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Russian mobile games market decreased by 84% in wake of global sanctions
Global sanctions have already started affecting different business areas in Russia, including the mobile games market. Here is how revenues of the highest-grossing mobile titles, as well as the whole market volume, decreased following the latest suspensions.
10% of G5 Entertainment’s staff in Ukraine and over 20% staff in Russia already left their countries
G5 has released a new statement, saying that its employees located in Ukraine and Russia are now leaving their countries. The company also condemned the actions of the Russian government, adding that it will stop distributing its games in the country.
Russian court labels Meta “extremist organization,” making all its business activities illegal
Russia has officially recognized Meta as an “extremist organization,” meaning that the company’s business and services are banned in the country. However, people will still be able to use Facebook and Instagram despite them being blocked.
Almost 7000 mobile apps removed from App Store in Russia since February 24
As the exodus of tech companies from Russia continues, global developers continue to suspend their operations in accordance with sanctions and in support of Ukraine. Almost 7000 apps have already been removed from the country’s App Store.
GSC Game World changes S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 subtitle, says it won’t sell game in Russia
Kyiv-based developer GSC Game World has shared two updates on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. First, it changed the game’s subtitle in accordance with Ukrainian language rules. Second, the studio decided to prohibit sales of the upcoming title in Russia.
Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia calls to recognize Meta as “extremist organization”
Following Meta’s decision to allow hate speech towards the Russian military on its platforms, the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office has called for a ban on Instagram, with the company being recognized as an “extremist organization.”
G5 Entertainment CEO on helping its Ukrainian employees and not banning games in Russia: “This is less virtue-signaling and PR, but more doing”
Vlad Suglobov, the CEO of G5 Entertainment, has opened up about supporting Ukrainian employees, opening new offices in other countries, and his decision to not suspend selling games in Russia.
Microsoft suspends all new sales of its products and services in Russia
The list of companies suspending or stopping their business in Russia is getting bigger. Microsoft has announced its decision to stop all new sales of its products and services in the country while also committing to helping and supporting Ukraine.
Google stops selling online ads across its services in Russia, including YouTube and search
Google has joined a broad range of companies that have limited or banned their services in Russia. The company decided to stop selling in the country, with restrictions covering search, YouTube, and publishing partners.
GitHub to not ban Russian developers despite calls to cut country from platform
Some members of the GitHub community have been asking to ban Russian users for a week now. The platform, however, has decided to not restrict any developers, adding that it will still continue to examine government mandates.
MY.GAMES on how to sell and promote games in Russia — market that reached $2.2 billion in revenue in 2021
MY.GAMES Business Development Manager Dmitriy Byshonkov has shared some insights for international developers on how to sell and market video games in Russia. He detailed the importance of localization, regional pricing, and local marketing channels.