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 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…

I Will Speak At Casual Connect Asia 2015 In Singapore Next Week

Casual Connect Asia 2015 is scheduled to take place next week in Singapore, a three-day event focusing on the “casual games” industry in Asia and elsewhere. The topic I myself will be speaking about is: “Demystifying Japan: What Pitfalls And Chances Does The World’s Biggest Mobile Game Market Offer?” (on Wednesday/May 20 at 2pm in…

Connect With Me On Social Media

Sorry for this interjection (not a typical blog post), but in case you didn’t already, please feel free to connect with me via the following social media and channels: Email My company’s website (Kantan Games Inc.) LinkedIn Twitter (If you are interested in news about mobile games in Japan not covered on this blog, my…

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…

Monster Stadium: Mixi To Release Monster Strike Spin-Off This Sunday

First shown to the public in January 2015, Monster Stadium (“Monsuto Stadium” in Japanese) is now ready for release. Maker Mixi (2121) has announced that the spinoff title to Monster Strike, it’s mega hit action game, will be released in Japan on iOS and Android this Sunday (April 26). The rather unusual date was chosen because…

LINE Tower Rising: Epic Voyage, The JV Between GREE and LINE, Shows Its First Game

“Epic Voyage”, the joint venture studio GREE studio Wright Flyer Studios formed with LINE last year, has today shown its first app. Dubbed “LINE Tower Rising”, the game will be a casual dungeon crawler with simple graphics and control. The goal is to move from room to room and floor to floor and to find treasures, kill monsters, and level up one’s characters….

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…