Streaming startup Parsec raises $7m in funding

Series A round will fund push into streamed gameplay and remote development

By Matthew Handrahan

Switch passes 55m lifetime sales in a strong year for Nintendo

Pokémon and Animal Crossing were the standouts among 27 Switch titles that sold more than one million units

By Matthew Handrahan

How is the pandemic impacting venture capital?

Galaxy Interactive is still getting deals done in spite of everything; managing partner Sam Englebardt shares what he sees happening as VC and entrepreneurs adjust

By Brendan Sinclair

AppLovin invests in Redemption Games

San Diego studio takes strategic investment in its title, Sweet Escapes

Microsoft facing controller drift suit

Plaintiff in class-action suit says Xbox One controllers have problems with faulty analog sticks

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft's gaming revenues flat in Q3 2020

Update: Xbox Game Pass reaches 10m subscribers

By Rebekah Valentine

Coronavirus-themed game pulled from Steam in China

Coronavirus Attack developed in protest against Chinese government

By Haydn Taylor

British Esports Association partners with Pearson on esports qualifications

New skills-focused BTEC courses will be the first of their kind

Scopely acquires Scrabble Go studio PierPlay

Strong early performance of Scrabble Go led to acquisition of the Los Angeles-based mobile developer

By Matthew Handrahan

Rovio slashes user acquisition spend to improve profits in Q1

Cost savings lead to 50% profit increase despite declining revenues

By Matthew Handrahan

My.Games' revenue and engagement spikes amid COVID-19 lockdown

Publisher fast-tracks digital storefront features to help players keep in touch during isolation

By Haydn Taylor

Keywords reports strong 2019 performance amid COVID-19 doubts

Revenue up 30% last year, but the company declines to offer guidance for 2020 due to pandemic disruption

By Matthew Handrahan

Breaking Walls raises $1.75m for "animal adventure game" Away

Game Seer invests in Montreal-based studio's debut project, Away: The Survival Series

By Matthew Handrahan

Vela Games closes $3.1m seed round

Dublin-based studio takes lifetime funding to $6.8m with round led by London Venture Partners

By Matthew Handrahan

Berlin studio Starberry raises €1.3m in seed funding

ByFounder and Play Ventures both invested in the Idle Coffee Corp developer

UK developers work with government to fight COVID-19

King, Rebellion, and Codemasters to include "Stay At Home, Stay Safe" messaging in their games

By Haydn Taylor

Who owns your video game?

An issue between the NFTS and its students has raised questions about IP ownership -- Sheridans' Tim Davies is here to help

By Tim Davies

Tin Giant sues Atari for unpaid work on VCS console

Xbox architect Rob Wyatt accuses Atari of breach of contract and defamation

By Matthew Handrahan

Lightheart Entertainment closes €1.3m seed round

Funding from Galaxy Interactive will be used for the global rollout of mobile title Mr Autofire

By Matthew Handrahan

Third internal Kalypso studio revealed as Claymore Game Studios

Claymore is based in Darmstadt, Germany, and is working on the first new Commandos game in 14 years

By Matthew Handrahan

US court dismisses Humvee trademark infringement suit against Activision

New York judge rules that use of Humvees in Call of Duty is protected as artistic expression

By Rebekah Valentine

Roto VR raises Ł1.5m in funding

Pembroke VCT led the round in the "360 degree" VR chair startup

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