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Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming

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Gaming is changing fast these days, especially in the browser. Sure, social games are great and everything, but there’s always been a sense that, as browser-based technologies mature, the opportunities that present themselves will make casual social, Facebook-only gaming look crayon scrawl. Inherently, one of the best parts of gaming...
Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming

Tired of flinging birds at pigs, Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android [video]

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Rovio wants its fans to know that it’s more than a one-trick birdie. The pride of Finnish mobile gaming on Thursday finally released Amazing Alex for iOS and Android devices, a game that features an even more diverse array of physics-based puzzles than the company’s classic Angry Birds. The...
Tired of flinging birds at pigs, Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android [video]
Mango Health nabs $1.45M to build gamified mobile health apps

Nielsen report finds 56 percent of US households have a modern game console, total gaming time up seven percent

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Nielsen is out with its annual survey of video game use in the US today, and it's found that gaming continues to be on the rise across the board. That includes a seven percent increase in total gaming time compared to the previous year (apparently due largely to increases...
Nielsen report finds 56 percent of US households have a modern game console, total gaming time up seven percent

iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

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Research firms IDC and App Annie have again joined forces to release their second quarterly report on mobile gaming, the key takeaway being that tablets and smartphones continue to dominate the handheld console space, making triple the revenue of Nintendo, Sony and others combined in Q1 2013. Apple led the pack, overtaking the likes of...
iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

The power of custom cohorting in mobile games

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This sponsored post is produced by Darren Keyes, Director of Business Intelligence at Fuse Powered. For those unfamiliar with the term, ‘cohorting’ refers to creating user segments, or technically, a group of people banded together as a group. You can segment a user base in many different ways. Some of...
The power of custom cohorting in mobile games

CrowdStar Co-Founder and GM Jeffrey Tseng promoted to CEO

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Mobile and social game developer CrowdStar today announced that co-founder and general manager of products Jeffrey Tseng has been promoted to CEO of the company. Former CEO and co-founder Peter Relan returns to his post of executive chairman on CrowdStar’s board of directors. CrowdStar said that the change comes as...
CrowdStar Co-Founder and GM Jeffrey Tseng promoted to CEO

With 5M Downloads To Date, MindSnacks Brings Its Addictive Educational Games To The iPad

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Back in August, MindSnacks, the DreamIt Ventures accelerator grad and makers of language learning games for the iPhone, raised $6.5 million from Sequoia. The funding was validation of the 2.5-year-old startup’s core mission: To help gamers turn those nagging Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja addictions into opportunities for learning. In...
With 5M Downloads To Date, MindSnacks Brings Its Addictive Educational Games To The iPad

Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan

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Mobile gaming giant GREE’s plans to ramp up revenues outside of its native Japan have advanced today after it announced a deal that brings carrier billing to user of its games on Singapore-based operator SingTel’s network. The deal is the first of its kind for the company outside of Japan,...
Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan

Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

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A report by market analysts App Annie and IDC continue to show that mobile devices such as the iPhone or the Nexus 7 control a clear majority of mobile gaming interest and dollars spent on purchases, with portable handhelds fading rapidly. The first quarter of 2013 saw another milestone achieved...
Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

Google hires a "Chief Game Designer" for its "Android Play Studio"

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Google hired Noah Falstein as its “Chief Game Designer,” lending credence to the rumors that the company may be moving forward with its plans to further establish a native gaming presence on Android. The hire was originally discovered by TechCrunch, who found Falstein's LinkedIn profile listing his new title as “Chief...
Google hires a "Chief Game Designer" for its "Android Play Studio"

Warner Bros to open studio in San Francisco developing free-to-play, social and mobile video games

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it will be creating a digital video game studio in San Francisco, CA. Called WB Games San Francisco, it will open this year and specialize in creating games that will work across multiple platforms — specifically publishing “high quality, free-to-play, mobile, social and...
Warner Bros to open studio in San Francisco developing free-to-play, social and mobile video games

Snakebyte tablet gaming controller for Android and iOS hands-on

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If you're a mobile / tablet gaming enthusiast, you may get tired of swiping your fingers across the Retina display or using the on-screen controls. Snakebyte is looking to lend a hand with its upcoming game controller for Android slates and the iPad, so we went hands-on here at...
Snakebyte tablet gaming controller for Android and iOS hands-on
Gaming investors say the iPad will be this generation's console
Sony slashes Vita sales forecast after slow Q1 sales

iCade Mobile now available, old school gamers rejoice

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Still walking around with an old, grayscale Nintendo Game Boy just because you like to touch actual buttons while playing one of your favorite games? Well, there’s no need for that any more. The iCade Mobile gaming system for iPhone is now available for purchase. Its older and larger...
iCade Mobile now available, old school gamers rejoice

