Hot Five

Glu sells Moscow studio, the potential of live ops, and which of 2017's games will sustain in 2018?

Glu sells Moscow studio, the potential of live ops, and which of 2017's games will sustain in 2018?

Glu's going through some big changes right now, and unfortunately that means dumping some of its core games in favour of the lifestyle apps that have brought it success.

And so it's Moscow studio, which was developing titles such as Last Day Alive and an unannounced celebrity game, has now been sold off for $2.8 million - a story which caught the most attention on our humble website last week.

Second on our Hot Five list is a collection of developers, including Wooga, Tag Games and Spil Games, discussing why live ops are important and how they go about it.

Big games, social media, and slots

Third up, we take a look at the biggest games launched on mobile in 2017 and try to determine whether they have the potential to make it through 2018 unscathed.

And finally, Traplight's creative director Sami Kalliokoski stops by to talk about merging social media and free-to-play, and Sega launches a slots game starring Sonic the Hedgehog and other classic IP.

Hit the link below to find out more about the stories that caught our readers' attention of the last week.

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