Midasplayer International Holding Co., a.k.a. King.com--the publisher behind mobile and online games including the blockbuster Candy Crush Saga --has hired banks to explore a U.S. initial public offering, sources familiar with the move told The Wall Street Journal .
While Apple's revamped iOS 7 user interface generated most of the headlines out of last week's Worldwide Developer Conference, arguably the biggest news is the company's decision to support game controller hardware from third-party providers.
Mobile game developers nowadays are confronted with a crazy scene. Mobile has singlehandedly upended established business hierarchies, as well as patterns of development, distribution and monetization. Monster franchises like Deus Ex are releasing full games on mobile, and free-to-play is even being adopted by industry heavyweights like EA.
Personal computing accessories manufacturer Logitech is building a game controller optimized for Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 mobile operating system overhaul, according to a photo obtained by Kotaku .
ZTE has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts to preload the publisher's games on its Android smartphones.
Apple likely will introduce standardized game controller support in conjunction with its new iOS 7 mobile operating system overhaul, enabling third-party developers to build console-quality gaming experiences that run across all hardware that conform to Apple specifications.
Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment has named longtime Nokia executive Teemu Suila as its new chief operating officer.
If you want to be the next Picasso, all you need besides talent is to buy is some paper, a pencil and some paint. Novelists may eventually need a laptop, but they can start out with far less. For those who want to develop mobile gaming apps, on the other hand, there can be some relatively steep costs to get the tools that allow them to do all the creative things consumers expect, like shadows, explosions, sounds and 3D effects.
Publishers GungHo Online Entertainment and Supercell are teaming to create a series of exclusive in-game features that will appear in the companies' respective flagship mobile games Puzzle & Dragons and Clash of Clans .
GungHo Online Entertainment's Puzzle & Dragons reigns as the top revenue-generating application worldwide across both Apple's iOS and Google's Android, app analytics firm Distimo reports.