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Japan aiming to support indie devs with new acceleration program

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The So-Fu program will help Japanese indie devs with product management, teach them more about game development, and how to pitch their projects to stakeholders.

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Day of the Devs is going independent

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Double Fine's Day of the Devs is spinning off into a nonprofit operation and moving its San Francisco event to early March.

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Amazon Games to publish new open-world driving title from Forza Horizon devs

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Maverick Games, a studio established by former Playground Games devs in 2022, has found a publishing partner in Amazon Games.

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Devs claim Apple has pulled a Unity in the EU with new Core Technology Fee

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App Store devs interested in using third-party services in the EU will need to agree to new terms, and a fee that could eventually cost them €0.50 per install.

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Support dev PTW opens mocap studio to grow partnership with Imaginarium Studios

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Studios with both mocap and voice recording services aren't quite common, which now makes PTW a boon for London game devs.

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Valve is beta testing a new system that lets Steam devs schedule Daily Deals

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The system is currently invite-only but will enable selected devs to "self-schedule" the promotion.

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Solo dev Walter Woods (Here Below) of Dark and Deep “Strategic partners are crucial” 

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“Solo and tiny dev teams have a lot of superpowers, but we have some weaknesses too”, he explains. Here Below is an attempt to pool resources between small devs. You can be a solo dev, but you need the right partners to push your project forward.” I’m not a solo dev. Strategic partners are crucial.

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