All publications by tag «GameRefinery»
Strategy games account for 17% of US iOS market’s revenues, as trend for genre-blending continues
Strategy is now the third biggest genre in the US, according to the latest report by GameRefinery. This category accounts for 17% of the US iOS market’s revenues, with developers implementing more genre-blending mechanics.
Mobile publishers combat IDFA changes by increasing feature updates to keep players engaged
Apple’s new IDFA policy implemented with the release of iOS 14.5 has already impacted the mobile market. Developers and publishers are now looking for new ways to keep players engaged and increase monetization. Adding new features in their games might help in it.
GameRefinery: Project Makeover generates almost 50% of total match-3 downloads on iOS
GameRefinery has released a new match-3 snapshot report. Analysts broke down the genre’s latest trends and top-grossing mechanics on the US App Store. Interestingly, Project Makeover became the first game in years to break into top-5 highest-grossing Match-3 titles.
GameRefinery releases its Q1 2021 report: RPGs’ market share declines in China and Japan, while Shooters rise in China
GameRefinery released its quarterly snapshot report for Q1 2021. The report looks at the iOS market in the US, China, and Japan as a whole, including genre and publisher market share, player motivations, and shifts in market trends.
How to make sure your Match 3 game succeeds in China
China is the world’s biggest market by mobile game revenue (to reach $30 billion in 2020). It is also extremely difficult to navigate for foreign publishers. First, you’ve got stringent regulations imposed by the Chinese government. Secondly, sensitivities and preferences of the Chinese players can be a puzzle game in and of itself.