Featured Development articles

Report: PUBG: New State brings in $2.6m in first week

Sensor Tower estimates futuristic follow-up to Krafton's original mobile battle royale was downloaded more than 23 million times, almost one-third of them in India

By Brendan Sinclair

Moon Active lands $300m in funding

Investment puts Coin Master developer valuation at $5bn; CEO sees "potential for endless growth"

By Brendan Sinclair

Government suspends Tencent from updating or launching apps in China

Temporary measure applies to over 100 games, but publisher assures that titles remain functional and available for download

By James Batchelor

Latest Development articles

Zynga VP of global communications Sarah Ross dies

Ross was the driving force behind mobile giant's Play Apart Together campaign

By James Batchelor

Miniclip at 20: "I think the console experience was an abject failure for us"

Newly-appointed CEO Saad Choudri and co-founder Rob Small discuss growth, acquisitions, and sticking to what you know

By Danielle Partis

Pocket Burger Games raises $1 million in funding round

The remote UK-based company says its a "creator-first game development studio"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Niantic raises $300m at a $9bn valuation for "real-world metaverse"

Pokémon Go developer aims at creating "ever-evolving AR map of the world"

By Marie Dealessandri

UK government to make all use of mobile phones while driving illegal

Any use of a device, even while the car is stationary, could result in a Ł200 fine and six points on your licence

By Danielle Partis

Leaf Mobile to join London Stock Exchange

Floatation expected to value firm at around Ł130 million

By Danielle Partis

Essential design features to help PC and console games succeed on mobile

GameRefinery's Wilhelm Voutilainen explores how Call of Duty Mobile, Genshin Impact and League of Legends: Wild Rift bring AAA gameplay to smart devices

By Wilhelm Voutilainen

Thunderful acquires Early Morning Studio

Mobile developer is group's fourth purchase so far this year

By James Batchelor

Hadi raises $5m in funding to create casual mobile games

Istanbul-based studio made up of former Gram Games employees has several projects in the works

By Danielle Partis

Apple denied delay on App Store changes

Third party payment systems will have to be implemented on the App Store from December 9

By Marie Dealessandri

Miniclip appoints Saad Choudri as CEO

Choudri joined the company in 2011, formerly held the role of chief strategy officer

By Danielle Partis

Playtertainment raises $5m in funding round

Makers of arcade mobile app will use funds to expand its skill-based gaming platform

By Danielle Partis

Zynga reports revenues of $705m in Q3

Mobile firm sees 40% income increase year-over-year, and strengthens bottom line with reduced losses

By Danielle Partis

Niantic begins licensing its AR tech

Pokémon Go company launches Lightship AR dev kit as Niantic Ventures established to invest $20m in AR metaverse companies

By Brendan Sinclair

VR to be a $51bn market by 2030, says GlobalData

Firm expects enterprise applications to grow the sector from last year's estimated total of $5 billion worldwide

By Brendan Sinclair

Harry Potter: Magic Awakened makes $228 million in two months

The Chinese exclusive generated more revenue in its first month than Hogwarts Mystery and Wizards Unite launches combined

By Danielle Partis

Niantic to shut down Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in 2022

Pokémon Go studio will remove AR title from various app stores in December

By Danielle Partis

Gaming arm Nuverse one of six pillars in reorganised ByteDance

Gaming business unit to include Moonton Technology, C4games, publishing arm Pixmain

By Marie Dealessandri

Temple Running the gamut of brand extensions

Imangi Studios CEO Walter Devins shares his five-year plan for pushing the decade-old endless runner into new genres, platforms, and media

By Brendan Sinclair

Oculus' John Carmack skeptical about efforts to build the metaverse

Veteran developer calls it "a honeypot trap for architecture astronauts" during Facebook Connect keynote address

By Brendan Sinclair

Beat Saber passes $100m in revenue on Oculus Quest

The VR title was part of the Quest's launch lineup back in May 2019

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