Ultra Engine AI features released in update
Friday, February 2, 2024 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ultra Engine 0.9.3 is here, with usability improvements, bug fixes, and new AI-powered features to make game development easier. You can get a discount now in the Ultra Engine store or on Steam all week.
Ultra Engine bug fixes, new AI-powered features, and more released in 0.9.3 update
Object creation has been overhauled with a more visual approa...
AI game development platform modl appoints new leadership
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by Freeman Lightner
modl.ai announced today the appointment of James Gwertzman as the new Chairman of its Board of Directors. As Chairman of the Board, Gwertzman will play a critical role in advising modl.ai through its next phase of growth and development in the AI and games industry.
"I'm thrilled to join modl.ai’s world-class team of developers and researchers. Game de...
GDCA and IGF 2024 finalists
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 by Richard Harris
Leading the nominations is Venba from Visai Games with four nominations, including Excellence in Audio, Narrative, Visual Art and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Venba is a narrative cooking game in which players experience life as an Indian mom who has immigrated to Canada with her family in the 1980s and weaves together conversations and food to tell her family’...
GDCA 2024 nominees and honorable mentions revealed
Friday, January 26, 2024 by Freeman Lightner
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...
Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc is searching for a CEO
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 by Brittany Hainzinger
Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. announced that Nick Brien has provided notice of his resignation as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company, which resignation became effective upon acceptance of the Board of Directors on January 8, 2024.
The Company has appointed the current Chairman of the Board, Adrian Montgomery, as interim CEO. Mr. Montgomery previous...
Avatar cloud engine from NVIDIA debuts Gen AI models
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 by Richard Harris
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 ...
Warpath 9.0 updates released from Lilith Games
Wednesday, January 3, 2024 by Freeman Lightner
Competitive military RTS Warpath ignites an all-new Theater of Conquest: Rome in its latest 9.0 update, available to play for free on PC and mobile iOS and Android devices. Lilith Games introduced a 26-day campaign with new Rome-specific Air Force units, new officers Everbloom (Infantry) and Rapier (Tank), and the new Operation Hegemon game mode, followed up by War...
Mobile gaming cross platform Pley brings games to the web
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 by Richard Harris
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...
Crypto and mobile gaming intersect says adjoe report
Friday, November 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Adtech solutions provider adjoe unveils insightful data on mobile gaming behaviors among crypto app users.
In this analysis, adjoe utilized first-party data and shared behavioral insights from over 20 million crypto wallet users worldwide, spanning January to July 2023. The study explored users’ time spent in crypto wallets, their interactions with mobile gamin...
Future of game development report from Xsolla
Thursday, November 9, 2023 by Richard Harris
Xsolla released its inaugural edition of "The Xsolla Report: The State of Play." This resource is designed to serve as a strategic compass for everyone involved in the ever-evolving gaming industry and game development community.
Xsolla announces game-changing insights for the future of gaming and game development: A preliminary analysis of 2...
Unity price changes result in developers revolting
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
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...
Game Development World Championship 2023 Winter Season
Thursday, October 12, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
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 &...
Multiplayer solution for game developers from Coherence
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 by Richard Harris
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...
Web3 Accelerator Program from Cronos Labs
Friday, May 26, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
Cronos Labs, a blockchain startup accelerator focusing on decentralized finance, blockchain games, and the development of the Cronos ecosystem, has announced the second cohort of the flagship US$100M-backed Cronos Accelerator Program. First launched in June 2022, the program targets early-stage crypto projects and provides them with mentorship and funding opportunities ...
Code editor and AI features coming to GameMaker engine
Thursday, May 11, 2023 by Richard Harris
GameMaker, the multimillion downloaded 2D game development engine, has revealed which new features and enhancements will be coming to the platform this year, in its annual update announcement.
GameMaker’s new features roadmap is shaped almost entirely by requests and feedback from its highly engaged community, with a new code editor, enhanced modding capabiliti...
Most popular games to earn cryptocurrency
Monday, April 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
Public interest in cryptocurrency and everything tied to the digital landscape has seen exponential growth in recent years, garnering interest from long-term investors, traders, and global brands. The power of Web3 has been blurring the lines between physical and virtual, allowing people to earn money digitally through online games.
Renowned crypto gambling experts C...
Indie game dev platform The Mirror lands $2.3M in funding
Thursday, December 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
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...
ClickHouse Cloud beta released on AWS
Friday, October 21, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
ClickHouse, Inc. has announced the launch of ClickHouse Cloud, a lightning-fast cloud-based database that simplifies and accelerates insights and analytics for modern digital enterprises. With no infrastructure to manage, ClickHouse Cloud architecture decouples storage and compute and scales automatically to accommodate modern workloads, so users do not have to size and...
