New sandbox mobile game to launch in China from LEGO and Tencent

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The upcoming mobile game to launch in China is called LEGO Cube. LEGO Cube is a kid-friendly sandbox mobile game that is the first branded mobile game Danish company LEGO is launching in collaboration with Chinese tech giant Tencent Group, in China. Earlier this year, the two companies formed a digital partnership. This game is the first digital gaming experience to come from this partnership. The focus of the game is imagination and creativity. LEGO Cube’s platform has been designed to allow players to explore creativity and imagination in a…

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Scientists learn useful data for fighting dementia from Sea Hero Quest players

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Researchers have uncovered some interesting findings after analyzing player game data. Sea Hero Quest is much more than a simple free mobile game for iOS and Android. It is actually a scientific experiment that was developed to help scientists fight dementia. Initially launched in the spring of 2016, the game has since collected anonymous data from millions of players worldwide. Researchers have studied specific collected data and have now learned some interesting facts like men have better navigational skills than women and navigation abilities decline across adulthood. Researchers assessed data…

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Beat Fever mobile game successfully connects fans and music artists

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The mobile game is driving millions to music streaming services Beat Fever is a relatively new music-based mobile game app that helps to bring music artists closer to their fans. It has successfully driven millions of streams to music streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and others. The music game has dramatically boosted music streaming. It is not uncommon for music from popular artists to be used in games for consoles, mobile and tablets. That being said, in most cases, fans rarely engage with the music they hear outside…

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Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day event is luring players with romance

Players will see a dramatic increase in the duration of the lures as they’ll last up to six hours. A Pokémon Go Valentine’s event is under way and it will keep running until February 15. In the theme of love and romance, it will be allowing lures to last for up to six hours instead of the typical half hour limit. The Pokémon Go app still has a large number of dedicated players and the event might bring back more. This new Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day event will mean that…

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Tim Hortons augmented reality game released

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The new mobile app is available for players using both Android and iOS based devices. Tim Hortons, the coffee chain out of Canada, has now released a new augmented reality game experience. This mobile app was launched in conjunction with its branded NHL trading card promotion. This brings two beloved Canadian brands into a single AR experience. This is the second time Tim Hortons has released the NHL trading cards, but the first with AR. This year, the company has released the Tim Hortons Augmented Reality Hockey Cards app. The…

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A mobile app has been released to help curtail Indonesian poaching

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This gaming application has been launched by the Indonesian Society for Animal Welfare. The Indonesian Society for Animal Welfare has now launched a new mobile app that has been created as a part of a broader initiative that they are making to draw attention to the problem of poaching and to help to reduce the practice. They have worked with mobile game developers to come up with a way to boost awareness and promote education. The organization is hoping to increase the protection of the diverse and endangered wildlife within…

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Google apologizes for augmented reality game Nazi concentration camps

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The tech giant has apologized for featuring the locations as a part of its Ingress mobile app. Niantic Labs, the in-house startup at Google has now released an apology after it featured Nazi concentration camps as a part of the augmented reality game for which it is best known, Ingress. The AR tech based game allows players to decide to join either the Enlightened or the Resistance teams. From there, the players of the augmented reality game can use their smartphones to be able to track down “exotic matter” that…

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Mobile ad for porn displayed in children’s app

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The advertisement was shown on the screen of the Talking Tom Android application for kids as young as 5 years. Regulators are currently investigating a situation involving a highly inappropriate mobile ad placement, in which a port site’s sexually explicit advertisements appeared on the screen in a children’s game app. The game that displayed the banner ad was meant for kids as young as five years old, called Talking Tom. The mobile ad was for a company called Ewank.com. The banner advertisement featured a picture of several naked women who…

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Mobile app, Flappy Bird, taken down by its creator

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The young Vietnamese man behind the highly popular game said that it “ruins my simple life.” Despite the fact that the Flappy Bird mobile app had surged to tremendously successful download numbers, particularly this year, the creator of the game has now taken it down from the Apple App Store and Google Play, because he feels that it has ruined his life. The creator of the game is from Vietnam and originally uploaded the mobile game last year. Though the game was available in 2013, it wasn’t until the start…

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Mobile Gaming: A Comeback Story in 2012

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If 2012 is any indication, mobile gaming is skyrocketing in popularity. Mobile-gaming analytics companies and game makers are experiencing increased profits and popularity — as long as consumers continue to use websites like iWin to download games and purchase game apps at record numbers, mobile and social gaming will continue to rise. A Swrving Upward Incline for 2012 Mobile Gaming Swrve serves an essential function in the mobile-gaming industry. The mobile- and social-apps analytics firm analyzes data of more than 5 million players per day. Swrve’s service is vital for…

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Grid: A real-time augmented reality maze from Sahar Fikouhi

Augmented reality continues to gain momentum in the gaming world. As the technology has grown more advanced, companies specializing in augmented reality, such as Metaio and Qualcomm, have released tools to help intrepid designers build their own AR experiences. Such is the case with Sahar Fikouhi, a computational designer and architect from London, UK. Fikouhi has developed a new game for the iPhone that plunges players into a world of staggering geometry and tasks them with navigating their way through a virtual maze. The game is called Grid and it…

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