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 Sat, 27 Jun 2020 11:26:03 +0100 This Week in China: South Korea tries to get back into the China mobile market, and NetEase tests King of Hunters http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73757/this-week-in-china-26-june-2020/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/6/105647/king-of-hunters-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="This Week in China: South Korea tries to get back into the China mobile market, and NetEase tests King of Hunters" alt="This Week in China: South Korea tries to get back into the China mobile market, and NetEase tests King of Hunters"> 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) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:00:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73757/this-week-in-china-26-june-2020/ POC in Mobile: The Game Band lead animator Cedric Adams on why we need diverse main characters http://www.seismictwitch.com/interview/73755/poc-in-mobile-cedric-adams-the-game-band/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/6/105635/cedric-adams-r100x100.jpg" title="POC in Mobile: The Game Band lead animator Cedric Adams on why we need diverse main characters" alt="POC in Mobile: The Game Band lead animator Cedric Adams on why we need diverse main characters"> We are in a pivotal moment. For decades, no matter the industry, people of colour have suffered through a lack of opportunity and a lack of respect, leaving them stuck playing second fiddle throughout their careers. Following the tragic killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, people around the world have come out in their droves to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement... matthew.forde@steelmedianetwork.com (Matthew Forde) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 17:01:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/interview/73755/poc-in-mobile-cedric-adams-the-game-band/ Mobile games jobs weekly: Rogue Games shakes up its leadership, Luna Labs makes six hires, and Tom Hall joins Resolution Games http://www.seismictwitch.com/feature/73759/mobile-games-jobs-weekly-june-26-2020/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/6/105543/news-image-r100x100.jpg" title="Mobile games jobs weekly: Rogue Games shakes up its leadership, Luna Labs makes six hires, and Tom Hall joins Resolution Games" alt="Mobile games jobs weekly: Rogue Games shakes up its leadership, Luna Labs makes six hires, and Tom Hall joins Resolution Games"> Welcome to our new and improved regular article where we round-up the week's big movers and shakers across the mobile games industry. The focus of this weekly article will be to compile all of the big job appointments and departures in one easy to read place, alongside some standouts from our own jobs board and some useful articles for those job seeking at this time. You can also catch up with al... matthew.forde@steelmedianetwork.com (Matthew Forde) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 17:00:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/feature/73759/mobile-games-jobs-weekly-june-26-2020/ Apple changes up its App Store review policies http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73760/apple-changes-up-its-app-store-review-policies/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2019/5/97167/applelogo-r100x100.jpg" title="Apple changes up its App Store review policies" alt="Apple changes up its App Store review policies"> Apple has chosen to change its review policies for the App Store . As revealed in a site update , "two changes are coming to the app review process and will be implemented this summer" for games and apps on the storefront. From now on, a developer can not only be able to challenge a decision on guidelines violation, but it can appeal the guideline itself. Next, for apps that are already on the Ap... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:55:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73760/apple-changes-up-its-app-store-review-policies/ RuneScape subscriptions hit all-time high as Jagex revenues hit $137.6 million http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73758/jagex-financials-2019/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2019/1/94536/philmanselljagex-r100x100.jpg" title="RuneScape subscriptions hit all-time high as Jagex revenues hit $137.6 million" alt="RuneScape subscriptions hit all-time high as Jagex revenues hit $137.6 million"> British firm Jagex has reported a fifth consecutive year of growth as its revenues have seen an increase of 19.4 per cent to $137.6m (&pound;110.9m) . Its operating profits also saw an increase as it grew 4.5 per cent to $60.3 million (&pound;48.9 million). The company has attributed its growth to an all-time high for memberships of its RuneScape titles across both PC and mobile. Old School RuneS... