All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mobile games’

Kim Kardashian’s New Game Is Making Crazy Cash

“Before you were famous, you were new to Hollywood,” is how the game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” begins. Say what you want about Kim Kardashian, the girl who is known for being rich and famous for not doing much of anything, she certainly knows how to generate massive amounts of money. It’s been reported that her downloadable mobile game is earning …

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Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

For the past few years a new pricing model has begun creeping into the games industry. Beginning on mobile devices, the so-called “freemium” model gives players a taste of a game for free while plastering the title with ads or holding back crucial gameplay elements or items behind paywalls. For some developers the freemium model has been a fantastic success. …

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‘Trials Frontier’ Comes to iOS on April 10

The PC beta for Trials Fusion began last week and fans of the twitch-skill 2D motorbike puzzle games are now the game’s new tracks, modes, and features. The game is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on April 16. Before these more dedicated gamers get a chance to play Trials Fusion, however, publisher Ubisoft …

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Twitch Streaming Arrives For iOS

Twitch today announced that Asphalt 8: Airborne will be the first iOS game to have built-in Twitch streaming capabilities. Using the feature, players will be able to use their iPhone 5S, iPad Air, or iPad Mini to stream gameplay to the Twitch website alongside PC and console gamers. The software will also use microphones and front-facing cameras to stream live …

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‘Angry Birds Epic’ Gameplay Previewed

Earlier this month Rovio teased a new Angry Birds game that the developer promised would be “epic.” Since that time the game has been revealed to be Angry Birds Epic, a turn-based RPG game featuring the birds and pigs made famous in the Angry Birds series. Today Rovio has finally revealed how exactly Angry Birds Epic will play. As seen …

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Handheld Consoles Facing Competition From Mobile Peripherals

The February NPD numbers were released this week, showing that handheld console sales are still lagging far behind the segment’s historical highs. One bright spot was that Nintendo 3DS exclusive Bravely Default cracked the top 10 software sales chart for the month, but overall handhelds are quickly becoming niche products as consumers begin to embrace mobile gaming. A DigiTimes Research …

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Crazy Taxi Comes To Mobile In City Rush

Crazy Taxi is one of the greatest arcade games ever made. Sega recognizes this, and has milked the franchise over the years with ports to consoles and mobile devices. Now after all the ports – the original creator of Crazy Taxi is back with a brand new title exclusively for mobile devices. Sega announced this morning that Crazy Taxi: City …

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This War Of Mine Is All About The Human Cost Of War

“In war, not everyone is a soldier.” That’s the tagline for 11 Bit Studio’s latest game – This War of Mine. As it suggests, the game does not put players into the role of a soldier. Instead, players will instead be tasked with keeping a group of civilians alive even as the war outside brings the world down around them. …

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“Epic” Angry Birds Game Teased by Rovio

Despite the rise of games such as Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga, the Angry Birds franchise still remains one of the biggest brands in mobile gaming. Rovio last year kept the avian train running with the release of cart racer Angry Birds Go! and a sequel to the marketing match made in heaven, Angry Birds Star Wars II. …

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Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees

Disney Interactive is one of the largest entertainment groups in the world. The studios that comprise the division produce everything from mobile and console games to interactive Web experiences. It’s also not doing so well these days. The New York Times reports that Disney has laid off 700 employees from its Game and Internet Division, more commonly known as Disney …

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Mobile Game Developers Prefer iOS Over Android

There was a time many years ago when Android was a land full of cheap mimics of the more popular mobile titles that were exclusive to iOS. Over the years, those same mobile developers are now building their games for both platforms. It looks like their love for iOS hasn’t subsided though. As part of its State of the Industry …

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‘Candy Crush Saga’ Maker Files for IPO

The maker of Candy Crush Saga filed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of up to $500 million today. King Digital Entertainment undoubtedly hopes to follow in the footsteps of Zynga, who filed their IPO in late 2011 and has become one of the biggest leaders in mobile gaming. King filed their IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today …

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