The Next Era of Modding – with Overwolf, Studio Wildcard, and Look North World

The Next Era of Modding – with Overwolf, Studio Wildcard, and Look North World

Modding has long been a force of innovation and creativity in the games industry, but the emergence of cross-platform, premium mods is set to take modding to another level. Thanks to platforms like Overwolf’s CurseForge, studios and publishers can now enable all sorts of creators — even other professional studios — to build on top…

The New Business of Narrative

The New Business of Narrative

A new era of game developer has arrived to shake up narrative game making. In this episode, host Alexandra Takei, Director at Ruckus Games, welcomes Emily Pitcher, founder of Sondering, and Karla Reyes, founder of Anima Interactive, two Forbes 30 under 30 game developers focused on narrative innovation and socially conscious storytelling. The discussion delves into the evolution of narrative in…

Guild of Guardians on Immutable + Web3 Pulsecheck

Guild of Guardians on Immutable + Web3 Pulsecheck

Guild of Guardians, Immutable’s second major game after Gods Unchained, is one of the most anticipated web3 games of 2024. The game recently pivoted from a real-time RPG to an auto-battler, and is set for a May 15th global release. Guild of Guardians is one of the first games on Immutable’s new ZK-EVM blockchain, which…

Century Games: How a Top 20 Mobile Publisher Found Success on Roblox

Century Games: How a Top 20 Mobile Publisher Found Success on Roblox

Finding success on Roblox can be very challenging. There are over 20 million experiences created every year, and the play patterns are quite different from their more traditional mobile and console counterparts. That’s why UGC games analyst, David Taylor, sat down with Xiang Shen, the CTO of Century Games, a top 20 mobile publisher and the creators…

P2E is Dead? Long Live P2E! With Pixels.xyz

P2E is Dead? Long Live P2E! With Pixels.xyz

After the meteoric rise – and equally meteoric fall – of Axie Infinity, the term “Play-to-Earn” lost much of its cachet, and web3 developers avoided the term throughout the 2022-23 crypto winter. Adjacent concepts such as “Play-and-Earn” or “Play-to-Own” proliferated instead while developers and investors largely ignored the genre, and P2E was effectively declared dead….

The Past, Present, & Future of Live Service Games

The Past, Present, & Future of Live Service Games

RallyHere builds on the back of years of experience in Live Service, before the term was even coined, as Hi-Rez Studios under the leadership of CEO Stewart Chisam. RallyHere bottles this expertise into a toolset that can provide a huge edge for teams that want to leverage the power of live services in games. Hi-Rez Studios is behind many…

How to Succeed in MENA (with Sandsoft Games)

How to Succeed in MENA (with Sandsoft Games)

The games industry can no longer ignore the MENA region, encompassing markets like Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and more. With approximately 800 million people, a young and growing audience of gamers, expanding wealth, rising ARPUs, and emerging talent, it’s abundantly clear that MENA will be much more important to the games industry’s future than…