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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. Its findings revealed that there were 75 closures last year, compared to 107 during the year prior. The number of start-ups has fallen however. 99 games companies …

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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. With the intensifying race to the bottom threatening the bottom line for many smaller (and some not so small) developers, the promotion hopes not only to highlight the situation but …

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Molyneux wants fellow developers to test his next game

Famed developer Peter Molyneux is calling on his peers to test his next game. Speaking at last night’s Guildford G3 Expo the 22cans founder suggested various ways in which the community could collaborate, and is even putting his next project out there as a guinea pig. "One of the biggest …

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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. The GDC Europe State of the Industry report claims that 62 per cent of the 250 people surveyed are currently working on a PC game. This compares to 50 per cent who are bringing …

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Brighton studio Delinquent acquired by MAG Interactive

MAG Interactive has acquired Brighton studio Delinquent. The Swedish company had previously invested in the start-up in January to help fund development of its first mobile title, Potion Pop. Delinquent was formed by former PopCap senior game designer David Bishop, Relentless co-founder David Amor and investor Chris Lee. It houses …

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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 of complete commercial failure.” That’s the opening to an update from Belgium-based developer Tale of Tales, which having released its …

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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. The new company Secret Sorcery is based in St Helens in the North West of England, and will be focused entirely on virtual reality games, according toGamesIndustry. The team is led …

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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. Prettygreat has completed an early stage round of seed funding to the tune of $500,000, with key investors including Matt Hall and Andy Sum. The new studio was founded in February by three …

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Dying Light studio Techland cancels upcoming fantasy game Hellraid

The next title from Dying Light developer Techland has been scrapped. Hellraid, a first-person hack-and-slash game set in a gritty fantasy world, had previously been slated for release later this year on PS4, Xbox One and PC. But according to a statement posted on the studio’s website, the title had …

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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. The developer has previously worked on the multiplayer for Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag. It now joins Massive Entertainment, Reflections and Red Storm in making The Division. Annecy’s exact role on …

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