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Mobile game developers turn to 'rewarded ads'

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Mobile games developers are increasingly implementing "rewarded ads" that players can view while playing in exchange for in-game prizes, The Wall Street Journal …

In-App Purchases

Game Over: How Mobile Games Conquered Hollywood

The biggest and most powerful entertainment companies are no longer film studios or cable companies, but mobile gaming companies. And it’s no wonder, …

Mobile Gaming

Alibaba establishes games division to create titles in-house

Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba has established a new games division to create its own titles in-house.<p>As reported by China Daily, the new arm …

Quiz: 'Are You a Natural-Born Leader?' Measure Your Leadership Ability in 4 Questions.

Your leadership strength boils down to these four behaviors.<p>Effective leadership is important -- it’s the vital ingredient to a company or organization’s health, reports McKinsey research.<p>What great leadership boils down to is simply a subset of behaviors. Findings show that among the organizations …

Leadership

The International Mobile Gaming Awards removed — then restored — Iranian games

On Monday, the International Mobile Gaming Awards announced 52 nominees for IMGA MENA, its second annual competition for games developed in the Middle East and North Africa. Then on Tuesday, the list dropped to 36. For about a day, all the nominations from Iran disappeared. IMGA has now reinstated …

Middle East

Get a job: Schell games is hiring a Game Producer

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!<p>Here is just one of the many, many …

Don’t expect Sony to ever make another handheld PlayStation

Nintendo’s Switch console proved to the world that there’s still hope for portable gaming devices, but Sony’s PlayStation Vita failed to find the …

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

FunPlus launches $50 million fund for indie, mobile games

<i>"We're interested in working with game makers that are investing their time and their creativity in defining genres. We're not interested in working</i> …

The game industry has an abundance of talent in 2016

I’ve been in the online media, mobile and games industry for 23 years, and in 2009 , I witnessed the first major change for talent in the move from console to mobile. After a dramatic 2015 in mobile, 2016 marks the beginning of yet another big shift as mobile and console talent morph into the …

Would You Pay for a Piece of a Video Game’s Revenues?

While Fig was the first startup to jump into the crowdfunding equity game, another company has quietly been offering accredited investors the …

How to Turn a Budget Crunch Into Lasting Good Money Habits

When people decide to improve their financial habits and start saving money, they’re often motivated by a temporary money crunch. Maybe you lost your …

Sony combines network entertainment and PlayStation into a single business unit

Sony has reshuffled two of its major corporate divisions with the goal of improving service to consumers.<p>Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International are being combined into Sony Interactive Entertainment, a new business dedicated to PlayStation users. Effective April 1, …

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Google changes Android permissions to make game sign-ups easier

[<i>Updated with additional news: 10:44 am Jan. 25</i>]<p>Google has changed the way the Android operating system handles permissions for game players so that it becomes a lot easier to sign players up for transactions.<p>The company (which is changing its formal name to Alphabet) said today it is changing …

Android News

Electronic Arts CEO on Building Digital Relationships With Players in New World of Gaming

In the early aughts, Andrew Wilson found himself working at Electronic Arts in Burnaby. And after a handful of years hard at work, Wilson made his …

Electronic Arts

Unity, one gaming development platform to unite them all, up for sale

When World of Warcraft maker Blizzard set out to make a card game that worked on computers and mobile devices, it used tools made by Unity to help bring it to life.<p>Blizzard created Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, which has become one of its most popular titles. That success is due to how easy it …

What It's Like To Work On A Massive Ubisoft Game

At Ubisoft, big video games like <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> are developed by hundreds of people at many different studios across the world. As you might …

Nintendo’s first mobile game launching in March

Nintendo’s imminent jump into the mobile space has been all the hype. The gaming giant has seen plenty of requests to bring its popular titles to smartphones and tablets. We are not quite there yet, but at least Nintendo is already taking the first baby steps toward that direction.<p>Last October …

Gaming

The mobile gaming trend you should know about

Nintendo will release its first mobile game in March and details on its new console sometime this year

Roughly a year after it first announced its intention to bring Mario to mobile, Nintendo’s president, Tatsumi Kimishima, confirmed in an article in Japan’s Mainichi Shimbun today (Jan. 15) that the company’s first mobile game will be launched in March. Kimishima also outlined the company’s plans …

4 Simple Productivity Hacks to Always Wake Up Productive

Your time is precious. In fact, it’s your most valuable asset.<p>Yet, you probably don’t make the most of it.<p>Even if you’re not using quite as many …

Build Your LinkedIn Profile From Start to Finish With This Massive Visual Guide

You’ve got six seconds to impress a recruiter on LinkedIn, and once you reel them in, you want to make sure your profile is solid. This giant visual …

The Value of Generosity: How Giving Back Can Foster More Success

Sometimes the best way to get ahead is to help others first. It’s the little things we can do to help people—a favor to a friend, or picking up the …

These Game Designers Are Using Multiplayer Games To Study Feedback On Teams

The designers of League of Legends are taking insights from the game and applying them in the workplace.<p>2015 has been a good year for feedback. The annual performance review is under fire from what seems like all sides, and the notion that giving employees regular, continuous feedback is gaining …

The Different Ways Being Uncomfortable Can Help You Grow

I am quite possibly the world’s biggest fan of being comfortable. What could be better than a big comfy couch? So it has been a challenging, repeated …

The Common Germ-Avoiding Tricks That Aren't Doing You Any Favors

Have you ever held your breath when someone coughed? Or tried to flush the toilet with your foot? Some of these tricks <i>might</i> help if you do them the …

Final Fantasy 7 remake will be bigger than the original, made in Unreal Engine 4

More details emerge about the HD FF7<p>Square Enix will split <i>Final Fantasy 7 Remake</i> into several installments because the game is too large for a single volume, Famitsu reports.<p>The publication spoke with series producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Tetsuya Nomura in an interview featured in its …

Final Fantasy VII Remake Turns A Cult Classic Into An Action RPG

After announcing it at E3 2015, Square Enix unveiled the first gameplay trailer for one of its most anticipated games, Final Fantasy VII. And it looks like it’s more than just a remake with better graphics.<p>As you can see in the trailer below, the new game looks gorgeous. There are a few shots of …

Final Fantasy

Mobile Games Discovery: Why Publishers Are Needed

The emergence of digital platforms, especially in the mobile space, has led to plenty of new opportunities for developers, but success is hardly …