Gaming Industry articles
We recently sent a few questions to Stardock to see what it was like being on a technical team at a company well known for some of the best strategy games on the market and one that produces utilities for Windows. The VP of Technology took a moment to help us out.
Having a game that is critically received and even sets Play Station Network sales records doesn't necessarily guarantee success. The creator of the hit game Journey said that even with those kind of numbers the development costs bankrupted ThatGameCompany.
In an update, about an hour ago, on the Kickstarter page for Gas Powered Game's Wildman, the developers have decided to cancel the campaign before it ran out of time in another couple days. They will be trying to focus on other ways to keep Gas Powered Games running.
One of Id Software's Co-founders, John Carmack, has stated in a post on Reddit that porting games to Linux barely makes into his top ten priorities. He states that a good business case cannot be made for officially supporting the operating system and drivers.
In their recently released financial statement, Activision Blizzard announced better than expected fourth quarter and full year results. The company pulled in over $4.8 billion dollars in net revenue for 2012 and had a 4Q net profit of 1.7 billion dollars.
We recently reached out to the fine folks at Hidden Path Entertainment to see if they would be kind enough to answer a few questions. Not only did they agree, but the questions were answered by the CEO of the company, Jeff Pobst. Read on to see the details.
Gaming industry veteran and co-founder of iD Software, Tom Hall, has launched a Kickstarted campaign to create a cross-platofrm game editor called Worlds of Wander. The platform game creator would allow anyone to create their own platformer games and share them.
In a press release today, j2 Global has announced that it's subsidiray Ziff Davis, Inc has acquired IGN Entertainment Entertainment. The acquisition will add IGN.com, UGO.com, 1UP.com and AskMen.com to the list of Ziff Davis properties which include PCMAG.com.
In a recent report by Swedish site IT24, they stated that Mojang's 2012 earnings were at about 1.5 billion kronor (about $238 million) and that creator Markus "Notch" Persson pulled in a hefty $101.4 million dollars. Notch had a few comments on Reddit about it all.