There is a formula to Pokemon Go's Success, but it's not AR

Patrick Walker, EEDAR VP of Insights, looks at the implications of Pokemon Go's success for mobile and AR gaming

By Patrick Walker

Will Mario on mobile revitalize Nintendo?

Weekly recap: With all eyes on Apple and Sony this week, Nintendo makes one of its most important announcements in years

By James Brightman

Gram Games opens London studio

Turkish mobile developer pushes into midcore games with new office

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple: Mario, Pokemon and iPhone 7

Update: Nintendo stock jumped almost 30% on news of Mario's mobile debut, nearing its Pokémon Go peak

By Rachel Weber

$10m+ Production Budgets: Avoiding the Shark Fin

Kabam CEO Kevin Chou details a familiar pattern of decline in free-to-play mobile games, and what developers can do to avoid it

By Kevin Chou

"My biggest nightmare is waking up and realising we've not failed in a year"

Ilkka Paananen talks company culture ahead of this year's annual BAFTA lecture.

By Dan Pearson

Pokémon Go "a real game changer" for Sony's mobile ambitions

CEO Kaz Hirai believes AR could "lift all boats" in the market for mobile games

By Matthew Handrahan

Google Play opens up Early Access

Developers can now nominate their games to be included in early funding program

By Brendan Sinclair

Bulkypix is in liquidation

Development partners have a limited time to recover owed money and other assets from bankrupt French publisher

By Matthew Handrahan

Mobile has become an indie-hostile market

Sky-high barriers to entry have made mobile into a space no indie creator or small studio should even consider

By Rob Fahey

Wargaming cuts 64 jobs with WG Cells closure

Mobile arm shuttered less than a year after its inception due to "a very difficult market"

By Matthew Handrahan

Digital sales up 10% year-over-year in July - Superdata

Pokemon Go, Overwatch powering a strong summer for game industry; Clash Royale cannibalizing Clash of Clans

By Brendan Sinclair

Kabam's Next Wave: PS4 level graphics and $24 million launches

CEO Kevin Chou details the company's ambitious new product strategy, and explains the "healthy" lack of mobile game IPOs

By Matthew Handrahan

RPG, strategy are most lucrative mobile genres - SurveyMonkey

Other genres see more downloads, but downloads have become almost meaningless

By James Brightman

Kabam: Look beyond whales, focus on your "regulars"

In seeking long-term success, Aaron Loeb believes mobile developers can learn from the long-term strategies found in television shows

By Matthew Handrahan

Property owners sue over Pokemon Go

Detroit-area couple says they don't feel safe as players loiter, trespass, harass home owners near in-game hotspots

By Brendan Sinclair

King's Z2 studio cuts support staff

"We are removing some support functions and capitalizing on the experience and talent within the studio"

By Rachel Weber

Firefly Games raises $10 million more

Rush of Heroes publisher will invest funding in movie-based games, VR, eSports

By Brendan Sinclair

"Premium is dead. That's a fact, so let's deal with it"

With Lost in Harmony, Digixart's Yoan Fanise confronted the death of premium on mobile, but that shouldn't mean the death of variety

By Matthew Handrahan

GREE Inc. is back in the black after transitional year

Japanese firm readies for "new release blitz" in the next fiscal year after 12 months of declining revenue

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Go sponsorships will ease "that pressure" to dial up IAP

"It's tough to be disciplined and understand where you want to draw the line between monetisation and fun gameplay" - Niantic CEO John Hanke

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Go blocks third-party services as global rollout continues

Niantic's game earned a reported $200 million in its first month, giving rise to a cottage industry of external sites

By Matthew Handrahan

Beware the Pokemon Go Bandwagon

The phenomenal success of Niantic's game is driving developers, IP holders and venture capitalists towards mobile AR, but most of those bets won't pay off

By Rob Fahey

Zynga posts another up-and-down quarter

Frank Gibeau says company turnaround is building momentum, confirms work on games using VR, AR, and wearables

By Brendan Sinclair

Zynga names Matt Bromberg COO

Former EA senior VP of mobile strategy and operations joins Words With Friends publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

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