Game Development

Build your VR empire in a free new Skyworld demo, out today on Steam

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Game Design

Publishers are "the most valuable piece of the puzzle" right now

There was a time when you could ask people in the games industry what the hardest part of the job was and be reasonably assured the answer would come …

Gaming Industry

YouTube culture is turning kids against art games

My game “Everything is going to be OK” was included in Double Fine’s Day of the Devs. Yay! I’m happy to get publicity for my game, and Double Fine’s public event for indie developers in San Francisco looked like a great place for that. This is probably the first time, outside of E3, that this game …

Business

5 Beautiful Video Games That You Can Complete In Sitting

The Chinese Room goes back to its roots of digital storytelling, in a slow-paced sci-fi story delightfully quiet and deep. Probably less original …

Gaming

‘Plants vs Zombies’ Creator Gets Fired By EA Over Microtransactions, Makes Another Indie Game Instead

Play-to-win games have been plaguing players since big corporate game developers decided to introduce microtransactions into their games. Now, news …

Gaming

BrightLocker wants to go beyond Kickstarter and Early Access

CEO Ruben Cortez on a platform that will open up the creative process to gamers, and unlock new revenue streams for developers

Gaming Industry

What are devs saying about the design of Super Mario Odyssey ?

<i>Super Mario Odyssey</i> is out, and the plumber’s globetrotting, body-stealing adventures seem to have distilled that platforming joy that the series is …

Game Design

Games in the Classroom with The Twine Cookbook

Cook flickr photo by pfly shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license My favorite tool for teaching game-making, interactive storytelling, and …

Creative Commons

Valve Changes Steam Reviews To Stop Bots From Manipulating Pages

Valve has admitted that Steam reviews have a bot-brigading problem, and now it's finally decided to do something about it.<p>As part of an effort that's …

Bots

Vietnamese programmer hints at Flappy Bird return

<b>Flappy Bird father Nguyen Ha Dong has provoked curiosity and speculation from his Facebook followers with leaks showing that he is working to bring</b> …

Gaming Industry

Mass Effect 's dialog scenes were inspired by British sitcom 'Extras', says former dev

BioWare' original <i>Mass Effect</i> turned 10 this week, and to celebrate the occasion animator Jonathan Cooper took to Twitter to share some trivia about …

Game Design

Belgian officials decide yes, loot boxes are gambling, and they'd like them banned

After roughly a week of scrutiny, the Belgian Gaming Commission has told local media outlet VTM that yes, "loot crate" monetization schemes in games …

Game Design

In-depth: Software rasterizer and triangle clipping

<i>[In this reprinted #altdevblogaday in-depth piece, game programmer Simon Yeung looks at using software rasterizers for occlusion culling, and xplains</i> …

Game Design

17 Addictive Mobile Phone Games To Download Before Your Next Journey

Escape in these mobile adventures for an hour or 10.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Gaming Industry

The Ultimate Answer to Unwanted Hair-Touching

Everyone loves a good game, so Momo Pixel, a 27-year-old art director living in Oregon, decided to engineer one with a purpose. Her masterpiece is …

Fashion

Making Cool Stuff With ScriptableObjects

I’m Matt Schell, the Senior Screencaster on the Online Evangelism team at Unity. I make stuff in Unity and teach others how to do it via our Twitch …

Programming

Marvel Strike Force is FoxNext’s upcoming tactical RPG for mobile

FoxNext Games and Disney’s Marvel Entertainment are taking the wraps off Marvel Strike Force, a squad-based superhero role-playing mobile game set in the Marvel Universe.<p>FoxNext Games is the game division of Fox Entertainment Group, which also owns the Fox broadcast TV network and the 21st Century …

Business

Activision Blizzard Shows Investors the Power of Franchises

The video game developer just beat analyst expectations for the seventh consecutive quarter. See what's driving the company's excellent results, and …

Stocks

Using Digital Games to Make Engaging Journalism at Miami Newsjam

The history of games in digital journalism goes back many years, but what can games offer journalism in today’s era of greater focus on collaboration …

Journalism

Visual Novel Maker has given me newfound respect for game developers

My time with the Beta<p>If Steam tracked how long we stared at games in the Steam Store the same way it tracks how long we actually play the games we …

Interactive Fiction

Why one man returned to indie dev after 20 years

<i>Presented by Intel</i><p>Richard Rouse III is an admitted lousy psychic. Even though he’s been a developer for more than two decades, he never would’ve guessed just how big the indie scene would become.<p>“People understand what an indie game is now. When you buy certain triple-A games you basically know …

Gaming Industry

HandyGames™ announces 11 titles for the Nintendo Switch

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Game Design

ET Black Friday Deals: Save up to 50% off Top Unity3D Assets - ExtremeTech

By on November 20, 2017 at 11:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If you have any desire …

Shopping

Fortnite Sending out Compensation For Lost Loot Due To Bug

Fortnite Sending out Compensation For Lost Loot Due To Bug<p>/ November 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p><i>Fortnite</i> will be compensating players …

Gaming Industry

Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team Mobile Game Gets Global Release

Mobile game developer KLab Inc. announced on Monday that it has opened preregistration for a global version of its Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team …

Anime

Designing secure games from the ground up (VB Live)

<b>Cyber attackers are targeting the video game industry more than ever. In this VB Live event, security experts share the secrets to proactively securing your environment and protecting against the increasing number of hacks, DDoS attacks, and more.</b><p><b>Don’t miss out!</b> <b>Register now for free.</b><p>Cybercrime will …

Cybersecurity

Here are some of the best stories from video games

Here are some of the best stories made from video games<p>Published on: 20 November 2017 Author: Taran Matharu<p>Video games, just like novels, are a form …

Pokémon Go

EA devs dial down microtransaction pressure in latest Need for Speed

Less than two weeks after the release of Ghost Games' <i>Need for Speed Payback</i>, the team has pushed an update to the game that effectively speeds up …

Game Design

SA Government announces $2 million digital gaming development fund

Adelaide could soon be home to some of the world's largest game developers once a digital hub is built in the CBD.<p>The State Government has announced …

South Australia

We See Farther - A History of Electronic Arts

Humble Beginnings<p>Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins had a lifelong fascination with games. "I fell in love with complex board games like …

Game Design