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Amazon announces Web Services and Twitch-integrated Lumberyard game engine

Posted by admin 1 day 2 minutes ago News — In a surprise move, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced its game engine Lumberyard. Labelled as a "blend of new and proven technologies from CryEngine, the Amazon-owned Double Helix, and AWS", Lumberyard is initially available for PC and console development, with mobile and VR support to follow in a couple of months. However, what's most significant about the move is the integration of b Read More
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Everything you ever wanted to know about paid UA in 2,000 words

Posted by admin 1 day 2 minutes ago News — Torulf Jernström is CEO of Finnish developer Tribeflame. His blog is Pocket Philosopher . Following last week's article about free user acquisition , this week, let's go into what you can do to get users with money - paid user acquisition. Again, this is the broad overview of what is useful to know for an indie developer just transitioning into paid UA, not an in-depth article on all th Read More
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Short, sweet and unexpected: How Qaos Games hopes to shake up the App Store

Posted by admin 1 day 2 minutes ago News — Pocket Gamer Connects  events always attract a wide variety of interesting people, from young developers to experienced sales people, and everything in between. One of the more interesting of these people was Sebastian Lindén , CEO and creative director of New York and Stockholm-based Qaos Games, a developer which is looking to work as an incubator for other developers on short, Read More
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No competition: Machine Zone owned the US UA battlefield in Q4 2015

Posted by admin 1 day 2 minutes ago News — While there's plenty of honest discussion about who makes the best or the most innovative mobile games, when it comes to which developer is the best end-to-end operator of F2P mobile games-as-a-service, there's no debate. It's Machine Zone. Not only has the secretive US developer built two extremely hardcore games - unplayable for most people, yet designed to be almost limitless in terms of Read More
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Glasgow studio Team Rock Games building a team, hiring artists and programmers

Posted by admin 1 day 2 minutes ago News — Team Rock, the company behind leading music media brands such as Team Rock Radio, Classic Rock, and Metal Hammer, has been building a games team. Apparently "looking at every platform, every genre, every type of experience," including the likes of VR and AR, the independent team will be working closely with the music brands its parent company covers daily. Team Rock Games is currently lookin Read More
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Ofcom shifts focus of Vodafone billing investigation

Posted by admin 1 day 2 minutes ago News — The UK regulator will now turn its focus to Vodafone‚Äôs complaints handling Read More
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Video: Disco Pixel's Trevor Stricker on making it as an indie

Posted by admin 4 days ago News — As part of Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2015, Trevor Stricker , President of Disco Pixel, gave a slightly pessimistic talk on "making it" as an indie. "Unity is the electric guitar of 2015" he said, since getting access to development tools is easier than ever, so there are a lot of people out there getting into game development. It isn't easy That said, Stricker pointed out that "mak Read More
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Strong Madden NFL Mobile growth sees EA Mobile's sales up 3% to $128 million

Posted by admin 4 days ago News — EA ( NASDAQ: EA ) has announced its Q3 FY16 financials, for the 3 months ending 31 December 2015. GAAP revenue was $1.1 billion, down 5% year-on-year. Non-GAAP revenue (the difference relates to how companies book the sale of digital goods not yet used) was up 26% to $1.8 billion. The company posted a $45 million GAAP net loss, compared to income of $142 million 12 months ago. However, consi Read More
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