Draw Something’s unlikely power boost: China

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OMGPOP’s Draw Something, as we’ve reported, has become a huge mobile gaming success, prompting a quick acquisition of OMGPOP by Zynga . And while I went into some of the factors for Draw Something’s success, one reason that may have gone overlooked is how well the game is doing in China,...
Draw Something’s unlikely power boost: China

TechStars network’s Argentine accelerator NXTP Labs unveils its latest startup batch

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Did you know that the only Latin American member TechStars’ global network was based in Argentina? We are talking about NXTP Labs, a startup accelerator based in Buenos Aires we have been following from the beginning. Launched a few months ago, it presented its first class to investors on a Demo Day...
TechStars network’s Argentine accelerator NXTP Labs unveils its latest startup batch
The DeanBeat: Will Battlefield 4 or Puzzle & Dragons reach $1B in revenues?

Japan’s DeNA cuts mobile gaming deals with Chinese carriers that have a billion users

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Japanese mobile social gaming network firm DeNA has announced it has signed deals with China’s three largest mobile carriers, enabling DeNA’s games to get in front of nearly 1 billion mobile subscribers. DeNA’s Mobage China network, which allows gamers to buy social games and play them with their friends, will...
Japan’s DeNA cuts mobile gaming deals with Chinese carriers that have a billion users

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between July 9 and 14. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, July 9 Nexon’s MapleStory returns to mobile with MapleStory Live Chartboost and TinyCo lure Kindle Fire devs with up to...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

Japan's DeNA posts record quarterly revenue of $567m, operating profit jumps 54% year-on-year to $216m

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Japanese mobile social gaming firm DeNA has announced record revenue of $567 million (52.3 billion yen) for its third quarter 2012. The company, which runs the Mobage games network for iOS and Android, saw revenues rise 52 percent year-on-year, while operating profit jumped 54 percent from that of Q3 2011...
Japan's DeNA posts record quarterly revenue of $567m, operating profit jumps 54% year-on-year to $216m
Latest Sonic game can be played across Xbox and Windows Phone
Signia Venture Partners' Rick Thompson delivers the über-investor's take on mobile gaming investments (interview)

As Microsoft pushes Xbox into the mainstream, will gamers look elsewhere?

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Microsoft’s gaming strategy has been doing well for some time now, with its Xbox console owning the top console spot in terms of sales and ecosystem spend for some time. It’s a hit, in other words. Even more, the company owns the other largest gaming platform (I’m speaking loosely here,...
As Microsoft pushes Xbox into the mainstream, will gamers look elsewhere?

BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming

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Gaming is one of the fastest-growing usage categories in mobile, with huge growth seen in Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. In particular, social mobile gaming, enabled by always-connected smartphones and the "freemium" revenue model, is particularly strong. BI Intelligence has produced a new report on Mobile Gaming, taking a look at the size of the mobile...
BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming

Fall of Angry Birds & some other posts you should read

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The fall of Angry Birds – Trey Smith, a San Diego, CA-based game developer crunches the numbers on Angry Birds, and offers up an explanation to why it has fallen in the app store ranking. He argues that mobile gaming is becoming all about “free to play.” Telcos and their...
Fall of Angry Birds & some other posts you should read

Why I Think Google's Ingress Could Redefine Mobile Gaming [Video]

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It was 10:30pm on a Tuesday in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A slurry of snow and rain fell in clumps as I huddled in front of my local post office, clutching my smartphone and shivering. People walked by, giving friendly nods to me, this creep lurking on the street with no apparent...
Why I Think Google's Ingress Could Redefine Mobile Gaming [Video]

Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network

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Heyzap, a Y Combinator-incubated social platform for mobile games, is releasing a software development kit allowing developers and publishers to introduce Heyzap ads to their games. Basically, it’s turning Heyzap’s social network into an ad network too — developers can use it to promote their games in other Heyzap games,...
Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network

Are GREE's U.S. Efforts Starting to Pay Off With $29M In First-Half Studio Revenue?

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The Japanese mobile gaming companies came. They saw. And they still have yet to conquer Western consumer markets, but at least they’re showing some financial progress. Japan’s GREE today said that its U.S. studios have now seen about $29 million in revenue in the first-half. No word on profits though,...
Are GREE's U.S. Efforts Starting to Pay Off With $29M In First-Half Studio Revenue?
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