Representing blindness through art in Another Sight

Lunar Great Wall CEO Marco Ponte talks us through his studio's inaugural game that renders a world of darkness in the style of Monet

By James Batchelor

How Kongregate plans to rival Steam with new store Kartridge

“Everybody uses Steam, but they don't necessarily love it,” says CEO Emily Greer

By James Batchelor

Fig turns a profit for some investors

Crowdfunding/investment site has provided positive returns on two of three released games, and one unreleased one

By Brendan Sinclair

EA drops paid loot boxes from Star Wars Battlefront II

Loot boxes will only yield in-game credits or cosmetics like emotes and victory poses; new costumes to be sold la carte

By Brendan Sinclair

BitGuild raises $20 million in under six hours through ICO

Success comes just days after announcing partnership with decentralised content platform Tron

By Haydn Taylor

Omega Labyrinth Z the first game to be banned in the UK since Manhunt 2

PQube's dungeon crawler refused rating by Video Standards Council for "sexualisation of children"

By James Batchelor

Subway Surfers becomes first Android game to pass 1bn downloads

Sybo and Kiloo's mobile hit achieves new milestone after outperforming all other games last year

By James Batchelor

NFL and NBA veterans among key hires at Activision Blizzard's new esports division

"We're committed to maintaining the highest degree of excellence and professionalism in our operation," says esports division CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Lockwood Publishing opens new UK studio in Newcastle

Industry veteran Joe Stevens to lead team of former Ubisoft colleagues

By Haydn Taylor

Is a degree in games the best way into the industry?

The number of students studying game-related subjects in the UK has doubled in just a few years; while some established courses are great, students still need to be cautious about their choices

By Rob Fahey

French games industry hits $5.3bn in 2017

Software, hardware and accessories sales all improve

By Christopher Dring

PlayerUnknnown's Battlegrounds hits 5 million on Xbox One

Survival shooter bundled with Xbox One X purchases hits milestone in three months on sale

Toys R Us Canada may have a buyer

Bratz owner MGA Entertainment has submitted a bid to acquire toy retailer's profitable Canadian arm

By Brendan Sinclair

Drake, Ninja light up Twitch with Fortnite stream

Epic and Twitch say they didn't pay for session that saw rapper and streamer draw more than 600,000 concurrent viewers

By Brendan Sinclair

How to pitch to publishers at GDC

Wired Productions MD Leo Zullo offers advice to developers ahead of those all-important meeting next week

By Leo Zullo

Microsoft: 'We're growing our gaming business beyond the console'

The company lays out its vision to attract two billion gamers by 2020

By Christopher Dring

Jack Tretton launches indie investment fund

Interactive Gaming Ventures funding projects for a stake of the IP, looking for reliable returns more than swinging for the fences

By Brendan Sinclair

Hellblade leads with nine nominations at this year's BAFTAs

Horizon Zero Dawn a close second with eight, followed by What Remains of Edith Finch with seven

By Haydn Taylor

Virtuos planning $30m investment in new studios by 2020

Outsourcing firm tells about its plans following $15m funding round and new Singapore HQ

By James Batchelor

Google opens up Maps data for developers to build mixed reality games

Google Maps API grants access to accurate, living model of the world to serve as foundation for games

By Haydn Taylor

Xbox moves venue at E3 2018

Why did Microsoft cross the road? (To get to a bigger venue)

By James Batchelor

Facebook Instant Games platform opens up to all developers

After nearly 18 months in closed beta, Instant Games opens up to developers with a host of new features

By Haydn Taylor

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