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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

Samsung Gear VR hits 1 million MAUs

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg sheds light on the growing reach of mobile VR, believes that AR will follow the same path

By Matthew Handrahan

Brazil, India and Russia in the top 5 markets for Unity installs

Q2 data shows the growing importance of mobile markets outside of Europe and North America

By Matthew Handrahan

Crossy Road studio Hipster Whale expands into publishing

The Australian mobile studio has hired Atari and Krome vet Clara Reeves to run the business

By James Brightman

Pokemon GO drives Nintendo market cap past Sony

Nintendo's value has doubled, approaching $40 billion, thanks to Niantic's Pokemon mobile game

By James Brightman

China overtakes US in iOS game revenues - App Annie

And Japan now finds itself in third place on iOS, according to the market intelligence firm

By James Brightman

5 Ways to Improve Pokémon GO from a Location-based Game Designer

Wes Leviton of Adrian Crook & Associates offers his insights based on firsthand experience with location-based mobile games

By Wesley Leviton

SoftBank to buy ARM for Ł24bn

UK processor firm will keep Cambridge base, expects to double workforce

By Dan Pearson

Pokemon GO shows us the power of brands and AR

Weekly roundup: Nintendo flexes its muscle, PewDiePie is vindicated, and Valve finally distances itself from gambling

By James Brightman

Line IPO raises $1.1 billion, the biggest in tech in 2016

Around 40% of revenue comes from games, stickers and comics, and Japanese messaging service is seeking to expand with new content

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokemon GO is the perfect marriage of IP and technology

Both Niantic and Nintendo deserve credit; if Nintendo can find such good matches for its other core IPs, the company's future is bright

By Rob Fahey

Pokemon GO is now the biggest US mobile game ever

Niantic's insta-hit has topped Twitter's daily users and sees more engagement than Facebook

By James Brightman

Location, location, location: Pokémon GO's unique strength and biggest problem

Niantic eyes sponsored locations just as the complaints from real-world businesses start to roll in

By Matthew Handrahan

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