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Typhoon devs launch new studio, secure Savage Planet rights from Google 1
by Chris Kerr [08.11.21]
"We think player stories are much more interesting than authorial narratives, and we think there’s a lot left to discover in player driven humor, so whatever we do will include these pillars."
Production, Business/Marketing

Activision Blizzard shareholder calls cultural reform plans 'deficient' and 'inadequate' 4
by Chris Kerr [08.11.21]
Activision Blizzard shareholder SOC Investment claims the company's plan to reform its culture in the wake of widespread misconduct allegations is "deficient" and "inadequate."
Business/Marketing

Azerion has taken charge of Softgames' web browser game business  
by Chris Kerr [08.11.21]
Digital game company Azerion, best known as the owner of Habbo developer Sulake, has taken over the web games business of German casual developer Softgames.
Business/Marketing

Chinese state media's comments tank PUBG maker's stock market debut  
by Bryant Francis [08.10.21]
Krafton, the developer behind PUBG: Battlegrounds, faced a dismal stock market launch after Chinese authorities pushed more online gaming restrictions on its major partner Tencent.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Congress turns its eye toward loot box regulation in letter to developers 1
by Bryant Francis [08.10.21]
Several Congresspersons led by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) are urging large game companies to adopt improved standards for loot box design.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Xsolla lays off 150 after an algorithm ruled staff 'unengaged and unproductive' 2
by Alissa McAloon [08.10.21]
Xsolla laid off roughly one-third of its workforce after an algorithm employed by the company decided those 150 individuals were "unengaged and unproductive employees".
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Niantic acquires 3D scanning app Scaniverse to expand 'real-world gameboard'  
by Chris Kerr [08.10.21]
Pokemon Go developer Niantic has acquired 3D scanning mobile app Scaniverse for an undisclosed fee.
VR, Business/Marketing

GameMaker Studio 2 pivots to subscription model and expands free version  
by Chris Kerr [08.10.21]
YoYo Games is making GameMaker Studio 2 free to all developers looking to learn the ropes, meaning creators will only need to pay when they want to share and publish their project.
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Mayhem Brawler dev Hero Concept nets $3 million to expand team  
by Chris Kerr [08.10.21]
Turkish game studio Hero Concept has secured $3 million in funding from WePlay Ventures to continue expanding its team.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Oculus is doubling the storage of its base Quest 2 headset  
by Chris Kerr [08.10.21]
Oculus is doubling the base storage of its standalone Quest 2 headset to 128GB from 64GB.
VR, Business/Marketing

Thunderful acquires game studio To The Sky and movie production company Tussilago  
by Chris Kerr [08.10.21]
Swedish publisher Thunderful has completed a double swoop for nascent game studio To The Sky and film production company Tussilago.
Production, Business/Marketing

Blizzard employees weigh costs and benefits of advocating boycott  
by Bryant Francis [08.09.21]
A number of Activision Blizzard employees have explained to Axios why they're reluctant to advocate for a player boycott of the company’s games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Steam demo showcases: officially good for sales!  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.09.21]
We can now see official Valve data that shows that Steam Next Fest is 'good for you'. So what does that mean? And how about all those antitrust suits? This, and much, much more...
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

IGDA Foundation executive director Nika Nour is departing after two years  
by Chris Kerr [08.09.21]
The International Game Developers Association Foundation (IGDA Foundation) executive director Nika Nour is departing after two years.
Production, Business/Marketing

Epic suggests Google once considered buying Epic Games to end Fortnite platform dispute 2
by Chris Kerr [08.09.21]
Google toyed with the idea of buying Fortnite developer Epic Games as the two companies butted heads over platform fees and payment methods.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Sustained development on Kerbal Space Program has ended after over a decade 1
by Chris Kerr [08.09.21]
Kerbal Space Program developer Squad is ending sustained development on the space exploration sim after over a decade.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

PopCap alumni launch new F2P studio Electric Manta in London  
by Bryant Francis [08.06.21]
A number of PopCap alumni have banded together to launch a new free-to-play game studio in London.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Valve says Steam Next Fest games saw more wishlists and sales during 2020  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.21]
Developers participating in Steam Next Fest received a substantial bump in daily wishlists and sales, according to Valve.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Niantic forms internal task force to address concerns of Pokemon Go fans  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.21]
"We are assembling an internal cross-functional team to develop proposals designed to preserve our mission of inspiring people to explore the world together."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Game sales down at Sega but freemium titles and new releases performing 'strongly'  
by Chris Kerr [08.06.21]
Free-to-play titles and new releases are driving sales revenue within Sega's entertainment contents division, despite an overall decline in full-game sales.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing