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Marie Dealessandri, Features Editor

Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz as its first Academy writer in October 2019. After living and working as a journalist in France and Canada, she entrenched herself in the UK games industry in 2015, working for B2B magazine MCV. She can be found occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

Recent articles by Marie Dealessandri

Africa Games Week pushed back to 2022

The fourth edition of the event is being postponed due to the rise of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant

By Marie Dealessandri

Steam reaches record-breaking 27 million concurrent users

Out of these 27 million people, 7.8 million were in-game, SteamDB's data showed

By Marie Dealessandri

Nordisk acquires Flashbulb Games

The Danish studio is known for sandbox title Trailmakers

By Marie Dealessandri

Tencent expands global publishing team with new marketing director

Zoran Roso previously held leadership positions at Activision Blizzard, Take-Two and Sony

By Marie Dealessandri

Dragon Age senior creative director leaves BioWare

Matthew Goldman departs after 19 years at the studio

By Marie Dealessandri

Roblox 101: Adopt Me developer's tips on finding success

The GamesIndustry.biz Academy talks to Uplift Games' head of marketing David Statter about Roblox's best practices and how to make it on the platform

By Marie Dealessandri

Waysun takes majority share of Boss Bunny

Mobile games company to become Waysun's publishing arm for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey

By Marie Dealessandri

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes become second biggest Switch launch in Japan

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl sold just shy of 1.4 million units in three days

By Marie Dealessandri

Atari invests in Anstream, may buy MobyGames

MobyGames deal could see Atari purchase the site and corresponding database for $1.5 million by March 2022

By Marie Dealessandri

Netflix hires VP of game studios

Amir Rahimi joins from Scopely, where he was president of games

By Marie Dealessandri

Activision Blizzard creates Workplace Responsibility Committee

Committee to oversee progress to "improve workplace culture and eliminate all forms of harassment and discrimination"

By Marie Dealessandri

Niantic raises $300m at a $9bn valuation for "real-world metaverse"

Pokémon Go developer aims at creating "ever-evolving AR map of the world"

By Marie Dealessandri

Star Citizen crowdfunding passes $400m milestone

Cloud Imperium Games' title, which has been in alpha for nine years, now has over 3,3 million backers

Judge dismisses Wolfire's antitrust lawsuit against Valve

Complaint did "not articulate sufficient facts to plausibly allege an antitrust injury based on that market"

By Marie Dealessandri

Nordisk Games takes majority stake in Star Stable

Copenhagen-based company now owns 57% of the Star Stable Online developer

By Marie Dealessandri

Embracer games sales up 89%, group expecting 37 M&A within 12 months

The number of game development projects at the company increased 46% year-on-year to 197

By Marie Dealessandri

One Special Day 2021 raises record-breaking $800,000

Special Effect's fundraising campaign will come back on October 7, 2022

Phil Spencer says some NFT games feel "more exploitive than about entertainment"

Xbox chief thinks market is still in an experimentation phase, but doesn't want "that kind of content"

By Marie Dealessandri

UK competition watchdog starts in-depth investigation of Nvidia's Arm acquisition

Investigation launched "on the grounds of competition and national security concerns"

By Marie Dealessandri

Deathloop and Ratchet & Clank dominate Game Awards 2021 nominations

Both are nominated for Game of the Year, alongside It Takes Two, Psychonauts 2, Metroid Dread and Resident Evil Village

By Marie Dealessandri

What to consider when making the leap from AAA to indie

The Monster Closet team shares advice about the realities of creating your company, even when coming from an experienced AAA background

By Marie Dealessandri

Sumo Group pledges to become carbon neutral by 2025

Company to switch to renewable energy and support ecosystem restoration projects, among others

By Marie Dealessandri

Remedy profit plummets as Control royalties decline

Operating profit at the studio went from €3.4 million in Q3 2020 to €290,000 for the same period this year

By Marie Dealessandri

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