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Gamescom Once Again Inspired Around 345,000 Visitors

Under this year's main theme of "Heroes in New Dimensions", around 345,000 visitors from 97 countries (2015: 96) celebrated the world's largest event for computer and video games on the Cologne Convention Center from 17 to 21 August 2016. With 877 companies (+ 9 %) from 54 countries...

Indonesia Stock Exchange Introduced Indonesia’s First Online Games About Stock Trading

The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) along with its regulatory counterparts introduced Indonesia’s first online games about stock trading as part of a campaign to attract more individual investors to the stock market. A stock trading game called Nabung Saham Go and a simulation game called...

Cryengine’s Million-Dollar Indie Development Fund Open For Applications

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Independent developers everywhere have until September 9th to apply for a grant from Cryengine’s Indie Development Fund, which launched by Germany based Crytek earlier this year with $1 million committed to supporting stand-out indie projects created with Cryengine. Applicants hoping to claim a slice of...

PlayStation Japan Press Conference Scheduled For September 13

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced today that they’ll be holding their annual pre-Tokyo Game Show PlayStation Press Conference on Tuesday, September 13 from 16:00 to 17:10 JST. For other regions, it will start at 12am PT/3am ET/8am BST on September 13. This year’s press...

Capcom Has Announced Their Lineup for TGS 2016

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Capcom has opened their official website for this year’s Tokyo Game Show. The site includes their lineup of games that will be at the venue. The Nintendo 3DS exclusive Monster Hunter Stories will be among the games on display at the show floor. It will...

HTC To Take Vive To Tokyo Game Show 2016

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Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. will take its first virtual reality headset HTC Vive to Tokyo Game Show 2016 to boost the global visibility of HTC's VR development efforts. HTC said it will display its product in a special pavilion set up by the trade show...

ESL Australia Partners With One Of Australia’s Biggest Banks

ESL Australia announced its partnership with St.George Bank for Season Two of the ESL AU & NZ Championship. Not only will this sponsorship see St.George Bank become the first bank within the region to support the rapidly growing Australian esports scene, it will also...

Cygames And Platinum Games Announced Granblue Fantasy Project Re:LINK

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The successful mobile game Granblue Fantasy is getting an action role-playing game upgrade delivered by Japanese Cygames and Platinum Games. Called Granblue Fantasy Project Re:LINK, the game’s development is being handled by Platinum Games but the direction and other matters are being helmed by Cygames. On the...

XII Braves Announced New Pre-Registration For Valiant Force

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Singapore based game developer XII Braves and FunPlus, a publsher in social games, announced the start of a new pre-registration campaign for Valiant Force, the new anime-style mobile RPG set to enter Closed Beta later in August for Android devices. Starting from today, players can proceed...

Epic Games Announced Unreal Educational Korea Nationwide Tour

Epic Games Korea has been building out educational programs like the Unreal Summit, the Unreal Summit Nationwide Tour and others to train developers for several years now. In the spring,Epic Games kicked off a new program, ‘Let’s Start Unreal’ in Seoul for those new...

Tencent Said To Market USD 3.5 Billion Supercell Acquisition Loan

Tencent Holdings Ltd. has started marketing a $3.5 billion loan to lenders to back its purchase of a majority stake in Supercell Oy from SoftBank Group Corp., people familiar with the matter said. Asia’s biggest internet company is offering the facility, which has an average...

Chinese Pro Gamers on the Rise

Going from a geeky pastime for teenagers, playing video games is now becoming a lucrative venture in China. At the International 2016 DOTA 2 tournament being held in Seattle, five of the 16 teams that qualified to play are from China. The annual e-sports tournament...

Ubisoft At gamescom 2016

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Gamescom is just around the corner, and we’re bringing an all-star lineup for the 500,000 players expected at this year’s show. From August 17 to August 21, attendees will be able to try For Honor, Steep, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and Eagle Flight along...

Free-To-Play Games Creating Opportunities In Traditional Toys In Japan

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The mobile games market in Japan saw extremely strong growth in the 2010-2015 period, growing at a 56% CAGR, creating the second largest mobile games market in the world, behind only China. This strong growth has been propelled by the ease of play of...

Bangladesh Starts Project To Enter The Global Games Market

A project titled ‘Skill Development for Mobile Game and Application’ was launched in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, aiming to ensure footprint in the global gaming and apps market. The project, taken by the Governmental ICT division, will create 8,750 app developers and 2,800 gaming...

Pokémon GO Hits 100 Million Installs on Android

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Pokémon GO has now been installed more than 100 million times among Android users worldwide after launching just one month ago in the USA. Niantic Labs’ completely free augmented reality Pokémon-hunting game continues to shine as the weeks pass by. As of 9:30 p.m. EST...

How To Succeed In The Korean Mobile Gaming Market

The mobile gaming market is growing rapidly worldwide, and competition in the market is becoming fierce. However, the Korean market, in particular, is emerging as an attractive market in mobile gaming according to a report at Nasmedia. Korea has the highest smartphone penetration rate in...

China: Tech Companies Flip Copycat Image

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The conventional view of China’s tech industry has long been that local companies mimic American tech giants without innovations of their own, achieving success with borrowed products in a market where foreign rivals are largely blocked by internet censorship and government regulations. This narrative...

Nexon Launches Its New Mobile RPG ‘Chaos Chronicle’

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South Korea’s top mobile game provider Nexon and game developer Wingstudio have jointly launched Chaos Chronicle, the latest role-playing game targeting mobile users in Asia. "Chaos Chronicle" is a 2D game and was initially designed to outcompete rival companies in Japan, known as the birthplace...

Pokemon GO Now In Southeast Asia And Oceania

Pokemon GO has been one of the most successful mobile games in recent memory. The augmented reality game has swept across the globe and many Pokemon fans have been going out in the real world to try and “catch ‘em all!” The release of...