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Marvel vs. Telltale: Adventure studio to make games based on Marvel IP

The prolific and license-happy developer of The Walking Dead has signed a deal with the ascendent comic book and Hollywood IP factory. …


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Now that I run my studio, I understand the ‘insanity’ of my old bosses

“Now that I’m a CEO and a business owner, the tables, of course, are turned. What I realize now is that business is not the smoothly running ship that we idealize it to be.” …


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Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There Could Be Its Last Film

Studio Ghibli has a relationship with the video game industry, whether it's simply a matter of influence, or as is the case with Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch, a direct partnership. It's newest film, When Marnie Was There, is significant because there is a possibility it may be the studio's last film.

The film released in Japan last year and is getting localized for North America this summer, which is what you will see in the trailer below.

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The studio's most notable director, Hayao Miyazaki, retired recently after releasing The Wind Rises, and it currently has no other films in production as it pauses to re-assess its goals. It's unclear what's in store for the studio's future.

Alongside Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch, Studio Ghibli was also involved in the PlayStation 2 game Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color. Films like Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind also served as an important influence on elements of the Final Fantasy series (the airships, specifically). Castle in the Sky also influenced games like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and most recently, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.

For more on the Studio Ghibli and video game industry overlap, head here for an interview with Level-5 President Akihiro Hino about working with Ghibli. You can also head here for a story about our visit to the Studio Ghibli museum while in Japan for Tokyo Game Show last year.

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Unity, Unreal and Cocos2d get a bit cozier with Visual Studio

Microsoft has cut deals with Epic, Unity and Chukong Technologies to integrate its Visual Studio development toolset more tightly with their respective engines — Unreal, Unity and Cocos2d. …


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How a business plan can help your fledgling mobile studio

“The truth is that every mobile game business can benefit from a business plan. Here are some of the most overlooked ways a business plan can help your mobile game business.” …


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Going ‘real indie’: Valiant Hearts director launches new studio

“It is like I built my own food truck, instead of renting one,” say long-time Ubisoft developer Yoan Fanise of his decision to quit AAA and start Digixart with studio co-founder Anne-Laure Fanise. …


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Casual casino game studio Idle Gaming acquired by GSN Games

Casino games are still hot in the casual industry, real-money transactions or not, as this latest purchase proves. …


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Blizzard sues a studio that’s suing a studio

Will it matter if Heroes Charge rips off Soul Clash if Soul Clash infringes on the World of Warcraft IP? …


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Danish studio Full Control gives up making new games, lays off staff

The 11-year-old Danish studio responsible for games like Jagged Alliance: Flashback and Space Hulk has stopped developing new projects and laid off almost all staff after running out of money. …


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Chillingo expands to China with new Shanghai studio

Electronic Arts’ mobile publishing arm Chillingo is making a big push into China by opening a new studio, Chillingo China, within EA’s established Shanghai office. …


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