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Business - Games in Asia

The 3 things Pocket Playlab thinks an indie studio needs to focus on

August 29, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

There are three core focuses Pocket Playlab looked at while heading towards success. CEO and co-founder Jakob Lykkegaard shares them with us. Read More

More gaming startups need to work together. Malaysia’s 1337 Accelerator is why.

August 28, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Malaysia’s first accelerator, 1337 Accelerator, is one startup’s desire to give back to its fledgling community.Read More

Fortumo weighs in on how mobile game developers can monetize in emerging markets like India

August 27, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

We spoke to Mattias Liivak, head of marketing and PR, and Sanjay Sinha, country manager for India at Fortumo, to find out what’s needed for developers to succeed in markets that are adverse to spending.Read More

Qihoo 360 partners with Goodgame Studios to bring Empire: Four Kingdoms to China

August 27, 2014 | Iain Garner

German-based developer Goodgame Studios announced last week that it will be the first European company to partner with Chinese software company Qihoo 360. Read More

“We have to get the business model right.” Playstation India on indies, Vita, and PSN

August 26, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

In the second part of our interview with Playstation India chief Atindriya Bose, we touch upon Sony’s handheld conundrums, the country’s potential on digital, and the company’s plans for local indie developers.Read More

“It’s been a fantastic start”: an interview with Playstation India

August 25, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 2 Comments

The Playstation 4 (PS4) has taken the world by storm. But what opportunities do Sony’s platforms have in India? We talk to Sony Computer Entertainment’s country manager for India, Atindriya Bose, to find out more.Read More

Toge Productions: how to take over the world with zombies

August 25, 2014 | Iain Garner | One Comment

From coding in a garage to being one of Asia’s most recognisable indie studios. This is the story of how two men can dominate the world… with zombies.Read More

China’s government to discuss anti-gambling measures for mobile games

August 25, 2014 | C. Custer

China’s Ministry of Culture is meeting today to discuss clearer rules for gambling in mobile games. Read More

Canada’s Play It Interactive closes $1.1m funding round, moves in on India

August 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Play It Interactive, the Canadian mobile content platform that enables feature phone and Android users to take part in cloud-based social gaming, has announced the opening of an Indian head office in Mumbai following the closing of its $1.1 million funding round. Read More

Puzzle & Dragons developer Gungho is setting up shop in Singapore

August 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Gungho will set up shop in Singapore next month to focus on Asia and emerging markets. And it has $300 million to spend. Read More

Ouya looks East: the struggling Kickstarted console partners with Xiaomi for Chinese distribution

August 22, 2014 | Thomas Price

Ouya struggled in the West but is now looking to China, with new partner Xiaomi. Might the cheaper console emulate the success of the affordable smartphone?Read More

Xbox One to launch in Taiwan and China simultaneously, but guess where it’s cheaper!

August 21, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Microsoft’s Xbox One will be going on sale on the same day in mainland China and Taiwan, but one of the countries will be getting a much better deal than the other.Read More

Microsoft orders 5 million units for Xbox One’s China launch

August 21, 2014 | C. Custer

The Xbox One is coming to China soon. How many copies of the device do Microsoft and local partner BesTV expect to sell in China’s PC-focused gaming market?Read More

Perfect World reports $149 million in Q2 revenue

August 20, 2014 | C. Custer

China’s Perfect World reported strong Q2 revenues for 2014, although its income doesn’t compare to local giants like Tencent.Read More

Microsoft thinks it can sell more Xbox Ones by going exclusive with Amazon India

August 19, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 4 Comments

In the second part of our interview with Xbox India head Anshu Mor, he sounds off on how Microsoft manages its retail partners, why the Xbox One is poised for success, and of course, Sony.Read More

Here’s why you can only buy the Xbox One on Amazon in India

August 19, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 5 Comments

Anshu Mor, the head of the Xbox India tells us why you can only buy the Xbox One on Amazon in India. The reasons may just surprise you.Read More

Report: EA wants a China partner for Titanfall, Tencent first in line

August 19, 2014 | C. Custer | 7 Comments

Rumor has it that Tencent may be EA’s first choice to take the reigns of online service when EA’s mega robot shooter launches in China later this year.Read More

Netease CEO: China has the most Hearthstone players of any country

August 16, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

Hearthstone is popular in China, and according to Netease’s CEO, it has a bigger player base there than in any other country.Read More