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Blog: Dear game developers everywhere - go teach! 6
by Gamasutra Community [02.21.20]
As workers in the video game industry, we have a huge responsibility to participate in the training of our future recruits, we cannot just wait for someone else to do it.
Business/Marketing

Google wants to bring HTML5 titles to low-end devices with GameSnacks  
by Chris Kerr [02.21.20]
Google has announced a new HTML5 platform called GameSnacks that's designed to help devs bring quick, casual games to any device.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Blog: A decade-spanning retrospective of the Indonesian games industry  
by Gamasutra Community [02.21.20]
In my years working in the game-making business in Indonesia, I have seen a lot of things, good and bad. Here's a decade of Indonesian games in retrospective.
Production, Business/Marketing

Take-Two forms new internal studio to finish Kerbal Space Program 2  
by Chris Kerr [02.21.20]
Take-Two has established a new in-house studio to push ahead with the development of Kerbal Space Program 2.
Production, Business/Marketing

The Witcher 3 earns $50 million on Steam in 18 months to hop revenue tiers  
by Chris Kerr [02.21.20]
The Witcher 3 has pulled in revenues of $50 million on Steam since October 1, 2018, pushing the popular RPG into the top tier of the store's revenue sharing system. 
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Kitfox's Victoria Tran aims to kill toxic game communities with kindness 2
by Staff [02.20.20]
Kitfox's Victoria Tran will be at GDC 2020 to show you how to build kinder communities around your games! Here she chats a bit about why you should go, and how studying prisons shaped her perspective.
Social/Online, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Around 20 employees laid off at mobile studio Kixeye  
by Chris Kerr [02.20.20]
There have been around 20 layoffs at mobile developer Kixeye following its acquisition by Stillfront Group last year. 
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Scottish studio Tag Games will expand workforce by 50 percent in 2020  
by Chris Kerr [02.20.20]
Scottish studio Tag Games has relocated to a new office in its home city of Dundee so it can expand its workforce by 50 percent in 2020.
Production, Business/Marketing

UK studio Ultimatum Games has shut down after four years  
by Chris Kerr [02.20.20]
UK developer Ultimatum Games has shut down after four years. The news was shared on Twitter by founder and managing director Shahid Ahmad.
Production, Business/Marketing

Embracer-owned Koch Media acquires Let's Sing developer Voxler  
by Chris Kerr [02.19.20]
Koch Media has agreed to acquire French music game developer Voxler for an undisclosed fee. 
Production, Business/Marketing

THQ Nordic approves Gothic remake and confirms plans to open Barcelona studio  
by Chris Kerr [02.19.20]
THQ Nordic has approved its proposed Gothic remake after receiving "unambiguous feedback" from those who played its recently released prototype.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

THQ Nordic parent Embracer Group acquires World War Z dev Saber Interactive  
by Chris Kerr [02.19.20]
THQ Nordic parent company Embracer Group has acquired World War Z developer Saber Interactive for an initial $150 million.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: A game dev's guide to salary negotiation  
by Staff [02.18.20]
In this 2019 GDC session Tara Brannigan, Robin Yang, and Elizabeth Sampat discuss why salary negotiation is important for your career in game development -- no matter who you are or where you start.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Watch GDC 2020 speakers (try to) pitch you their talks -- in 60 seconds or less!  
by Staff [02.18.20]
As you're planning out your time at GDC 2020 next month, organizers want to remind you that some speakers have taken the time to make great, brief (60 seconds-ish) pitch videos for their talks! 
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Remedy is preparing to jump into the live service arena with 'Vanguard'  
by Chris Kerr [02.18.20]
Control and Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment is preparing to jump into the live service arena with a new project codenamed 'Vanguard.'
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Operating profits up at Paradox as monthly active players hits record high  
by Chris Kerr [02.18.20]
Swedish developer-publisher Paradox Interactive has published its financials for the full-year ended December 31, 2019, and both revenues and operating profits are up.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Nintendo facing global Switch shortage because of coronavirus  
by Chris Kerr [02.18.20]
Nintendo could face a global Switch shortage as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

The state of Steam discoverability: February 2020 1
by Gamasutra Community [02.18.20]
Here's a new monthly rundown of digestible takeaways regarding the state of game discoverability on Steam's crowded marketplace.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Jordanian mobile publisher Tamatem nets $3.5 million to expand globally  
by Chris Kerr [02.17.20]
Jordanian mobile game publisher Tamatem has netted $3.5 million in Series A funding to increase its presence in the Middle East and North Africa mobile market and expand globally.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Mobile quizzing company HQ Trivia has shut down 1
by Chris Kerr [02.17.20]
Mobile quiz show maker HQ Trivia has closed its doors and laid off its remaining 25 employees after a planned acquisition fell through at the last minute.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing