Entries in 'Development' (189)

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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
Borderlands: Pre-Sequel dev 2K Australia closed down

Borderlands: Pre-Sequel dev 2K Australia closed down

Australia has seemingly lost its last triple-A games developer.

by Joab Gilroy
on Apr 16th 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Ubisoft working on further Child of Light games

Ubisoft working on further Child of Light games

Ubisoft has hinted that more releases set in the Child of Light universe are on the way. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 15th 2015 at 12:19PM in News

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Capitalism is killing games (and the world), Oddworld creator says

Capitalism is killing games (and the world), Oddworld creator says

The need for growth that fundamentally underpins capitalist business structure is killing the development sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2015 at 11:43AM in News
Deep Down development has been "one step forwards, two steps back"

Deep Down development has been "one step forwards, two steps back"

Capcom has admitted that development of its free-to-play online next-gen dungeon crawler Deep Down has been hard going.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 2:15PM in News
'Bad coding leaves developers patching 
up damaged reputations'

'Bad coding leaves developers patching up damaged reputations'

A new Government-funded organisation has been set-up to help developers stamp out bugs and online issues in their games. Tony Dyhouse, director of the Trustworthy Software Initiative, explains

on Jan 27th 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

12 per cent of developers who participated in GDC 2014’s State of the Industry Survey say they are working on a game they would classify as an eSports title. 79 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 11:08AM in News
2015 'is a HUGE year for Rare'

2015 'is a HUGE year for Rare'

The head of music at UK developer Rare has suggested that the studio will unveil at least one new title in 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2015 at 10:02AM in News
Indie dev Cryptic Comet ditches video games

Indie dev Cryptic Comet ditches video games

Cryptic Comet’s Vic Davis is leaving digital development to focus on creating board games.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 6th 2015 at 12:46PM in News
Devs handed even more Xbox One processing power, report claims

Devs handed even more Xbox One processing power, report claims

A further chunk of the Xbox One’s internal processing power has been handed over to developers, leaked information claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
Microsoft's indie parity clause is flexible, designed to make Xbox One owners feel 'first class'

Microsoft's indie parity clause is flexible, designed to make Xbox One owners feel 'first class'

The policy which demands that indie games for Xbox One do not arrive on other platforms first isn’t concrete.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2014 at 1:45PM in News
SETI is holding a game jam

SETI is holding a game jam

Looking for the chance to combine your desire to discover extra terrestrial life and make video games? Today is your lucky day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2014 at 4:00PM in News