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Unity 2018.1 has the biggest upgrades since the start of the company

Unity 2018.1 has the biggest upgrades since the start of the company


Thursday, May 03, 2018 by

Unity Technologies announced that Unity 2018.1 is now available. Unity 2018.1 is a major upgrade which introduces the start of several innovations, including the Scriptable Render Pipelines and the C# Job System, which make it easier and faster to achieve beautiful graphics and high-end performance.“With Unity 2018.1 we are introducing one of the largest upgrades in the...


USC Games announces first student games expo

USC Games announces first student games expo


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by

USC Games announced that its inaugural USC Games Expo will take place on May 9th, presented by Los Angeles-based mobile games company Jam City, a developer of mobile games like Cookie Jam, Panda Pop and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. The event will provide a hands-on look at the future of interactive entertainment, showcasing games and innovations created by the next g...


9.7M developers use JavaScript

9.7M developers use JavaScript


Monday, April 09, 2018 by

SlashData announces the release of the State of the Developer Nation Report 14th Edition, based on the results of the bi-annual Developer Economics survey, which reached 21,700+ developers from 169 countries in 9 areas of involvement in November-December 2017.State of the Developer Nation Report report focuses on 4 major themes, each with its own visualization:For the f...


Make interactive stories for mobile with Gamebook.io

Make interactive stories for mobile with Gamebook.io


Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by

Gamebook has announced its new production software for the quick creation of high-quality, episodic, interactive stories, such as “choose your own story” style mobile games, interactive audio dramas, interactive books and apps, eLearning apps, and more.GameBook.io is designed for anyone who wants to quickly create interactive stories, including storytellers with little ...


GDC 2018 breaks attendance records

GDC 2018 breaks attendance records


Monday, April 02, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended after a week of networking, learning and inspiration. This year, the event saw a record attendance of 28,000 industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 19-23. GDC and VRDC will be returning to the Moscone Convention Center on Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019. The call for submi...


Orbital 1 mobile game launches from Etermax

Orbital 1 mobile game launches from Etermax


Monday, April 02, 2018 by

Etermax, the creators of Trivia Crack, announced the release of its latest strategy game: Orbital 1. The new title sets users on a 3D intergalactic journey to challenge fierce opponents in a rotating competition, shaking up the whole PvP (Player Vs Player) genre with a unique twist.“We’re very excited to diversify our ever-growing portfolio with this new IP,” said Maxim...


Change the Game Design Challenge launches from Google

Change the Game Design Challenge launches from Google


Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by

Of the hundreds of millions of people around the world who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women, yet only 23% of game developers identify as women says Google Play's Jackie Lau in a recent blog article. In the article she announced that Google will be teaming up with the organization Girls Make Games and the ESA Foundation in order to launch a new contest named the...


The IGF 2018 winning line-up

The IGF 2018 winning line-up


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by

Infinite Fall’s Night in the Woods took home the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game at the 20th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards. The ceremony took place as part of the 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. In addition to the grand prize, Night in the Woods also received top honor...


GDC 2018 is better than ever

GDC 2018 is better than ever


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) kicked off its 32nd edition at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Adding to GDC’s lineup of lectures, tutorials, roundtable discussions and networking events, GDC 2018 will feature the Vision Track, a series of mini-keynotes designed to provoke and inspire, which will be presented by speakers including Supercell’s C...


For gaming companies data unification is critical

For gaming companies data unification is critical


Monday, March 19, 2018 by

When it comes to understanding the entirety of player behavior, one thing that often gets in the way is data fragmentation. Gaming companies often have customer data stored across multiple systems, platforms, and software, resulting in a “siloed” model that fails to create a complete picture of the player journey.The good news is that behavioral analytics technology is ...


FoxNext Games opens San Francisco studio

FoxNext Games opens San Francisco studio


Thursday, March 15, 2018 by

FoxNext Games continues its expansion with the formation of a new San Francisco-based studio, Fogbank Entertainment. Studio director Daniel Erickson and executive producer Nathan Germick lead the Fogbank team, and have assembled a team of games industry veterans in the fields of art, writing, and creative minds to further the studio’s push into the narrative games space...


