Mobile App Icons - Winter Holidays, Christmas

Mobile games and Winter Holidays: Christmas, Santa hats, and diabetic polar bears

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Winter has come. Mobile game publishers and developers are embracing the red and white spirits of the Holiday season. Santa hats, clown-nosed deers, profusion of snowflakes, polar bears sharing liquid,...
Halloween App Store Icon Updates Trick or Treat?

Mobile games celebrating Halloween with new app icons

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Behold: Halloween is coming upon humanity. What would be Halloween without toothless pumpkins, diabetic treats, creamy shaving cream on your door's peep hole, and parents faking awkward pride for their...
Angry Birds Epic and Puzzle & Dragons Cross-Promotion Banner

Angry Birds Epic and Puzzle & Dragons cross-promotion

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Rovio and GungHo recently partnered to cross-promote Angry Birds Epic with Puzzle & Dragons, with their respective birds and monsters invading each other's games. What did it look like in...
93 percent of games can be played with one finger only

93% of top grossing mobile games can be played with one finger only

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Out of the 200 top grossing games on iOS and Android in October 2014, 93% of them can be played with only one finger (or your nose if you're an...
Supercell updates Boom Beach branding: logo, key art, app icon

Supercell updates Boom Beach branding: app icon, logo, art

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For the release of a mighty massive update featuring co-op missions and various social features (chat, digital shaming, etc.), Supercell has updated the branding of its free-to-play mobile game Boom...
What kind of gamers are out there?

What kind of gamers are out there?

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Why do we play? Humans are playful creatures. Granted, we do not hunt the same pleasures, nor do we extract the same joys from play. But as curious self proclaimed researchers,...
Power point on Gamification Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Rewards

Gamification – Extrinsic Rewards vs. Intrinsic Rewards

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Effective gamification arises from the understanding of a fundamental distinction between extrinsic and intrinsic motivational triggers. We go over these two concepts and the gap between them in more details...