A new web game to help people learn how to navigate the web safely — while having a blast
The Web has never had more potential to improve lives, but that’s only true as long as it is safe. Ahead of EU Cybersecurity Month in October, Google and Euroconsumers, with its local consumer associations in Italy (Altroconsumo), Spain (Ocu), Belgium (Test-Achats) and Portugal (DecoProteste), have joined forces to create “Space Shelter”. Choose your astronaut and beware of unexpected obstacles and aliens: this new web game will help people of all ages test their skills and learn new ones, all with a basic internet connection.
This is the first of many announcements that Google will have for EU Cybersecurity month. After a year of pandemic-driven tech acceleration and high-profile security threats, this work has gathered greater urgency. Every day, Google automatically blocks more than 100 million phishing attempts; Google Photos encrypts 4 billion photos, and Google Play Protect runs security scans on 100 billion installed apps. We check 900 million passwords daily, and automatically protect more than 4 billion devices with our Safe Browsing technology.
Still, a critical part of making the web safer is helping teach healthy digital habits. Google works directly with experts and educators to help people set boundaries and use technology in a way that is right for them and their families. That’s the objective of this initiative, and the purpose at the heart of our partnership with Euroconsumers. There’s no reason that work can’t also be fun.
A virtual trip to outer space
Who said we can’t travel in outer space from home? “Space Shelter” makes learning about online security an adventure, with smooth graphics and a top-level score and sound design. Players will select an avatar by choosing from a set of characters, and then will have to go through a series of five mini-games before ultimately docking at their destination: the Space Shelter. All the while, they’ll uncover the elements that make an internet account safe online, from using a password manager to understanding multi-factor authentication and widely available consumer privacy settings.
Making a difference by playing
The release of Space Shelter is the start of this partnership, but it’s not the end: Google will be making a contribution to support TechSoup, a non-profit organization that supports nonprofits, charities and libraries by providing access to donations and discounts on software, hardware, and services. TechSoup will run a series of nine training sessions on privacy and safety topics to NGOs in all the countries where this project will launch, with the goal of reaching as many as 3,000 NGOs.
The launch of Space Shelter will also be supported by 12 YouTubers from the four countries who, like real astronauts, will be receiving a survival kit and training from an authority: Paolo Nespoli, ex astronaut, science communicator and coach. These aspiring safety-nauts will be promoting the game to a wider group of consumers.
“We are glad to partner with Euroconsumers for a safer web for users. Google believes technology should improve life, which is why we have worked with experts in civil society and gaming to build a web game and help make the online universe safer.” – Karen Massin, Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy, European Institutions, Google.
“Space Shelter makes learning about cybersecurity more accessible, even fun,” said Marco Scialdone, Head of Litigation & Academic Outreach at Euroconsumers. “By raising awareness about cybersecurity, through initiatives such as Space Shelter, customers will feel able to benefit more from the huge opportunities presented by technology.”
Space Shelter is another fruitful product of the strategic partnership between Euroconsumers and Google. The internet offers great potential to improve lives – but only if it is safe to use. This is the reason for which Euroconsumers teamed up with Google to make the internet a more secure place for everyone, with a particular focus on digital well being, family safety, and online privacy. The Euroconsumers and Google partnership intends to accomplish these goals through empowering consumers with knowledge, tools, and programs, such as Space Shelter.
As technology becomes increasingly integral to everything we do, it can sometimes distract us from
the things that matter most to us. We are committed to giving everyone the tools they need to develop their own sense of digital wellbeing. This is why we are working hard to bring projects like this one to our Countries.
Galaxsys Upgrades Hit Game Ninja Crash with New Features and Design
Galaxsys gaming studio proudly announces that its runaway success Ninja Crash has been upgraded with several design features
Galaxsys, a leading innovator studio in the iGaming industry, is thrilled to announce the upgraded version of Ninja Crash, the reigning queen of its gaming portfolio. With a dynamic blend of enhanced design, new features and improved gameplay, Ninja Crash promises an even more thrilling gaming adventure.
About Ninja Crash
Ninja Crash brings the beloved social gaming favorite to the iGaming industry. Launched just last year, this fan-favorite game has swiftly become a star in leading portfolios, integrated by over 150 partners worldwide with particular popularity in Latin America. Galaxsys gaming studio has recently announced a major upgrade to this hit title.
