Category Archives: Mobile
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 11:27 BST
Injustice: Gods Among Us developer NetherRealm Studios has released a new mobile trailer that explains how battles play out using your device’s touch screen. Is it any substitute for physical controllers? Discuss below.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 01:24 BST
Sega has announced a new version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, remastered for Android and iOS. In a post on the Sonic Retro forums, prominent Sonic fan community members Christian “The Taxman” Whitehead and Stealth were confirmed as the power behind the port, with Whitehead stating the new version is a Retro-Engine remake like that Sonic CD was recently graced with. Expect the mobile release this month for $3; owners of the existing version will be able to update for free. A Sonic 2 remake is also on the cards.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 19:51 BST
GameStop has acknowledged that mobile and online gaming are a threat to its business, and it plans on taking steps in order to compete and jump on the bandwagon.
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 | 17:29 BST
Deep Silver has announced Ride to Hell: Retribution and Ride to Hell: Route 666 will be released in June.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 22:25 BST
Matthew Smith, famed designer of Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy, is back in the business after an almost uninterrupted three decade vacation. PCGamesN reports Smith is working with Elite Systems to produce a new game. Elite, which like Smith has been in the games business since the mid-80′s, has been re-releasing many of the designers ZX Spectrum classics on mobile in recent years, so we can probably expect something similar.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 20:56 BST
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 00:47 BST
ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino will launch in the UK on April 3. GamesIndustry reports the two apps, the first of Zynga’s real-money gambling efforts, will be available for web and as downloadable clients, with Facebook and mobile versions also touted. Zynga is also pushing for real-money gambling games in the US, and the move is sort of the great white hope for the social and casual publisher since its Facebook revenue began drying up.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 02:03 BST
EA All Play senior vice president and general manager Nick Earl believes most consumers are perfectly happy with freemium business models, while detractors are just noisy.
Mon, Apr 01, 2013 | 23:51 BST
Nvidia’s senior vice president of content and technology Tony Tamasi believes the next wave of mobile devices will be more powerful than current-generation consoles.
Mon, Apr 01, 2013 | 23:15 BST
Gameloft has nabbed the rights to Iron Man 3 and produced an endless flyer for Android and iDevice. The licensed spin-off arrives on both mobile platforms on April 25. Check out a trailer through the break.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 14:23 GMT
Metroid Prime lead level designer Jason Behr has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Buddy & Me, the first game from his new studio Sunbreak Games. It’s very charming.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 11:22 GMT
Big Fish Games is a social and indie PC developer that I admittedly hadn’t heard of until today, nor do I recognise any of its titles. Regardless, it made $220 million last year alone, and has surpassed $2 billion lifetime downloads. Next round is on them right?
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 05:26 GMT
Nintendo still doesn’t have an ETA on the 3DS version of Miiverse, but you’ll be able to access the service from your phone or browser soon.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 09:46 GMT
Candy Crush Saga developer King.com has rebranded as it announced a string of significant milestones. It seems that 50 million of you are playing its sweet puzzler on a daily basis.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 04:39 GMT
In a GDC session, as reported by Edge, Nathan Vella of Capybara Games said that earning a featured spot on Apple or Google’s app stores is the best way to promote a premium mobile game. He mentioned a number of other factors like not launching in the same week as big titles, figuring out what makes the game special and designing the game before deciding how to monetise it, but said leveraging fan interest to help get platform holders’ interest is vital. “Both of their companies have extremely ‘ear to the ground’ editorial teams and if you can make a splash, they will notice,” he said.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 23:37 GMT
Launched last November on Sony’s service and made free a month later, Halfbrick’s Jetpack Joyride has hit the 2-million download mark, according to Joystiq. The game is wildly popular on all platforms; on Google Play it’s been downloaded more than ten million times. This is a good sign for Sony, because it means folks are actually using PlayStation Mobile, which is accessible on the PS Vita and Sony phones.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 22:19 GMT
Navigating the mobile gaming universe can be a nightmare, because, well, there are a whole lot of those games. I play 5-10 new ones every week, in fact, but at the same time it’s rare that a new game will break into the top overall downloads chart. And Atari founder Nolan Bushnell tells All Things D that an environment like that will burn out developers.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 21:57 GMT
As promised, Halfbrick has unveiled its latest game, Fish Out of Water. It looks like a spin on the popular “flinging stuff as far as you can” genre, but with the Australian’s developer’s trademark panache, including a cast of characters with varied abilities; craftable equipment; and dynamic weather. Dynamic weather. In a mobile game. This is the best era to be alive. Check out the trailer through the break.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 21:51 GMT
Angry Birds Star Wars shows no signs of slowing down; the latest episode, Cloud City, takes the action even higher into the sky than usual, and also adds everyone’s favourite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. It hasn’t been dated but is expected soon. Check out some gameplay footage through the break.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 04:47 GMT
Wadjet Eye’s dual-story adventure Gemini Rue arrives on iDevice next month.