Tag Archive: LINE

Wooga Enters Japan, Appoints Former LINE Exec Jun Otsuka As Country Manager

Supercell, King, Game Insight, Gameloft, Social Quantum, Goodgame, Tencent, Machine Zone, WeMade, Kabam etc. etc.: the list of foreign game makers active in the lucrative Japanese mobile gaming market has sure grown longer and longer over the last months and years. Berlin-based Wooga is next: the company now made it official that it just entered Japan…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Sept. 15)

Here is an updated calendar of major native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that games can be modified, canceled, or released by these companies 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….

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Sept. 9)

Here is an updated calendar of major native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that games can be modified, canceled, or released by these companies 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….

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Sept. 1)

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

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Aug. 25)

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

LINE Revenant Gate: LINE Is Finally Rolling Out Its 3D Action RPG

As I mentioned earlier, the LINE Games platform has been very much overrated since its launch in 2012. One of the main reasons is that most of the titles are extremely casual, and most belong to one genre: puzzle games. There has been an inflation of these “light” games (some of which were, of course, fun…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Aug. 15)

Here is a calendar of major releases listed Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months: the idea is to track what might be the next big hit in the industry from selected makers. Please note that for various reasons, I focus on native apps currently in production by publicly traded companies. Also note that games can be…

For Monster Strike And Line Pop: Mixi And LINE Start Marketing Collaboration

Monster Strike, the mobile action RPG that made Mixi (2121) a US$4 billion company late last month, continues to make headlines. Last week, during its earnings call, Mixi said that Monster Strike has generated about US$1 million per day in the April-June quarter. This number has grown to roughly US$2 million in July – and the game is still available…