Tag Archives: developers

Attend Interface for free next month

Indie devs are invited to attend next month’s Interface event – free of charge. Brought to you by MCV and Develop, Interface is a great opportunity to get your games signed by some of the top publishers in the UK who are attending the event on Thursday November 12th at …

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Xbox Live Indie Games program shutting down

Microsoft is taking steps to gradually pull support of Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Indie Games service, the firm has told registered developers. Gamasutrareports XBLIG devs will no longer be able to purchase a subscription service, effective immediately – though those interested can directly contact Microsoft to maintain access for the …

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DayZ, Garry’s Mod and Dear Esther creators weigh in on Steam Workshop paid modding debate

The developers behind successful PC hits DayZ, Garry’s Mod and Dear Esther, all of which saw their origins as mods for other games, have weighed in on Valve’s recent introduction (and subsequent removal) of paid modding. Steam Workshop saw the ability to charge for mods added a few days ago, …

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50 games firms already signed up for Interface on May 14th

Serious momentum is gathering behind Interface, our brand new games content marketplace for pitching and presenting new games and products. There are 50 games companies already signed up to take part in the all-day event taking place on May 14th at Candid Arts, near Angel in Central London. Interface is …

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Valve’s Newell: ‘iPhone should be more like the PC’

The rest of the games industry should follow the lead of PC and tear down their walled gardens, argues Valve boss Gabe Newell. Speaking to MCV at GDC, Newell said that the firm’s latest projects, including the Steam Machines, streaming box Steam Link, Steam Controller and games engine Source 2, …

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Valve opens virtual item economy to all Steam games

Valve has rolled out the Steam Inventory Service in beta, allowing game developers the option to create in-game items that can be traded and sold throughout the greater Steam Marketplace. A post on Steam News details the pre-release launch of the new feature set: With this service, a game can …

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New games pitching and showcase event set for May

The teams behind MCV and Develop are hosting a brand new event in May for developers to showcase their games, find investors and pitch ideas. Interface takes place on May 14th in central London and will bring together developers, publishers, platform holders, investors and funding experts. Interface will connect indies, …

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App Store developers generated $10bn in revenue last year

App Store developers combined to generate revenue exceeding $10bn in 2014, Apple has announced. The figure marks a new annual record for Apple’s digital shop, and it brings the cumulative total for developer revenue to more than $25bn since the App Store’s launch in 2008. This year is off to …

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The FBI is investigating the online harassment of game developers

The International Game Developers Association is working with the FBI to try and tackle the recent rise in harassment suffered by game developers online. Polygon reports that the two organisations met in July, with IGDA executive director Kate Edwards saying that the FBI has noted” and has monitored” the activity, …

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