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Gaming surge drives Tencent growth

Tencent recorded a sharp jump in games and social network revenue in the first quarter …

Social apps dominated downloads over past decade

Communication and social media apps were the most downloaded over the past decade, though most …

Facebook pushes AR ambitions with Messenger games

Facebook launched a new set of augmented reality (AR) games for its Messenger app which …

Facebook Messenger gets games

Facebook added games to its Messenger app, enabling users to play from within conversations. Titles available include Words with …

AppRiver warns on security threat from games

Many top games on Google’s Play Store, with millions of global downloads, want permission for …

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BRIC countries and Android lead the way in game installs

41 per cent of global game installs came from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) which make up four of the top five countries in Unity’s rankings for Q2 2016, along with the US, which had 10.3 per cent of installs.

‘Featured’ Apple apps impact is slowing

The impact of being ‘featured’ on the Apple iOS App Store is in decline, while …

Mobile game installs up by 30 per cent led by Android, says Unity

Mobile gaming installs saw a “significant increase” of 30 per cent in Q1 2016 compared with Q4 2015, with China representing 31 per cent of total installs of games made with Unity, according to a study by the development platform.

Viber adds games to armoury

Viber has added a social games platform to its mobile messaging services as it looks …

Tango’s $25M games fund signs on six developers

The company behind mobile messaging app Tango has signed its first six game developer teams …