Posts Tagged: mobile gaming



Gree admits failure with browser-based mobile gaming, shifts half of workforce to make native games for iOS and Android

In response to crashing revenue and net income, Gree is leaving browser games behind in favor of native mobile games.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $120 million into Kabam, a developer of o...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
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South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

It’s been five years since the second venture boom started in Korea, and now there are several startups that are big enough to compete wit...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 12:35 pm
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A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in Sundaytoz

A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in casual gaming company

Smilegate, Korea-based maker of hardcore online games such as Crossfire, this morning announced a $112 million buyout of 20 percent of socia...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm
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Japan's market for mobile gaming

Japan’s smartphone games market now worth $5.4 billion, half of total gaming industry

According to a new report, Japan’s domestic smartphone gaming market was worth JPY 546.8 billion (US$5.4 billion) in 2013, up a staggering...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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Taijitu puzzle game for iOS

Add a moment of zen to your gaming with Taijitu

The first game to blow my mind on a smartphone was Zen Bound, because it rewarded hours of gameplay with great visuals and an absorbing soun...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 3:29 pm
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How one game saved ‘Japan’s Facebook’ from the brink

How one game brought ‘Japan’s Facebook’ back from the brink of disaster

Mixi, once Japan’s largest social network, is back from the dead. In September 2006, Mixi was the first so-called web 2.0 startup ever to ...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm
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Game portal Joyme gets $21.5 million funding to grow with China’s mobile gaming market

Chinese mobile game portal Joyme yesterday announced it closed an RMB 130 million ($21.5 million) series B round led by Fosun Venture Capi...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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A Cambodian startup just released a superb puzzle game that'll get you thinking outside the box

Cambodian startup releases a superb puzzle game that’ll get you thinking outside the box

Most fans of puzzle games are still obsessing over Dots, the addictive game of connecting and obliterating color-coded circles. But now anot...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 12:41 pm
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iDreamSky IPO beats expectations, Cookie Run and Fruit Ninja to hit WeChat later this year

The mobile game publisher responsible for localizing international hits like Temple Run and Fruit Ninja for the Chinese market, iDreamSky, s...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 10:41 am
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Chinese publisher and localizer of Fruit Ninja and Temple Run 2 files for $115M US IPO

iDreamsky translates and localizes artwork and other content for the Chinese market, then distributes it to Chine's myriad of third-party An...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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gmgc southeast asia mobile gaming panel

5 things you need to know about Southeast Asia’s mobile game industry

At the Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing earlier this week, I was invited to moderate a panel on a subject I admittedly was not an expe...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Tencent takes stake in Korea's CJ Games

Tencent pays $500 million for big stake in Korean mobile gaming company

Chinese web and game company Tencent is boosting its mobile gaming prowess today by paying US$500 million for a stake in South Korea’s CJ ...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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US gaming company: “We hope it is no longer possible for Flappy Bird to return to the App Store”

Some companies just want to play the trademark game. Other people want to make games only. Flappy Bird is caught in the crossfire.

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 1:35 pm
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Lets Fold origami game for Android

Love origami? This mobile game takes the ancient Japanese art into the 21st century

Origami, the ancient Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes, is getting a makeover for the 21st-century. A new puzzle game for...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 3:20 pm
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Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Super casual mobile games are meant to be accessible – and that often means big numbers. That’s the case with Hong Kong’s Animoca,...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 1:09 pm
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DeNA Q3 2013 revenue profit

Struggling against new gaming challengers, DeNA sees revenues and profits plunge

The team at DeNA must be wearing out the minus buttons on their calculators. The mobile social gaming company posted its Q3 financial report...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 3:40 pm
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China's gaming industry stats, 2013 and 2014

Let’s take a look at China’s $13.5 billion online gaming industry (INFOGRAPHIC)

China’s gaming industry is massive, as you’d expect, yet it’s also a lot more complex than you’d imagine. Game conso...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 11:17 am
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