Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Launches First Multiplayer Event: Duelling Club

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Launches First Multiplayer Event: Duelling Club

Who: Jam City, a Los Angeles based mobile games studio, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, a label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and video game experiences that place the player at the center of their own adventure, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. What: Wands at the ready! Players […]

Survey of gamers finds half view blockchain as the future of games, half think it’s too complex and expensive

Survey of gamers finds half view blockchain as the future of games, half think it’s too complex and expensive

Blockchain game and collectables publisher BitCrystals has published the results of its first-ever survey of gamers and their attitudes to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. With blockchain and cryptocurrencies gaining an increasing amount of attention within the game industry, BitCrystals undertook the survey to try and better understand this fast-emerging sector. With more than 500 responses collected […]

Pocket Gamer launches in the Middle East

Pocket Gamer launches in the Middle East

Steel Media Ltd and Maysalward have announced the launch of Pocket Gamer Middle East, a site about and for the Arabic-language mobile games scene. The two companies revealed a partnership that will see PocketGamer.me published as a sister site to the long-running PocketGamer.biz, a leading b2b mobile games industry site. PocketGamer.me will serve the Middle […]

PlayGiga sees cloud gaming services as the next big opportunity for telcos and media companies

PlayGiga sees cloud gaming services as the next big opportunity for telcos and media companies

After successful launches with TIM in Italy, and in Latin America with Turner’s Digital Ventures & Innovation group, PlayGiga has announced that it is accelerating its roll-out plans for further launches in Europe, the U.S. and Asia by the end of 2018. Unlike existing B2C streaming games platforms, PlayGiga is targeting telcos, Internet Service Providers […]

Nintendo is bringing Mario Kart to smartphones

Nintendo is bringing Mario Kart to smartphones

Nintendo has announced the latest of its IPs to make the leap to smartphones, and it’s a big one: Mario Kart. An app called Mario Kart Tour is set to be released in the next financial year, meaning anywhere between April 2018 and March 2019. No details about Mario Kart Tour have been made available […]

eSports comes to Facebook following exclusive deal with ESL

eSports comes to Facebook following exclusive deal with ESL

Facebook has signed an exclusive deal with ESL, the world’s largest eSports organisation, to bring streaming coverage of two of the top eSports competitions exclusively to Facebook this year. One of ESL’s flagship circuits, ESL One, will be broadcast on Facebook starting this week with the ESL One Genting 2018 event in Malaysia. A weekly […]

Launch of Wolfenstein II with AKQA and Bethesda Softworks

Launch of Wolfenstein II with AKQA and Bethesda Softworks

AKQA developed a creative strategy to capture the unique in-game world of a Nazi-occupied 1960s America through Nazified pop culture. led the design and production of the game’s identity, including logo, key art, packaging, and supplementary art, as well as the entire Collector’s Edition of the game centered around our Elite Hans concept.  The game […]

McDonald’s and DDB Group Hong Kong Challenge Customers To Steal Pure Gold Chicken Mcnuggets

McDonald’s and DDB Group Hong Kong Challenge Customers To Steal Pure Gold Chicken Mcnuggets

McDonald’s, in partnership with DDB Group Hong Kong, have created a box of six 24-carat gold Chicken McNuggets for customers to try to steal. In order to re-ignite people’s excitement for Hong Kong’s most iconic chicken treat, award-winning creative agency DDB Group Hong Kong has brought back McDonald’s infamous nugget-sauce stealing character, Jack the Dipper. […]

Mobile Game Developers Turn To ‘Rewarded Ads’

Mobile Game Developers Turn To ‘Rewarded Ads’

Mobile game developers are increasingly implementing “rewarded ads” that players can view while playing in exchange for in-game prizes, The Wall Street Journal reports. This comes amid a big upswing in advertising in games — 78% of the 50 highest-grossing gaming apps in the US featured ads in the first half of this year, compared with 45% in 2016. Candy Crush […]