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Corona-labs-goes-open-source-and-developers-are-nervous

Corona labs goes open source and developers are nervous


Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by

Corona Labs, which provides a free cross-platform mobile development tool used to create 2D applications, has announced that after years of planning, the Corona game engine will finally be released as an open-source project. Corona Labs expects that by making their engine an open-source project, issues like adaptation to sudden market changes, updates, and requirements ...


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Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam teams with Tilting Point


Monday, September 24, 2018 by

Disruptor Beam and Tilting Point announced an expanded partnership between the two companies that will enable additional growth of Disruptor Beam's hit free-to-play game, Star Trek Timelines, as well as the co-development of another IP-based character-collection RPG (CCRPG). The deal has an initial value of at least $29 million and follows on the success of an ag...


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Flaregames partners with MeeWow to publish Tap Empire


Friday, August 10, 2018 by

Mobile gaming publisher Flaregames announced the next imminent global launch in its Q3/Q4 line-up with hyper-casual idle game Tap Empire releasing 11th October on iOS and Android devices. This debut game from San Francisco studio MeeWow Games will be the third title from the Flaregames Accelerator and the second to launch in the next two months, with Super Spell Heroes,...


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Unreal Engine Marketplace says it will take less developer revenue


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by

Epic Games has just made a sweeping change to the Unreal Engine Marketplace, whereby creators on the store will now receive 88% of their product sales, "an increase from the common 70% / 30% split of other digital stores." The Unreal Engine Marketplace is a store targeting the Unreal Engine community, and enabling game developers to purchase digital co...


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Mira raises $1M for their AR headset Prism


Monday, September 25, 2017 by

Mira has recently raised $1 million Seed Plus funding round led by Greylock Partners, Founders Fund Angel, and Macro Ventures, bringing Mira’s total funding raised to date to $2.5 million. The additional funding will be used to provide more resources to the burgeoning developer community and bolster Mira’s content partnership initiatives. Additionally, Mira announced th...


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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...


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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...


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Bringing LEGO minifigures to life using AR and emotion recognition


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by

Goran Vuksic, an iOS developer for Tattoodo, has made a unique new application that is helping make childhood dreams come alive. The app uses emotional AI and Augmented Reality SDK's that help transform miniature LEGO characters into interactive models. The project responds to a user's facial features by analyzing and projecting the user's current mood onto the LEGO cha...


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Watch the new Epic Games Unreal Engine 4 video


Thursday, March 2, 2017 by

The new Unreal Engine video highlights some tools such as photo-real character rendering, professional grade cinematography, high-performance VR at 90 FPS, access to the full editor in VR, lighting and editing via the Sequencer cinematic tool, flexible post-processing, Blueprint visual scripting, the visual Material Editor, GPU-accelerated particle simulations, full C++...


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Rocky Balboa is back in a new app from Tapinator to celebrate 40 years


Thursday, December 8, 2016 by

Tapinator just launched ROCKY, a free iOS game created in conjunction with MGM Interactive, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Academy Award-winning film. ROCKY, the ultimate underdog story of a fighter who rises up from the slums of Philadelphia to go the distance against the heavyweight champion of the world, made its first appearance on movie screen...


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Why developers should consider collaboration tools


Wednesday, December 7, 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...


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NeoFur is now available for the Unity game engine


Saturday, December 3, 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...


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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 ...


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...


AppGameKit-Now-Offers-HTML5-Version-of-Game-Development-Engine

AppGameKit Now Offers HTML5 Version of Game Development Engine


Thursday, June 9, 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...


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...


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New Unity Game Engine Support for Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform


Friday, September 25, 2015 by

Unity has announced that with the release of Unity 5.2 the game engine now provides support for Windows 10 and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).With UWP support in Unity 5.2, developers can build a single game for Windows 10 that targets multiple devices ranging from phones to tablets to PCs to Xbox.  This means that multiple screen sizes and resolutions, diffe...


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 ...


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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...


FaceFX-Releases-Plugin-for-Unreal-Engine-4

FaceFX Releases Plugin for Unreal Engine 4


Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by

FaceFX, is now integrated with Unreal Engine 4 and is free for non-commercial, educational, and indie use below $500,000 of revenue. The company is offering Studio Professional for $19.95 per month (3 month minimum) for a limited time to allow Unreal game developers to tryout the platform.FaceFX offers an advanced facial animation solution which liberates artists from t...


Open-Source-Virtual-Reality-Group-Releases-HDK-to-VR-Developers

Open Source Virtual Reality Group Releases HDK to VR Developers


Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by

The Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) is a software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality devices. The group of industry proponents behind the platform have released the OSVR Hacker Developer Kit (HDK) production file and the OSVR development roadmap. The OSVR offers a variety and choice in peripherals, programming models and hardware desig...


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App Game Kit for Steam Details


Monday, November 24, 2014 by

App Game Kit 2 has been released on STEAM. A special promotion by The Game Creators is also being offered where the App Game Kit 2 is available for 33 percent off through November 28th.The Game Creators has launched its App Game Kit (AGK) version 2 allowing anyone to build apps and code quickly using cross platforms. SGK2 was funded by Kickstarter in...


Chukong-Technologies-Cocos2d-x-Mobile-Game-Engine-to-Include-Full-Facebook-Integration

Chukong Technologies Cocos2d x Mobile Game Engine to Include Full Facebook Integration


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by

Chukong Technologies, in collaboration with Facebook, has announced that it has updated the Cocos2d-x and Cocos2d-JS game engine to include full Facebook platform integration.The announcement follows in the footsteps of the Facebook SDK for Unity, which was released over a year ago. Now there are over 5,000 games using the Facebook SDK for Unity across Facebook and mobi...


