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Fig kicks off $500k funding initiative aimed at late-stage game dev woes

The crowdfunding company Fig has announced a new initiative focused on offering additional support to games successfully funded on the platform. …

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505 Games acquires Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons IP for $500K

Starbreeze announced the sale of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons to 505 Games today in a deal worth $ 500,000. Starbreeze CEO Andersson Klint said the transaction represented his studio’s “final transition to the digital strategy,” following its recent e…
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How a mobile studio’s fight for survival ended with a $500K investment

Traplight Games was founded back in 2010 by three game industry veterans. While the team aimed to create their own original games, they soon found themselves collaborating with other bigger studios… …

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Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty must sell 500K to fund new game in series, creator says

Just Add Water’s upcoming remake of the PSone-era adventure game Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee needs to sell half a million units in order to fund the creation of a new Oddworld game, series creator Lorne Lanning told Eurogamer today.

“If I’m doing a new…
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At 500K downloads, Tic Tactics injects new life into classic game

With 500,000 downloads in the last two months, California mobile developer Hidden Variable believes it’s unlocked the secret to making tic-tac-toe crisp and sophisticated with Tic Tactics. …

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf sales surpass 500K in June

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Nintendo announced this evening that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold over 505,000 copies between physical and digital versions in June.

Nintendo says over 20 percent of sales (around 101,000 downloads) went through the Nintendo eShop, which it claims is the second-highest ratio of digital delivery “behind only Fire Emblem Awakening.”

The company says, “Nintendo’s internal trackers show that sales of the game continue to be strong in July as well, indicating that Animal Crossing: New Leaf is poised to be one of the biggest games of the summer.”

The Tom Nook debt crisis, in other words, is nowhere near being abated.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon hits 500K in sales

Ubisoft’s standalone and neon-loving throwback, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, has surpassed 500,000 total units sold on XBLA, PSN and PC, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told GamesIndustry International. While Guillemot neglected to break down how Blood Dragon‘s sales were spread by platform, he did specifically call out boosted Far Cry 3 sales on PC as a result of Blood Dragon‘s favorable reception.

Blood Dragon‘s critical and commercial success as a companion product is something that Ubisoft will investigate, Guillemot said, so it’s possible that Ubisoft may try and use this formula again in the future. Watch Dogs: Pound Puppies, yes?

JoystiqFar Cry 3: Blood Dragon hits 500K in sales originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Project Awakened falls short of $500K Kickstarter goal

Project Awakened Kickstarter ends below target goal

Project Awakened, the attempt to reinvigorate Phosphor Games’ beleaguered superhero action game, fell short of its Kickstarter goal today, raising $ 338,498 of a requested $ 500,000. On Monday, with less than two days to raise more than $ 200,000, Phosphor Director Chip Sineni told us that if Awakened missed its Kickstarter goal, his team would continue to develop the game in its own time.

“If nothing else comes up for funding elsewhere – we will keep looking,” Sineni said. “We would not be able to promise a 2014 beta, and it would likely take a long time to complete.”

At the one-day countdown, Phosphor put together a Heineken ad Hello Kitty piano recital video featuring the team drunkenly singing Tom Waits’ “Innocent When You Dream.” If that can’t make a Kickstarter succeed, we just don’t know what will.

JoystiqProject Awakened falls short of $ 500K Kickstarter goal originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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‘Tablet-first’ dev Supercell grossing $500K a day on iOS

Newsbrief: Social game developer Supercell is the latest studio to see huge revenues from its mobile endeavors, as the company has stated that it is currently grossing over $ 500,000 a day from two releases. The Helsinki, Finland-based studio, which earlier this year adopted a “tablet-first” mobile strategy, told the New York Times that it earns $ 350,000 a day in revenue after Apple has taken its 30 percent cut from sales of Hay Day and Clash …

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Over 500K attempting to survive in Arma 2 mod ‘DayZ’

Day Z downloads poised to eclipse Arma 2

DayZ, the zombie-focused mod for ultra-realistic shooter Arma 2, has reached the 500,000 user milestone, the dev’s Twitter account revealed today.

“Congratulations everyone, with your support through tough times, mistakes, troubles, and technical problems, we now have over 500k users,” the tweet revealed. The ‘Alpha Version’ of DayZ, which requires Arma 2 and its standalone expansion Operation Arrowhead, was released in April 2012.

Speaking earlier this week at the indie-focused event, Rezzed, mod creator Dean Hall said his free mod will soon eclipse sales of Arma 2 at the rate it’s being downloaded.

“Currently we’re running 22,000 concurrent at full peak, and 10,000 off peak, which is pretty huge numbers considering the original data structure and system was designed to handle 100 concurrents, and two servers,” Hall said during his talk, according to Eurogamer.

Hall, who works for Arma developer Bohemia Interactive, revealed that an estimated 400,000 users had experienced the mod by Friday, July 7, and noted an average of about 10,000 new users were jumping into the fray each day.

JoystiqOver 500K attempting to survive in Arma 2 mod ‘DayZ’ originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 12 Jul 2012 01:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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