Items tagged with Mobile games

Who cares about the latest Twitter status or Instagram pics, when you could be catching Pikachus? According to a recent survey, many mobile users are thinking along these same lines. The average iPhone user spent thirty three minutes on Pokémon GO on Monday, July 11th.Pokémon GO is a location-based augmented reality mobile game, developed by Niantic, published by The Pokémon Company, and is part of the Pokémon franchise. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world via GPS. At level five, the player is able to battle at a Pokémon gym and join one of three teams. The average iPhone users only spent twenty two minutes using Facebook,... Read more...
For those of us who find most mobile games to be unengaging, the rise of so-called “premium” games on mobile platforms is a welcome development. Big names have been trotting out the likes of Modern Combat 5: Blackout (Gameloft) and Mass Effect: Infiltrator (EA), which tend to carry high price tags, but pack better graphics and gameplay that your typical $1.99 game or freebie. Now, 2K is readying the original Bioshock for iOS. You could be playing Bioshock on your iPad as early as this summer. Bioshock for iOS. Image Credit: Engadget Reviewers who have had had the chance to try an in-progress version of the game say that the games graphics are very good, though some sacrifices clearly... Read more...
EA Mobile is bringing five of its best-selling titles to the Apple iPad. The new games that are designed specifically for the iPad include SCRABBLE, Tetris, Need for Speed SHIFT, Mirror’s Edge, and Command & Conquer Red Alert. In addition to these titles designed specifically for the iPad, users can also access more than 40 EA titles already available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch. EA Announces Five Blockbuster Games for Apple’s iPad SCRABBLE, Tetris, Need for Speed SHIFT, Mirror’s Edge and Command & Conquer Red Alert Designed Specifically for iPad and Available Today on the App Store LOS ANGELES--EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today... Read more...
Palm used the Game Developers Conference to announce a public beta version of its webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK). The company is also showing off new games from early PDK developers at the conference. Palm tells us more about the PDK: The PDK complements the Palm webOS Software Development Kit (SDK), letting developers use C and C++ alongside the web technologies that power the SDK and mix them seamlessly within a single app. The PDK enables new functionality, including immersive 3D graphics, and gives developers who have built games for other platforms an easy way to bring their titles to the webOS platform. Developers can download the beta PDK and start developing today, but distribution... Read more...
According to data released by PlayHaven and Mobclix, iPhone game usage could set records this week reaching levels that are 28 times greater than the same week between Christmas and New Year’s Day in 2009. PlayHaven is an online universe of fan communities for iPhone games. Mobclix is the industry's largest targeted mobile ad exchange. "Consumers are looking to personal devices as a key source of entertainment and the game app market is seeing a surge," said Sunil Verma, co-founder of Mobclix. "With the data from last year and information on this year's trends, it's clear that a lot of time and money will be spent on iPhone games this week. Developers are in a good position to monetize their... Read more...
If the rumors circulating around the Internet are true, Apple is about to take on Nintendo and Sony for mobile games dominance. Actually, this war has already been heating up as Apple's App Store now includes over 15,000 apps for the iPhone and iPod touch--with many of the more popular ones being games--and Apples claims that over half a billion apps have been downloaded from the App store since the App store launched only just over six months ago. Allegedly, the next step for Apple will be to launch a "Premium" games section in the App store, where games from first-tier game developers will be sold for $19.99 each. If this rumor is true, it comes at an opportune time for Apple, which has just... Read more...