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Business - Games in Asia

Mobile game revenue in Asia is almost two and a half times of that of America (INFOGRAPHIC)

July 31, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Did you know that mobile game revenue in Asia dwarfs the rest of the world? Or that the global market for mobile games will hit an astounding $35.40 billion in terms of total revenue by 2017? Read on to know more.Read More

Chinese developers can soon monetize with Chartboost thanks to Chukong Technologies

July 31, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Mobile game revenue platform Chartboost has teamed up with China’s Chukong Technologies in a strategic partnership that will bring Chartboost’s technology to Chinese developers. Read More

It’s official: the Xbox One will cost $600 in China

July 31, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

After months of rumors, we’ve finally got an official price on China’s Xbox One, and details of what it comes with.Read More

The death of Trine: a cautionary tale about game development in India

July 29, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 8 Comments

Trine (not to be confused with the awesome game series of the same name) was one of India’s first console studios. We trace the rise and fall of one of India’s most prolific developers.Read More

Rumors say the Xbox One will cost $650 in China, and the internet explodes

July 29, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

There’s nothing like a rumor about imported electronics being overpriced to send China’s net users flying into a rage.Read More

More than just a $15m gaming fund, Inflexion Point Capital wants to help game studios focus on being creative

July 28, 2014 | Daniel Tay | 3 Comments

If your game studio gets chosen by IPC, expect to receive a lot of attention from them in all aspects of the business; de Giorgio and his team want to get down and dirty from the get-go.Read More

China’s Guild Wars 2 servers have 3.9 million player characters, and there’s more!

July 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

A total server census has just been released for China’s Guild Wars 2, and it has revealed a bunch of interesting information. Read More

This is proof that Southeast Asia’s game market will mirror China’s in growth

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

Southeast Asia’s game market is set to go down the same path of growth as China’s, according to iAppPay’s CEO, Qiu Yuekun. Read More

Valued at $1bn, Garena is Singapore’s biggest internet company

July 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 12 Comments

Most of us reading Games in Asia probably wouldn’t identify Garena as an internet company, but that’s just what The Economist has crowned it. Read More

Latest data: China has more online gamers than the USA has people

July 22, 2014 | C. Custer | 9 Comments

CNNIC has released a report with the latest online and mobile gamer user numbers for China, and there are truly, truly massive.Read More

Invest in smart TV games, eSports, and robotics for the future, says Kongzhong founder Nick Yang

July 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Nick Yang of Lebox Capital, also the founder of Kongzhong, took to the stage at Mobile Game Asia 2014 to dispense sound advice on investing in China’s game market.Read More

League of Legends has been the top game in Korean net cafes for two full years

July 22, 2014 | C. Custer

Well, it happened: this week LOL made it two straight years in the top spot every single week among Korean net cafe games.Read More

Blizzard’s beloved China general manager Alex Dai resigns

July 21, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Blizzard’s beloved China GM Alex Dai has, rather unexpectedly, announced his resignation. Chinese Blizzard fans are sad.Read More

How Ubisoft’s upcoming mobile hit, Just Dance Now, will take Asia by storm

July 21, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 2 Comments

Ubisoft’s upcoming mobile hit, Just Dance Now, doesn’t just play off its powerful Just Dance franchise; it’s also got the secret sauce that Asian gamers will love.Read More

Heroes of the Storm rated 12+ in Korea

July 17, 2014 | C. Custer

Blizzard’s new MOBA Heroes of the Storm has got an official rating in Korea, and primary school kids are going to be a bit sad about it.Read More

Know video games? India’s only game developer conference needs you.

July 14, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 2 Comments

The Nasscom Game Developers Conference (NGDC) India’s only games industry conference, has announced the call for speakers. Read More

Help keep the Mighty No. 9 dream alive: invest in the upcoming animated series

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

Are you an investor who grew up with Mega Man? Help keep Comcept and Digital Frontier keep the dream alive.Read More

Singapore developers, here’s your chance to make a game for Singapore’s 50th birthday!

July 11, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

In view of Singapore’s upcoming fiftieth birthday as a nation, the Media Development Authority (MDA) of the country has put out a call for celebratory games. Read More