The maker of World of Tanks has invested in talent for a new game studio in Seattle.
Big growth in China and Korea is fueling the Asian game giant’s growth.
Kaminsky joins as Trion moves toward free-to-play online games.
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Nvidia is investing around $10 million in the project for mobile gaming.
Square Enix said it expects lower than expected sales for its fiscal year and an unexpected loss.
The “mobile first” game company is starting to generate impressive revenues and profits on mobile platforms.
Fans of strategy, role-playing games, racing, action, adventure, and more are experiencing an incredible entertainment revolution, and a recent TED talk embodies this.
The successful online shooter is making its way to the U.S., China, and Asia.
Developer GameHouse is shifting its resources into social casino games.
Aquiris Game Studios hopes to take free-to-play first-person shooters up a notch with Ballistic.
The deal combines a top Japanese game publisher with Aeria’s free-to-play online game business.
Meteor Entertainment raised another $18M for its Hawken multiplayer mech combat game.
Big Fish Games is riding the biggest wave of change in the game business: free to play.
Casual games developer King.com announced that its free-to-play title, Bubble Witch Saga, is now available on the iTunes App Store.
Flaregames has raised 6 million euros, or $7.9 million, in a funding round led by Accel Partners. The money will help beef up the company founded by Klaas Kersting, who also founded Germany’s Gameforge.
Americans are spending 24 percent more on free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) this year than they did in 2010, according to a new market report from Newzoo.
OpenFeint has hired a game development leader to help its customers focus on making free-to-play mobile games.
Today we’re revealing the sixth set of speakers for our third annual GamesBeat 2011 conference. Our newest slate of speakers will be part of a panel on the free-to-play mobile gaming market. They include Jeferson Valadares, general manager of games at Flurry; Gabe Leydon, chief executive of Addmired; Lou Fasulo, chief operating officer of Z2Live, and Dave Casteluovo, CEO of Bolt Creative.
German online game publisher Bigpoint announced today that two major private equity firms have bought a majority stake in the company for $350 million. The transaction values Bigpoint at more than $600 million and shows that the free-to-play online game business is becoming a mature business alongside the console game publishers.
With the growing popularity of free-to-play games on the PC, a new study from game market analyst DFC Intelligence reports that the English language free-to-play industry is expected to grow from $250 million in 2009 to over $2 billion by 2015. The increasing willingness of consumers to buy digital content and improved payment options have been a considerable factor in the surge, says DFC. An earlier report from DFC and Live Gamer put the global number at over $7 billion.