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Zynga acquires Toon Blast and Toy Blast developer Peak for $1.8 billion  
by Chris Kerr [06.01.20]
CSR Racing and Words with Friends publisher Zynga has acquired Turkish mobile game company Peak for $1.8 billion.
Business/Marketing, Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Sponsored: Tap into a massive audience by learning to grow your game in Brazil  
by Xsolla [05.27.20]
Brazil's massive video game audience offers a huge growth opportunity—if you know the best way to approach the market.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

AR Pokemon will soon be able to hide behind real-world objects in Pokemon Go  
by Chris Kerr [05.27.20]
Niantic is aiming to up the immersion factor in Pokemon Go with the addition of two new AR features: Reality Blending and Pokestop Scanning.
Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: Shantae's Epic Poly Bridge Kombat Life  
by Gamasutra Staff [05.31.20]
Looking at new releases including a Poly Bridge & Shantae sequel, Sludge Life, Robocop in Mortal Kombat, & lots more interesting links.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Video: Achieving high-quality game VFX on mobile devices  
by Staff [06.01.20]
In this GDC 2020 virtual talk, Level Ex's Andy Saia breaks down the process of creating what appear to be visually complex effects for games running on mobile devices.
Programming, Art, Smartphone/Tablet, Video, Vault

African mobile game publisher Carry1st secures $2.5 million to expand operations  
by Chris Kerr [05.28.20]
African mobile game publisher Carry1st has secured $2.5 million in funding to recruit new talent, bolster its platform technology, and "catalyze mobile gaming" across the continent.
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Gamestream raises $3.8 million to grow its B2B-focused cloud gaming platform  
by Alissa McAloon [05.26.20]
Gamestream partners with businesses like hotels and cruise ships to provide a readily-deployable streaming game platform then offered to those businesses' customers as an amenity.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Mario Steamroller Monster Train 2
by Gamasutra Staff [05.24.20]
The latest link roundup incudes the notable games of the week, Mario steamrolling bootleg Nintendo cartridges, and a unique new FMV game based around delivery driving, among others!
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing



Game Dev Digest Issue #46 - Testing, Profile, Optimization. Game Dev Tutorials. What's New... All That And More  
by Mike Marrone [06.01.20]
Game Dev Digest Issue #46 - Testing, Profile, Optimization. Game Dev Tutorials. What's New... All That And More. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev newsletter.
Audio Design Programming Production Console/PC Serious Indie Smartphone/Tablet VR

3 Methods of Paying Audience Segmentation  
by Eugene Matveev [06.01.20]
3 Methods of Paying Audience Segmentation based on the amount, number and time of payments.
Business/Marketing Production Console/PC Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: Shantae's Epic Poly Bridge Kombat Life  
by Simon Carless [05.31.20]
Particularly this week, with all that’s going on, it feels weird to be putting out a newsletter about video games. But here's one anyway, covering the top games/links of the week.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

VGDC: Brandon Sheffield's 'All Time Greats' article/video picks 1
by Simon Carless [05.28.20]
Brandon Sheffield of Necrosoft Games & the Insert Credit podcast contributes some great, often retro & Japanese-focused picks for his favorite game culture links of all time.
Audio Smartphone/Tablet Social/Online Indie Console/PC Art Production Programming Design Business/Marketing VR

Five Principles of Developing A Creative Strategy  
by Alice Guillaume [05.28.20]
Learn how to develop a creative strategy and pick up a few practical dos and don’ts for making profitable creatives.
Business/Marketing Design Indie Smartphone/Tablet


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[05.28.20]
Java Software Developer - Core Team


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[05.26.20]
(Senior) Java Developer