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:20:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73758/jagex-financials-2019/ What hot topics will you be talking about at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020? http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73704/what-hot-topics-will-you-be-talking-about-at-pocket-gamer-connects-helsinki-digital-2020/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/6/105533/pgc-hskd20-logo-date-1000x-r100x100.jpg" title="What hot topics will you be talking about at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020?" alt="What hot topics will you be talking about at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020?"> Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020 &nbsp;goes live on Monday, September 14 to Friday, September 18, and we&rsquo;re bringing a whole host of amazing content with us. Over 1,500 professionals from all corners of the games industry will log online and hear from more than 220 expert speakers on 14 incredible tracks, with topics ranging from practical tips on development, user acquisition, t... charlie.scowen@steelmedia.co.uk (Charlie Scowen) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:08:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73704/what-hot-topics-will-you-be-talking-about-at-pocket-gamer-connects-helsinki-digital-2020/ The first ever Pocket Gamer LaunchPad takes off on July 23-25 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73670/the-first-ever-pocketgamer-launchpad-takes-off-on-july-23-25/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/6/105516/pglaunchpad-logo-promo-500x500-r100x100.jpg" title="The first ever Pocket Gamer LaunchPad takes off on July 23-25" alt="The first ever Pocket Gamer LaunchPad takes off on July 23-25"> Introducing a brand new digital event designed to showcase the most exciting new and upcoming games - Pocket Gamer LaunchPad &nbsp;taking place on Thursday, July 23rd to Saturday, July 25th. The event will take place over the three days in July and be centred around a dedicated content hub on PocketGamer.com and a daily two hour video stream with extensive support from the Enthusiast Gaming media... charlie.scowen@steelmedia.co.uk (Charlie Scowen) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:30:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73670/the-first-ever-pocketgamer-launchpad-takes-off-on-july-23-25/ Mobile Game of the Week: Hellrider 3 http://www.seismictwitch.com/feature/62534/game-of-the-week/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/6/105644/hellrider-3-smaller-r100x100.jpg" title="Mobile Game of the Week: Hellrider 3" alt="Mobile Game of the Week: Hellrider 3"> At PocketGamer.biz, we happily sit inbetween the world of business and consumer writing. You can consider it 'biz-sumer' or 'consum-ness', if you like. What that means in practice is that we write about the business of mobile games from the point of view of passion about mobile games. We're not dry number crunchers (quite moist, actually). Neither are we clueless fanboys, who write articles from... Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:25:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/feature/62534/game-of-the-week/ Keywords acquires development studio Coconut Lizard http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73753/keywords-acquires-coconut-lizard/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2018/2/86256/keywords-studios-2018-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="Keywords acquires development studio Coconut Lizard" alt="Keywords acquires development studio Coconut Lizard"> Services giant&nbsp; Keywords Studios has bought developer Coconut Lizard . The firm paid &pound;2 million ($2.5 million) for the UK-based company, which was previously owned by Epic Games. The studio primarily is a support outfit for Unreal Engine and has previously helped out with Microsoft and Rare's Sea of Thieves. For the year ending March 31st, 2020, Coconut Lizard brought in &pound;1.5 mil... alex.calvin@steelmedia.co.uk (Alex Calvin) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:10:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73753/keywords-acquires-coconut-lizard/ Ubisoft is investigating recent allegations made against staff http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73752/ubisoft-investigating-allegations-against-staff/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/2/103087/ubisoft-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="Ubisoft is investigating recent allegations made against staff " alt="Ubisoft is investigating recent allegations made against staff "> French publishing firm Ubisoft has said it is looking into accusations that have been levelled against some of its employees . In a post on its website , the company said that it is bringing in external consultants to help investigate the matter. Ubisoft says it is committed to taking "any and all appropriate disciplinary action" against on what is discovered. The firm also apologised to those af... alex.calvin@steelmedia.co.uk (Alex Calvin) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:50:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73752/ubisoft-investigating-allegations-against-staff/ Roblox Mobile hits $1.5 billion in lifetime revenue http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73751/roblox-mobile-one-and-a-half-billion-usd-lifetime-revenue/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2019/2/95531/roblox-community-r100x100.jpg" title="Roblox Mobile hits $1.5 billion in lifetime revenue" alt="Roblox Mobile hits $1.5 billion in lifetime revenue"> Roblox Mobile has hit $1.5 billion in lifetime player spending according to Sensor Tower . In recent months, the game has seen an increase in revenue, likely due to people having been stuck at home in lockdown as the coronavirus outbreak made its way around the world. To help those affected by the pandemic, Roblox donated $1 million to relief efforts . March saw a rise of 28 per cent month-on-mon... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 12:30:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73751/roblox-mobile-one-and-a-half-billion-usd-lifetime-revenue/ What happened to Dr. Mario World? http://www.seismictwitch.com/data-and-research/73730/what-happened-to-dr-mario-world/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/6/105601/dr-mario-world-r100x100.jpg" title="What happened to Dr. Mario World?" alt="What happened to Dr. Mario World?"> The doctor is in&hellip; or he was at one point, but seems to have checked out for the time being. Launching on July 9th, 2019, Dr. Mario World became Nintendo 's fifth game on mobile. The Switch maker was well into its third year of creating games specifically for the platform, yet the pill-popping match-three puzzler could have been forgiven for the company's first due to its lack of understand... matthew.forde@steelmedianetwork.com (Matthew Forde) Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:30:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/data-and-research/73730/what-happened-to-dr-mario-world/ Opinion: I completed Pokemon Cafe Mix in two days, and I probably won't go back http://www.seismictwitch.com/comment-and-opinion/73750/opinion-i-completed-pokemon-cafe-mix-in-two-days-and-i-probably-wont-go-back/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/6/105632/pokemon-cafe-mix-icon-r100x100.jpg" title="Opinion: I completed Pokemon Cafe Mix in two days, and I probably won't go back" alt="Opinion: I completed Pokemon Cafe Mix in two days, and I probably won't go back"> Pokemon Cafe Mix launched on June 24th 2020. By mid-afternoon on June 25th 2020, I had completed the game without spending a penny. This probably needs a bit more context. In Pokemon Cafe Mix, you progress by completing puzzles, and each one you complete moves you closer to unlocking a new recipe, piece of decoration, or even a new section of your cafe. Each of these upgrades either introduces ne... ric.cowley@steelmedianetwork.com (Ric Cowley) Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:05:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/comment-and-opinion/73750/opinion-i-completed-pokemon-cafe-mix-in-two-days-and-i-probably-wont-go-back/ The Defold Foundation adds Nintendo Switch support to Defold engine http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73749/the-defold-foundation-adds-nintendo-switch-support/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2016/9/69804/defold-logo-r100x100.jpg" title="The Defold Foundation adds Nintendo Switch support to Defold engine" alt="The Defold Foundation adds Nintendo Switch support to Defold engine"> The Defold Foundation has added support for Nintendo Switch for its development tool. This is the first time that the Swedish company has offered support for a console. Traditionally, the formerly King-developed game engine was used for mobile and web platforms. Developers that are approved to create games for Nintendo's hardware can access the software through the Nintendo Developer Portal. "No... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:55:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73749/the-defold-foundation-adds-nintendo-switch-support/ Tencent is bringing Klei's Don't Starve to mobile http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73748/tencent-bringing-kleis-dont-starve-to-mobile/ <img src="https://media.pocketgamer.biz/2020/6/105628/dont-starve-r100x100.jpg" title="Tencent is bringing Klei's Don't Starve to mobile" alt="Tencent is bringing Klei's Don't Starve to mobile"> Tencent Games will release Don't Starve: Newhome for mobile devices . The Chinese tech giant has licensed the game from Klei Entertainment who first released Don't Starve in 2013 before the multiplayer version &ndash; Don't Starve Alone &ndash; was released three years later. Entering a closed beta next month, Newhome will build upon the groundwork placed by its predecessor by not only having a c... kayleigh.partleton@steelmedianetwork.com (Kayleigh Partleton) Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:45:00 +0100 http://www.seismictwitch.com/news/73748/tencent-bringing-kleis-dont-starve-to-mobile/ 欧美三级片