Rogue Snail on how launching Relic Hunters: Rebels on Netflix helped it not worry about monetization
Relic Hunters: Rebels is the latest addition to Netflix’s growing library of mobile games. The studio behind this mobile game has explained its decision to make it exclusively available to the streaming platform’s subscribers.
Roblox offers flexible remote work options to employees who don’t want to come back to office
Roblox has joined a number of game companies to introduce a hybrid working model. It will offer flexible options for all employees, both for those who want to return to the office and those who prefer to work remotely.
Embracer Group to acquire Eidos and Crystal Dynamics, as well as Deus Ex and Tomb Raider rights for €300 million
Embracer Group continues its expansion by entering into an agreement to acquire several studios and IPs from Square Enix. The list includes Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics and Deus Ex maker Eidos Montreal.
34BigThings’ Valerio Di Donato on how a year under Saber has treated the studio
In November 2020, Embracer Group acquired a 100 percent stake in Turin, Italy-based 34BigThings through its subsidiary Saber Interactive. We caught up with Valerio Di Donato, CEO at 34BigThings, to discuss how, if at all, the acquisition by the corporate giant has changed the studio that has always prided itself on the freedom to be “superweird.”
Rovio reports record game revenue of €85 million for Q1 2022, surpassing 50 million MAU across its portfolio
Rovio has issued a financial report for the first quarter of 2022. Despite the overall decline in the mobile free-to-play market, the company behind Angry Birds managed to achieve record gaming revenue.
Solo dev Ivan Porrini on making B.I.O.T.A., a Game Boy-style metroidvania that is on the player’s side
B.I.O.T.A. is not only a charming homage to retro 4-color Game Boy titles, but also a metroidvania with some tricks up its sleeve. We spoke with Italian developer Ivan Porrini, a.k.a small bros, to discuss his gamedev journey and the process of making this project.