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Monster Pinball has been HD'd and a whole lot more!

Monster Pinball has been HD'd and a whole lot more! | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it

The game you know and love (and if you don't you should) has not only been given new HD graphics redesigned from the ground up... its been given new life with a whole new array of goals and achievements, table lock-in and single table play modes!


We wanted to build upon the original and we spent more than a year doing just that. Our fans loved the original and now MPHD brings it flying back into your hands with great new features and a look and feel that we're sure will bring a smile to your face.


AND THIS TIME IT'S ON ALL OS DEVICES. Out NOW on iOS. Windows and Android late 2012.


Features

  • Stunning HD graphics and animations
  • New Achievements / Over 500 goals
  • Facebook sharing* / Games Center iOS integration
  • Landscape view for iPad and iPad mini
  • 6 fun packed tables with interconnected table layout
  • 60fps giving extra smooth gameplay
  • Realistic Physics engine developed specifically for this game
  • Accelerometer tilt function / Single Table Play mode / Table lockin
  • Hotball feature – Score multipied points when active
  • Unique sound effects in stereo / Pause, Save and Resume

**Facebook only on specific devices

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5 Tips for Gamifying Your Mobile App

5 Tips for Gamifying Your Mobile App | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Yaniv Nizan who is the CEO and Co-Founder of The SOOMLA Project , the platform for Creating In-App Purchase Stores for Mobile Games. Yaniv also writes in 4 different blogs...
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Some fantastic tips for gamifying your mobile app, that said, I can give you a better tip - come to Matmi ;) We have been producing massively successful gamified solutions for our clients and have been at the forefront of the rise in the use of gamification. Want to know more? Check our latest gamified augmented reality app The Smiler.

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Mobile APPeal: Why The Future Is Mobile [Infographic]

Mobile APPeal: Why The Future Is Mobile [Infographic] | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
In this infographic, we take a look at how mobile is taking over the world and what that means for mobile application developers.

Via siobhan-o-flynn
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The future is most definitley mobile. Due to the rapid increase in smatrphone ownership and the average user spending up to 127 minutes a day or more using mobile apps it's absolutely vital for brands to capitalise on this and go mobile . If a brand doesnt go mobile they face being left behind in this uncertain economy. Mobile apps are not just a fad - they are serious revenue generating tools. Want to know Matmi can help you? Get in touch!

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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:05 PM

very useful details

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BBC - Newsbeat - 'Explosion' in mobile gaming set to continue in 2013

BBC - Newsbeat - 'Explosion' in mobile gaming set to continue in 2013 | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
The rise of smartphone and tablet gaming could affect the future traditional consoles as more money is spent on mobile devices.
Matmi's insight:

Brands need to capitilise on the fact that the gap between mobile and console gaming is closing fast. Although a console game may not be relevant for all brands a mobile game or app could be produced for a business in almost any industry you could think of. Mobile gaming is no longer just a passing gimmick - it is making a huge impact and can provide your business with better ROI than many other forms of digital advertising

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How Mobile Games Leapt From Cult to Cultural Phenomenon

How Mobile Games Leapt From Cult to Cultural Phenomenon | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it

"How is it that casual mobile games, which sell for less than a cup of coffee, can have permeated culture so profoundly?"


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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The mere fact that mobile games are being described a cultural phenomenon indicates the need for brands to be aware of the massive impact mobile games can have. Having your own branded mobile game will enable your brand to become part of this cultural phenomenon and have users all over the world interacting with your brand - which business wouldnt want that?

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Why you NEED a mobile strategy

Why you NEED a mobile strategy | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Let's take a look at what exactly is meant by a mobile strategy. There are so many questions that need to be answered while just deciphering the root reason for mobile inside of an organization. Of...
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In this day and age is vital for any brand to have a mobile strategy that works, yet some brands still fail to realise the importance of mobile. Get in touch to see what Matmi can do for your mobile strategy.

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It is almost here! – The Smiler app.

It is almost here! – The Smiler app. | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
It is almost here! - The Smiler app. 

