This week’s award winners, new partnerships and all the best GDC16 stories

game-developers-choice-awarsd-720x404Enjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

Many of the industry’s biggest names took the stage at the Game Developer’s conference in San Francisco to look at how technology and trends have changed the industry Gaming all-stars reflect on 30 years of a dynamic industry

Get laid and chill already! Developer Robert Yang talks about the game industry’s issues with sexual content Robert Yang: “The game industry needs to get laid”

The 18th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards have just wrapped up and here are the results Her Story Wins Big At IGF Awards Continue reading

Prepare for GDC16, don’t miss the new addition to the Emmy Awards and say big congrats to Supercell!

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Enjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

Supercell chief executive Ilkka Paananen announced on Twitter that the Finnish company has hit 100 million daily active players who play its four games Supercell hits 100M daily players with just four mobile games

At least four major video game publishers have dropped out of the giant gaming extravaganza held each year in Los Angeles in June. What does Rich Taylor, senior VP of communications at the Entertainment Software Association, has to say about that? E3’s organizer says that its show isn’t dead yet Continue reading

eSports as a college course, lots of uncertainty for fantasy sports and big changes for Activision, Zynga and Kabam

zyngaEnjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

This past year gave us several indications of where the gaming industry is headed in 2016, with Mobile World Congress set to give us further insight into what the next twelve months will hold The 5 trends that will dictate mobile gaming’s evolution in 2016

Viewing the year ahead today, it is easy to imagine a number of wildly divergent trajectories for daily fantasy sports based on political, legal, economic, business model, consumer, and market pressures Daily fantasy sports outlook: No profits, lots of uncertainty, and dying unicorns Continue reading

A new game engine from Amazon, Yahoo jumping into eSports and the key players in mobile games

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Lumberyard, as they call it, is based on Crytek’s famous CryEngine, and can be used to develop games for both PC and consoles. It’s also free to download! Amazon Releases Its Own Game Engine For Free

In 2016, Stugan will take 20 aspiring game developers who will spend eight weeks with all expenses paid in a traditional Swedish cabin, or “Stugan” in the Swedish countryside, where it will be support and mentor them while they build their games Sweden’s Stugan game accelerator gets its first mobile game launch Continue reading

Ant Simulator team spends it all on booze and strippers, 2K joins the eSports race and Taylor Swift gets her own game!

swiftEnjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

Guess…happens to the best of us! Ant Simulator Canceled After Team Spends the Money on Booze and Strippers

A total of 24 development studios across the UK are getting a cash injection in their businesses First winners of UK Games Fund revealed Continue reading

World Golf Tour gets a new owner, eSports is coming to primetime and ICE 2016 is more popular than ever

Topgolf-930x619Research firm expects US to lead the burgeoning eSports market, which should eclipse $1 bilion by 2019 eSports market to grow 43% to $463m in 2016 – Newzoo

Even as other non-game brands and product companies adapt to mobile, games revenue is still 4.43 times more than the rest of the App Stores categories combined Games still dominated the iOS app store in Q4 Continue reading

University eSports, great news for App Annie, Call of Duty and a little bit of gaymification

ulolAd dollars spent on TV by the video game sector increased 47 percent last year vs. 2014, according to research firm iSpot.tv’s data Gamemakers spent nearly $630M on TV ads in 2015

Starting this weekend, the University League of Legends Campus Series will kick off–with 32 different schools from the U.S. and Canada League of Legends College Tournament Sees Teams Battling for $660,000 in Scholarship Money Continue reading

Join Cashplay at PGC in London

Pocket-Gamer-Connects-Header-790x300Going to Pocket Gamer Connects in London next week (Jan 18-19 2016)? Join us for a chat on mobile eSports and monetization and don’t forget to enter our special PGC tournament for all conference visitors!

To enter the tournament you will need to download our newest title Pocket Rally by Illusion Magic Studio and follow the simple registration instructions. No money deposits necessary! 

Cashplay will be running two separate tournaments for iOS and Android users on both the 18th and the 19th of January (4 tournaments in total).

We are giving away $250 for each tournament, the prize will be shared between the 3 top players. More info at PGC London!

Download the game now and start practicing!

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Join our tournaments this week and win real cash!

Pocket Rally Free2Win – $50

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Jumping Frenzy Tournament starts on Friday the 15th at 23:00 PST and ends on Sunday the 17th at 23:00 PST


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