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Case Study: A 'peek' at Golf Peaks' multiplatform sales 1
by Gamasutra Community [12.12.19]
Luke Spierewka of Polish indie studio Afterburn shares insights into the sales of the multiplatform golf-puzzle game Golf Peaks, shedding light on what other devs might expect from similar mobile-first games.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Voodoo acquires mobile dev Gumbug  
by Alissa McAloon [12.11.19]
Mobile game dev Voodoo has acquired the similarly focused studio Gumbug for an undisclosed sum to support the rapid development of Voodoo’s hypercasual mobile games.
Smartphone/Tablet

Pokemon Go developer Niantic raised $100,000 for STEM programs in 2019  
by Chris Kerr [12.11.19]
Pokemon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite developer Niantic raised $100,000 for STEM programs in communities around the world during 2019. 
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Google refuses to budge on Play Store fees after Epic asks for Fortnite exemption  
by Chris Kerr [12.10.19]
Google has dismissed the notion it would allow Epic Games to launch Fortnite on the Play Store without paying the standard fees
Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet

Report: iDreamSky in talks to acquire Leyou Technologies for $1.4 billion  
by Chris Kerr [12.09.19]
Chinese publisher iDreamSky could be about to purchase Hong Kong-based games company Leyou Technologies for $1.4 billion.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: PlayStation's 25th, Top Games Of 2019 1
by Gamasutra Staff [12.08.19]
This week's roundup includes the PlayStation's 25th anniversary, multiple new 2019 'best of' game lists, and great articles on Katana Zero, Shovel Knight, Knights Of The Old Republic modders & more.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing

Mobile developer Wildlife Studios nets $60 million in funding  
by Chris Kerr [12.06.19]
Mobile game company Wildlife Studios has secured $60 million in Series A funding to bolster its dev team, continue supporting existing titles, and kickstart new projects.
Business/Marketing, Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Google Play names Call of Duty: Mobile as best Android game of 2019 1
by Alissa McAloon [12.03.19]
Google Play has ranked the best games to hit its storefront in the last year, breaking those selections down to highlight competitive, indie, casual, and innovative games launched on Android.
Smartphone/Tablet



iOS/Android/Steam sales case study: Golf Peaks 1
by Simon Carless [12.11.19]
In this particular piece, Luke Spierewka of Afterburn was kind enough to provide full stats for iOS, Android and Steam for his team’s title Golf Peaks.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Indie Smartphone/Tablet

Unleash Your Content Distribution with Unity Addressables  
by Ruben Torres Bonet [12.11.19]
It's Christmas time. More than ever, I feel like cutting my content update iteration times by 90%. Do this by allowing your players to download your content on-demand. Here's how you do this with Unity Addressables CDN.
Programming Console/PC Serious Indie Smartphone/Tablet VR

Video game music composer: Getting your big break (2020 edition)  
by Winifred Phillips [12.10.19]
Game composer Winifred Phillips discusses ways for new composers to get their first game gig. Includes advice on the effectiveness of demo reels and networking, a discussion of middleware, music genre specialization, and a list of online resources.
Audio Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Indie Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR

Magic of Addressable Assets and Why You Should be Using Them! [Unity3d]  
by Badger Dox [12.10.19]
Have you been confused, lost, utterly hopeless in trying to understand how or why to use Addressable Assets? No need to worry any longer, I'm here to break down all the why's and how's for you!
Programming Console/PC Smartphone/Tablet

Kliuless #61: Sony's First 25 Years  
by Kenneth Liu [12.09.19]
Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.
Business/Marketing Design Production Console/PC Serious Social/Online Smartphone/Tablet VR


Futureplay — Helsinki, Finland
[12.12.19]
Senior Game Designer


Futureplay — Helsinki, Finland
[12.12.19]
Senior Game Programmer


GreenPark Sports — Los Angeles , California, United States
[12.11.19]
Senior Game Designer


innogames — Hamburg, Germany
[11.26.19]
Community Management Specialist