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The Scottish Games Network, with support from the Scottish Government’s Tech Ecosystem Review (STER), has announced the first ever Scottish Games Week, which will take place on October 24-28 2022.The event will showcase Scotland’s pioneering and diverse games ecosystem, with focus on issues such as design, publishing, and education from the home of some of the world’s most popular games franchises, such as Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft, and Lemmings.The Scottish Games Week programme will include events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dundee, as well as the Highlands, Islands, and Borders.Events will include a two-day industry conference in Dundee, an education symposium…

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Believe it or not, we have just a few days to go until Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto kicks off! We are bringing our well-loved, high-value conference experience to an all-new dynamic, diverse city bustling with endless possibilities and opportunities, and we can’t wait to see you there next week. We only have a few days to go until we reunite the games industry in Toronto this July 6 to 7, and the two days are going to be packed with incredible insights from forward-thinking expert speakers, endless networking opportunities with hundreds of fantastic companies and the great times you know…

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Tripledot Studios have ranked third in FEBE’s The Growth 100, an annual list of the highest growing companies in the UK.Tripledot was celebrated for its two-year CAPR of 340.19 per cent, and latest sales listed as over 72 million. The company is the only mobile app developer on the list.Founded in 2017, Tripledot Studios was last valued at $1.4 billion in February 2022 in a $116 million founding round led by 20VC.35 million daily players”Tripledot’s growth rate and efficacy in building successful and highly retentive games is unmatched,” said 20VC managing partner Harry Stebbings shortly after the Series A.”The leadership…

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Subset Games have announced that its game Into the Breach is coming to mobile on July 19, with an exclusive partnership with Netflix Games.Into the Breach will be the first Subset Games title to be released on mobile devices, with their previous title FTL: Faster Than Light being released for Windows, Linux, macOS, and iPad. Into the Breach has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, including Best Design at the Game Developers Choice Awards, Best Original Property at the Baftas, and the Dice award for Strategy/Simulation game of the year.While the game will have a RRP of $14.99 for…

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Virtual world, games and user-generated content platform, Rec Room, is celebrating its sixth birthday this month. Over the last six years, the burgeoning metaverse has cultivated an expansive, inclusive and cross-platform experience with millions of player-created rooms, all thanks to its diverse community of more than 75 million lifetime users.Creators have contributed so many experiences that the company claims there are currently more rooms in Rec Room than apps on the iOS App Store, with one million dollars paid out to creators in the first quarter of 2022.Initially built for VR, the platform is now cross-platform, reaching more than 29…

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Today in M&A news, European mobile developer Miniclip has agreed to buy Sybo, the firm behind mobile hit Subway Surfers. First reported by GamesBeat, the exact size of the acquisition has not yet been revealed – both companies are private – but this confirms Miniclip’s already huge stature in the market. It was barely two months ago that PocketGamer.biz awarded Sybo the Best Live Ops gong at the Mobile Games Awards 2022, in recognition of the ongoing success of Subway Surfers. Subway Surfers hit the Apple Store in 2012 and it remains the most downloaded mobile game ever with downloads…

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Nominations are now live for the 2022 2022 PocketGamer.biz Top 50 Game Makers list, accessible through this link and below.PocketGamer.biz strives to champion the very best of the mobile games industry, and our annual Top 50 Game Makers list is a key part in celebrating the global games industry’s most exciting and authoritative sector.There has been considerable gains, growth, and dramatic movement across the board, and fundamentally some amazing games released over the past 12 months. So, we’re looking for your help and input: who do you think deserves to be in the spotlight?You can nominate your company or a…

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Solana Labs has announced that Saga – an Android handset – is under development, to be released in 2023, with a retail price of approximately $1,000, according to Coindesk.The phone is a modified OSOM with specialty cryptowallet functions and Solana Mobile Stack – the company’s Web3 development kit. The device will feature integrated Solana Pay to facilitate QR code-based payment, and a mobile wallet adapter.The device will feature a Web3 decentralized app store, which Solana hopes will attract developers. In contrast to both the App Store and Google Play, the Solana app store won’t take a cut of what apps…

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Stepico games has acquired top game art production studio Inkration. Strengthening both teams and pooling resources to enable the studio to create and support even more large-scale projects and provide high-quality services in custom full-cycle game development and art production. Inkration is an expert in game art & design, while Stepico games focus on the technological side of development, including leading modern trends such as blockchain technologies and NFTs. Portfolio and partnerships Creating a full cycle game production Stepico in partnership with Immutable has achieved great results with such projects as Guild of Guardians. The studio’s stunning portfolio consists of…

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Believe it or not, Pocket Gamer Connects Toronto is kicking off in just a little over a week now, and it’s gearing up to be an absolutely incredible two days in this brand new city. It’s the same conference you know and love in an entirely new city brimming with new opportunities, and we couldn’t be prouder to share with you just a few of the absolute powerhouses we have joining us as speakers next month. We can’t wait to see their wealth of expertise, wisdom and strategies shine through their sessions come July! These speakers are just some of…

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