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Studio Gobo Welcomes Xu Xiaojun as New Head of Studio

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Studio Gobo, the Brighton-based team of leading interactive designers and game developers, is excited to announce that Xu Xiaojun will take over as Head of the Studio from May 2021, having previously held the role of Game Director.

Founded in 2011 and a part of Keywords Studios since 2018, Studio Gobo offers AAA character-action game development services to video games publishers around the world, partnering with companies such as Ubisoft, Disney, Tencent and Warner Bros.

Starting with a team of less than 20 people, Gobo now has more than 100 highly talented development staff working across multiple platforms and projects.

Having joined Studio Gobo soon after it was founded, Xu Xiaojun has been an integral part of growing the design department over the past 10 years. He plans to build on outgoing Tony Beckwith’s legacy of growth, taking on 20-30 new hires by the end of 2021.

Xu Xiaojun commented: “Studio Gobo works with some of the biggest IPs in the world, partnering with and learning from the best names in games, which feeds back into our projects. Not only that, we hire young talented people and give them the opportunity to grow, sharpening their craft.

“I can’t wait to continue overseeing and building this culture of empowerment as Head of Studio but still stay hands-on with game development.”

In his time at Gobo, Xu Xiaojun served as Game Director on high profile projects such as Ubisoft’s For Honour and Hyperscape. He’s also led the design team on every installment of the iconic Disney Infinity franchise since its inception and, more recently, oversaw development on Synced-Off Planet.

With Xu Xiaojun at the helm, Gobo seeks to expand and sustain their talent-first business – an approach which enabled the studio to win the UK games industry’s Best Places To Work Awards for four years running.

Former Head of Studio, Tony Beckwith, commented: “When we set up Studio Gobo, we could never have predicted the co-development powerhouse that it has become today.

“Although I am sad to be leaving, I know that my successor – Xu Xiaojun – will be a great studio head who will elevate the studio to even brighter horizons over the next ten years.”

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Innovecs officially introduces Innovecs Games as its sub-brand into the global gaming market

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The reframing of Innovecs Games as a sub-brand is aligned with the significant growth and transformation taking place within the Innovecs gaming practice. Along with the brand identity update, it embodies the energy and enthusiasm of the entire team and demonstrates the dynamism of Innovecs gaming studio.

Innovecs undertook this launch to officially position its Games Studio’s services and expertise in the global Game Development market. For the past seven years, the team has been steadily developing to eventually mark a major milestone in its evolution as a sub-brand of Innovecs.

“Since the inception of a specialized vertical in 2015, Innovecs Games has morphed into the cutting-edge company realm, with a team helping create game development solutions for more than 50 clients in 15 countries. During this time, they have developed over 200 projects, assisting game studios and startups in building innovative games. This success made us rethink our image in the gaming tech arena and intensify this vertical as a sub-brand”, — Alex Lutskiy, Founder and CEO at Innovecs, commented.

As of 2022, Innovecs Games has provided a full range of end-to-end game development solutions for clients such as Zynga, JamCity, Warner Bros. Games, Gameloft, etc. The team’s work is divided into two areas: game development (including mobile games, artwork, 3D characters & environment design, animation, playable ads) and iGaming (focused on platform development).

Innovecs Games also sought to showcase its growth in the past year with new brand elements, including the new logo and motto. Throughout its history, Innovecs Games has owed its evolution to the team steadily improving both service and business processes while consistently expanding expertise areas. Such a meaningful progression required re-evaluation of how Innovecs Games should appear to team members, partners and customers. The visual component of the sub-brand is coherent with the depth of the team’s experience, values and ideals they are committed to.

Creating a visual concept of the sub-brand in particular, the team strives to accomplish its primary purpose of becoming the best partner for flagship game development studios. Innovecs Games remains a credible, approachable, and predictable ally for customers across game development industry”, — says Oleksii Isaiev, Head of Innovecs Games and VP of Delivery at Innovecs.

The exceptional capacity of Innovecs Games is rooted in the team’s passion for games, an earnest desire to contribute creatively and provide business value to the industry. Also, one of the core values ​​of the Innovecs Games crew is freedom of expression and trust among customers and colleagues. The new visual style mirrors and radiates the team’s values.

