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Huuuge ambitions: How a $300m IPO will make the Polish mobile studio last forever

CEO and founder Anton Gauffin details his plans to "build and buy" his way to success in the market

By James Batchelor

Apple reportedly planning VR headset for next year

Bloomberg says iPhone maker is planning to launch a niche stand-alone VR device in preparation for a more mainstream AR play

By Brendan Sinclair

How MTG's acquisition will fuel Hutch's race to No.1

CEO Shaun Rutland on finding the right company to sell to - and the difficulty of doing so during a pandemic

By James Batchelor

Latest Development articles

Mobile gaming saw surge of new players in 2020

NPD: Number of mobile gamers increased 12% last year, in part due to pandemic-related lockdowns

By Rebekah Valentine

Miniclip acquires Online Soccer Manager studio Gamebasics

Deal aims to strengthen Miniclip's position in mobile sports market, Netherlands studio working on unannounced titles

By James Batchelor

Savage Game Studios raises $4.4m

Core team of new developer is formed of ex-Rockstar, Wargaming and Rovio staff

By James Batchelor

Epic Games takes legal action against Apple and Google in UK

Update: Apple says Epic's "reckless behavior made pawns of customers", and it "looks forward to making this clear to UK courts"

By James Batchelor

Playtika IPO raises $1.88bn

Share price exceeds expectations, mobile publisher begins trading on Nasdaq Global Select Market today

By James Batchelor

The return of Peter Moore

The industry veteran discusses his new role at Nifty Games and why mobile is the key to breaking away from EA and Take-Two's dominance in sports

By James Batchelor

Kuato raises 4.5m, expands to VR

Educational gaming studio's Panic Room will let one player direct the action from a PC or mobile device while another plays through a VR headset

By Brendan Sinclair

Newzoo sees mobile marketing upheaval in 2021

Research firm discusses impact of Apple's IDFA changes and four more trends in the mobile market this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Core gamers generated 66% of mobile revenues in 2020

But casual still dominates downloads, as App Annie reports mobile gaming will pass $120 billion in consumer spend in 2021

By James Batchelor

FTC wary of Apple and Google "squeezing developers"

Commissioner concerned over the "vast power" they wield, suggests it drives developers to manipulative monetisation

By James Batchelor

Federal Trade Commission orders Tapjoy to better police fraudulent advertising

US governmental body says mobile ad platform's failure to do so has "cheated developers and gamers"

By James Batchelor

Number of mobile gamers increased 50% in the UK due to COVID-19

The mobile gaming audience also grew 28% in the US, representing 28 million new players

By Marie Dealessandri

Call of Duty: Mobile makes $14m in first week in China

Activision's mobile hit has now generated $644 million worldwide

By Marie Dealessandri

Honor of Kings foresees a borderless, mobile future

TiMi Studios' Vincent Gao and Li Min explain why the company is making games for the players of tomorrow, not today

By Rebekah Valentine

Minecraft Earth shutting down

Just over a year after launch, Mojang says it will pull the plug on its mobile AR game June 30

By Brendan Sinclair

ITV invests in Roshambo Live team for TV pilot

UK broadcaster could acquire developer Live Tech Games if interactive game show concept proves successful

By James Batchelor

Tencent and Huawei resolve revenue share dispute

Tencent pulled its games out of the Huawei AppGallery last week, reportedly rejecting the store's 50% cut

By Marie Dealessandri

Analysing the major mobile game design and feature trends of 2020

GameRefinery's senior game analyst Wilhelm Voutilainen explores how the mobile industry adapted to the pandemic

By Wilhelm Voutilainen

Apple removes 39,000 games from China store in biggest single-day takedown

Assassin's Creed Identity and NBA 2K20 caught up in mobile company's purge of unlicensed games

By James Batchelor

Apple reportedly warns devs of more app takedowns in Chinese App Store

Thousands of games and apps will be removed unless proof of an official license is provided before December 31

By Matthew Handrahan

Blackstone makes big investment in mobile ad firm Liftoff

Sources say Blackstone's investment is close to $400 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Human: Fall Flat sells 2m in China

Mobile release via XD Inc reaches milestone in just six days

By Rebekah Valentine

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