All publications for 01.04.2022
Learning from Paintbucket’s development of Beholder 3: should indie studio take on IP that it doesn’t own?
Although the first two Beholder titles were developed by Warm Lamp Games, publisher Alawar hired Berlin-based Paintbucket Games to make a sequel. Here is how the studio took on the series and tried to build Beholder 3 on the legacy of the first two titles.
State of Decay 3 trapped in pre-production as sexism and mismanagement allegations hit Undead Labs
Undead Labs has doubled in size since being acquired by Microsoft. However, the Xbox’s first-party studio is now reportedly struggling with the State of Decay 3 development, facing accusations of mismanagement and discrimination.
US senators demand that Bobby Kotick be held accountable for creating toxic culture at Activision Blizzard
Four US senators have urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to thoroughly review Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. They are concerned that Bobby Kotick won’t be held accountable after stepping down from his role as Activision’s CEO.