Author Archives: Serkan Toto

I am the CEO & Founder of Kantan Games, Inc., a Tokyo-based game industry consultancy focused on the Japanese market. Please subscribe to updates on this site via RSS or Email.

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of March 22)

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 March 15)

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…

I Will Speak At MGF Asia (Mobile Games Forum Asia) In Hong Kong Next Month

Next month in Hong Kong, the inaugural MGF Asia (Mobile Games Forum Asia) will take place, a two-day event focused on the Asian mobile gaming industry. (While it’s the first such event in Asia, there have been MGF events in the US and Europe before – which both will take place again this year and in 2016.)…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of March 8)

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…

Mobile Factory: Next Mobile Game Maker In Japan Goes Public

Tokyo-based Mobile Factory announced on Friday that its application to go public at the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Mothers section has been approved. The company will get listed on March 26 under ticker 3912. Japan has seen a number of mobile game companies going public as of late: gumi (3903) and Kayac (3904) got listed last December, Silicon Studio (3907) follows this Monday, and Aiming (3911) on March 25….

Tokyo-Based Mobile Game Maker Aiming To Go IPO Next Month

The recent string of mobile gaming companies in Japan going IPO continues. After gumi (3903) and Kamakura-based Kayac (3904) last December and Silicon Studio following this month, Toky0-based Aiming today announced it was approved by the Tokyo Stock Exchange for a new listing on its Mothers section. Aiming will get listed on March 25 under ticker 3911. (It is one of…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Feb. 18)

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 Feb. 8)

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…