How Cloudhead Games and Valve worked together on Aperture Hand Lab

Cloudhead’s VR creators shared the path they took from brainstorming interactions on a white board — like waving hello, high-fiving and playing rock-paper-scissors — to fully realizing an interactive story built around Valve’s humor.Read More

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Insider Program is go for takeoff

Microsoft Flight Simulator has a new development roadmap now that the publisher has opened up the game’s Insiders Program, which you can sign up for now.Read More

Seven new partners brought in for the first $1m Auto Chess Invitational tournament

Drodo Studio has got seven event partners for the first Auto Chess invitational tournament. The event is a global tournament boasting a prize pool of $1 million. It will be hosted by Drodo Studio, Long Mobile and ImbaTV in Shanghai from October 25th to October 27th. Announced on Weibo , as translated by The Esports […]

Nintendo Switch remains the best-selling console of 2019 in the US

The Nintendo Switch remains both the best-selling console of the year and the month in July in the US . According to The NPD Group, hardware spending has decreased by 22 per cent year-on-year in July to $168 million. Meanwhile, console purchases for the year so far have dropped 21 per cent year-on-year to $1.5 […]

Activision Blizzard recruits new chief marketing officer and chief people officer

Activision Blizzard has appointed a new chief marketing officer and chief people officer . As reported by Variety , David Messinger ( main, left) and Claudine Naughton ( main, right) have been hired as CMO and CPO respectively. Prior to joining the publishing giant Messinger served as the CEO of management consultancy firm Verum Ventus. […]

Animoca Brands and Winfinite firm Versus Systems sign $500k mutual investment deal

Hong Kong publisher Animoca Brands has signed a mutual investment agreement with Canadian advertising firm Versus Systems . The deal will see the two companies transfer fully paid ordinary shares equal to $500k in value. In-game prizes The firms are now set to form a strategic cooperative agreement that could see Animoca utilise its Winfinite […]

GPU revenue down 20% year-on-year at Nvidia

Computer hardware giant Nvidia has reported a 20 per cent decline in revenue from the GPU segment of its business . For the three months ending July 28th, 2019 , the firm brought in $2.104bn from the graphics card side of things, a decline of around one fifth on last year’s $2.656bn. Looking at the […]

Investor bails Loot Crate out after company goes bankrupt

Nerd subscription box firm Loot Crate has filed for Chapter 11 voluntary bankruptcy in Delaware, with an investor stumping up cash to keep the company afloat in the aftermath . Money Chest LLC has committed “up to $10m” in a bankruptcy loan to keep the firm operating, according to a press release,  and has bought […]

Global Game Jam names Kate Edwards as executive director

Former IGDA executive director Kate Edwards has joined the Global Game Jam as its own executive director. Edwards will lead fundraising and community outreach, and will also be responsible for overseeing administration, programs and strategic direction. The Global Game Jam is a yearly event centred on game development that features over 49,000 participants across 113 […]

Tilting Point partners with Slyon Studios on P2R Power Rev Racing UA campaign

Tilting Point has partnered with Florida-based developer Slyon Studios to finance and operate a user acquisition campaign for arcade title P2R Power Rev Racing . The title is said to have hit the top 100 highest-grossing racing game rankings in over 50 countries across iOS and Android, with plans to now drive the title up […]