Epic Games has confirmed that when Fortnite Battle Royale releases on Android phones it won’t be sold through the Google Play store. In an email to The Verge, CEO Tim Sweeney said this was in part to avoid the 30% cut Google takes on in-app purchases for games sold through its storefront.
Apple is ending its affiliate program for apps which could mean the end of review sites like TouchArcade that have relied on a cut from Apple to keep their mobile game review sites afloat. The tech giant made the announcement in its August newsletter saying that members of the program will stop receiving commissions…
“This is the world of the downloaders,” says one of the characters early on in Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2, Sega’s mobile adaptation of the Atlas JRPG series. That was the moment I started to like this game, despite the fact that it’s free-to-play, chuck full of microtransactions, and limited to Android and…
There’s finally a new Star Ocean game after 2016's barebones Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness. Unfortunately, Star Ocean: Anamnesis, the latest entry, free-to-play, only on smartphones, and a gacha game to boot. The first of those would be forgivable if not for the second, but as a slot machine for collecting…
I don’t usually fall for interactive fiction or smartphone games, but Bury Me, My Love hooked me. This mobile game charts the journey of a young woman named Nour as she tries to escape the civil war in Syria by fleeing to Europe, told through text messages.
Reddit user Gabbelago likes to play games on their smartphone, so they decided to 3D print a case for it that had buttons. The resulting prototype is both practical and elegant.
Dating sim Mystic Messenger is blowing up, simulating the too-real experience of falling in love with mysterious people online. It’s a relatable otome (“maiden”) game in which, brilliantly, anime boys—and one girl—interact with you over a fake chatroom and text messages. Your character stumbles upon the fictional …
I don't know what I was expecting for a smartphone game based on a series of murder mystery/death game visual novels, but it wasn't billiards.
Last week an incident broke out in the Beijing subway system. A young woman got into an altercation with her apparent boyfriend over a mobile phone game, it seems. The end result: she dragged the man onto a subway train. But was this just a PR stunt?
The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, is working on a new smartphone game called Terra Battle. It's an RPG. It could have been a ballet dancing game.
Yesterday, a report from Japan's Nikkei newspaper asserted that Nintendo would be putting trailers, promotional info and mini-games about upcoming releases on smartphones. Now, a statement from Nintendo says that they won't exactly be doing that.
With its big, bright screen, ability to sense touch and motion, and controls that mimic a home game console's, Sony's Playstation Vita delivers the sort of gaming that approaches what you might expect to experience in your den. But is that what gamers still want?
I've seen orangutans play video games on a touch screen, but this is the first lizard. And this Bearded Dragon doesn't need opposable thumbs to master the art of gaming, he uses his tongue.
Though Nintendo has, notably, struck an arrangement with AT&T to provide free wireless Internet hotspot access, the company remains adamant that it isn't entering the mobile phone business.
The Sharp Galapagos is an upcoming 3D smartphone. And it's getting a handful of games that mean it might just give the Nintendo 3DS a run for its money.
The iPhone is such a great interface for phone calls, mobile office work and gaming that Apple claims that competitor HTC stole it when they made their own smart phone.
THQ fired 100 employees following a decision to shift its mobile game development to the smart phone platform only. Three studios are closing, in San Diego, the U.K. and Germany.
Smartphone app and game seller Handango is teaming up with Digital Chocolate and I-play to bring new games to the Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.