2021’s first half has been full of disheartening news for Google Stadia since the closure of Stadia Games & Entertainment (SG&E) earlier this year and most recently with the departure of John Justice earlier this month. Many have questioned the staying power of the product, but according to Google, Stadia is still “alive and well” and has taken on a new product lead.
Stadia Makers Stories May 13
Stadia Makers Stories April 28
Last month, Google Stadia co-hosted the “Play Anywhere Game Jam,” and as a result three indie games have been offered the chance to become full Stadia games.
Stadia Makers Stories April 8
Last year, Google unveiled the Stadia Makers program as a way for indie developers to get funding and assistance with porting their upcoming games to the cloud. Today, Google is sharing a glimpse at the next 10 games coming soon as part of Stadia Makers, including fan favorite Skyclimbers.
Stadia Makers Stories September 21, 2020
While the biggest promise of Google Stadia is the ability to play AAA titles on almost any hardware, Stadia is also a great platform for playing indie games. Today, Google is announcing the first batch of indie games funded and supported by their “Stadia Makers” program.
Stadia Makers Stories March 23, 2020
At the virtual Google for Games Developer Summit today, the company announced “Stadia Makers” to bring more indie titles to the platform. This “expansion of self-publishing” is specifically targeting “experienced independent game developers” and done in partnership with Unity.