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NetEase maintains revenue growth despite Chinese approvals freeze

Online games revenue was up 11% in 2018, with ten new games still waiting for approval in China

By Matthew Handrahan

THQ Nordic raises $225m for further acquisitions

“Substantially oversubscribed” share issue brings on a range of new investors for growing publisher

By James Batchelor

Keywords acquires cloud software firm GetSocial

GetSocial's team of 12 engineers will join Keywords Studios as part of the deal

Overkill's The Walking Dead earned $3.7m from sales in Q4

Starbreeze full-year financial report underlines commercial performance of key title

By Matthew Handrahan

SEIS/EIS funding changes hurting UK games studios

How new government rules have created a catch-22 problem for developers, suspended a 150 million fund, and damaged investor confidence

By James Batchelor

Tonk Tonk Game secures $2m in seed funding

Bitkraft Esports Ventures leads investment in uFighter dev

By Haydn Taylor

Paradox Interactive capped strong 2018 with best quarter in its history

Expansion-driven strategy paid off as Q4 revenue surged 50% despite no new games

By Matthew Handrahan

Next Games laying off 26 staff to cut costs

The Walking Dead: Our World developer seeks to minimise damage caused by €17 million losses

By James Batchelor

Tencent joins Netmarble consortium in Nexon bid

Bidding for largest Korean game developer expected to begin on February 21

By James Batchelor

TinyBuild raises $15 million in Series A funding

Funds to be used to increase staff, build more franchises, and invest in innovative gameplay

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft holds steady in Q3 despite competitive holiday

CEO Yves Guillemot anticipates "record performances" for both Q4 and the full fiscal year

By Rebekah Valentine

Rovio prepares to sell Hatch following lacklustre financials

Angry Birds developer sees annual profit and revenue decline following "best ever year"

By Haydn Taylor

THQ Nordic net sales rose 713% to $447.6m in 2018

Publisher now has 77 games in development, including 48 unannounced projects

By James Batchelor

THQ Nordic buys Australian publisher 18Point2

€1.9m cash deal will give THQ Nordic a publishing platform for Australia and New Zealand

THQ Nordic acquires Warhorse Studios in a €33.2m cash deal

Kingdom Come: Deliverance has sold 2m units one year on from its release

By Matthew Handrahan

Activision Blizzard sees "record year," plans to lay off hundreds

Company prepares for "transition year" as it refocuses on development of core franchises, cuts back on admin and under-performing initiatives

By Rebekah Valentine

Nexon celebrates record year for revenue and income

2018 full-year financials show highest full-year PC and mobile results so far

By Rebekah Valentine

Dark Slope secures $1.5 million in seed funding

Toronto-based VR developer to use funds for future VR and AR experiences following release of Scarygirl Mission Maybee

By Rebekah Valentine

Unity reportedly considering IPO for 2020

But engine provider will only float if market conditions are favourable, sources claim

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard share price slumps to two-year low

Reports of layoffs and expected earnings decline lead to further pessimism over publisher's fortunes

By James Batchelor

Starbreeze sells System Shock 3 publishing rights

Troubled publisher and OtherSide Entertainment “mutally agreed” rights should return to the latter

By James Batchelor

"We had a bush-fire back then, but we're about to go through a flash-fire now"

League of Geeks and Fellow Traveller on the collapse of government funding in Australia, and the difficulties its fledgling studios will face in the years ahead

By Matthew Handrahan

EA stock bounces back in wake of Apex Legends success

After 18% drop following Q3 financials, company now trading higher than before the dip

By Rebekah Valentine

Swedish Tax Agency targets King with $389m fine

Skatteverket claims Candy Crush firm has disposed immaterial rights out of its home nation

By James Batchelor

Miniclip acquires Head Ball studio Masomo

Mobile developer's Head Ball series has amassed 60 million downloads

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