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GDCA-2024-nominees-and-honorable-mentions-revealed

GDCA 2024 nominees and honorable mentions revealed


Friday, January 26, 2024 by

The finalists for the 24th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the peer-based video game event celebrating the industry’s top games and developers, have been revealed. The winners in all categories will be honored at the Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony, which takes place at the 2024 Game Developers Conference (GDC) on Wednesday, March 20, and is he...


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Avatar cloud engine from NVIDIA debuts Gen AI models


Tuesday, January 9, 2024 by

NVIDIA recently introduced production microservices for the NVIDIA Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE) that allow developers of games, tools, and middleware to integrate state-of-the-art generative AI models into the digital avatars in their games and applications. The new ACE microservices let developers build interactive avatars using AI models such as NVIDIA Omniverse ...


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Hybrid casual mobile games will get hotter in 2024 says Mintegral


Wednesday, December 20, 2023 by

In the evolving mobile gaming landscape, the hottest trend is hybrid-casual games, where downloads grew by 13% and revenues reached $1.4 billion in 2022.  Hybrid-casual fills a need between hyper-casual games, usually free-to-play games with simple gaming mechanisms, and mid-core games, which customers purchase to play and are rewarded with intricate gameplay and ...


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Mobile gaming cross platform Pley brings games to the web


Tuesday, November 21, 2023 by

Pley, the cross-platform solution that makes mobile games playable on the web, announced a partnership with Tilting Point to distribute its farming simulation game Homesteads: Dream Farm. Pley’s complete solution has enabled Tilting Point and game developer Enixan to port and distribute the title on Pley’s "native web" browser platform, e...


Forge-beta-launches-to-reward-gamers-for-their-achievments

Forge beta launches to reward gamers for their achievments


Wednesday, October 25, 2023 by

Forge, the video game platform that connects and rewards gamers for their gaming achievements and ongoing play has opened to players in beta. The platform announced a $11 million seed funding round, led by Makers Fund, BITKRAFT Ventures, and Animoca Brands, with participation from Hashkey Capital, Polygon Ventures, Formless Capital, and Adaverse. Forge’s...


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Unity price changes result in developers revolting


Tuesday, October 17, 2023 by

The world of video game creation is always changing, with developers always looking for the best tools to make their games. For a long time, many have chosen Unity because it was easy to use and had clear costs. But recently, Unity changed how they charge, and it's caused a lot of upset. Many developers feel let down and are thinking about using different tools. Thi...


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Network-based cybersecurity threat detection SDK launches


Monday, October 16, 2023 by

Enea has launched the Enea Qosmos Threat Detection SDK. This revolutionary threat detection system has the potential to double performance in network-based cybersecurity solutions. The Qosmos Threat Detection SDK enables the integration of Enea's flagship deep packet inspection (DPI) engine, Qosmos ixEngine, with core IDS capabilities drawn from Suricata, the wid...


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Game Development World Championship 2023 Winter Season


Thursday, October 12, 2023 by

The Game Development World Championship (GDWC) has opened the 2023 Winter Season for submissions. Games can be submitted until the end of the year. Winners will be announced in February 2024. Winter Season breaks records with the biggest prize pool in GDWC history, totaling over $660,000 in value. Prizes are spread across 12 award categories and range from swag &...


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Top 10 video game soundtracks of 2023


Wednesday, October 4, 2023 by

Music has always been an essential part of the gaming experience; therefore, video game developers always place great importance on the soundtrack selection for each game. Gaming experts at SecureCheats have compiled a list from the IMDB of the 50 most popular video games. Spotify data was then found for 29 of the games; as every game soundtrack has a different number o...


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JSON RPC Hedera integration brings EVM tools and wallets


Monday, August 21, 2023 by

JSON-RPC is now openly accessible and ready for in-production application use on the Hedera network, the open-source, leaderless proof-of-stake public network. By incorporating JSON-RPC support, Hedera fosters increased interoperability and greater EVM equivalence, streamlining the Web3 development experience for developers and infrastructure providers. As an open-sourc...


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Detect hard coded secrets with new capabilities from Cycode


Thursday, August 10, 2023 by

Cycode announced the expansion of its hard-coded secrets detection in cloud-based workplaces, as well as a collaboration with Azure DevOps pipelines to ensure end-to-end supply chain integrity and a new IDE plug-in for seamless integration with VS Code. Building upon its existing code-to-cloud coverage, Cycode now extends its secrets scanning capabilities to encompas...


