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Australians spent AU$3.23bn on video games in 2017

IGEA data shows AU$1bn on physical hardware and software, console sales up 36% year-on-year

By James Batchelor

British Games Institute “becomes real” with National Videogame Foundation merger

“We're not here to displace anything,” new organisation tells GamesIndustry.biz

By James Batchelor

Mobile dev Small Giant Games secures $41m investment ten months after first release

"Small Giant Games ticks all the boxes for the kind of companies the team wants to support," says EQT Ventures

By Haydn Taylor

InnoGames reports revenue growth of 24% last year, up to €161.5m

Ten years of consecutive growth for German mobile publisher and developer

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games partners with Mail.Ru to fund indie titles

Selected developers will also benefit from Russian firm's marketing and analytics services

By James Batchelor

Kakao Games secures $131m from five investors

Tencent and Bluehole among the five companies to invest in South Korean developer

By Haydn Taylor

The Humble beginnings of National Insecurities

The British start-up reflects on lessons learned about funding projects and how these led to a three-game deal with Humble Bundle

By James Batchelor

Starbreeze Studios report pre-tax loss of $22.2m for 2017

New share issue worth $29.9 million to keep company afloat until release of delayed Walking Dead title

By Haydn Taylor

Chatterbox secures €325,000 to develop games for instant messenging platforms

"We are at the sweet spot of casual gaming and messaging - both mega trends of this decade", says Chatterbox CEO

By Haydn Taylor

De Blob publisher THQ Nordic buys Koch Media for €121m

Deep Silver, Saints Row, Dead Island and more acquired by European publisher

By Christopher Dring

Chinese and UK focus promised as Bandai Namco reports profits dip

Restructure and fresh regional focus revealed as part of new mid-term strategy

By Ben Parfitt

ESL acquires minority stake in Indian publisher Nazara Technologies

"Our goal is to bring esports to the players and fans all around the world," says ESL CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Starbreeze plotting IPO for StarVR

Games firm confirms discussions with partner Acer for future of location-based virtual reality company

By James Batchelor

Strong mobile launches drive NetEase revenues

Onmyyoji and Knives Out attract big player numbers and are backed up by ecommerce growth

By Ben Parfitt

Nexon reports a record-breaking year

Revenues and income up as Dungeon & Fighter and Maple Story enjoy strong growth

By Ben Parfitt

Zynga returns to full-year profits for the first time in seven years

Net income up $138.4m year-on-year to $26.6m, daily active users reaches four-year high at 20 million

By James Batchelor

Tencent acquires stake in Shanda

Online giant pays unknown amount for undisclosed portion of Chinese publisher behind World of Legend

By Brendan Sinclair

Animoca Brands acquires Finnish mobile developer Tribeflame

Deal worth €350,000 includes licences to studio's 12 existing games

By Haydn Taylor

NCsoft posts another year of record-breaking growth

Slight declines in mobile aren't enough to ruin the show as online PC games enjoy a strong quarter

By Ben Parfitt

Smartphone success boosts Square Enix after a quiet nine months on consoles

Online titles Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X boost sales and subscriber numbers

By Ben Parfitt

Jump in physical game sales can't save Sega from sales and income drops

Games success not enough to overcome slumping arcade and smartphone performance

By Ben Parfitt

Tamatem secures $2.5 million to localise mobile games for MENA region

MENA mobile market expected to triple by 2022, but only 1% of games are localised to Arabic

By Haydn Taylor

GungHo details Puzzle & Dragons rescue plan following further decline

Japanese games firm investing in esports, manga, anime, toys and more as mobile hit struggles

By James Batchelor

Sony's software strength offsets flat hardware sales

Sony shipped 9 million units of the PlayStation 4 in Q3, down 700k over last year

By Matthew Handrahan

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