Train2Game News: SuperAwesome launches Kids Mobile Network

Kids NetworkThe team behind Box Of Awesome and Swapit; SuperAwesome, yesterday launched the Kids Mobile Network.

The service is designed to offer mobile content creators a new way to work with mobile ads.

“Not all content creators in the kids sector are comfortable using in-app purchases as a revenue model on mobile and tablet,” said CEO Dylan Collins, whose track record includes card battling game, Fight My Monster and Jolt Online Gaming.

“Our premium ad network will provide another monetisation tool which is appropriate and effective. Ultimately, our philosophy is about creating a safe environment for kids with a sustainable model for brilliant, inspiring content to make them smile.”

SuperAwesome was founded in December 2012 and is home to Box of Awesome, The Kids Network, Swapit and Swapit Research, and is a discovery platform aimed at UK children aged between 6 and 16.

“As the go-to expert in the kids market, we’ve had growing numbers of our clients asking us to support their games, apps and other content on mobile and tablet so we’re delighted to formally announce the Kids Mobile Network. We only work with approved content creators who are fully compliant with all marketing standards and legislation,” added head of sales Lee Veitch.

Train2Game news: Industry Gamers showcase 7 UK game development studios ‘to keep an eye on’

Train2Game blog readers who want to get a sneak peak at which British studios could be the future of the UK games industry should definitely look at this article by Industry Gamers.

Titled United Front, it looks at seven UK game development studios to keep an eye on. Some Train2Game students may have heard of, others may be completely new to them.

Perhaps the biggest name on the list is Splash Damage, the studio behind Brink. The Train2Game blog recently interviewed Splash Damage’s Ed Stern about Brink and writing for video games, read it in full here.

Social, digital and Flash developer Mediatonic are another name on the United Front list that has also been interviewed by the Train2Game blog.  Read our interview with Mediatonic Director of Games Paul Croft here on the Train2Game blog.

North East studio Eutechnyx are praised in the article, lead programmer Dave Hawes featured in one our Train2Game at Eurogamer video interviews.

Meanwhile, Train2Game student Darren Price has recently started a work placement at Double Eleven, which Industry Gamers notes was founded by former Rockstar North developers who have impressed Sony enough to be signed up as an exclusive PlayStation developer. They’re currently working on LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation Vita.

The three other studios featured in an article that paints a positive picture of the UK games industry are Mobile Pie, Fight My Monster and CCP Newcastle, with the latter developing Eve Online spin off DUST 514.

Train2Game students can read the full article ‘United Front: 7 Studios to keep an eye on’ here.

So Train2Game, what do you make of the list? How positive it that a Train2Game student is currently on a work placement at one of them?

Leave your comments here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: Industry Gamers]