Third Party Interface standards released by GSA

Third Party Interface standards released by GSA


Monday, March 12, 2018 by

The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has created a new specification, the TPI (Third-Party Interface) Standard, streamlining Remote Gaming Servers to iGaming platform interfaces, and breaking down barriers to entry for more game content suppliers.From a highly technical perspective, GSA’s TPI Standard is based on JSON, HTTP/REST, and WebSocket technology. It describes...


Wild River enters mobile gaming market

Wild River enters mobile gaming market


Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by

EuroVideo Medien GmbH and its new gaming label Wild River have announced three new games for smartphones and tablets in one fell swoop. With FIRE, Knitterbande and Ghost Tappers, the company is publishing three new titles from three different genres, intending to reach a wide audience with its new video game branch as detailed in the business strategy revealed in Januar...


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...


JoyToken releases their developer gambling API

JoyToken releases their developer gambling API


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by

JoyToken has released its API protocol to demonstrate how games will run on the JoyToken platform.Developers will be able to use the JoyToken protocol to build games incorporating JoyToken’s smart contracts and contribute to the foundation of a trustless online gambling ecosystem. By using smart contracts to distribute winnings, determine RNG values, and provide an audi...


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...


First annual Cookie Jam on Cookie Day

First annual Cookie Jam on Cookie Day


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by

Jam City, a Los Angeles-based mobile game developer, announced the first annual Holiday Cookie Jam. Holiday Cookie Jam is a cookie competition between social media superstars and sisters, Justine and Jenna Ezarik, as they vie to have their cookie recipe featured in Jam City’s hit mobile game, Cookie Jam.Starting today, viewers can vote for their favorite cookie recipe o...


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...


Google ARCore SDK releases Unreal Engine support

Google ARCore SDK releases Unreal Engine support


Friday, September 01, 2017 by

Google has announced ARCore, bringing augmented reality (AR) functionality to Android smartphones. Developers can immediately get started with Google’s developer preview of ARCore, which also includes Unreal Engine support. ARCore enables AR development across Android ecosystem, giving developers the ability to make compelling AR experiences without the need for any add...


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...


Mobile SDKs: What they really do to your mobile app

Mobile SDKs: What they really do to your mobile app


Friday, August 18, 2017 by

Mobile SDKs; love them or hate them, they're here to stay. They provide our apps with all sorts of functionality that would be incredibly time consuming to build, and they give us another means to monetize our apps. Third party SDKs are in fact, quite popular. According to a study done by SafeDK, on average each Android app uses nearly 18 third party SDKs. That number i...


How mobile app testing has changed

How mobile app testing has changed


Friday, August 04, 2017 by

Technologies are rapidly evolving and ways of testing them are changing too. But one thing remains true - product quality must be high. Therefore, it is important to have a clear vision on how you will guarantee that your product is working as planned. Depending on the project, you can build your own testing team, hire professional consultants or do a combination of bot...


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...


Adobe will be stopping updates for Flash by 2021

Adobe will be stopping updates for Flash by 2021


Friday, July 28, 2017 by

Adobe has announced its plans to stop updating and distributing Flash Player at the end of 2020. As open web standards like WebGL and HTML5 rapidly advanced to offer many of the web game development capabilities provided by Flash, it became clear that Flash's lifespan was limited.As a result, Facebook has partnered with game developers to support their HTML5 efforts, he...


5,000 developers and professionals responded in Skill Up 2017

5,000 developers and professionals responded in Skill Up 2017


Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by

Nearly 5,000 developers and tech professionals across the world responded to Packt’s third annual Skill Up survey to share their thoughts on the latest tech tools and trends, and how they work and learn. Skill Up 2017 also investigated wider questions about the tech industry - from its status and value in organizations and industry, through to urgent issues around diver...


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...


Why you should make your gameplay fast (or game over!)

Why you should make your gameplay fast (or game over!)


