Entries in 'developers' (83)

Steam lacks support for Japanese developers

Steam lacks support for Japanese developers

Steam must address a few barriers if the digital distribution service wants to properly support the Japanese developer community, according to Marvelous AQL’s Esteban Salazar.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 21st 2012 at 7:54AM in News
Arrested Bohemia devs were not scouting military base for Arma 3

Arrested Bohemia devs were not scouting military base for Arma 3

Developer Bohemia has rubbished claims linking two of its developers to spying on the Greek military.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2012 at 12:38PM in News
Two Bohemia Interactive devs arrested for spying on Greek military base

Two Bohemia Interactive devs arrested for spying on Greek military base

The Arma series prides itself on its military realism, and its developers will seemingly go to great lengths to adjust it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2012 at 11:37AM in News
Gree picks up North American indie devs

Gree picks up North American indie devs

Social and mobile games publisher Gree has revealed partnerships with a handful of North American-based independent developers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 28th 2012 at 7:15AM in News

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Australia's largest dev formed via Firemint and Iron Monkey merger

Australia's largest dev formed via Firemint and Iron Monkey merger

EA has announced today that it is bringing Melbourne's two much-celebrated mobile developers, Iron Monkey and Firemint, together.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 25th 2012 at 9:08AM in News
Apple offers iOS hack fix to devs

Apple offers iOS hack fix to devs

Developers are now able to update their apps to prevent users exploiting the iOS loophole that granted users free access to in-app-purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2012 at 10:05AM in News
UKIE rallies around tax breaks for developers

UKIE rallies around tax breaks for developers

UK trade body UKIE has called on the games industry for input for a collective response to the government's new period of consultation on tax breaks policy.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Jun 19th 2012 at 11:18AM in News
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Ten Norwegian games receive government funding

The Norwegian Film Institute recently announced the funding of ten new Norwegian games. A total amount of 750.000 euro has been distributed among ten different developers.

Jon Cato
by Jon Cato
on Mar 9th 2012 at 3:30PM in News

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Hansoft

Hansoft to offer start-up license

Hansoft has announced that a start-up license for up to nine users is now available at no cost, making it possible for small teams to get access to project management ...

Vic Bassey
by Vic Bassey
on Mar 8th 2012 at 5:50PM in News
Rainbow 6's lead devs axed by Ubisoft

Rainbow 6's lead devs axed by Ubisoft

Ubisoft has axed leading members of the Montreal development team behind its upcoming Rainbow 6 Patriots game, it has been revealed.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 8th 2012 at 12:13PM in News
TIGA suggests developers are shunning retail products

TIGA suggests developers are shunning retail products

Over two thirds of UK games developers are now working on digital games, with only a third left to focus solely on retail games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2012 at 10:42AM in News
MCV's 20-page trade guide to PlayStation Vita is available now

MCV's 20-page trade guide to PlayStation Vita is available now

We have put together a special magazine all about PlayStation Vita - and the 20-page guide is now available to download, read in your web browser or access via iPad.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 1:38PM in News

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"Pre-owned is pushing devs into digital"

"Pre-owned is pushing devs into digital"

Game publishing and development firms are finding sanctuary in digital distribution platforms because boxed retail is dependent on pre-owned sales schemes, industry veteran David Perry has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2012 at 12:14PM in News
Sony shuts Bigbig; restructures Cambridge studio

Sony shuts Bigbig; restructures Cambridge studio

Sony has proposed the closure of Leamington Spa outfit Bigbig, which recently finished work on Little Deviants for Vita.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Jan 10th 2012 at 5:08PM in News
Sony outlines UK Vita tour

Sony outlines UK Vita tour

UK consumers will be able to go hands-on with PlayStation Vita games such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss before the handheld launches.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 13th 2011 at 1:44PM in News
Casual boss departs THQ

Casual boss departs THQ

THQ’s EVP of kids, family and casual games Martin Good has left the publisher along with 30 developers due to weak sales of uDraw.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 12th 2011 at 10:05AM in News

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QA Profile: U-Trax

QA Profile: U-Trax

MCV sits down with U-Trax president Richard van der Giessen about the state of the localisation and quality assurance sector.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 4th 2011 at 11:05AM in News
Guitar Hero studio hiring for FPS

Guitar Hero studio hiring for FPS

Activision-owned developer Neversoft is working on a first-person shooter for the publisher.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 23rd 2011 at 11:09AM in News
Develop Awards tonight: Live coverage online

Develop Awards tonight: Live coverage online

Tonight is the biggest night for games developers: over 550 industry execs will cram into the Brighton Hilton's Ballroom to see who has won the Develop Industry Excellence Awards.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 20th 2011 at 5:37PM in News
MS “not forcing” Kinect on devs or gamers

MS “not forcing” Kinect on devs or gamers

Microsoft has reasserted that developers are not being forced to incorporate Kinect functionality into their Xbox 360 games and that Kinect functionality will not be forced on core gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2011 at 10:30AM in News
NINTENDO: Industry elite praises Wii U

NINTENDO: Industry elite praises Wii U

Yves Guillemot, CEO, Ubisoft:

“This new controller really revolutionises the traditional pad.

“In Assassin’s Creed, you can just imagine what the multiplayer will look like and Ghost Recon Online will ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 7th 2011 at 8:06PM in News
Dev warns of PSN abandonment

Dev warns of PSN abandonment

The founder of digital games developer Q-Games has warned that Sony faces the loss of a number of loyal PSN developers if it does not take action to help those ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2011 at 10:51AM in News
OPINION: Can we benefit from piracy?

OPINION: Can we benefit from piracy?

With mass lay-offs, studios dropping like flies and mega-franchises imploding under our feet, it’s tempting to declare that there’s never been a worse time to get into video game development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2011 at 2:26PM in News
Reggie clarifies 'garage dev' comments

Reggie clarifies 'garage dev' comments

Nintendo has further clarified how it chooses to partner with the new generation of independent game creators, following the firm’s divisive claim that it wouldn’t be working with ‘garage’ developers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2011 at 12:49PM in News
Reggie delivers blow to indie devs

Reggie delivers blow to indie devs

3DS and Wii platform holder Nintendo has said it will embrace the independent developer, but “draws the line” with less-established garage outfits.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2011 at 10:09AM in News