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Are we charging enough for indie games?

Since 2012 we have been spoilt with a near-constant stream of indie titles coming to digital store fronts. Each and every week, a plethora of smaller projects come to Steam, PSN, Xbox Live and Nintendo’s eShop. They’re even on Xbox and PlayStation’s stages at the likes of E3 and Gamescom …

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‘We should be charging more for indie games’

The games industry is undervaluing indie games, say leading publishers. The majority of indie games are sold for 10 or less, but this year a number of high profile titles have broken that barrier, including Jonathan Blow’s The Witness (30, pictured) and Camp Santo’s Firewatch (15), which has sparked online …

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Could Curve become Britain’s next Eidos?

Dominic Wheatley has a point to prove. The co-founder of Eidos – the Brit firm behind hits such as Championship Manager, Hitman and Tomb Raider – departed the company after it had floated. Years of uncertainty followed, as it passed through different owners before finally being acquired by Japanese giant …

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Curve Digital: We could make a cracking James Bond tie-in game

Curve Digital Entertainment boss Dominic Wheatley says movie licences could be a huge opportunity for smaller publishers. Referencing the absence of a James Bond game to tie in with last year’s Spectre movie, Wheatley says that as companies like EA and Activision focus on their own IP, that leaves an …

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New-look Curve eyes more acquisitions in bid to rejuvenate UK publishing scene

The new owner of UK publisher Curve says it is ‘absolutely’ open to further mergers and acquisitions. Curve was acquired by Kuju-owner The Catalis Group last week. Kuju and Curve were then merged to form a new business: Curve Digital Entertainment. The firm’s new boss Dominic Wheatley – the co-founder …

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Curve Digital joins Interface line-up, seeks developer partners

Curve Digital has joined the line-up of games publishers looking to meet with indie developers at this week’s Interface event. Interface, which takes place on Thursday November 12th in London, is the UK’s interactive content marketplace, with private pitching, games showcase, funding advice and more. Curve Digital will be hosting …

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Sega, Curve and Ripstone back Digital Counts campaign

The first publishers have added their support to MCV’s call for more digital download data. The Digital Counts campaign launched three weeks ago, calling on publishers and digital retailers to share their figures in-order to create an accurate games chart. Currently, only games sold in boxes are included in the …

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Funktronic Labs on getting the Funk out of triple-A

Funktronic Labs started life in 2013. It was founded by Eddie Lee and Kalin, veterans of Japanese studio Q-Games, who had worked on Q’s PixelJunk series for PlayStation platforms and PC. Initially based in Japan, Funktronic soon moved to LA. Now the duo are preparing to release their first title, …

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