Mobile Games

Building Apps for Japan - #Webinar with Haru Takahashi, Ex-Eidos Japan

Japanese Smartphone Market

The biggest spenders on mobile content? According to recent reports, Japan leads the world in paying for mobile content. Spend in Japan and Korea has grown 40% since 2012.

Monument Valley from London-based ustwo has been a huge hit, reaching number 10 in Japan's April 2014 download charts. There's clearly an appetite for British content amongst Japanese mobile consumers.

UPDATE: The recording of the webinar is now live [free registration required].

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DevGAMM Kyiv 2013

Conference for online, mobile and social game developers and publishers

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Date: 7 December 2013
Location: Hotel “Rus”, UA

Pocket Gamer Mobile Mixer @ Develop Conference - Brighton

Entry is free of charge but please RSVP to avoid queues!

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Date: 9 July 2013
Location: Coalition, UK

Flash GAMM Moscow 2013

Flash GAMM is – а unique event devoted to flash, social and mobile games – hours of close communication between representatives of game industry from different countries and specializations – perfect balance between high-grade technical and marketing lectures

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Date: 14 May 2013
Location: Hotel “Cosmos”, RU

Mobile Games - Current Trends and what are the lessons for other sectors?

Mobile games is arguably the most significant contributor to mobile content revenues - so there's plenty to learn from that sector if you're not in it - and plenty to think about from others' experience if you are.

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Date: 30 January 2012
Location: CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, UK

Latest US Neilsen Study Reveals Games Dominate App Downloads

Angry Birds at Game Design Expo 2011 by Vancouver Film School

Maybe it's the over-developed thumbs of the smartphone natives? Maybe the news doesn't have the draw that it used to. Either way, it's games that dominate app purchases in the US according to the latest Neilsen research.

NMA reports that of the 300,000 users surveyed in May, 93% bought mobile games, compared with 76% paid for apps with a news flavour. Surprisingly, bearing in mind thse figures relate to a US audience, the second most popular category of downloads was weather. I thought it was just us Brits who were obsessed.

The statistics reveal the top 10 categories of apps downloaded in the last 30 days are:

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Technique 2011: The Web & Mobile Training Camp

The Technique 2011 training camp, 18th & 19th March, Manchester. Join names including Dan Rubin, Seb Lee-Delisle, James Downes, Jerome & Antony Ribot, Mike Byrne and Matthew Ryan for intensive hands-on workshops in Javascript, CSS3, JQuery, Django, UX Design, Interaction Design for Small Screens, Mobile Games, iPhone OS, Android and more.

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Date: 18 March 2011
Location: The Studio at The Hive, UK