Monday, June 12, 2017 by

Countless mobile game publishers have tried to formulate the winning recipe for successful mobile games. Some of them seem universal and straightforward, while others are controversial or genre-specific. Not surprisingly, the indisputable ingredient that is both fundamental and critical to a mobile game’s success is simply performance. It affects every stage and each co...


Mobile video ads install the most apps new survey says

Mobile video ads install the most apps new survey says


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by

AdColony has released their Spring 2017 App Install Marketing Survey. The survey is the 7th of its kind since 2013 and will provide insights, benchmarks, and trends from the top 250 grossing app developers. Respondents primarily represented mobile game developers (75%), with a minority making non-gaming apps (21%). A small number (4.0%) represented mobile publishers who...


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...


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...


What we learned at GDC 2017, and dates for GDC 2018 announced

What we learned at GDC 2017, and dates for GDC 2018 announced


Monday, March 13, 2017 by

The 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded a successful week of networking, learning and inspiration. In total, the conference hosted more than 26,000 professional attendees, 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions, and ...


Game developers and crunchtime

Game developers and crunchtime


Tuesday, March 07, 2017 by

Lets admit it, game development (for most of us) is far more exciting than working out some business logic problem with databases and custom views - right? But it's not all fun and "games". As with every avenue of programming and design, there are deadlines, and things that keep you at the office late. But crunchtime and game development seem to be joined at the hi...


Robo Recall is now free on Oculus Touch

Robo Recall is now free on Oculus Touch


Monday, March 06, 2017 by

During their annual “State of Unreal” session at GDC 2017, Epic Games announced that their fully featured virtual reality shooter, Robo Recall, is now available for free on Oculus Touch! In a surprise move, Epic also revealed the Robo Recall Mod Kit, a native mod editor for the game in which new maps, characters and weapons can be added to the full game experience. The ...


NVIDIA DRIVE Design Studio gets integrated into Qt

NVIDIA DRIVE Design Studio gets integrated into Qt


Friday, February 24, 2017 by

The Qt Company has announced that it will integrate NVIDIA DRIVE Design Studio, a 3D HMI authoring system, into the Qt ecosystem. With the use of 3D technologies increasing significantly across all industries - especially in the automotive, healthcare and industrial automation sectors - innovative 3D design tools have become highly sought after by organizations and...


Mobile gamers mindsets, motivations, and behaviors revealed

Mobile gamers mindsets, motivations, and behaviors revealed


Thursday, January 19, 2017 by

Playing mobile games makes people happier than using social networking apps says TapJoy in a new report.Tapjoy released the findings of in-depth research it conducted to understand the mindset, motivations and behaviors of today’s mobile gamers. Designed to shed light on this massive and desirable consumer audience for brand advertisers, the report is the first of its k...


GDC says HTC Vive outpaces Oculus Rift as the most popular VR / AR platform

GDC says HTC Vive outpaces Oculus Rift as the most popular VR / AR platform


Thursday, January 12, 2017 by

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the fifth annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the games industry ahead of GDC 2017 this February.  Here are some of the many learnings from the survey of more than 4,500 game developers who have attended GDC in the last three years.Game Makers are feeling optim...


VR First says universities everywhere are adopting VR / AR

VR First says universities everywhere are adopting VR / AR


Friday, January 06, 2017 by

As more universities use VR and AR, it could help guide the future of developer learning courseware.The latest research from VR First presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the support of the CONTEXT and IEEE Digital Senses Initiative, reveals an increase in VR/AR adoption at universities worldwide in 2016, highlighting the early impact of VR First's acad...


UK video games industry to grow in 2017 says new TIGA report

UK video games industry to grow in 2017 says new TIGA report


Tuesday, January 03, 2017 by

TIGA reports that the UK video games industry would increase investment and expand employment in 2017. They made the comments in their latest Business Opinion Survey 2016/17. The report was based on a survey of 50 games businesses including small, medium and large firms, developing games across mobile/tablet, VR, PC and console.  TIGA's Business Opinion Survey 2016...


