Study details social impact of apps and games launched through Google Play.
The deal ensures greater resources for user acquisition and co-funding of a brand new licensed game.
Words with Friends and Lucky's Tale creator Paul Bettner explains how he's preparing his studio for the future of entertainment.
The team is made up of talent from Apple, IGN, and Kabam.
New social features, including nominations for new Pokestops, on the way.
Gone are the days of developers depending on whales— big spenders — to contribute the majority of sales for free-to-play games as spending in games becomes more commonplace.
Sensor Tower reports that the F2P mobile title generated more than $60M this summer, up 36% over last year, despite Miyamoto's protestations about the business model.
Perhaps Nintendo's IP doesn't work well with F2P, but from a business perspective, F2P "seems the only way to go right now," says Dr. Serkan Toto. (Cover image: Casey Curry/Invision/AP)
Facebook Instant Game developers will no longer have to deal with the deep rev/share cuts that both Google and Facebook had been demanding from in-app purchases. (With retroactive payouts.)
Zynga begins its trench run by taking control of the already established Star Wars: Commander.