• Sensor Tower: Mobile Game Spending Hit $48.3 Billion In 2017

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  • Mobile spending was up across the board globally in 2017 mostly due to games. Total app spend was up 35 percent year-over-year, reaching $58.6 billion on the Apple App Store and Google Play according to mobile market analyst Sensor Tower. The bulk of that was from mobile games, which accounted for 82 percent of all revenue and rose 30 percent year-over-year to reach $48.3 billion.

    The top-grossing title worldwide on the Apple App Store and Google Play was Mixi Inc.’s Monster Strik...

  • Mobile Gaming Brings Old School Controllers Back To Life

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  • LAS VEGAS – Old school video game controllers might seem chunky, but nostalgia is bringing them back to the market.

    GameSir and Gamevice created two phone attachments to let players finally put that muscle memory to use on a traditional controller with a D-pad, action buttons, and dual joysticks.

    The mobile gaming industry hit an estimated $108.9 billion last year, but tiny touch screens and thumbs aren’t often the best combination for fast-paced action games. Th...

  • Mobile Gaming Studio Nazara Technologies Acquires NextWave

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  • Mumbai-based mobile gaming studio Nazara Technologies has acquired a majority stake in NextWave Multimedia. With the acquisition of NextWave, Nazara strengthens its portfolio of offerings in the virtual interactive sports genre in India and other emerging markets.

    The NextWave acquisition comes after Nazara’s investments in startups such as MasterMind Sports, Truly Social, Moong Labs and more recently HalaPlay. Back in 2014, Nazara also participated in a $654.5K (INR 4.2 Cr) Serie...

  • The Best Mobile Games

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  • Mobile gaming has come a long way. Over the past few years we've gone from simple distractions like Snake, Words With Friends and Doodle Jump to full-on narrative experiences crafted specifically for Android and iOS devices. What's more, at least a few traditional console game developers have shifted entirely to mobile at this point, and, in a bit of a reversal, they've ported their games to consoles. By 2012, game-design toolsets like Unity and Unreal made a charming indie designed for mobile d...

  • Pokies Giant Aristocrat Bets On Free-to-play Mobile Gaming Boom

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  • Australian poker machine giant Aristocrat has become the world's second-largest provider of free-to-play online casino-style games after completing a $1.3 billion takeover of a US-based business.

    The ASX-listed Aristocrat on Wednesday announced it had acquired Seattle's Big Fish Games, the creator of several hugely popular mobile and desktop games played by more than 12.4 million active users every month. Among its catalogue of hit gaming titles are Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop! an...