Archive for the 'Developers' Category

“Bubble Ball”‘s explosive popularity

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Oh, how the times are changin’.While Angry Birds once sat safely on its perch in the Apple Store’s Top Free Apps list, those days ended in early 2010 with the introduction of a new champion: a physics-based game called Bubble Ball. Players drag and rotate pieces on the playing field and use the power of [...]

New mobile games improve health

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

When people think of fun, a health insurance company isn’t one of the subjects that leaps to mind. However, US company Humana is looking to change that with their new “Games for Health” initiative. You might be wondering how a mobile game could improve your health more quickly than just going outside for a walk, [...]

Microsoft turns its focus to mobile gaming

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Those of you who are excited about the release of the Windows Phone 7 this October now have yet another reason. Microsoft has announced the creation of a new development studio which will be specifically targeted at gaming on the WP7 and other platforms. This means seeing a Microsoft Games Studios title like Halo or [...]

Glu Mobile makes a name for itself in mobile gaming

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

In the world of next-gen consoles, a company that published titles as diverse as Guitar Hero, Project Gotham Racing, and Sonic the Hedgehog would be one of the most well-known and beloved in the business. The fact that Glu Mobile publishes titles on mobile devices means its name is less familiar, but doesn’t mean its [...]

Amazon moving into mobile territory?

Friday, August 20th, 2010

A new competitor could eventually be stepping into the ring that currently includes Apple’s iPhone, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry, and other next-gen smartphones. A representative for Amazon’s Lab 126the Amazon development team which created the Kindle e-readermentioned that Amazon was considering whether such a project was “out of reach” for its next device. Considering the [...]