Activision Blizzard to buy Candy Crush game maker King Digital for $5.9 Billion

Activision Blizzard announced Monday evening that it plans to buy King Digital Entertainment, the maker of Candy Crush Saga, for about $5.9 billion. It's the third-largest video game industry deal ever. It's quite a dollar amount, but it's significant for other reasons, too. Read the rest

Like words? Play with simile and metaphor in this unusual mystery app

Your revolver is like a trusty assistant. I mean, it is your assistant, and his name is Mr. Smith Wesson.

How we developed a black woman protagonist who mattered

Diverse characters are important, even in mobile shooters and other surprising genres

Fallout Shelter makes you shut tiny, happy people underground in a nuclear wasteland

This is a really clever little tie-in game, but it makes me feel really bad.

A 12 year-old studies the weird cost of playing as a girl

Maybe you remember your childhood Atari or that rec room NES, but today's kids are growing up with mobile games, and sixth-grader Madeline Messer has noticed something weird. Read the rest

Boing Boing readers' favorite mobile games

On Boing Boing's G+ community, I asked "What is your favorite smartphone game? I have two: Kingdom Rush and Sword of Fargoal." Take a look at the recommendations here. Read the rest