Category Archives: Mobile

Josh Williams interview — How Forte raised $725M for a platform for blockchain gaming

Forte Grif Forte Fund -

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Forte raised $725 million on the expectation that it will provide the building blocks for triple-A game companies to make NFT games. […]

The Forgotten City publisher Plug In Digital raises $75M for indie games

The Forgotten City E3 2018 -

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Independent games publisher and distributor Plug In Digital has raised $75 million to publish more games like The Forgotten City. Private equity […]

Kixeye shareholders sue Stillfront for $30M over earnout dispute

War Commander Rogue Assault -

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Kixeye shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Stillfront Group over $30 million in a disputed earnout payment related to its acquisition. Fortis Advisors, a seller representative acting on behalf of Kixeye’s shareholders, filed the lawsuit today in […]

Activision Blizzard hit with more allegations, some implicating its CEO

Bobby Kotick 3 -

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  The Wall Street Journal today released a new report with further allegations against Activision Blizzard. The story has several new allegations of […]

How an influencer campaign drove 42% lower cost per conversion

Wildlife Article Infographic 1 -

This article is part of a Gaming Insights series paid for by Facebook. When Wildlife Studios, one of the largest mobile gaming companies in the world, was ready to capture a new international audience for one of their largest games, “Zooba: Battle Royale,” they looked toward Pacific America — and specifically, Thailand. Thailand is a […]

AppLovin stirs the mobile ad pot as it buys Twitter’s MoPub for $1.05B

Mopub Update Header.jpg.twimg .2560 -

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  AppLovin agreed to acquire mobile ad firm MoPub from Twitter today for $1.05 billion in cash. The deal is a combination of marketing, advertising, and gaming properties — all fused into one company — that may raise […]

Databricks acquires 8080 Labs to bolster its low-code offerings

Big Data.gettyimages 1133714603 E1584722383408 -

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Databricks today announced a startup company acquisition to bolster its platform for big data analytics. With the purchase of German tech firm 8080 Labs, the Frankfurt-based operation behind the low- and no-code code data analysis tool Bamboolib, […]

Digital supply chain provider Beacon raises $50M

Gettyimages 1133924836 E1616331482245 -

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Beacon, a U.K.-based digital supply chain and freight platform maker, revealed on October 4 that it has raised $50 million in a series B funding round, led by Northstar.vc. Beacon’s software is designed to optimize digital supply […]

Why Chris Akhavan left EA to join blockchain gaming platform Forte

Forte Grif Forte Fund -

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Yesterday, I wrote about my rule of game journalism: follow the money. That was all about the flow of money into blockchain games. And there’s another rule as well: follow the people. In yesterday’s story, I said […]

Advance Wars delay, PS5 sales, and Cole Cassidy | GB Decides 219

1634952575 Gbdecideslongcover -

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  GamesBeat Decides must go on. That’s true even if Advance Wars gets delayed and destroys GamesBeat editor Jeff Grubb’s morale. Also, Mike is gonna watch the Uncharted movie trailer live for the first time during this episode. […]