Samuel Grinfeder

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Cuphead artists illustrate the game’s five-year dev cycle

See what it took to make one of the year’s biggest hits<p>On Oct. 25, 2013, StudioMDHR uploaded the first teaser trailer for its game <i>Cuphead</i> to YouTube. At 42 seconds long, the video established a 1930s art style and boss-focused run-and-gun gameplay, looking like an interactive cartoon.<p>It closed …

Clicker Heroes Studio Ditching Free-To-Play for 'Ethical Reasons'

"It still feels wrong now."<p>Playsaurus, the studio behind Clicker Heroes, is abandoning free-to-play for its next game citing "ethical reasons" over …

Star Wars Battlefront

Oliver Heldens Debuts New Song In Mobile Game App “Beat Fever” A Week Before Official Release

Who can forget discovering their favorite songs in Guitar Hero when you were in your in you early teens? I know that the only reason I know the name …

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Iron Marines'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the <i>one</i> game that came out this week that we think is worth …

Military

'Sky' Could Be A Game Changer For Apple

From all the hours I’ve spent scrolling through Apple’s App Store, searching for a decent time-waster, I can say from experience that there’s not a lot of good, or even decent games out there. Occasionally, there’s a sparkling, indie diamond in the rough, but they’re difficult to find amongst the …

App Store

How Italy plans to storm the video game industry by giving developers freedom to create

The video game industry continues to grow each year. Billions of dollars pour in as bigger games dominate the landscape, indies continue to flourish …

How This Indie Game Made 60% of Its Annual Merch Revenue in 30 Days

Games are more than just a pastime or even pieces of interactive art. They’re entire worlds that are built for us to visit, that are able to pull us …

App Store

Jam City CEO Chris DeWolfe Talks Mobile Gaming Strategy—And A 2019 IPO

The MySpace co-founder has used hard-earned business lessons and extreme analytics to build a massive network of happy gamers. Going public could be next.<p>It’s not easy following a wise-ass robot and one-eyed spaceship captain. But Jam City CEO and MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe held his own as he …

Why Sonic the Hedgehog is 'incorrect' game design

In April, the pop musician Lorde gave an interview to the New York Times where she talked about a meeting with famed song writer Max Martin. The genius who helped create Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”, referred to Lorde’s song Green Light as “incorrect songwriting”. …

Retrogaming

Why Competitive Video Gaming Is the Hot New Thing

The players participate in leagues with team franchises and media deals. They display their skills in sold-out arenas as millions of fans watch …

My Life In 3,000 Hours Of Dota 2

I started playing <i>Dota 2</i> when I was in college, something I wanted to do to distract me from what I thought I was supposed to do. (Everyone gets a …

Player contracts, salaries and professionalism in South African Esports

It has been close on 2 years now that I’ve been smashing the keyboard sharing my thoughts on Esports and trying to build the scene. When I started …

Report suggests millennials like esports as much as 'real' sports

A new report on esports suggests that millenials age 21-35 like gaming sports just as much as ‘real sports.’<p>The annual Internet Trends report from Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker was released today, and it has a few fascinating takeaways on the effect of gaming — including that esports is now …

Four out of five League of Legends players want to become pro gamers or streamers

Four out of five League of Legends players aspire to professional as a gamer or streamer. But only about one in two Minecraft players and fans share that aspiration. That’s one of the results of a survey by the Peanut Labs marketing team at Research Now.<p>The survey asked questions of more than 1,000 …

Activision Needs To Port Its PC Games To Android And iOS

It is high time for Activision to port its hit PC games like Overwatch to the Android/iOS platform.<p>Reconfiguring Heroes of the Storm as a mobile game …

More than half of NBA teams to take part in NBA2K League

Seventeen NBA teams plan to participate in the upcoming NBA2K league, according to an announcement last Thursday.<p>The league will start in 2018 with …

McLaren F1 team offers simulator role as prize for eSports contest

McLaren will offer a job as a Formula 1 simulator driver to the winner of a radical new eSports competition it has launched in conjunction with …

How Facebook plans to make esports and game videos more social

At its recent F8 annual developer event in San Jose, California, Facebook doubled down on its gaming initiatives, announcing the progress it has made with Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video. That’s all part of its vision to become the place where people play, watch, and share games.<p>The …

Social Media

For Investors Intrigued and Confused by Esports, a VC Fund Opens

Better ratings than the NBA Finals! Teenage millionaires! A $700 million league! When it comes to the fast-growing world of professional video …

Stephens College is the first all-women's school with an eSports team

Last Thursday, Stephens College made history when it officially created the first varsity-level eSports team at an all-women's school. The program's 12-player squad will begin digitally competing in collegiate <i>Overwatch</i> leagues this fall.<p>Administrators started discussing adding eSports as the …