• TGE Index Investment Report - Q4 & Year-End 2020

    TheGamingEconomy’s Daily Digest brings you the prevalent business stories in gaming. In today’s news: Admix secures USD$7m (£5.6m) Series A funding; DMarket raises USD$6.5m (£5.2m); and Machinations closes €580,000 (£520,000) seed round. Admix secures USD$7m (£5.6m) Series A funding In-game and XR [...]

  • Live Services & Expansion: Q&A with Bernard Kim, Zynga

    Following company-record earnings for the second quarter, along with the USD$168m (£128m) acquisition of hyper-casual studio Rollic, Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga, speaks with TheGamingEconomy to discuss how the San Fransisco-based firm will maintain its growth over the [...]

  • Merchandise & Brand Partnerships in Esports: Q&A with Sam Wells, Raven

    Following its USD$1.4m (£1.1m) seed funding round in April, TheGamingEconomy speaks with Sam Wells, Managing Director of clothing brand Raven, to discuss the development of performance-based merchandise, and how non-endemic brands are set to enter the esports ecosystem. How will the [...]

  • Esports & iGaming: Q&A with Grant Johnson, Esports Entertainment Group

    Following its recent USD$8.4m (£6.7m) uplisting to the Nasdaq Capital Market, Esports Entertainment Group CEO Grant Johnson (pictured below) speaks with TheGamingEconomy to discuss the public offering and the role of online gambling (iGaming) within esports as audiences continue to [...]

  • Using AI to Improve Game Development: Q&A with Yuheng Chen, rct studio

    In this exclusive interview, TheGamingEconomy speaks to Yuheng Chen, COO of rct studio, to discuss the development of their AI-driven solutions and first-party titles, following a successful Series A funding round of USD$10m (£8.1m) led by Makers Fund. How will the [...]

  • Earplay, deltaDNA and the Rising Opportunity of 'Voice-First' Interactive Audio

    Audio-first and audio-only games have to-date offered a fascinating micro niche within the gaming medium. In the late 1990s the visionary musician and game designer Kenji Eno released a game with very few visuals at all for the Sega Saturn and [...]

  • Animoca Brands' Yat Siu: M&A, Partnerships, and Trends

    In the first of this two-part interview series, TheGamingEconomy speaks with Yat Siu (pictured), founder and non-executive chairman of Animoca Brands, following its acquisition of nWay, Inc. in December 2019. In part one: integrating nWay, advertising partnerships, and upcoming developments [...]