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Mobile - Games in Asia

Can Wigu Games make a dog’s home the next big management sim?

September 22, 2014 | Iain Garner

This is the cutest dog game you’re going to see in 2015Read More

Your phone can play Final Fantasy XIII thanks to Square Enix’s DiveIn

September 20, 2014 | Thomas Price

Square Enix’s DiveIn service is bringing FF7 and 13 to your smart phone through streaming. But despite smooth performance, we have some reservations.Read More

Finally, a Korean dev delivers that debt simulator Asia needs to play

September 20, 2014 | J. Sexton

How much can you really know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight to earn money, to pay your ever-growing debtsRead More

You ask, we answer: Cross Summoner gameplay preview from TGS 2014

September 20, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

We raved about Cross Summoner on the first day of TGS 2014. Now we’ve got the gameplay video to make you want to beg Gree to publish it in English.Read More

How Super Evil Megacorp plans to conquer Asia

September 19, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

We spoke to Super Evil Megacorp on its plans to tackle Asia with Vainglory. Read More

If you’ve hated mobile RPGs, Cross Summoner could change your mind

September 19, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 11 Comments

Pokelabo’s 16-bit action-RPG Cross Summoner has been published by Gree, and is literally going places.Read More

Are you a Windows phone game developer? Fortumo wants to help you out

September 18, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Fortumo has announced a new developer program to help developers monetize. Here are the details.Read More

Vietnam’s first mobile TPS gets new name, official release lands on foreign shores soon

September 17, 2014 | Hieu Le Dang

Launching in Vietnam last April under the name Chien Binh CS, it’s been five great months for this very first TPS game from Vietnam. In preparations for expansion into a larger market after some success in Vietnam, JOY Entertainment decided to give Chien Binh CS an international makeover. That is how Captain Strike’s was born, and the game is now publishing its alpha test for both Android and iOS. Read More

Kittentaxi wins the internet with cats-and-guns combo

September 15, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Kittentaxi, the running shooter from Korea’s The Wonder People Co, just about wins the internet.Read More

Why Chinese mobile gamers delete games, and other fascinating behavioral data

September 15, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

If you develop mobile games for the Chinese market, here are some insights into why gamers choose the games they do, how long they keep them for, and why.Read More

The best of Asian mobile gaming: September 5 to September 12

September 13, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

The best of Asia’s mobile games for the week of September 5 to September 12, 2014. Read More

Asura is a hack and slash roguelike inspired by Indian mythology

September 12, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

This 3-person project by India’s Ogre Head Studios might be the country’s most ambitious game yet. Here’s why.Read More

Mobfish Hunter developer Appxplore gets acquired by Fatfish Internet Group

September 12, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Fatfish Internet Group Limited acquires a 70 percent stake in Malaysian Mobfish Hunter, Sporos, and Lightopus developer, Appxplore.Read More

Star Girl franchise gets picked up by Crosby Capital Limited (updated)

September 12, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Animoca, Hong Kong developer of RPG series Star Girl, has sold 70 percent of its interests to the publicly-listed Crosby Capital Limited. Read More

Room Escape 5 review: exactly what you’d expect

September 12, 2014 | C. Custer

Room Escapes 5 is the latest room escape mobile game to sweep through China’s mobile scene. But is escaping from these endless rooms any fun?Read More

Smilegate SEA sets its eyes on regional domination with re-designed Gambooz service

September 11, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

Smilegate SEA CEO Justin Park reveals companies plans to relaunch Gambooz as a Steam-style service and unite the fragmented SEA market.Read More

SUTD’s Game Innovation Programme pairs students with industry experts

September 11, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

This is how SUTD gives back to the industry: with the Game Innovation Programme. Read More

Games account for nearly 90% of all mobile app revenue in Japan

September 11, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Just how big is mobile gaming in Japan? Big enough that when it comes to earning money, mobile games are eclipsing every other kind of app.Read More