Five indispensable tools for your agile projects

Five indispensable tools for your agile projects


Sunday, December 18, 2016 by

Agile project management methodologies have become increasingly popular for software development—especially among development teams making video games. Perhaps developers are attracted by the cool name which brings to mind animators and game designers in ninja outfits nimbly scampering over once insurmountable project deadlines. Or maybe it resonates with programmers wh...


Mobile marketing tools and tips for 2017

Mobile marketing tools and tips for 2017


Sunday, December 11, 2016 by

As the New Year approaches, marketers are carefully planning their strategies for their campaigns in 2017. Sure there are plenty of tools, tips, and tricks to choose from, but selecting the right ones for your brand’s objectives is crucial. Here’s a crash course in mobile marketing tools brands should be using in 2017.Location-Based Marketing As futuristic as it so...


Indie game makers can now get user acquisition help from the new Game Alliance

Indie game makers can now get user acquisition help from the new Game Alliance


Thursday, December 08, 2016 by

Tilting Point, a provider of publishing services for mobile developers, has launched Game Alliance, a new user acquisition fund established to scale UA campaigns for independent game makers. Game Alliance is designed specifically for developers who want to self-publish, maintain ownership of their IP and retain all their equity. The fund’s resources will be applied to g...


Why developers should consider collaboration tools

Why developers should consider collaboration tools


Wednesday, December 07, 2016 by

Software development is a game of teamwork. In the ideal scenario, autonomous teams tackle separate objectives while remaining engaged with the functions of every other team. Teams methodically track their individual goals, record their progress, and remain aligned with the overall work plan. Then these teams come together to produce a final product. Sometimes, this ide...


Meet the worlds first iMessage game development startup

Meet the worlds first iMessage game development startup


Monday, December 05, 2016 by

At the Slush conference in Helsinki, MojiWorks Limited announced it's formation and seed funding from Sunstone Capital and Lifeline Ventures.MojiWorks has been founded by Matthew Wiggins (CEO) and Alan Harding (CTO), veteran technology leaders & entrepreneurs and previously founders of Wonderland Software which was acquired by Zynga in 2011. MojiWorks will be based ...


NeoFur is now available for the Unity game engine

NeoFur is now available for the Unity game engine


Saturday, December 03, 2016 by

Neoglyphic Entertainment, a story company building advanced entertainment technologies, announced the release of its award-winning 3D graphics technology NeoFur for the Unity game development platform. Previously available only on Unreal Engine 4 and in closed beta for Unity, NeoFur is an easy-to-use, in-editor tool that simplifies the creative process for developers. T...


Unity and Xiaomi team up

Unity and Xiaomi team up


Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by

Unity Technologies and Xiaomi have revealed additional details on the recent partnership agreement as both companies scale to serve consumers and developers worldwide. As one of the top Android device makers in China, Xiaomi boasts one of the world’s most engaged audiences, with the MIUI app store seeing more than 50 billion downloads to date. Unity developers will have...


Amazon Lumberyard opens new Austin location

Amazon Lumberyard opens new Austin location


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by

Amazon has been working on Lumberyard over the last couple of years, and assembled a team of industry veterans who are inspired to build a AAA game engine that uses the vast compute and storage of the cloud to help you build otherwise-impossible player experiences, and engage massive communities of fans. In fact, the typical developer on the team has over 10.8 years of ...


Oculus Connect 3 announcements recap

Oculus Connect 3 announcements recap


Monday, October 10, 2016 by

A quick recap of the news Oculus announced during this morning’s keynote at Oculus Connect 3. - Touch Launch: You can pre-order Touch starting October 10 for $199 and it ships December 6. All pre-orders come bundled with VR Sports Challenge and The Unspoken. Touch comes with an additional sensor and a connector for Rock Band VR. Oculus has also created a room-scale opti...


Buildbox Just Released a New Training Series to Help You Make Games

Buildbox Just Released a New Training Series to Help You Make Games


Saturday, October 01, 2016 by

Buildbox just announced the release of a new training series called, "Make Your Own Game" for those  developers interested in training harder with BB to make awesome games. Here are some of the highlights the series offers.- 10 Training Videos - 10 Buildbox Saves Files - 2,000 Word Article - Access To A Complete Video GameThe goal with this series, i...


