On September 12, the Godot open engine team officially announced the launch of the Godot Development Fund. She will collect donations through him for the development of the engine.
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More than 8 thousand developers have applied to participate in the beta test of the Russian Nau Engine. It was possible to achieve such a figure in three months: the collection of applications was opened in June.
On September 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum. During his speech, he instructed Russian companies to pay attention to esports and support its development.
Nintendo is finishing the development of the Mario Kart Tour racing game. After the thematic tournament in honor of the anniversary of the project, she will stop adding new content to the game.
Erik Peterson, responsible for business development at Valve, has shared some insights into visibility and discovery mechanisms on Steam. Here is how the company helps devs reach players and connect users to games.
The Defold Foundation has officially updated the Defold engine to version 1.5.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a remaster bundle for the classic platformer series from Insomniac Games, has hit a major milestone by selling 10 million copies globally. Let’s take a look at how these figures compare to the original titles.
The Actors Guild of the USA called for a strike against gaming companies, Bethesda will not give up support for Redfall due to a failed start, sales of Crusader Kings III exceeded 3 million copies, – we tell you what happened in the gaming industry over the weekend.
Yandex continues to develop the AppMetrica service. It has added tools for conducting A/B testing, as well as for making changes to the application without releasing its new version.
CD Projekt has released its financial report for the first half of 2023 ended June 30. Despite a decrease in revenue and net profit, the company remains optimistic due to the upcoming release of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and the progress on the next Witcher game.
Blackbird Interactive is another game studio that has been recently hit with job cuts. It appears that the Homeworld 3 developer has laid off dozens of people, including some senior staff.
Star Citizen still has no approximate release date, but its developer Cloud Imperium Games continues to receive massive support from players and enthusiasts. Here is everything to know about the game’s latest milestone.
Supercell has stopped developing another game. She announced the closure of Floodrush three months after the launch of limited beta testing.
BioWare has announced a team restructuring, which includes job cuts. Although the studio ensures that this move won’t affect the development of Dragon Age and Mass Effect, some of its most experienced devs have been laid off.
On August 23, BioWare CEO Gary McKay announced the reorganization of the studio. As part of it, 50 people will leave BioWare.
Developers of anti-tamper solution Denuvo have announced a new feature that would prevent users from manipulating files in games made with Unreal Engine. Branded as another way of fighting against pirates and fraudsters, it poses a real threat to modding.
Magic shooter Immortals of Aveum has just been released globally. The initial metrics for the AAA game, developed by Ascendant Studios and published under the EA Originals program, don’t look promising.
Consultant and experienced developer Rami Ismail has shared his thoughts on the state of the games industry, while expressing some fears and concerns. He tried to outline the issues of the existing system where funding decides what gets made.
KB Production Studio, based in Moscow, received financial support from the Internet Development Institute (IRI). According to Kommersant, the organization provided developers with 100 million rubles for mobile games for children based on the animated series Soyuzmultfilm.
The enhanced version of Quake II came out last week, offering updated graphics and even new content. Looking at all the technical and QoL improvements, it is safe to say that other companies would be better off taking a similar approach to rereleases and remasters of their old games.
What are hybrid-casual games and how are their monetization loos different from hyper-casual? Voodoo head of publishing Thibault de Vésinne-Larüe has opened up about the company’s approach and what metrics it looks at when launching new titles.
The Finnish forge of blockbusters is gaining momentum. Immediately after the second public beta test of Squad Busters (it took place from May 22 to May 29), the company announced and brought a new title to the beta test. We talk about it and Supercell‘s new practice of working with games in development.
The SMP Racing organization founded by Boris Rotenberg wants to make a “Russian Assetto Corsa“. She asked the Russian authorities to support the development of a racing simulator and offered to include it in the program of the tournament “Games of the Future“.
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Over 400 titles now available on WN Game Finder, game searching service for publishers and investors
Game searching and business matchmaking service WN Game Finder has reached a new milestone two months after its launch. The platform is now inviting more developers to submit their projects for free.