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How Do Developers Create Massive Open Worlds For Exploration?

Open world games are among the mainstays for modern gaming. They’ve always been around in some form or the other, of course, with <i>The Legend of Zelda,</i> …

Metal Gear

Women gamers battle misogyny, violence: Will they breach gaming industry's gender divide?

<b>By Sharanya Dutta</b><p>When you think ‘gamer’, what is the picture that comes to your mind? Are you seeing teenage boys huddled in front of a TV playing</i> …

Newly-formed by AAA vets, VR studio First Contact nets $5M in funding

Virtual reality startup First Contact Entertainment has managed to raise $5 million in funding from a group of investors as it strives to, in its own …

Game Development

Westworld is the ultimate videogame

<i>This piece comes with a content warning for sexual violence.</i><p>I went into the first episode of <i>Westworld</i> -- HBO's latest slickly produced series, about …

GDC 2017 opens for registration

<b>Registrations have opened for the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC).</b><p>The game industry’s leading developer event will once again take place at the …

Sistema VC invests $1 million in VR and AR game developer

Sistema VC has just injected 65 million rubles (slightly more than $1 million at the current exchange rate) in Luden.io, a Moscow-based developer of …

Virtual Reality

Is PSVR Sony's quietest launch ever?

In a week's time, what is arguably the first truly great commercial experiment of the new VR age will begin. For the first time, consumers will be …

Virtual Reality

'We are coasting on novelty': Carmack advises VR devs to build better mobile VR apps

Today Oculus CTO John Carmack shared his thoughts on the state of VR development in his closing keynote at the company’s Connect dev …

The creator of Plants vs. Zombies is making a new game about a mutant octopus

In mid-2012, three years removed from designing the adorable and massively successful strategy game <i>Plants vs. Zombies</i>, George Fan wondered what was next. After years at developer PopCap, he was now an indie developer. He no longer had the predictable paycheck or company-selected office chair, but …

Plants vs. Zombies

Oculus Will Cover Unreal Engine Developer Fees Through First $5M in Revenue, Per Game

Oculus covered a lot of ground during their opening keynote at Oculus Connect 3 this week; among many exciting announcements, one of interest for …

Ready Player One

AAA game dev lifestyle is 'unwinnable,' says veteran game designer Amy Hennig

Amy Hennig knows more about triple-A development than most, having steered the <i>Uncharted</i> ship for so long as the series' creative director and head …

Game Development