Stories by Gerard Norsa and Tamara Plakalo

  • Multimedia developer on its Beam-ends

    Speculation is running hot about shuffling, shouldering and handshaking in Australia's software games development and distribution industries, which are currently undergoing significant turmoil and rationalisation. Recent events have seen one player (Ozisoft) sold to French company Infogrames Entertainment last week and another (Beam International) voluntarily suspend trading of its stock while negotiating the sale of a struggling software games development division. Meanwhile, a third (Roadshow Interactive) has recently denied rumours that it is getting out of the computer games business altogether.