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Publishing in China, why gacha and auto-play are key gameplay trends, and King soft-launches a mid-core game

Publishing in China, why gacha and auto-play are key gameplay trends, and King soft-launches a mid-core game

It's always big news when one of the major players in mobile gaming soft-launches a new game, particularly when it's not their typical fare.

And last week was no different, as our most read story was the news that the usually casual-focused developer King will be bringing out a mid-core title in the near future, called Hero.

Second on our Hot Five list is our interview with Nordeus CEO Branko Milutinovic, who claim that his company is "more Supercell than Machine Zone".

Trends, revenues, and tips

Third up, our old friend Torulf Jernström is back with another of his fantastically insightful columns, this time focusing on the gameplay trends he's noticed so far in 2016.

And finally, Summoners War has hit a lifetime revenue of $500 million, despite having only 60 million downloads, and Tom Van Dam offers some tips on how to get into China.

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


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