A Peek Inside Ireland's Largest Games Developer, DIGIT Game Studios

A Peek Inside Ireland's Largest Games Developer, DIGIT Game Studios


Friday, September 30, 2016 by

DIGIT started in 2012 and based it in Dublin, Ireland. Not the usual gaming capital, however it's had a great impact on the company today. Their focus is on building strategy games for mobile and browser. They spent the first couple of years of the company's life focused on the underlying technology and believe they are probably the most advanced GaaS (Games as a Servic...


The Growing Benefits of Cross Platform App Development With V-Play

The Growing Benefits of Cross Platform App Development With V-Play


Saturday, August 20, 2016 by

We recently visited with Christian Feldbacher, co-founder and CEO of V-Play, to discuss the growing benefits of cross-platform development and how V-Play aims to make it easier than ever for developers to bring their apps to market.ADM: Who is V-Play? What does the company do?Feldbacher: V-Play provides a cross-platform development tool for mobile app and game developer...


Autodesk Adds New VR and 3D Animation Functionality for Game Development

Autodesk Adds New VR and 3D Animation Functionality for Game Development


Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by

Autodesk has released the latest version of its Autodesk Maya LT 20173D animation and modeling software for indie game developers. The company has also released Autodesk Stingray 1.4, offering updates to the 3D game engine and real-time rendering solution.Autodesk says that one of the most significant features added to the Maya LT platform is the time editor, a new tool...


Epic Games Awards $75,000 in Grants to Five Game Developers

Epic Games Awards $75,000 in Grants to Five Game Developers


Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by

Five game development teams have recently been awarded Epic Games Unreal Dev Grants totaling $75,000. The grant program was created in February 2015 by Epic to offer a $5 million fund to aid in developer success with no-strings-attached financial assistance. So far Epic has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants to Unreal Engine developers. The latest recipients include:...


President of 360 Games Alex Xu Discusses Chinese Game Publishing Opportunities

President of 360 Games Alex Xu Discusses Chinese Game Publishing Opportunities


Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by

To learn more about the growing Chinese gaming market and the opportunity China presents for game developers, we spoke with Alex Xu is president of 360 Games. The company is a leading Chinese game platform and publisher which recently released initiatives to attract global game developers to China, including the formation of the SUPER360° Strategy, a mobile ad revenue r...


AppGameKit Now Offers HTML5 Version of Game Development Engine

AppGameKit Now Offers HTML5 Version of Game Development Engine


Thursday, June 09, 2016 by

The Game Creators, the team behind the AppGameKit instant game development engine, have announced the  launch of an AppGameKit HTML5 version.The new functionality leverages the latest HTML5 Hypertext Markup Language which now fully supports native execution of 3D games content, which means no more plugins to install. With the new version of AppGameKit, developers c...


Buildbox and Vungle Team Up for Windows 10 Game Development Promotion

Buildbox and Vungle Team Up for Windows 10 Game Development Promotion


Friday, May 20, 2016 by

Buildbox, Microsoft, and Vungle are teaming up to offer a new promotion to give $500 to Buildbox customers who bring their games over to the Windows 10 Store. The promotion coincides with the release of Buildbox 2.1.0.Buildbox offers a no code game development environment providing a drop and drag game creation experience that doesn't require any scripting, programming ...


Make School Summer Developer Training Includes VR and Gaming

Make School Summer Developer Training Includes VR and Gaming


Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by

The Make School Summer Academy located in San Francisco is offering a Summer Academy series designed to teach product development in four tracks areas: Intro to Swift Development, Gaming Development, VR Development and iOS App Development.The deadline to apply is May 15 and pricing for each Academy varies by track. Tuition assistance is available. Here is an overview of...


