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IMGA opens its nominations for 2015

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Returning for its eleventh year in 2015, the International Mobile Gaming Awards is now welcoming entrants. Honouring the cream of 2014's mobile crop, alongside promising in-development gems, the IMGA is opening its doors to everyone from small indies to giant publishers. The only stipulation is that all entries must have either been published in 2014, or remain as-yet unreleased. In fact, in Read More
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Finnish shooter specialist Critical Force wins our Slush 2014 Big Indie Pitch

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Acting as a pre-Slush 2014 event earlier this week, a bevy of hopeful indie developers gathered in On The Rocks, Helsinki, for one of our world famous Big Indie Pitches - sponsored by the new mobile gaming social SDK GetSocial . The night was one of the final few BIPs before our Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects in London this January. You can registered for that right here. The Read More
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Having paid out $2 million in 2014, Skillz says that its mobile eSporters aren't just kids

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — The market for skill-based real-money gaming (aka referred to as eSports) on mobile still seems to divide opinion. If they care at all many think it will never gain sufficient scale to be a significant part of the mainstream industry, while the small number of proponents claim it has the potential to be an element in all types of mobile gaming. Of course, companies like Skillz are in the lat Read More
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Rivals collaborate: Tencent and Alibaba both invest in film/TV outfit Huayi Brothers

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Demonstrating the complex competitive-yet-sometimes-collaborative business relationships between its tier 1 companies, arch rivals Tencent and Alibaba have both invested in media outfit Huayi Brothers. In terms of mobile gaming, it's best known for its equity stakes in Chinese developers Yinhan and Ourpalm, but the majority of Huayi's business revolves around film and TV media. Cash in The d Read More
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Marketing outfit Crobo opens office in China

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Berlin-headquartered performance marketing outfit Crobo has established a new office in China, with the firm opening a support branch in Guangzhou. Chunwen Chen (pictured) is heading up Crobo's business in the region. Following a  $5.75 million financing round in June, Crobo has ramped up its international expansion efforts. The company says that Chinese mobile and PC publishers such as Read More
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With a conversion rate of 10%, ustwo's Monument Valley IAP has paid off

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — One of the more interesting mobile gaming stories of recent week's has revolved around ustwo's Monument Valley . Launched on iOS in April, followed by Google Play and Amazon Appstore a month later, the $4 game has been both a critical and commercial success, also gaining an Apple Design Award 2014. The controversy - debated this week by our Mobile Mavens and opined upon by commentators - has Read More
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Jolla's crowdfunded Android compatible tablet raises over $500,000 in hours

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Following Nokia's announcement of its Android-powered N1 tablet comes news of another Finnish-designed tablet looking to disrupt the market. Keeping with the Nokia theme, Jolla - which was set up by a group of ex-Nokia staff - has opened the doors to its crowdfunded Jolla tablet. The campaign is running on Indiegogo and is based around a good hardware spec: 1.8 GHz Quad Core Intel processor, Read More
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Disruptor Beam raises $3.2 million for Star Trek Timelines and other projects

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — US studio Disruptor Beam has announced a $3.2 million Series A investment round. The developer, which released Game of Thrones Ascent on mobile, Facebook and Kongregate, and which is now working on Star Trek Timelines sees its focus as making authentic, socially-driven games. New investors in this round included Midverse Studios, which recently signed up the developer to its Invest+Publish p Read More
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