All publications for 22.09.2021
Developers share their impressions of Steam Deck: “Honestly a bit of a game-changer for me”
As first developers got their Steam Deck dev kits, they started to share their impressions of Valve’s portable PC. And most reactions are positive, with games industry professionals praising the device’s performance.
SNKRX dev compares its average playtime to other roguelites, with Slay the Spire being absolute leader
Roguelites usually have huge replayability, as their gameplay loop motivates players to come back to them over and over again. Indie developer a327ex, who created SNKRX, decided to compare his game’s playtime stats to similar titles on Steam.
Blizzard staff exodus continues as Overwatch 2 executive producer announces his departure
Chacko Sonny will leave Blizzard Entertainment this Friday. He is best known as an executive producer of Overwatch 2. However, there is reportedly no connection between Sonny’s departure and the ongoing scandal.
Embracer Group snaps up QA studio Bytex known for working on games like SnowRunner and World War Z
Embracer has acquired another studio through its subsidiary Saber Interactive. The Swedish holding company now has a 100% stake in Russian studio Bytex. The financial terms of the deal, however, remain undisclosed.