Let’s dive into the various aspects that have undergone significant upgrades and improvements.
New Game Highlights:
Players can now enjoy an upgraded interface featuring round action buttons for intuitive navigation and enhanced odds visibility, ensuring a seamless and user-friendly experience.
Maximum Coefficient 5,000x
The game offers the potential for substantial wins with the maximum coefficient reaching an impressive 5,000x.
Combo Bonus Feature
In the game, players can earn a Combo Bonus by slicing a randomly appearing sweet, which triggers a bonus game where more sweets appear for slicing. The bonus odds are additive and are combined with the main game’s odds at the end, ensuring players benefit from the bonus session even if they lose in the main game.
Landscape Mode for Mobile
The feature is a game-changer in terms of player experience as players can enjoy an optimized gaming environment on their mobile devices.
The game incorporates an advanced algorithm designed to captivate and retain players, providing a prolonged and enjoyable gaming experience.
The feature introduces real-time messaging, threaded conversations and personalized stickers, placing the players at the heart of dynamic discussions.
Auto Play Mode
A new addition to Ninja Crash that automatically initiates the next round after each cashout or loss, allowing players to relax and enjoy the continuous flow of excitement.
Freezing Bonus Feature
When the Freezing Bonus appears, players are guaranteed a win as it fixes their current winnings.
With the latest updates and features, Ninja Crash is now even more appealing to Galaxsys partners, ensuring an elevated gaming experience for their players. These enhancements are designed to increase enjoyment, engagement and rewards.
PopOk Gaming’s new Crash Game release Crash Extreme
Introducing PopOk Gaming’s new crash game ‘Crash Extreme’ – An Epic Adventure Beyond the Skies!
While playing PopOk Gaming’s latest release “Crash Extreme” the players will embark on an exhilarating journey where their fearless moto rider will defy gravity, soaring off cliffs, reaching unprecedented heights, and even venturing into space!
As the multiplier climbs, the excitement intensifies, offering a breathtaking ride to astronomical heights.
Let the players prepare for an extreme adventure where crashing takes beyond the skies in ‘Crash Extreme’!
Here’s how it works:
-Place the bet
-Watch the multiplier increase from 1x upwards
-Cash out anytime to multiply the winnings
With the chance to win up to x10,000, ‘Crash Extreme’ promises non-stop excitement and adrenaline-pumping action.
Available in various categories including Casino Games, Skill Games, Fast Games, and more, ‘Crash Extreme’ is set to redefine the gaming landscape. Get ready for the ultimate adventure that takes you beyond the skies!
The Gamemasters Summit: Stellar Speaker Lineup Announced With 30+ Mobile Games Thought Leaders
The Gamemasters Summit, a pioneering digital conference powered by Kwalee and supported by media partner PocketGamer.biz and sponsors AppsFlyer and Embrace, has announced its full speaker lineup. The event will bring together developers, publishers, platforms, agencies, suppliers and talent in mobile games alongside students and graduates.
The one-day online event invites delegates to engage with panel discussions and keynote sessions led by some of the sector’s most influential figures. With both an Expert Track and Emerging Track, The Gamemasters Summit offers a range of sessions and networking opportunities for people at all stages of their career in mobile games, from entry level to C-Suite.
The Gamemasters Summit has a ‘no selling, no BS, opinions welcome’ mandate – so the content and discussion will be original, interesting and useful for all attendees.
A Lineup of Over 30 World Class Speakers and Insightful Panels
The Gamemasters Summit is proud to present an impressive roster of speakers, including industry leaders and innovators who will share their knowledge, experiences and visions for the future of mobile gaming. Highlights include:
Javier Castro, Head of EMEA AppDev Gaming at Google and John Wright, VP of Mobile Publishing at Kwalee, who will join forces in the keynote panel to explore the latest trends and challenges facing the mobile games industry in 2024.
Michail Katkoff, Founder of Deconstructor of Fun, and Adam Smart, Director of Product Gaming at AppsFlyer, will also join the keynote to provide their expert analysis on game trends and market strategy, shedding light on the keys to success in the rapidly evolving mobile games market.
