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French unions call on Ubisoft workers to strike over dismal wage increases

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"Ubisoft employees deserve real raises, not crumbs from the bosses.

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She Got Game on cultivating a thriving environment for female game developers

PreMortem.Games

“As I travel across Africa creating games, there’s something everyone seems to agree on…” says Bethlehem Anteneh , a trained architect, co-founder of SOSTLab and the moderator of the She Got Game panel at Africa Games Week (AGW). “Think of a bar where 90% of the people are men. Usually the idea is they have great beer but the presence of few women means that the interior is a little wanting.

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Skybound adds EA alum amid potential acquisition drive

Game Developer

New addition Jeff Chaikin has been brought on to help the Invincible studio form partnerships and acquire other companies.

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The "live service" model is all played out | Opinion

GamesIndustry.biz

We all have a pretty intuitive understanding of the anatomy of a trend in game design. A very successful title is followed by a wave of games which copy key aspects of its design – some taking inspiration while innovating successfully on the formula, others rather more shamelessly seeking to cash in by copying anything that's not nailed down (or protected by intellectual copyright law).

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Runescape developer Jagex is being acquired by CVC Capital and Haveli Investments

Game Developer

"Together with the expertise of CVC and Haveli we intend to level-up again.

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European video game sales dip by over 7% in January | European Monthly Charts

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12.14 million video games were sold across European markets, a drop of 7.3% over the same period the year before, GSD data reveals. The data covers all physical game sales and digital game sales from most major games publishers (Nintendo is the notable absentee). EA Sports FC 24 was comfortably the No.1 game, with January unit sales that are almost identical to what FIFA 23 managed during the same period in 2023.

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Sega revenues rise to $2.7bn

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Sega Sammy has released its financial report for the nine months ended December 31, 2023, and experienced a rise in overall sales and profit despite a decrease in sales for new titles. The decline in the video games segment was offset by growth in pachislot and pachinko machines, but the company has lowered its sales forecasts for the full financial year.

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Dead Cells' development is officially over as devs focus on new games

Game Developer

Motion Twin and Evil Empire are done working on the 2D roguelike, and are moving on to their own individual projects.

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CVC Capital Partners and Haveli Investments confirm plans to buy Jagex

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Following reports from earlier this week, CVC Capital Partners and Haveli Investments have confirmed an agreement to purchase RuneScape developer Jagex from Carlyle Group. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but a report earlier this week suggested CVC was planning to spend £900 million on the purchase.

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Forget AI, online safety is the biggest risk facing gaming companies

Game Developer

While the media frenzy around the transformative and potentially perilous potential of AI continues, gaming companies risk missing the most dangerous trip hazard in their industry today: online safety.

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Are unions actually growing? | This Week in Business

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This Week in Business is our weekly recap column , a collection of stats and quotes from recent stories presented with a dash of opinion (sometimes more than a dash) and intended to shed light on various trends. Check every Friday for a new entry. The workers of IGN this week announced plans to unionize , with 87% of eligible employees having already signed union authorization cards.

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Helldivers 2 becomes PlayStation Studios' biggest PC launch

Game Developer

Even with launch issues, Helldivers 2 is leading Steam's top-sellers chart, and appears to be hitting off with the PC crowd.

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French union flags concerns for welfare of Don't Nod staff

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Original story: French union STJV has said it is concerned about the welfare of employees at Life Is Strange developer Don't Nod, in part due to alleged erratic organisation but also to the studio taking on more projects than it can handle. The union laid out the issues that it has reportedly discovered in a post on its website , which elaborated on problems with the studio's organisation and its communication with its

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HIDEO KOJIMA’S YOUTUBE SHOW “HideoTube” IS BACK AFTER 7 YEARS

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Game creator Hideo Kojima's HideoTube returns for the first time in seven years with special guests to discuss a variety of topics recently announced by Kojima Productions

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Nexon's revenue grew by 20% in 2023

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Maple Story publisher Nexon has released its 2023 fiscal year earnings report; the firm posted record-breaking revenue, which grew by 19.7%. Nexon's report said that despite some global economic uncertainty, it grew revenues by releasing new titles, updates for current games, and acquiring more content.

