Pg’s 10 Trends For 2007 And More

PG’S 10 TRENDS FOR 2007

The guys at PocketGamer might have taken a good look at the forecasts we published earlier as they published their top 10 trends for 2007. The big number one is of course ad funded mobile games, but their list features surprises like LBS gaming as well.

HAPPY 2007 – 3 MORE FORECASTS

I will post this now as I will not come round to doing it the coming 2 days. On behalf of all editors on The Mobile Games Blog, I wish you all a great 2007. As most of you probably remember our 2007 forecast editorial a few weeks back, we have pasted below the forecasts that came in after the publishing date.

EXCLUSIVE: TRIP HAWKINS ABOUT LATEST LICENSING DEVELOPMENTS

Lately we released a few posts about Digital Chocolate working on licensed games. As Tip Hawkins, CEO of Digital Chocolate always openly pursued original IP as a main driver for the company instead of licensing, this seemed to be a weird move. Curious as we are, we contacted him and asked why Digital Chocolate is making these deals.

GLU’S EUROPEAN EXPANSION

After opening new offices in Hong Kong and Sao Paulo, Glu is on track to open some more in order to expand their market coverage. Glu announced it has opened offices is France and Germany to get a better fix on those markets. Also the London office has been relocated to fit their expansion.

KONAMI’S MOBILE DEMO PORTAL

US Consumers can now download a free portal application from Konami mobile. The application allows consumers to browse the portfolio and try the mobile games. Konami hopes to lower the barrier of buying their mobile games.

GAMELOFT CONNECT, A NEW CHANNEL IS BORN

Another initiative to attract consumer loyalty has been launched by Gameloft last weekend under the name Gameloft Connect. The service acts as an iTunes for mobile games and of course we gave it a small test drive.