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Ubitus acquires new partners to expand cloud gaming overseas

Ubitus
Following an investment round in led by Samsung Ventures, Taiwan's cloud gaming technology provider Ubitus has rapidly secured new partners China Telecom, LG, Konami, Nexon and Neowiz to drive growth in Asia and North America. In May Ubitus raised over US$15 million in cash from...

Square Enix establishes Indonesian game studio

Square Enix Smile Works
Square Enix has joined with Indonesian Gotanda Electronic to start Square Enix Smile Works, the company's first game studio in Indonesia. Indonesian's increasing purchasing power and consumer confidence, as well as an expected rapid expansion of the online games market, were key factors in...

Sega to close Medieval II studio in Australia

Sega Studios Australia
After significant layoffs in 2012, Sega confirmed that the Brisbane-based developer Sega Studios Australia will be shut down later this year. Previously known as The Creative Assembly Australia, the studio suffered 40 layoffs last February and at the time, Sega said the developer had...

Mobile’s rise brings games industry together in Shanghai

Chinajoy and WMGC 2013
As the games publishing industry faces significant new challenges worldwide with the rise of mobile games, Chinese and overseas business leaders will gather next week in Shanghai to map out strategies for future collaboration and growth in China and abroad. The setting will be...

Tencent launches LinkLink in China, looks to develop WeChat as gaming platform

Tencent WeChat Linklink
Following the success of Japan's Line and Korea's KakaoTalk in turning chat apps into mobile game platforms, Tencent has rolled out the social game LinkLink on Weixin (the Chinese WeChat). Tencent also reportedly plans to distribute several more casual games via the mobile messaging...

Chinese mobile publisher Yodo1 gets US$5M from SingTel

Yodo1 and SingTel
Led by Singapore's SingTel, the Chinese smartphone game publisher Yodo1 has acquired US$5 million in Series A funding to meet demand from Western game studios looking to enter China's 300 million+ iOS/Android mobile market. Yodo1 recently reported 25 million active Chinese players of its popular...

Renren to contribute 10M RMB for online communities research lab

Renren Qinghua
Renren Games has announced plans to donate 10 million RMB to China’s Qinghua University to set up a joint research lab with Qinghua’s psychology department. The new BBD (Behaviour and Big Data) lab will focus on researching psychological behaviour related to virtual communities, like those...

Over 20M users in one year says Japan’s Cygames

Cygames
Japanese game developer Cygames has announced that its social games portfolio has grown to over 20 million registered users since the company's launch in May 2011. Cygames most popular title is the card battle game for smartphones, Rage of Bahamut. The game passed 10 million...

Korean messaging leader KAKAO moves on mobile games

KAKAO Talk
KAKAO Talk leads the mobile messaging market in Korea and has recently expanded into games and social commerce. KAKAO started its game service last year, with over US$37 million in revenues reported within the first two months of launch. More than 30 games are...

China game sales up 35 per cent in 2012

Chinese Internet Cafe
According to a Chinese government report, domestic game revenues reached 60.28 billion RMB last year, an increase of 35 per cent from 2011. The figures included online, browser and social game revenues as well as mobile and console game sales. Online revenues were an...

Indonesia’s Kreon signs Dragon Nest and Mirror War, partners with Live Gamer

Kreon
Indonesian online game publisher Kreon recently announced the signing of Eyedentity Games' action RPG Dragon Nest and L&K Logic Korea’s Mirror War, and has also joined the Live Gamer platform to expand pre-paid card payment options in the Indonesian market. Kreon already publishes popular online...

Pinoy X-Play brings StarCraft II expansion to the Philippines

X-Play
X-Play has brought the long-awaited first expansion of the best-selling StarCraft II game to the Philippines, which coincided with the global launch by US-based Blizzard Entertainment. The Heart of the Swarm is the first expansion pack to the 2010 original Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty....

Taiwan’s Gameflier announces Steal Fighter and Kingdom under Fire II

Gameflier
Launched in Korea by Gravity Games, the MOBA/RPG hybrid title Steal Fighter will be hosted in Taiwan by leading online game publisher Gameflier. The Taiwanese publisher has also revealed that it will be distributing Blueside's hit online RTS/RPG mash-up Kingdom Under Fire II for Hong...