Games industry roundup: Why Dodge Roll has parted ways with Enter the Gungeon, and Tencent does its own blockchain-based Pokemon Go

While focuses on the world of mobile gaming, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the trends, controversies and opportunities of other sectors.

To that end, each week we round up the hottest stories as selected by our expert editorial team across our network of sites that includes, and

Looking for a mobile roundup? You can check out our Hot Five here. You can also catch up on all the news coming out of Asia in our East Meets West roundup here.

Learn more about all these sectors of the games industry at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle on May 13th and 14th or at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong on July 17th and 18th.

Hottest stories

Over on, there’s an interview with Dodge Roll co-founder Dave Crooks about its hit game Enter the Gungeon and what the studio has in store next, and there’s the exclusive lowdown on what BioWare vet Aaryn Flynn is doing at Improbable’s Edmonton studio.

In the blockchain space, the Blockchain Game Alliance has opened up registration and announced its first technical group, and there’s a look at how ow dupe items nearly crashed the Blockchain Cuties economy. meanwhile reports on the highlights from TwitchCon Europe 2019, and there’s a story on the news that viral video app TikTok has been banned in India following claims the platform encourages pornography.

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