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This week focuses on Playtika's IPO and everything you need to know about the company's decision to go public and what it could mean.
A clone of social deduction mega-hit Among Us known as 'Werewolf Among Us' has generated an estimated 663,000 in mobile downloads.
Developed by Shenzhen Youliang Technology, the game pits villagers against werewolves in a castle setting, where it's up to the former to utilise their magical shields to resist the invasion of the latter.
Data analyst giant Newzoo has put together a list of trends that look set to rock the mobile games industry in 2021.
Last year, the industry saw its biggest year of growth yet. The year of the pandemic contributed to record levels of installs and revenue growth across the board, and that is forecast to continue in 2021.
Mobile games specialist King has partnered with charity Battersea as it works to help animals.
A four-week-long campaign will be held in Pet Rescue Saga. Throughout that period, players that open the game will have the chance to participate in weekly challenges, each of which will be themed around different areas of work by Battersea.
Homa Games has partnered with Facebook Audience Network to host a hypercasual game jam.
The "HOMAJAM" will begin on January 18th and is the latest event that Homa Games has held as it aims to support, diversify, and educate those that are in the hypercasual space.