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Lifetime Membership to School of Game Design

Got an idea for an online game but don’t know where to start? Today’s Daily Deal, the Lifetime Membership to School of Game Design, is here to help. …

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Vidar Leaves Steam Early Access on June 15

Vidar Leaves Steam Early Access on June 15<p>/ May 27, 2017 at 11:47 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>RPG Puzzle game <i>Vidar</i> by Razbury Games will be departing …

Gaming

Most Challenging And Difficult RPG Video Games Of All Time

Role Playing Video Games is one of the most popular and oldest genres in gaming. RPG videos games have come a long way and the genre is still unique …

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Epic's Unreal Dev Grants program hands out $275k

Epic Games has distributed the latest round of its Unreal Dev Grants, this time to the tune of a $275,000 of no-strings-attached funding for 17 …

Game Design

How Games Can Change People's Perceptions of the World

<b>By Lindsay Grace, American University School of Communication</b><p>In 1904, Lizzie Magie patented “The Landlord’s Game,” a board game about property …

Game Design

Nintendo stocks jump to eight-year high following Monster Hunter XX Switch reveal

Nintendo’s share price rose significantly following the announcement that Capcom’s <i>Monster Hunter</i> series would bring its latest entry, <i>Monster Hunter …

Game Design

The emerging legal battle over video game streaming rights

Esports advertisers, consumers, brands, investors, and athletes are congregating around streaming game content, competing for the revenue it generates. Juniper Research reports that esports and streaming video game content will generate $3.5 billion by 2021, up from $1.8 billion in 2016. …

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Feral Updates 'Sid Meier's Railroads!' for macOS Compatibility

Feral has announced that <i>Sid Meier's Railroads!</i>, the classic "tycoon" strategy game released on PC in 2006, has been updated on Mac to include full compatibility with Apple's latest macOS platform.<p>If you missed <i>Sid Meier's Railroads!</i> last time around, the game is a re-imagining of the best-selling</i> …

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There’s already an Arms fan game — and its creator wants Nintendo to see it

That was fast<p><i>Arms</i> isn’t out until June 16, but it’s already got an active fandom. If you need proof, here it is: Someone’s already gone ahead and made a 2D remake of it, called <i>Arms2d</i>.<p>“While Nintendo's game is a complex over-the-shoulder fighting game, my simple fan project is a free-for-all Super …

Gaming

Rumor: Blizzard is Working on a Warcraft Mobile Game

We’ve got another job posting rumor to report today! This time it’s surrounding word of a Warcraft mobile game of some description, as Blizzard has …

Gaming

How PixelJunk Eden is going to get even more surreal on mobile

Baiyon explains your phone’s cameras will enhance the remake, Eden Obscura<p>The PixelJunk division of Q-Games in Kyoto is releasing an updated version of the hit 2008 title <i>PixelJunk Eden</i><i>.</i> The remaster itself is newsworthy, but it will also be the first PixelJunk title to come to mobile.<p>To stand out …

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Owlboy dev shares advice on staying motivated -- and inspired

After nearly 9 years of development, indie dev D-Pad Studio finally released their game <i>Owlboy</i> late last year -- to critical acclaim.<p>What made them …

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‘Clash Of Clans’ Update Photos On App Store Leak Future Builder Base Troops

<i>Clash Of Clans</i> ’ Builder Base update has just arrived, and we may already have a sneak peek of what to expect from future patches. Oddly enough, …

App Store

Blizzard Job Posting Hints at Mobile Warcraft Game

Blizzard Job Posting Hints at Mobile Warcraft Game<p>The company requires an FX artist with a "passion for creating imagery synonymous with the Warcraft …

Gaming

‘Overwatch’ Director Jeff Kaplan Reflects on Its Explosive First Year

It’s been a full year since Blizzard released <i>Overwatch</i>, its competitive, hero-based first-person shooter. In the intervening months we’ve become all …

Gaming Industry

Why do devs love Slack, and how do they get the most out of it?

It seems like the majority of people working in or with small and middle-sized game studios and teams use the cloud-based chat app these days. Put a …

Game Design

Chat about rhythm violence with Thumper developer Marc Flury at 6:30 PM EDT

Last year, <i>Thumper</i> became a standout VR title by making significant changes to its art style to terrify people who played it using a VR device. A few …

Game Design

Avoid Rip-offs or Fake Games on iOS & Android

Find out how to stay away from rip-offs and fake games on iOS and Android.<p>With the rise of the "fake news" scare in 2016, it's worth noting that …

Apps

The newest dystopian setting in one of gaming’s top franchises: Rural America

Ubisoft announced Friday that its upcoming video game, Far Cry 5, will set the series in the United States for the first time. The story pits a player's band of Heartland resistance fighters against a charismatic doomsday cult leader who kidnaps townspeople all while proclaiming a love of freedom, …

Gaming

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Overwatch turns 1, and Far Cry comes to America

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, Rockstar delayed Red Dead Redemption 2, and we went hands-on with Middle-earth: Shadow of War.<p>Have a great weekend, everyone!<p><b>Pieces of flair and opinion</b><p><b>News</b><p><b>Mobile and social</b><p><b>Reviews, previews, and interviews</b>

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Is a New Blizzard Mobile Game in the Works?

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Virtuos Games spinoff Lusionsoft nets $1.8M to delve into VR

Lusionsoft, an new spinoff venture from game development contractor Virtuos Games, has netted $1.8M to create high-quality virtual and augmented …

Game Design

7 books that taught me how to code

List of seven (plus) books that gave me solid knowledge about software development. From Learning C++ to Game engines and soft skills.

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Truly intelligent enemies could change the face of gaming

L<i>ive, die, repeat</i> -- the tagline for the 2014 science-fiction film <i>Edge of Tomorrow --</i> describes its protagonist, who "respawned" every time he died in the real world. Critics noted that the conceit resembled the cyclical experience of playing a video game, in which dying resets a staged arrangement …

Game Design

Why Games Still Have Bad Loading Times

Video games look better and better with every passing year. Just in the last few months alone we’ve seen gorgeous technical marvels like <i>Horizon: Zero</i> …

Rime is beautiful and heartbreaking, but a little too familiar

A wonderful game that struggles to be more than an homage<p>Praise for the works of Fumito Ueda — the iconic director behind games like <i>Ico</i>, <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i>, and <i>The Last Guardian</i> — tends to lean on the same handful of descriptors. Ueda’s games are solemn and sad, sweet and surreal. They’re among …

Gaming

How Unity convinced investors it’s worth $2.6 billion

From what we hear, a lot of investors in Silicon Valley wanted to get in on Unity Technologies’ $400 million funding round. Unity received bids, or term sheets, for more than three times the amount of money it was seeking, according to a source familiar with the matter.<p>And that puts John …

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Goat Simulator Payday lets you rob banks as a mask-wearing goat with no sense of physics

Whether it was a zombie apocalypse or outer space, the Goat Simulator series retained its sense of fun thanks to its ridiculousness and sheer disregard for physics. That joy hopes to continue with Goat Simulator Payday, which introduces players to the world of heists.<p>In terms of moving around, Goat …

Gaming Industry

Epic Games’ Latest Unreal Dev Grants Include 7 VR Studios

Epic Games’ Unreal Dev Grants began back in 2016 as a $5 million USD initiative awarding developers with funding for contributions to the Unreal …

Virtual Reality

Get a School of Game Design Lifetime Membership for $69

If you’ve ever felt the urge to make a video game of your very own, this StackSocial deal is too good to pass up. Right now, you can get a lifetime …

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