Check out our teaser trailer.
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What's In Store For Mobile Gaming In 2013?

What's In Store For Mobile Gaming In 2013? | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Posted February 4, 2013 by Blogger in Entertainment. (What's In Store For Mobile Gaming In 2013?
#Business #Japan
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Some fantastic predictions on whats in store for mobile gaming this year . Interesting that this author thinks that 2013 will be the year mobile games reach the same quality as PC and console games - Matmi are releasing Rollabear later this year which could easily rival a PC/console game. Want to know more? Check out our predictions for 2013 blog here http://buff.ly/X51Xaq - HK

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Mobile Games May Be Taking Off, But How Are Their Creators Going To Make Money? [Infographic] | TechCrunch

Mobile Games May Be Taking Off, But How Are Their Creators Going To Make Money? [Infographic] | TechCrunch | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Mobile gaming is big and getting bigger. You've heard it once, you've heard it one thousand times.
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Fantastic infographic showing how much revenue there is to be made in mobile gaming - HK

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Tesco embraces augmented reality with new venture - QR Code Press

Tesco embraces augmented reality with new venture - QR Code Press | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
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Tesco embraces augmented reality with new venture
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United Kingdom retail giant Tesco has launched a new initiative that will make use of augmented reality to engage consumers.

Via Pekka Puhakka
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Big brands like tesco are bringing augmented reality into their digital marketing campaigns. Augmented reality can really engage users, and is fantastic when implemented into a mobile game. Matmi are releasing a very very exciting mobile game later this year which uses augmented reality. Get in touch to see what Matmi can do in terms of AR for you - HK

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Mobile App Market to Almost Double This Year to 45 Billion [REPORT]

Mobile App Market to Almost Double This Year to 45 Billion [REPORT] | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Smartphone users worldwide will download more than 45 billion apps this year, nearly twice the number of apps that were downloaded in 2011.

Apple, Google and Microsoft dominate the global app market, with Apple accounting for the largest portion of app downloads in 2012. Gartner projects that there will be about 21 billion apps downloaded from Apple’s App Store this year, a 74% increase from the previous year. Going forward though, Gartner predicts that these companies will see growing competition in the app market from Facebook and Amazon.

“Amazon has appealed to users with its strong brand, global presence and a good selection of high-quality content while Facebook’s recently launched App Center — supporting both mobile devices and desktops — will become a powerful competitor due to its strong brand and leading position in social networking and gaming,” said Sandy Shen, Gartner’s research director.

By 2016, Gartner estimates that there will be more than 300 billion apps downloaded annually, or more than 10 times the amount that were downloaded in 2011. While the appetite for apps will continue to increase, the appetite for paid apps will actually decline as a percentage of overall downloads.


Via Gary Hayes
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Even more reason to invest in app produced by Matmi - HK

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ThierryLabro's curator insight, February 1, 2013 12:13 AM

Le marché des applications mobiles doublera cette année

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Are Game Consoles Going to Be Surpassed by Mobile Phones? - LockerGnome

Are Game Consoles Going to Be Surpassed by Mobile Phones? - LockerGnome | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Game consoles run on technologies not yet available to mobile phones and other devices, and will remain in a separate category as long as this is the case. (RT @LockerGnome: Are smartphones going to edge out actual gaming consoles?

Via AnotherSociety
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I think it is a definite possibility that game consoles could be overtaken by mobile phones - with the incredible rise in casual gamers , people want games that they can just pick up and play which means mobile is more often the platform of choice - something game developers to consider- HK

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Microsoft announces new entertainment and game studio focused on Windows 8 tablet development

Microsoft announces new entertainment and game studio focused on Windows 8 tablet development | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Windows 8 slates are riding a wave of 40 Xbox titles into an October launch, and now Microsoft has laid the foundation to deliver...

