Game Bits: Merger of Xsolla and Slemma, Hades Cleans Up At The DICE Awards

Merger of Slemma and Xsaolla Will Deeply Affect Gaming Business,

Slemma, a company that builds web-based tools to create data reports, has been acquired by Xsolla.
Slemma’s tools will enable Xsolla to offer more complex data reports.
The Slemma platform will also work with data from third-party platforms including Amazon RDS, Microsoft Azure, Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter, Salesforce, and more.
Slemma will be integrated into Xsolla’s platform over the course of the year. Slemma co-founder Aleksey Yudin says that his company is excited to become part of Xsolla’s video game commerce business and support its analytical platform.
The terms of the merger were not announced.

Hades Did Very Well At the DICE Awards

Supergiant Games’ Hades won the Game of the Year award at the 24th Annual DICE Awards, one of the 5 honors it received at this ceremony.
Hades beat The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The DICE Awards were organized by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and they gave Hades awards for Action Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game, Outstanding Achievement for Game Design, and Outstanding Achievement for Game Direction.
Ghost of Tsushima won four awards, so it is the runner-up in the number of awards it won, including Adventure Game of the Year.
There were two categories won by The Last of Us 2 and Half-Life: Alyx.

This is the full list of winners:

Game of the Year — Hades
Action Game of the Year — Hades
Adventure Game of the Year — Ghost of Tsushima
Family Game of the Year — Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Fighting Game of the Year — Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Racing Game of the Year — Mario Kart Live
Role-Playing Game of the Year — Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Sports Game of the Year — Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year — Microsoft Flight Simulator
Immersive Reality Technical Achievement — Half-Life: Alyx
Immersive Reality Game of the Year — Half-Life: Alyx
Mobile Game of the Year — Legends of Runeterra
Online Game of the Year — Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Outstanding Achievement in Game Design — Hades
Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game — Hades
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction — Hades
Outstanding Achievement in Animation — The Last of Us Part 2
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction — Ghost of Tsushima
Outstanding Achievement in Character — Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition — Ghost of Tsushima
Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design — Ghost of Tsushima
Outstanding Achievement in Story — The Last of Us Part 2
Outstanding Technical Achievement — Dreams

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