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April 2024 Archive

    1. Avalanche Studios to enter collective bargaining agreement with Swedish labor unions
    2. Epic Games calls for Google Play Store policy changes
    3. Jobs Roundup: April 2024 | Dinosaur Polo Club appoints Amie Wolken as CEO
    4. Possibility Space shuts down
    5. Taking layoffs too lightly | This Week in Business
    6. Could subscription services rescue the AA-tier game? | Opinion
    7. Blood Strike reaches 30m downloads | News-in-brief
    1. Baldur's Gate 3 sweeps BAFTA Games Awards 2024
    2. IGDA calls for action on layoffs
    3. During March Twitch viewership increased by 2%
    4. Koei Tecmo issues lawsuit against Youzu over copyright infringement
    5. Report: Immortals of Aveum maker furloughs majority of its studio
    6. 20 years of the BAFTA Games Awards
    7. Ubisoft: "If there is no value in gen AI for creatives, it is not going to be adopted"
    8. Command & Conquer invades European March charts as sales improve | European Monthly Charts
    1. PowerWash Simulator maker FuturLab joins Miniclip Group
    2. EA raising price of EA Play subscription
    3. Saber's Matthew Karch: "The AAA model is going to change"
    4. Making Tetra Tactics, the Final Fantasy mini-game inspired title that wasn't meant to exist
    5. Lo-Fi Games' Kenshi sells 2.3m units | News-in-brief
    6. EA adds Motive Studio to Battlefield development team
    7. Blizzard renews agreement with NetEase
    1. Black Salt Games' Dredge to be adapted for the silver screen
    2. Star Wars: Outlaws set for August 30 | News-in-brief
    3. ProbablyMonsters unveils Hidden Grove
    4. Konami to raise Japan staffer salaries in March 2025
    5. Gearbox Publishing San Francisco is now Arc Games
    6. GAME reportedly braced for redundancies
    7. A decade in Tamriel: Takeaways as Elder Scrolls Online turns ten
    8. Games London's Ensemble 2024 cohort announced
    9. Rafif Kalantan’s mission to champion MENA and SWANA devs
    10. Caroline Marchal announced as first keynote speaker for Develop:Brighton 2024
    1. Sean Shoptaw promoted to Disney Games EVP as leadership team expands
    2. Lisette Titre-Montgomery: "We will keep knocking on doors and pitching until we find the right person"
    3. Xbox forms new game preservation and platforms teams, moves AI division under hardware
    4. Helldivers 2 drives UK March game sales up 26% | UK Monthly Charts
    5. Singularity 6 reduces workforce by 35%
    6. The accidental, inimitable success of Monument Valley
    7. Apple allows retro game emulators on App Store
    1. Deck Nine devs describe toxicity at Life is Strange studio
    2. AI's biggest triumphs are not AI | This Week in Business
    3. Former Prytania CEO issues statement on Crop Circle closure, says project was "uninvestable"
    4. Games industry charity comedy night returns to London this month
    5. Report: Yu Miyake stepping down as producer on Dragon Quest
    6. We're in the era of the perennial game: plan accordingly | Opinion
    7. Relic hit with layoffs following sale from Sega
    1. Rami Ismail sells remaining shares of Vlambeer
    2. Does a stuttering console space offer an opportunity for others? | Opinion
    3. Ubisoft confirms Forward event during Summer Game Fest 2024 | News-in-brief
    4. A16Z Games to invest $75m for accelerator program
    1. Voldex snaps up Ultimate Football
    2. Bitkraft Ventures unveils new $275m fund
    3. Japan's Galapagos Syndrome shows signs of globalization
    4. Wargaming's Nick Katselapov launches investment firm Mika Games
    5. "Guess I'll just piss on the floor": Baldur's Gate 3's top TikTok tips
    6. Unity drops support for Ziva Dynamics, licenses tech to DNEG
    7. Lil Snack secures $3m in funding
    8. Saber's Matthew Karch: "Don't bet against Embracer"
    9. Gearbox Entertainment confirms layoffs following sale from Embracer
    10. Midas Games receives $1m in funding round
    1. FTC denies facial age estimation as verification tactic
    2. Atari acquires RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 publishing rights
    3. What next for Xbox, Gearbox and Relic? | GI Microcast
    4. Newzoo: PC and console gaming grew by 3% in 2023
    5. Riot Games and Moonton Games settle IP legal battle
    6. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons | Why I Love
    7. Unlocking Portugal's game development industry
    8. Ranch Simulator sells 1m units | News-in-brief
    9. Join our free webinar on mastering engagement & loyalty in the new mobile gaming era
    10. Embracer CEO says restructuring is over, no other studios for sale
    11. Certain Affinity cuts 10% of workforce
    12. Dragon's Dogma 2 sells 2.5m units | News-in-brief
    13. Ubisoft hit with another wave of layoffs