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Where are all of the console games on mobile? – DroidGamers

Where are all of the console games on mobile? – DroidGamers

Mobile Games
It’s no secret that mobile technology is making enormous strides to close the gap between itself and console. We’re at the stage now where the likes of Apple is gloating that its now iPad Pro is as powerful as an Xbox One. Meanwhile, Nvidia paved the way for the Switch with its Shield devices many years ago. The Switch has demonstrated that there’s a hunger for console games you can take on the go, so why haven’t developers shoved these games on mobile? Heck, we have the bigger audience – everyone carries a mobile in their pockets. If it’s not a question of power (seriously, we’re carrying very capable devices in our pockets these days) then what is it? Is it battery length? Well, that’s a problem the Switch shares and it isn’t stopp...
Mobile games revenues to skyrocket – World Casino Directory

Mobile games revenues to skyrocket – World Casino Directory

Mobile Games
The global rise in the use of advanced smartphones is reportedly set to push annual revenues from mobile gaming well beyond the $100 billion milestone by 2021 and lead to the vertical accounting for approximately 59% of the entire video games market. Revenues revelation: This forecast was contained in a September 8 report from USA Today citing an investigation conducted by games and eSports analytics firms, Newzoo and Arm Limited. The newspaper detailed that twelve-month revenues from mobile games could reach up to $106.4 billion in three years’ time, which would represent a significant increase on the $56 billion recorded for 2017. Smartphone advances: The demand for more sophisticated mobile games is to be fuelled by a swell in the numbers of ‘high-end active smartphones&r...
Kuuhubb Announces Successful Soft Launch of New Mobile Game Dancing Diaries – GlobeNewswire

Kuuhubb Announces Successful Soft Launch of New Mobile Game Dancing Diaries – GlobeNewswire

Mobile Games
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kuuhubb Inc. (“Kuuhubb” or the “Company”) (TSXV: KUU), a technology company focused on acquiring, developing and distributing lifestyle and mobile game applications for women, is pleased to announce that it has soft-launched its new mobile game Dancing Diaries.Dancing Diaries: A Match3 Story is a game that combines the popular Match 3 core gameplay with a dancing meta game. Players advance through an engaging story by completing immersive Match 3 puzzle levels while unlocking dance outfits and accessories and mastering their dance moves. Players dress up for a romantic tango or a classy waltz, choosing their perfect hairstyle, makeup, and accessories. They create their ideal character, merge gems, win beautiful dresse...
Amazon introduces Moments marketing tool for mobile games and apps – VentureBeat

Amazon introduces Moments marketing tool for mobile games and apps – VentureBeat

Mobile Games
Amazon is launching Amazon Moments, a service that lets you reward customers in more than 100 countries on iOS, Android, FireOS, and other platforms. With Moments, you don’t need to rely on stale discount offers to drive retention and activity in apps. This new solution makes it easy to offer unique rewards to customers who complete high-value actions that matter the most, such as renewing a subscription. If this sounds a bit like the startup Kiip to you, then you’ll know that rewards for activities is not a new thing. But Amazon said the Moments tool is a flexible, cross-platform applications programming interface (API) with an intuitive, dedicated console. Amazon Moments is already being used by TikTok, Bravo, Sony Crackle, Sesame Street, Washington Post, ...
Read More Supercell's two 'Clash' mobile games have grossed $10bn so far Supercell is the – Music Ally

Read More Supercell's two 'Clash' mobile games have grossed $10bn so far Supercell is the – Music Ally

Mobile Games
Supercell is the Finnish mobile-games publisher behind monster hits like Clash of Clans and Clash Royale – so popular that Tencent acquired an 84.3% stake in the company in 2016 for $8.6bn. The company’s CEO Ilkka Paananen has just published some figures for Supercell’s 2018, as well as milestones for its biggest games. The bad news: the company’s revenues were down: $1.6bn in 2018, down from just over $2bn in 2017. Its profit-before-tax was still $635m last year, though, aided by the fact that the company’s headcount is 283 – to put that in perspective, Supercell’s average revenue per employee in 2018 was nearly $5.7m. There were also some milestones to quantify the scale of...
AppLovin: Mobile users play games 3-4 times per week on average, but are reluctant to identify as gamers – GamesIndustry.biz

