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A Game Designer Reveals The Secret To Finding Your Perfect Game

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the different types of psychological needs that game developers fulfill to make video games fun?</i><p><i>Answer by James Liu, Founder / Developer, BoxCat Games, on Quora</i><p><b>There’s an enormous amount of diversity in what people enjoy.</b> We all have different …

Game Design

Anyone Interested In Free Indie Game Marketing?

Are you game indie game developer with a game to promote? Are you planning a few updates to one of your existing games and are looking for a bit more …

The Psychology behind Addictive Mobile Games [Infographic]

Do you know what makes people spend hours matching candies or growing virtual farms? Have you ever wondered what made a simple game like Flappy Bird …

Candy Crush Saga

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia sees first Koran reading in 85 years

The Hagia Sophia was turned into a museum accessible to all by the secular founders of modern Turkey in the 1930s and secular Turks are wary of any moves to re-Islamise the building.<p>A passage from the Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, was recited late Friday at a ceremony in the Hagia Sophia to …

Qur'an

Big Game Studios Are Killing the Video Game Industry

Advertisement<p>The big names in gaming—like EA, Square, Valve, Blizzard, and Ubisoft—have a big problem. They’ve become part of the corporate culture …

In mobile games, 60% of revenues come from 0.23% of players

Mobile gamers are either cheapskates or they’ve learned that they don’t really have to purchase anything in a free-to-play game. Those are logical conclusions from a new report from mobile marketing automation firm Swrve.<p>Swrve found that only 0.23 percent of all players generate 60 percent of all …

Mobile Gaming

App Discovery Nightmare And How Reliance Games Is Tackling It

As app discovery of games becomes an ever more insurmountable challenge, vendors take a new look at partnering and licensing. India’s Reliance Games is one surprising example of how to play the game with a new angle.<p>Over the last couple of weeks, there have been several days when only one game has …

Mobile Gaming

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Monetizing a Mobile Game

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Game Developers

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”<p>With that in mind, I present to you seven habits that …

Game Development

10 seminal game postmortems every developer should read

Before I came to serve as a Gamasutra editor, I was a Gamasutra reader, and one of my favorite aspects of the site were the postmortems developers …

Unreal Visualizations: 3 Pros and 3 Cons of Rendering with a Video Game Engine

In recent years, we've reached a point where visualizations have become all-prevalent in the architectural profession. Whether we like it or not, …

UNITY 3D – GAME PROGRAMMING – PART 7

The seventh article in a series to discuss Unity 3D and how to get started with your own 3D projects.

Game Programming

Unity Technologies ships its next-generation multiplatform game engine

<i>Click here for all of GamesBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage.</i><p>It’s a little behind schedule, but Unity Technologies is triumphantly announcing today that its Unity 5 multiplatform game engine is now available.<p>The launch comes just in time for the Game Developers Conference in San …

Game Development

Unity officially releases its new game engine: Unity 5

Unity has released the latest version of its cross-platform game engine. At the 2015 Game Developers Conference, CEO John Riccitiello announced a final version of Unity 5, which is now available on the company's site. Unity 5 was announced in mid-2014 and released in beta last October, and it …

Unreal Engine 4 For Unity Developers

Choose your OS:<p>This guide provides an overview of UE4 from the viewpoint of a Unity user, and aims to help you translate your existing Unity …

One of gaming's most used engines is now free

<i>Created in Unreal Engine 4</i><p>Game development is expensive. It's not a question of the tools costing too much; game engines like Unity and GameMaker Studio offer free versions, and paid versions aren't far out of reach. That's a recent development, though. When the last generation of game consoles …

Things get weird when an artist collective makes a video game

A game developer, a composer and a T-shirt designer walk into a bar. <i>Scratch that</i>. They walk into an artist collective in Montreal, and start making weird, endearing, innovative video games together. This is KO-OP Mode.<p>As co-founder Saleem Dabbous puts it: "We really believe in bringing in these …

Mobile Games With Heart? Pixelberry In 2015

Mobile gaming is a fast-growing industry. Don’t believe it? Last year the space was pegged at about $25 billion in value (a 42% increase over 2013!) and estimates show it could reach $40 billion within three years.<p>So how do game developers set themselves apart in such a massive and profitable …

Mobile Gaming