RSS | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz http://www.seismictwitch.com/rss/ The latest stories from PocketGamer.Biz, updated every five minutes. FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. en-us Tue, 07 Jul 2020 05:48:59 +0100 It's monetisation month on PocketGamer.biz! http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73827/monetisation-month-2020/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/2/103051/pgbiz-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="It's monetisation month on PocketGamer.biz!" alt="It's monetisation month on PocketGamer.biz!"> Monetisation in mobile games is always a hot topic - after all, with the dominance of free-to-play, knowing how to generate revenue from your players is paramount to keeping your business going. So this month, in partnership with audio ads specialists&nbsp; AudioMob , we're giving our attention over to monetisation, looking at how things are changing and how some things stay the same. It's been a... Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:00:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73827/monetisation-month-2020/ Ten Square Games experiences its best quarter yet with $43 million http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73836/ten-square-games-experiences-its-best-quarter-yet-with-43-million/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/7/105762/ten-square-games-r100x100.jpg" title="Ten Square Games experiences its best quarter yet with $43 million" alt="Ten Square Games experiences its best quarter yet with $43 million"> Polish mobile developer Ten Square Games generated almost &euro;38 million ($43 million) in Q2 2020 . The impressive figure is a record breaker for the Wroclaw-based company. In Q1 2020, Ten Square Games earned &euro;20.7 million ($23.5 million). The biggest drive in revenue for the second quarter was Fishing Clash, the company's flagship title. The angler-inspired title made &euro;35.2 million (... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:39:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73836/ten-square-games-experiences-its-best-quarter-yet-with-43-million/ Action RPG Final Sword gets removed from Japan's eShop due to copyright http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73835/action-rpg-fallen-sword-gets-removed-from-japans-eshop-due-to-copyright/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2016/12/72732/nintendo-switch-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="Action RPG Final Sword gets removed from Japan's eShop due to copyright" alt="Action RPG Final Sword gets removed from Japan's eShop due to copyright"> Action RPG Final Sword has been removed from the Japanese Nintendo eShop due to copyright . As reported by Japanese Nintendo , the game included music from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda franchise, more specifically, Zelda's Lullaby. However, HUP Games has since explained that the background music used was purchased from a BGM specialist firm. To rectify the situation, the developer is in talks w... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:56:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73835/action-rpg-fallen-sword-gets-removed-from-japans-eshop-due-to-copyright/ Webinar: Trends, opportunities & learnings for apps in 2020 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73826/webinar-trends-opportunities-and-learnings-for-apps-in-2020/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2018/5/89066/mintegral-r100x100.jpg" title="Webinar: Trends, opportunities & learnings for apps in 2020" alt="Webinar: Trends, opportunities & learnings for apps in 2020"> Wondering what's in store for app marketing in 2020 and beyond? Join Mintegral alongside Appsflyer, Adjust &amp; Apptopia for an exclusive, free webinar on the current state of app performance, mobile growth strategies, emerging platforms and opportunities for app marketers in H2 2020 . Get the latest mobile insights from the source. Learn what the experts have to say on user retention and retarg... info@pocketgamer.co.uk (Guest Author (Sponsored)) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73826/webinar-trends-opportunities-and-learnings-for-apps-in-2020/ Banana-shooter My Friend Pedro is getting a TV show http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73833/banana-shooter-my-friend-pedro-is-getting-a-tv-show/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/5/105072/derek-kolstad-r100x100.jpg" title="Banana-shooter My Friend Pedro is getting a TV show" alt="Banana-shooter My Friend Pedro is getting a TV show"> DeadToast&nbsp;Entertainment's &nbsp;shoot'em up My Friend Pedro will get a TV show . As reported by The Hollywood Reporter , the new programme will be a dramedy that is rated R and will be created through a collaboration between DJ2 Entertainment, 87North Productions and Legendary Entertainment. The latter company acquired the rights after a deal with DJ2, which was behind the production for the... