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Marie Dealessandri, Academy Writer

Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz as its first Academy writer in October 2019. After living and working as a journalist in France and Canada, she entrenched herself in the UK games industry in 2015, working for B2B magazine MCV. She can be found occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

Recent articles by Marie Dealessandri

Snap Games hires Kongregate and Facebook executives

Panayoti Haritatos joins as head of Snap Games, and Jessica Shetty as head of North America games partnerships

By Marie Dealessandri

EA, Microsoft and Epic Games join Raising Good Gamers' advisory board

The organisation announced its objectives to create a "more diverse, inclusive and positive online environment for youth"

By Marie Dealessandri

Games industry a "prime target" for cyber attacks

Data shows there were 3,072 DDoS attacks in games over the course of one year

By Marie Dealessandri

Nintendo sued for planned obsolescence over Joy-Con drift

French organisation found controllers suffer from premature wear of the electronic circuits and an airtightness defect

By Marie Dealessandri

Spider-Man Remastered won't get physical PS5 release

PS4 save files from Marvel's Spider-Man also won't carry over to the PS5 version

By Marie Dealessandri

Microsoft commits to becoming "water positive" by 2030

The company wants to replenish more water than it uses by the end of the decade

By Marie Dealessandri

Super Mario 3D All-Stars beats Avengers to No.1 | UK Charts

Nintendo's compilation celebrating Mario's 35th anniversary is the third biggest launch of the year in the UK

By Marie Dealessandri

Mobile Premier League raises $90m in funding

The esports mobile gaming platform is looking to expand outside of India

By Marie Dealessandri

Free Football Manager scores 1m new players on Epic Games Store

The 2020 entry in Sports Interactive's football management sim franchise is currently free on Epic's shop

By Marie Dealessandri

What's wrong with the games industry, and how to fix it

At Devcom, Kate Edwards highlighted the main issues affecting game creators, and what the industry can do to address them

By Marie Dealessandri

Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans steps down

Dreams' technical director is taking a break from game development, he announced on Twitter

By Marie Dealessandri

Cloud gaming revenue to reach $585m in 2020

Revenue generated by the cloud gaming market is expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2023

By Marie Dealessandri

Kwalee to open Chinese office

The mobile publisher has hired former AppLovin business development manager Penny Qian to head its new office in Beijing

By Marie Dealessandri

Glu Mobile appoints new vice president and general manager

Industry veteran Jon David previously was CEO of Taunt and vice president of PopCap Studio

By Marie Dealessandri

StreamElements unveils recipients of Creator Diversity Fund

The $100,000 fund was divided between 20 Twitch content creators from underrepresented backgrounds

By Marie Dealessandri

The ultimate guide to pitching your game

Ahead of our Investment Summit Online next week, Execution Labs founder Jason Della Rocca leads advice from all around the industry about how to pitch your game

By Marie Dealessandri

The Age Appropriate Design Code comes into force today

Online companies in the UK now have a year to comply with ICO's statutory code protecting children's data online

By Marie Dealessandri

Fall Guys bidding contest raises $1 million for SpecialEffect

Aim Lab, G2 Esports, Mr Beast, and Ninja won the Fall Guys bidding contest and will get in-game skins

By Marie Dealessandri

Unity launches Android distribution platform globally

The Unity Distribution Portal helps developers to launch on third-party app stores worldwide

By Marie Dealessandri

Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment shuts down due to COVID-19

The Oakland-based museum will be moving its collection of over 40,000 items to storage, and hoping to re-open in two years

By Marie Dealessandri

MAG Interactive acquires Primetime developer Sventertainment AB

The $2.3 million acquisition aims at integrating live broadcasts into MAG Interactive's game New QuizDuel

By Marie Dealessandri

European market generated €21.6 billion in revenue in 2019

The best selling game of 2019 in Europe was FIFA 20, the ISFE reported

By Marie Dealessandri

iOS 14 will "severely impact" monetisation opportunities, Facebook says

Changes in privacy policy on Apple devices could mean a 50% drop in ad-driven revenue coming from Facebook's Audience Network

By Marie Dealessandri

Six ways to make your user-generated content game successful and lawsuit-free

Mythical Games' Jamie Jackson detailed the dos and don'ts of user-generated content in a Devcom talk this week

By Marie Dealessandri

$60+ for a game is an “unfair price,” G2A study finds

41% of the respondents said younger players were being "outpriced by gaming"

By Marie Dealessandri

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