As we wave goodbye to another week, and prepare to lay waste to the weekend ahead, you're probably thinking one thing, and one things only: I can't wait to clap eyes on's beautiful Week That Was.

Well, we hear you, and this week there's plenty to sink your teeth into.

This week, there was controversy aplenty, with Kim Kardashian: Hollywood developer Glu revealing it plans on sueing Hothead Games for copying Deer Hunter 2014, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explaining the company wouldn't consider Oculus Rift meaningful unless it surpass 50 million sales.

While Zuckerberg was anticpating sales, other companies were announcing them. Candy Crush Saga developer King revealed its Q3 sales had fallen by 13 percent, to $514 milliom, while Goodgame was crowned Germany's fastest growing tech company after sales rose by 28,000% in 5 years.

As always, there's plenty more news in the sea, so take a seat, and bathe in the soft, fuzzy glow of our Week That Was.

Industry voices
User acquisition, retention, and discovery
Tools & Platforms
  • Midverse Studios, a services outfit founded by TapJoy creators Rizwan Virk and Mitch Liu, revealed its new mobile games initiative, Invest+Publish.
  • Paymentwall looked to monetise smart TVs by giving consumers a huge array of payment options.
  • Unity Asset Store heading for 1 million users.
  • Microsoft joined the wearable battle with its notification and fitness-friendly Band.


Funding, acquisitions, personnel and shuttering

  • Social gaming platform gamesGRABR announced it is seeking $600,000 (£400,000) to build on existing investments as it looks to enter its “critical next phase of growth”.
  • Fast-expanding Japanese publisher Gumi announced that its new subsidiary Gumi Canada is now open.
  • French media group Ankama bought Japanese social mobile game developer Wizcorp.
  • Fuse Powered buys Corona Labs to offer a one-stop shop for mobile development and monetisation.
  • UK analytics and game personalisation platform deltaDNA has secured an additional $3 million as part of the second round of its Series A funding.
  • The CEO of Changyou, Tao Wang, stepped down "for personal reasons".
  • UK not-for-profit organisation Women in Games Jobs announced that Jenny Richards-Stewart will become its new CEO.
  • LINE Corp saw FY14 Q3 revenue jump by 17% to $210 million.
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