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Deca Games acquires hit indie mobile game Zombie Catchers

Deca Games has acquired Zombie Catchers, a hit mobile game with more than 55 million downloads, in a bid to reinvigorate the indie title.

The Berlin-based Deca Games has expertise in live operations, and it rescues older mobile games and tries to get them growing again. It has acquired Zombie Catchers from Helsinki-based studio Two Men and a Dog.

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Zynga launches Wonka’s World of Candy match-3 mobile game

Zynga is taking a stab at the heart of rival King’s candy monopoly, namely Candy Crush Saga, with launch of the Wonka’s World of Candy match-3 mobile game.

San Francisco-based Zynga, a social mobile game developer, has built the game under license from Warner Bros., based on the original feature film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. King recently launched its own Candy Crush Friends Saga, which got 10 million downloads in its first week.

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Weekly global mobile game charts: Old School RuneScape racks up the downloads as Football Manager 2019 strikes gold

Jagex quickly took second spot on the App Store download chart following the launch of Old School RuneScape on mobile. It was just behind Voodoo’s Fire Balls 3D, which nabbed top spot.

The other new entries in the top 10 across iOS and Android for the week were Chou Entertainment’s Stickman Hook in sixth on the App Store, and Good Job Games’ Swing Star and Wonka’s World of Candy, which took sixth and 10th on Google Play respectively.

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Report: Japan’s mobile game creators are losing out to China, South Korea

Japan has a sizable and still growing market for mobile games, but Japanese companies are turning away from mobile game development to pursue work in other industries.

According to a recent story from Bloomberg, Japanese companies like Mixi and DeNA once dominated Japan’s mobile game scene thanks to games that hinge on ‘gatcha’ monetization, but are now being pushed out of mobile games as developers from China and South Korea swoop in with more innovative and profitable games.

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Win Real Gold With New Mobile Game Planet Gold Rush

Oregon-based Truly Social Games is bringing its hugely successful mobile game PLANET GOLD RUSH to 24 countries around the world, so now it’s your turn to try and WIN REAL GOLD with this free-to-play mobile game.

Already a massive hit in North America, PLANET GOLD RUSH offers the perfect combination of city building and gold mining. To celebrate the game’s launch, Truly Social Games will be giving away two ounces of real gold each week for a limited time. Every day players can compete in a daily tournament for a chance to win one eighth of an ounce of gold, with two chances to win on Sundays.

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Fortnite Has Hit 8.3 Million Concurrent Players, Will Only Grow After Launch In South Korea

Fortnite has now hit a peak of 8.3 million concurrent players. No, you did not read that incorrectly, we did say 8.3 million.

It feels as if almost everyone and their dog is playing Fortnite. The game’s developer, Epic, only released the free-to-play Battle Royale version of the game 14 months ago, yet in that time it has taken the world by storm.

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Mobile And Handheld Gaming Market to Witness Steady Growth at 10.3% CAGR During 2016-2026

Unique graphic interfaces will continue to lure millions of mobile phone users towards the virtually-captivating realm of gaming. Even the most ardent gaming enthusiasts, who have championed several computer-based and console-based games, will also grow fond of mobile and handheld gaming. Persistence Market Research recently published its report on the global market for mobile & handheld gaming, excerpts from which project that market to grow at 10.3% CAGR and bring in over US$ 112 Bn revenues by the end of 2026.

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