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Ex-Blitz devs form new studio Lumo Developments

Former Blitz developers have formed a new microstudio in Leamington Spa called Lumo Developments. The four-man team, previously known as Team Lumo and working on titles such as Kumo Lumo and Paper Titans, will focus on making games for mobile platforms. The studio’s first title is set to be released …

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Just Cause dev warns of market’s triple-A sickness

Christofer Sundberg, the creator of the Just Cause series, has said that triple-A game development has failed to evolve alongside technology. "It’s really not healthy at the moment," the Avalanche Studios founder, who is currently working on Mad Max, told GameSpot. "Games have evolved, technology has evolved but as businesses …

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SPOTLIGHT: Nautilus Mobile

It was on this very day a year ago that Gameloft unceremoniously shut down its Hyderabad studio, leaving over 200 developers jobless overnight. Amid the outpouring of support from the game development community, a handful of developers saw the dire situation as the perfect opportunity to start out on their …

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MCV Salary Survey 2014: How much are you worth?

This year, our salary survey shows a slight increase in the average UK games industry yearly wage. AVERAGE UK GAMES INDUSTRY YEARLY SALARY: 30,653 Last year, we reported the average salary was 29,358. This year’s figure of 30,653 is broadly in line with the average UK games industry salary for …

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Nautilus announces Real Cricket 14 for iOS, Android

After the success of its award-winning mobile RPG – Song of Swords, Nautilus Mobile is shifting gears for its second game. Real Cricket 14 is a cricket simulation planned for release in mid-March on iOS and Android. Why the drastic move from RPG to cricket? Anuj (Mankar, CEO) brought me …

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INTERVIEW: Marcin Iwinski, co-founder, CD Projekt

Marcin Iwinski’s love for games and his passion for the work his company does are infectious. Having started out as a publisher and distributor in Poland, CD Projekt announced itself on the world stage with The Witcher series of role-playing games, and then with its ever-popular, DRM-free digital distribution service, …

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OPINION: The consequences of your love for Steam Early Access

There was a time when finishing a game before you released it was considered a prerequisite. Of course, in this modern era of crowdfunding it’s quite common to charge for a game before you’ve even started making it. But the latest ‘thing’ seems to be making a bit of a …

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Capcom: Next-gen games require eight-to-ten times more development

The amount of work needed to produce a PS4 or Xbox One game is vastly more than was seen with the previous-gen machines. That’s according to Capcom’s senior manager of technology management at its consumer games department Masaru Ijuin, who said on the Capcom blog: It’s clear that heightened game …

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Doors close at 2K’s Prague studio

2K Czech is set to close its Prague studio and will lay off a number of staff, the publisher has confirmed. As reported byEurogamer, some of the studio’s employees are being relocated to its Brno office. Ten "key" development staff from the Czech offices are also being transferred to the …

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Next Level Games ‘super happy’ with Nintendo relationship

Luigi’s Mansion: 2 developer Next Level Games is more than happy pinning its flag to the Nintendo mast. The Canadian indie is behind a number of Nintendo exclusives such as the Wii version of Punch-Out and Mario Strikers charged. It also developed the Wii versions of Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon …

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