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The deal Phoenix Point developer Snapshot games struck with Epic Games to make the turn-based tactics title a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store was likely worth more than $2 million USD, according to one investor who helped finance the game on Fig. Working backwards from the numbers announced in an email from Fig, this investor believes Epic probably paid Snapshot about $2.25 million for the exclusivity deal, using SEC filings and already-published information on breakeven points and revenue splits. Fig is a crowdfunding platform that allows backers to go beyond the usual model of backing game development. It allows backers to buy in at an investor level, ultimately sharing in revenues from games they support financially. In a Resetera thread, one of these investors shared the latest information they’ve received from Fig, which includes news of a 191% return. The investor believes this reflects the influx of cash from the deal with Epic Games for one year of exclusivity for … [Read more...] about Investor: Phoenix Point developers got more than $2 million for Epic exclusivity deal
The Phoenix Point Reddit AMA was destined to be dominated by criticisms and questions about the recently announced Epic Games Store exclusivity deal. It's become par for the course for the mood to turn sour after these announcements. Julian Gollop used the opportunity to defend the decision and clarify a few misconceptions. The lead designer and X-Com creator explained that the deal with Epic allows the studio to commit more to the launch, as well as enabling it to support the game more immediately after launch. Ultimately, he says, it will result in "a better game", and one that gets post-launch additions sooner. One of the points of contention among backers was that they'd been expecting a key for Steam or GOG, the latter being especially important for those looking to avoid DLC. Gollop confirmed that Steam and GOG keys would still be given to backers after the exclusive year is up, and that the Epic Games Store version would be free of DRM. You can run it without the … [Read more...] about Phoenix Point developer addresses Epic Games Store criticism
I would like to start a game development company. Let us say that I have a simple business plan oriented towards somewhat of a „waterfall“ development model. Where financial resources are unconstrained and the primary goal is not necessarily profit, most likely just getting the job done. Some things I would like to create. Game engine: „C“ backend GNU C compiler collection;. Multiplayer role playing game. „C“ language resources as utilities. Working environment: job places, friendly atmosphere, creative mindsets;. „Not standard solutions“ for distribution and business logic. How should I go about things if I want to develop a lot of software and do the „heavy lifting“ myself? I would like to manage the company myself. And take care of most of the commercial aspects of project management. Due note that the company will be based in the Samogitia region of the Republic of Lithuania. And may have representative offices in the … [Read more...] about I would like to start a game development company. How much could I enticipate from my collegues?
Do you want to work on video game websites for a living? Of course you do. The big plan is to unify all of the websites onto a single common platform, you see. And for that, Gamer Network needs more talented staff to join its already pretty-amazing-actually tech squad. Here’s all the details you need to know: Gamer Network is searching for Backend Web Developers of all experience levels to join our experienced in-house Platform team. The Platform team is in the middle of an ambitious project to unify Gamer Network’s award winning family of games sites on to a single common platform, utilising cutting edge technologies to equip the company with a strong foundation for the future. This is the opportunity for the right candidate to be instrumental in shaping that platform. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, approachable and encourage others to meet or exceed their own high standards. They will be keen to investigate, evaluate and build using new technologies quickly. … [Read more...] about Gamer Network is looking for backend web developers – is that you?