Rebekah Valentine, Staff Writer

Rebekah arrived at GamesIndustry in 2018 after four years of freelance writing and editing across multiple gaming and tech sites. When she's not recreating video game foods in a real life kitchen, she's happily imagining herself as an Animal Crossing character.

Recent articles by Rebekah Valentine

Sensible Object raises $3.2 million for R&D, customer acquisition

Beasts of Balance studio working on two voice-capable games, including Amazon Alexa board game When in Rome

By Rebekah Valentine

Facebook's Level Up program aims to support new creators

Social media platform adds livestream revenue tools, gaming hub page

By Rebekah Valentine

Valve removes AIDS Simulator, other controversial games from Steam Store

Games taken down offer slight clarification on what company means by "straight up trolling"

By Rebekah Valentine

Harebrained Schemes parts ways with designer accused of sexual harassment

Battletech developer conducted internal investigation after multiple women came forward

By Rebekah Valentine

Monolith Soft opens Iidabashi studio

Operation began this month, joining developer's Tokyo headquarters and Kyoto studio

By Rebekah Valentine

Jobs Roundup: MZ appoints new CEO

GameStop continues search for permanent CEO with interim appointment and Sony DADC appoints new UK sales manager

By Rebekah Valentine

Steam Store to allow everything that isn't illegal or trolling

Company takes a laissez faire approach to curation, promises improved user filters instead

By Rebekah Valentine

Steam "might have killed our business"

Developers behind mature visual novels describe the "chilling effect" of ad hoc game removals and Valve's radio silence

By Rebekah Valentine

One-third of UK women gamers report abuse or discrimination from male gamers

Bryter survey shows many women avoid online play or identification as gamers due to fear of abuse

By Rebekah Valentine

Paradox Interactive acquires Harebrained Schemes for at least $7.5 million

BattleTech developer will maintain current creative and management teams, gain financial support

By Rebekah Valentine

How Minit's team found creativity through limitations

The indie title's four developers discovered freedom within its restrictions, and made a game "without stressing the hell out"

By Rebekah Valentine

CI Games partners with Defiant Studios for Lords of the Fallen 2

Polish publisher was "impressed with their game concept" but gives few further details on future of the series

By Rebekah Valentine

Apple deprecates support for OpenGL

iOS developers encouraged to use Metal rather than OpenGL or its successor, Vulkan

By Rebekah Valentine

Pokemon Quest reaches one million downloads

Free-to-play Pokemon adventure on Switch achieved this milestone less than two full days after launch

Square Enix Montreal abandons Go series, will continue work on mobile

Studio head cites rising quality of free mobile games, shrinking audience for pay-up-front titles

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch promotes Pride Month, raises money for Human Rights Campaign

Throughout June, Twitch will spotlight LGBTQ+ creators and celebrate diversity across its platform

By Rebekah Valentine

First Overwatch League Grand Finals event sells out Barclays Center

More than 20,000 tickets sold for the July 27-28 competition, the largest ever esports event at the arena

Former Xbox boss Shane Kim named interim CEO at GameStop

Q1 financials show predictable drop-off from Switch release but company maintains predictions for a stronger second half of 2018

By Rebekah Valentine

The Elder Scrolls: Legends development switched to Sparkypants Studios

Transition away from Dire Wolf Studios will include new client, UI, and visuals, same game design

By Rebekah Valentine

Tranzfuser announces 18 student teams for 2018 program

UK Games Fund-linked competition, now in its third year, aims to support graduate developers entering the industry

Fig acquires blockchain startup Ownage Ltd

UK company will help build the "Shard" decentralized publishing platform

By Rebekah Valentine

Gumi launches $30 million cryptocurrency investment fund

Gumi Cryptos aims to help organizations struggling to connect with Japanese markets

By Rebekah Valentine

Intellivision returns with new console, president

Tommy Tallarico and veteran team plan '80s revival as Intellivision Entertainment

By Rebekah Valentine

Nordisk Film acquires Avalanche Studios

Just Cause developer retains creative freedom, gains stability in €89 million acquisition

By Rebekah Valentine

UK Games Fund selects winners for its Pitch Development Programme

Eight teams will receive 5,000 toward developing a playable demo to showcase this fall

By Rebekah Valentine

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