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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

My.Games acquires hypercasual publisher Mamboo Games for over $2m

Russia-based games brand previously took a minority stake in the studio last year

By James Batchelor

Niantic will shut down soft-launched Catan: World Explorers this November

Pokémon Go studio will remove app from stores and stop real-money purchases as project

By James Batchelor

The Epic vs Apple judgement leaves much undecided | Opinion

Apple must allow app developers to point consumers at alternative payment methods - but there will be many more legal wrangles before the impact on mobile games is clear

By Rob Fahey

Mobile Premier League raises $150 million

The India-based mobile esports company is valued at $2.3 billion

By Marie Dealessandri

Does the Epic vs Apple judgement open iOS to more legal attacks?

Legal experts discuss the ramifications of the recent court decision in the ongoing dispute

By James Batchelor

App Annie charged with securities fraud, agrees to pay $10m

Former CEO issued $300k penalty and a ban from serving as a company director over “engaging in deceptive practices”

By Danielle Partis

Apple refuses to reinstate Epic's developer account in South Korea

"We would welcome Epic's return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else," Apple said

By Marie Dealessandri

Epic appeals against judge's ruling in Apple antitrust case

Fortnite firm turns to US Court of Appeals as its legal crusade continues

By James Batchelor

Judge orders Apple to allow apps that link to external payment options

Update: Ruling on the merits includes additional insight on why Epic won just one of ten counts

By Brendan Sinclair

eFootball PES 2021 Mobile passes 450m downloads

Konami released the title in October last year

Jam City acquires Ludia for $165m

Acquisition of Jurassic World Alive developer financed by $350m funding round

By Danielle Partis

Playright Games acquired by Qiiwi Games for around $1.1m

Publisher buys majority stake in hypercasual studio founded in 2020

By Danielle Partis

Odeeo raises $1m for "non-disruptive" ads for mobile games

The company's audio ads aim to avoid disrupting gameplay

By Marie Dealessandri

South Korea's App Store law is a grand experiment | Opinion

With legislation regulating app stores considered by many regions, South Korea's typically early-mover approach will be watched carefully

By Rob Fahey

Multiscription raises €800,000

Latest funding round will go towards growing its subscription platform for free-to-play games

By Marie Dealessandri

Apple to relax store rules for "reader apps"

"It's hard to discern the rationale that this is safe while Fortnite accepting direct payments remains unsafe," Tim Sweeney reacted

By Marie Dealessandri

Playtika acquires developer Reworks in deal worth up to $600m

80% of the firm purchased for $400 million, remaining 20% to be acquired in the next year

By Danielle Partis

South Korea bans Apple, Google from blocking third-party payments

Government also claims the power mediate disputes over app payments, cancellations and refunds

By James Batchelor

Studio Sirah raises $830k in seed funding to fuel debut mobile game

Indian developer currently working on PVE strategy card brawler

By Danielle Partis

Netflix testing first mobile games integration in Poland

Streaming service reiterates games strategy in "very, very early days," test focuses on previous Stranger Things titles

By James Batchelor

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