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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Halo vets team with Jeff Hilbert to form First Strike Games

A month ago Seattle startup will have a multiplayer focus due to team's experience on Halo, SOCOM and Age of Empires

Epic awards another $500,000 in Unreal Dev Grants

A month ago More than $1.2 million paid out since the initiative started a year ago

2 "Success should always surprise you. Failure should never surprise you"

A month ago Spiderweb Software's Jeff Vogel doesn't believe in an Indiepocalypse - "the games business has always been hard"

Forge Inc. raises $4.5 million seed round

A month ago Video capture and sharing platform at the heart of WeGame founder Jared Kim's new business


2 InnoGames adds Funatics to its Dusseldorf studio

A month ago Mass hire follows closure of Funatics, boosts mobile focused Dusseldorf team to 40 people

8 VR devs call for restraint on horror games and jump scares

A month ago "To throw someone into the most intense experience? We're very against that"

App Annie buys AppScotch

A month ago This is the third acquisition deal in two years for the leading mobile data firm

Tom Clancy's The Division claims #1 in the UK

A month ago Ubisoft's new IP tops the chart following a record breaking first day


1 MaxPlay's engine tech is a modern solution to modern problems

A month ago "Unity is a ten, fifteen-year-old legacy architecture, and the same thing is true with the Unreal Engine"


Next Games: Right license, right partner, right result

A month ago CEO Teemu Huuhtanen on the unexpected benefits of working with licenses, and why The Walking Dead is a smarter bet than Star Wars

CD Projekt made a $90 million profit in 2015

A month ago The Witcher 3's success pushed revenue past $200 million, series has now sold 20 million units in total

Cities: Skylines has sold 2 million units

A month ago Colossal Order's city-builder reaches a new milestone, buoyed by its vibrant modding community

1 Nexon to acquire Big Huge Games

A month ago Korean publisher to buy all remaining shares after backing the company at its foundation

Legend of Mir is making $100 million a month in China - report

A month ago At its peak, Shanda and Tencent's mobile hit made $7 million in a single day

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture picks up ten BAFTA nominations

A month ago The Chinese Room's game is out in front, with Her Story and The Witcher 3 picking up seven noms each

1 Sumo Digital takes the reigns on Dead Island 2

A month ago British studio signs on to Deep Silver's troubled zombie franchise

SuperData and Gfk to unify physical and digital console data

A month ago Monthly report will give most complete overview to date of key European console markets

Ukie and TIGA call for more investment ahead of UK Budget

A month ago Ukie is asking for 8 million in Lottery money to help British talent, TIGA wants a new fund to help connect devs to finance

3 Kim Kardashian banks $80 million from Glu Mobile's game

A month ago Payment exceeds Kim Kardashian: Hollywood's total revenue from calendar 2015

Dontnod, Ubisoft Montreal and EA Ghost among Quo Vadis speakers

A month ago Berlin dev conference will also feature talks from Unity's David Helgason, Coldwood's Martin Sahlin and the IGDA's Kate Edwards


“Are you just looking to make a living? Then China has plenty of opportunity”

A month ago Tom van Dam on NetEase's westward journey, and the problems facing companies with designs on China

Is Amazon building a VR content platform?

A month ago Job listing reveals plans to, "explore and create the platform and interface for immersive storytelling"

2 MAME completes open source transition

A month ago Popular arcade emulator is now officially open source after 19 years of existence

Tranzfuser initiative offers funding to graduate devs in the UK

A month ago “The way in which Tranzfuser will become a fresh talent pipeline for the UK Games Fund is a real first"

Far Cry Primal beats Zelda to stay UK #1

A month ago Nintendo's Twilight Princess HD remake fails to unseat Ubisoft's prehistoric riff on Far Cry