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FoxNext to join Disney after $71.3 billion Fox deal approved by shareholders

21st Century Fox games division one of the "key assets" acquired by Disney

By Matthew Handrahan

SpecialEffect aims for 500,000 with One Special Day 2018

Sega, Rovio, Seriously, Codemasters and more already on board as industry charity ramps up fundraising target

By James Batchelor

$2.65m Binding of Isaac card game Kickstarter smashes target by over 5,000%

Almost 40,000 backers successfully funded tabletop spin-off of popular indie roguelike

By James Batchelor

$50m Netease investment will help Improbable realise dream of “trillion dollar games industry”

Tech firm's CEO Herman Narula tells us how this partnership will unlock China for SpatialOS - and any developers that use it

By James Batchelor

EA financials show quiet Q1 reflective of few releases

Net revenue of $1.137 billion nonetheless above estimates ahead of packed Q2

By Rebekah Valentine

Focus Home Interactive posts $33.2m in Q1 revenue

Vampyr drove sales to a 23% YOY increase over 2017's launch of The Surge

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic Games worth $8 billion following Fortnite success

Battle Royale boost also means CEO and founder Tim Sweeney is now a billionaire

By James Batchelor

Jam City reportedly filing for IPO this week

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery developer may aim for valuation of up to $1 billion

By Rebekah Valentine

Next Games looks to The Walking Dead for growth after €7m H1 loss

Revenue halved in H1 2018, but The Walking Dead: Our World may reverse the decline in H2

By Matthew Handrahan

Keywords Studios buys Yokozuna Data for $1.5 million

Tokyo-based company's AI and machine learning expertise was key to the cash deal

UK tax breaks have helped finance 480 video games

In fact, more games have benefitted from tax relief than TV productions

By James Batchelor

NetEase buys a minority stake in Jumpship

New studio from ex-Playdead CEO and film animator Chris Olsen will pour money into developing Somerville and expanding its team

By Matthew Handrahan

V2 Games acquired by investment firm Victory Square

V2 launched its $10 million game-focused Future Fund in February this year

HTML5 game developer FRVR secures $3m funding

Seed round led by Accel, Makers Fund and angel investors, will be used to enter Asia and other new markets

By James Batchelor

Ubisoft net bookings ahead of projections in Q1

Company reports $466 million in sales for the quarter, remains on track for full-year estimates

By Rebekah Valentine

Video game Kickstarters have raised almost $10m so far in 2018

Total money pledged reaches three-year high, but number of campaigns drops to six-year low and success rate remains steady

By James Batchelor

Earn while you play start-up Blast secures $12m seed funding

"If you can attach a positive outcome to something that people already do and love, like gaming, you can change lives"

By Haydn Taylor

Gamedex raises $800,000 for blockchain collectible card games

Invictus Capital leads round that will fund creation of a "Steam-like" platform for CCGs

What's behind Nintendo's falling stock price?

Nintendo has lost almost a quarter of its valuation in recent months - but its strategy and line-up remains sound despite investor jitters

By Rob Fahey

Magic Leap takes new investment from AT&T

Magic Leap One will ship to devs this summer, CEO teases second product Magic Leap Next

By Matthew Handrahan

Monster Hunter World concerns trigger 13% drop for Capcom shares

US analyst predicts “significant risk of sales decline” as console version slows ahead of PC launch

By James Batchelor

Keywords Studios reveals new venture capital arm

Keywords Ventures launches with initial 300,000 investment into GDPR compliance app developer

By Haydn Taylor

Iron Mountain Interactive secures $3m investment from Oasis Games

Funding represents first Western investment from the Hong Kong-based publisher

By Haydn Taylor

French mobile studio Oh BiBi secures $21m for future titles

Funding round led by Supercell and Rovio investor Atomico

By James Batchelor

TinyTap raises $5m for user-generated educational games

Aleph VC fund backs Israeli startup, which already has 150,000 teacher-created games on its platform

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