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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DDM founder and co-CEO Jeff Hilbert steps down

16 hours ago Talent agency will now be run by co-founder Joe Minton, with Hilbert staying on as a board member

Supercell dominates all-time iOS earners

20 hours ago And nine of the ten most lucrative App Store games were launched before September 2013


1 Colossal Order: Selling Cities: Skylines

2 days ago CEO Mariina Hallikainen on building "overwhelming" success with limited resources

1 Half of Steam's million-sellers in 2015 are on Early Access

2 days ago H1Z1, Besiege and Ark: Survival Evolved are shifting big numbers despite being works-in-progress

Bleszinski: "People get jaded in this business"

2 days ago Boss Key founder nearly quit the industry for good amidst "jaded" atmosphere at Epic Games

1 Chinese mobile market will rise 66 per cent in 2015

2 days ago $5.5 billion domestic revenue will eclipse the US, with $11.1 billion expected by 2019

1 AbleGamers launches $10,000 scholarship programme

3 days ago Students with disabilities will also receive mentoring and paid internships

5 Unearthed E.T. cartridges fetch more than $100,000

3 days ago Atari's secret stash has made a killing on eBay with almost 900 cartridges sold

Three more investors added to GI Summit

7 days ago Nyman Libson Paul, Pollen VC and UK Games Talent and Finance CIC bolster September event's line-up

Valve's Vive will receive only a "limited" launch in 2015

7 days ago "Larger quantities" will start shipping in Q1 2016, the same quarter as Morpheus and Oculus

Starbreeze growth strategy drags on full-year results

8 days ago "Starbreeze now represents a full vertical in the digital space," says CEO Bo Andersson Klint

Larian raises $500k in 12 hours for Divinity: Original Sin 2

8 days ago "Nobody at Larian could imagine that we would meet our goal so fast,"


1 Rovio to cut another 260 jobs

9 days ago "It is certain that a leaner and more agile Rovio is absolutely necessary to move forward" - Pekka Rantala, CEO


1 Risk, reward and the road ahead for mobile games

9 days ago Agent Alice marks a new level of ambition in production and marketing for Wooga, but did that extra investment lead to a larger return?

2 Konami to close 31 premium mobile games in Japan

9 days ago English versions not affected as publisher pivots towards free-to-play

2 Another day, another trade secrets leak for Machine Zone

9 days ago Disgruntled employee Jing Zeng stole data to negotiate a severance package

1 Creative Europe hands €3.4 million to 31 developers

10 days ago CD Projekt and The Chinese Room among the studios to receive help with early stage games

1 Machine Zone sues Kabam over trade secrets

10 days ago UPDATE: Statement from Machine Zone on slanging match that turned legal

Monster Strike passes $4 million in daily revenue

16 days ago Q1 results show progress for Mixi's hit, with a "large scale" marketing plan for North America due to start in Q2

19 "It's just people selling picks and shovels, not the people finding gold"

16 days ago FlowPlay's Derrick Morton on his "mobile last" strategy, and how specialist app stores could save the mobile market


12 Microsoft: "We're doing things that can't be done on any other console"

17 days ago Kudo Tsunoda on besting Sony at software, uniting PC and console, and the many facets of Microsoft's vision of the future


Rovio appoints new country director for India

18 days ago Angry Birds company seeks to "raise its game" in high-growth market


Hi-Rez Studios: "Console is a blue ocean for MOBAs"

24 days ago Smite's eSports presence and Xbox One launch can help close the gap on the market leaders, says COO Todd Harris


MENA: “People think Arabic games mean deserts and camels"

A month ago The region's developers are combining history, politics and creativity to establish a distinctive new voice

HTC invests $10 million in VR dev community

A month ago WEVR operates a $1 million grant scheme for VR content creators