Another week has been and gone, and as always, it brought a fresh truckload of news with it.
We saw Supernauts hit 1 million downloads in a mere 6 days, EA get called out by the ASA for daring to suggest that Dungeon Keeper is a free-to-play game, and Kim Kardashian storm the UK App Store charts - and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
We here at PocketGamer.biz also brought in our fair share of the news, with editor-at-large Jon Jordan causing a stir with his take on the Dungeon Keeper debacle, while we also revealed what we took away from last week's Gamelab conference in Barcelona.
As you can see, there's been a lot going on, which is why we're on hand to break down the week's news into delectable bite-sized portions. Bon appetit.
- A creative council has outlined a plan designed to sustain UK success.
- Wearable gaming could outpace the rise of mobile, says Pebble developer Will Luton.
- PocketGamer.biz editor-at-large Jon Jordan explains why the ASA's Dungeon Keeper ruling risks opening up a can of worms.
- We dish out the most important lessons from this year's Gamelab conference.
- Fuse Powered CEO John Walsh reveals 5 steps for optimising your first IAP.
- There's no such thing as a one size fits all monetisation model, says StartApp.
- Kim Kardashian battles King on the UK App Store game charts.
- EA has its knuckles rapped by the ASA over Dungeon Keeper's 'false advertising'.
User acquisition, retention, and discovery
- Supernauts hits 1 million downloads in 6 days.
- Show your game to Pocket Gamer journos at our Develop Big Indie Mixer.
- Publishers must strive to keep incentivised advertising alive says Applift.
- We find out where Supernauts' 1 million downloads came from.
- Plants vs. Zombies 2 and Temple Run 2 are the biggest western games in China.
Tools & Platforms
- InnoGames will host Germany's largest ever game jam at this year's Gamescom in Cologne.
- Apple brands slavery education game "slanderous, insulting", and blocks Path to Freedom from App Store.
- Samsung suggests that wearables are 'the new frontier'.
- We peel back the cutrain at developer flaregames to find out how Royal Revolt 2 was born.
Funding, acquisitions, personnel and shutterings
- Signs suggest that King's share prices will soon be back in black.
- Ex-Remode staff regroup to form development studio, Strike Gamelabs.
- Bossa Studios appoints board of advisors to help build momentum.