ESTNN Writes: "The world of gaming is opening up more and more to the indie market. In recent years, there have been many small development teams who have managed to have great success thanks to their work, even if they do not benefit from the means that the large software houses have at their disposal. But you know, great means is not necessarily synonymous with quality, and indie developers know this well. Anyway, have you ever wondered why indie games are mostly platformers, puzzle games, and metroidvanias? We have tried to give an answer in this article."
Effective January 1, 2024, Unity will introduce a new Unity Runtime Fee that’s based on game installs. Unity will also add cloud-based asset storage, Unity DevOps tools, and AI at runtime at no extra cost to Unity subscription plans this November.
"It's an absolute f*cking catastrophe".
Unity has announced dramatic changes to its Unity Engine business model which will see it introduce a monthly fee per new game install beginning on 1st January next year - a move that has drawn considerable criticism from the development community.
IGN can exclusively reveal the details from IATSE's 2023 Gameworkers.org Rates and Conditions Survey, where the organization asked hundreds of video game developers about their pay, benefits, and working conditions.