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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

Latest Mobile articles

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

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

TikTok owner reportedly in talks to buy stake in Chinese mobile games publisher

ByteDance said to be eyeing 27.6% stake in CMGE Technology worth $275 million

By James Batchelor

Voodoo acquires OHM Games

Mobile games giant buys Paris-based developer after partnering on multiple hit games

GamesIndustry.biz presents… The Year in Numbers 2020

Featuring the global games market value, boxed vs digital spending, best-selling games, and - of course - pets

By James Batchelor

Rovio names Alexandre Pelletier-Normand as new CEO

Former EVP of games will take over from Kati Levoranta on January 1

By James Batchelor

MAG Interactive acquired word game specialist Apprope

Value of the deal could rise to almost $12 million if the Swedish firm's profit targets are met

By Matthew Handrahan

Mass market, mystery boxes and metric-driven design: The legacy of FarmVille

With the original FarmVille shutting down after 11 years, we explore the impact the hit social game had on the industry

By James Batchelor

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