Catch-up coffee Monday: July 4, 2016


News by Lindsay M. Welcome to Digitally Downloaded’s weekly news feature, Catch-up coffee Monday. Each Monday we will bring you the best news from the previous week that you may have missed. Grab the biggest mug you’ve got, fill it with your favourite brew, and catch up with us (and…

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My first two hours with Phantom of the Kill: Yep, I’m hooked


Impressions by Matt S.  Gumi, the Singapore-based localisation specialist, focuses on bringing popular Japanese mobile games out west. This hasn’t always worked. Chain Chronicle, a game I absolutely adored, and kept playing right to the bitter end, was unceremoniously shut down earlier this year after it didn’t get the numbers…

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Fugi&gumi Games launching Phantom of the Kill in the West


Ever played a genuinely great free-to-play mobile game? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. If you’re answer is yes, you’ve probably played Chain Chronicle. For those who haven’t, Chain Chronicle is a line defence game featuring hundreds of characters with their own individual story arcs. Matt shocked us…

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gumi Asia; on Chain Chronicle’s worldwide success and the need to be different to Japan


Recently, gumi Asia’s port of SEGA’s Chain Chronicle hit a milestone; one million downloads of the English “worldwide” release. While it’s a free-to-play game, and therefore that massive number doesn’t translate directly into financial success, it is nevertheless a significant achievement when you consider that while people in the west…

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