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Niantic’s next location-based augmented reality game uses another monster IP: Harry Potter. The title has picked up 100,000 installs during its first month of open beta in Australia and New Zealand, ahead of its global launch.
The Stillfront Group is no stranger to the M&A game, this time splashing out $90 million for War Commander developer Kixeye, in a deal that could rise by a further $30 million based on earnouts.
Apple is facing another lawsuit, this time from iOS developers over the annual $99 developer fee and 30 per cent cut it takes from all purchases on the App Store, which the suit claims violate California’s unfair competition laws.
Scopely has a portfolio of profitable games under its belt, recently adding Star Trek Fleet Command to its array of hits. We caught up with Scopely’s co-CEO Javier Ferreira to discuss just how it’s been so successful.
The hit sandbox game continues to grow, with the latest estimates claiming the game made an estimated $36 million on mobile in May.