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- grimson Yttro gets over 2 million game app views

iOS version still to launch though

Having launched a mere six weeks ago [March 2015], Yttro Mobile claims that is changing the face of content discovery as we know it. Certainly for games fans. It revealed that its disruptive mobile platform, Yttro Game App Discovery, is already conquering the Android world. That’s thanks to over 100,000 downloads since the launch which has resulted in more than two million game app views inside Yttro. On top of that it can boast some 200,000 plus install referrals to Google Play. The only fly in the ointment? Well, the iOS version for iPhones, etc is still not with us despite being promised soon. Continue reading

Yttro_logo A brand new mobile expedition experience

Press Release

March 20th 2015. Chances are, consumers have heard of Bejewelled, Angry Birds, and Temple Run. So have all their friends. (And so has most of the world.) Beyond these famous names, though, what else is there? Many have a feeling that a whole hidden trove of games is waiting to be discovered. But how does one find them? They’re not on the iTunes Top 10, or on the Google Play store. It’s possible to furtively/hopefully try typing specific things into the search bar: – such as ‘racing’ or ‘car. However, when the result is a drop-down list of 10 out of a myriad of search results, the whole thingfeels hopelessly tedious. The world of mobile games deserves to be discovered in a way that does fuller justice to the amount of diversity, possibility, and fun out there. As current platforms don’t seem to cut it, so Yttro Mobile has created its own. Continue reading

Christopher_dean New report finds over 60% of all in-game revenues are generated by only 0.23% of players

Is the mobile games business getting smarter?

Swrve releases 2015 mobile monetization report covering 20 million players of free mobile games
Average monthly spend increased 33% from 2014

Press release

April 9th 2015. Swrve , the world leader in mobile marketing automation, has announced the results of its latest 2015 Mobile Monetisation report. The just-published report reveals that free-to-play game revenue remains skewed towards a small group of most active spenders – with just 0.23 per cent of all players accounting for 64 per cent of all revenue. The report covers the latest industry data relating to the monetisation of free-to-play game players on mobile, based on real user data covering tens of millions of mobile gamers. Continue reading

seth's photo is in the post Guest Post: Where is mobile gaming headed?

by admin

Mobile gaming has become increasingly popular with companies such as Activision, Ubisoft, Microsoft, PlayRaven, and King all angling to get a piece of the action. According to research carried out by Juniper Research, mobile device based game app downloads will reach $64.1 billion by 2017. In addition, in-app purchases related to games on tablets alone will hit the $3 billion figure by 2016. With that in mind, I’m making a detailed look at the future of mobile games. Continue reading

garena's forrest li Links between Canada & Asean continue to grow

Smartphone maker BlackBerry started it, of course

There seems to be an increasing bond between Canada and the South East Asian[Asean] region. Here’s an interesting example: -the Ontario Teachers’ pension Plan has just decided to invest in a Singapore-based company called Garena. What does it do? Well, it provides a heady mix of gaming, social media and – increasingly more importantly, m-commerce. The Canadians at least have recognised the potential of the SEAN market which has two key benefits: – a large population (620 million) and a reliance on cellular technology to access the Net. And Blackberry led the way with the introduction of its Z3 Jakarta model – aimed specifically at the Indonesian market. Continue reading

WN_awards Voting for WN Mobile Games Awards starts today

To Russia with love

Here’s your chance to influence the outcome of the Winter Nights [WN] Mobile Games Awards 2015. There will be two rounds of online voting and the first starts today [January 15th 2015] and ends on January 22nd [2015]. The second round starts on January 21st and ends on January 29th [2015]. The nominations are for Advertising platform / Traffic Provider; Analytics platform; sound in games; localisation service and platform partner relations. Now if you want to know who the nominees are, all you have to do is visit the web-site here. Perhaps the best bit is that the winnders will be announced at the WN conference which just so happens to take place in St Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading

demina - in 3rd place South African becomes loyalty & gamification winner

Poland’s Przybylski is 2nd & Russia’s 19 yr-old Demina is 3rd

A 36 year old South African, Martin Naude became the first African winner of the Loyalty and Gamification World Championship. At the other end of the spectrum, Daria Demina of Russia became the youngest award-winner at the tender agoe of 19 years. In an extremely tight finish, Naude held off the ‘King of Play’ Krzysztof Przybylski (Warsaw, Poland) to take the top prize of $2,000. After a split judging decision, Naude was adjudicated winner on countback across the 12 World Leading Judging authorities. Both Naude and Przybylski have educational backgrounds in computer science, with Naude a Loyalty Rewards specialist and Przybylski a Gamification experienced professional. For Naude this was never about the money. Continue reading

xds_2014 XDS External Development Summit 2014

[ September 10, 2014 10:00 am to September 12, 2014 8:00 pm. ] Organisers: XDI
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Web: www.xdsummit.com
Hashtag: #xdsummit!

