Independent Games Festival finalists and ceremony at GDC 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has revealed the finalists for its 21st annual awards ceremony. The IGF Awards will take place March 20th, 2019 at 6.30pm PT during the Game Developers Conference 2019, and will be hosted by Meg Jayanth, the award-winning writer of 80 Days, the acclaimed globetrotting interactive storytelling game and former IGF Award winner for Exce...
Game developers get new matchmaking platform called Open Match
Monday, September 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Google Cloud and Unity are jointly announcing the availability of Open Match, an open source matchmaking solution offering game creators a common matchmaker framework.
Designed to allow game creators to reuse a common matchmaker framework, Open Match includes three core components:
A frontend API for game clients;
A backend API for game servers; and
GDC 2018 breaks attendance records
Monday, April 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
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...
What we learned at GDC 2017, and dates for GDC 2018 announced
Monday, March 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
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 Choice Awards game of the year goes to..
Friday, March 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
Blizzard Entertainment’s popular and stylish multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at this year's 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony during the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Overwatch’s carefully calibrated balance and polished gameplay mechanics also earned ...
AppGameKit Now Offers HTML5 Version of Game Development Engine
Thursday, June 9, 2016 by Richard Harris
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...
Winners Announced at Game Developers Choice Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 5, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
The annual Game Developers Choice Awards winners for 2015 were announced at the Game Developers Conference during an awards ceremony held at the Moscone Center.Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was named Game of the Year and mobile puzzle game Monument Valley won two awards including the Best Visual Art, Innovation and Best Handheld/Mobile Game.The Game Developers Choice A...
App Game Kit for Steam Details
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
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...
Unity Developers Can Test Drive Unity 4 Beta for Windows Phone 8.1 Gaming Apps
Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Richard Harris
Unity developers currently have the opportunity to participate in the Unity 4 beta program to create Windows Phone 8.1 apps. This initial beta program is only open to experienced Unity developers who have had Unity Windows Phone 8 or Windows Store apps games published. Existing participants in the Windows Phone 8 beta program will gain access to Unity 4 Window...
Mozilla and Goo Promote US$45K Game Creator Challenge to HTML5 App Developers
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
To create games, contestants will use the Goo platform consisting of Goo Engine – a 3D J...
If Apple ran the video game business, this is what is would look like.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Richard Harris
A CNN report claims that tablet computers are the future of the video games industry, and given Apple's stronghold over the tablet industry that means the iPad (for the foreseeable future) is going to be the future of gaming. Not just handheld gaming, mind – all gaming.If this comes to pass – and it's requiring something of a mental leap from ourselves – ...