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Flashback Friday: Pedal to the metal: The making of CSR Racing

Posted by admin 1 day 17 hours ago News — Released on 11 June 2012, CSR Racing was one of the first western mobile games to incorporate sophisticated monetisation with high-end - so-called console-style - graphics. A year later, with the game's financial success impressive - it grossed $12 million in its launch month - we spoke to Boss Alien's MD Jason Avent about the process of making the hit game, the sequel for which has just bee Read More
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Nintendo reveals 'free-to-start' mobile game price strategy

Posted by admin 1 day 17 hours ago News — Since dropping the bombshell that Nintendo is now moving into the mobile space , Satoru Iwata has remained tight lipped on just how much those games will cost. Until now, that is. In an investor Q&A session , the Nintendo CEO hinted that his company will be leaning heavily towards what he termed “free-to-start” games. Iwata aired his concerns that “games with a one-time Read More
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Wooga appoints Vera Termuhlen as Head of Human Resources

Posted by admin 1 day 17 hours ago News — The Berlin-based casual games developer Wooga has announced that new recruit Vera Termühlen will be heading up its HR division. Termühlen has 9 years of experience in Human Resources, as former VP of HR at Rocket Internet, as well as Talent Manager and HR Business Partner at KPMG. Game entrance “Vera is a highly skilled and experienced HR specialist and we are very glad Read More
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Mobile game developers need to value their work and increasingly that starts with price

Posted by admin 1 day 17 hours ago News — The big money in mobile has moved to free-to-play. But should big name and other established developers and publishers be abandoning paid games? I think many should re-evaluate their positions and consider premium pricing: leveraging their successful properties' ability to be sold up front. Set up There are two chief problems that game developers experience when they 'go mobile'. One is that Read More
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Why Finnish triple-A game development is much more than Remedy

Posted by admin 1 day 17 hours ago News — This is an article in a regular series of guest columns from Nordic Game Bits. Bo Nørgaard is a Danish journalist who has recently joined the Nordic Game Bits team. The Finnish gaming industry has always been known for its thriving mobile scene. Even though Finland only has one triple-developer in Max Payne and Alan Wake creator Remedy, the Finnish gaming industry had a turnover of 1. Read More
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Europe roaming charges rule changes played down

Posted by admin 1 day 17 hours ago News — The impact from ‘the end of roaming charges’ is expected to be limited Read More
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Tech Data Mobile and MD Peter Hubbard part ways

Posted by admin 1 day 17 hours ago News — Sources claim his departure is part of a drive to cut costs after the distrbutor lost its contract with Tesco Read More
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Unity bizdev man Mika Kuusisto joins Outfit7 to head revenue drive

Posted by admin 3 days ago News — Joining the Unity Ads as part of its acquisition of game sharing and ad network outfit Applifier, Mika Kuusisto has been part of the team that's added a significant new revenue stream for developers using the development platform. The more than $3 million it announced at GDC 2015 for indie hit Crossy Road was one headline for the service that's used by the likes of Rovio, Sega, Supercell and Read More
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