All publications for 22.04.2022
Roguelike deckbuilders beat all indie genres on Steam in terms of sales, but only 99 such games released since 2019
Game marketing consultant Chris Zukowski has analyzed genres of indie games on Steam. It turned out that titles with NSFW content is a tag with the most number of releases, but roguelike deckbuilders sell the best on average.
Paradox allows indie devs to make Vampire: The Masquerade games, offering them up to 67% of revenues
Paradox Interactive has launched the Unbound initiative aimed at letting indie developers create their own games based on the Vampire: The Masquerade franchise. They will also receive a major portion of revenues.
Genshin Impact generated $530 million in Q1 2022, driving global rise of open world RPGs on mobile
Genshin Impact has become the number one mobile game by consumer spend in the first quarter of 2022 globally, according to the latest report by data.ai. miHoYo’s title had a strong impact on the rise of the open world RPG subgenre.
Report: Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg pressured Daily Mail to bury reporting on her then-boyfriend Bobby Kotick
Sheryl Sandberg, one of Meta’s executives, has reportedly pressured a UK tabloid to drop reporting on Bobby Kotick. This happened when she and the Activision Blizzard CEO were in a relationship.