Web-to-mobile strategy in action with Thrill Rush

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As our mobile-first strategy matures, our latest game, Thrill Rush, exemplifies the process.   For some time now, we’ve been taking the best games from our web portals and reimagining them for mobile. The process is getting pretty slick. Our latest mobile game Thrill Rush was launched this month and already the signs are positive.…

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Behind the scenes: communicating the vision

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Kayleigh Mizon is a Lead Game Designer who worked on one of Spil’s most successful mobile games, Operate Now: Hospital. She originally comes from the south coast of the UK.   How would you describe your job? The player experience is the game designer’s responsibility. We have to be the creator and keeper of the vision…

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Behind the scenes at Live Operations

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Christoph Stuber is a Producer in the hectic world of Live Operations and currently works on Operate Now: Hospital. He has been with Spil Games for 3 years and originally comes from Germany   Congrats on ONH hitting 20m installs. What is it about the franchise that makes it so popular with players? Thanks a…

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Behind the scenes with Troll Face Quest’s producer

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Eduardo Mojica is a game producer here at Spil Games and is currently responsible for the hugely successful Troll Face Quest franchise. Eduardo comes from the Dominican Republic where he started out as a game designer and illustrator. He has worked at Spil Games for 5 years.   Congrats on Troll Face Quest making it…

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F8: Monetization becomes reality for Instant Games

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Games weren’t the priority for Mark Zuckberg in his keynote at the F8 Developer Conference in San Jose earlier this month (May 2018). Our own Patrik Wilkens was there (see his video below) and reports that gaming only took about 30 seconds of the 2-hour presentation. http://www.spilgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/WhatsApp-Video-2018-05-16-at-19.05.16.mp4 Despite that, the news that in-app purchases are…

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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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