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Tokyo-Based Social Games Maker Crooz Expands To San Francisco And Singapore [Social Games]

Tokyo-based social game maker Crooz announced the opening of two new offices outside Japan, Crooz America (in San Francisco, on August 1) and Crooz Asia (in Singapore, on July 26). Both subsidiaries will be headed by Japanese executives and focus on marketing some of Crooz’ Japanese titles in the US and South East Asia. Crooz…

Social Gaming Company Klab Sues Competitor Crooz [Social Games]

First the GREE–DeNA lawsuit, now this: Tokyo-based social game maker Klab has sued competitor Crooz for copyright infringement. Both companies are listed (Klab just went IPO in September). Klab is asking for 55 million yen (US$710,000) in damages. The company claims that Crooz infringed on the copyright of a game called Sengoku Buster, which was…

Japan Has A “Secondary Market” – For Servicing Mobile Games

There can be no doubt Japanese companies lead the world when it comes to understanding that free-to-play mobile games are actually services that never end. As such, live operations are viewed as a key activity in the mobile game industry’s value chain and taken very seriously over here. For the uninitiated, servicing a given mobile game includes…

The Major Trend In Japan’s Mobile Game Industry Now? Consolidation.

Shortly after DeNA (2432) and GREE (3632) pioneered the concept of mobile gaming as the world knows it today (free-to-play business model, bite-sized content embedded in social networks to increase stickiness, data analysis to improve monetization, etc.) in 2006/2007 on feature phones, a flood of new developers entered the Japanese market. The acceptance of local users to consume and pay for…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of May 17)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of May 3)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of April 19)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of April 13)

Many updates this week, i.e. an overview of the four games that Yahoo Japan subsidiary GameBank announced. Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily…