Tag: Mobile gaming

Culture & Gaming

Bury me, my Love’s tale about Syrian refugees launches October 26 on iOS and Android

Indie French developers The Pixel Hunt and Figs announced today that their new mobile game , Bury me, my Love, is coming out for iOS and Android on October 26. It will be a paid title. Bury me, my Love is an interactive story game where you interact with characters through an instant messaging interface. It’s about…

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Discord launches verified servers for Minecraft, Squad, and more

Discord  hosts dozens of Minecraft-related communities on its service, but it wants to give you an easy way to tell if you’re joining the Minecraft community . To help developers better reach out to their audiences, Discord is rolling out verified servers today. This will put a Twitter-like check mark on more than 100 official developer…

Mobile

Supersolid raises $4 million as it preps to launch Home Street mobile game

Developer Supersolid raised $4 million for its casual mobile games such as Home Street, its latest hit. Index Ventures, a venture capital firm that has invested in other hit mobile studios such as King  (Candy Crush Saga) and Supercell (Clash Royale), led the round. “The core team at Supersolid was responsible for many of the…

Culture & Gaming

Niko Partners: Taiwan’s game market on path to $2.8 billion by 2021

Asian games market researcher Niko Partners is forecasting that the Taiwanese game market will grow from $1.26 billion in 2016 to $2.35 billion by 2021. That shows the potential of the small nation’s game business and the intensity of its fans. Taiwan’s population of 23.5 million is 55th in the world, but it is the…

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3rd Eye Studios raises $1 million for its VR, PC, and mobile gaming dev tool

3rd Eye Studios announced today that it has closed a $1 million round of funding. The company will use the investment on its toolset, 3rd Eye Core, which is a cross-platform suite for PC, mobile, and virtual reality  game development. 3rd Eye Core is testing in China and Finland. It will have an official launch…

Mobile

Hearthstone adds its first new Warlock hero, and you can get it at a Fireside Gathering

Most people play Hearthstone online, but you’ll get a nice reward if you compete with some nearby card-slingers. Blizzard announced today that players who participate in a Fireside Gathering (that’s what Blizzard calls these local Hearthstone events) starting on October 17 will unlock a new Warlock hero portrait, Nemsy Necrofizzle. You just need at least…

Mobile

SmartBoy review: Turning your phone into a GameBoy is cool, but it’s also a pain

REVIEW: The Nintendo GameBoy library is a sweet chocolate box of retro gaming: little cartridges containing quaint, meticulously machine-coded 8-bit treasures. It would be a shame to see these games become lost and forgotten in time. Doing its part to make sure that doesn’t happen, Hyperkin has launched the SmartBoy (available now for $50), a…

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SpecialEffect raises $391,470 for gamers with physical disabilities

SpecialEffect , the U.K.-based charity that helps people with physical disabilities play video games, raised $391,470 (£300,000) during its fundraising event last week. That well exceeded its goal of $130,460 (£100,000). The charity raised the money with the help of retailers in the U.K. and elsewhere. Portions of game sales went toward the effort. Some companies…