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Puzzle & Dragons maker's four games each net close to US$1M a month

Puzzle & Dragons maker’s four games each net close to US$1M a month

Apart from the obvious Puzzle & Dragons, GungHo Entertainment's money-makers are Princess Punt Sweets, Summons Board, Ragnarok Online/Odyssey titles
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Is it China's turn to be struck with the Candy Crush Saga fever?

Is it China’s turn to be struck with the Candy Crush Saga fever?

King and Tencent team up to launch the game in China. The localised version of the game will be available on Tencent's Mobile QQ and Weixin Game Centers
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Google Play is playing catch up with Apple's App Store

Google Play is playing catch up with Apple’s App Store

Revenue gap between both platforms is closing; Google Play's growth skyrockets due to Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey markets
16, Apr 2014
[Updated] Singapore-based app Muslim Pro hits 10M downloads globally

[Updated] Singapore-based app Muslim Pro hits 10M downloads globally

The app has a monthly active user rate of three million! How has it managed to achieve such big numbers?
16, Apr 2014
Is in-app purchase the best way for mobile games to profit?

Is in-app purchase the best way for mobile games to profit?

Yes it is, according to the 176 developers who partook in a recent VentureBeat Intel study; the technique was deemed cost-effective and most popular
16, Apr 2014
Hong Kong spends US$77M on headphones, headsets & mini-speakers

Hong Kong spends US$77M on headphones, headsets & mini-speakers

Yes! Consumers spent US$77 million in the last 12 months on audio devices -- result of the country's high usage of smartphones, tablets; Bluetooth devices most popular
15, Apr 2014
Final Fantasy publisher's India office shuts down

Final Fantasy publisher’s India office shuts down

Square Enix has pulled the plug on its mobile games development arm in India. It was in operation for only a year
15, Apr 2014
Blizzard's popular free-to-play card game gets an adventure mode

Blizzard’s popular free-to-play card game gets an adventure mode

Hearthstone to get its first expansion Curse of Naxxramas, featuring new cards and unique bosses; first of five-part game to be made free
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14, Apr 2014
Rock Band/Guitar Hero creators jump onto mobile gaming space

Rock Band/Guitar Hero creators jump onto mobile gaming space

Harmonix's first mobile game is called Record Run -- a free-to-play endless runner focused on music and rhythm
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14, Apr 2014
Tetris has been downloaded a whopping 425M times as a paid mobile game

Tetris has been downloaded a whopping 425M times as a paid mobile game

The download numbers are within a span of 14 years. Original puzzle game's distributor voices concern over free-to-play model
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9, Apr 2014
How can indie game piracy on Amazon be curbed?

How can indie game piracy on Amazon be curbed?

Recent piracy victim Touchten Games says programmes such as Dex Protector and public education can help stop illegal practices
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7, Apr 2014
The future of Puzzle & Dragons' studio? Free-to-play on consoles

The future of Puzzle & Dragons’ studio? Free-to-play on consoles

GungHo Online believes in the big potential of large-scale free-to-play console titles, but it needs to be done properly
1, Apr 2014
Japanese smartphone gaming market worth US$5.4 billion in 2013

Japanese smartphone gaming market worth US$5.4 billion in 2013

The numbers are a big leap from 2012's sales value of US$2.99 billion. It is projected that the market would reach US$8.1 billion by 2016
31, Mar 2014
Korean game publisher Smilegate buys US$112 million stake in Sundaytoz

Korean game publisher Smilegate buys US$112 million stake in Sundaytoz

One of Korea's largest game publishers now owns 20 per cent of the game developer's stock, and is set to push its games line-up globally
28, Mar 2014
Puzzle & Dragons hits 30 million downloads worldwide

Puzzle & Dragons hits 30 million downloads worldwide

GungHo Online Entertainment's breadwinner celebrates milestone by enabling double experience and skill points gain
27, Mar 2014
Minecraft profits US$130 million in 2013

Minecraft profits US$130 million in 2013

Thirty eight per cent of developer Mojang's revenue was from the PC version of five-year old open world construction game
20, Mar 2014

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