Register: here

XDS (eXternal Development Summit) is the external is the first professionals-only event for the video gaming industry. It’s primary focus is on external development for art, animation and software engineering. Continue reading

Christopher_Austin Guest Post: 5 most inspirational games in 2014

by Christopher Austin, a freelance writer who sometimes works with Airplane Games 365

As a video game developer, brainstorming for ideas for a new game is one of the most daunting tasks of the whole process. When the success or failure of the whole project relies on the decisions made at this point, it is easy to understand why it is so stressing. However, there is a neat trick to maximise your chances of success – getting inspiration from games that are already successful. So, here are my Top Games of 2014 that can act as inspirational sources. Continue reading

Brits update world leading fantasy footie app

GoMo meets team in London’s high tech Thirsty Bear pub

One of the main reasons why GoMo News trekked up to London’s Waterloo area was the fact that we were meeting in London’s high tech Thirsty Bear pub. Where you can order your drinks on an iPad. But we also wanted an insight into the thinking of a currently successful mobile game developer. And as such managed a cozy chat with Des O’Connor, a producer with Square Enix which has just released Champ Man 15. This is a world leading fantasy footie app and apparently ’15′ will appear first in the Apple iTunes App Store. Why this developer is releasing the iOS version first (rather than the Android version) totally eluded us. Continue reading

great opportunity for new developers - vakhrusheva Indie Prize showcase winners announced at Casual Connect Asia

Over 80 independent game developers competed for the Indie Prize Awards

Press release

May 22nd 2014. The host of Casual Connect Asia, the Casual Games Association, has announced the winners of Casual Connect Asia’s Indie Prize Awards. The winners of Best Game in Show received travel and two passes to Casual Connect USA on July 22nd -24th [2014] where they will participate in the Indie Prize showcase for that event. The games were judged by Philip Kendall, RocketNews24, Adrian Tay, AsiaOne, Aaron Yip, GameAxis, Spencer Yip, Siliconera, Steve Taylor, playTMN, Massimo Caporale, Marmalade, Aaron Walz, Walz Music, Tom Sperry, Exit Games, Uri Golan, TabTale, Jason Johnson, Casual Game Guides and a number of selected journalists. Continue reading

White_Nights_14 5th White Nights mobile games conference Russia

[ June 26, 2014 9:00 am to June 27, 2014 9:00 am. ] Organisers: Nevosoft
Venue: Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel
Location: St Petersburg, Russia
Web: www.wkconf.com
Twitter: #Wkconf

Register: here

This mobile games conference is an international mobile game development and marketing event. The White Knights conference attract influential professionals and developers in the mobile game industry. Continue reading

heer NASSCOM Gaming Forum takes a 20 member delegation to Singapore for Casual Connect Asia 2014

Press release

May 11th 2014. The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Gaming Forum of India has announced that it will facilitate the travel of a 20 member delegation to Singapore for the upcoming Casual Connect Asia 2014 scheduled from 20th-22nd May [2014]. Casual Connect is produced by the Casual Games Association and is the premiere conference for the casual gaming industry with over 5,500 professionals attending the event each year. As part of the NASSCOM Gaming Forum delegation, Indian Games Studios heads will showcase innovative Indian games developed in the last few years at the event. Continue reading

seth's photo is in the post Guest Post: iOS games can now be recompiled to Android

by Fredrick Cameron, a blogger, developer and games web site owner

As a games developer myself I was delighted to discover that iOS games developers will now be able to use a new tool to port their games to the Android platform. That’s thanks to a new tool from Marmalade Technologies called Juice. This breakthrough could give game developers access to a new market – with over a billion Android devices worldwide. The new tool will be included with all licenses for the Marmalade SDK software development kit. Continue reading

- Tams Video game conference moves to Serbia for November 2014

Ninth Annual Casual Connect Eastern Europe will be held in Belgrade this November

May 2nd 2014. The Casual Games Association, an international trade organisation for the video games industry, will be hosting the ninth annual Casual Connect Eastern Europe in Belgrade, Serbia on November 10th – 12th 2014. “Eastern Europe is a hotspot for game development, and we are excited to be heading to the energetic city of Belgrade,” says Jessica Tams, md of Casual Games Association. Continue reading