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Rovio and WG Cells are making the most of GetSocial's high converting Smart Invites

Posted by admin 28 days ago News
http://www.pocketgamer.biz — GetSocial's new Smart Invites system has got off to a good start. It allows developer to drive organic growth using word-of-mouth from existing players and has been adopted by Rovio and Wargaming's WG Cells. Smart Invites can be sent to any friend or contact via popular messaging apps including Whatsapp, Kik, Line, Twitter and Facebook. This activity can be then tracked so developers can fur Read More
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Devin Nambiar leaves Kabam to join EA as Head of Product Management, Asia-Pacific

Posted by admin 28 days ago News
http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Devin Nambiar , former Director of Product at Kabam, has departed after more than three years at the firm to join EA as Head of Product Management, Asia-Pacific. During his stint at Kabam, Nambiar - who is also one of our Mobile Mavens - spent considerable time working in both the US and China. His final project at the firm was to assist with the launch of  Manwei Ge Dou, a version of M Read More
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Turbo ends Super Senso beta and pulls anticipated mobile strategy game from soft launch

Posted by admin 29 days ago News
http://www.pocketgamer.biz — US startup Turbo Studios has pulled its upcoming first title, Super Senso , from the App Store ahead of its planned release in 2016. The  Advance Wars -inspired mobile strategy game had been in beta for a number of months, as well as being soft launched. But Turbo has now taken the decision to completely shut the game down for players for the time being. Senso despair According to its s Read More
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Demi Lovato tie-in scores big for interactive story game Episode, generating $13 million

Posted by admin 29 days ago News
http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Pocket Gems has revealed that its celebrity-branded interactive story game, Demi Lovato: Path to Fame , has earned $13 million since it lauched in August 2015. The story has also had its episodes viewed 225 million views from 20 million unique viewers across its two seasons. Star power It's proof that the decision to focus on celebrity licenses has paid off for Pocket Gems, which also picked Read More
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What are the legal implications of Pokemon GO's success?

Posted by admin 29 days ago News
http://www.pocketgamer.biz — In almost every respect - popularity, reach, healing the lame and raising the dead - Pokemon GO  has been a very different sort of successful mobile game. And for that reason, it raises some very different legal questions; something Professor of Law & Social Media at University of Texas School of Law and Social Media attorney for Dell, Ryan Garcia has highlighted on his Some Law blo Read More
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Frankfurt indie Janeious hiring Senior Unity Developer

Posted by admin 29 days ago News
http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Janeious, an ambitious indie developer with offices in Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt) and Dublin, is currently hiring for a Senior Unity Developer. The firm boasts impressive experience of both triple-A and mobile development among its ranks, and is currently working on its "immersive, hardcore" debut strategy game, Fusion Guards . Join the team The studio is also interesting in that it was co Read More
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Pocket Gamer's Gamescom and GDC Europe 2016 party and networking guide

Posted by admin 29 days ago News
http://www.pocketgamer.biz — With Gamescom, GDC Europe, and Respawn all taking place from 15-21 August, the games industry in Europe (and beyond) is preparing for a busy week in Cologne. However, while we all may be busying ourselves with booking meetings and highlighting interesting talks, after-hours networking is just as important. You know what they say about all work and no play. And so, to help you get the balance Read More
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Taptica partners with Adways to target Asian mobile gamers

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Consolidation and integration are all over the ad tech industry as companies scramble for effective global scale. That's the background on the news that mobile ad platform Taptica has partnered up with Adways Korea to drive access to the fast-growing Asian market. Adways has 11 offices throughout Asia and a strong reach within the mobile game ecosystem.  Going global The move is one par Read More
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Broken Window Studios' exploration game Reflections wins Global VR Challenge

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http://www.pocketgamer.biz — The results of the 2016 Global VR Challenge are in. US developer Broken Window Studios' narrative exploration game Reflections  has come out on top. The game impressed judges with its interesting art direction and moving story, which features player choices that have a meaningful impact on the narrative. The results are: 1st place – Reflections (Broken Window Studios) 2nd place - Read More
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Pokemon GO's success is built on friends, so what does that mean for longterm retention?

Posted by admin 30 days ago News
http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Another day. Another survey about Pokemon GO . Following on from my previous opinion piece about the validity of consumer surveys , Qriously - a mobile online survey on steroids but reliant on self reporting and with unclear sampling accuracy and - has entered the fray. That said, it consistently predicted Brexit albeit also consistently overly estimating the scale of the Leave campaign. Its Read More
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How Twitch helped Clash Royale drive $1.5 million in additional revenue

Posted by admin 30 days ago News
http://www.pocketgamer.biz — Anyone remember Clash Royale ? It was the last game to be a phenomenon... before the current one. But while the world has gone Pokemon GO mad, Supercell has been slowly building out Clash Royale as an credible eSports title. That's the conclusion from research from Newzoo which tracked what happened during the first two weeks when the game's new Tournaments feature went live on 4 July. Power Read More
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