Via Efraim Silver
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The fact that Microsoft are dedicating an entire studio to Windows 8 tablets highlights the needs for others in the industry realise the importane of developing for Windows 8 and the impact this will have on the industry - HK

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3 things the mobile industry can learn about advertising from gaming

3 things the mobile industry can learn about advertising from gaming | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Mobile gaming apps have been quietly reinventing mobile advertising and out-monetizing even the large, well-established publishers. Here are a few things the mobile games companies have worked out ...
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Is your business's mobile advertising failing to achieve results? Like this blogger states mobile gaming has reinvented the world of mobile advertising providing greater return on investment than any other type of digital advertising. You might be thinking that this is great but games aren't suitable or applicable for your industry - wrong - successful mobile games have been produced for almost any industry you can think of from healthcare to education.

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Apple bets augmented reality will drive next wave of mobile growth - Mobile Marketer - Manufacturers

Apple bets augmented reality will drive next wave of mobile growth - Mobile Marketer - Manufacturers | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it

Apple has been awarded a new patent related to an augmented reality system, making it the latest handset manufacturer to place a bet that the technology will play a key role in next generation mobile experiences.


Google, Nokia and Samsung, as well as marketers, are also supporting augmented reality in order to get ahead of what is expected to be a significant wave in consumer demand for these experiences. While the technology is still in the early stages, the expectation is that it will play a bigger role going forward in how consumers access a variety of types of content.


“As mobile industry transitions from keypad to touch screen as the new interaction mechanism, Augmented Reality based interaction will drive the next wave of growth ,” said Neil Shah, senior analyst for the global wireless practice at Strategy Analytics, Newton, MA. “As a result, companies such as Google, Apple and Samsung are investing in this area.


Via The Ayantek Team
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Like Google, Apple, and Nokia , Matmi is one step ahead in predicting the importance of augmented reality and the demand for AR experiences and is already producing some fantastic AR work. We realise that the fantastic results that AR can create for a brand - and we can help other brands get ahead with a unique piece of mobile marketing that none of your competitors will have predicted or even thought of.

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The Ayantek Team's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:20 AM

I downloaded an AR app once - Didn't find it too useful, I do believe however that AR is destiined to become a ubiquitous component of our future lives. More real than real life...

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TIGA | Tiga Welcomes 25m Government Investment In Creative Industries | Press Releases

TIGA Press release for Tiga Welcomes 25m Government Investment In Creative Industries | Press Releases
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It is fantastic news that there is going to be £25m investment in creative industries. Despite the tough economic times the creative industries including industries like mobile gaming have continued to grow and is about time the government invested in developing such industries. 

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Mobile gaming booms in China: News from Warc.com

Mobile gaming booms in China: News from Warc.com | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
The largest source of intelligence on marketing, advertising, media and research.
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It's no surprise that mobile gaming is set to increase massively in China. With China being one of the most populated countires in the world - imagine having your brand on millions of people devices in China and having millions of people interacting with your brand ? Having your own mobile game developed could do this for you. Get in touch to see what we can do.

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Sony promises second screen apps for PlayStation 4 on iOS and Android | Digital Trends

Sony promises second screen apps for PlayStation 4 on iOS and Android | Digital Trends | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Second screen mobile apps were announced last night at the PlayStation 4 launch, designed to offer additional interaction with Sony's newest console.
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I think its great that big brands like Sony are finally taking notice of the second screen and its massive impact on the way people consume content. It has had such a big impact that in reality the second sreen is quite often the first screen in most situations. I cant way to see the apps that Sony release. What do people think of the new Playstation 4?  

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Smart device games secure milestone

Smart device games secure milestone | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Combined sales of iOS and Android games were higher than those for Sony and Nintendo's portables in the last three months of 2012, according to a study.
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It is no suprise that the milestone of mobile games outselling portable console titles has been reached. The rise of casual gamers means more and more people are playing games on the go rather than sitting down in front of a console. Brands need to be aware of this shift in gaming trends, there are massive benefits to be had by being present on smartphone devices and having users interact with a brand through a mobile game.

