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Beamdog, studio behind Baldur’s Gate remasters, reportedly lays off 25 people as part of Embracer Group’s restructuring
Beamdog, best known for remasters of classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment, has reportedly been hit with layoffs. It appears to be another victim of the ongoing restructuring at Embracer Grpoup, which acquired the studio last year.
Azur Games, Voodoo and others ditch Unity monetization tools, urging fellow devs to protest per-install fees
In the wake of recent changes to Unity’s pricing policy, several game developers have decided to completely turn off Unity Ads and ironSource monetization across all of their titles. Companies like Azur Games and Voodoo are calling for per-install fees to be canceled, urging their colleagues to join the protest.
Final Fantasy VII Remake tops 7 million units sold: how it compares to original game and other FF titles
Final Fantasy VII Remake has reached a new milestone three years after its launch. Let’s take a look at how its sales figures compare to both the original games and other notable installments in the franchise.
Unity closes two offices amid death threats, ex-employee says “those of us who care” now leaving company
The situation around Unity is getting increasingly chaotic. The company reportedly had to close some of its offices after its decision to introduce per-install fees sparked outrage in the gamedev community and beyond.
Devs discovered that Unity removed GitHub repo to track license changes and updated its TOS be retroactive
Unity’s new per-install fees will apply even to older games released before the pricing changes. It also appears that earlier this year, the company also retroactively removed one clause from its terms of service.
Devs fume over Runtime per-install fees: “The breach of trust is so insane that it’s impossible to stay with Unity”
The announcement of the Unity Runtime Fee has caught many developers off guard. Here is what the professional community has to say about the company’s decision to charge extra fees based on game installs, as well as the lack of a clear explanation and rationale for the new pricing model.
Unity pricing update explained: concerns about per-install fees, plus required internet connection for Personal plan
Unity has announced an update to its pricing policy, Here is a breakdown of all the changes, including the biggest one — the so-called “Runtime Fee” charged for every install after a game crosses certain thresholds.
Newzoo: Pikmin 4 became top-grossing game on Switch in July, while Mario Kart 8 ranked 3rd in MAU
Newzoo has shared some data on the highest-grossing and most played games on Nintendo Switch for July 2023. Pikmin topped revenue charts, while Mario Kart 8 continued to show strong numbers even more than six years after launch.
WN Connect Istanbul’23 brought together over 150 games industry professionals, 70% of whom were from Turkish companies
The latest WN Connect took place on September 6 in Istanbul, marking the sixth business games industry event organized by WN Media Group in Turkiye. It was attended by 151 professionals from 106 companies.
NBA 2K24 receives nearly 90% negative reviews from players, making it one of worst-rated games ever on Steam
The new installment in the NBA 2K series has been released, and this time player reception is extremely negative. Let’s take a look at the game’s launch and why it is currently one of the worst-rated titles on Steam.
[UPD] Embracer Group considering selling Gearbox Entertainment, as its restructuring continues to affect more studios
The ongoing restructuring at Embracer Group has already affected several subsidiaries of the Swedish holding company. The latest report indicates that Gearbox Entertainment could also be in danger.
Uma Musume Pretty Derby removed from Chinese app stores, sparking speculation that it may encourage gambling
Uma Musume Pretty Derby, which has already generated over $2 billion globally, recently launched in China. However, the game was suddenly removed from local app stores despite previously receiving a publishing license from the regulator.