ChinaJoy 2018 is ongoing in Shanghai, so expect more posts about mobile games over the next few days. Publisher Tencent Games, together with representatives from developer Loong Entertainment and Epic Games, teased Project E over at the event as a “flagship” mobile game for 2019. Project E is powered by Unreal Engine 4, and with the big shots from 3 different major companies swooning over a mobile game, there is some high expectations for Project E. The trailer displays various technical features which are utilized in the game. While I am not a really technical person, some of these features include a real-time weather change system, dynamic lighting, “real” skin textures with reflections, inverse kinematics (IK) animation (involving movement of joints), and many more. Just a little tidbit, Loong Entertainment was founded as an internal team in 1997 under Perfect World China, and made games including Perfect World, Jade Dynasty, and Forsaken World Mobile. It … [Read more...] about – Tencent Games previews “flagship” mobile game for 2019
Mobile game development companies
French mobile games developer Oh BiBi yesterday announced it has secured a USD 21 Million Series B investment, led by investment company Atomico (of Supercell, Rovio, Teatime and Bossa Studios investment fund fame), with participation by venture capital firm Korelya. Oh BiBi, whose mobile-first arcade racing title SUP has already attracted over 30 million downloads to date, are now taking on the USD 9 billion+ shooter genre with the soft launch of their debut hero shooter title, FRAG, exclusively for iOS and Android devices. Confident about the investment, Oh BiBi co-founder and COO Martial Valery said that they will now challenge Fortnite’s claim for best mobile shooter with FRAG. Interestingly, FRAG has only been in development for 6 months. Other than gameplay, Oh BiBi have added a social platform within FRAG which goes beyond the game itself integrating communication and video sharing into the heart of the experience. These social features seamlessly help gamers … [Read more...] about – French developer nabs USD 21 million investment to compete with Fortnite on mobile
A trio of companies known best to our audience for their MMOs are gearing up for a big court battle in the streets of Sweetwater. Bethsoft is apparently suing Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. over alleged copyright theft in the brand-new Westworld mobile game. You’ll recall Behaviour from its development of MMO Eternal Crusade, and of course Bethsoft owns Fallout – it’s Fallout Shelter that Bethsoft believes was “ripped off” here. Bethsoft says Behaviour and WB breached their contract, misappropriated trade secrets, infringed on copyrights, and unfairly competed with it in relation to the two games. Apparently, Behaviour developed Fallout Shelter for Bethsoft and stands accused of reusing its design, actual code (complete with identical bugs), and “substantially similar gameplay” for Westworld for Warner Bros., entirely without permission. “The Westworld game is a blatant rip-off of Fallout Shelter. Working with the same copyrighted … [Read more...] about Bethsoft alleges Behaviour and WB ripped off Fallout Shelter in the new Westworld mobile game
Nexon has grown even bigger when it acquired majority control of NAT Games. NAT Games is a Korean game developer known for their free-to-play mobile ARPG Heroes of Incredible Tales, or HIT. HIT was published by Nexon in 2016 and was a global success. The mobile game has since been downloaded over 25 million times. Overhit, NAT Games’ second mobile release is also doing well in Korea. According to MMOCulture, Nexon bought an additional 30% stake in NAT Games, giving the Korean publisher a 48.3% stake in the company and making them the controlling majority. The deal went down just in time for Overhit’s global release later this year. You can catch a preview of the upcoming game's characters after the break. FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about Nexon Acquires Control Of Mobile Game Developer NAT Games
[Source: Pixabay] Even just one year ago, if you’d told me that we’d be playing console games on our smartphones and tablets, I wouldn’t have believed you. Or, if I had, I would have assumed it to be some sort of streaming service. But, here we are, playing Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on devices small enough to fit into our pockets, whilst consoles like Nintendo’s wildly popular portable Switch console become the fastest selling console in US history. It’s a fundamental shift for a business which has always been home-hardware first, with manufacturers putting their best efforts into home consoles and considering mobile hardware second. I mean, Microsoft has never released a portable console, leaving Nintendo to absolutely dominate the space for decades with only a little competition from Sony. But what got us to a point of gaming going mobile at an increasingly rapid rate? Well, there are two major forces: [Source: Pixabay] … [Read more...] about What Created Today’s Mobile Gaming Revolution?