Game company exits topped $24B in 2014 It was a year for the history books in games. 2014 saw a record $24 billion in game-company exits spread over both acquisitions and initial public offerings. Mobile drove more than half of all value that was created for management teams and early stage investors. For perspective, that’s the equivalent of about 10 Minecraft deals (at $2.5 billion, Microsoft’s purchase price for the block-building game’s developer, Mojang). Let's Make Games This page contains links to art assets for game developers. If you have any suggestions (for new sites to list) or comments (on anything listed on this page already), please let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Free Resources
Exclusive Interviews for The Games Industry - Gaming Insiders o Interviews Q&A: Yakuto Games Founder Jordan Kirk Much like Mediocre, the two-man studio behind Smash Hit and Does Not Commute, Yakuto Games is an indie studio that proves that you don’t need a lot of manpower to build a gorgeous mobile game. The three-person studio recently launched its first title, Table Tennis Touch.
Mobile game revenues will overtake console games in 2015. Here's why. © Time Inc. All rights reserved. Fortune.com is a part of the Time.com network of sites. Call of Duty sales surpass 175 million One copy of Call of Duty sold every two seconds on average since series' inception The Call of Duty series has sold 175m units, Activision has revealed ahead of this year's CoD Championship. The publisher has released an inforgraphic (below) that reveals the figure, along with a few gameplay stats. For instance, 100bn multiplayer matches have been played and 300bn grenades have been thrown in Call of Duty games over the last decade. The 2015 Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend (March 27th to 29th) in Los Angeles, and the entire event will be available to watch live online.
The Top 25 Public Companies Generated $54.1Bn Game Revenues in 2014, Up 10.4% Year-on-Year Amsterdam/San Francisco/Shanghai, 20 April 2014 – The top 25 public companies by game revenues generated $54.1Bn in 2014 and accounted for 65% of the total $83.6Bn games market, according to Newzoo’s latest public company performance review. The 10% annual growth rate is indicative of a healthy and dynamic global games industry. The top performers in 2014 were Tencent, Sony, EA, Apple, Google and Ubisoft. Chinese internet giant Tencent remains the unchallenged leader following another year of excellent growth: +37% while the game revenues of Candy Crush creator King surpassed those of Nintendo. SuperCell, the biggest private company by game revenues, would have ranked 11 in Newzoo’s ranking if it were a public company .
Tencent continues to reign as world's largest games company Chinese gaming giant Tencent has reported profits in excess of $1bn in its first financial quarter. Profits reached $1.1bn, up eight per cent year-on-year, while revenues jumped 22 per cent at $3.65bn. Operating profit climbed 20 per cent to $1.5bn. Online game revenue grew 29 per cent to $2.1bn while social network revenues grew by 32 per cent to $856m. Smartphone revenues shot up by 82 per cent to $700m. Esports Revenues Surpass $250 Million in 2015, led by US & China Jun 03 2015 We have expanded our landmark Global Growth of Esports Report to a continuous Premium subscription service. Recently, we concluded our research effort amongst consumers in 16 countries investigating game, video streaming and esports engagement. The results from this research form one of many data sources that are combined in our proprietary Esports Audience and Revenue Model.
Playing games on the PC is making a comeback - CNET Playing the Xbox and PlayStation from a living room couch isn't what it used to be. This week, the video game industry will descend on Los Angeles to hold the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, its loudest, biggest and most lavish annual conference. Much of it is a giant advertisement for video game consoles, with some of the most highly anticipated presentations coming from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, discussing games like sci-fi epic Halo 5 for the Xbox One, adventure game Uncharted 4 for the PlayStation 4 and space shooter Star Fox for the Wii U. From the outside looking in, it may seem like video game consoles are the most popular products in the industry.