‘Adventure Time’ gets a match three game – Adventure Time Puzzle Quest
2:30 pm PDT 21/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

D3 Go! Publishing, the makers behind Marvel Puzzle Quest are working on a new game, which initiates from the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time. Game Adventure Time Puzzle Quest will be coming to iOS and Android this summer, and it will be coming from D3 Go! Adventure Time Puzzle Quest will be puzzle matching game, but with characters from Adventure Time. D3 Go! Publishing, VP, Peter Andrew said “The Puzzle Quest team at D3 Go! is proud of the distinctive … Read More

Excessive video gaming can cause Alzheimer’s disease
2:00 pm PDT 21/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Spending too much time playing video games may increase your risk of developing neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, says a new study. Playing too much video games could lower functional brain activity in the hippocampus that plays a major role in memory formation and spatial navigation, the researchers said. “People who spend a lot of time playing video games may have reduced hippocampal integrity, which is associated with an increased risk of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease,” said … Read More

Axis Bank announces Hackathon to gamify its financial solutions
3:00 pm PDT 20/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Axis Bank, India’s third largest private bank, has announced a virtual hackathon challenge on 30th and 31 May, 2015 in partnership with NASSCOM. Rapidly changing digital space and improved technology penetration across various customer segments have transformed the digital banking landscape globally. The bank plans to build a strong Digital Banking capability by continually innovating to become an integral part of a customer’s life. The bank is looking to engage with innovative companies to build customer focussed solutions which will reinvent consumers’ interaction with … Read More

Gaming could be an alternative revenue stream for Facebook’s Messenger
1:00 pm PDT 19/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Facebook Messenger could be the next platform where you could find the next ‘Big Thing’ when games are talked about. The social media company is said to be in talks with game developers to create games for its mobile Messenger product.  a move that might jump-start the revenue the company generates from non-advertising sources. News site The Information first reported about the development and the talks are at an early stage with no clarity as to how is that they … Read More

Casual Connect Asia gets under way in Singapore; Sessions galore
4:30 pm PDT 18/05/2015 By Vivek Kapadia

The fourth iteration of Casual Connect Asia organized by Casual Connect Organization is being held at Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore from 19-21 May with more than 1000 attendees expected this year. After the Amsterdam chapter, the Asian edition is second in line for this year with more editions to follow in Tel Aviv and San Francisco. Casual Connect, a conference held for the mass market games has been providing educational resources and community support for those involved in creating games … Read More

Future lies in mobile games: Konami CEO
1:00 pm PDT 16/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Konami has been in the centre of controversy ever since it has ousted its Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and recently cancelled horror game Silent Hills, the company is moving away from its roots to what it calls the future of games – mobile. Konami, CEO, Hideki Hayakawa said, “We will pursue mobile games aggressively. Our main platform will be mobiles. Following the pay-as-you-play model of games like Power Pro and Winning Eleven with additional content, our games must … Read More

Q1-2015: Non Candy Crush Saga titles surge share of King’s gross bookings
11:30 am PDT 16/05/2015 By Tarachand Wanvari

BENGALURU: Non-Candy Crush Saga titles generated US$ 375 million, or 62 percent of total gross bookings in Q1-2015, up from 55 percent of gross bookings in Q4- 2014 says interactive entertainment company for mobile, King in its earnings release. The US$ 375 million gross booking represents a sequential increase of US$ 51 million, or 16 percent, and a year over year increase of US$ 164 million, or 78 percent. The company’s gross bookings (non-GAAP) for Q4-2015 declined 5.7 percent to … Read More

Ubisoft’s ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ releasing this October
2:00 pm PDT 15/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Ubisoft has been constantly in news this week throughout with the earnings call and the news from its stable doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon. Entering the VR space and announcing the next instalment of the company’s flagship franchise, Assassin’s Creed, the company now, has announced a release date for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available worldwide on October 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Along with the announcement, Ubisoft also revealed that … Read More

YRF brings its movies on popular online quiz app QuizUp
9:30 am PDT 15/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Movie buffs and trivia fanatics now have a whole new section to explore on the popular trivia game app – QuizUp.  The synchronous multiplayer quiz app has tied up with Yash Raj Films to test the skills of how much of a fan are you of the its magical movies. QuizUp is a real-time trivia game in which one user competes against another over an interest led topic. The app currently has over 34 million users worldwide, also allowing users … Read More

Ubisoft bullish about Virtual Reality; Games coming in 2016
2:30 pm PDT 14/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

With Facebook backed Oculus ready to roll out next year, and Samsung’s Gear VR already out in the market, the virtual reality headsets are making waves in the industry with more and more backers for the platform. French game publisher and developer Ubisoft is one more believer in virtual reality and now planning to make some of its titles VR ready by next year. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot made this announcement during the financial earnings call, saying that “We believe a lot in … Read More

FY-2015: PlayStation improves contribution to Ubisoft sales; Europe, Rest of World eat into US share
4:00 pm PDT 13/05/2015 By Tarachand Wanvari

BENGALURU: Ubisoft sales for totalled € 1,463.75 million in FY-2015 (year ended 31 March, 2015 – current year), up 45.3 per cent (or 41.6 per cent at constant exchange rates) compared with the € 1,007.06 million recorded for FY-2014. The company reported (non IFRS) operating income of € 170.7 million (11.7 per cent of sales) in FY-2015 as compared to a loss of € 65.6 million in FY-2014. The company reported a profit (net income) of € 87.01 million in … Read More

Mumbai based Nazara Technologies to raise close to $100 million in funds
3:00 pm PDT 13/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Mobile game developer and publisher Nazara Technologies is planning to raise close to Rs 480-640 crore or $75-$100 million which will be mandated by investment bank Credit Suisse. This will be one of the largest capital fund raiser in the Indian gaming industry which is still at an early stage. The gaming firm plans to utilise the funds to hire the game programmers and designers from across the globe along with expanding and investing heavily to acquire gaming start-ups. “In … Read More