19 Sep Mobile Gaming Roundup – 09/18/2015
6-pack of tablets $250; New Lumias and Surfaces; TGS more mobile.
Industry News for the Week Ending September 18, 2015. Welcome to E-Link’s weekly roundup of mobile gaming news. We curate what’s relevant to those in the mobile gaming industry.
- Amazon on Underground | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz – Amazon’s response to paying devs per-minute of gameplay.
- Report: Top 25 mobile apps in America includes exactly zero games – ComScore stats, hard to believe no games but depends on methodology.
- Gamasutra – State court orders Kickstarted game creator to pay $54k for failing to deliver
- Gamasutra: Felipe Dal Molin’s Blog – Making a new game from an old genre with Horizon Chase
- Gamasutra – Halfbrick lays off game designers, refocuses design into teams
- TwitchCon Turns It Up To 11 | alistdaily
- ‘Rocket League’ May Head to Movies, TV | alistdaily
- Who is A Thinking Ape? | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz – Check out a fellow Vancouverite.
- Apple Delays Release of New Apple Watch Software – The New York Times
- Microsoft Hardware Launch Rumours: Surface Pro 4, Lumia Phones, Fitness Band | Gizmodo Australia
- Amazon intros $50 Fire tablet, 4K-capable Fire TV | GamesIndustry.biz – Grab a 6-pack of tables for $250.
- How big-budget ad campaigns have changed mobile gaming
- | GamesBeat | Games | by Ran Avrahamy, AppsFlyer
- YouTube native streaming | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz
- Can Call of Champions break the mobile MOBA curse? | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz
- New Button Coming – Facebook about to rollout a button, not quite a “Dislike”
- Kardashian, Jenner Sisters Launch Apps: Which One Is Top? – Us Weekly
- Gamasutra – Nintendo appoints president to replace late Satoru Iwata
- Chinese mobile games in Korea | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz
- Andrew House: the PS4 is struggling against censorship in China | GamesIndustry.biz
- Gamasutra: Junxue Li’s Blog – Another common form of copycat games in China – IP rip-offs.
- Strong show for Sony, but mobile rules at TGS 2015 | GamesIndustry.biz – More local focus and less international, no Microsoft.
- Super Mario Maker grabs Japanese #1 | GamesIndustry.biz
- Fox Just Bought National Geographic | IFLScience
- Mischief Is Rampant: A Day at Banksy’s Dismaland
- Mark Zuckerberg invites teen arrested for building a clock to Facebook HQ
Top Games on September 18, 2015 (iPhone, US)