Mobile tops game industry revenue

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Mobile gaming is lucrative and has become the biggest sector of the gaming industry. A number of recent reports detail how well the industry is doing. Newzoo reports mobile gaming generated $50 billion in revenue in 2017, more than any other gaming sector. To put this in context, the film industry’s global box office was…

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Why Live Ops has everyone talking

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Everyone seems to be talking about Live Ops these days. Top gaming journalist Will Freeman talked to Spil Games (among others) when he wanted an expert view on Live Operations. His article in PocketGamer.biz makes interesting reading. “…monetisation thrives when games are constantly tended to,” he explains. Tommy Leung, founder of Captivate Games is enthusiastic…

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Spil Games celebrates 300 million install success

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We were thrilled to announce Spil Games hit 300 million installs last week.  This is a significant milestone as it proves our web to mobile strategy is paying off. Every Spil Games team member worked hard to ensure this achievement.  The journey hasn’t always been easy, but it hasn’t been boring. Last night it was…

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Secrets of success for Troll Face Quest

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Troll Face Quest is our most enduring series on mobile with huge numbers of people installing the game. There are 3 factors behind its success: It has a loyal audience who love the game’s mischievous pranks and devilish sense of humour. We make sure we keep them happy with continual A/B testing. Players keep coming…

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Valerian available for pre-registration on Google Play

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Valerian: City of Alpha is available for pre-registration on Google Play from 25 May. Check it out via this link. The guys at Google love what they’ve seen of the game so far and decided it is worthy of prelaunch promotion.  It’s an exceptional move on their part and we’re super excited. Gamers who pre-register will…

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Mobile Heroes: Amazon’s Mike Hines gets serious about the numbers

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Mike Hines,  Developer Evangelist at Amazon says it’s just  as important to generate revenue outside your mobile game as it is to think about ads and in-app purchases Mike was one of the big names in mobile gaming who told us their secrets of success at this year’s Casual Connect in Amsterdam.   He works with…

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The Secrets of Mobile Gaming Success

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Mobile Heroes is our campaign for 2016, tapping into success stories for mobile gaming. At Casual Connect Amsterdam we asked some big names to share their secrets of success. Last year, with Unsung Heroes, was about the challenges of the app stores. Now the campaign has moved on from black hole to white heat. It’s…

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Getting actionable user feedback

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In December, we already discussed mistakes you want to avoid for your game, and one of the points was not getting user feedback. In this article we want to get into this subject a bit more. Why is user feedback useful, how do you get it and what should you do with this? Useful feedback…

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Mobile Heroes gears up for success

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Amsterdam – 16 January 2016 –  Spil Games announces a new initiative at Casual Connect Amsterdam: Mobile Heroes.  The initiative will focus on secrets of success in mobile gaming. During 2015, we ran the Unsung Heroes Campaign to help awesome mobile games find the audiences they deserve. Now we’ve stepped it up a gear and…

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I love World of Warcraft but I just don’t have the time any more to immerse myself in those giant MMOs, says player Kristen Rutherford

Mobile is a game changer: smart developers are embracing the change

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Game play is changing. More and more people are putting down their consoles in favour of the gaming devices they carry around with them — their phones. And smart game developers are adapting the way their games work to make the most of this changing landscape. We brought a player, a developer and a publisher…

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