Clive Downie

Clive Downie had been replaced by Shintaro Asako as DeNA West CEO (formerly Ngmoco, acquired by DeNA in 2010). Downie resigned his post to join US based social game publisher Zynga...
Sega Sonic

Sega has announced the company's mobile line-up for the fall/winter and early next year, which will include iOS and Android versions of previously released Sonic console titles, as well as new...
Chukong

Chinese mobile game development, publishing and middleware company Chukong Technologies has secured US$50 million in new investment. "With the proliferation of smartphones across China and countries worldwide, we see a significant opportunity...
Supercell

Japanese telecom Softbank and Japanese mobile publisher GungHo Online Entertainment will take a 51 per cent stake in Finnish mobile developer Supercell in a deal worth US1.5 billion, Supercell's CEO Ilkka...
Gree Dragon Realms

Japanese mobile publisher Gree has announced the global release of the company's newest RPG Dragon Realms for iOS and Android devices. “So often we see mobile RPG titles that don’t require much...
FF VI and DQ I-VIII

Square Enix has confirmed that the mobile version of Final Fantasy VI will be joining previously released early FF titles on iOS and Android later this year. "It is basically like...
Gamevil

Korean mobile publisher Gamevil has followed up on their recent acquisition of domestic rival Com2uS with the purchase of mobile studio Nine Wheels and equity investments in developers Everple and DBROS. Gamevil...
Asian mobile game investment up

According to a new report from investment firm Digi-Capital, game acquisitions and investments are rising in Asia. Global game acquisitions totalled US$3.3 billion through the third quarter of 2013, with the...
Defect SDK

As part of a previously announced funding scheme to support Australian game developers, the government will help fund mobile game developer Three Phase Interactive's newest work-in-progress, Defect SDK. The spacecraft creation and...
Gree

In continuing efforts to cut costs, Japanese mobile publisher and developer Gree has closed offices in Osaka and will shed circa 200 employees in a company-wide redundancy plan. Following the layoffs, targeting...
Blade Fantasia

Capcom has announced a new RPG for iOS devices. Blade Fantasia, created by veterans from the company's Breath of Fire and Devil May Cry series, will be released in Japan on...
King and Kakao

Korean mobile messaging service Kakao Talk has partnered with UK developer King to release the popular Candy Crush Saga title in Korea. “In Candy Crush Saga for Kakao, King has developed exclusive...
Dr. Panda

China's TribePlay has announced that the studio's Dr. Panda series of mobile educational games has accumulated 10 million downloads worldwide. “The US and Europe are our biggest markets,” said TribePlay CEO Thijs...
Perfect World

Chinese publisher Perfect World has announced that the company is also to develop and publish mobile games, and revealed four games slated for release. "Perfect World knows how to build great free-to-play...
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Square Enix has revealed that the upcoming sequel to its popular Theatrhythm Final Fantasy series will be available on Nintendo's 3DS in Japan in early 2014. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will...
Wartune

China's Hoolai Games has announced an overseas distribution partnership with US mobile publisher Kabam to distribute 7th Road's popular MMORPG Wartune on iOS and Android in North America and Europe. “As an...
PH mobile users

A recent study of mobile Internet use in Southeast Asia by the Mobile Marketing Association reveals that the Philippines tops the region in downloaded apps and games on smartphones According to the...
Deadman's Cross

Square Enix has announced Deadman's Cross, a F2P RPG for Android and iOS, with the title's release date set for late 2013. The RPG/card game hybrid will also be on display at...
Gamevil

As part of Gamevil's funding program Companion, the mobile game publisher has invested in Relax Games, a new studio start-up led by industry veterans, including former NCSoft developers. “Participating in Gamevil’s start-up...
JP Mobile Gamers

According to a report from Japanese business daily Nikkei, Sega is leading an initiative by 15 mobile game developers in Japan to cross-promote their titles on smartphones. The report notes that...