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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

Keywords Studios acquires Coconut Lizard

Engineering services firm joins Keywords in a deal that could rise to 2m

Focus Home Interactive buys Deck13 after strong fiscal year

German studio behind the surge acquired for €7.1m as full-year revenue and profits rise

By Matthew Handrahan

Ken Levine: "You don't come up with amazing things by being completely normal"

At Gamelab Live, the founder of Ghost Story Games discussed the difficult balance between creativity and efficiency in game development

By Matthew Handrahan

GameCity Hamburg selects seven developers to receive €430,000 funding

Team Octofox's Wild Woods and Bagpack Games' Out of Place received maximum €80,000 prototype funding

MWM Interactive partners with Oxenfree studio in first wave of releases

New label is working with Night School Studio, Hidden Fields, Quiet Dimensions and Innerspace VR

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony offers $50,000 rewards in new PlayStation Bug Bounty Program

Partnership with HackerOne will enlist users to identify security risks on PS4 and PlayStation Network

Guild Esports breaks cover with David Beckham as co-owner

Startup is also backed by Blue Star Capital, with Overwatch League exec Carleton Curtis at the helm

By Matthew Handrahan

Tranzfuser selects 28 teams for 2020 competition

Teams of UK graduates will work over the summer to build playable demos of their games

Doom co-creator Tom Hall joins Resolution Games

Industry veteran will be the Swedish VR specialist's senior creative director

By Matthew Handrahan

EA Sports renews exclusivity deal with La Liga for FIFA franchise

The extended deal includes a "joint commitment" to pushing further into esports

By Matthew Handrahan

Crayta launches Black Creators Prize Fund and Mentoring Programme

Initiative will award $10,000 in July and $2,000 a month for the rest of 2020 to the "most promising Black creators" in Crayta's community

Call of Duty: Mobile reaches 250m downloads after eight months

Sensor Tower estimates show sharp increase in revenue and downloads since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Matthew Handrahan

Italian trade body IIDEA joins European Games Developer Federation

Support of the Italian industry will give EGDF "an even stronger and more united voice in Brussels"

Humble Bundle raises 3.5m for Black Lives Matter

Bundle of more than 50 games and books was bought by 130,000 people

By Matthew Handrahan

Shawn Layden: "I would welcome a return to the 12 to 15 hour AAA game"

At Gamelab Live, the former PlayStation exec discussed the industry's need to rethink the spiralling costs of AAA development

By Matthew Handrahan

Unity makes premium learning tools free on a permanent basis

More than 350 hours of online courses are now available to everyone due to ongoing impact of COVID-19

By Matthew Handrahan

Ex-Wargaming UK head founds Absolutely Games

James Brooksby previously founded Born Ready Studios and Edge Case Games

By Matthew Handrahan

Epic Games Store hit 61m MAUs during "The Vault" game giveaway

Epic's Steam competitor reached 13m peak concurrent users during campaign in which Grand Theft Auto 5 was given away for free

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple to allow developers to challenge App Store Review Guidelines

New systems will put devs in a stronger position to appeal Apple's decisions and change problematic App Store rules

By Matthew Handrahan

Police cars removed from Epic Games' Fortnite

The Wall Street Journal alleges that police vehicles were removed in response to the killing of George Floyd

By Matthew Handrahan

Former Microsoft employee accuses Mixer manager of racist comments

Milan Lee has a meeting with Microsoft's Phil Spencer to discuss an experience that made him leave the company

By Matthew Handrahan

South Australian government extends 10% rebate to its games industry

The production rebate is the first of its kind to be extended to game developers in Australia

By Matthew Handrahan

PAX Online opens submissions for panels with deadline of July 24

Disclosure: PAX Online is operated by the parent company of GamesIndustry.biz

Phil Spencer, Mark Cerny and Ken Levine join Gamelab Live

Update: Digital version of the Spanish conference adds new speakers to a line-up that already features Amy Hennig, Tim Schafer and Ilkka Paananen

By Matthew Handrahan

eFootball PES 2020 Mobile passes 300m downloads

Konami's mobile football title launched on iOS and Android in October 2019

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