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Epic Releases Unreal Engine 4.3 for Game Development with Over 500 Enhancements
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Richard Harris
Epic released the latest update to Unreal Engine, Unreal Engine 4.3, which integrates a wide range of enhancements and new features for subscribers. Since launching in March at GDC with its monthly subscription model, Unreal Engine 4 has seen a continual stream of improvements, with over 500 coming in the 4.3 update alone.The 4.3 update brings greatly improved...
Game Developers Receive Updated Unity Test Tools V1.2
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Unity recently released version 1.2 of Unity Test Tools. Here are some overviews of the new release.Assertion ComponentCode StrippingUnity had been hearing that the main issue that prevents developers from using the assertion component is the lack of the option to strip the code out of the release builds. To solve the issue Unity has implemented scene post-process ...
App Developer News Weekly Roundup for The Week of August 9th, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
From the Editors DeskHello everyone! It's been a great week in mobile and we've got lots to share with you! The August issue is here officially so be sure and check it out if you haven't already. We have been getting alot of great feedback from the developer community and it's much appreciated! Top Stories for the week of 8/10/2013Easier to Do: Find Bigfo...
Beginning Game Programming for Teens with Python
Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Richard Harris
Age is no boundary when it comes to programmers, and Julian Meyer who is 13, shows everyone here how it's done. Take a look at this nicely written tutorial on writing a game using Python.There is an argument that some make about why Python is the last language you'll have to learn, and seeing how you can make a decent game so quickly here you might tend to agree.Ju...
Eight Elements To A Successful Game
Sunday, August 4, 2013 by Carlos Icaza
I get to see a lot of your great games all the way from inception to being released on the App Store and/orAndroid Market by working at Lanica.A lot of you send me your games to figure out a problem here and there, or ask me questions about how to do XYZ or this-and-that. Some of you send me assets without blinking; other of you are reluctant to send me your assets...
An argument for HTML5 gaming
Thursday, January 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
I am not even going to begin to site all of the differences when it comes to HTML5 vs native device game programming, but the folks over at Venture Beat want to make sure everyone knows HTML5 gaming is a very real possibility.HTML5 is awesome, just recently I even used it as a player for my app Blabber Box and it proved to be lightweight and fast! Plus it work...