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D-Pad’s Jo-Remi Madsen discusses Owlboy’s nine years of development

In 2011, indie development studio D-Pad released a trailer for their upcoming title, Owlboy. The video promised a release date that same year for the indie pixel-art game. It would be another five years before Owlboy launched on digital storefronts. Oh, we made so many mistakes,” programmer Jo-Remi Madsen laughs. …

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International Factfile 2016: Norway

Norway is the 28th biggest video games market worldwide, according to data firm Newzoo. In 2015, the Norwegian industry generated estimated revenues of $274m (193m). With an internet penetration rate of 95 per cent in the country, Norwegian players are increasingly buying games online. According to Statista, digital games revenues …

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Territory Report: Nordic countries

Boxed game sales continue to be a core driver of the Nordic games market, despite a recent decline at games retail in the region. According to the Association for the Nordic Game Industry (ANGI), in 2014, the value of Nordic retail sales decreased by 18 per cent. More games were …

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International Factfile 2015: Norway

Norway may have a limited local games market, but investment in the industry is paving the way for growth. While Norway has one of the highest GDPs in the world at $80,749 per capita (almost double the UK’s $45,653), its game market is limited by its relatively small size; with …

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eSports secures Norwegian TV spot

Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster TV 2 has agreed to broadcast a full eSports season. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and StarCraft 2 will form the initial offer, Gosu Gamers reports. The program is being run in conjunction with events company House of Nerds. The majority of the broadcasts will …

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Steam adding 11 new currencies

Steam is in the process of adding support for 11 new currencies from around the world, Valve has announced. Local currency from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines and Singapore are now accepted via the PC games and software distributor. Support for Canada, Mexico, Norway, Turkey and Korea currencies will follow …

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Xbox One gets 399.99 FIFA 15 and Forza 5 bundle in Europe

Two different bundles have been revealed for Xbox One’s launch in additional European territories this September. As spotted by NeoGaf, the machine will in the Netherlands and Norway (and Denmark) be available in two SKUs. The first, priced at €399.99 (320) includes the console, controller and copies of FIFA 15 …

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