With August fast approaching the eyes of the gaming world point towards Cologne and this year's edition of Gamescom. Europe's showpiece games event takes place this year on 22-26 August and is expected to welcome over 6000 industry representatives, plus a whopping 300,000 attendees over the course of five days. This year's Gamescom looks set to be a fantastic show with speakers from King Games, Activision Blizzard, Sega and many more taking to the conference floors.
It’s safe to say that online and social features are an integral part of most major game releases in 2017. Such features are almost a prerequisite in the upper reaches of the mobile chart and whilst solo-focused experiences still have a place on PC and console, always-connected, F2P-inspired design has found its way onto these platforms through long-term successes like Overwatch and Destiny. In the past it was often the case that developers had to invest serious time and money into building the tech to manage live games in-house, but in recent years we have seen unprecedented growth in developers offering full backend-as-a-service (BaaS) systems.
We're delighted to announce that Tag Games is now an official sponsor of SPFL League One side Raith Rovers! Throughout season 2017/2018, our logo will be feature on Rovers' away kit and we'll be supporting the club as they aim to roar back to the Championship at their 1st attempt.
As summer gets into full swing, our CEO Paul Farley and Head of BizDev Nina Cliff will be making the annual trip to Brighton for Develop 2017. The conference takes place on the 11-13 July so if you or a member of your team would like to arrange a meeting with us, please get in touch via email.
Back in 2014, Gamezebo's April Fool's article tricked readers into thinking Apple was about to remove the ‘Top Grossing’ chart from the iOS App Store. Heavy on the satire, the piece made a great point about the permanence of certain titles at the top of said chart yet seemed too far-fetched to be taken seriously.