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$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

Jagex: RuneScape on mobile will make the MMO a "second-screen experience"

New cross-platform, interoperable mobile editions aim to recapture lapsed players and draw in new audience

By James Batchelor

Playdemic's Golf Clash generates $1.1m in a single day

Studio aims to reap revenues of over $100m by the end of the year

By James Batchelor

Gameloft appoints new UK and Ireland country manager

Former Bin Weevils sales boss John-Paul Burke joins major mobile publisher

Riot Games suing Chinese developer behind League of Legends clone

Lawsuit is reportedly the third time Shanghai Moonton has infringed Riot's IP

By James Batchelor

Outplay doubles revenue to £15.5m

Scottish developer also recorded profit at £687,000 in 2016

By James Batchelor

Line Corporation opens games publishing arm

Mobile messaging company also acquires 51% stake in Korean developer NextFloor

By James Batchelor

GREE shuts down all Western operations

San Francisco, Melbourne and Berlin offices closed as mobile first adopts Japan-first strategy

By James Batchelor

Around 50 layoffs as GREE Melbourne reportedly closed down

Further cuts rumoured from mobile firm's Berlin and San Francisco offices

By James Batchelor

Red 5 shutting down Firefall MMO in favour of mobile version

Ex-WoW developers suspending work on sci-fi title just three years after release

By James Batchelor

FunRock expands with new office in Egypt

Swedish mobile developer looks to cater to the MENA market

By James Brightman

Tencent: Honor of Kings restrictions won't hurt game revenue

"Under 12 years old constitute a small proportion of our total user base and a smaller percentage of our paying user base"

By Matthew Handrahan

George Takei joins Fifth Journey as creative director

Star Trek actor responsibilities include marketing, social media, and developing character and storylines for Kubo and the Two Strings game

Valve, ArenaNet veteran Rick Ellis founds Sharkbite Games

Steam's lead developer has a new studio, with $1.25 million in VC funding in his pocket

By Matthew Handrahan

Line's Disney Tsum Tsum has earned $1 billion

Mobile hit launched in January 2014, has been downloaded 70 million times

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent implements time limits to curb kids' gaming addictions

Honour of Kings players under 12 restricted to one hour per day, two for under 18s

By James Batchelor

The game has changed for Nintendo on mobile

Last year smartphones were set to be Nintendo's saviour; with the successful launch of Switch the calculus has changed

By Rob Fahey

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