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

    Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has seen backers give USD$1bn (£769m) to game projects in the ten years since its launch. When Kickstarter launched in 2009, crowdfunding was little known to the public, but following some high-profile projects by prominent creators, it quickly [...]

  • PandaScore Raises €5m; Armada Interactive Files for Bankruptcy

    TheGamingEconomy’s Daily Digest brings you the prevalent business stories in gaming. In today’s news: PandaScore raises €5m (£4.5m); Armada Interactive files for bankruptcy; and ESIC sanctions 37 coaches for misconduct. PandaScore raises €5m (£4.5m) Esports data provider PandaScore has raised €5m (£4.5m) [...]

  • TGE Index New Additions Analysis - August 2020

    In this newly-launched series, TheGamingEconomy takes an in-depth look at a sample of the 300 companies added to the TGE Index over the last month. In this edition: video games investment vehicle Transcend Fund; African mobile developer-publisher Carry1st; and esports [...]

  • COVID-19 and the Game Industry: News Round-up [UPDATED 7th April]

    [LATEST UPDATE: 3rd April] As the COVID-19 novel coronavirus continues its spread and has hit pandemic level, there has been a growing impact on the game industry. The game sector's problems, of course, are trivial compared to the millions impacted and [...]

  • Epic Games Launches New 'Developer-First' Publishing Model

    Fortnite outfit Epic Games has launched a new multi-platform publishing initiative that promises to be 'developer-first' in its make-up and delivery. A number of high-profile game studios are already on board with the Epic Games Publishing effort, with Playdead, Remedy Entertainment [...]

  • Jacki Vause on How to Publish Successfully in China

    In this special exclusive contributed piece, Dimoso CEO Jacki Vause considers the fine art of publishing mobile games to China. Vause is a widely respected veteran of the tech, mobile and PR space, has been named one of PCR's Top-30 [...]

  • Inside the Digital Services Tax

    As part of the recent UK budget, the government confirmed that it is pressing ahead with its somewhat controversial Digital Services Tax. As reported by the Financial times, the UK plans to raise £500m a year by applying the tax primarily [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Google Opens Playa Vista Stadia Studio; Esports Players League Completes USD$1m (£767k) Seed Round

    TheGamingEconomy Daily Digest brings you the trending business stories in gaming. In today’s edition: Google opens Playa Vista Stadia studio; Esports Players League completes USD$1m seed round; and Phoenix Games acquires Studio Firefly. Google opens Playa Vista Stadia studio Google has opened [...]

  • Google Rolls Out Hypercasual Platform; CD Projekt Now Europe's Second-Largest Game Company

    TheGamingEconomy’s Daily Digest brings you the prevalent business stories in gaming. In today’s news: Google rolls out hypercasual platform for low spec devices and networks; CD Projekt now Europe's second-largest game company; and Oculus making 'significant headway' against HTC's VR [...]

  • Arcades Are Dead; Long Live... Airport Gaming Lounges?

    The classic video game arcade has almost become a trope for nostalgia. They appear across contemporary fiction as shorthand for a fondly remembered version of the 1970s and 1980s. The arcade's 'passing' is often lamented in tandem with warm, fuzzy memories [...]