Burstly Rewards, which launched as a beta this week, allows developers to display all their various income from ad networks, cross-promotions, direct sales and the like in one place.The aim is to allow developers of iOS and Android titles to more easily compare their revenue channels and determine which brings in the most money at the least cost.Burstly CEO Evan Rifkin told TechCrunch that he believes the currently available ad mediation solutions are not useful enough, and that he hopes Burstly Rewards can give developers more control.However, rather than acting as a competitor to existing ad mediation companies, Burstly is looking to work with them to integrate their solutions straight into Burstly Rewards.The company also revealed that it has raised $5.5 million in a round of series B financing, led by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners and SoftBank Capital. … [Read more...] about Burstly Launches Mobile Games, App Ad Management Initiative
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If LinkedIn is good for one thing it is seeing what people are working on right now. In the games industry it is a wealth of information about development that we didn’t even know was taking place, such as a Final Fantasy XV Mobile game (or app).This information was discovered by a user on NeoGaf, and it was revealed that an artist who is connected to Chinese based company Changyou appears to be working on Final Fantasy XV Mobile. The image below shows this information, just in case the details are changed on LinkedIn:While we assume that this is a mobile version of the game, we also have to be aware that there are a few things this could be. One of them, and what most people will probably want is a mobile version of the game. This does make sense from a Chinese developer as these games do tend to sell well on phones and tablets. The other style of app could be a companion to the main game, something many games do tend to have.Whatever is in development, this is still interesting … [Read more...] about Is a Final Fantasy XV Mobile Game in Development?
Although many users have abandoned the app, Pokemon GO continues to make huge earnings, maintaining its title as the fastest earning mobile gaming app of all time.Pokemon GO has let down a lot of players recently by removing the Pokemon tracker and failing to add new features. However, that apparently isn’t stopping the remaining user base from spending huge sums of money on the title, according to a new report that stipulates that Pokemon GO is still earning money faster than any other mobile game in history.Following in the footsteps of earning $200 million in its first month and subsequently averaging $2 million in earnings per day, Pokemon GO has now topped $600 million in earnings in merely three months’ time. According to the original report from App Annie, Pokemon GO has out-performed other high-ranking apps like Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans several times over.In addition, the report states that Pokemon GO users are spending nearly as … [Read more...] about Pokemon GO Still Fastest Earning Mobile Game in History
Nintendo's first set of mobile titles will all be free-to-play with microtransactions, The Wall Street Journal reports.This was confirmed during an earnings briefing today by Isao Moriyasu, president and CEO of DeNA, the mobile studio working with Nintendo to produce its new series of smartphone games. The chief executive clarified that all five games arriving by spring 2017 will be free downloads with additional paid content.He did not elaborate upon how many of these planned titles were currently in development, The Wall Street Journal notes.Nintendo showed off Miitomo, the first of the games to be unveiled, at a meeting for investors late last month. Company president Tatsumi Kimishima said then that the communication-based app — which Moriyasu hesitated to refer to as a "game" at today's event — would be available to download at no cost, but suggested that subsequent apps would come at a price. The app will launch by March 2016.When Nintendo and DeNA … [Read more...] about Report: All Nintendo mobile games in development are free-to-play
Two Nintendo mobile games expected out before the end of the year are now likely coming in 2017, Nintendo quietly revealed this week.Following the announcement of Super Mario Run at Apple's event, Nintendo distributed a press release about the new game. At the end of this, it referenced the upcoming Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile games it previously announced."Super Mario Run represents the next phase of Nintendo’s expansion to mobile platforms, following the release of Miitomo earlier this year," it said. "After the launch of Super Mario Run in December, Nintendo plans to deliver its previously announced mobile device titles in the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem series before the end of March 2017."While that leaves the door open for a release later in December following Super Mario Run, it's doubtful it would provide so little time between launches.Prior to now, it had indicated those games were coming this fall. Additionally, it planned to have a total of five mobile … [Read more...] about Nintendo’s Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing Mobile Games Pushed Back