Engineering is the Top Job Need for the Gaming Industry

Engineering is the Top Job Need for the Gaming Industry


Monday, March 14, 2016 by

In a recent study on the hiring needs for the gaming industry, SmartRecruiters found that engineering dominates as the top job function sought after in the gaming sector, with engineering representing 36 percent of all gaming jobs posted, followed by design at 17 percent. Here’s how the top functions ranked in the study:1. Engineering2. Design3. Art/Creative4. Educ...


AWS Releases Amazon Lumberyard and Amazon GameLift for Game Development

AWS Releases Amazon Lumberyard and Amazon GameLift for Game Development


Monday, February 22, 2016 by

AWS has launched two new products for game developers, Amazon Lumberyard and Amazon GameLift.Amazon LumberyardAmazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for developers to create games, connect their games to the compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch. With Amazon Lumberyard’s visual scripting tool, even non-technical users can a...


Storm8 CEO Perry Tam's Insights into Holiday and Seasonal Game Updates

Storm8 CEO Perry Tam's Insights into Holiday and Seasonal Game Updates


Friday, February 12, 2016 by

With the December holiday season barely behind us, and upcoming holiday’s such as Valentine's Day approaching full steam, we reached out to Perry Tam, Storm8 CEO and Co-Founder, to find out what his company’s approach was on preparing their games for holiday and seasonal dates.ADM: How do you decide which games to update and for which holiday seasons?  Tam: The key...


GDC 2016 Industry Survey Shows 16 Percent of Developers Working on VR

GDC 2016 Industry Survey Shows 16 Percent of Developers Working on VR


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by

Game developers are continuing to embrace the potential of virtual reality (VR) gaming as a recent survey shows that the development of VR titles has more than doubled among surveyed developers with 16 percent currently developing for VR, up from the 7 percent of developers said they were working on VR projects in last year’s survey.The survey, State of the Industry Sur...


Unity 5.2 Offers More VR and Ad Monetization Options

Unity 5.2 Offers More VR and Ad Monetization Options


Monday, September 21, 2015 by

The release of Unity 5.2 offers a number of new improvements, including updates to Unity’s ad network and new functionality with the introduction of the Services Window which provides in-editor access to Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Cloud Build and Unity Multiplayer with no need to integrate a single SDK.With Unity Cloud Build developers receive a streamlined game ...


Epic Games Announces Educational Recipients for Unreal Dev Grants Program

Epic Games Announces Educational Recipients for Unreal Dev Grants Program


Thursday, September 10, 2015 by

Epic Games has announced the first round of the academic and educational category recipients of its Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million program Epic launched earlier this year to provide funding to developers of promising early-stage projects. The academic and educational category provides grants for class projects, engine extensions, curricula, tutorials, or any other...


HTML5Devconf in San Francisco Dives Into Web Technologies in October

HTML5Devconf in San Francisco Dives Into Web Technologies in October


Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by

HTML5Devconf will be once again be in San Francisco with this year’s conference held on October 19 – 20 and training sessions held on October 21 – 23.The event is one of the largest gatherings of technical software developers, designers and decision makers focused on Internet software technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Node.js and other cross platform web, mob...


Autodesk Releases New Stingray 3D Game Engine

Autodesk Releases New Stingray 3D Game Engine


Monday, August 10, 2015 by

Game developers will be able to take a test drive of Autodesk’s new Stingray game engine beginning on August 19, 2015.The new game engine is built on the Bitsquid engine, which Autodesk purchased in 2014, offering a new platform for making 3D games. The engine supports a number of industry-standard game development workflows and includes connectivity to Autodesk’s 3D an...


What is New in the Recent Release of Visual Studio 2015

What is New in the Recent Release of Visual Studio 2015


Friday, July 24, 2015 by

Microsoft just released the highly anticipated Visual Studio 2015 just in advance of the impending Microsoft 10 release. Here is a rundown on what’s new for VS 2015:Cross-platform mobile device support - Android, iOS, and WindowsOut of the box, Visual Studio allows developers to use web technologies to build production quality mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows us...


