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Com2uS: Successful esports "don't just appear out of nowhere"

The developer of $1 billion hit Summoners War has slowly built up to its first major global tournament

By James Batchelor

Plarium acquired in $500 million deal

Vikings: War of Clans studio bought by Australian casino specialist Aristocrat

By Matthew Handrahan

Super Evil Megacorp snags $19m

Vainglory studio doubles office space and expands team with plans to bring the MOBA to more audiences

By James Brightman

The Ł40 heart-tracking mobile game designed to be sold in shops

BfB Labs founder Simon Fox explains why he shunned Apple Watch and Google Fit to build Champions of the Shengha

By James Batchelor

NCsoft's tumbling Q2 profits balanced by Lineage M success

Sources claim mobile title was earning a peak of $11.5 million a day in its first month in South Korea

By Matthew Handrahan

Zynga's turnaround in full effect with $5.1m profit in Q2

90% of Zynga's audience now comes from mobile, CEO Frank Gibeau stressed to us

By James Brightman

Glu Mobile raises full-year forecasts after $68.7m quarter

Company expects bookings to reach between $307m and $312m, the highest in three years

By James Batchelor

Nexon acquires publishing rights to Battlejack

Firm will handle global distribution for fantasy card battle RPG by Finnish studio Grand Cru

Rewarded video ads most effective monetisation for mobile firms

But in-app purchases still generate the most revenue, according to AdColony report

By James Batchelor

Women In Games and IMGA announce new mobile awards

Winners will be revealed during European Women In Games Conference this September

By James Batchelor

Pokémon Go takes $5.8m in a single day after failed Fest event

UPDATED: European events delayed until Autumn while Niantic improves on tech

By James Batchelor

Western release considered for Assassin's Creed: Blood Sail

China-targeted MMO may go international as it ramps up brand's mobile assault

By GamesIndustry Staff

Niantic lays blame for Pokemon Go Fest problems

Developer puts worst connection problems at the feet of cell phone network providers, will continue running real-world events for fans

By Brendan Sinclair

Niantic offers full refunds after Pokémon Go Fest debacle

Tech issues rendered the game unplayable, all attendees eligible for a refund and $100 of in-game currency

By Matthew Handrahan

DeNA has 10% of games staff working on Nintendo projects

Around 100 people are currently involved, but that number could rise if necessary

By Matthew Handrahan

$7m invested in mobile games community platform Plexchat

Seed round led by Raine Ventures for application that seeks to unite mobile games

By James Batchelor

N3twork buys Agamemnon mobile UA platform

Ex-Rovio VP Eric Seufert joins the company as part of the acquisition

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple appoints first managing director for China

Isabel Ge Mahe's appointment demonstrates strong commitment to "invest and grow in China"

By Matthew Handrahan

How Critical Force achieved 21m downloads without paying for user acquisition

The Finnish studio's founder Veli-Pekka Piirainen warns that too many young games companies “trust in miracles”

By James Batchelor

Netmarble's acquisition shopping list

Chief global officer Seungwon Lee details what the Lineage 2 and Marvel Future Fight publisher has in mind for its multi-billion-dollar acquisition fund

By Brendan Sinclair

How gacha can benefit Western game developers

AppLovin MD Johannes Heinze on the potential of a "powerful monetisation tool" that's big in Japan, and less so in the West

By Johannes Heinze

Zynga scraps new Mafia Wars mobile title

Soft-launched game canned after just three months as publisher didn't believe it would be “a successful forever franchise”

By James Batchelor

Subway Surfers developer hires PopCap's Amy Kalson

Former creative director takes up new senior game designer role at Sybo Games

Walking Dead dev Next Games acquires Lume Games

Studio behind The Walking Dead: No Man's Land will leverage Lume's expertise to make new mobile AR title

By James Brightman

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