Mobile Gaming Apps Continue to Outperform Console Games Growth as Multi-Billion Dollar Gaming Industry Continues to Grow in Popularity for Smartphone & Tablet Gamers
The mobile gaming industry continues to be one of the top performing sectors of both the mobile apps and gaming industries. Already a $25 Billion industry itself, a few industry analysts predict it to surpass console revenue in 2015 and boom to reach $40 Billion by 2018. With gamer expectations on the rise, companies with recent advancements of notice are Tapinator, Inc. (OTC:TAPM), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
Tapinator, Inc. (OTC:TAPM), a designer, developer and publisher of mobile games on the iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms, today announced that one of its games, Combo Quest, has become “Free App of the Week” on Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iOS platform. This represents the fourth feature placement for Combo Quest in the App Store. Previously, the title was selected as a “Best New Game” at launch and, on two occasions, was chosen as a “Best New Game Update.” Over the past week, Combo Quest has reached the following rankings in the App Store on iOS: #1 Adventure Game, #1 Role Playing Game, Top 10 Game, Top 20 Application.
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As part of being awarded the coveted Free App of the Week feature placement, Combo Quest received the following App Store Editors’ Note: “Combo Quest is a delightful RPG that’s part infinite runner, part rhythm game. To make your way through a retro landscape packed with baddies, you’ll need to tap at just the right time to slash your foes and block their attacks. After each fight, you can choose how you upgrade your hero – will you increase your health or opt for a stronger attack? Whatever you pick, there’s no replacement for good timing, and the practice-makes-perfect gameplay will keep you coming back for more.”
“We are proud of the terrific response to Combo Quest, from both the players and editors of the App Store. The title’s fourth feature placement, Free App of the Week, is our biggest one yet. In Q2 2016, we look forward to launching a significant Combo Quest update, which will fully transition the game to a freemium revenue model,” said Tapinator CEO, Ilya Nikolayev.
In other gaming news and developments: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. Last week EA released this news: Electronic Arts invites you to leave your rivals in the dust as you leave your mark on the world of street racing in Need for Speed™ No Limits, built exclusively for mobile and available as a free download* in the App Store and Google Play. Earn respect on the streets of Blackridge by pushing your skills to the limits – speed over jumps, weave through traffic, and blast through high-speed Nitro Zones. Make your own rules, personalize your ride and make a name for yourself in hundreds of adrenaline-fueled arcade race events.
Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, recently announced the availability of ‘James Bond: World of Espionage’ on the App Store and Google Play. Developed in partnership with MGM Interactive Inc. and Danjaq LLC, ‘James Bond: World of Espionage’ immerses players in the Bond universe of strategy and intelligence. A multiplayer game – players must think strategically and make tactical decisions to recruit, train and deploy agents around the globe. Extensive social features including PvP, real-time chat, guilds, leaderboards, and events offer players an innovative way to compete against and play alongside others.
With just a couple weeks to go until the highly-anticipated return of Guitar Hero, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is kicking off the launch for Guitar Hero Live with the release of a new live action trailer starring James Franco and Lenny Kravitz. Helmed by director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, SNL), the “Win the Crowd” spot features the hilarious actor and the legendary rock-star going head-to-head to see who truly is the king of the music festival circuit in Guitar Hero Live. The trailer features Kravitz’ hit track “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” which will also be playable in the game. The full 90 second version of the spot is live now. The start of the campaign sets the stage for the release of Guitar Hero Live, which marks the beginning of a new era in music games and introduces two exciting new ways to play the game: GH Live, in which you play in-front of real crowds who react to your performance, and GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) – 2K today announced that NBA 2K16, the latest iteration of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series*, has set an unprecedented franchise record, selling-in over four million units worldwide within the first week of release. “Each year we set out to deliver not only the best on-court basketball video game, but a full off-court entertainment experience that transcends basketball,” said Jason Argent, senior vice president of basketball operations at 2K. “NBA 2K fans around the world are buying this title faster and in greater numbers than ever before.
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