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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Unity, Strike Gamelabs vets form Rocket Lolly Games

A month ago Oscar Clark and Ella Romanos are working with a remote-working team of ten on an "iconic IP"

Colopl launches $50 million VR fund

A month ago Japanese developer's fund is the largest ever to focus on VR development

1 Kojima Productions considering film and TV production

A month ago "We'll have more agility... We'll be able to do things that are more edgy"

6 Hideo Kojima's first post-Konami game will be PS4 exclusive

A month ago Kojima Productions is back in business, and Sony is bankrolling its first game. Update: Sony pulls Q&A saying new game will also be released on PC


“We're not taking a bet on six months. We're taking a bet on five years"

A month ago Nazara Technologies' Manish Agarwal on realising the potential of India's 1.2 billion population as a market for games


Japanese studio Agatsuma Entertainment closed after 18 years

A month ago Parent company shutters Code of Princess developer amidst declining revenues


Goodgame Studios denies allegations of unfair dismissal

A month ago German trade union claims 28 employees were fired to prevent election of a workers' council

Star Citizen reaches $100 million in funding

A month ago Cloud Imperium marks milestone by releasing the first "true slice" of Star Citizen - Alpha 2.0


nDreams tops up staff and funding ahead of VR's big year

A month ago Four new hires and 2 million investment will strengthen its position for the launch of The Assembly

5 Project Phoenix's backers are in for a long wait

A month ago CIA Inc's game now delayed until late 2018, five years after Kickstarter ended

2 Lara Croft GO is Apple's iOS game of the year

A month ago Bethesda's Fallout Shelter and 1Button's Mr Jump named as runners-up

PlayFab goes free, launches Services Marketplace

A month ago "This is the biggest productivity boost for game developers since Unity launched its asset store in 2010"

HTC and Valve's VR headset pushed back to April 2016

A month ago An additional 7,000 developer units will be released early next year


"Mobile gaming is becoming artisanal. That's a good thing"

A month ago GREE Intl's Andrew Sheppard on the problem with "irrational" spending among mobile companies, and the better future that lies beyond


Niantic Inc. opens Tokyo office

A month ago New studio will aid Pokemon mobile development, work on AR and mapping platform


Motiga lays off 16 people following Gigantic delay

A month ago PC and Xbox One game will now be released in 2016, "finite resources" meant necessary redundancies

Sega makes "multi-million dollar" investment in GoGame

2 months ago Singapore publishing startup is offering a flexible suite of services for mobile developers

1 Sega cuts full-year profit estimate by 90 per cent

2 months ago Weak sales and product delays blamed as Sega lowers its revenue and profit forecasts for the second time this fiscal year


Nazara Games hires new mobile publishing chief

2 months ago Anuj Tandon joins Indian publisher after co-founding Rolocule Games


DeNA cuts staff in Singapore

2 months ago Office will remain open, but majority of its employees have been laid off or relocated to Vietnam

Traplight closes €1.3 million funding round

2 months ago Lifetime investment for Finnish studio now at €2 million


Microsoft cuts 60 HoloLens jobs in Israel

2 months ago Shifting priorities results in loss of 30 full-time employees and 30 contractors

Animoca Brands raises $3.4 million from share placement

2 months ago New funding in 2015 now at $5.7 million, company looking to expansion through e-books

5 Jon Hare pulls Sociable Soccer Kickstarter

2 months ago 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

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