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:01:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73833/banana-shooter-my-friend-pedro-is-getting-a-tv-show/ Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is heading to mobile http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73832/professor-layton-and-the-unwound-future-is-heading-to-mobile/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/7/105760/layton-curious-village-r100x100.jpg" title="Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is heading to mobile" alt="Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is heading to mobile"> Puzzle adventure game Professor Layton and the Unwound Future will hit mobile on July 13th and will be published by Level-5 . As announced on Twitter, the game &ndash; also known as Professor Layton and the Lost Future &ndash; has received an HD update ready for its mobile launch. It will be available on both iOS and Android devices, but no price has been given yet. The third game in the series,... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:17:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73832/professor-layton-and-the-unwound-future-is-heading-to-mobile/ Four years on and Pokemon GO is still flying high http://www.seismictwitch.com/comment-and-opinion/73824/pokemon-go-four-years-on/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/7/105747/pokemon-go-battle-league-r100x100.jpg" title="Four years on and Pokemon GO is still flying high" alt="Four years on and Pokemon GO is still flying high"> It's hard to believe that the first summer of gaming surrounding Niantic ' s&nbsp;worldwide catch 'em all took place four years ago .&nbsp; It's even more bizarre when you think about how the current lockdown situation that has plagued large portions of the world has changed the game, possibly forever. Pokemon GO's arrival in July 2016 brought about a new way to play mobile games for a mainstream... matthew.forde@steelmedianetwork.com (Matthew Forde) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:16:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/comment-and-opinion/73824/pokemon-go-four-years-on/ Find your funding at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020 with the Investor Connector - sign up now! http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73831/find-your-funding-at-pocket-gamer-connects-helsinki-digital-2020-with-the-investor-connector-sign-up-now/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2019/9/100089/pgc-hsk19-investorconnector-300x-r100x100.jpg" title="Find your funding at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020 with the Investor Connector - sign up now!" alt="Find your funding at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020 with the Investor Connector - sign up now!"> The Investor Connector returns for during Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020 , and here&rsquo;s how you can get involved! This investor matchmaking event pairs game companies - or individuals - with investors who are looking to spend the right kind of money in the right sector to discuss their potential involvement with one another. These meetings are short and will take place throughout... charlie.scowen@steelmedia.co.uk (Charlie Scowen) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:12:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73831/find-your-funding-at-pocket-gamer-connects-helsinki-digital-2020-with-the-investor-connector-sign-up-now/ 52 top games in soft launch: From Angry Birds Legends and Crash Bandicoot Mobile to Hay Day Pop and Tom Clancy's Elite Squad http://www.seismictwitch.com/feature/60621/top-games-soft-launch/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2019/11/101776/soft-launch-r100x100.jpg" title="52 top games in soft launch: From Angry Birds Legends and Crash Bandicoot Mobile to Hay Day Pop and Tom Clancy's Elite Squad" alt="52 top games in soft launch: From Angry Birds Legends and Crash Bandicoot Mobile to Hay Day Pop and Tom Clancy's Elite Squad"> Soft launch reporting by Matthew Forde and Ric Cowley. PocketGamer.biz is regularly rounding up the most interesting games that are currently in soft launch. An important part of the games-as-a-service approach, the soft launch process enables developers to fine-tune their game, particularly in relation to meta-game mechanics such as time gates, in-game resources and psychological components. Beh... Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:57:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/feature/60621/top-games-soft-launch/ Animoca Brands secures $4.1 million through strategic investors http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73830/animoca-brands-secured-41-million-through-strategic-investors/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2015/2/24964/animoca-brands-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="Animoca Brands secures $4.1 million through strategic investors" alt="Animoca Brands secures $4.1 million through strategic investors"> Animoca Brands has raised $4.1 million in investment via a recent funding round . In an announcement , the company confirmed the money was raised through strategic investors M7 Asia and global venture capital firm Mind Fund, though there was participation from other firms. The capital will go towards a potential initial public offering, as it seeks to spin off various assets, Pixowl SA, TSB Gamin... