All publications for 13.09.2021
Game developers on why everyone — from writers to HR and designers — should be considered devs
Alana Pearce, who is now working on God of War: Ragnarok at Santa Monica Studio, has sent a quick reminder that writers are also part of the dev team. Developers from other studios stepped in to support her.
Matthew Ball on why there are no winners in Epic v. Apple judgment: “It helps only the largest developers”
Investor and advisor Matthew Ball has shared his thoughts on the ruling in the Epic Games v Apple trial. He explained how it doesn’t actually benefit either developers (least of all Epic, which lost on 9/10 counts) or consumers.
Chinese players review-bomb Life is Strange: True Colors over its use of Tibetan flag
Chinese players have started to review-bomb Life is Strange: True Colors released on September 9. The game features the Tibetan flag, which can be seen above a shop’s entrance in the fictional town of Haven Springs.
Publisher MyGamez on China’s game licensing slowdown news: “High likelihood this is just a groundless rumour”
Publisher MyGamez, which helps Western mobile devs launch their games in China, has commented on last week’s report that the Chinese government slowed down approval for all new online games.