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Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - March 18th

Posted by Harry Slater on March 18th, 2018

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Oh hi nice reader, and thanks for popping in to check out our weekly round-up of all the stuff that you might have missed across the Steel Media network. Yeah, that's right, it's a big ol' network. Obviously 148Apps is the best, but there are some other awesome sites involved too.

And like I say, this is a weekly round-up. So it'll happen next week as well. Essentially we want to make sure that you're up to date with all the comings and goings of the world of mobile and portable gaming. Come back next week, and you'll have all the knowledge to wow your friends and shut down your foes.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - March 2nd

Posted by Harry Slater on March 2nd, 2018

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Did you know that 148Apps is part of a big happy family? Not the sort of family that gets together for brunch on Sundays, but the sort of family that's entirely composed of websites. And every week that big digital family brings you the best news, reviews, and opinion from the world of portable gaming.

And because we're a dutiful family member, we like to make sure that you're up to date with everything our brothers and sisters are up to. So here's the best content you might have missed across the Steel Media empire over the past seven days. Make sure you check back next week for more hot takes, hot content, and hot videos.

Pocket Gamer

At Pocket Gamer this week, columnist Jon Jordan wondered whether or not superheroes and storm troopers were enough to keep people playing mobile games. Then the whole team got together and waxed lyrical about the recently announced Ghostbusters AR game.

Meanwhile, Susan Arendt suggested that Guild of Dungeoneering might be the most inspirational game on the App Store. And then Jon Mundy made the bold claim that the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be a better gaming device than the iPhone X.

Android Rundown

As you might be able to tell from the name, Android Rundown focuses on all things Android. This week, away from the gaming world, editor Tre Lawrence talked about his addiction to Evernote. As you do.

Then he had a good long at the new game from Ketchapp, Balls Race. What did he find? Well you're going to have to click here to read the review and find out.

AppSpy

AppSpy loves news, but there's more going on there than that. That's not to say the news isn't great though. Like this piece about Inkle's latest adventure game Heaven's Vault getting a new trailer.

Editor Christian Valentin's hidden gem of the week was the interesting looking Knotmania. It's a game about knots, and you can find out why Christian loves it so much by clicking on this link right here.

AppSpy Video

Every week the AppSpy video team creates the best mobile videogame content the world has to offer. And this week was no different. First up, there was this brilliant hands-on with the recently soft-launched Asphalt 9...

And then James dipped his toes into some made-up German mythology with his review of the brilliant Lichtspeer...

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 23rd

Posted by Harry Slater on February 23rd, 2018

Agent A iOS screenshot

148Apps is part of a family. A big family of sites that make sure you're always up to date with all the portable gaming news. Just like a real family, I guess. I don't know, my mum never told me anything about Candy Crush to be fair.

Anyway, every week we look at the best posts from around the network, in order to make sure that you're squeezing every drop of goodness from the Steel Media sites. This week is no different. So have a read, see what you've missed, and come back in seven days for another round up.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 16th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 16th, 2018

Severed iOS screenshot

Did you know that Steel Media has a whole swathe of other sites dedicated to all aspects of mobile gaming? Sure you'll get the very best iPhone news, reviews, and opinions right here at 148Apps, but we don't want you missing out on a single piece of portable goodness.

Which is why every week we round up all the very best stuff that's gone on around the Steel Media network over the last seven days. So make sure you check back as often as possible on all of the other sites, while firmly remaining a big fan of 148Apps. Please.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 9th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 9th, 2018

Have you been keeping up to date with everything going on in the Steel Media empire? You haven't? Well that's okay, because we've gone right ahead and done a round-up of all the awesome content that's gone up on our family of sites over the last seven days.

There are features, there are reviews, and there are some awesome videos. And don't worry if you don't have time to pay attention to all of the sites, because we'll be back here, same time, same place next week with another round-up. We're kind and caring like that.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 2nd

Posted by Harry Slater on February 2nd, 2018

Super Mario Bros movie screenshot

January is over and done with. Welcome to February. I hope it's been treating you well. And if it hasn't, well come over here, have a sit down and a cup of cocoa, and read all about the exciting things happening across the Steel Media empire over the last seven days.

Every week we're going to point you to some of the awesome content that's gone up on our sister sites. That way you stay connected to the world of mobile gaming, and we get to share the best work for all the world to see. So, without further ado, let's get it on.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Jan 26th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 26th, 2018

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Another week has flown by here at Steel Media towers. It's been busy for everyone. Some of the editorial team have been at our regular show in London, Pocket Gamer Connects. Some of us haven't. We've all had our noses pushed right into the grindstone though.

So here's a small slice of the amazing content that you might have missed out on across the SM empire. If you see some stuff you like, make sure you keep checking back on all of our sites. We're pretty damn good at what we do, and no mistake.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Jan 19th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 19th, 2018

Nintendo Labo Robot Kit

Around this time every week we're going to have a look at the comings and goings on the other sites in Steel Media's pocket-gaming empire. We'll round up the very best content you might have missed, so you're always going to be up to date with the finest SM happenings.

There's going to be something for everyone here, so make sure you check back every week to stay abreast of all the comings, goings, and doings, in the world of mobile and mobile gaming. You wanna be in the loop? Well welcome to the loop, kid.

This week on PocketGamer

Posted by TPG Staff on January 7th, 2017


What with it being January and all, one of our New Year’s Resolutions at 148Apps is to talk to our family more. No we’re not talking about a begrudging call to the folks or a curt WhatsApp exchange with big sis. Rather, we’re going to be reaching out to the extended Steel Media family a little more in 2017.

For this new feature, we’ll be finding out what’s been going on at the good ship PocketGamer over the past week. PG, as we like to call it, is one of the most established gaming websites on the web. It recently celebrated 10 years in the business - that’s pre-iPhone! PocketGamer features editor Jon Mundy is here to give us the lowdown on the week’s talking points.

Pocket Gamer is hiring a news writer to cover all of the hottest stories in mobile

Posted by Glen Fox on June 13th, 2016

Pocket Gamer is hiring a news writer to cover all of the hottest stories in mobile and handheld gaming and promote them across its social media channels on a daily basis.

Pocket Gamer is the global authority on all things mobile and handheld. We focus on the games that our audience cares about. Whether that's a MOBA, match-three puzzler, or fully-fledged action RPG, you'll be right there to provide them with the exact coverage you need to get the most out of your experience.

You'll need to find the absolute best sources of mobile gaming news, be able to adapt to the constantly-changing interests of our audience, and ensure we beat all of our competitors and get the news out there first.

Location isn't important, as you'll be working from home. You will need a strong internet connection and access to a laptop or desktop computer though. An iOS or Android device is preferable as well.

Check out Royal Mumble, a terrible Clash Royale-themed podcast out right now

Posted by Glen Fox on April 5th, 2016
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If you have a passing interest in mobile games, you're likely playing Clash Royale. Like, right now. Gah, you just let that Hog Rider smash your tower because you were too busy reading this! Amateur.

Anyway, why not supplement that insane interest in Clash Royale in a manner that's more palatable while playing. Or, in other words, listen to Royal Mumble, our brand new podcast that's dedicated to your favourite new toilet game instead.

Royal Mumble is brought to you by the most despicable cast of characters Pocket Gamer and 148Apps has to offer. That's Glen Fox, Editor of 148Apps, and Alex Rennie, one of those annoying salesmen who pester you with constant calls and email follow-ups.

He does have an amusing Mancunian accent that's reminiscent of Karl Pilkington though. Worth tuning in for that alone.

PGC San Francisco: Very Big Indie Pitch Submission Deadline Extended

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 12th, 2015

Exciting news for developers keen to enter the Very Big Indie Pitch at PGC San Francisco! The deadline for submissions has been extended to midnight GMT on June 15.

In case you’ve missed the details before, the Very Big Indie Pitch is a great opportunity for indie developers currently working on a new mobile, smart watch, VR, or handheld game. It’s the bigger sibling of our sister site, Pocket Gamer’s regular BIP event, which sees indie developers engage in a speed-dating-styled pitching competition for fame (oh, and a promotional prize worth $thousands).

A handy PDF tells you all the relevant info but here are some useful bullet points to help you out.

  • You can pitch games for mobile, smart watch, VR, and handheld
  • You can pitch your game even if you’ve pitched it at a previous BIP
  • We prefer to see unreleased games, though we’re happy to see games that are out too
  • One submission only per developer/team
  • Each successful applicant gets two free PGC San Francisco developer tickets (worth $800) and additional tickets for other team members are discounted
  • Even if your application is not successful, you’ll still get a discount!
  • Deadline for entries is 15th June 2015 (entry details below)

Want to get involved? Then submit your details and game here. (Should you need to, you can register with the PG.biz Business Network in order to enter.)

All submissions will be notified if they are successful in their application to pitch at the event.

Good luck!

Huge developer-only PG Connects San Francisco 2015 Offer Now On

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 12th, 2015

For those developers looking to attend PG Connects San Francisco next month, there’s an impressive discount available for the next five days only.

Developer passes for the 2-day show are just $100 per ticket (usually $300). This includes access to all conference tracks, both expos, the epic after party, and lunch boxes on both days!

Just use code SUMMERDEV when booking to get the discount.

A Developer Showcase Table for the 2 days IS ONLY $350 PER TABLE(usually $900). This includes a meeting table, 4 chairs, power socket, and 2 Developer Passes. The Showcase Table is placed within the I Love Indie Showcase expo hall and offers the following features & benefits:

Showcase your game to the mobile & tablet games industry
Meet potential publishers, partners, and distributors
Meet games industry journalists + bloggers/vloggers and gain on-the-spot feedback for your game(s)
Meet and network with other developers and peers

Just use code SUMMERSHOW when booking to get the discount.

Need even more reason to attend? There will be two days packed with five tracks -

  • East Meets West;
  • Indie Survival Guide;
  • The Future of Mobile Gaming;
  • Acquire, Engage, Monetize;
  • The Superstar Sessions;

Along with 80+ speakers, 100+ sessions, 500+ delegates, and our usual fringe events (which include the I Love Indie Showcase, the Very Big Indie Pitch, and after-show PG Party).

The huge discount is on a first come, first served basis, and only for the next five days. Grab a ticket while you can!

The 7th Annual Best App Ever Awards are Now Open for Voting

Posted by Rob Rich on May 22nd, 2015

It's time once again to figure out which mobile apps reign supreme with the 7th Annual Best App Ever Awards.

This year's nominees have been hand-picked from, well, everything. All the apps. And now that the hard part is over with, all you have to do is head on over to the official site to cast your vote by July 3. That's a bit over a month away, so you've got plenty of time to vote in all the categories.

The winners will be announced during Pocket Gamer Connects in San Francisco, which takes place on July 7 and 8.

Want Some Free Games? Then Join AppSpy and Pocket Gamer for #FreeGameFriday

Posted by Rob Rich on May 20th, 2015

This Friday (and every other Friday for as long as they're able), both AppSpy and Pocket Gamer will be doling out the latest and greatest premium games over on their Twitch channel. Here’s how you get your free stuff...