Here are the Games Industry Highlights | Week 10-11 | 2024

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🌍 Remedy Entertainment Plc has re-acquired all rights to the Control IP from 505 Games for €17M.

🌍 Steam has launched a new calendar dashboard where you can view all upcoming events and scheduled sales & releases (of your own games). This is a very useful tool to plan the events to participate in, such as the 8 upcoming thematic events: Tower Defense, Fighting Games, Rhythm, Space Exploration, Planes + Trains + Automobiles, Turn-based RPG, Steam Scream and Cooking Festivals. Additionally, launch discounts can now be set to 14 days.

🌍 Speaking of Steam Matt Hackett made a nice article about creating your own developer or publisher page and making it look all fancy!

🌍 Toys For Bob (Spyro Reignited, Crash N. Sane Trilogy, Crash 4) – are going independent, separating from Activision Blizzard and working on own new IP.

🌍 Layoff news: Electronic Arts (EA) : around 670 people let go (5% of workforce). Deck Nine Games is laying off 20% of the studio.

🌍 Rockstar Games demands that all remote workers return to office fulltime. (which will result in many developers quitting their job)

🌍 EA bumped the whole Steam New & Trending tab in one fell swoop by re-releasing a bulk of 15 games in a day, pushing several indies off the list.

🌍 Just a week after getting sued by Nintendo, Switch emulator Yuzu settled the lawsuit and will pay out $2.4M in damages.

🌍 Application for the (online) ChinaJoy x Game Connection festival are open:

🌍 Nintendo and Illumination will partner on Super Mario Bros. Movie 2, coming in 2026.

🌍 Warner Bros. Entertainment is removing all Adult Swim-published games from storefronts.

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👉 Looking for a startup partner in crime? Check out the free online
imec.istart co-founder matchmaking event, March 28th:

👉 Maracas Studio released The With’s Cookbook, a potion-making game that streamers can play with their chat:

👉 Shredders by I-Illusions got a massive free update: a playground called Crater Park, TNF Zone and a new 540 Indy Slopestyle!

👉 ROGUE6 released Nova Cora Chaos, a free co-op cooking game with cute robots:

👉 Registration for Storycon is open, a storytelling conference hosted by Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds on the 18th of April:

👉 Control Magazine – media & events for the game industry made a useful list of all Belgian & Dutch studios giving talks at #GDC24

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