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Trends in soft launching, Pokemon GO's relative failure in Japan, and why Ilyon Dynamics releases 10 games a week

Trends in soft launching, Pokemon GO's relative failure in Japan, and why Ilyon Dynamics releases 10 games a week

You might not know who Ilyon Dynamics are, but that's OK - we've spoken to its CEO about how the company is sustaining constant growth on the App Store with its rapid release schedule.

In fact, a number of our readers already know about the 25-person Israel-based studio, as its our most read story of last week.

Coming in second is a look at why Pokemon GO isn't performing too well in Japan - at least that's "not too well" relative to its performance in other countries.

Jobs, parties, and trends

Third up is the news that ex-Gumi VP of Business Development Matthieu Burleraux has joined Hong Kong-based developer Playlab as its new Business Development Director.

And finally, we list all the parties happening during Gamescom, and we take a deep dive into the data of our Soft Launch list to identify new trends in how developers are testing their F2P games globally.

Click the link below to find out more about the stories that caught our reader's eyes last week.

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Ric likes to read epic poems and watch classic films to hide the fact he plays way too many games. The facade has thus far not been very effective.

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