The Swiss publisher of mobile games Miniclip has acquired a non-core asset for itself. The company includes FuturLab studio, which develops games for consoles and PCs and is best known for the PowerWash Simulator.
The difficult times for gaming companies continue. Ascendant Studios, which created the Immortals of Aveum shooter, forcibly transferred most of its employees to a long unpaid leave. This is reported by the Game Developer with reference to a LinkedIn post by Phoenix Labs Chief Engineer Chris Morness.
The use of artificial intelligence in game development continues to cause heated debate. This time, Champions TCG studio participated in them. She stated that the artwork for her collectible NFT card game Champions of Otherworldly was made using neural networks. They were created by an "AI artist" alone, to whom she paid tens of thousands of dollars.
There is little talk about games in the Telegram messenger. We decided to fix the situation by talking with Daria Novikova, product director at PlayDeck startup. The latter launched a gaming marketplace for Telegram. In a conversation with Daria, we touched on topics such as user engagement, earnings from leading projects, monetization and, of course, PlayDeck itself.
Ubisoft has announced that its South Korean division will cease to exist after 22 years of operation in the country. The branch will close its doors on April 30, 2024.
At the end of March, Embracer Group announced the imminent sale of Gearbox Entertainment to Take-Two Interactive for $460 million. However, she decided to keep a number of assets, among which was a part of Gearbox Publishing — Gearbox Publishing San Francisco. Now this division will be called Arc Games.
Russia continues to explore ways to control the market for in-game items. First Deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and state Construction Irina Rukavishnikova told TASS that in May, Russian senators will hold a public discussion on this issue.
Sergey Trukhan, Commercial Director of the Fplus IT holding, spoke at an event for developers of applications for the Aurora mobile operating system. He announced that his company is ready to allocate money to ten teams that will port games to Aurora by the end of 2024.
Microsoft has created a game preservation team, Apple has allowed retro game emulators in the App Store, sales of Call of Duty: Vanguard may have exceeded 30 million copies - we tell you what happened in the gaming industry over the weekend.