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Developing Starpoint Gemini 3 (and navigating a year of hell) 2
by Gamasutra Community [11.04.20]
How a happy development cycle turned into a den of evil in the never-ending and "spectacular" 2020.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Tencent leads $25 million investment in Avakin Life dev Lockwood Publishing  
by Chris Kerr [11.04.20]
Tencent has led a $25 million investment into Avakin Life developer Lockwood Publishing.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Reports of Watch Dogs Legion source code leak prompts Ubisoft investigation  
by Chris Kerr [11.04.20]
Ubisoft has launched an investigation into a potential Watch Dogs Legion source code leak. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Blog: What is the Unity Asset Store and how to make money on it?  
by Gamasutra Community [11.04.20]
I have been a publisher of the Asset Store for four years and would like to share my experience. I’ll tell you all you need to know to create an asset from the point of view of a programmer.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Viveport forgoes its share of developer revenue until 2021  
by Alissa McAloon [11.03.20]
Developers with games on HTC's Viveport storefront will receive 100 percent of their net revenue earned through the end of the year.
VR, Business/Marketing

Xbox Party Chat security is being improved to protect IP addresses  
by Chris Kerr [11.03.20]
Xbox has been quietly working to improve the security of Xbox Party Chat after and eliminate the risk of denial-of-service attacks. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The Lego Group helps Builder's Journey dev Light Brick go independent  
by Chris Kerr [11.03.20]
The Lego Group has spun off Builder's Journey developer Light Brick Studios into an independent studio.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Acclaim Entertainment co-founder forms new publisher Accelerate Games  
by Chris Kerr [11.02.20]
Acclaim Entertainment co-founder and former CEO, Greg Fischbach, has established Accelerate Games, a new publisher with a focus on cultivating brands and building lasting franchises. 
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Curve Digital acquires For the King developer IronOak Games  
by Chris Kerr [11.02.20]
UK publisher Curve Digital has purchased For the King developer IronOak Games for an undisclosed fee. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Old School Runescape breaks concurrent player record during Leagues II event  
by Chris Kerr [11.02.20]
Old School Runescape has set a new record for concurrent players after over 157,000 people logged on simultaneously during the ongoing Leagues II: TrailBlazer event. 
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Tencent-owned Honor of Kings is recording 100 million average daily active users  
by Chris Kerr [11.02.20]
Tencent's flagship mobile game Honor of Kings has recorded 100 million average daily active users over the past year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Everwild creative director steps down and departs developer Rare  
by Chris Kerr [10.30.20]
Everwild creative director Simon Woodroffe has departed the project and left developer Rare.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Lab Zero founder Mike Zaimont suspended from work on Guilty Gear update  
by Bryant Francis [10.30.20]
Arc System Works has suspended Lab Zero Games founder Mike Zaimont from work on a fan-driven GGPO rollback netcode update for Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

PlayStation boss suggests the 'meaningful' future of VR is still years away  
by Chris Kerr [10.30.20]
PlayStation chief Jim Ryan is bullish about the mainstream potential of VR technology, including the company's own PlayStation VR headset.
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Gears Pop! to shut down as long-term support becomes unfeasible  
by Chris Kerr [10.30.20]
Gears Pop!, a mobile RTS developed by Mediatonic that leverages the Gears of War and Funko Pop! brands, is being shut down. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Tencent shutting down PUBG Mobile in India following government ban  
by Chris Kerr [10.30.20]
Tencent is shutting down PUBG Mobile in India after it was banned in the country due to its links with the Chinese company.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: The six year journey to Donut County  
by Staff [10.29.20]
Ben Esposito spent six years of his life making a wonderful game about a hole that eats up a California county -- and he learned a lot along the way.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Business/Marketing

The big boost - PlayStation Plus & Fall Guys' success?  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.29.20]
Was launching Fall Guys on PlayStation Plus a smart discoverability insurance policy, or a big waste of money? This and a whole bunch of other game discovery thoughts within...
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

PlayStation boss prefers organic studio growth over 'frenzied' spending  
by Chris Kerr [10.29.20]
"Very quietly, in a very PlayStation way, we've been building something quite special with these studios. You can do it with frenzied acquisition, or measured acquisition, or you can do it organically."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Digital and catalog sales continue to drive growth at Capcom  
by Chris Kerr [10.29.20]
Digital game sales are driving net sales and profits at Capcom, which just released its fiscal report for the six months ended September 30, 2020.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing