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Featured Development articles

Tripledot Studios opens new Barcelona office

New location headed by former Facebook and Google executive

By Danielle Partis

Research finds popular games skirt Chinese loot box disclosure laws

New academic paper details ways publishers hide required consumer protection information, likens behavior to that seen in alcohol, gambling, and tobacco industries

By Brendan Sinclair

Netflix's games won't be the Netflix of Games | Opinion

Those expecting the streaming giant to take a Stadia-like approach to games will be disappointed - but what Netflix is doing instead could be more creative and interesting.

By Rob Fahey

Latest Development articles

Rovio wants fans of the feather to flock together

Angry Birds head of brand strategy Ben Mattes says there's a multi-year plan to get players more engaged with a "canon" to tie the franchise closer together

By Brendan Sinclair

Netflix's games push in its "early stages", will focus on mobile at first

Games will be included in paid subscription, won't contain in-game ads or purchases

By James Batchelor

Free Fire passes one billion downloads on Google Play

Developer Garena claims title is the first mobile battle royale to reach this milestone

Google launches Android Game Development Kit

The company also announced a "play as you download" feature, which lets users play instantly while assets are downloading in the background

By Marie Dealessandri

Epic Games wins appeal against Apple in Australia

Fortnite firm's antitrust lawsuit to continue after iPhone maker attempted to hold off court proceedings

By James Batchelor

SciPlay acquires casual developer Koukoi Games

Finnish studio will begin work on a new game concept

By Danielle Partis

Tencent using facial recognition to crack down on kids playing games at night

Players must pass a facial scan to prove they're old enough to log on after 10pm

By Danielle Partis

Pokémon Go's lifetime revenue hits $5 billion

Niantic's title has generated $641.6 million in the first half of 2021 alone

By Marie Dealessandri

Pixel Federation opens new office in Czech Republic

New studio in Brno marks second location for Slovakian developer

Layoffs at Love Island developer Fusebox Games as it shifts to co-development

At least nine employees reporting redundancy so far, UK studio says it is still in consultation period

By James Batchelor

Facebook Gaming's cloud service has 1.5m monthly players

Ubisoft is joining the mobile games-focused cloud platform as a partner

By Marie Dealessandri

VR studio Fast Travel Games raises over $4m

Funding round led by Brightly Ventures, as well as existing owners

By James Batchelor

Mobile gamers have spent nearly $45bn in 2021 so far

That accounts for almost 70% of all month generated by apps in the first six months of the year

By James Batchelor

Drop Fake raises $9m in seed funding

The studio, created by Katherine de León, is to focus on cross-platform social experiences

By Marie Dealessandri

Dream Games raises $155m bringing total valuation to $1bn

Istanbul-based studio launched its debut game in March this year

By Danielle Partis

Talewind's plan to become "the Supercell of Roblox"

New UK studio on why building games within the hugely popular title is the next "paradigm shift in games development"

By James Batchelor

App spending reaches all time high of $34bn during Q2 2021

Mobile game downloads remained at around one billion a week for the fifth quarter in a row

By Marie Dealessandri

Best practices for developing VR games for theme parks

Gamitronics founder Rajat Ojha explains the subtleties of developing VR content for location-based experiences

By Rajat Ojha

VRChat closes $80m Series D funding round

Investment will be used to develop "a creator economy where members can earn" and bringing app to more platforms

By Brendan Sinclair

Virtual reality still needs to find its business model | Opinion

Facebook's trial for ads in VR games attracted criticism but the medium still needs to wrestle with how it will make money

By Rob Fahey

High-end mobile games surging worldwide - Report

Newzoo finds graphically intensive and complex games now more than one-third of revenue from top 200 titles in North America and Europe

By Brendan Sinclair

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