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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends. en Wed, 24 May 2017 03:26:20 +0100 Wed, 24 May 2017 03:26:20 +0100 ops@eurogamer.net 60 Supercell acquires 62% of Space Ape: “A match made in heaven” http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-supercell-acquires-62-percent-of-space-ape-a-match-made-in-heaven Space Ape co-founder John Earner says long-term partnership will “turbocharge” UK studio's plans to build a billion-dollar game Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 +0100 Mobile Development Financial http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902277 YoYo Games release education edition of GameMaker 2 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-yoyo-games-release-education-edition-of-gamemaker-2 Free trial available to universities and schools, discounts for bulk-bought licences Tue, 23 May 2017 14:48:00 +0100 Education Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902266 Jobs lost at IO Interactive as Square Enix searches for buyer http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-jobs-lost-at-io-interactive-as-square-enix-searches-for-buyer An unspecified number of the Hitman studio's workforce has left the company in the wake of surprise news from publisher Tue, 23 May 2017 14:21:00 +0100 Development Jobs http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902256 Get your game funded at the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-get-your-game-funded-at-the-gamesindustry-biz-investment-summit-2017 Seven publishers and investors already signed-up to September showcase Tue, 23 May 2017 12:49:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902211 Humble Bundle has raised over $95 million for charity http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-humble-bundle-has-raised-over-usd95-million-for-charity Humble Freedom Bundle provided a boost, says co-founder John Graham, but Humble will be careful "not to overstep our bounds" on politics Tue, 23 May 2017 12:33:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902217 Red Dead delay does little to temper Take-Two expectations http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-red-dead-delay-does-little-to-temper-take-two-expectations Despite an "unusually light release slate" thanks to tardy Rockstar game, publisher still projects revenue and income growth this year Tue, 23 May 2017 12:15:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902203 “This is as important as AI or space travel” - Why Improbable is worth over $1bn http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-this-is-as-important-as-ai-or-space-travel-why-improbable-is-worth-over-usd1bn We speak to the CEO of Britain's most talked about start-up Tue, 23 May 2017 11:55:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902189 Jury to decide whether Valve owns DOTA http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-jury-to-decide-whether-valve-owns-dota Two games studios challenge the company's ownership to DOTA Tue, 23 May 2017 10:28:00 +0100 Legal http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902171 Kerbal Space Program developers hired by Valve http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-kerbal-space-program-dev-team-now-works-for-valve Timeframe for the new hires coincides with departure of eight of Squad's core staff last year Tue, 23 May 2017 09:27:00 +0100 Jobs http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902146 Game companies are agreeing to strike terms, say screen actors guild http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-23-game-companies-are-agreeing-to-strike-terms-say-screen-actors-guild But they don't reveal who Tue, 23 May 2017 09:02:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902138 Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-red-dead-redemption-2-delayed Rockstar's latest won't launch until spring 2018, Rockstar needs more time for first current-gen title [UPDATE: TTWO stock taking a hit] Mon, 22 May 2017 21:11:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902095 Bioware: Humility and compromise are key to good game design http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-bioware-humility-and-compromise-are-key-to-good-game-design At Digital Dragons, Bioware design director James Ohlen tackled the differences between the "dream" of game development, and the practical reality Mon, 22 May 2017 16:20:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902047 Atari extends RollerCoaster Tycoon license through 2022 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-atari-extends-rollercoaster-tycoon-license-through-2022 Publisher reaches agreement with series creator Chris Sawyer that will see it continue support for mobile installments, invest in further development Mon, 22 May 2017 15:42:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902029 Making a Graceful Explosion Machine http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-making-a-graceful-explosion-machine Vertex Pop's Mobeen Fikree talks about the fate of arcade-style games and the GEM of the Switch launch lineup Mon, 22 May 2017 15:02:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1901709 Nintendo Switch dock will cost 80 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-nintendo-switch-dock-will-cost-80 Extra shell to connect system to a TV to be priced slightly higher in UK than in the US, launches June 23 Mon, 22 May 2017 14:35:00 +0100 Hardware http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1902004 Zynga and NetEase bringing Dawn of Titans to China http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-zynga-and-netease-bringing-dawn-of-titans-to-china High-end free-to-play mobile game due for Eastern release by the end of the year Mon, 22 May 2017 11:42:00 +0100 Mobile Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1901944 Platinum Games now working on first fully-owned IP http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-platinum-games-now-working-on-first-fully-owned-ip Studio drops ambition to release one title per year after Scalebound cancellation Mon, 22 May 2017 11:09:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1901920 Injustice 2 and Farpoint lead UK weekly boxed charts http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-injustice-2-and-farpoint-lead-uk-weekly-boxed-charts First beat 'em up to reach No.1 in two years Mon, 22 May 2017 09:37:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1901883 Keywords picks up Asia-based games art firm Red Hot http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-keywords-picks-up-asia-based-arts-firm-red-hot New firm will increase the company's art capacity by 25% Mon, 22 May 2017 08:53:00 +0100 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1901864 Nintendo trials packaged version of Splatoon 2 featuring no game card http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-22-nintendo-trials-packaged-version-of-splatoon-2-featuring-no-game-card There will be three versions of Splatoon 2 in Japan Mon, 22 May 2017 08:26:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1901854