Emergence-web3-SDK-for-game-developers-from-Crucible

Emergence web3 SDK for game developers from Crucible


Tuesday, August 1, 2023 by

Crucible continues to create new standards and essential tools for developers with the launch of Emergence SDK. The software development kit, developed with the Open Meta Association, is available to developers building on Unreal Engine. This new and innovative set of tools has already been downloaded over 33,000 times and adopted by 3% of total active Unreal developers...


Multiplayer-solution-for-game-developers-from-Coherence

Multiplayer solution for game developers from Coherence


Tuesday, July 18, 2023 by

Coherence has announced their revolutionary network engine that redefines "effortless" for multiplayer connectivity is available now. Coherence is the first network engine that a designer can use with zero need for coding, offering a powerful set of tools that allows developers to have working multiplayer prototypes running in a matter of minutes. It is o...


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AI content generator from YAHAHA Studios steals the show at GDC


Friday, April 14, 2023 by

Game Developer Conference (GDC) 2023 saw YAHAHA taking over the convention from March 20th - 24th, drawing more than 2,700 participants to its in-booth speeches, over 5,000 people to its networking party, and supporting the creation of nearly 800 games during GDC. All games were created by attendees during YAHAHA's live events and supported by YAHAHA's code-free...


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IGF Awards winners for 2023


Wednesday, March 29, 2023 by

Cosmo D Studios' Betrayal At Club Low won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game at the 25th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards tonight. The IGF Awards honors the most innovative and excellent independent games of the past year and took place as part of the 2023 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center...


Online-gaming-connectivity-solution-from-Edgegap

Online gaming connectivity solution from Edgegap


Thursday, February 9, 2023 by

Mathieu Duperre explains what Edge computing is, how Edgegap is helping game developers solve connectivity issues, and reduce latency and lag, plus what the limitations are for large publishers that use traditional infrastructures. Even more, he goes into depth about the findings from the 2022 Online Gaming Connectivity Report which had responses from over 2000 gamers i...


Indie-game-dev-platform-The-Mirror-lands-$2.3M-in-funding

Indie game dev platform The Mirror lands $2.3M in funding


Thursday, December 22, 2022 by

The Mirror has raised a $2.3M Pre-Seed Round led by Founders Fund. Participants in the round include early-stage investment firms Konvoy Ventures, Abstract Ventures, Florida Funders, and Palm Tree Crew. Founded in Miami, Florida, in 2022 by Jared McCluskey (CEO and CTO), The Mirror simplifies the complexities of game development into a single platform, providing indie g...


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Monetize mobile gaming with NFT marketplace Vessel


Friday, October 21, 2022 by

AppLovin announced its first NFT marketplace to launch in app stores through its subsidiary, OpenVessel Technologies, LLC. Vessel, which is currently live in Apple and Google Play app stores, enables mobile game developers to easily integrate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into games to drive engagement and revenue. "Vessel represents the next evolution in mobi...


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$50M in funding raised by Theorycraft Games


Wednesday, October 19, 2022 by

Theorycraft Games has announced an additional $50 million raised in Series B funding, led by Makers Fund with participation from NEA and a16z. Theorycraft Games will use this raise to continue building out the most talent-dense team in games and to ensure they can keep making deep, 10,000-hour games that are just better when played with friends, like the company’s...


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Mobile tower defense game stats


Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by

One of the most popular genres in mobile gaming is tower defense games. The mobile tower defense games market is especially popular on smartphones and tablets, where gamers can easily take them with them wherever they go. In addition, tower defense games are great for keeping people occupied on long road trips or flights, as they require little to no interaction from th...


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Secrets revealed from developers with over 20 mobile game hits


Monday, September 5, 2022 by

My Little Universe, Squad Alpha, Johnny Trigger, Jelly Shift, and Knife Hit are just a few of the successful mobile games created by Baltic game developer Estoty. The company is known for more than 20 hit mobile games that have attracted a total of 2 billion players. So what are the key ingredients for a successful mobile game? Estoty’s experts name the following ...


HotPlay-in-game-advertising-updates-from-NextPlay

HotPlay in game advertising updates from NextPlay


Thursday, August 25, 2022 by

NextPlay Technologies, Inc., a digital native ecosystem for finance, digital advertisers, and video gamers, updates shareholders on continuing progress made by its HotPlay in-game advertising group and game studio towards commercial launch. Progress includes the expected commercial release of HotPlay 2.0 in calendar 2022, which, when released, will off...


4Players-appoints-new-Marketing-Director-Patty-Toledo

4Players appoints new Marketing Director Patty Toledo


Wednesday, August 10, 2022 by

Pioneering technology veterans 4Players has announced the appointment of industry leader Patty Toledo, as its first Marketing Director. Patty brings her considerable skills to 4Players as it prepares to launch new products to support game developers to create metaverse-ready, engaging player experiences, and will drive a marketing strategy to take the much-loved brand i...


