Author: rossprzybylski

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Sony opening Malaysian art studio to boost first-party development

Sony Interactive Entertainment intends to open a new PlayStation development studio in Malaysia in 2020. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the new opening will be the company's first Southeast Asian studio. It will be on hand to provide art and animation support to Worldwide Studios, the Sony-owned family of first-party developers that includes names like Guerrilla Games, Media Molecule, Naughty Dog, and Insomniac. 

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2 Jul
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Codemasters acquires Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios

British developer-publisher Codemasters has purchased Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios for a reported $30 million. The deal will see Codemasters, which already has a portfolio full of racing franchises such as DirtGrid, and Formula 1, hand over $25 million in cash and $5 million in stock.Slightly Mad CEO and founder Ian Bell will continue to lead the studio under the Codemasters umbrella, while the entire dev team will also be kept on. 

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28 Jun

A group of senior Ubisoft devs have joined Google’s in-house Stadia studio

Google has expanded its Stadia development team by hiring a group of senior Ubisoft developers, according to a new report from VGC. Stadia Games and Entertainment was opened earlier this year with the remit of working on first-party titles for the Stadia. The Montreal-based studio is led by industry veteran Jade Raymond, who spent over a decade at Ubisoft working on franchises like Assassin’s CreedSplinter Cell, and Watch Dogs

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24 Jun

What Does a Game Designer Do?

Like most people, you probably like playing games. You’ve probably even had moments where you wish you could improve a game you were playing. Maybe you have an idea for an original one. Perhaps you thought you could be a game designer?In my first post about the game industry, I discussed a bit of what it’s like to be a game developer in the industry today. Today I’m going to dig into the role of a designer a bit more.

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