Open Source Virtual Reality Platform now Supports Android

Open Source Virtual Reality Platform now Supports Android


Wednesday, July 08, 2015 by

The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), an organization working towards an open standard for virtual reality devices, has announced that OSVR software now accommodates Android devices, adding to existing distribution for Windows and Linux.To demonstrate the Android support for mobile VR enabling cross compatibility between hardware and mobile content integrated with OSV...


Unity Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary at Unite Europe 2015

Unity Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary at Unite Europe 2015


Friday, June 26, 2015 by

Unity officially celebrated their 10-year anniversary at Unite Europe 2015 in Amsterdam, with over 1100 video game development enthusiasts in attendance. Among the news learned at the event was the announcement that Unity Ads would be integrated into the Unity engine with the release of Unity 5.2 this fall. Unity VP Jussi Laakkonen provided an overview of Unity’s l...


NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2015 Comes to India in November

NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2015 Comes to India in November


Thursday, June 25, 2015 by

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NGDC) will hold its annual game development conference from November 5th - 7th in Pune, India. The three day NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2015 showcases the creative talent and upcoming industry trends in interactive entertainment in India. The NGDC has opened its call for speakers and is now providing ea...


Havok Releases New CPU Driven Graphical Effects Software for Game Development

Havok Releases New CPU Driven Graphical Effects Software for Game Development


Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by

Havok has unveiled Havok FX, a new CPU-driven graphical effects software product offering high levels of detail and physics to particle effects. Havok FX allows developers to physically enable particle systems and to add a new interactive gameplay dimension to previously aesthetic visual effects. The lightweight technology is fully cross-platform with a focus on Xb...


Unity Releases Call for Speakers and Award Nominations for Unite 2015

Unity Releases Call for Speakers and Award Nominations for Unite 2015


Tuesday, June 09, 2015 by

Unity’s developer conference, Unite 2015, will take place September 21-23 in Boston at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. Unity has opened the call for speakers and those who are interested in speaking have until June 12 to submit a talk proposal. Details on topic submissions can be found on the speaker submission page. The event will also ...


Dlodlo to Release Lightweight VR Glasses Running on Android OS

Dlodlo to Release Lightweight VR Glasses Running on Android OS


Monday, May 25, 2015 by

Dlodlo has announced its new, lightweight VR Glasses offering Full HD resolution of 2K with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate for a display without dizziness, lag, distortion, or screen door effect.  Dlodlo supports 2D/3D switch video, 4K video displays and provides a 110 degree Field of View (FOV) for a no-border fully immersive VR experience. Dlodlo...


Small Giant Games Hits It Big With Debut Title Hitting One Million Downloads in Six Days

Small Giant Games Hits It Big With Debut Title Hitting One Million Downloads in Six Days


Monday, May 25, 2015 by

Oddwings Escape, a debut mobile app game title by Finnish developer Small Giant Games, has hit the one million players mark globally since its launch in the App Store on Thursday May 14th. The game is available as a free download and has been topping the App Store charts around the world, reaching the top 10 iPhone games chart in 73 countries and the top 10 iPad games c...


Gondola Launches Liftpass an Open Source Platform to Help Developers Manage Game Monetization

Gondola Launches Liftpass an Open Source Platform to Help Developers Manage Game Monetization


Friday, May 22, 2015 by

Gondola, the creators of the Dynamic Pricing Engine for mobile games, has announced the beta release of Liftpass, an open source platform for game developers to manage and track the prices of virtual goods and in-app purchases (IAPs). The full-stack solution offers SDKs for iOS, Android and Unity, and the tracking of in-game metrics and in-game currencies can be fu...


Unity Will Offer Holographic Game Development Opportunities with Microsoft HoloLens

Unity Will Offer Holographic Game Development Opportunities with Microsoft HoloLens


Wednesday, May 06, 2015 by

One of the announcements to come out of the Microsoft Build developer conference is a collaboration between Unity Technologies and Microsoft for full support for Microsoft HoloLens in the Unity development platform.HoloLens a twist on virtual reality offering a holographic computer running Windows 10, which brings high-definition holograms that blend with real life envi...