Gaming website launches from Swifty
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Swifty has soft-launched its gaming site. The site offers all major sporting events including pre-match and in-play bets across 90% of the global market and it will offer more than 200 casino games. Leveraging over 150 years of industry knowledge and experience gained by acquiring top international agents and traders to manage and grow the Swifty Gaming sportsbook and c...
HotPlay in game advertising updates from NextPlay
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
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...
Tablet gaming still important in gaming industry
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
The size of the tablet gaming industry is relatively small, but it still forms an integral part of the mobile gaming industry. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Roblox Corporation was the top-earning iPad gaming publisher in June 2022. The creators of the online game platform and game creation system, Roblox, made $45.99 million through th...
Supercell increases stakes in Space Ape Games
Thursday, August 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Supercell has invested an additional $37M to acquire a larger stake in mobile game developer and publisher Space Ape Games increasing its stake in the London studio from 62.6% to 75%. This is on top of their original $56.6M investment from 2017. They have also extended their line of credit by a further $50M, bringing Supercell’s total debt and equity inv...
GDWC 2022 prize pool over $100K
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Game Development World Championship 2022 (GDWC), one of the biggest game development competitions in the world will be giving out prizes and giveaways worth over $100,000 this year. This is the largest prize pool in the Championship's history.
Over $100,000 prize pool at the Game Development World Championship 2022!
Prizes are spread across multiple catego...
Solving game development bottlenecks with cloud computing
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
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, ...
GDC 2022 highlights
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
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
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Richard Harris
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...
Mobile gaming market turned upside down by Netflix
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Mike Gadd
Stranger Things have happened but at the beginning of November, the global streaming giant Netflix announced that it is moving into the mobile gaming market.
Though it's a low-key debut by Netflix standards, with just five mobile games initially available to download through its app on Android smartphones (with two focused on the entertainment juggernaut's 80...
Steam Founder Rick Ellis talks developing mobile real money games
Friday, October 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Is developing mobile games that people play for real money the next big wave in game development?
Rick Ellis, lead developer and founder of the Steam platform and marketplace, and also a developer on Half-Life 2 has pivoted to mobile and he's making real-money tournament games alongside Ross Krasner, Ryu Games founder and CEO, and they have plenty to s...
Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Organizers of the 21st annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) have revealed the recipients of this year’s Pioneer Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Tom Fulp, creator of Newgrounds and trailblazer of the Macromedia Flash games that helped define a generation of indie developers, will receive the Pioneer Award, while influential game designer with 28 years ...
GameBake launched for developers to reach new markets around the globe
Thursday, May 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
GameBake is thrilled to announce it has launched its distribution service for mobile games developers and publishers that wish to reach new markets across the globe.
GameBake provides the infrastructure and knowledge needed for developers and publishers to publish their games on a variety of high-quality platforms beyond Google Play and the Apple App Store. Accessibl...
Atari expands partnership with Chain Games
Friday, March 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Atari® announced that they will expand their existing partnership with Chain Games to integrate into the upcoming Atari Multiverse experience. As a part of this expansion, Chain Games and Atari will develop a region within the Atari Multiverse where users can experience their collaborative efforts, including brand new interactive experiences provided by both pa...
Mobile ads are about to get annoying says Brainium Studios
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The new year will usher in a new definition of “mobile” in mobile gaming apps. Currently, mobile gaming apps have been synonymous with gaming on our phones. But, with the non-stop innovation in IoT and the looming promises of 5G, the “mobile” in mobile gaming is about to refer to everything from refrigerators to mirrors to spaceships. Wherev...
NextNav releases a Unity plug-in for Pinnacle
Thursday, December 10, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
NextNav announced the release of a Unity plug-in for its vertical positioning service, Pinnacle, which delivers precise altitude data to unlock 3D experiences for geolocation applications. NextNav’s Unity plug-in makes it easy for developers to integrate vertical location into any application built with the Unity engine, including games, training applications, ind...
Game development and Live Ops are evolving
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by Richard Harris
We recently caught up with Carbonated and AWS Game Tech to discuss how Carbonated’s custom-built, live ops platform Carbyne enables game developers to bring fresh content to players in real-time, without engineering support or an office-based workforce.
While Carbonated is a relatively small gaming studio, they have the tools to become a major player among the ...
Mobile game monetization models might be evolving
Thursday, October 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
GameRefinery’s database counts with more than 10,000+ analyses of top-performing mobile games. The company has recently acquired UK’s Reflection.io, providing them the capability to offer additional revenue and download data for iOS and Android games spanning 35 markets, in addition to its feature-level insights.
With a library of the latest mobile game d...