Gabriel Stürmer, CEO of Clap Clap Games, will share their journey as a games studio, crafting hit games in collaboration with Kwalee, highlighting the strategies that led to their widespread success.
Allison Bilas, COO at GameAnalytics, will contribute her profound analytics and big data knowledge to the “Play By Numbers: Navigating Data Science and AI in Mobile Gaming” panel. Her experience with major game studios and tech providers underscores the critical role of data in the success of mobile games.
Vera Karpova, Product Manager at dev-to-dev, Chris Lefebvre, Chief Strategy Officer at ByteBrew and Eberhard Dürrschmid, CEO of Golden Whale Productions GmbH will also join the “Play By Numbers” panel, adding their insights on product analytics and the integration of enterprise-level analytics to support mobile game development.
Nikita Lord, Graduate Partnership Manager at Grads in Games – Aardvark Swift, will speak in the “Forging Your Career in Gaming” session. Nikita’s experience in bridging gaps between industry and academia is crucial for aspiring industry professionals and game developers looking to enter the games industry successfully.
Ben Hopkins, Creative Director at VCCP, and Justin Nield, Creative Solutions Lead at Kayzen, will explore the “Crafting Impact: Mastering the Ad Creative Lifecycle” session. Their combined expertise provides a comprehensive view of developing and optimising creative strategies for impactful advertising in the games industry and this panel will be chaired by Gavin McNicholl, Creative Director at Kwalee.
Harry Lang, VP of Marketing at Kwalee, brings over two decades of expertise to the Gamemasters Summit. Harry will kick off the event with an introduction to The Summit and its agenda, setting the stage for a day of insightful discussion and networking. Furthermore, his session “Beyond the Code: The A to Z of Marketing a Hit Mobile Game” promises to unravel the complexities of marketing in the mobile games industry.
William Cox, Head of Mobile Publishing at Kwalee, will moderate “Game Publishing Unveiled: Strategies for Emerging Developers.” This panel aims to shed light on the intricacies of game publishing, offering emerging developers insights into how they can make their games stand out. Will’s extensive experience in game publishing at Kwalee, Sega and Ubisoft will guide the conversation, providing actionable advice for attendees.
Simon Platt, VP of Kwalee’s Leamington Studio, has been at the forefront of designing and producing hit mobile games, leading Kwalee’s in-house mobile games to over 1 billion downloads. Simon will chair the “Crafting Hits: The Blueprint Unveiled” session, designed for emerging game developers. This discussion will dive into the creative and strategic processes behind successful game development, from ideation to execution.
Eric Futoran, CEO of Embrace and previously a co-founder of Scopely, will discuss how an obsession with delivering flawless player experiences is crucial to any game’s success, and why he is dedicated to helping teams resolve complex app issues quickly.
These speakers, among many others, will provide a comprehensive exploration of the tools, tactics, and innovations shaping the future of mobile game development and publishing. The Gamemasters Summit is an unparalleled opportunity to gain insights from the leading minds in the industry, offering strategic learning, career development, and exclusive networking opportunities.
Engaging Sessions Designed for Every Level of Expertise
The Gamemasters Summit features two distinct tracks catering to both seasoned professionals and newcomers to the industry so there’s something for everyone:
The Expert Track offers advanced insights into topics such as data science, AI in mobile gaming, and monetisation strategies. Sessions include “Play By Numbers: Navigating Data Science and AI in Mobile Gaming,” where panellists like Allison Bilas, COO of GameAnalytics, and Chris Lefebvre, Chief Strategy Officer at ByteBrew, will discuss the integration of data analytics and artificial intelligence in game development and marketing.
The Emerging Track focuses on foundational knowledge and career development, with sessions such as “Crafting Hits: The Blueprint Unveiled” by Simon Platt, Head of Studio (Hybrid) at Kwalee. Attendees will gain insights into the creative process behind developing successful mobile games, from concept ideation to execution.
Join the Leading Innovators In Mobile Gaming
The Gamemasters Summit is not only an event for learning and inspiration but also a prime networking opportunity for professionals looking to connect with peers and industry leaders. With discussions on the latest trends, innovations, and strategies, attendees will be better equipped to navigate the future of mobile gaming.
Join the Gamemasters Summit to connect with these and other industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and explore the latest trends and strategies in the mobile games industry – all this and more at zero cost!
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