The games market research experts from Newzoo released the latest figures for the Global Games Market. They forecast that 2.3 billion gamers across the globe will spend $137.9 billion on games in 2018. This represents an increase of +13.3% from the year before. Mobile gaming will continue to be the largest segment following 10 years of double-digit growth since the first iPhone was launched in 2007. In total, mobile revenues will grow +25.5% year on year to reach $70.3 billion. This means that for the first time, more than half of all game revenues will come from the mobile segment. Asia Pacific is the largest region generating $71.4 billion, or 52% of the total global game revenues. This represents a +17.0% year-on-year increase, nearly all of which is attributable to mobile. The APAC territories are a primary driver of continued growth for the global games industry, as the number of smartphone users in emerging markets such as India and Southeast Asia grows exponentially and, at the same time, the willingness to spend on mobile games grows in more established markets like China and Japan.
GAWOONI is focusing on mobile gaming and on the digital emerging markets India and Southeast Asia. This means we are fully in line with the market trends. ... See MoreSee Less
GAWOONI will launch in 2018 its own Gaming Platform, a Global GamesEcosphere which will unite developers, publishers, advertisers and gamers in one place. The GAWOONI Games Ecosphere is build around the Utility Token GWON which can be used across all games and services. This means in the GAWOONI Games Ecosphere gamer can spend and earn GWON Tokens with gaming. The Global Games Ecosystem is powered by a very active community of gamers. Supported by a unique reward system gamers can also earn GWON Tokens in the Ecosphere which is unique.
GAWOONI is a publisher and developer for mobile and online games with a special focus on emerging digital markets like Southeast Asia and India. GAWOONI will launch in 2018 its own Gaming Platform, a Global Games Ecosphere which will unite developers, publishers, advertisers and gamers in one place. ... See MoreSee Less
We are glad to announce today our new game PET PET RUSH. The game is developed by our partner KazeGames from Macao and will be published beginning of next week for smartphones in Thailand. The international version will be released a week later. PET PET RUSH is the cutest pet game in the universe and also contains a mind blowing AR feature. Stay tuned. ... See MoreSee Less
Good news from GAWOONI: Here is the first screenshot of the new Tuk Tuk Rush. We hope you like it. Tuk Tuk Rush will be released on 9. March in Thailand for mobile Phones (Android). The iOS version will be released 2 weeks later. The international version will be released in April 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
Recently, much has been said about the subject of “digital currencies” or “cryptocurrencies”, e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, etc. As a developer of digital games we have of course to deal with this topic.
Digital currencies are on the rise. 179 officially recognized paper currencies are facing already over 800 virtual currencies. Why are there already so many virtual currencies. The answer is simple: People have lost trust in the value of money in many places. They are looking for alternatives, the exodus goes into gold, silver, diamonds, real estate – and in cryptocurrencies.
Why are cryptos more secure than cash? Unlike paper money, cryptic payments are not based on government debts. The growing confidence in these new currencies is based on the technology behind it, the so-called blockchain. This is a decentralized system to which no company and no bank has any influence. It regulates itself through the respective transactions of supply and demand in this block chain, which is completely transparent and can be seen. This technology will revolutionize our lives in many areas – not just our money system.
The world’s largest mail-order retailer “amazon” has recently announced that it will also enable to pay with digital currency payments on its platform. This decision has signaling effect and will move many internet platforms to the same step.
Will virtual currencies such as the Bitcoin replace classic currencies? The Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, considers this to be possible. At a conference of the Bank of England in London, Lagarde said that virtual currencies could replace national currencies over the next 20 years. The IMF CEO believes in the future of virtual currencies. Easier, safer, more stable: Currencies like Bitcoin are future-proof according to Lagarde. The financial markets should take technological developments like this seriously.
There are many well-known advocates for “digital currencies”, e.g. Bill Gates and Elon Musk. As a company of the “Digital Economy”, we must therefore address this issue. GAWOONI will follow the example of amazon and support digital currencies on its upcoming gaming platform. GAWOONI therefore sets a clear signal and gives its gaming platform a further special feature.
Of course, the topic “digital currencies” is also interesting for our investors. With this step, GAWOONI will become interesting to a new investor audience, which mainly invests in the digital sector. ... See MoreSee Less