Entries in 'Development' (84)

Nearly 2,000 app devs made $1m the last year

Nearly 2,000 app devs made $1m the last year

With the App Store and Google Play seemingly dominated by a handful of studios, many developers may believe there is little to no chance of generating significant revenue from the ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 5th 2015 at 3:42PM in News
Attend Interface for free next month

Attend Interface for free next month

Indie devs are invited to attend next month’s Interface event – free of charge.

on Oct 28th 2015 at 9:37AM in News
Reus developer Abbey Games on escaping the basement

Reus developer Abbey Games on escaping the basement

Like many development studios, Holland-based Abbey Games was set up by a group of friends who shared a passion for video games. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 28th 2015 at 8:59AM in News
Unity signs up for Interface

Unity signs up for Interface

Game engine giant Unity is backing next month’s Interface, signing up as a partner for the event.

on Oct 23rd 2015 at 10:53AM in News

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InXile to open New Orleans studio

InXile to open New Orleans studio

Wasteland 2 developer InXile Entertainment is opening a studio in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 4:08PM in News
Angry Birds firm Rovio cuts over 200 jobs

Angry Birds firm Rovio cuts over 200 jobs

The Finnish studio behind mobile hit Angry Birds has let 213 staff go in a new round of job losses.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 9:04AM in News
Stanley Parable's William Pugh opens new studio

Stanley Parable's William Pugh opens new studio

A new studio has been founded by one of the core members of the team behind acclaimed indie hit The Stanley Parable.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 7th 2015 at 2:59PM in News
Halfbrick sacks its game designers

Halfbrick sacks its game designers

Fruit Ninja developer Halfbrick has made its two designers Layton Hawkes and Ryan Langley redundant.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 15th 2015 at 4:04PM in News

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Ninja Theory says Hellblade hasn't gone back to the drawing board

Ninja Theory says Hellblade hasn't gone back to the drawing board

Having seemingly claimed that it had scrapped much of its work on Hellblade and started over, developer Ninja Theory now insists that the game remains on track.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2015 at 2:18PM in News
Gree: Don't build studios, buy them

Gree: Don't build studios, buy them

Mobile games giant Gree believes that establishing a new studio from scratch is more costly in the long run than acquiring them.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
Oculus is funding development of over 20 VR games

Oculus is funding development of over 20 VR games

Virtual reality company Oculus is funding development of “about two dozen” virtual reality games via its Oculus Studios program.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
UK development studio closures fell 30% in 2014

UK development studio closures fell 30% in 2014

The number of UK game studio closures fell by 30 per cent in 2014 compared to 2013, according to new research from TIGA.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 6th 2015 at 10:50AM in News

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Indiependence Day anti-sale hopes to help squeezed indie developers

Indiependence Day anti-sale hopes to help squeezed indie developers

A number of indie games developers intend to celebrate American Independence day tomorrow by not putting their games on sale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2015 at 2:01PM in News
Molyneux wants fellow developers to test his next game

Molyneux wants fellow developers to test his next game

Famed developer Peter Molyneux is calling on his peers to test his next game.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 12:01PM in News
Euro devs increasingly opting for PC over mobile, report claims

Euro devs increasingly opting for PC over mobile, report claims

European developers are increasingly developing games for PC rather than mobile, according to a new survey.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Brighton studio Delinquent acquired by MAG Interactive

Brighton studio Delinquent acquired by MAG Interactive

MAG Interactive has acquired Brighton studio Delinquent.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 1st 2015 at 12:21PM in News

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Sunset dev Tale of Tales is done with game development

Sunset dev Tale of Tales is done with game development

“After the barrage of sad tales about depression caused by indies turning into millionaires overnight, allow us to raise your spirits with a story about the liberating and energizing effects ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 12:33PM in News
New VR studio set up by former Evolution devs

New VR studio set up by former Evolution devs

Several members of Driveclub and Motorstorm developer Evolution Studios have departed in order to set up their own venture.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 8th 2015 at 11:26AM in News
Hipster Whale joins $500,000 funding for Halfbrick veterans' start-up

Hipster Whale joins $500,000 funding for Halfbrick veterans' start-up

The duo behind Crossy Road studio Hipster Whale has helped to fund a new developer in Australia.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 2nd 2015 at 10:11AM in News
Dying Light studio Techland cancels upcoming fantasy game Hellraid

Dying Light studio Techland cancels upcoming fantasy game Hellraid

The next title from Dying Light developer Techland has been scrapped.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 3:20PM in News
Fourth developer added to The Division's ranks

Fourth developer added to The Division's ranks

Ubisoft Annecy is the latest studio to collaborate on the publisher’s upcoming open-world shooter Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 11th 2015 at 2:30PM in News
Spark Unlimited quits game development

Spark Unlimited quits game development

Lost Planet 3 studio Spark Unlimited has laid off employees and abandoned game development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Ripstone and Fireproof are the latest firms on the hunt for new games at Interface

Ripstone and Fireproof are the latest firms on the hunt for new games at Interface

Two more companies are on board for our new games industry event Interface, where they will be seeking potential new partnerships with games developers.

Ripstone and Fireproof Games join the ...

on Apr 29th 2015 at 3:51PM in News
Finalists for Develop Awards 2015 revealed

Finalists for Develop Awards 2015 revealed

The finalists for the 2015 Develop Industry Excellence Awards have been selected, with close to 140 companies competing for glory at this year’s event.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:53AM in News
£14m is being spent on the UK's first tax break games

£14m is being spent on the UK's first tax break games

The BFI has released figures for the first full year of UK games tax relief, reporting a UK spend of £14m towards the production of approved titles.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 12:20PM in News