Archive - Matthew Handrahan

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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.

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Newly independent Sumo Digital appoints new chairman

4 hours ago Ken Beaty to lead the board at LittleBigPlanet 3 developer

6 Oculus VR is now making films in-house

Yesterday Story Studio, led by Pixar veterans, just debuted its first animated short at the Sundance Film Festival

14 Feminist Frequency planning two new video series in 2015

Yesterday Nonprofit organisation outlines plans after a bumper year for donations and social media growth

Mobcast acquires Lumines and Meteos IP

Yesterday Smartphone version of Lumines in development with Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Enhanced Games

Fiksu: App Store downloads for December up 44 per cent

2 days ago And Cost Per Install for free iOS and Android games declined


7 Seriously: Taking on the "big guys" of mobile, one step at a time

2 days ago "I think it's now impossible for anybody, anywhere to have an overnight success" - Andrew Stalbow, CEO

Sony Corp. to delay Q1 report over The Interview hack

2 days ago Sony Pictures Entertainment's financial applications will be offline until February

No One Left Behind unites game development and education

6 days ago New initiative will let students create and programme games exploring curriculum subjects

Rovio to launch Young Adult novel series

6 days ago Mintie Das' Storm Sisters is already being targeted for a film adaptation

5 Xbox One sank to 300 sales in Japan last week

6 days ago Microsoft's console was at the bottom of the hardware chart for the second week

Chris Roberts expects $100m funding before Star Citizen's launch

6 days ago Full version will be released next year, funding total now at $70 million

Digi-Capital: For the mid-tier "just being good is no longer good enough"

7 days ago Tim Merel sees a tighter squeeze on the mid-tier as the industry pushes towards $100b revenue in 2018

GigaMedia faces NASDAQ delisting

7 days ago Taiwanese firm has 180 days to raise its share price above $1 for a sustained period


1 Game Oven to close in April

8 days ago Dutch developers shuts its doors despite recognition from both the IGF and GDC


King's Tommy Palm leaves for new venture

8 days ago VR studio Resolution Games will be Palm's fifth startup

Club Nintendo will close in September

8 days ago But Nintendo has a replacement loyalty programme in the works

2 nDreams gets $2.75 million investment

8 days ago Acquisition and publishing deals now an option for British VR developer

Ruzzle developer makes strategic investment in Delinquent

8 days ago MAG Interactive targets Brighton startup as it seeks to build on early success

Xiaomi buys $68 million in Kingsoft stock

9 days ago Tencent sells 3 per cent of its stake in Chinese software and game development company

10 Sony's H1Z1 plagued by technical issues at launch

9 days ago Zombie survival shooter is the latest big game to stumble badly at launch


PerBlue hires former Kabam and Glu Mobile exec

9 days ago Matt Ricchetti has moved out to Wisconsin to become PerBlue's chief product officer

1 Playhubs: "You'll be able to walk in here and see the future"

12 days ago A non-profit accelerator backed by the UK industry's biggest names is aiming to become the focal point for entrepreneurial talent

7 Devolver claims Hotline Miami 2 verdict "stretched the facts"

12 days ago And the game's developer has advised an angry fan to pirate the game if it's never released in Australia


Kalypso opens mobile office in Hamburg

13 days ago Former Bigpoint and Eidos exec Marcus Behrens joins as its publishing director

Dailymotion launches game streaming service

13 days ago French video platform is ready to take on Twitch