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NPD: US, Canada saw more mobile gamers in 2018

Number of mobile gamers increased 5% year-over-year; Android remains most popular smartphone option

By Rebekah Valentine

From forum post to feature update: Supercell's community connection

How the Brawl Stars studio hopes to continue its "two-way street" partnership with content creators and game communities

By Rebekah Valentine

IGDC: Solving the monetisation problem in India

The Indian market is brimming with potential, but it's far from straightforward

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games store planned for launch on Android this year

Company looks toward iOS launch also, despite "apparent conflict" with Apple policy

By Rebekah Valentine

Supercell's killed games: Celebrating lessons, not failures

With only five full launches in nearly 10 years, Supercell's numerous cancelled titles serve as groundwork for future success

By Rebekah Valentine

Apptopia December report: No gods, no kings, only revenue

A lack of massive new releases allows for a more even revenue spread at the top as popular publishers debut more titles

By Rebekah Valentine

What happens when you turn a studio upside down?

How everyone at Supercell, from new developers to CEO Ilkka Paananen, ensures the "creative people are running the show" at the studio behind Brawl Stars

By Rebekah Valentine

Mobile game engine Corona goes open source

Transition has been part of "long-term vision" since company was acquired in 2017

Global spending on mobile expected to pass $76bn in 2018

Average smartphone user spends almost three hours per day using apps, says App Annie

By James Batchelor

Apple may soon enable gifting for in-app purchases

Updated guidelines allow developers to let users buy virtual items and currency for each other

By James Batchelor

Niantic launches $1m AR game contest

Pokémon Go developer encourages developers to "think outside the box"

By James Batchelor

Gameloft shutting down Spider-Man Unlimited after four years

Endless runner will still be playable until March 31, 2019 but no new updates planned

Zynga acquiring Small Giant

CEO Frank Gibeau discusses acquisition approach as publisher picks up Empires & Puzzles studio for $560 million, raises guidance

By Brendan Sinclair

Apptopia: Brawl Stars brings in $5.1 million in its first week

For comparison, Clash Royale brought in $22 million in its comparable period

By Rebekah Valentine

GamesIndustry.biz presents... The Year In Numbers 2018

The global games market value, most watched YouTube videos, biggest mobile games and more

By James Batchelor

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder found dead

Colin Kroll believed to have died from drug overdose on Sunday morning

By James Batchelor

AppsFlyer: Ads now generate more revenue than IAP in casual mobile games

Midcore games also see decline in share of IAP revenue, but ads still only make up 30%

By Haydn Taylor

The search for creativity at Voodoo's new Berlin studio

GM Alexander Willink plans to focus on small teams, fast testing, and creative people to "find the fun" in new games

By Rebekah Valentine

Mobile startup AppOnboard raises $15m round for instant demos platform

European and Asian expansion now on the cards as lifetime funding hits $35 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Epic pulls Infinity Blade series from the App Store

Fans assured that the pioneering mobile franchise will be "popping up in places you wouldn't expect"

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple pulls mobile strategy game for including Taliban as enemies

But Slitherine development director hopes mobile platform holder will reverse its decision

By James Batchelor

Disney Magic Kingdoms tops €100 million

Gameloft updates worldwide revenue total for two-year-old mobile and PC theme park builder

App Annie: Mobile to take 60% of worldwide gaming revenue

Cross-platform play on mobile, improved smartphones are driving the rise in market share

By Rebekah Valentine

Pokémon Go trespassing lawsuit settled

No terms disclosed, but both parties targeting approval next February

By James Batchelor

PUBG Mobile leads winners in Android Game of the Year Awards

20 titles celebrated for innovation, competitive multiplayers, and casual accessibility

By James Batchelor

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