On March 28, the WN CEO Summit took place. This time it was held in the capital of Great Britain. It was attended by 100 high-ranking employees of gaming and IT companies from 15 countries of the world.
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Many have been wondering what happened to CD Projekt RED veteran Jason Slama after he was first appointed as the game director of the next Witcher project. It turns out that he is now working on a new NFT title at Pixelcraft Studios.
Metaverse projects continue to attract investment. German Flying Sheep Studios has announced that it has received $ 1.2 million to create the game Star Life. The money was given by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection of Germany.
Epic Games Store (EGS) General Manager Steve Allison discussed the situation with blockchain games in the store with Axios journalists. In his opinion, it is too early to judge the success of such projects in EGS. The first conclusions can be made at the beginning of next year.
What is a Google Ads agent account, — Mikhail Karpach, head of the advertising department of the YeezyPay payment service, told in his column.
There is a decline in the mobile blockchain games market. Analysts from Sensor Tower calculated that by the end of 2022, the revenue of such titles with IAP in Google Play and the App Store fell by 13.9% year-on—year – this is the first drop in five years.
The blockchain company Mythical Games is expanding. She announced that she became the owner of the DMarket platform. The size of the transaction is not disclosed.
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of its annual survey about the current state of the games industry. Here are the key takeaways from the study, including devs’ views on the metaverse and consolidation.
The organizers of the Game Developers Conference have published an annual large-scale study on the state of the gaming industry. As part of it, over 2,300 developers were interviewed.
Cryptozima will not be a big problem for the blockchain games market, according to the authors of a recent study on ResearchAndMarkets. They predict that the market turnover will grow from $4.6 billion in 2022 to $65.7 billion in 2027.
On the eve of the New Year, App2Top continues to publish a series of “Results” materials, in which it interviews top managers and experts of the gaming industry (and related ones) about how the year has passed for their company and the market. Next up is an interview with Vyacheslav Utochkin, co—founder and general producer of the gaming company Geeky House.
The blockchain company Mythical Games has sued the publisher Fenix Games and its three founders, who previously worked at Mythical Games. She claims that top managers stole her business plan and lured potential investors to her new firm.
Activision Blizzard has announced a change in its leadership team. Daniel Alegre, who has served as its president and COO since 2020, will leave the Call of Duty publisher in 2023.
On the eve of the New Year, App2Top continues to publish interviews from the “Results” series, in which it interviews top managers of the gaming industry (and related ones) about how the year has passed for their company and the market. Next up is an interview with Konstantin Ivanov, brand director of AdQuantum.
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands has acquired a controlling stake in Pixelynx. She did not disclose the amount and terms of the transaction.
For several years before the COVID-19 pandemic, esports was one of the most funded segments of the gaming industry. However, now the situation has changed.
HitBox Games is an American studio that was launched last year by James Seaman, former vice president of Artifex Mundi. She received $1.6 million from investors, which she is going to spend on an MMORPG with the Swords of Blood blockchain.
The company did not like that the exchanges were going to stop trading its WeMix gaming token on December 8.
The new blockchain publishing house is called Fenix Games. It has already attracted $150 million in investments.
The media learned about VK’s plans to develop its own game engine by the end of 2025, one of the composers of God of War: Ragnarök said that she was not indicated in the credits of the game due to non-compliance with the “minimum criteria”, and the French authorities extended the tax benefits program for game developers for six years, – we tell you what happened in the gaming industry this weekend.
The network noticed a Sony patent for a system that can use the blockchain to track the history of in-game objects like skins, objects or characters. The company filed a patent in May 2021, but it has only now appeared in the public domain.
The French publisher Homa (formerly Homa Games) decided to pay more attention to the blockchain. The company is going to add tools for creating web3 projects to its technology stack.
Versus.legal continues a series of articles on preferential tax regimes for IT in neighboring countries. The new material is about Georgia.
The data was published by analyst Serkan Toto, who referred to the Kadokawa ASCII Research Laboratories report. As he writes, in 2021, the Japanese PC games market earned ¥131.3 billion, or about $896 million. This is twice as much as in 2018.
