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China updating real name verification for video games in September

UPDATE: All titles will be expected to comply to prevent children from spending too much time gaming

By James Batchelor

Mobile revenues grew $135m in Malaysia and Singapore in two years

Niko Partners reports shows rapid growth in gaming on smartphones, surpassing PC

By James Batchelor

15,000 games removed from iOS App Store in China

Analysts at Niko Partners expect thousands more to be pulled by the end of the year

By James Batchelor

Latest Mobile articles

If 30% is too high, what's the right number? | Opinion

As authorities investigate Apple's share of App Store revenues, there's broad agreement that 30% is too high -- but there's little consensus on an alternative number

By Rob Fahey

Tim Sweeney: Apple has "gone crazy" over rev share approach

"Apple has no right to take any percent of any company's revenue just because they made the phone people use to access the stuff," says Epic Games founder

By Haydn Taylor

Niantic doubles donation to Black Lives Matter causes to $10m

Pokémon Go developer will share revenues from weekend event with non-profit organisations and Black creators

By James Batchelor

Players spent $17.5m during Pokémon Go Fest 2020

Spending reached $8.9 million on event's opening day, biggest one-day revenues since 2016

By James Batchelor

Huuuge Games acquires Double Star

Mobile firms had already worked together to publish Double Star's casual RPG Bow Land

By James Batchelor

Polyopia dev Midjiwan pledges €100,000 for solar energy investment

The Swedish firm has previously invested in solar energy projects in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Pakistan

Apple defends its controlled ecosystem in the face of antitrust investigation

Commissioned study says digital marketplaces "need governance to thrive," reiterates that 30% cut is standard

By James Batchelor

Cloud gaming "will take the biggest hit" from 5G delays caused by Huawei ban

But analysts tells GamesIndustry.biz mobile market "will thrive with or without 5G"

By James Batchelor

Nintendo isn't throwing in the towel on mobile just yet

Annual report positions mobile business as a key target area in company's long-term strategy

By Rebekah Valentine

German regulator won't ban Coin Star after all

But new legislation is being drafted that would shift game age ratings based on monetization

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get Project xCloud access from September

Platform holder announces cloud streaming will soon be added to subscription service in supported countries

By James Batchelor

Developing Bake It under quarantine

Kwalee's head of development Simon Platt on the processes and tools needed to make and ship a new product during lockdown

By Simon Platt

Sonic Dash has made $10 million in six years

That's more than the last five Sonic the Hedgehog mobile games made combined

By Rebekah Valentine

Reggie Fils-Aimé joins Rogue Games as strategic advisor

Former Nintendo of America president to advise mobile publisher as it expands to console and PC

By Rebekah Valentine

Tilting Point acquires FTX Games assets and Plamee Studios from Playtech

Tilting Point now publishing Narcos: Cartel Wars, The Walking Dead: Free Casino Slots, and Criminal Minds: The Mobile Game

Huuuge Games acquires Dutch advertising startup

Mobile developer now has 11 international offices and over 600 staff

By Haydn Taylor

Nifty Games opens new Chicago development studio

Mobile publisher's first internal development studio to be headed up by David Michicich

By Rebekah Valentine

GungHo's Ninjala hits 3m downloads in three weeks

Switch exclusive's free-to-play business model has been popular with gamers

European Union sets limits on platform madness

A new regulation will create a more fair and transparent relationship between games companies and the app stores

By Jari-Pekka Kaleva

Over 8,000 games pulled from App Store in China in one week

Apple clamps down on paid games or titles with in-app purchases that have not been approved by Chinese regulators

By James Batchelor

Traplight closes €8m investment round

Finnish mobile dev to focus on live-service development of latest title, Battle Legion

By Haydn Taylor

India bans 59 Chinese apps, including Clash of Kings

Moonton's Mobile Legends also banned over security concerns

By Rebekah Valentine

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