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Results from the GDC Annual State of the Industry Survey

Results from the GDC Annual State of the Industry Survey

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the sixth annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the games industry ahead of GDC 2018 this March. With responses from nearly 4,000 game developers, this year’s survey results reflect a growing level of developer interest in the Nintendo Switch, with 12% of respondents currently devel...

72M data points collected on children in spite of COPPA

72M data points collected on children in spite of COPPA

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by

New research released shows that adult ad technology is collecting vast amounts of personal data on kids while they’re spending time online. Behind the scenes of many kids apps and games, advertising technology built for adults captures more than 72 million data points on a child before they reach the age of 13. The findings were provided by SuperAwesome.SuperAwesome’s ...

Making a mobile game that sticks this season

Making a mobile game that sticks this season

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by

‘Tis the season to be gaming. With dozens of new titles expected to hit the shelves, app stores and console and PC marketplaces this holiday season, it’s critical that developers level up their strategies for a successful game launch to earn a hefty slice of this year’s holiday gaming sales pie.After building a terrific game, a successful holiday launch hinges on provid...

Unity game developers Christmas event returns

Unity game developers Christmas event returns

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by

After less than two weeks, the 2nd edition of the yearly community sponsored Christmas event for Unity game developers organized by Unity Asset Store publisher Devdog and analytics suite GameAnalytics, has already attracted over 5000 participants and created quite the social media buzz, with 4000+ shares on social media.At over 1200 Unity-related game development presen...

Converting 1.4M lines of code from Flash to Haxe

Converting 1.4M lines of code from Flash to Haxe

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by

FlowPlay has announced the completion of an extensive overhaul of the company’s flagship social casino game, Vegas World. The relaunch follows nearly eighteen months of engineering work focused on improving key elements of the user interface including the conversion of all graphics from vector to bitmaps and rebuilding the client-side application to transform the front-...

The mobile gaming industry meets blockchain

The mobile gaming industry meets blockchain

Friday, November 17, 2017 by

Dragonfly and DECENT have come together to bring blockchain to the gaming industry. Together, they are set to tackle some common challenges by creating an innovative digital marketplace solution. The mobile gaming industry is evolving rapidly Dragonfly has called on DECENT to help develop a new and fully integrated blockchain-based marketplace.Like the sound of a block...

Gamemaker 2 Studio now with Amazon app store support

Gamemaker 2 Studio now with Amazon app store support

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 by

GameMaker Studio 2 from YoYo Games has signed an agreement with Amazon to enable full support of the development and publishing of games on Amazon’s Appstore. GameMaker Studio 2 allows both experienced and novice videogame developers to create the games they imagine. Pushing the engine to support Amazon’s Appstore continues to open the toolset to anyone interested in ga...

Atari games brings Lunar Battle mobile app

Atari games brings Lunar Battle mobile app

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by

Atari has announced that the new hybrid city-builder and space shooter game Lunar Battle is now available on the App Store and Google Play. Lunar Battle is a new, original Atari title where players crash land into an epic deep space adventure to explore uncharted terrain and conquer the galaxy. This captivating free-to-play city-builder incorporates arcade-style combat ...

Akatsuki launches new office in LA

Akatsuki launches new office in LA

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 by

Japanese mobile gaming company Akatsuki Inc. has launched a far-reaching Los Angeles based entertainment production company to develop, finance and produce feature films and content across all platforms for the global marketplace.The self-financed company will initially focus on developing strategic partnerships between Hollywood and Japanese companies to acquire, devel...

Epic Games awards new Unreal Devs with $5M

Epic Games awards new Unreal Devs with $5M

Friday, August 25, 2017 by

Epic Games has announced the latest round of Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million initiative that awards developers with no-strings-attached funding for their valuable contributions to the Unreal Engine community. Spanning a wide array of projects, including video games in development to the work of diligent community supporters, 15 recipients are receiving a total exceeding...

