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Recent articles by Marie Dealessandri

How to get a job in the games industry

The GamesIndustry.biz Academy guides to finding games industry jobs in all sectors, from game design to journalism to games PR and more

By Marie Dealessandri

What is the best game engine for your game?

In-depth guides to finding the best game engine to develop your game, including Unreal, Unity, GameMaker, and more

By Marie Dealessandri

How to apply for Video Games Tax Relief and make a VGTR claim

Video Games Tax Relief is not easy to understand -- here's our in-depth guide to making a VGTR claim and passing the cultural test

By Marie Dealessandri

How to get a job in games PR

The GamesIndustry.biz Academy looks into how to get a job in games PR and how to become a publicist

By Marie Dealessandri

What you need to know about VGTR and the certification process

The first part of our Video Games Tax Relief guide is dedicated to the certification process and answering the most pressing questions

By Marie Dealessandri

What is the best game engine: is MonoGame right for you?

An in-depth guide to MonoGame, the spiritual successor to XNA and one of the best engines for experienced coders

By Marie Dealessandri

How to get a job in the games press

The GamesIndustry.biz Academy looks into how to get a job as a games journalist

By Marie Dealessandri

What is the best game engine: is Unity right for you?

An in-depth guide to Unity Technologies' widely used Unity engine, the leader for indie and mobile game development

By Marie Dealessandri

What is the best game engine: is Unreal Engine right for you?

An in-depth guide to Epic's Unreal Engine 4, which combines reach, technical sophistication and value for money

By Marie Dealessandri

How to apply for and pass the VGTR cultural test

The second part of our Video Games Tax Relief guide is dedicated to the cultural test, how it works and what you'll need to pass

By Marie Dealessandri

What is the best game engine: is GameMaker right for you?

An in-depth guide to YoYo Games' GameMaker, one of the best game engines for aspiring developers without technical skills

By Marie Dealessandri

How to make the VGTR claim

The last part of our Video Games Tax Relief guide is dedicated to making the VGTR claim itself

By Marie Dealessandri

How to get a job in game design

The GamesIndustry.biz Academy looks into how to get a job as a game designer

By Marie Dealessandri

What is the best game engine: is CryEngine right for you?

An in-depth guide to Crytek's CryEngine, which balances huge visual power against a smaller community

By Marie Dealessandri

Games of the Year 2019: Super Mario Maker 2

Nintendo delivered the sequel Super Mario Maker deserved this year and finally learnt to trust its community

By Marie Dealessandri

People of the Year 2019: Media Molecule

The full version of Dreams will launch on February 14 -- and Media Molecule spent 2019 paving the way for its success

By Marie Dealessandri

Quantic Dream to pay former employee €7,000 over offensive photoshopped image

The tribunal found the Detroit: Become Human developer guilty of having breached the security obligation it has towards its employees

By Marie Dealessandri

Bungie raises $1.6m through Game2give campaign

Over 5,500 streamers across 104 countries contributed to the Bungie Foundation charity event

By Marie Dealessandri

NPD: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the best-selling game of 2019 so far

The Switch remains the best-selling console of the year so far in the US

By Marie Dealessandri

Rune II publisher "shocked" by Human Head closure

Ragnarok Game confirmed it will continue to support Rune II and launch on other PC platforms in 2020

By Marie Dealessandri

Human Head shuts down, staff to join Bethesda's new studio

Co-founder Chris Rhinehart becomes creative director at Roundhouse Studios

By Marie Dealessandri

Playtonic dismisses Microsoft buyout rumours

The Yooka-Laylee studio also confirmed it's not working on a new Banjo-Kazooie game

By Marie Dealessandri

Hearthstone developers think Blizzard was "too harsh" with Blitzchung

But creative director Ben Thompson said that taking control of a platform that is "very much not your own" is not free speech

By Marie Dealessandri

Call of Duty was the UK's best-selling game in October

FIFA 20 was very close to taking the crown, while Ghost Recon Breakpoint had to settle for No.3

By Marie Dealessandri

Hideo Kojima to venture into film production

“Games, films and dramas will have to compete in the same space,” Death Stranding director said

By Marie Dealessandri

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