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Nintendo disappointed by Super Mario Run revenues

However, company says it still prefers pay-once model to free-to-play formulas like the one used in Fire Emblem Heroes

By Brendan Sinclair

Netmarble to raise $2.4 billion with an IPO

Around $1.3 billion will be used for deals and acquisitions as Korean publisher strides towards global top five

By Matthew Handrahan

Alibaba investing $145m in global network for mobile games

Chinese online giant forms "Global Strategic Alliance of Game Distribution" with four international companies

By Matthew Handrahan

Appodeal buys Corona Labs

Mobile ad firm brings maker of Corona SDK in-house, will add enterprise version to current free options

Apple ramps up its support for indies

App Store receives permanent section where indies will be spotlighted; indies tell us they're happy with "renewed focus on editorial and curation"

By James Brightman

Zynga buys four Solitaire games for $42.5 million

Harpan's two-man team is richly rewarded for its social card titles

By Matthew Handrahan

"Mobile PR doesn't follow the same path as traditional gaming"

Premier's director of games Gareth Williams offers advice to studios looking to raise the profile of their mobile release

By James Batchelor

Tencent topped mobile revenue charts in 2016 - App Annie

Supercell loses the top spot to Tencent, NetEase climbed six places to finish in third for the year

Small Giant secures €5.4m in funding

Finnish studios doubles down on mobile multiplayer with “Empires & Puzzles”

Gree lays off staff in San Francisco

Workforce restructure and reduction comes after positive quarter

By Dan Pearson

Rovio sells TV animation studio to Kaiken Entertainment

Former Rovio CEO Mikael Hed leads evolution of Kaiken Publishing, which was already master licensee for Angry Birds books

By Matthew Handrahan

ZeptoLab publishing division now open to all

Cut The Rope developer takes the full leap into mobile publishing, promises “no submission is ignored”

By James Batchelor

"Don't rely on being featured by app stores"

Google's Matteo Vallone encourages mobile devs to find other channels to new audiences and trust in the quality of their games

By James Batchelor

Next Games looks to €30 million IPO

Listing on Nasdaq First North Finland seen as key to mobile developer's growth plans

By Matthew Handrahan

Two Kabam studios form Aftershock following Netmarble acquisition

New company has “opened itself for acquisition”, conversations already underway with potential buyers

By James Batchelor

Armada Interactive raises $10 million seed funding

Led by the founder of Remedy Entertainment, Finnish studio wants to raise the standard of core mobile games

By Matthew Handrahan

InnoGames picks up Warlords from Wooga

Sale of mobile strategy title indicative of Wooga's renewed focus on casual games

Flaregames launches €20 million mobile game accelerator

18-month program will target free-to-play devs lacking publishing expertise to get the most from their games

By Matthew Handrahan

Amazon: Tutorials, social and exclusive IAP key to attracting big spenders

Technology evangelist Mario Viviani offers advice on how to generate more through microtransactions

By James Batchelor

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