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Interview: Swing King and the Temple of Bling

Creating a free to play game is one thing, creating a mascot to boot is another. Shedworks Games creative director, Gregorios Kythreotis talks us through the development of Swing King and the Temple of Bling

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Bethesda is working on a ‘bleeding-edge triple-A freemium game’

The terms ‘triple-A’ and ‘freemium’ still don’t often go hand-in-hand, but it looks like that’s a route Bethesda is intent on exploring. IGN reports that a job listing for Bethesda’s Montreal studio is advertising for a game performance manager… to join the team that is pushing the bleeding-edge AAA freemium …

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Freemium mobile games up 39% and full game downloads down 43% at EA

EA’s Q3 financials have revealed the extent to which the smartphone market has shifted from full price to freemium and microtransaction titles. Overall mobile grew 18 per cent to $120m for EA for the quarter ending June 30th, with smartphone and tablets accounting for 90 per cent of that. Within …

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Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Free games are not a threat to triple-A console releases. That’s according to experts from the biggest free-to-play companies. Execs at CCP and Wargaming dismiss the idea that all games in the future will be free, but tell MCV that free-to-play is a great way to break new IP. It …

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