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Jeffrey Rousseau, Staff Writer

Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, he was a freelancer writer whose work focused on the intersectionality of games and media across multiple publications. He likes to learn about things and how people are finding solutions to problems, both big and small. When not playing games he likes to read, listen to podcasts, stay informed, or all the above at once.

Recent articles by Jeffrey Rousseau

UK ad regulator issues new guidance on in-game spending

Committee of Advertising Practice details preferred handling of virtual currency pricing and pressure tactics in ads

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Rovio to open Toronto studio

Angry Birds developer's new office location to be led by ex-Gameloft VP of North American Studios Julie Beaugrand

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Zynga grants $1.4m to North Carolina A&T college of engineering

New partnership with university announced to address racial disparities in gaming industry and establish career pipeline

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Kena: Bridge of Spirits | Critical Consensus

Ember Lab's debut action-adventure game is visually stunning but players may find it too safe and familiar

By Jeffrey Rousseau

StreamElements raises $100m in investment round

Streaming tools company to expand services for content creators on video-on-demand and livestreaming platforms

By Jeffrey Rousseau

ESRB launches Spanish-language hub

"¡Vamos a Jugar!" (let's play) to offer guides to parental controls, age ratings and more for Spanish-speaking parents and guardians

Founders of The TrailerFarm and Atomhawk launch Big Thursday Creative

Agency aims to work with games industry "to produce game trailers, cinematics, key art and more"

Minority Media becomes Meta4 Interactive

Papo & Yo dev rebrands as it focuses on VR development, metaverse content creation, and location-based entertainment

By Jeffrey Rousseau

FuzzyBot raises $3.5m in seed funding round

EA veterans form new studio that aims to develop co-op games that are "deep, replayable, and socially creative"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Tim Woodley elected as new UKIE chair

Samantha Ebelthite of EA appointed as new vice chair and Liz Fitzgerald of Sony re-elected as treasurer

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Ikea to release gaming furniture collection

Swedish home decor retailer to release new product line globally in October

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Warner Bros. Games names David Hewitt as head of Monolith Productions

Former Sony Santa Monica director will now oversee studio behind Middle-earth: Shadow of War

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Statespace raises $50 in Series C funding

Aim Lab developer to expand creation of training tools for gaming and digital health

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Elodie Games raises $32.5m in Series A funding

Former Riot developers are working on cross-platform play co-op games

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Anthony Mackie to star in live-action Twisted Metal show

Production joins slew of Sony titles transitioning from video games to film and TV

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Dying Light 2 Stay Human now scheduled for 2022

Techland has a new release date for its previously delayed survival horror game

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Activision Blizzard hires senior Disney and Delta execs

Ex-Disney HR boss Julie Hodges appointed chief people officer

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Atomhawk to open new art studio

New UK-based location to provide art services for clients in game development

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Digital Bros opens Nesting Games

New Quebec-based game development studio aims to create AAA RPG

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Splitgate studio raises $100m in funding round

1047 Games gets a $1.5 billion valuation as it looks to ramp up development and expand team

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Stillfront acquires Jawaker for $205m

Purchase of mobile game developer continues publisher's plans for expansion in Middle East and North Africa region

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Twitch sues users over hate raids

Lawsuit accuses two individuals of being the source of recent targeted attacks against marginalized streamers

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Global mobile games market generates $7.7bn in August

PUBG Mobile, Honor of kings, and Fate/Grand Order lead as highest grossing titles for the month

By Jeffrey Rousseau

AccelByte raises $10m in Series A funding

Online support company aims to have its services more readily available to independent games studios

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Twitch viewership sees growth of 27% for August

Facebook Gaming reaches new record with 567 million hours watched during the month

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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