Category Archives: Game Industry News

This week’s award winners, new partnerships and all the best GDC16 stories

game-developers-choice-awarsd-720x404Enjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

Many of the industry’s biggest names took the stage at the Game Developer’s conference in San Francisco to look at how technology and trends have changed the industry Gaming all-stars reflect on 30 years of a dynamic industry

Get laid and chill already! Developer Robert Yang talks about the game industry’s issues with sexual content Robert Yang: “The game industry needs to get laid”

The 18th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards have just wrapped up and here are the results Her Story Wins Big At IGF Awards Continue reading

Prepare for GDC16, don’t miss the new addition to the Emmy Awards and say big congrats to Supercell!

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Enjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

Supercell chief executive Ilkka Paananen announced on Twitter that the Finnish company has hit 100 million daily active players who play its four games Supercell hits 100M daily players with just four mobile games

At least four major video game publishers have dropped out of the giant gaming extravaganza held each year in Los Angeles in June. What does Rich Taylor, senior VP of communications at the Entertainment Software Association, has to say about that? E3’s organizer says that its show isn’t dead yet Continue reading

eSports as a college course, lots of uncertainty for fantasy sports and big changes for Activision, Zynga and Kabam

zyngaEnjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

This past year gave us several indications of where the gaming industry is headed in 2016, with Mobile World Congress set to give us further insight into what the next twelve months will hold The 5 trends that will dictate mobile gaming’s evolution in 2016

Viewing the year ahead today, it is easy to imagine a number of wildly divergent trajectories for daily fantasy sports based on political, legal, economic, business model, consumer, and market pressures Daily fantasy sports outlook: No profits, lots of uncertainty, and dying unicorns Continue reading

A new game engine from Amazon, Yahoo jumping into eSports and the key players in mobile games

lumberEnjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

Lumberyard, as they call it, is based on Crytek’s famous CryEngine, and can be used to develop games for both PC and consoles. It’s also free to download! Amazon Releases Its Own Game Engine For Free

In 2016, Stugan will take 20 aspiring game developers who will spend eight weeks with all expenses paid in a traditional Swedish cabin, or “Stugan” in the Swedish countryside, where it will be support and mentor them while they build their games Sweden’s Stugan game accelerator gets its first mobile game launch Continue reading

Ant Simulator team spends it all on booze and strippers, 2K joins the eSports race and Taylor Swift gets her own game!

swiftEnjoy the weekend and get up to speed with this week’s gaming and tech industry news!

Guess…happens to the best of us! Ant Simulator Canceled After Team Spends the Money on Booze and Strippers

A total of 24 development studios across the UK are getting a cash injection in their businesses First winners of UK Games Fund revealed Continue reading

University eSports, great news for App Annie, Call of Duty and a little bit of gaymification

ulolAd dollars spent on TV by the video game sector increased 47 percent last year vs. 2014, according to research firm iSpot.tv’s data Gamemakers spent nearly $630M on TV ads in 2015

Starting this weekend, the University League of Legends Campus Series will kick off–with 32 different schools from the U.S. and Canada League of Legends College Tournament Sees Teams Battling for $660,000 in Scholarship Money Continue reading

CES 2016, last year’s highlights and the hottest industry trends for the next 12 months

unmannedsystems_tileThe year is young and everyone in the industry is eager to make predictions and highlight the upcoming trends. Others look back to sum up 2015, which was an important year for mobile games, eSports and VR, among other things. Have a great weekend and enjoy our weekly gaming and tech industry news roundup! Continue reading

Katy Perry Pop, Swing Copters 2 and the biggest gaming trends of 2015

katyThe year is almost over and mobile game developers are working hard to come up with new addictive games in time for Christmas. Also, it is time to look back at what happened in the games industry in 2015 and make a few prognoses about 2016. Have a great weekend and enjoy our weekly gaming and tech industry news roundup! Continue reading

EA’s move into eSports, Apple’s top apps and the best place to work in games

electronic_arts_104767While EA joins Activision in the eSports battle, Super Evil Megacorp invests into a touch-screen approach to competitive gaming. Apple reveals the best 25 iPhone apps of 2015 and Glassdoor announces “50 Best Places to Work”. Have a great weekend and enjoy our weekly gaming and tech industry news roundup! Continue reading

The best games of 2015, generous Silicon Valley giants and what the big guys are rushing to invest in

game awardsThis week has been all about giving money to a good cause, but also receiving Game Awards at the annual ceremony in LA. The best of the best were chosen and now we have allot to look forward to after seeing the upcoming game trailers. Have a great weekend and enjoy our weekly gaming and tech industry news roundup! Continue reading