Mighty No. 9

Former Capcom producer and Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has announced his studio's next game, a Japanese-style side-scrolling action title called Mighty No. 9, and launched a funding drive on Kickstarter. Inafune...
New Zealand

New Zealand's parliament has passed legislation banning the use and enforcement of software patents, to prevent companies from monopolising software designs and concepts in the region. "The patent ban in New Zealand...
Japan

Japan's Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) announced the results of a survey of game developers in conjunction with the CEDEC conference that begins today in Yokohama. The report collected 473 responses, and...
Snail Games

Snail's Assistant CEO Sun Taihu said during ChinaJoy that the company's transition to new platforms is not solely focused on mobile games, but part of the company's planned expansion in several...
Namco Bandai Studios Singapore

Japanese game developer and publisher Namco Bandai has announced it will invest S$1 million to establish a new studio in Singapore's Mediapolis technology park this year. "Namco Bandai Studios Singapore is positioned...
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft, one of the few major MMOs still collecting player subscription fees, has begun the process of introducing an in-game microtransaction store. Blizzard says the store will start up...
Australian Government | Screen Australia

After weathering the global financial crisis, job cuts and dropping retail sales, ten Australian game development companies have been awarded A$6 million in government funding. The developers chosen were Defiant Development,...
Ubitus

Following an investment round in led by Samsung Ventures, Taiwan's cloud gaming technology provider Ubitus has rapidly secured new partners China Telecom, LG, Konami, Nexon and Neowiz to drive growth in...
Square Enix Smile Works

Square Enix has joined with Indonesian Gotanda Electronic to start Square Enix Smile Works, the company's first game studio in Indonesia. Indonesian's increasing purchasing power and consumer confidence, as well as...
Sega Studios Australia

After significant layoffs in 2012, Sega confirmed that the Brisbane-based developer Sega Studios Australia will be shut down later this year. Previously known as The Creative Assembly Australia, the studio suffered...
Renren Qinghua

Renren Games has announced plans to donate 10 million RMB to China’s Qinghua University to set up a joint research lab with Qinghua’s psychology department. The new BBD (Behaviour and Big Data)...