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CI Games CEO lauds record annual revenues months after cutting 10 percent of jobs

Game Developer

The Lords of the Fallen developer earned $60 million during fiscal 2023, representing its 'best ever' year in terms of revenue.

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Fallout 4 jumps to No.1 across Europe following TV show launch

GamesIndustry.biz

Sales of Fallout games have shot up across Europe, with Fallout 4 reclaiming the No.1 spot. The 2015 game’s sales rose over 7,500% week-on-week across Europe. This is GSD data that tracks digital game sales across all European markets, and physical sales across all major European countries (including UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain). This is due to some heavy discounting on games in the Fallout franchise across all platforms.

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The 'rushed' attempt to rehabilitate Cities Skylines II is becoming a cautionary tale

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Paradox and Colossal Order are struggling to rework Cities Skylines II after a tough launch window, and have now apologized for rushing DLC out of the door.

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Larian after Baldur's Gate 3: "We have ambitions to make really good RPGs, and that's sufficient"

GamesIndustry.biz

Last week, Larian's Baldur's Gate 3 won five BAFTAs , including Best Game and Player's Choice. That's on top of GOTY accolades at the Golden Joystick Awards , The Game Awards , the DICE Awards , and the Game Developers Choice Awards. As GamesRadar+ pointed out, that makes it the first game to accomplish this grand slam since The Game Awards' inception in 2014.

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Bringing Lotería from the Kitchen Table to Mobile Phone Screens

Game Developer

Translating 100+ Years of Gameplay, Cultural History, and Memories Into a Digital Experience.

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UK games industry salary benchmarking project returns for 2024

GamesIndustry.biz

GamesIndustry.biz is once again teaming up with Brightmine (formerly XpertHR) on a salary benchmarking project designed to help UK games companies find and retain talent. Brightmine is one of the leading names in salary benchmarking across various industries, and last year launched in the video games space. 25 companies took part in the pilot programme in 2023, with pay data from over 3,000 employees.

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Playdate storefront has paid out $544,290 to devs

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Playdate maker Panic has revealed that over 150,000 games have been sold since the launch of its storefront, Catalog, in March 2023. That represented $544,290 in revenue for the developers, after taxes, processing fees, and Panic's 25% revenue share, the company said. Panic previously announced it had shipped 70,000 units ; of these, 38,000 users have made a purchase on the storefront, while the other 32,000 have focused on the 24 titles included in the handheld's Season One.

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Procedural Content Generation in Game Development

Starloop Studios

Procedural content generation (PCG) is a prime example of how AI in game development is leveraged in creative and compelling ways. As the use of AI in game development ramps up and speculation is rife as to how it will be used in the future, procedural content generation is one of the most well-recognized and [.

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Ready or Not dev Void Interactive confirms it was hacked, says no user or staff data was breached

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Void Interactive, the developer behind SWAT team shooter Ready or Not, has confirmed reports that it has been hacked. Earlier this week, Insider Gaming reported the studio had suffered a breach that stole over 4TB of data, including the complete source code for Ready or Not.

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[Tutorial]Outer Stroke Effect for 2D Sprites

Cocos

Original: [link] Author: BitByBit Outer Stroke Effect for 2D Sprites Continuing from the previous article Inner Stroke Effect for 2D Sprites Introduction In the last article, we introduced the method of inner stroke and also discussed its pros and cons. If you are particularly concerned about those drawbacks, the outer stroke effect discussed in this article might be a savior for you.

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Xalavier Nelson Jr. on making money and happy players "without exploding in the process"

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Xalavier Nelson Jr., CEO of Strange Scaffold, is working through what sustainability means in the games industry during a time of economic uncertainty. "I don't think sustainability is a utopian idea," he tells GamesIndustry.biz in a discussion at the DICE Summit. "It's just a necessity.

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I have a question about the 3D tutorial code

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Thanks for your feedback. I’ve checked the code in the tutorial. I found several code lines mistype the ‘;’ by ‘.’; All of them are corrected, go and check the code again.

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How you sign in to this site is changing slightly

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As you may know, the network this site belongs to is for sale. To help us with our impending separation from the ReedPop business we are detaching some systems and services from the ReedPop brand. One of those systems is our reader accounts system which powers profiles, comments, subscriptions, and newsletters on this very website.

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React vs Next.js: Choose Right The Frontend Framework for 2024

Artoon

Introduction As a developer, we know the importance of choosing tools that […] The post React vs Next.js: Choose Right The Frontend Framework for 2024 appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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OPM's Kim Parker-Adcock: If you survive this industry downsizing, you can survive anything

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Back in January, UK-based recruiter One Player Mission (known for decades as OPM) closed its doors after 26 years. While this may seem to be one of many closures the industry has suffered in the past year, OPM's service as a jobs agency gave it different insight into the downsizing currently ongoing in the video games business, with founder Kim Parker-Adcock observing that recruitment can be a good indicator as to what

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Top 10 Nodejs Alternatives To Consider

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Welcome to our blog, Wondering about Best Backend Picks? Let’s explore top […] The post Top 10 Nodejs Alternatives To Consider appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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CI Games hits record fiscal revenue in 2023

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox CI Games has generated over $60 million in consolidated net revenue for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2023. The figure represents a 400% year-over-year growth, the highest in the company's history.

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Layout (GRID) -auto resize child nodes

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Is it possible to make child nodes stretch automatically to the size of the parent node?

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