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New survey shows devs would prefer working for Valve over own company

Game developers would rather work for Valve than for their own company, a new IGDA poll has found. The latest International Game Developers Association’s annual Developer Satisfaction Survey shows that Valve topped a list of several work destinations, including the runner-up selection of my own company.” The survey polled 2,200 …

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Few devs pay YouTubers for coverage, but lots are considering doing so

Only a tiny fraction of developers admit to currently playing YouTubers for video coverage of their games. Gamasutra reports that of the 325 developers it surveyed just five, or 1.5 per cent, said they have paid a flat-fee to YouTubers for coverage. 2.1 per cent said they had agreed to …

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Over a quarter of gaming YouTubers have been paid for coverage

21 per cent of popular video game YouTubers have admitted to being paid by developers to cover their titles. Gamasutra surveyed 141 YouTube Let’s Play stars and found that of those with 5,000 or more subscribers 21 per cent admitted to receiving payments with a further five per cent saying …

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Oculus Rift dev kits removed from sale in China

Chinese developers are being blocked from buying Oculus Rift dev kits due to the number of units being sold on by buyers. Games In Asia reports that the company has even go so far as to cancel exiting pre-orders. It is a bummer that we’ve had to suspend sales in …

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Crytek UK staff down tools in pay dispute, report claims

A large number of employees at the Crytek UK office have staged a walkout and are no longer going to work, according to a report. People familiar with the situation” have toldKotakuthat employees have handed in formal grievance letters and stopped working.One source claimed that as many as 100 people …

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Ouya agitates developers once again with All-Access Pass subscription trial

A new all-you-can-eat access service for Android console Ouya has caused consternation amongst developers. The company has unveiled a new All-Access Pass which for a one-off payment of $59.99 grants users access to over 800 games available for the platform. Ouya has stressed that this is not an annual subscription …

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Majority of UK studios employ fewer than five staff

59 per cent of all UK development studios employ four staff or less, according to a Tiga survey. The report claimed the total number of studios in the UK increased from 448 to 620 in 2013, up by 38 per cent. It noted that while in 2012 the number of …

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Star Citizen has 268-person dev team

Well over 250 developers around the globe are working on Chris Roberts’ prominent Kickstarter success story Star Citizen. The game has currently raised more than $46m and now has five studios behind it, encompassing a grand total of 268 people. This was revealed in an interview withVentureBeat, in which the …

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