Patrick Moberg has wasted hours of your life, or of the life of someone next to you in a waiting room. His studio Dots created the beautiful and addictive mobile game Dots (the thinking person's Candy Crush), and its sequels Two Dots and Dots & Co, all of which are on millions of phones. We talked to him about the game development process, his favourite games, and his children's book.
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Kids' tech has trapped parents in a perpetual state of uncertainty: New stuff comes out faster than we can determine its effect on young brains. Hundreds of thousands of apps are touted as educational, but what does that even mean? Reviews in the App Store or Google Play Store won't give you a straight answer. Oftentimes, the products with the most accolades are simply the ones that keep little Amaya or Hugo gloriously silent for the longest period of time.
For one brief moment in time, Pokemon Go was a true cultural phenomenon. Unfortunately, it wasn't actually very good, with a host of technical glitches, battery issues and ham-fisted "improvements" significantly dampening people's enjoyment.
Despite this, approximately 65 million active users have never stopped playing. Last week, these players were rewarded for their loyalty with a huge new update. If you're keen to get back into the world of pocket monsters, here are the main improvements you need to know about.
The app market is still booming, and skilled coders are highly in-demand (and well compensated). If you want to join their ranks, then you should pick up the Professional Mobile Developer Bundle.
Pokemon GO fever might have died down a little, but it still remains the world's most popular and profitable mobile gaming app by a significant margin. If you're still trying to collect 'em all, this infographic provides some handy hunting tips for the rarest pocket monsters of the bunch.
Pokemon GO is dead. Or dying. Apparently. That's the latest story, after the game's rapid popularity spike began levelling off. The reality: Pokemon GO is still one of the top apps, and the top game (in terms of both revenue and active users). It's most likely going to stay that way for a while. Let's take a look at the statistics.
If you're struggling to manage your monsters and items in Pokemon GO, you're not alone: the game's limited storage space has been causing headaches for countless players. This infographic contains plenty of tips and tricks for better inventory management: from keeping your bag limit in check to the items you should never trash.
Pokemon GO is officially bigger than Jebus. The little pocket monster that could has smashed mobile download records and now has more active users than any gaming app you care to mention. In that time, the game has experienced some astonishing highs and lows, with its phenomenal success tempered by gameplay frustrations and dubious media headlines. This delightfully retro infographic tells the story so far...
Augmented reality games like the newly-released Pokémon GO and old-favourite Ingress, aren't your typical mobile games. They chew through your battery -- and data plan -- partially because they constantly track your location via GPS. These tips will help you slow the drain, stay charged and keep comfortable while you play.