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King to shut down online games portal Royal Games

Site launched in 2004 and was original home to developer's biggest IPs, including Candy Crush

By Danielle Partis

Epic urges court to deny Apple's request to pause anti-steering changes

Fortnite firm says Apple has failed to prove it would be irreparably harmed by court-ordered changes

By James Batchelor

Kazoo Games raises $12m, round led by Garena

Money raised will go towards accelerating development and expanding the team

By Danielle Partis

Latest Development articles

Google lowers Play Store subscription share to 15%

Company said previous approach to lowering fee made it "challenging for subscription businesses to benefit"

By Marie Dealessandri

Square Enix opens London mobile studio

Team is currently working on free-to-play Tomb Raider and Avatar: The Last Airbender games

By James Batchelor

Rovio Toronto preparing to take flight

Julie Beaugrand on starting a new studio for the Angry Birds maker amid a pandemic and a shifting mobile industry

By Brendan Sinclair

Navigating the post-IDFA world: All you need to know about iOS 14.5

Check out all our GamesIndustry.biz Academy guides to complying with this year's disruptive iOS update

By Marie Dealessandri

Google countersues Epic Games for breach of contract

The tech giant argues that "Epic's purported launch on Google Play was an act of deception designed to provoke litigation"

By Marie Dealessandri

Former Apple Arcade head leading PlayStation's mobile strategy

Nicola Sebastiani joined in July, after seven years at Apple

By Marie Dealessandri

Magic Leap raises $500m, unveils Magic Leap 2

Company valued at $2 billion, second generation of AR headset expected in 2022

By James Batchelor

Hypercasual startup Homa Games raises $50m

French mobile outfit plans to build on new subgenre of popular genre

By Danielle Partis

Apple appeals against court ruling that would enable external payment options

Anti-steering restrictions were to be lifted in December, but iPhone maker wants to wait until after legal process

By James Batchelor

Dutch antitrust regulator finds Apple App Store payments anti-competitive

iPhone maker ordered to make changes to in-app payment system, following investigation that began in 2019

By Danielle Partis

AppLovin acquires MoPub from Twitter for $1bn

Social network bought mobile ad service in 2013 for $350 million

By Danielle Partis

Apple estimated to earn more from gaming than Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo

Analysis suggests games generated $8.5 billion for App Store in fiscal 2019 alone

By James Batchelor

A beginner's guide to mobile distribution

GameBake's Michael Hudson explains how to approach your development and distribution journey on mobile

By Michael Hudson

Voodoo acquires mobile studio Beach Bum

Company develops recreations of classic card and board games

By Danielle Partis

Genshin Impact mobile generates $2bn in first year

Excluding China, free-to-play open-world RPG was the highest-grossing mobile game of the past 12 months

By James Batchelor

Fast Travel Games aims to fill "great need for VR publishers"

CEO Oskar Burman discusses opportunities in a maturing virtual reality market as new publishing arm launches

By James Batchelor

Three strategies for mobile ad creatives in an iOS 14 world

IronSource's Adam Stevens explains how to design creatives that address challenges introduced by the iOS privacy updates

By Adam Stevens

EA lays out the plan for Playdemic

EA mobile exec Jeff Karp sees "immediate opportunities" to bring Golf Clash design elements to EA Sports series, potential for "future synergies"

By Brendan Sinclair

Mobile gaming will bring in $116bn in 2024 - Newzoo

Market intelligence firm expects 11.2% CAGR from 2019 through 2024; this year's worldwide mobile gaming market projected to be $90.7bn

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic vs Apple: All The Headlines

Judge rules in favour of Apple on nine out of ten counts, but Epic has filed to appeal

By GamesIndustry Staff

Apple won't let Fortnite back on App Store until court ruling finalized

Epic says it has paid the $6 million it owed the iPhone maker, but Apple responded it "will not consider any further requests for reinstatement"

By Brendan Sinclair

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