Console-gaming-revenue-increases

Console gaming revenue increases


Thursday, June 2, 2022 by

The ongoing year will be a good one for most related to the console-gaming industry. According to the figures presented here by SafeBettingSites.com, Console gaming is set to grow by 8.4% YoY in 2022. Thus, the console gaming segment is set to witness the most significant spurt of growth in the entire gaming industry in 2022. Console games to bring in $58.6B in 2022 ...


N3TWORK-Studios-Inc-lands-$46M-in-funding

N3TWORK Studios Inc lands $46M in funding


Friday, May 20, 2022 by

N3TWORK Studios has closed $46 million in a Series A financing round led by Griffin Gaming Partners, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Galaxy Interactive, KIP, Floodgate, LLL Capital, and N3TWORK, Inc. As part of the financing, Griffin Gaming Partners' Peter Levin will join the Board of Directors. The funding will help further the development and launch ...


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Solving game development bottlenecks with cloud computing


Friday, May 13, 2022 by

For years, baking lightmaps have been a necessary but time-consuming part of game development. Pre-calculating lighting information improves performance in-game, but consumes on-premises computing resources, tying up artists' workstations or valuable network machines for minutes, if not hours, at a time. But now, thanks to the power of cloud computing, ...


Kingdom-Guard-from-tap4fun-launches

Kingdom Guard from tap4fun launches


Monday, May 9, 2022 by

Flexion Mobile Plc (Nasdaq: FLEXM), the Android games distribution company announced that it has launched the new game Kingdom Guard from tap4fun on the Amazon App Store and the Samsung Galaxy Store.   ...


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NFT partnership to create fashion pieces


Friday, May 6, 2022 by

Ready has announced a new partnership with SmileyWorld, the lifestyle brand from Smiley that revolutionized Smileys in technology, and EPIK Prime Team, a licensing agency putting brands into video games. The brands will collaborate together to create virtual fashion pieces for Ready Games' app ICON Avatar Fashion Universe. This will be Ready and Epik's...


Playable-NFT-graphical-novel-Quantum-Noesis-lands

Playable NFT graphical novel Quantum Noesis lands


Monday, May 2, 2022 by

EVI (short for Electronic Virtual Intelligence) is on the verge of achieving sentience as the first true general Artificial Intelligence. But there are powerful forces at work to destroy her! To safeguard the Noesis Network, EVI has gamified part of her security, transforming vulnerabilities in the code into audiovisual puzzles that are easier for the human mind to g...


Blockchain-gaming-organization-partners-with-Crypto-Oasis

Blockchain gaming organization partners with Crypto Oasis


Thursday, April 28, 2022 by

GamesCoin Group is a German blockchain gaming organization that has created an ecosystem for a gaming world that is more immersive and boundary-blurring than ever. Its partnership with Crypto Oasis is game-changing and exciting for the Middle Eastern crypto market because blockchain is restructuring the gaming industry, and GamesCoin Group is leading this revolution. ...


GDC-2022-highlights

GDC 2022 highlights


Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by

The 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded its 36th edition, after a week of networking, learning, and inspiration. The conference was the largest in San Francisco in the past two years, with a total of 12,000 industry professionals attending at San Francisco's Moscone C...


Game-Developers-Conference-2022

Game Developers Conference 2022


Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by

The 2022 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s longest-running event for professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, begins its 36th edition today, in person at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The week-long conference, which also includes a virtual component, will feature more than 200 exhibitors, over 1,000 speakers, an...


Immersive-AR-and-VR-experiences-from-NextNav

Immersive AR and VR experiences from NextNav


Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by

NextNav announced they have partnered with echo3D. Through this partnership, NextNav’s vertical location service, Pinnacle, will provide echo3D developers with the crucial 3D location data needed to build immersive AR and VR content built on top of the physical world. Over 16,000 developers rely on the echo3D platform for the tools and infra...


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GDC 2022 Supercell talks


Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has announced that Supercell will return to GDC 2022 with two talks surrounding its popular title Clash of Clans. The studio will give an in-depth look into the creation and expansion of the Clash Universe, along with its move into social gaming with Everdale. GDC 2022 Supercell talks about Expanding an IP: Case Study Cl...


Mobile-market-2021-highlights

Mobile market 2021 highlights


Thursday, February 3, 2022 by

At the end of the year everyone was talking about the future and making predictions, but what about the highlights of 2021? Last year was rich in sensations, new names appeared on the market, and many industry giants cooperated to enhance their power or work on large-scale joint projects. Apptica compiled a selection of the most significant events, cases, and changes th...