Archive for category: games

Vainglory aims to be “caricature anti-monetizer”
/ March 16, 2015 11:30 am
Vainglory aims to be “caricature anti-monetizer”

GamesIndustry.biz reports "Throughout his career, Kristian Segerstrale has managed to successfully navigate the sometimes choppy waters of social and mobile gaming. He helped get Glu Mobile off the ground, founded PlayFish and sold it to EA, served on the board of SuperCell, and now he's pushing core gaming on touch devices at Super Evil Megacorp." . Read More

“Like a spark thrown into a barrel of explosives”
/ March 16, 2015 11:30 am
“Like a spark thrown into a barrel of explosives”

GamesIndustry.biz reports "11 bit Studios was best known for the Anomaly Warzone Earth series of tower defense strategy games before it released last year's sobering war survival piece This War of Mine. It was a significant departure for the developer, trading in the straight-forward entertainment of an already-successful indie franchise for a game that had no intention of being fun to play, much less make.". Read More

GameStop’s Kongregate division learns how to publish free-to-play mobile games
/ March 13, 2015 11:43 am
GameStop’s Kongregate division learns how to publish free-to-play mobile games

VentureBeat reports "GameStop, the world’s biggest game retailer, made its move into digital gaming in 2010 when it acquired online indie game portal Kongregate. And as it expanded into mobile publishing, Kongregate has led the way in learning about the free-to-play business model that is sweeping through gaming.". Read More

Taking the fear out of contracts
/ March 13, 2015 11:43 am
Taking the fear out of contracts

GamesIndustry.biz reports "Last month, Adriaan de Jongh released contract( )--pronounced "do contract"--a free do-it-yourself contract creator intended to let developers hammer out legally binding work-for-hire agreements in plain English.". Read More

Valve’s VR thrills, but Steam Machines are looking like a flop
/ March 13, 2015 11:43 am
Valve’s VR thrills, but Steam Machines are looking like a flop

GamesIndustry.biz reports "There's not a lot to argue with the consensus view that Valve had the biggest and most exciting announcement of GDC this year, in the form of the Vive VR headset it's producing with hardware partner HTC.". Read More

A Progressive Stance
/ March 12, 2015 11:51 am
A Progressive Stance

GamesIndustry.biz reports "A couple of decades ago, the video game stereotype was of boys who lock themselves away playing shoot-'em-ups, sports games or RPGs. Boys played games and girls played with dolls. But that perception is old hat. Data out last autumn showed how, for the first time, more than half of UK gamers (52 per cent) are now women." . Read More

Stock Ticker: Sony soars, Microsoft slumps and EA reclaims its crown
/ March 12, 2015 11:50 am
Stock Ticker: Sony soars, Microsoft slumps and EA reclaims its crown

GamesIndustry.biz reports "With many of the games industry's largest companies reporting financial results or updating their official earnings forecasts over the past two months, it's a good time to check in on how the industry's stocks are performing." . Read More

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