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Why Samsung is investing in and revitalising its high quality, curated and boutique Galaxy Apps store

Posted by admin 1 day 10 hours ago News — Kicking off Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2015 was Samsung's VP of Emerging Platforms Mihai Pohontu . The role of the Emerging Platforms business at Samsung is to support and expand the developer ecosystem around Samsung's hardware and business. Its activity ranges from its Galaxy Apps business, to acquiring content to support Samsung hardware launches, its Developer Connections outrea Read More
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Deconstructing the $120,000 IAP economy of Game of War

Posted by admin 1 day 10 hours ago News — Games like Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga get a lot of media attention because most journalists have played them. Less covered as it's much more difficult (and expensive) to play in is Machine Zone's Game of War . However, it's equally, if not more successful, being the first western-developed F2P game to hit Asian levels of per player monetisation. According to Dimitar Draganov , Monet Read More
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Bluffing in games is difficult, says TinyBuild's Mike Rose

Posted by admin 1 day 10 hours ago News — Mike Rose, formerly of this parish and now of TinyBuild, made it abundantly clear on stage at GDC Europe that bluffing is difficult to introduce to videogames. Despite the mechanic’s prevalence in the tabletop scene, Rose argued that the nature of video games makes bluffing difficult. But there are ways to introduce the principles into a game nevertheless. Table top tactics Discussing Read More
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Pocket Gamer's Ultimate GDC Europe and Gamescom 2015 party guide

Posted by admin 1 day 10 hours ago News — Neck and neck with ChinaJoy, Gamescom fights it out for the title of the most popular game show for consumers. But that doesn't mean that the games industry doesn't also get its time in the fun in Cologne. After all, the Gamescom week kicks off with GDC Europe and indeed its own trade day. Which means there's plenty of network opportunities; something that continues out of office hours with Read More
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O2 focused on ‘competing fiercely’ after 1.6% revenue hike

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — The network announced strong net subscriber growth up 4.4% year-on-year Read More
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BT boasts 100,000 mobile adds as Q1 results reveal ‘good start’

Posted by admin 2 days ago News — Quad-player released its Q1 2015 results, showing good progress in the mobile market Read More
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Five Nights at Freddy's movie scoops Poltergeist director

Posted by admin 3 days ago News — As backlash against Five Nights at Freddy’s  creator Scott Cawthon grows, Warner Bros has secured Gil Kenan to direct the horror game’s movie adaptation. Having directed the Poltergeist reboot, Kenan will now lead production on and co-write the premium game’s cinematic release. Scares galore Deadline reports that Tyler Burton Smith will also pen the script, while Adam Read More
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Mobile strategy outfit Gunjin Games bags $1.3 million seed funding

Posted by admin 3 days ago News — Mobile games development studio Gunjin Games has swiped $1.3 million funding from an oversubscribed seed investment round. Led by both angel and industry investors - including Smurfit Family Investment, Shum Singh and Ltd – the cash was secured over two rounds. Old faces, new talent The Brighton-based studio is only a few months old, having been established in late 2014. G Read More
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