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Former Witcher developers form new studio Different Tales

Debut title Wanderlust: Travel Stories arrives on PC this August

By James Batchelor

Indies on Steam are betting on discoverability

After a year of missteps by Valve, indie devs are cautious about Steam Labs and their future visibility on Steam

By Rebekah Valentine

UKIE's Jo Twist is right: the words we use matter | Opinion

If we casually use terms like "addictive" it robs us of the ability to have a proper discussion when games do cross a line

By Rob Fahey

Stadia director of product: "Eventually all games will be in the cloud and we'll feel great"

Andrey Doronichev responds to concerns about service discontinuation, ISPs, features in Reddit AMA

By Rebekah Valentine

Drawkanoid: Launching an indie game in a market where "everything changes"

Nordic Game Discovery Contest winner discusses game launches and monetisation in an ever-changing ecosystem

By Haydn Taylor

Kind Words: A game of lo-fi beats, letters to strangers, and feeling less alone

Popcannibal's Ziba Scott on designing and moderating a game exclusively about being kind to other people

By Rebekah Valentine

Gearbox commits to cross-play for Borderlands 3

The feature will not be available immediately, but Randy Pitchford promises support "as soon as practicable after launch"

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo releasing new Switch with longer battery life

Tweaked model of flagship console will last up to nine hours - two more than Switch Lite

By James Batchelor

Lego Star Wars: Rise of TT Games

Game director James McLoughlin talks us through the evolution of the Lego games as the studio comes full circle with The Skywalker Saga

By James Batchelor

Pixion Games raises $2m toward mobile esports development

Seed funding to focus on core PvP experiences, expansion of "lunchtime esports"

By Rebekah Valentine

A record year for GamesIndustry.biz: Letter from the Publisher

New events, new website sections and new initiatives for 2019 and 2020

By Christopher Dring

Kickstarter suspends over ambitious MMO inspired by GTA Online

"We require projects to be honest and clearly presented, and this project failed to meet that standard," says Kickstarter

By Haydn Taylor

Ubisoft criticised for sourcing Watch Dogs Legion music through Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord

UPDATE: Publishers stresses that voluntary contributions gives fans a chance to "have their own creative expressions" in the game

By James Batchelor

Respawn working on matchmaking Apex Legends cheaters with other cheaters

Studio upping anti-cheat resources, working on spam and cheat detection using machine learning

By Rebekah Valentine

Surrogate raises $2m in seed round

Funding will go toward development of "Surrogate Reality" portfolio of games

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic awards Blender Foundation $1.2m grant

Epic MegaGrants-fueled support to help bolster Blender creation suite

By Rebekah Valentine

No More Robots brought in $2m in revenue in its second year

Revenue up $350 year-over-year as Hypnospace Outlaw developer celebrates second anniversary

Red Candle Games will not re-release Devotion "in the near term"

Developer apologizes again for artwork mocking Chinese president, but hopes to "rebuild trust"

By Rebekah Valentine

“In the past, YouTubers were very problematic... Suddenly they became our allies"

David Cage and Josef Fares on how streaming can benefit storytellers, and the "serious problem with people not even finishing our games"

By Matthew Handrahan

Five more investors join PAX GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit in Seattle

Fellow Traveller, Kowloon Nights, Snail Games, Jagex and Sold Out join the roster

By Christopher Dring

Ratio of successful Kickstarter projects at highest since Double Fine Adventure

ICO Partners breaks down ongoing maturation of crowdfunding projects with H1 2019 update

By James Batchelor

Blizzard testing automatic shutdown for Overwatch matches where players are cheating

But game's director Jeff Kaplan promises rule-abiding players will not be punished in any way

By James Batchelor

Wube Software takes up G2A on offer to pay back ten times its chargeback fees

Studio has racked up $6,600 in chargebacks for Factorio, also encourages players to pirate rather than buy via G2A

By James Batchelor

Microsoft to close Remix 3D asset sharing platform

Remix 3D's final day will be January 10, 2010

The Coalition partners with Truth Initiative, cuts smoking from Gears 5

Update: Rod Fergusson - "I've been against smoking from the beginning"

By Rebekah Valentine

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