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On this week: Trailmix's Alice Bowman, GTA Trilogy delay, Pixion's Kam Punia, NetEase Games' David Wilson.

Top stories from

  • Ilkka Paananen called a talk “inspiring” at Supercell’s TimeOut offsite last week, so we found out what it was – a presentation from Trailmix‘s Alice Bowman about baking diversity into game design
  • Take-Two gave us some colour on its mobile output in its financials, which also confirmed that the GTA Trilogy remasters are delayed
  • We spoke to Pixion Games founder Kam Punia about its blockchain/esports game Fableborne
  • New NetEase Games PR director for Europe David Wilson told us “The potential for NetEase in the West is incredible”

Investing and M&A

  • Behaviour Interactive bought Midwinter Entertainment from Improbable, which continues to sell off its non-metaverse businesses
  • Azra Games, led by a former Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes dev, raised $15m for a new blockchain game
  • From the Bench, best known for its Fantasy Manager games, got bought by ad firm Tappx
  • N3twork Studios raised $46m to make web3 games Legendary: Heroes Unchained and Triumph
  • A16z went public with its $600m Games Fund One
  • Gameloft opened a new Paris studio, focused on free-to-play PC and console games
  • Microids opened up a new office in Berlin


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