Game mergers are down, but investments for mobile game startups are up.
Mobile and online game investment dollars grew 35 percent to $191 million.
Editor’s Pick Mobile monetization is separating the industry into the haves and have-nots.
Editor’s Pick Game investments were red hot in the first half, but slowed after Zynga’s sinking market value crushed valuations.
Game acquisitions set a new record in 2012, but investments in new companies are down.
At this rate, it’s going to be a boom year for game company acquisitions.
The value of game deals is dropping in 2012 compared to 2011.
We examined many investment issues at GamesBeat 2012. This week’s DeanBeat distills them to the 10 most important.
Game industry acquisitions grew dramatically in the second quarter, putting 2012 on track to break records for game M&A deals, according to investment bank Digi-Capital. But investment into new game startups slowed somewhat in the first half of the year.
We’re pleased to announce that we have a panel on investing in the game business, one of the hottest investment categories of the past couple of years, at our annual GamesBeat 2012 conference on July 10-11 in San Francisco.
GamesBeat 2012 is going to be all about crossover strategies. The game industry as we know it is changing. We’re seeing established companies cross over from one market to another, where once they faced barriers. As companies adapt to change, we are witnessing disruption, change, consolidation, innovation, and the arrival of big money. We’re talking billions of dollars that are at stake.
No matter how you look at it, the game industry is red hot.
The social and mobile games gold rush inspired lots of investments in 2011, as venture capitalists tried to find the next Zynga. But the year was also a big one for acquisitions, particularly as big companies such as Electronic Arts tried to outmaneuver the social game giant via acquisitions.
Investments in game companies have accelerated once again, according to a study of third quarter game investments and acquisitions by Digi-Capital, a boutique game investment bank in London. If the current trend continues, game startups could raise double this year what they raised in 2010.
Facebook game developers were furious when they found out about the tight relationship between Facebook and Zynga.
Our well-attended GamesBeat 2011 conference took place this week, and here’s what you missed.
Today we’re revealing the fourth set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our slate of speakers will include Tim Merel, managing director of Digi-Capital, Sana Choudary, co-founder of YetiZen game startup accelerator, and Jennifer Lu, director of business development at TinyCo.
Video game investment and acquisitions accelerated in the most recent quarter, according to investment firm Digi-Capital.