Game developers can now use StratusCore's Virtual Studio platform

Game developers can now use StratusCore's Virtual Studio platform

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 by

StratusCore, a content production technology company, has announced significant enhancements to its cloud-based Virtual Studio platform that allows digital artists and creative studios to create content in a more cost-effective way with on-demand access to an expanded range of software tools, compute and collaboration.StratusCore’s Virtual Studio is a pre- to post-produ...

Unity 2017.1 goes subscription based

Unity 2017.1 goes subscription based

Friday, July 14, 2017 by

Unity Technologies announced that Unity 2017.1 is now available to download from their Store. The update is the start of a new cycle that will evolve their popular game engine. 2017.1, which is the company’s first fully subscription-based product, focuses on helping teams work together more collaboratively by equipping artists and designers.“Unity 2017.1 is a one-stop c...

Multiplayer arena and game builder released by uGen World

Multiplayer arena and game builder released by uGen World

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by

uGen World, an indie game studio, has announced the launch of a cross-platform virtual playground for gamers to build, share, and play called Q.U.I.R.K.. Q.U.I.R.K. (Quantum Universe Interaction and Replication Kit) is directed by user feedback and fueled by user-generated content so players can enjoy an ever-changing selection of fun and innovative games. Q.U.I.R.K. al...

The top 20 best cities to live if you are a gamer

The top 20 best cities to live if you are a gamer

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by

With the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 drawing large crowds to Los Angeles until June 15 and U.S. gaming revenues expected to exceed $25 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2017’s Best Cities for Gamers. To determine the best places to be a serious gamer, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 100 largest cities a...

KamaGames reports huge growth in their mobile casino games audience

KamaGames reports huge growth in their mobile casino games audience

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 by

In a year that has seen overall growth across the industry, as well as new entrants into the space, KamaGames has continued to grow through a combination of strategic partnerships, a strong recruitment drive, the launch of several new products and the expansion into a number of emerging markets.Daniel Kashti, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer at KamaGames said “It’...

The evolution of Mario Kart

The evolution of Mario Kart

Saturday, June 03, 2017 by

Mario Kart is a progression of go-kart-style hustling computer games created and distributed by Nintendo as turn offs from its trademark Super Mario arrangement. The first in the arrangement, Super Mario Kart, was published in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to basic and business success. There have been five Mario Kart amusements discharged for home con...

Drag and drop game creator studio GameMaker updates to version 2

Drag and drop game creator studio GameMaker updates to version 2

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by

YoYo Games’ recently launched cross-platform 2D game engine, GameMaker Studio 2, is now available in a convenient education package specifically for schools and their students. Any approved university or school affiliate will now have access to a free trial version with zero time restrictions/commitments and a simple option to upgrade to the full version. Educational in...

NVIDIA hosts eighth annual GPU Technology Conference

NVIDIA hosts eighth annual GPU Technology Conference

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by

NVIDIA will host its eighth annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on May 8-11, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will deliver a keynote on Wednesday, May 10, to an expected audience of 8,000 attendees.GTC is the largest event of the year for developers, data scientists and executives in the fields of artificial intelligence,...

HacknPlan 1.0 game developer project management tool launches

HacknPlan 1.0 game developer project management tool launches

Monday, April 03, 2017 by

HacknPlan is a collaborative project management tool tailored for game developers and producers. With HacknPlan, teams can create tasks and assign them to members, set up milestones and deadlines, create game design documentation, track the progress and generate metrics and statistics to evaluate the performance of the team. This way, game developers can avoid or minimi...

GameMaker Studio platform begins closed beta

GameMaker Studio platform begins closed beta

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by

Game developers on Mac will soon receive access to the powerful GameMaker Studio platform for the first time as YoYo Games begins the closed beta period of the long-awaited Mac OS version of GameMaker Studio 2. The Mac IDE closed beta for GameMaker Studio 2 will bring enhancements since the release of GameMaker for Mac in 2011. GameMaker Studio 2 features rich func...

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