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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An Avatar: The Last Airbender Open World RPG Is in Development, but It’s Mobile Only

IGN Insider 12 Aug 2022
Square Enix London Mobile and Navigator games are developing the free-to-play game that will follow the stories of Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, and Zuko as they travel the world, seemingly recreating the original three seasons of the Nickelodeon TV series ... of the game possible."....

Veteran Resident Evil Producer Has Left Capcom to Join NetEase

IGN Insider 12 Aug 2022
A veteran Capcom producer who worked on several Resident Evil Games is leaving the company after 27 years to join Chinese mobile game developer and tech firm NetEase Games ... NetEase is currently developing the Harry Potter Magic Awakened virtual trading card game, Dead by Daylight Mobile, The Lord of the Rings....

Tapinator Announces Q2 2022 Financial Results

Victoria Advocate 12 Aug 2022
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Explained: Why and how BGMI was blocked in India

The Siasat Daily 12 Aug 2022
After blocking several Chinese apps two years back, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) over national security concerns, the Indian government has now blocked the PUBG-like battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) that had 100 million users in India....

Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Village to welcome first residents after turning into housing

Inside The Games 12 Aug 2022
"The Games also created a much-needed legacy for their hosts, helping increase sports participation in Tokyo.The Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Village has been transformed into a housing development boasting 4,145 flats ©Getty Images....

A mobile Avatar: The Last Airbender game is on the way

Eurogamer 12 Aug 2022
The game is being developed by Square Enix London Mobile in partnership with Navigator Games, and is described as a "free-to-play, RPG adventure"....

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17 Games That Left Us Wanting More at BitSummit X-Roads

IGN Insider 12 Aug 2022
One of my favourite gaming events each year is BitSummit. Held in Kyoto, it sees developers from all over Japan - and indeed, the world - descend upon the former capital to showcase what they’re working on. This year saw the return of a physical show, and I spent two full days playing games on the show floor ... Developer ... Developer ... Developer ... Developer....

RLT Media Group Celebrates Its 5Th Anniversary & 100 Apps In The Apple Store

MENA FN 12 Aug 2022
(MENAFN - ForPressRelease) The company is a leading mobile app and game developer with combined expertise of 20+ years in the field. RLT Media Group is projected to be worth 500 million by the end ... ....

Gamers8 launches $3m PUBG MOBILE World Invitational

Arab News 11 Aug 2022
First introduced in 2018 by world-famous video game developer Lightspeed & Quantum, PUBG MOBILE has since gone on to become a global gaming phenomenon. It is published in over 200 countries and downloaded over a billion times, with 50 million daily active users and an envious status as the most watched mobile esports game on the planet....

Avatar: Generations Is a Turn-Based Mobile RPG from Square Enix

The Escapist 11 Aug 2022
As Nickelodeon’s concerted attempts to revitalize the Avatar franchise hit full swing, Square Enix has announced it will join the action with a new turn-based mobile RPG ... Generations, the game is being developed by the relatively new Square Enix London Mobile team in collaboration with Navigator Games (Iron Maiden....

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