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Business - Games in Asia

4 up-and-coming games studios in Myanmar that you might not have heard of

October 20, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Myanmar has an active game development scene, and here’s what you need to know about it. Read More

Jump Smash supported by Li-Ning sports brand in a first-ever collaboration for Malaysian games

October 17, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

The sports giant Li-Ning has signed a five year sponsorship deal with Mediasoft for its Jump Smash badminton game series. Read More

Bandai Namco Games announces opening of new KL office

October 14, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 8 Comments

Bandai Namco Games now has a Kuala Lumpur office, which will help with regional sales, marketing, and distribution operations. Read More

Newzoo sets up shop in Shanghai to research SEA market

October 14, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Expect to receive more data on the SEA games market soon; market research firm Newzoo is opening an office in Shanghai. Read More

Line teams up with Cyberagent and Gree for RPG and “authentic” core games

October 9, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Line will work with Cyberagent and Gree to create RPGs and “authentic” core games for its platform.Read More

Kickstart my heart(ache): how crowdfunding has really worked out for Asian developers

October 8, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Asian developers weigh in on their crowdfunding experiences. The model really is maturing rather than declining, and this is how you can work with it.Read More

Major acquisitions in the US challenge Asia’s dominance of games industry M&A value

October 8, 2014 | J. Sexton | One Comment

Data for 2014′s games industry M&A is available courtesy of Digi-Capital, while major moves in the US shaped the numbers, Asia is still booming.Read More

Indie devs, this is how the Square Enix Collective works

October 8, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Indie devs, are you wondering how the community platform Square Enix Collective works? We’ve got answers. Read More

Singapore’s anti-gambling bill “will not affect video games”

October 7, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 5 Comments

The bill has been passed. Your gashapon feature is safe as long as players cannot exchange in-game items for real-world cash or merchandise. For now…Read More

Which is the top spending Asian country on games for 2014? (Oct 2014)

October 7, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 2 Comments

Which Asian countries do you think are your top ranking ones when it comes to game revenue? Data from Newzoo, October 2014. Read More

With investment from Fuji TV and Sega Networks, Goopa shifts gears to game-focused crowdfunding service

October 7, 2014 | J. T. Quigley

Goopa CEO says the new investment, valued at roughly $500,000, will be used for hiring and global expansion.Read More

Microsoft sells 100,000 Xbox One consoles on day one in China

October 7, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Microsoft sold more than 100,000 units of its new game console at launch in China, and it’s hoping to sell a million in total within the next year.Read More

Philippine game development industry working with government to create opportunities and raise awareness

October 6, 2014 | Xairylle

The Philippine game development industry may be young, but it is promising enough to catch the eye of government officials. Read More

5 things every game studio startup has to do

October 6, 2014 | J. Sexton

You’ll be kicking yourself when your game is successful if you haven’t done any of these.Read More

7 must-read books for game developers

October 4, 2014 | J. Sexton | 2 Comments

These books pack marketing ideas, business lessons, motivation, and more. They’re all worth reading, especially if you’re a game dev. Read More

Singapore’s holy shit anti-gambling bill: a huge step back for the games industry

October 3, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 16 Comments

Singapore is looking to pass a new anti-remote-gambling bill that is, in its current state, broad enough to affect gashapon features in free-to-play games.Read More

Asia accounts for half of total revenues from top 25 gaming companies

October 3, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Newzoo’s list of top 25 publicly-listed game companies is almost half-filled by Asian companies. Read More

Emobi to launch Toy Quest game under new subsidiary, Hiker Game

October 3, 2014 | Hieu Le Dang

One of Vietnam’s most promising game studios plans a light hearted follow up to its historical war title.Read More