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Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.

Recent articles by Matthew Handrahan

Resident Evil series will debut on Netflix in 2021

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be a CGI show focused on Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield

Zynga to sunset FarmVille after 11 years

The publisher's most formative product will be shut down at the end of this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Tekken 7 pushes franchise past 50m worldwide sales

Bandai Namco's iconic fighting series reaches milestone after Tekken 7 sold 6m copies

Epic Games acquires SuperAwesome

The deal will see the two companies work together on "kid-safe" online services

By Matthew Handrahan

RuneScape to launch on Steam

Jagex MMO will hit Valve's store on October 14

India needs an industry where games like Raji can thrive

Following Narendra Modi's call for games based on Indian folklore, Nodding Heads Games recalls struggling in a system that doesn't understand game development

By Matthew Handrahan

Melbourne International Games Week reveals nine days of online events

Australian games event will take place online next month, including the GCAP 2020 developer conference

By Matthew Handrahan

Digital Bros. driven to full-year profit by Remedy's Control

Revenue was up 71%, with Control contributing a quarter of the Italian publisher's full-year earnings

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple launches online store in India this week

The Apple Store will offer official products and support to Indian customers for the first time, starting Sept. 23

Epic leads $15m funding round in Manticore Games

Core platform "exemplifies" the user-generated future of video games, Epic says

By Matthew Handrahan

Gamecity Hamburg offers funding for devs to attend events

New Games Transfer initiative will give applicants €1,500 a year to help promote their games

Reboot Develop Blue delayed to April 2021

New October 2020 date changed again as fresh lockdown measures bite across Europe

By Matthew Handrahan

"Instead of recycling your machines, can you donate them instead, please?"

Digital Schoolhouse's Shahneila Saeed on how games companies can help bridge the "digital divide" to the UK's disadvantaged kids

By Matthew Handrahan

Supergiant Games' Hades reaches 1m sales

Around 700,000 of those sales were made during the game's Early Access period

CD Projekt "shortened" Cyberpunk's campaign over length complaints

Too many players failed to reach the end of The Witcher 3's story, so Cyberpunk 2077 will take less time to finish

By Matthew Handrahan

Metacore gets €25m investment from Supercell

Finnish studio has rebranded from Everywear Games, and launched its first game today

By Matthew Handrahan

My.Games invests in Hypemasters

VC arm of My.Games will help US studio with marketing, HR, operations, and financial support

Digital Schoolhouse expands to Nigerian classrooms with Kucheza partnership

Kucheza Games will help UKIE-backed initiative deliver computer science lessons in Nigeria

By Matthew Handrahan

Asobu: Putting Japan's indies on the international map

Co-founder Mark MacDonald discusses why Japan didn't have an indie boom, and Asobu's plans to kickstart one anyway

By Matthew Handrahan

Among Us got 70% of lifetime downloads in 45 days

Sensor Tower data shows downloads of the breakout mobile hit rising by more than 600% between July and August

By Matthew Handrahan

Koch Media acquires Vertigo Games for €50m

The Dutch VR publisher joins Embracer Group, in a deal that could rise a further €65m over ten years

By Matthew Handrahan

Asobu lays out plans to grow the Japanese indie scene

Dev community will operate a shared workspace in Tokyo and stage a digital game showcase ahead of the Tokyo Game Show

By Matthew Handrahan

Bloober Team sets sights on becoming "the Blumhouse of the games industry"

Piotr Babieno on betting the farm on horror, and taking full advantage of next-gen tech with Xbox exclusive The Medium

By Matthew Handrahan

Xbox Game Pass for PC will rise to full price after beta ends this month

PC users will now pay the same $9.99 / 7.99 rate as the console version

By Matthew Handrahan

No More Heroes slips to 2021 due to COVID "body blow"

Grasshopper Manufacture says 2021 release will ensure quality following pandemic disruption

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