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Mobile - Games in Asia

How a bunch of students turned their game jam entry into a world-class mobile game

August 29, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

We spoke to Lucid Labs’ Chirag Chopra to find out how the studio managed to turn a mere student game jam entry into a world-class mobile game.Read More

Love it or hate it, our Swing Copter-ometer has all the answers

August 28, 2014 | Iain Garner | 3 Comments

Are you Swing Copters lover or loather. Whatever your feelings, check out our Swing Copter-o-meter and discover if your surrounded by friends or foes.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

Line celebrates 20 million downloads for Line Rangers with free rubies

August 25, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

There are many Line-branded mobile gamers, but there is only one Line Rangers! The tower defense hit from the Line mobile platform topped 20 million downloads today, just as the game turns six months old. It has also been ranked … 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

10 free mobile games from Vietnam you should not miss

August 21, 2014 | Hieu Le Dang

Flappy Bird is a household name for gamers all over the world. It really put the Vietnamese games community on the map with its huge success. And that had led to many people asking questions like: “where is Flappy BirdRead More

Swing Copters review: is Dong Nguyen a one hit wonder?

August 21, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Swing Copters is a disappointing follow-up to the hysteria-inducing Flappy Bird.Read More

Dong Nguyen’s new Swing Copters is just like Flappy Bird

August 19, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Those of you disappointed that Flappy Bird Family was an Amazon Fire TV-only exclusive will be happy to hear this. Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen has announced a “follow-up” to Flappy Bird called Swing Copters. Read More

The best of Asian mobile gaming: August 8 to 15

August 15, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 2 Comments

The best of Asia’s mobile games for the week of August 8 to August 15, 2014. Read More

“We don’t do small experimental games. Only Flappy Bird can do that and get away with it.” An interview with 99games

August 14, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Rohith Bhat from 99games tells us how the company balances original and licensed IP, what challenges studios like his face, and what it’s up to next.Read More

4 Final Fantasy mini-games that need to be ported to mobile

August 14, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

With the upcoming release of Final Fantasy VII G-bike is it time for Square Enix to have a look at some other much loved mini-games for future release?Read More

Cherry Mobile Pinoy Appshop, home of 100 percent Pinoy-made games

August 14, 2014 | Xairylle | 2 Comments

Philippine smart phone company Cherry Mobile has introduced the Cherry Mobile Pinoy Appshop to give Philippine mobile app and game developers a less-competitive platform on which to sell their games.Read More

Touchten Games’ Brilliant Girl is a mobile nod to Mega Man

August 13, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

When Keiji Inafune didn’t respond to Touchten Games’ offer to port Mighty No. 9 to mobile, it decided to take matters into its own hands with Brilliant Girl.Read More

Here’s what you need to know about Inmobi and its $25 million indie fund

August 11, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Inmobi has recently announced a game development fund worth $25 million. Piyush Shah, Inmobi’s VP of products gives us the details.Read More