Hideo Kojima admitted that he does not plan to sell his studio even for a lot of money, DDM released a review of deals in the gaming industry for the third quarter, Polish analysts recommended buying CD PROJEKT shares, – we tell you what happened in the gaming industry this weekend.
Another gaming pensioner took up NFT games. Richard Garfield, the author of the most popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering, is due to release Blockchain Brawlers any day now.
By September, the volume of announced and closed M&A deals, investments and public offerings in the industry reached $123 billion, according to Drake Star.
In an interview with VentureBeat, the founders of Elyzio said that they want to build a “multiverse” with high-quality deep-fried blockchain games. Their debut project will be Warden’s Will — an RPG with “bagel” elements.
Brevan Howard Digital and Morgan Creek Digital have also invested in blockchain developers.
On September 21, the WN CEO Summit was held for the third time. This time it was held in Istanbul. About 100 top managers from 18 countries of the world took part in it.
According to the mobile developer and publisher, the first blockchain game should be released in the fourth quarter of 2022. BoomBit is working on it together with the company CherryPic.
Popular gaming YouTuber videogamedunkey has formed his own publishing label BIGMODE. The goal is to help indie developers with fresh ideas to launch their titles and offer friendly contracts to creators.
videogamedunkey stated that he has been making videos about video games for more than 11 years and has played a lot of titles during this time. He considers the launch of an indie publishing house to be a “harmonious continuation” of the YouTube channel.
The funding round was led by Resolute Ventures with the participation of Polygon, IGNIA, 2 Punks Capital, ID345 and David Jones, co-founder of Rockstar North.
Cloud Imperium Games has reached a new milestone as its ambitious yet controversial space sim Star Citizen has topped $500 million in crowdfunding. Over a decade in development, the game still has no release date.
South Korean mobile publisher Netmarble has announced its intent to build its own video game museum. The company is now collecting games, devices, and other relics through donations.
Ruckus Games is a new game development studio founded by former Gearbox and Riot employees. The team is now working on a co-op game built with its proprietary technology.
The publisher of Final Fantasy continues to expand into the field of blockchain. The Japanese company has announced that it will become one of the 21 validators in the Oasys blockchain network.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has opened up Tencent’s recent investment in Guillemot Brothers Ltd. He noted that this deal won’t affect the company’s independence in any way, while also commenting on the latest share price drop.
The head of Ubisoft said that his company is open for further deals, Roblox announced plans to add immersive advertising to the platform, and the developers of Free Fire fired some of the employees of the Shanghai studio — we tell you what happened in the gaming industry this weekend.
Commercial Director of the film studio Vladimir Chibisov told about this during the Eastern Economic Forum. He hopes that thanks to NFT, Soyuzmultfilm’s projects will become more attractive to young people.
Formally, the NFT studio announced this to employees at the end of July, but the network only noticed what happened yesterday.
Singapore-based tech company Sea has cut some jobs. The layoffs reportedly affected several business units, including Free Fire developer Garena.
According to Reuters, the cuts affect two divisions — Garena and Sea Labs. Dozens of people may be left without work.
We are publishing a new list with gaming vacancies. This week, they are wanted: the chief monetization manager at Dankolab, the advertising creative manager at SIDUS HEROES and the Unity developer at Fumy Games.
The developer under the nickname Fanfaron admitted that he started trading cryptocurrency in the hope of earning more money for the game, but chose the wrong time.
Last November, the head of Xbox shared concerns about P2E games. Yesterday, in an interview with Bloomberg, he repeated that he still considers some projects with blockchain and NFT exploitative.
We are publishing a new list with gaming vacancies. This week they are wanted: Marketing director at Beresnev Games, advertising creative manager at SIDUS HEROES and a leading UX/UI artist at DOCET TI.
We are publishing a new list with gaming vacancies. This week they are wanted: a graphic designer at ZiMAD, a senior iOS developer at Agranovsky IT and a newsman for a blockchain project at WN Media Group.
Sony conducted a survey about NFT on PlayStation, a GameStop NFT platform user was caught trading tokens with indie games without the permission of developers, and Meta* suspended a deal with the creators of the Supernatural VR game after a lawsuit from the FTC – we tell you what happened in the gaming industry this weekend.