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STUDIO WILDCARD RELEASES MAJOR UPDATE TO ARK DEVELOPMENT KIT

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New Custom Player-Created Cosmetic System and a New Game Framework Provide Unlimited Customization Tools for ARK Modding Community

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GDC Awards to honor Yoko Shimomura, Fawzi Mesmar

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox The Game Developers Choice Awards organizers announced this year's recipients for its two special categories, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Ambassador Award. This year's Lifetime Achievement will be granted to Yoko Shimomura, while the Ambassador Award will be given to Fawzi Mesmar.

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Cuisine en musique sur mobile :  BTS Cooking On: TinyTAN Restaurant  ouvre ses préinscriptions le 15 février

Game Developer

– Retrouvez la communauté BTS et les dernières annonces sur les réseaux sociaux officiels du jeu de Com2uS –

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Creepypasta Land

Indie DB

The absolute version of Creepypasta Land that everyone should play instead of the original (Status : Half-Day 2)

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HAAK releases on Nintendo Switch in physical format on 15th February!

Game Developer

Physical incarnation of Blingame's post-apocalyptic action platformer to be brought to us by Super Rare Games.

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Game Development Salary Survey

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Game Development Salary Survey The fine folks over at 80.lv have just released their Behind the Screens: The Salary Stats in Game for 2023. This survey polls developers from around the globe about income and living standards in various fields of game development. The results are available summarized in PDF format as well as […] The post Game Development Salary Survey appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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Rainbow Reactor: Fusion – Remastered

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The Paint-filled VR Puzzler Comes to PlayStation VR2 on March 1st, 2024

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Motion Twin to end post-launch support of Dead Cells | News-in-brief

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Motion Twin announced that it will be moving from Dead Cells development Read more

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FOOTBALL MANAGER 2024 BREAKS RECORDS, SCORES SEVEN MILLION PLAYER MILESTONE

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Title released in November 2023 becomes most played in franchise history

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Explainer: What Is Clustering?

Nvidia

Cluster analysis is the grouping of objects such that objects in the same cluster are more similar to each other than they are to objects in another cluster. Cluster analysis is the grouping of objects such that objects in the same cluster are more similar to each other than they are to objects in another cluster.

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TIME FOR A SECOND STAB!

Game Developer

Dark Deeds, the cult favourite card game from Andy Chambers & Mark Gibbons, gets a deadly new edition

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When We Made… Fae Farm

Game Development News

Isaac Epp, game director of Fae Farm at Phoenix Labs, tells Vince Pavey about the challenges of infusing the cosy life sim genre with a dash of fairy magic and adventure

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NEW STUDENT HANAKO (SWIMSUIT) MAKES EXPLOSIVE DEBUT IN TACTICAL RPG BLUE ARCHIVE

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Hanako puts on her swimming costume and declares her availability for recruitment.

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Top 10 Fitness Apps for Kids to Keep Them Active and Healthy

Artoon

Moving and playing a lot is super good for kids. It helps […] The post Top 10 Fitness Apps for Kids to Keep Them Active and Healthy appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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Fight Your Way to Victory in the Keian Command Championship with  Fate/Samurai Remnant ’s ?DLC Vol.1, Available Now!

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Control a new Divine Spirit, Discover Fresh Storylines, and do Battle Against the Best of the Best!

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Jagex has been acquired by CVC Capital Partners and Haveli Investments

Game Development News

CVC Capital Partners and Haveli Investments have acquired Jagex for an undisclosed sum

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‘TerrorBytes: The Evolution of Horror Gaming’ docuseries examines and celebrates over 40 years of video game horror - pre-sales campaign on now

Game Developer

Featuring 40+ interviews with horror developers and genre experts, the five-part documentary will be preceded by a year-long series of live events exclusive to pre-sale supporters

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How much paperwork does a game designer or other “trench level” game developers deal with? Does the amount of paperwork increase the higher up the chain you go?

Ask a Game Dev

We all tend to do a lot of "paperwork" but it's all digital - a lot of web-based forms. In order to keep track of all of the tasks that need doing, we use task-tracking software like Jira, Trello, Hansoft, and the like in order to keep the project management up to date. Producers and leads create these tasks, assign them priorities, and then dole them out to the appropriate developers to complete.

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Against the Storm to receive free content and new DLC in 2024

Game Developer

The rain eases just long enough for the developers to share some plans for their hit roguelite city builder

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