Mobile games could help treat serious illnesses

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Mobile gaming is becoming an effective form of digital therapy for those with ADHD and other conditions Mobile games have become a very convenient way for people to entertain themselves, but these games may also be becoming a way to treat certain illnesses. In the United States, approximately $13 billion is spent on treatments for one in 10 children that suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These costs are typically associated with prescription medications, such as Adderall and Ritalin, but concerns over the effects of these medications are growing.…

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Tencent reports greater growth thanks to mobile games and other ventures

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Company finds more success through a strong mobile focus Tencent, one of China’s largest Internet companies, has released information concerning its performance over the past year. In terms of sales, the company saw a 45% increase in quarterly sales, which is better than it had expected. Tencent is seeing significant growth through its mobile endeavors, especially where payments and gaming are involved. The company is also selling a wealth of content via its mobile platforms, such as WeChat and QQ. Adding rich content to mobile platforms make them more attractive…

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Mobile games generate controversy in Japan

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Mobile gaming is becoming an extremely expensive pastime for many consumers The mobile games space is often criticized for its love of microtransactions. Many mobile games feature content and bonuses that can be paid for. In fact, many games actually limit how much people can play unless they are willing to pay. In Japan, a particularly mobile game has caused some controversy, highlighting how dubious microtransactions can be. The game is called Granblue Fantasy and is developed by Cygames, which ran a special promotion for the game just before the…

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Growth of mobile games in Southeast Asia is slowing, but remains strong

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Southeast Asia is leading the way in the aggressive growth of mobile gaming Southeast Asia may be the world’s leading market for mobile games, but the market is showing signs of becoming more sluggish due to oversaturation. While more people in this region have been purchasing smartphones, the number of big-name mobile games has reached a point where smaller games are finding it harder to compete. Games like “Candy Crush Saga” and “Minecraft” have come to dominate the market, leaving little room for other games to thrive. Mobile games are…

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Bethesda is moving into mobile gaming

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Bethesda has taken interest in the mobile sector fallowing the success of Fallout Shelter Prominent game developer Bethesda has found success in the mobile gaming space with its vastly popular Fallout Shelter title. The company first announced the game in June of 2015, opting to launch the game in the same month. Initially only available for the iOS platform, Bethesda brought the game to Android in August of last year. The game proved massively successful, which has exposed Bethesda to the promise that exists in the mobile gaming sector. Bethesda…

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Chartboost acquires Roostr to boost the reach of mobile games

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Roostr will help developers connect with potential customers more effectively Chartboost, a mobile game discovery and monetization platform, has successfully acquired Roostr, a platform that specializes in leveraging the power of digital content creators to promote mobile games. Content creators have proven to be a powerful force when it comes to the promotion of games, as is evidenced by the effect that prominent YouTube personalities have had. When a famous YouTube broadcaster plays a game, sales and downloads for these games can grow considerably. Content creators are becoming a powerful…

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Mobile games to see explosive growth in China

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Report predicts the massive growth that the mobile gaming market is expected to see China’s mobile games industry is expected to see extraordinary growth in the coming years. A new report from the China Game Industry Annual Conference shows that the revenue generated by mobile gaming has reached $7.94 billion. This represents an 87.2% year on year increase. Many Chinese consumers have begun showing a great deal of interest in mobile gaming because it represents a convenient form of entertainment. These consumers have also shown that they are willing to…

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Kabam to focus more heavily on its popular mobile games

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Kabam sells off first generation mobile games and publishing business to Gaea Mobile Prominent game developer Kabam has sold off its classic mobile games and third-party publishing business to China’s Gaea Mobile in an effort to focus on its largest and most successful games. Kabam has established a strong position in the mobile games space and many of its games have managed to find a great deal of success among consumers. The company’s expansive focus, however, has limited the support that its more successful titles are receiving. Refined focus may…

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Futurefly envisions a brighter future for mobile games and app messaging

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Company acquires some $2.5 million in funding through investments Futurefly, a new startup that is seeking to revolutionize mobile games and app messaging technology, has announced that it has raised some $2.5 million in funding. The funding will be used to further the company’s endeavors, allowing it to accomplish its goals in the mobile gaming and app spaces. Mobile games have proven to be a particularly attractive focus, with the gaming market expected to reach $30 billion by the end of this year. Mobile games are gaining momentum over console…

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Tencent invests in mobile games

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Tencent to purchase a stake in game developer Glu Mobile Tencent, one of the world’s largest Internet companies, has formed a strategic partnership with Glu Mobile, a developer of mobile games. In this partnership, Tencent has agreed to purchase a 14.6% stake in Glue Mobile, costing approximately $126 million. Mobile games have become a powerful aspect of the overarching game industry and companies like Tencent, which already have a prominent presence in the mobile space, are showing more interest in working with developers to break into a promising market. Companies…

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Kabam to focus on producing top tier mobile games

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Developer wants to make games that rank in the top 10 positions of app stores Kabam, a game developer based in San Francisco, California, has announced that it will be committing its efforts to producing mobile games that rank within the top 10 positions in app stores. The company has a long history of developing multiplayer strategy games on mobile platforms, but internal changes are shifting the company’s focus into other sectors. Mobile games come in a various forms, and some of the most popular games that have been developed…

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