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Gaming Is A Positive Element in Life [Infographic]

Gaming Is A Positive Element in Life [Infographic] | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it

"Playing video games for an extended period of time, or, well playing them at all, will rot your brain. At least, that’s what we’ve been led to believe. Actually, those fighting against gaming see something a lot worse than simple brain rot. To that particular establishment, video games are responsible for just about every social ill you can think of, especially violence."

If you are interested in seeing statistics that show that gaming has positive influences check out this infographic.


Via Beth Dichter
Matmi's insight:

Fantastic infographic on why gaming is a positive element in life. With the massive increase in casual gamers gaming is becoming a positive aspect of even more peoples lives , and why wouldn't a brand want to capitalise on this increase in gamers by having their own branded mobile game developed . This would could have millions of users postiviely interacting with a brand - a no brainer really! - HK

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Marcus van Egmond's curator insight, March 30, 5:14 AM

Gaming can also extend itself outside of the screen, and can be an extremely useful tool for things far removed from the idea of hardcore gaming, such as family bonding.

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The Data Doesn't Lie: iOS Apps Are Better Than Android

The Data Doesn't Lie: iOS Apps Are Better Than Android | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it

When it comes to Apple and Android, fans of each will scream at each other that their apps are better, more numerous and generally awesome. 

Who is right? The general perception is that iOS apps in Apple’s App Store are of better quality than their Android counterparts in Google Play. There has been really no way to quantify that though the history of the mobile app ecosystem. Until today. 

We can finally say, through quantifiable data, that iOS apps on aggregate are of better quality than Android.


Via François-Xavier Schaeffer
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Interesting that this author thinks that iOS apps are better than android. Which do you think is better?  Matmi can develop successful apps for both platforms , get in touch to see what we can do - HK

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LG and Gaikai to bring cloud gaming to 3D televisions in 2012

LG and Gaikai to bring cloud gaming to 3D televisions in 2012 | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
LG Electronics and Gaikai are teaming up to bring an integrated cloud gaming service to LG Cinema 3D TVs in 2012.

Gaikai says it has spent three years building the fastest interactive cloud netw...

Via Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist
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Cloud gaming is a key area of growth for the gaming industry right now, keep ahead of the trend and get in touch to hear what Matmi can do in terms of cloud gaming for your brand. - HK

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The State of Mobile Game Development

The State of Mobile Game Development | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
Swarm co-founder Matt Haggerty offers a comprehensive look at the challenges and opportunities in mobile gaming today
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Mobile game development has evolved rapidly over recent years, and it can do great things for a business.  Almost everyone has a smartphone capable of downloading mobile games and that has the potential for millions of people to be engaging with your brand. Get in touch to see what Matmi can do to help - HK

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Amazon adds in-app purchasing to Mac, PC and browser-based games

Amazon adds in-app purchasing to Mac, PC and browser-based games | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it

Amazon Have you been itching to open your wallet in the middle of some thrilling Forsaken Planet gameplay? Soon you\'ll be able to build your collection of \\

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Amazon steps it up in the mobile app store challenges.

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Storytelling Versus Gaming

Storytelling Versus Gaming | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it

Considering how people would most likely have their own interpretations on what constitutes as gaming and storytelling, it would be easier if I defined the difference between the two before continuing with this article...


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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An interesting insight into the difference between gaming and storytelling - I hadn't realised there was a distinct difference between the two but this article makes it very clear - perhaps something for those in the gaming industry to consider when producing a game concept.

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Women pry open door to video game industry's boys' club | Reuters

Women pry open door to video game industry's boys' club | Reuters | PC, Console and Mobile Gaming | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When video game developer Brenda Brathwaite Romero started her career in the 1980s, she could count the number of female developers in the industry on one hand.Today, many Women...
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I think its great that gaming is becoming less of the "teenage boy" stereotype and more and more women are becoming gamers thanks to the help of casual games . This is a whole new market to be tapped into - producing games that appeal to mass audiences that can just picked up and played - Matmi have produced some great casual games including one of our latest releases Pocket Warwick. Its also fantastic that more and more women are working in the gaming inustry. - HK

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