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Star Theory reportedly shutters after Take-Two takes over Kerbal Space Program 2

Lack of other projects and GDC's cancellation force studio to close in March

By Rebekah Valentine

Sega reveals Game Gear Micro

Miniature retro handheld confirmed for October Japan launch in four colors, each with a different selection of four games

By Brendan Sinclair

Konami looks West with its new external publishing programme

Richard Jones discusses the publisher's new initiative and how it's diversifying its portfolio with games from and for Western markets

By Marie Dealessandri

KO_OP by name, co-op by nature

Co-founder Saleem Dabbous talks about the Winding Worlds studio's worker co-op structure, from hiring and firing to making decisions when everyone's a co-owner

By Brendan Sinclair

Organisations and initiatives supporting racial equity in the global games industry

From funding and training to online communities and advocacy groups, there is a growing number of resources encouraging racial diversity in the games industry

By GamesIndustry Staff

What does it mean for brands to say Black Lives Matter? | Opinion

Even if companies aren't committed to the movement, their statements can still do some good

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft quibbles over the definition of subscription for Trackmania

Update: Nadeo managing director clarifies stance on business model to GamesIndustry.biz

By James Batchelor

Study highlights gender gaps in gaming preferences

NP Strategy Group finds women far more likely to prefer mobile games, far less likely to describe themselves as gamers

By Brendan Sinclair

Rovio acquires Danish mobile studio Darkfire Games

RPG specialist will rebrand as Rovio Copenhagen in acquisition for undisclosed sum

Paradox signs collective bargaining agreement with Swedish unions

Employees at the publisher's Swedish locations will have more influence over pay, benefits and responsibilities

By Matthew Handrahan

Humble Bundle commits $1m to publish games by black developers

More details to come on fund and other support initiatives

#BlackLivesMatter

We stand in solidarity with Black communities in the US, UK and around the world in the fight against systemic racism, police brutality and oppression

By GamesIndustry Staff

Game Workers Unite International member accused of "exclusionary behaviour and bullying"

Update: GWU UK representative confirms Marijam Didžgalvyte is no longer part of the organisation

By James Batchelor

YouTube now the top mobile game discovery path for kids

Interpret study finds video platform has surpassed recommendations from friends or family as the top way for children under 13 to learn about new games

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony shuts PlayStation Store back door in China

New system update prevents exploit that allows mainland players to download games from other countries

By James Batchelor

Double Fine is "winding down" its publishing operation

Gang Beasts dev Boneloaf settles the open question of what is happening at Double Fine Presents

By Matthew Handrahan

Homa Games subsumes IRL Team

French mobile company to share resources, technology with free-to-play studio

By Rebekah Valentine

The Outer Worlds wins Nebula Award for Game Writing

Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds were among other nominees

By Rebekah Valentine

Sony postpones PlayStation 5 game reveal event

"We do not feel that right now is a time for celebration"

By Rebekah Valentine

The Last of Us Part 2 has around 60 different accessibility features

Controller mapping, text-to-speech, and a high-contrast mode were some of the more technically challenging

By Rebekah Valentine

Take-Two betting big on sports, not GTA 6 | Podcast

Latest episode is available now, also discusses the diminishing importance of physical games

By GamesIndustry Staff

Paradox opening Barcelona studio

Europa Universalis designer Johan Andersson will lead Paradox Tinto efforts on grand strategy games

By Brendan Sinclair

LootLocker raises $250,000 seed fund

Gaming technology startup attracts investment from across Swedish game scene

By Haydn Taylor

Zynga to acquire Toon Blast developer for $1.8bn

Acquisition of Peak Games expected to increase Zynga's global audience by 60%

By Haydn Taylor

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