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Updates » Smartphone/Tablet
Game of Thrones: Conquest players find bot exploiting user data  
by Emma Kidwell [06.27.18]
Players of the F2P mobile title Game of Thrones: Conquest claim to have found bots that are exploiting the game's mechanics and cheating players out of money used on in-app purchases.  
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Report: Snap looking to launch a game platform for Snapchat  
by Alissa McAloon [06.27.18]
Snap is reportedly looking to bolster the offerings of its messaging app Snapchat by introducing a full-fledged video game platform to the mobile app. 
Smartphone/Tablet

A producer's guide to decision-making  
by Iain Angus [06.27.18]
Creative Assembly development manager Iain Angus writes in depth about how game devs (especially producers) can become better at decision-making and make better games.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Production

Pokémon Go hits largest playerbase since launch  
by Emma Kidwell [06.26.18]
Pokémon Go hit its highest active playerbase since launching back in July 2016 according to a new report from the market analysis firm SuperData.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Monument Valley 2 made $10.4M during its first year
by Chris Kerr [06.26.18]
Acclaimed isometric puzzler Monument Valley 2 has amassed $10.4 million in revenue during its first year on digital shelves.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Flipping Out On Primal Rage  
by Gamasutra Staff [06.24.18]
This week's highlights include a discussion on 'asset flips' and store-bought assets for games, an emotive postmortem of canned arcade game Primal Rage II, and lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Westworld bug outs stolen Fallout Shelter code, alleges Bethesda lawsuit 7
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.18]
Bethesda is suing Warner Bros. over the recently released Westworld mobile game, alleging that the Behaviour-developed game is based on code from Fallout Shelter.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Bluehole to acquire mobile dev Delusion Studio  
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.18]
Bluehole plans to acquire Castle Burn and Guardian Stone developer Delusion Studio, though specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Funcom, Tilting Point, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [06.21.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Production, Recruitment

Mighty Bear Games secures 'millions' to create next-gen online titles  
by Chris Kerr [06.21.18]
"The diversity of expertise will be a great asset especially as we prepare to launch our first game this month and scale globally in the months ahead."
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Blog: The problem with mobile strategy game design 5
by Gamasutra Community [06.21.18]
Command and Conquer Rivals is the latest in the strategy genre to show up on mobile, but it also represents the biggest problem with trying to simplify the genre and its design.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design

Educational app TinyTap raises $5M toward accessible learning  
by Emma Kidwell [06.20.18]
Educational games company TinyTap has raised $5 million in funding to go toward providing accessible learning for children through its games.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Fortnite revenue tops $100M on iOS after 90 days  
by Chris Kerr [06.20.18]
It's a milestone that means Epic's popular battle royale effort has outstripped some of the most successful mobile titles of the past two years.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Dev of mobile FPS Critical Ops gets $6.3M to fuel eSport ambitions  
by Alex Wawro [06.19.18]
As the studio's flagship mobile multiplayer FPS Critical Ops inches closer to 1.0, the studio says it plans to use Business Finland's money to help grow the game and an "esports ecosystem" around it.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Another Grim E3 World  
by Gamasutra Staff [06.18.18]
This week's highlights include lots of E3 news, a Grim Fandango reading to remember, and a stellar analysis of Another World/Out Of This World.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Rabbit, Digital Extremes, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [06.15.18]
Whether you're just starting out, looking for something new, or just seeing what's out there, the Gamasutra Job Board is the place where game developers move ahead in their careers.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Design, Recruitment

Following App Store rejection, Valve cuts game purchasing from iOS Steam Link app  
by Staff [06.14.18]
Valve has slightly tweaked the testing build of its Steam Link iOS app to remove game purchasing, likely in response to Apple’s new rules that prohibit such apps in the App Store.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Unity updates ARKit plugin with improved features and new tools  
by Chris Kerr [06.14.18]
The update will be of interest to augmented reality developers working on iOS, and talks through the addition and improvement of tools like ARWorldMap and UnityObjectScanner.
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Telltale is bringing Minecraft: Story Mode to Netflix  
by Alissa McAloon [06.13.18]
The developer is launching an adapted version of Minecraft: Story Mode on Netflix that will be playable from within the video streaming platform.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Sony adds 7 games to the PS4's PlayLink lineup, including UNO and Ticket to Ride  
by Alissa McAloon [06.13.18]
Sony has added 7 more games to its PlayLink lineup, quietly reminding developers and players alike that it hasn’t abandoned the companion app-driven line of PlayStation 4 games just yet.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, E3