Archive - Matthew Handrahan

European Deputy Editor

Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.

Twitter: @MattHandrahan

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3 Jon Hare pulls Sociable Soccer Kickstarter

Yesterday Only 10 per cent of 300,000 raised at halfway point, Hare now intends to court publishers


2 Survival and success in India's budding games industry

Yesterday SuperSike, Dropout and 99Games on the challenges and opportunities facing indie developers in the world's second biggest country

Keywords seeks 10.45 million from share sale

2 days ago Tech services company will use money to pursue several new acquisition targets

Activision Blizzard raises Hearthstone eSports prize to $1 million

2 days ago World Championship prize pool will be 4x larger than 2015, with another $1 million for preliminary tournaments

1 Knight Squad racks up 1 million downloads

2 days ago Can Chainsawesome Games emulate Rocket League after building an audience through Xbox Live giveaway?

46 Backlash fears halt global Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3 launch

3 days ago Team Ninja has no EU and US launch plans due to concern over series' depictions of women

4 Riot to lock trolls out of new League of Legends systems

3 days ago "We've never done a thing before where negative players don't have access to an entire system"

PlayStation 4 has sold 30 million units in two years

3 days ago Sony maintains relentless pace with another 12 million consoles sold in 2015 so far

8 Nokia layoffs strike a blow against diversity at Microsoft

4 days ago Gender balance tips in favour of male employees after loss of "factory and production roles" where females were in the majority

GameStop: Halo, Star Wars and Assassin's Creed sold below expectations

4 days ago Retailer sheds light on the titles that contributed to its soft Q3 results

Desert Bus For Hope has raised $3.1 million for Child's Play

4 days ago Charity drive breaks record for ninth consecutive year with $676,000 haul

Jason Rohrer to be subject of a solo art exhibition

5 days ago Davis Museum's event will be the first examining an individual game designer anywhere in the world

Google Play poised for Chinese launch in 2016 - report

5 days ago Mobile app store will be Google's biggest move in vast market since its retreat in 2010

1 Star Wars trails Fallout in UK's biggest launches of 2015

5 days ago Battlefront is biggest ever UK launch for a Star Wars game, but only fourth biggest of the year overall

Overkill: "These past few weeks we screwed up"

5 days ago Starbreeze-owned studio finally apologises for Payday 2 mistakes, pledges to improve lines of communication

7 Google Play to introduce mandatory "ad funded" label - report

9 days ago App developers must register relevant content by January 2016 or risk suspension

1 India: "The last bastion for the games industry"

10 days ago At NASSCOM GDC, Dhruva Interactive's Rajesh Rao detailed the huge potential of India as a market for games


Warner Bros. hires former EA and Zynga exec Steven Chiang

10 days ago Chiang is now EVP of Worldwide Production and Studios after a strong 2015


11 Critical Consensus: Star Wars Battlefront is gorgeous but lightweight

11 days ago EA DICE excels in capturing the essence of Star Wars, but Battlefront is called out for a lack of substance


1 "With the right launch 30 per cent of your revenue should come from China"

11 days ago iDreamSky president Jeff Lyndon on rethinking 'global' success

The Secret Police closes funding from ex-Sega president

11 days ago Hayao Nakayama joins Ian Livingstone and Terraria co-creator as investor in London-based mobile startup

1 StarCraft II expansion has sold 1 million units

12 days ago Legacy Of The Void hit milestone within 24 hours

1 Fallout 4 is the third biggest UK launch of 2015

12 days ago Bethesda's latest outstrips New Vegas by more than 200 per cent, Rise Of The Tomb Raider charts in fourth place

Swery breaking from development due to health issues

22 days ago "I've decided that I need to take a rest here, so that I can hopefully continue to make games in the future"

1 Indian mobile market will hit $1.2 billion revenue in 2018

22 days ago Smartphone penetration and better payment infrastructure will triple annual value over three years