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Veteran independent game developer Parker Park joins FLETA to lead the blockchain game development
1:00 pm PDT 11/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Parker Park, a Korean independent game developer famous for indie games including Donquixote Online and Nekopocha, joins the FLETA as a new CTO of the team. Park will lead all game planning and development projects and drive the development of use cases in the game industry. Parker Park is an independent game developer well-known in the Korean game scene. He started game development in 1998 and has built his expertise as an individual game developer who takes care of all game … Read More

SonyLIV crosses 100 million app download on Play Store
12:00 pm PDT 11/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s first premium VOD platform, SonyLIV has crossed the 100 MN app download on Play store. Launched in 2013, SonyLIV has been one of the pioneers in India’s digital ecosystem catering to a plethora of digital viewers with content across languages like English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Gujarati. With a 3X increase in monthly active users in 2019, SonyLIV records around 100 downloads per minute with a rise of 7X in total time spent on the platform. In … Read More

Studio 100 appoints Martin Krieger as Studio 100 Media Studio
11:00 am PDT 11/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Studio 100 has brought in Martin Krieger as the CEO of Studio 100 Media and its subsidiaries Studio 100 Film, m4e and the newly formed Studio Isar Animation (Munich/Germany). Krieger will also be responsible for the global commercial business of Studio 100 International including content distribution, licensing and consumer products for the entire Studio 100 slate and some third party IPs. Commenting on the appointment, Studio 100 Group co-founder and CEO Hans Bourlon said, “We are delighted to appoint Krieger … Read More

Nintendo introduces cheaper, smaller Switch Lite
5:00 pm PDT 10/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Nintendo has unveiled a new and lighter version of Switch game console, the Nintendo Switch Lite. The console is a smaller version of the system that’s focused on the platform’s portable side. The new Nintendo Switch Lite hardware will cost $199.99 and will be released on 20 September. The Nintendo Switch Lite is designed specifically for handheld play—so you can jump into your favourite games wherever you happen to be. “Adding Nintendo Switch Lite to the lineup gives gamers more colour and … Read More

ZOTAC CUP expands with new features including leader boards and a loyalty program
4:00 pm PDT 10/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

ZOTAC Technology, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to expand the ZOTAC CUP tournament experience with an all-new ZOTAC CUP Loyalty Program launching today. The premise is simple, play, earn, and get rewarded. ZOTAC CUP established in 2007, has been the platform for casual and professional gamers to connect and compete across the globe. With free-to-play CUPs hosted for major titles every week, the CUP is a ripe ground for players from around the world to hone their skills. The … Read More

AppLovin acquires SafeDK to bring developers tools to automate app security and brand safety
3:00 pm PDT 10/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

AppLovin, a comprehensive mobile gaming platform, has announced that it has acquired SafeDK, a software development kit (SDK) management platform that ensures ad quality, performance and stability in mobile apps, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will further AppLovin’s mission to help mobile game developers grow and protect their businesses. SafeDK allows mobile app publishers to build faster and safer apps by analysing, monitoring and optimising third-party SDKs in their apps. SafeDK’s Ad Intelligence solution helps publishers get a clear view … Read More

Digital card game ‘Gods Unchained’ opens up blockchain beta
12:00 pm PDT 10/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Gods Unchained, one of the most anticipated blockchain competitive card games, opened up its balancing beta to the general public. Already, the game has sold more than four million cards and has generated about $4 million in revenue. Now, with the beta launch, Gods Unchained will open doors for new players to join the fray, collect cards, mint cards to the blockchain, and battle with others around the world. “Gaming is a $140 billion per year market that has capitalized on … Read More

This upcoming VR action combat game might not give you motion sickness!
7:00 pm PDT 09/07/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Virtual reality gaming becoming more accessible with affordable VR gadgets and availability of concrete VR support VR games doesn’t have to meet specification mark like PC games, however, one has to get his/her hands on the VR devices to consume the content. One of the most challenging part of consuming VR content is the motion sickness that a consumer faces. With the integration of virtual reality into the more commercial mainstream, issues have begun to arise in relation to VR … Read More

Logitech G introduces two new gaming headsets
6:00 pm PDT 09/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Logitech G, an innovator of gaming technologies and gear, has introduced two new PRO gaming headsets, the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset and the Logitech G PRO Gaming Headset. Designed and engineered in collaboration with top esports athletes, the newest additions to the Logitech G PRO lineup of gaming gear combine incredible comfort and durability with high performing sound and voice technology, so all gamers of all abilities can hear and sound like a pro. The PRO X marks the … Read More

BOOMi Makes History with National Hockey League in First CG-Animated Hockey Series for Kids
5:30 pm PDT 09/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

BOOMi from the television show Super BOOMi, Up Studios and the National Hockey League (NHL) have entered into a partnership to produce a new series showcasing hockey in China.  The partnership is the result of numerous collaborations between the NHL and Up Studios, at various NHL events in China, including the O.R.G. NHL China Games exhibition series featuring teams from the National Hockey League that advances the NHL’s commitment to grow the game globally and the League’s international strategy. Created … Read More

WildBrain to manage Headstart International’s ‘Best Furry Friends’ on YouTube
4:00 pm PDT 09/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading digital kids’ network and studio, WildBrain has been appointed by Headstart International to manage the Best Furry Friends or BFF, Australian toy brand on YouTube. WildBrain will employ its expertise in content and channel management on YouTube to grow the global audience for Best Furry Friends with exclusive content designed to delight a key viewership of girls aged six to nine years. WildBrain commercial director Rachel Taylor, “As we continue to expand the offering of third-party kids’ brands on … Read More

Stephanie Betts promoted to oversee DHX Media’s animation development and production slate
3:00 pm PDT 09/07/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

DHX Media have announced that Stephanie Betts has been promoted to the role of executive vice president of content, and will be responsible for development and production of DHX Media’s slate of original animated content, reporting to president Josh Scherba. Additionally, Todd Brian has joined the Company in the newly created role of director of development in animation, reporting to Betts. Betts said, “I’m excited to continue finding new approaches to developing our evergreen brands for a contemporary kids and family … Read More