Insider Q&A: Eutechnyx CEO talks emerging trends in game development, ACR Drift, and his company’s focus on F2P

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With over 25 years of video game development and hits that include everything from Auto Club Revolution to NASCAR, U.K. studio Eutechnyx has switched its focus away from consoles, setting its sights squarely on mobile’s free-to-play market. (more…)

Tapjoy: 90-percent of users have multiple music apps on their mobile device

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One in three people prefer their mobile device over desktop computers or radio when listening to music. (more…)

Zynga reports Q4 2013 results, announces NaturalMotion acquisition, layoffs

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Mobile and social game developer and publisher Zynga has revealed its earnings for Q4 2013, with the company announcing a full year of profitability in 2013 and Q4 revenue of $176 million. This is a 43 percent decrease in revenue year-over-year and a 13 percent decrease from Q3 2013. Zynga’s full 2013 revenue was $873 million, a decrease of 32 percent from 2012.

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First-ever M&A game hits iOS

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Ever wish you could build your own corporate empire, negotiating deals with competitors using every trick at your disposal, including flattery and bullying? That’s the world inside Ansarada’s M&A Game, the first iOS title to capture the shark-like world of mergers and acquisitions. (more…)

Roblox paying kids to develop games

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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…)

Insider Q&A: Kiwi CEO, Omar Siddiqui

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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…)

Google’s Niantic Labs to create mobile AR game for James Frey’s Endgame

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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…)

RBI Baseball 14 to hit smartphones, tablets, and consoles

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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…)

CleverCards, WOOFipedia team to deliver doggy digital cards

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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…)

Evans Data: Android apps are developed faster than those for iOS, Windows Phone

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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.

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