Subway Surfers becomes first Android game to pass 1bn downloads

Sybo and Kiloo's mobile hit achieves new milestone after outperforming all other games last year

By James Batchelor

Mobile increasing its share of the games industry - Report

App Annie and IDC find mobile consumer spending was double that of PC/Mac gaming last year, 3.6 times that of consoles

By Brendan Sinclair

Jam City acquires Columbia-based mobile dev Brainz and its award-winning strategy IP

"This deal proves that it is possible for Latin American talent to become part of global companies," says Brainz general manager

By Haydn Taylor

President Trump blocks $117 billion Qualcomm takeover

Singaporean rival Broadcom prevented from buying US chip firm over "national security" concerns

By Matthew Handrahan

Halfbrick reportedly lays off more than half its staff

Fruit Ninja developer said to have dismissed up to 30 employees, with fewer than 30 remaining at the studio

By James Batchelor

Kixeye secures $20m funding for machine learning platform

Mobile firm claims tech optimises gameplay and monetisation to solve the 'one-hit wonder problem'

By James Batchelor

Jobs Roundup: Drew Karpyshyn leaves BioWare (again)

Also, Naughty Dog promotes Neil Druckmann, Randy Pitchford joins Fig board, and key hires at Klang

By James Batchelor

What's the story at Wooga?

CEO Jens Begemann explains the reasoning for the casual games studio's plan to focus on story-driven games

By James Batchelor

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile

Epic's breakout hit will be releases for both iOS and Android, will support cross-play with PS4 and PC

Spil Games breaks 300 million downloads

Dutch mobile publisher attributes success to data-driven approach

By Haydn Taylor

V2 Games' Future Fund invests in WWE Champions dev Kung Fu Factory

Free-to-play studio is the first beneficiary of $10m fund to drive innovation in games

By James Batchelor

The Podcast: Following Florence

We discuss the impact of Mountains' debut title and the potential to expand gaming's remit

By James Batchelor

NetEase cracks Japanese mobile market with Knives Out

Japan accounts for over 80% of global net sales in February

By Haydn Taylor

New Mobcrush streaming platform allows brands to "test the waters" with influencers

CEO Mike Wann talks us through Go Live, Get Paid: an initiative that guarantees payment for mobile streamers

By James Batchelor

FarmVille co-creator announces departure from Moonfrog Labs

Mark Skaggs has stepped down as director from the Indian mobile developer

By Haydn Taylor

Mobile interactive story games generated $14m last month

Apps like Choices, Episode and What's Your Story have generated $52.5m since November

By James Batchelor

Former King SVP appointed president of mobile developer Dots

"I was drawn to Dots' unique creative culture and diverse talent," says Efrat.

By Haydn Taylor

Unhappy Rovio says 2017 was its 'best ever year'

Revenue and Profit rise sharply, but miss analyst expectations

By Christopher Dring

Rovio's head of Games steps down

"Personal reasons" cited as Wilhelm Taht leaves the Finnish company with immediate effect

By Matthew Handrahan

Six things you need to know about Messenger Games

Chatterbox Games' Adam Telfer explains the challenges and opportunities offered by platforms like Facebook Instant Games

By Adam Telfer

Finger Punch opens new headquarters in Singapore

Mobile publisher plans to "ambitiously pursue" partners across Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe

By Haydn Taylor

Seriously's four-year quest to become Finland's next breakout hit

Co-founder Petri Järvilehto has built Best Fiends into a $100 million IP, and this is only the beginning

By Matthew Handrahan

German distributor EuroVideo Medien enters mobile games market

Firm expands new games label Wild River to encompass smart devices with three upcoming releases

By James Batchelor

Space Ape: Chasing a genre-defining hit

Product owner Nick Mansdorf discusses the London-based studio's mission to break into the big leagues

By Haydn Taylor

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