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Sony Music Entertainment’s new Unties indie label will publish games on PC and Switch

Sony has announced a brand-new games publishing label that’s set to bring indie games to a number of different platforms – including the Nintendo Switch. Rather than come under the expertise of Sony Interactive Entertainment, however, the new Unties label will be operated by Sony Music Entertainment and will largely …

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No More Robots: Enthusiasm for indie publishing is ‘just as important as experience, data or contacts’

Yesterday, industry veteran Mike Rose (pictured right) announced his new publishing company, No More Robots, which aims to use a data-driven approach to find new and exciting indie titles to bring to market.  The timing of the announcement meant he was a little too late to join our indie publishing roundtable, …

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Super Punk Games receives interim game relief certificate for The Last Leviathan

Nottingham-based indie developer Super Punk Games has received the interim certificate for game relief from HMRC for its work on The Last Leviathan, the studio announced today. The physics-based ship building and destruction title launched on Steam’s Early Access program in June last year, and has remained in the top …

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Indie GoneGone – where are all the indies at E3 2017?

EA’s been marching to its own E3 drum for a couple of years now, but last weekend saw the publisher putting players at the heart of its event like never before. It not only had 300 content creators at its presentation, but also a barrage of YouTube co-hosts and an …

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Epic Games Poland reverts to People Can Fly, studio goes independent again

People Can Fly is an independent game developer once again, having officially parted ways with its parent company Epic Games as well as shedding the Epic Games Poland moniker. The studio is responsible for developing Gears of War: Judgment, Bulletstorm and the Painkiller titles, along with contributions to Infinity Blade …

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Halo composer forms new studio with ex-Bungie and Airtight Games staff

Halo composer Marty O’Donnell has formed a new development studio dubbed Highwire Games with Airtight Games co-founder Jared Noftle and former Bungie designer Jaime Griesemer. VG247reports O’Donnell revealed the news earlier this week, encouraging fans to stay tuned for more information.” Some additional digging on the company’s website and Linkedin …

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World Zombination studio nets $6m from Oculus, Riot investors

Mobile studio Proletariat has raised $6m in a Series A funding round, led by Oculus investor Spark Capital. FirstMark Capital and Atlas Ventures make up the other major investment companies in the round – Firstmark is notable for having backed League of Legends developer Riot Games since the studios’ early …

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Human Element on ‘hiatus’ as Robotoki ceases operations

Robert Bowling’s Robotoki has shut down, forcing the developer to put the indie studio’s upcoming title Human Element on hiatus.” Bowling opened up the company in 2012, following his stint as creative strategist with Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward. "This week we have ceased operations at Robotoki and the …

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Average game developer salary down from 2012

The average salary for game developers saw a year-on-year decrease of 2 per cent in 2013, according to the latest Game Developer Salary Survey. Gamasutra’s research found that professionals working in audio made a higher salary than all other disciplines, with professionals making an annual average of $95,682 USD. Programmers …

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Harmonix welcomes indie studio Proletariat into Cambridge office

Harmonix has carved out a section of its office to house local indie studio Proletariat, the Cambridge-based studio has announced. Proletariat was founded by former members of Zynga Boston, following Zynga’s closing of the studio in late 2012. The studio was founded by five individuals and has since grown to …

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