Google will also make it easier to find games in new categories like education, simulation, and role-playing games.
The company has grown to more than 16,000 developers in its network in a short time.
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But as one panelist said, “Problems with graphics tend to be solved by Moore’s Law, but problems with business models do not.”
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One of Steve Jobs’ last major acts before passing was to launch an attack on Adobe Flash. Mobile Apple devices began blocking Flash-powered content, and Apple even went so far as to prevent iOS developers from using Flash — one of the most popular multimedia programming platforms — in their apps. Apple positioned HTML5 not as an alternative, but as a replacement. A few months later that decision was reversed based on “developer feedback” (i.e. Internet outrage), but the battle between HTML5 and Flash rages on.
The iPhone fairy tale is becoming a familiar one for game developers: A small indie developer creates a hit, people love it, and it spreads like wildfire through the App Store. Tens of millions or hundreds of millions of downloads later, and the developers are rich and on their way to building a mobile gaming empire. Sometimes they even sell adorable plush toys based on their game characters.
Kiip and GameSalad are announcing a partnership today that could ensure lots of new mobile games will have ad-based rewards baked into them from the start.
For now, Facebook’s gaming managers aren’t worried about the competition from Google+. If they keep doing a good job growing the engagement and monetization of users on their own platform, they expect that game developers, users, and Facebook itself will be happy no matter what the competitive landscape looks like.
Tapjoy said tonight that Apple’s ban of a popular kind of promotion on the iPhone is hurting mobile game developers.
PapayaMobile is launching the Chinese language version of its software development kit today as part of a plan to get more developers to make Android mobile games with its tools.