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:25:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73830/animoca-brands-secured-41-million-through-strategic-investors/ Indie Mavens: Weighing up the benefits between digital and physical events for indies http://www.seismictwitch.com/mobile-mavens/73812/indie-mavens-benefits-between-digital-and-physical-events/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2017/12/84999/indie-mavens-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="Indie Mavens: Weighing up the benefits between digital and physical events for indies" alt="Indie Mavens: Weighing up the benefits between digital and physical events for indies"> As we enter the month of July, it's wild to think that most of this year has been spent under lockdown. As many countries begin to gradually open their doors and return to 'normality' once more, what will be the future of events in the games industry? Digital events have been taking place in their droves in the meantime, with many more scheduled to come over the upcoming months, and potentially y... matthew.forde@steelmedianetwork.com (Matthew Forde) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/mobile-mavens/73812/indie-mavens-benefits-between-digital-and-physical-events/ This Week in China: Tencent unveils huge new games as it handles chili sauce promotion fraud case http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73828/this-week-in-china-3-july-2020/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/7/105752/qq-speed-chili-sauce-fraud-square-r100x100.jpg" title="This Week in China: Tencent unveils huge new games as it handles chili sauce promotion fraud case" alt="This Week in China: Tencent unveils huge new games as it handles chili sauce promotion fraud case"> It can be difficult to get the latest news from China, given how locked off it can be for the rest of the world, but we're making it a little bit easier with our weekly round-up of the biggest stories from the region. We're working with Junxue Li, CEO of Beijing-based 2D art firm Sunny Painter, to bring the most interesting news from China to you, so you can stay informed of what's happening in o... For submissions please email craig.chapple@steelmedia.co.uk (Guest Author) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:30:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73828/this-week-in-china-3-july-2020/ Maxime Béland resigns from VP role at Ubisoft after sexual misconduct allegations http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73829/maxime-bland-resigns-from-his-vp-role-at-ubisoft-after-sexual-misconduct-allegations/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/2/103087/ubisoft-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="Maxime Béland resigns from VP role at Ubisoft after sexual misconduct allegations" alt="Maxime Béland resigns from VP role at Ubisoft after sexual misconduct allegations"> Ubisoft editorial vice president Maxime B&eacute;land has resigned with an immediate effect due to sexual misconduct allegations . As reported by VGC , despite his departure, the French publisher will continue to investigate all abuse complaints against B&eacute;land. The former VP is one of several Ubisoft employees to be accused of sexual misconduct. Another editorial exec, Tommy Fran&ccedil;oi... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:24:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73829/maxime-bland-resigns-from-his-vp-role-at-ubisoft-after-sexual-misconduct-allegations/ Hot Five: Discord raises $100 million, Mikko Kodisoja leaves Supercell, and player motivations across Fortnite, Roblox and Candy Crush http://www.seismictwitch.com/hot-five/73821/hot-five-6-july-2020/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2014/10/21557/pgbiz-hot-five-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="Hot Five: Discord raises $100 million, Mikko Kodisoja leaves Supercell, and player motivations across Fortnite, Roblox and Candy Crush" alt="Hot Five: Discord raises $100 million, Mikko Kodisoja leaves Supercell, and player motivations across Fortnite, Roblox and Candy Crush"> To help you keep on top of a busy news cycle and the latest hot topics in mobile gaming, each week we round up the five most-read stories on PocketGamer.biz. Read on and digest&hellip; 1. Supercell co-founder Mikko Kodisoja leaves the company Supercell co-founder Mikko Kodisoja is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Kodisoja revealed his plans via his personal Facebook account, stating... matthew.forde@steelmedianetwork.com (Matthew Forde) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 08:00:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/hot-five/73821/hot-five-6-july-2020/ Nintendo Switch sales have more than doubled in the UK since last year http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73825/nintendo-switch-sales-doubled-uk/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2019/12/102005/switch-joy-cons-r100x100.jpg" title="Nintendo Switch sales have more than doubled in the UK since last year" alt="Nintendo Switch sales have more than doubled in the UK since last year"> Sales for the Nintendo Switch in the UK have more than doubled for H1 year-on-year . As reported by Video Game Chronicle , the surge in units shifted occurred in March, through April and ultimately peaked in May. The reason for the increased interest in the hardware is likely down to the coronavirus outbreak, as many people worldwide found themselves stuck at home in lockdown. However, there was... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Fri, 03 Jul 2020 17:00:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73825/nintendo-switch-sales-doubled-uk/ 欧美三级片