$10,000 Awarded to Take This, Inc. in aid of Mental Health Awareness

Wired Productions, an independent games publisher and developer, and LKA, a leading Italian games studio, are pleased to announce the resounding success of their initial fundraising for mental health awareness. Take This, Inc. a charity whose mission is to raise awareness, offer support and provide safe spaces to those in need is to receive all proceeds from the activity, with an award of $10,000. Applying to digital sales across all formats, 25% of the net receipts from each copy of The Town of Light sold within the promotional window were…

Wargaming Opens Mobile Development Studio in Moscow

Continuing its advance into the mobile sector, Wargaming is proud to announce the opening of a development studio in Moscow, one of the most prominent mobile game development hubs around the globe. Wargaming Moscow is to be headed by Andrey Zimenko, an experienced professional with a 13 years’ track record in game development. His previous jobs include overseeing mobile publishing in Wargaming Alliance and leading a mobile development studio in Mail.Ru. “Moscow is one of the most significant centers for mobile gamedev in the world so we had to establish…

SOEDESCO and 1C Company team up

Publishers SOEDESCO and 1C Company are excited to announce their cooperation. The first project in this cooperation aims to release boxed editions of award-winning hardcore sci-fi platformer Blackhole and non-violent sci-fi platformer Shiny to PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, with more titles expected in the future. The two games can be found in stores in early 2018. About Blackhole Blackhole is a hardcore sci-fi platformer made by FiolaSoft Studio. The game revolves around a spaceship which crashes on Entity, an unidentified object resembling a planet. The player takes on the role…

Gambitious raises new capital and bolster management team, reemerging as Good Shepherd Entertainment

Gambitious B.V. was founded in 2011 as an unprecedented model for funding video game development, growing over time into an equally accomplished publisher of independent titles. Today its founders have announced a rebirth of that vision, backed by an infusion of new capital and expansion of its leadership team. The company, now rebranded as Good Shepherd Entertainment, will focus on improving production values in indie games, especially writing, music and voice acting, while strengthening its marketing team and aggressively growing its proprietary private investor network to participate in its successful…

Reto-Moto appoints new CEO to accelerate growth plan

Effective in August 2017, Jean-Marc Broyer is appointed new CEO for the fast growing Danish game studio Reto-Moto, behind the WW2 PC game Heroes & Generals and formed by the founders of the Hitman series. Martin Pollas is stepping down as CEO, but will continue to contribute to Reto-Moto’s success. Before his appointment to Reto-Moto, Jean-Marc Broyer was leading development and gaming operations at Swedish game studio Gaming Corps. Jean-Marc has been involved with digital game development for two decades and has worked with leading developers and publishing organisations such…

Famous Game Developers Hold Public Keynotes on gamescom

From Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to Project CARS 2: Famous Game Developers Hold Public Keynotes on gamescom The makers of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Project CARS 2 and the Ultima-series give public keynote speeches in front of gamescom visitors Visitors of gamescom and devcom are in for a special treat this year: Three of the most famous game designers will hold public keynotes. These keynotes are not only for visitors of the developer platform devcom, gamescom visitors can watch as well: All holders of visitor or trade visitor tickets may attend for free. Space…

Wargaming and VRTech to Collaborate on Creating Entertaining VR Content

Wargaming is excited to announce a deal with VRTech, a Moscow-based company, which focuses on VR technology. The collaboration is set to combine VRTech’s solutions and Wargaming’s expertise in game design and visual effects. The companies aim at delivering new common initiatives that will introduce engaging VR experiences to the European market. “The potential of taking location-based VR to a new level is an opportunity we had to capitalize on,” said Aleksandr Zezulin, R&D Operations Director at Wargaming. “With this partnership, we are planning to change the public perception of…

Wargaming Enters the Heart of Gaming at Gamescom 2017 with Its Biggest Program and Show Floor Ever

The biggest gaming trade show with more than 340,000 public and business visitors is opening its doors on August 21, 2017. Wargaming will conquer the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, with the biggest show floor in the company’s history—1400 m² of pure entertainment, armed with a stunning stage program, music acts and, of course, new iterations to play from World of Tanks on PC and Consoles, World of Warships, and even a public world premiere with Creative Assembly’s Total War: ARENA! The gamescom exhibition is like a home base for Wargaming, where they can meet their players and fans. For…

Wired Productions Announces Partnership with TakeThis, Inc.

Wired Productions, an independent games publisher and developer, is pleased to announce the start of a year-long campaign to help raise awareness and bring ongoing attention to the importance of mental health issues. This awareness is being undertaken in partnership with TakeThis, Inc, a non-profit charity that seeks to inform communities about mental health issues to provide education about various mental health disorders and to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness. Over the course of the next year, Wired Productions will embark on a series of activities, including…

Frontier Developments announces Frontier Expo 2017

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today announced the first ever Frontier Expo, taking place October 7 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. FX2017 brings together the players and developers of Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster for a day of gaming and celebration. Frontier Expo will be Frontier’s biggest ever community event and the next step in the studio’s journey as an independent developer and publisher of triple-A videogames. Frontier Expo is Frontier’s key press and community event in 2017, featuring eagerly-anticipated announcements regarding the future of Elite Dangerous, what’s next…