AppLovin: Mobile users play games 3-4 times per week on average, but are reluctant to identify as gamers – GamesIndustry.biz

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US, UK mobile users most commonly play games to pass the time, relax, and relieve stressShare this articleCompanies in this articleDespite the already-high and growing popularity of mobile gaming, those who commonly play mobile games are reluctant to identify as gamers, both in the US and the UK.AppLovin, partnered with CensusWide, conducted surveys of over 4,000 US and UK respondants regarding their mobile habits, and discovered that while mobile users in both countries play multiple times a week often for long periods of time, most are hesitant to be called gamers. In the US survey, smartphone users reported playing mobile games four times per week on average, but two-thirds of those players did not identify as gamers.US men were more likely to identify as such, with 36% of men and 22...
How Scopely hit a $400 million run rate with mobile games like 'Star Trek: Fleet Command' – Business Insider

How Scopely hit a $400 million run rate with mobile games like 'Star Trek: Fleet Command' – Business Insider

Mobile Games
Scopely isn't the most well-known mobile game company. But it scored a couple of hits with Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem and Star Trek: Fleet Command in 2018, and that gave it an 80 percent revenue jump last year. The company is now on a $400 million run rate, based on its revenues in its most recent month. Star Trek: Fleet Command saw more than 100 million battles played in its first 10 days, with more than 90 percent of players coming back five days a week. (Yesterday, Scopely announced musician Steve Aoki will be a playable character in the game.) And more than 1 million played Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem in a day and more than five million played the game in less than a month. That's been good for the company's No. 2, Javier Ferreira, president and chief operating officer of Sc...
Here's Some of the Best Mobile Games To Play Today – Parle Magazine

Here's Some of the Best Mobile Games To Play Today – Parle Magazine

Mobile Games
Mobile gaming has grown exponentially in popularity in the past decade and for good reason, too. It is a fantastic way to pass the time and have fun that can be enjoyed any time and any place. There is a huge variety of mobile games on offer, from casino style games where you can even win a little bit of money, all the way to puzzle games to help you to strengthen your brain power. To help you enjoy this fun pastime, this handy guide is going to give you the essential info on the best games out there and the benefits of playing. Why play mobile games? Playing games on your mobile phone might initially just seem like a fun way to kill some time as you’re waiting for the bus or on your lunch break at work, but there are actually some benefits of pl...
21 Addictive Phone Games – PCMag.com

21 Addictive Phone Games – PCMag.com

Mobile Games
Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun mobile games will entertain you for hours. February 10, 2019 12:25PM EST February 10, 2019 PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Games are everywhere these days—your smartphone and tablet, on the web, and even inside messaging apps. For many, loading up new devices with games is priority No. 1 in order to pass the time on mass transit, at the doctor's office, or on the couch. But there are some games that are a tad addictive. Sometimes, a silly little phone game turns into hours of non-stop gameplay. Many people try to avoid games like that, but some seek them out. If you're ...
Tapinator Launches Crypto Themed Mobile Game Exclusively on iOS – PRNewswire

Tapinator Launches Crypto Themed Mobile Game Exclusively on iOS – PRNewswire

Mobile Games
Following its initial global launch on iOS, Crypto Trillionaire was featured by Apple as a "New Game We Love," in 152 countries, including the United States. To-date, Crypto Trillionaire has achieved the following iOS metrics: Nearly 250,000 player downloads Excellent rating of 4.7 (out of 5.0) stars, based on over 4,000 player reviews Reached #3 Top Strategy Games in the United States Reached #89 Top Grossing for Strategy Games in the United States Achieved #1 organic search result for the term "Crypto" within the App Store Tapinator's CEO, Ilya Nikolayev, commented on the games release, "We achieved a very successful initial global launch with Crypto Trillionaire on iOS and...