“The most valuable virtue of Innovecs Games is a professional, friendly and integrated team, our people. Therefore, developing each team member and providing career prospects are among the Innovecs Games key points. We’d love to see our teammates grow and become experts of their field and leaders. Enabling our people growth with helpful trainings, clear career path and useful experience is part of our strategy. I honestly believe that the most precious thing a company can give to a team member is the knowledge to carry further along their career journey,”Oleksii Isaiev shared his vision.

Since 2015, Innovecs Games provides a full range of complex solutions for game development, in which many satisfied clients were convinced.

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Authentic Artists Accepted into The Sandbox’s Game Maker Fund to Build Generative AI Music-driven WarpSound Experience

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Authentic Artists has been selected as a recipient of The Sandbox’s Game Maker Fund, an exciting development as they continue to create the sound of the metaverse under their WarpSound brand. The funding will be used to build a new music experience powered by Authentic’s industry-leading generative AI music platform.

Expansion to The Sandbox opens up a new world of music play and creativity opportunities for WarpSound’s interactive music experiences. It will also become the home venue for WarpSound’s virtual artists Nayomi, Gnar Heart, DJ Dragoon and GLiTCH who have performed on Twitch, Decentraland, Crypovoxels, Stageverse, as well as IRL events at Tribeca Film Festival and NFT.NYC.

“The Sandbox Game Makers Fund’s goal is to support Creators to work in a creative platform that inspires them, and allow them to truly own their creations while fueling innovative experiences in the open Metaverse. Music is integral to gaming, and WarpSound’s generative AI music capabilities will level up what’s possible for music in The Sandbox,” Sébastien Borget, COO & Co-Founder of The Sandbox, said.

“This is a meaningful win for us, with less than 100 brands and builders receiving this grant. The Game Maker Fund team believes in our vision of awakening a deeper connection with music. Together, we’re setting the foundation for a future filled with new musical adventures made possible by generative AI tools,” Chris McGarry, CEO of Authentic Artists, said.

Past recipients of the Game Maker Fund include Snoop Dogg, deadmau5, Atari, Steve Aoki and more.

“The Sandbox is one of the most significant and innovative players in the open metaverse web3 space. This is incredible strategic validation for our team,” McGarry added.

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Festive Frolics Arrive in Gordon Ramsay’s Chef Blast

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Outplay Entertainment, the largest independent mobile game developer in the UK, has unveiled a month of festive fun for its culinary mobile puzzle game, Gordon Ramsay’s Chef Blast, including new recipes, kitchen decorations and themed events.

Gordon Ramsay’s Chef Blast’s festive frolics are available now until December 29, giving players access to several festive events. Baking Bingo and Market Day events return with a festive makeover, offering fun and alternative ways to earn coins and win exclusive in-game prizes and seasonal decorations, including a snow globe, Christmas tree, stockings and a festive wreath. Team Trophy Tournament also returns with a seasonal update, giving players the opportunity to work in teams to collect trophies and win some festive treats.

Players can also blast their way through levels for the chance to get their hands on two festive recipes to inspire their own Christmas menu. A Festive Bombe recipe will be available for players with a sweet tooth from December 8, with the addition of an exclusive recipe for Kabocha Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese, available from December 22.

“The festive update to Gordon Ramsay’s Chef Blast is full of seasonal delights and our newest event transports players to beautiful cities around the world – the city of love, Paris, being the first. We wish all our players a fun and relaxing holiday season and hope they enjoy all the seasonal events and content in Chef Blast throughout December, including an exclusive new winter recipe,” Richard Hare, President & Co-founder of Outplay Entertainment, said.

If all that festive fun wasn’t enough, a brand-new Side Map event is live in game now. Running until December 7, the Side Map event gives players the opportunity to escape to Paris and earn exclusive local recipes to impress friends and family with. A brand-new giveaway is also due to be announced soon, allowing players to enter for the chance to travel to an exclusive upcoming Side Map location.

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