If Minecraft and Lego had a baby, the results would be Roblox, an incredibly popular user-generated sandbox, where kids 8 to 18 not only play, they have the ability to build custom games for the rest of the Roblox community to enjoy.
In order to continue to push innovation within these user-created games, Roblox has announced a Developer Exchange program (DevEx), enabling kids who develop games inside the Roblox universe to cash-in their virtual currency for real-world dollars. (more…)
After finishing 2013 with $9M in funding and three games in Google Play’s Top Grossing Charts –Shipwrecked: Lost Island (5M+ downloads), Hidden Object: Mystery Estate (1M+ downloads), Westbound (1M+ downloads) – Android-first mobile game developer Kiwi is looking for even bigger things in 2014. (more…)
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Google’s Niantic Labs has already found great success with the hit augmented reality game Ingress, and now the development team behind the game is teaming with international bestselling author James Frey (A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard), to create a mobile AR game that will tie into his latest young adult trilogy, Endgame. (more…)
Ask video game fans about the glory days of sports gaming, and no doubt you’ll hear the words RBI Baseball wedged somewhere between Tecmo Bowl and NBA Jam.
So Major League Baseball’s announcement that a new game in the beloved franchise is hitting current and next-gen consoles, smartphones, and tablets this spring should be met with great fanfare (as long as they include the crazy curveballs the series is famous for). (more…)
The American Kennel Club announced today a partnership with CleverCards, enabling all WOOFipedia community members the ability to transform their dog photos into digital and printed greeting cards. (more…)
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According to the latest Mobile Development Survey from Evans Data, it takes less time to develop Android apps than apps for either iOS or Windows Phone. The worldwide survey gathered responses from 464 developers, and found 41 percent of developers typically finish their Android apps in one month or less. That’s compared to 36 percent for iOS and 34 percent for Windows Phone.
Teen-created messaging app Backdoor has officially changed its name to Backchat, as the popular (and free) iOS app heads to Android.
Backchat enables users to send anonymous messages to friends, with the recipient trying to guess the identity of their “secret messenger.” Free clues are provided to help reveal the sender, with additional clues made available via in-app purchase. (more…)
According to analysts at research firm Gartner, app monetization will grow more difficult going forward, challenging a large amount of mobile developers to compete for a small revenue pool. According to a special report, by 2018, Gartner predicts less than 0.01 percent of consumer mobile apps will be considered a “financial success” by their developers.
Each year, Las Vegas plays host to the Consumer Electronics Show, where the biggest and newest trends in technology are shown off to eager attendees from around the world. Can’t make it to the show this year? That’s alright, as we’ve got a look at some of the newest tech and apps being shown at the convention this year.
Did you know that during a round of golf, the player and his caddie are responsible for knowing the rules, and during a stipulated round, if the caddie breaches any of the rules, the player incurs the applicable penalty?
That’s just one example found inside the United States Golf Association’s Rules of Golf app, an easy-to-search rulebook that is here to help end all debate, whether you’re pulling out your smartphone to challenge another player on the course, or sitting on your couch while watching the latest PGA Tour event. (more…)