind Candy 2.0: Soldiers and social networks

GamesIndustry.biz reports "Mind Candy is best known for its Moshi Monsters franchise, a brand that began with an online game and expanded to include toys, books, yoghurts and most recently Jamie Oliver." . Read More

A Red Flag for Greenlight
/ May 8, 2015 11:04 am
A Red Flag for Greenlight

GamesIndustry.biz reports "Valve's Steam Greenlight service, designed as a community-driven way to gauge support for an indie game in development and thus clear them for release on the Steam service proper, has been back in the news this week for all the wrong reasons.". Read More

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