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New BloodRayne teased by fighting game studio

Arc System Works is teasing a new game called “BRCS,” which appears to be related to the BloodRayne franchise. VG247 points out the iconography on the character’s medallion and sword are that of red-headed dhampir, Rayne.

In recent years Arc System…
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Square Enix shuts down its India studio after one year, no games

Square Enix has shut down its operations in Mumbai, India, former Square Enix India Vice President Atul Vibhandik confirmed to MCV. He didn’t offer additional comments.

Square Enix India was established in 2013 and employed six people, all of whom…
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Microsoft partners with UK studio to produce sci-fi drama ‘Humans’

Microsoft is pushing forward on its original television programming initiative by partnering with UK broadcaster Channel 4 and production company Kudos to create a drama series called Humans. The sci-fi drama is an English-language adaptation of…
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The Sun at Night studio announces Murder at Mystery Manor

The Sun at Night developer Minicore Studios announced that it’s currently prototyping Murder at Mystery Manor, an online multiplayer investigation game that puts players at the heart of a low-poly murder mystery.

Similar in setup to the classic…
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Murdered: Soul Suspect dev lays off 14 in studio restructuring

Airtight Games, developer of Murdered: Soul Suspect and Quantum Conundrum, suffered layoffs this week. The studio let go of 14 employees, confirmed by IGN as part of a “necessary restructuring” for the developer.

Airtight’s restructuring was deemed…
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Ether One studio in talks to bring first-person thriller to PS4

Ether One, the first-person, mind-plundering thriller from White Paper Games, may bring its special brand of brain-busting to PS4, designer Pete Bottomley told Joystiq during our livestream this week.

“Officially at the weekend I found out that I…
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Studio Pixel’s Kero Blaster finally hops to it in May

Goats are so last season and frogs are the new hotness: Kero Blaster, the long-delayed platformer from the maker of Cave Story, is coming to Windows PC and iOS on May 11. The game stars Kaeru, a bipdeal frog who looks a bit like Kermit, but unlike…
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Runic Co-founders Form New Studio Double Damage Games

Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer formed Runic games and helped bring the Torchlight series into the world. Now they're starting a new journey at a new studio called Double Damage Games.

Earlier today, Baldree took to Runic's forums to talk about his upcoming departure on April 2, "I should say from the outset that this is an amicable departure, that I consider the amazing team at Runic my friends and family, and that it is a privilege that they've let me get away with running the place for this long. I love them all, and the biggest downside to all of this is that I won't get to see them every day. They are the reason that Runic has succeeded, and are the best group of people you could hope to meet or work with."

Baldree didn't talk about what game he'll be working on, but did say that it would be a smaller title "within the boundaries of limited means and resources."

Baldree and Schaefer co-founded nearly six years ago and helped bring Torchlight and Torchlight II to market.

 

[Source: Runic Games via Joystiq]

 

Our Take
I think this sounds exciting for Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer. Sometimes you have to follow your dreams and all that junk. I thought both Torchlight games were a lot of fun, and I look forward to seeing what these two cook up in the future.

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Activision to close Call of Duty mobile studio

Activision’s mobile studio in the UK, The Blast Furnace, will close at the end of the month. A spokesperson for the publisher informed MCV that no “suitable alternative” was found. The studio entered the consultation period required by UK law in…
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Evolution, Studio Liverpool expats form new UK studio Starship

Martin Kenwright, the founder of Evolution Studios and the progenitor of Motorstorm, is talking up his new digital entertainment studio: Starship. …


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