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Matthew Handrahan, Editor-in-Chief

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

New studio Ashborne Games forms under THQ Nordic banner

Czech developer formed by veterans from Bohemia Interactive, Madfinger and Vatra Games

Rec Room closes $100m funding round

New round values the Seattle-based social platform at $1.25 billion

By Matthew Handrahan

Tobias Sjögren named permanent CEO of Starbreeze

Sjögren has been acting CEO since October 2020, recently closed €50m Payday 3 co-publishing deal

Microsoft among suitors for Discord in reported $10b deal

Multiple reports suggest chat startup is in talks for a potential sale

By Matthew Handrahan

Media Molecule's Siobhan Reddy to receive BAFTA Fellowship

Reddy has worked at Media Molecule since 2006, will receive the honour at the BAFTAs on March 25

Terraria has sold 35m copies across all formats

Re-Logic's evergreen hit passed 30m sales in April 2020

Valve blocks Super Seducer 3 from Steam

Multiple product reviews left Valve at "an impasse" with seduction game creator Richard LeRuina

By Matthew Handrahan

Incredibuild secures $140m in funding

Insight Ventures leads round in Israeli computing platform used by Xbox, Nintendo, Epic, and others

By Matthew Handrahan

Dead Cells has now sold 5m copies

Motion Twin's title sold 1m in China "within a few days" -- mobile version to launch on March 30

Starbreeze signs €50m Payday 3 deal with Koch Media

Swedish firm now has the financing for Payday 3's production and marketing until at least 18 months after 2023 launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Animal Crossing breaks Nintendo's European sales record

Switch exclusive's 7m European sales in one year is more than any other title in Nintendo's history

By Matthew Handrahan

My.Games takes minority stake in Espresso Publishing

Investment is part of the Russian firm's push into the hypercasual market

Team17 sees 2020 revenues soar after record number of game launches

UK publisher released ten new games last year, with another busy schedule expected in 2021

By Matthew Handrahan

Surviving Mars hits five million players

Paradox Interactive strategy title reaches new milestone across all platforms

Star Citizen reaches $350m in crowdfunding after record 2020

Cloud Imperium's space franchise rumbles on despite absence of solid release dates

By Matthew Handrahan

Enthusiast Gaming launching new esports site Upcomer

Specialist media firm will incorporate existing Daily Esports website into new launch this year

Stellaris tabletop game hits £1m on Kickstarter in 24 hours

Adaptation of Paradox Interactive's strategy series is the latest board game to find an audience through crowdfunding

By Matthew Handrahan

Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team racks up 35m downloads

KLab's mobile hit adds another five million downloads in six months

Midgame Fund aims to boost Dutch developer ecosystem

Collaboration between prominent Dutch devs will make investments between €10,000 and €150,000

By Matthew Handrahan

Roblox closes first day of trading with $38b market cap

Social gaming platform opened at $64.50 a share -- nearly $20 above the NYSE reference price

By Matthew Handrahan

German legal reform to set new standards for loot boxes

Bundestag passes youth protection law that would require clear descriptors for games featuring loot boxes

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft confirms some future Bethesda games will be Xbox, PC exclusive

As the acquisition of ZeniMax Media closes, Microsoft's Phil Spencer offers clarity on multi-platform future of Bethesda games

By Matthew Handrahan

StoryFutures Academy and InGame announce winner of Immersive Game Lab

VR title Duality will receive a £50,000 development commission

Creative Assembly to launch UK scholarships promoting diversity

Two £9,000 scholarships for Teesside University's Computer Game Design degree are available to female, Black, ethnic minority and disadvantaged students

TinyBuild launches £340m IPO

Flotation on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market will provide "the ideal platform for our growth"

By Matthew Handrahan

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