All publications for 27.08.2021
Creator of horror game Summer of ’58 leaves games industry due to Steam refund policy
Emika Games, a developer of small horror games, has announced his retirement from game development “for an indefinite time.” He made the decision due to the Steam policy, which allows users to refund games after playing them for less than two hours. It left the developer with no profit.
Former Epic Games veteran launches legal service to help devs not get screwed by contracts
Aleksey Savchenko, a former business development manager at Epic Games, has announced his new project aimed at bringing more justice into the games industry. It is a legal and consulting service to help developers avoid the pitfalls of relationships with large companies.
Tencent’s complicated relationship with Chinese government and media cost it $400 billion in market value
Tencent saw its market cap drop almost twice since the beginning of the year. It is all happening in the wake of new regulations from the Chinese government that has a long history of love-hate relationship with the games industry.