Mobile game

A mobile game is a video game played on a feature phone, smartphone, smartwatch, PDA, tablet computer, portable media player or calculator.

The first game on a mobile phone was a Tetris game on the Hagenuk MT-2000 device from 1994.

Three years later Nokia launched the very successful Snake, starting in December 1997. Snake and its variants, that was preinstalled in all mobile devices manufactured by Nokia, has since become one of the most-played video games and is found on more than 350 million devices worldwide. A variant of the Snake game for the Nokia 6110, using the infrared port, was also the first two-player game for mobile phones.

Now, mobile games are usually downloaded at app stores as well as via the mobile operator's network, but in some cases are also embedded in the handheld devices by the OEM or by the mobile operator when purchased, via infrared connection, Bluetooth, memory card or side loaded onto the handset with a cable.

The first downloadable content was introduced already in 2000. Many new WAP-enabled phones allowed new games to be downloaded. However, mobile games distributed by mobile operators remained a marginal form of gaming until the Apple App Store was launched in 2008. App Store, that was the first store operated directly by the mobile platform holder, significantly changed the consumer behaviour and quickly broadened the markets for mobile games, as almost every smartphone owner started to download mobile content.

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Developer of Pok�mon GO sued by NJ man for lack of accessibility for the visually impaired

Burlington County Times 09 Dec 2022
A Hudson County man filed two separate lawsuits against Niantic Inc., the augmented reality mobile game developer behind Pok�mon GO, saying the popular app and the company's website discriminate against the visually impaired ... Pok�mon GO uses the Unity engine which helps streamlines game developments....
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Milestones in Video Game History

Sify 09 Dec 2022
However, it was the growth of the internet and mobile that increased the gaming industry’s revenue from tens of billions to hundreds of billions ... Businesses saw a future in mobile gaming but were unable to capitalise on it ... Nevertheless, it was Apple‘s iPhone that made the shift to mobile gaming inevitable....
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Pok�mon GO app not accessible for visually-impaired users, N.J. man says in lawsuit

NJ 09 Dec 2022
A Hudson County man has sued the developer of Pokémon GO, saying the mobile gaming app and the company’s website discriminate against visually impaired and blind people ... The game, created in 2016, uses GPS and mobile devices to help players locate or battle virtual creatures that appear on the devices as if they are in the real world....
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Unusual Games Based On Celebrities

Game Rant 09 Dec 2022
... up in the mobile market, since big console games take too long to develop....
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Developer of Pokémon GO sued by NJ man for lack of accessibility for the visually impaired

Asbury Park Press 09 Dec 2022
A Hudson County man filed two separate lawsuits against Niantic Inc., the augmented reality mobile game developer behind Pokémon GO.        ... ....
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Ascendant Studios Joins Forces With EA Originals for Groundbreaking Single-Player, First-Person Magic Shooter – Immortals ...

The Galveston Daily News 09 Dec 2022
Ascendant Studios, an independent team of veteran developers with BAFTA and Game of the Year award-winning experience, has partnered with Electronic Arts Inc ... The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers....
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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor™, The Next Chapter in Cal Kestis’ Saga, Begins on March 17

The Galveston Daily News 09 Dec 2022
Today at The Game Awards, Respawn Entertainment, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ.EA), and Lucasfilm Games revealed that Star Wars Jedi ... The veteran team at Respawn Entertainment is developing Star Wars Jedi ... The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers....
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G FUEL and Bandai Namco Juggle-Start a New Combo to Introduce Their Newest Collaboration, G ...

Victoria Advocate 09 Dec 2022
"TEKKEN has always had a huge spot in the heart of the fighting game community," said G FUEL Founder and CEO Cliff Morgan ... Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., part of the Bandai Namco Group, is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for major video game consoles, PC, online, and mobile platforms....
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The Best iOS Games Of 2022 According To Metacritic

Gamespot 08 Dec 2022
Elsewhere in the mobile gaming scene, Apple Arcade has proven to be excellent value for money, more indie developers have retooled their titles to work on iOS, and cloud gaming has had some ups and downs ... Some of the most thoughtful games of recent memory have made a splash on ......
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Magic Eden hires its first Chief Gaming Officer

The Block 08 Dec 2022
Akhavan served as the firm's Chief Business Officer, in addition to working as the Chief Revenue Officer at the mobile gaming firm Glu Mobile — which was acquired by the video game development firm Electronic Arts in 2021 for $2.1 billion....
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US antitrust watchdog moves to block Microsoft's $69B acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Anadolu Agency 08 Dec 2022
The purchase deal for the video game developer "would enable Microsoft to ... FTC noted that Activision is one of a few top video game developers that create games for multiple devices, including consoles, PCs and mobile devices, with 154 million monthly active users around the world....
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Holy Cross prepared for FCS playoff battle with No. 1 seed South Dakota State

Worcester Telegram 08 Dec 2022
HC made this same 1,500-mile trip 20 months ago, for a first-round playoff game against the Jackrabbits during the spring 2021 COVID season ... SDSU manhandled Delaware, 42-6, in last week’s second-round playoff game ... ESPN is televising the game ... Sluka continued to show his mobility last season, and this year developed into a complete quarterback....
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5G gaming experience leader Globe unleashes Filipino gamers potential in ESGS 2022

Manila Standard 07 Dec 2022
During ESGS 2022 #GameWellPlayed, fans finally watched live competitive esports matches in person again, while gamers tried current and exclusive upcoming PC console and mobile game titles and devices from local and international publishers, developers, and hardware brands....

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