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The Podcast: Mobile matters in 2017

Reigns creator François Alliot, Space Ape's Martyn Jones and Altered Gene's Des Gayle joins us to discuss the future of smartphone gaming

The latest Podcast is available to download now, and focuses on trends in the mobile market.

Recorded at Mobile Games Forum 2017 in London, James is joined by Reigns developer François Alliot, Altered Gene's Des Gayle and Space Ape Games' Martyn Jones.

The quartet discusses the challenges that face premium games, the desire for new play patterns in 2017 and the distinct differences between mobile users and other gaming audiences.

Elsewhere, Dan and James reflect on their own experiences with mobile games, the potential for more triple-A brands to improve their output on smart devices following Super Mario Run, and the trappings of the proven but problematic free-to-play model. will soon launch our new sector-specific newsletters, covering Publishing & Retail, Virtual & Augmented Reality, and Mobile. Head to the homepage and scroll to the bottom to subscribe.

Our previous episodes covered virtual reality and the Nintendo Switch announcement.

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James Batchelor: James is Editor-in-Chief at, and has been a B2B journalist since 2006. He is author of The Best Non-Violent Video Games
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