AgeCheq-COPPA-Compliance-Service-SDK-Now-Available-for-Corona-Labs-2D-Game-Engine

AgeCheq COPPA Compliance Service SDK Now Available for Corona Labs 2D Game Engine


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by

AgeCheq has announced a new Corona software development kit which provides the ability to integrate AgeCheq’s COPPA compliance service to all apps that use the Corona Labs 2D game engine. With AgeCheq, game publishers who may have children under 13 in their audience can comply with COPPA privacy regulations by using the SDK to add a few lines of code to their game....


Autodesk-Acquires-Bitsquid-AB-Game-Engine-with-Plans-to-Utilize-the-Technology-Outside-the-Game-Industry

Autodesk Acquires Bitsquid AB Game Engine with Plans to Utilize the Technology Outside the Game Industry


Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by

Autodesk has acquired Bitsquid AB, the creator of the Bitsquid game engine. The acquisition allows Autodesk to tap into the expertise in 3D game development and technology that will enable Autodesk to enhance its portfolio of tools for game makers through the development of a new 3D game engine. The new technology will also be incorporated into solutions ...


Google-Announces-Project-Tango-Tablet-Development-Kit

Google Announces Project Tango Tablet Development Kit


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by

Google has released the Project Tango Tablet Development Kit which was created in collaboration with NVIDIA. The development kit includes the new Tegra K1 mobile processor to create a platform designed for computer vision and 3D sensing. Developer can use the Project Tango Tablet Development Kit to make applications that track full 3-dimensional motion and cap...


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Interview with Alexander Vashchenko, President of Production at Game Insight


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by

Alexander Vashchenko is President of Production at Game Insight which has offices in Moscow and San Francisco and consists of 15 development studios spread out across Eastern Europe. While working in the game industry, Alexander has launched a number of financially successful products, such Legend: Legacy of the Dragons and Juggernaut, which garnered mill...


How-Javascript-and-HTML5-Make-the-Perfect-Mix-To-Develop-Your-Next-Game

How Javascript and HTML5 Make the Perfect Mix To Develop Your Next Game


Friday, March 28, 2014 by

Last year we had the opportunity to create a series of five mahjong link games (a variation on the standard) in HTML5 for Spil Games. The first game we built was Dream Pet Link. Given that we were tasked with building four additional games with the same mechanic but different themes, we knew we’d be able to reuse much of the same code. We could just write the first game...


Watch-out-Unity-5,-Epic-Fires-Back-with-Unreal-Engine-4-$19-Game-Developer-Deal-

Watch out Unity 5, Epic Fires Back with Unreal Engine 4 $19 Game Developer Deal


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by

We love a good heavyweight battle, and have seen one of the best as Apple and Google have squared off in the mobile battle of the century (at least the beginning of this century).This week, two more heavy hitters are going at it during the Game Developers Conference. Earlier this week, Unity announced a new, upcoming Unity 5 as well as industry partnerships al...


Rescape-Debuts-First-Person-Shooter-Augmented-Reality-Platform-at-Game-Developers-Conference

Rescape Debuts First Person Shooter Augmented Reality Platform at Game Developers Conference


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by

The controller looks kind of weird (black would be a much better color) and a iPhone looks perilously connected - however the guys behind Rescape (13th Lab) might just be onto something. Its an ambitious project, Rescape aims to be the world’s first platform for creating first person shooter experiences that are truly mobile, multi-player and immersive. Using advan...


Knetik-Media-Launches-Knetik-Cloud-for-Game-Platform-Services

Knetik Media Launches Knetik Cloud for Game Platform Services


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by

Knetik Media is launching the Knetik Cloud which will offer content publishers the ability to save money and time while expanding the breadth of user engagement. The cloud service will organize, manage and deliver content on a platform that is multi-device aware and multi-lingual capable.The Knetik Cloud enhances the user experience through an advanced gamification enga...


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New Gamebase Reach3dx Game Engine to Power Web and Mobile Games


Monday, March 17, 2014 by

Gamebase has launched its new cross platform Reach3dx Game 3D game engine which provides support for iOS, Android, HTML5, and Flash. Based on the OpenFL framework and Haxe, Reach3dx facilitates a creative environment highly familiar to the existing development community.“There are two main goals of Reach3dx. The first is to provide cross-platform renderin...


How-Long-Does-It-Take-To-Make-a-Flappy-Bird-Clone

How Long Does It Take To Make a Flappy Bird Clone


Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by

When the developer of the original Flappy Bird game announced he was removing it from the app store, you could almost hear the keyboards hammering away around the web with posts in job forums, and developer groups looking for programmers to clone the app. Now that it's been a couple of weeks removed there are at least 25 different clones in the iOS and Android app ...


Amazon-Shakes-Up-Developer-Site:-Offers-New-Dedicated-Pages-for-Gaming-and-HTML5-App-Developers

Amazon Shakes Up Developer Site: Offers New Dedicated Pages for Gaming and HTML5 App Developers


Monday, January 13, 2014 by

Amazon just can’t leave things alone announcing a number of updates to its Developer Portal. So what have they done?Streamlined App SubmissionThey’ve made it easier to check an existing Android .apk for compatibility with the Amazon Appstore. Just drag your .apk to the updated testing widget on the Home page and get results in seconds. If your app is ready to go (a...


Leadwerks-Gaming-SDK-Arrives-on-Steam-

Leadwerks Gaming SDK Arrives on Steam


Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by

Leadwerks Game Engine: Indie Edition is a powerful and easy-to-use game engine for building any kind of 3D game. With a rapid development pipeline, Lua script integration, and available learning materials, Leadwerks is the perfect way to make 3D games that look and feel amazing. Read more for the full scoop. Key Features Learn to Make Your Own Royalty-Free Games Leadw...