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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘game developer’

Sony is Offering PS4 Dev Kits to Universities

Sony devoted significant portions of both its February PlayStation 4 announcement and its big E3 conference to its embrace of game developers, including indie game developers of all sizes. These announcements have built good will for Sony with both developers and consumers, but it seems that the company is not only paying lip service to the idea of supporting developers. …

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Epic Shuts Down Impossible Studios After Just Six Months

Epic Games today announced that it is shutting down Impossible Studios. No reason was give other than “it wasn’t working out for Epic.” Impossible was formed only six months ago, on August 9, 2012. The employees at the company were largely from Big Huge Games, a developer that itself was shut down in the wake of the 38 Studios failure. …

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Latest DayZ Update Includes a Fashion Show

The last developer update on the upcoming standalone version of DayZ included just about everything fans of the game could want to know. Dean “Rocket” Hall revealed that many of the proposed overhauls are complete and that others are being worked on. What the last update did not include, however, was a video of gameplay. This week’s update on the …

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Arma 3 Map Name Changed Following Greece Arrests

Bohemia Interactive today announced that it will be changing the name of the main island featured in its upcoming Arma 3. The island will now be known as “Altis,” rather than “Limnos.” The name change comes after two Bohemia developers, Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar, were arrested in Greece last September under charges of espionage and spent 129 days in …

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Mobile Game Development Is Easy And Profitable (If You’re Lucky)

It seems that everybody is going into mobile game development these days. The traditional console market is shrinking as more and more gamers tire of the same 6-year-old hardware. They’re beginning to look for new experiences that they can’t get anywhere else, and mobile games provide that experience. It’s a huge industry and developers stand to profit from it. A …

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Suda51 Studio Bought by GungHo Online Entertainment

GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), a Japanese publisher, today announced that it has acquired the video game development studio Grasshopper Manufacture. GOE stated that Grasshopper Manufacture will continue to operate under that name, and that games currently under development will not be affected. Grasshopper is headed by Goichi Suda, also well-known as “Suda51.” The studio is responsible for some of the …

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Adobe Game Jam Shows Off The Latest Flash Development Tools

Earlier this month, Adobe added its popular game development tools to its Creative Cloud membership program. The move will help lower the entry barrier into developing with Flash as it lets developers have access to every Adobe CS6, Web and game development tool for a low monthly fee. On top of that, Adobe hosted a Game Jam that proves its …

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Adobe Adds Game Developer Tools To Creative Cloud

Back in February, Adobe published a white paper that outlined the future of Flash Player. The company said that it would be refocusing its efforts on gaming and Web video after discontinuing work on the mobile version for Android. Almost 10 months later, Adobe has made good on that promise by introducing game development tools into Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud, …

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Epic Games President Steps Down to Advisory Role

Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, announced this week that he will be leaving his position and stepping down to an advisory role within the company. He will also remain on Epic’s board of directors. This announcement comes just two months after design director Cliff Bleszinski announced that he would be leaving Epic. While the reason for Bleszinski’s departure was …

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Skullgirls Creators Found a New Development Studio, Lab Zero Games

Though the game wasn’t a sensation, Skullgirls was a solid, well-reviewed indie fighting game that found a home on the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game itself was an ode to fighting games, created by fans and professionals of the fighting game genre. It featured a unique, twisted art style and eight playable characters who were finely tuned …

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Amazon Adds Unity Plugins To Its Game Development Tools

Mark my words – Unity is going to be the next big game engine that everybody uses. Unreal Engine is still going to be the go to development suite for big budget console and PC games, but more and more mobile developers will be turning to Unity for its ease of use and wide array of user created assets. The …

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EA Opens New Development Studio, Ghost, in Sweden

It may seem odd, but over the past few years Sweden has become quite a haven for game development studios. In addition to larger developers such as Starbreeze Stuidos (the developer of Syndicate and the Chronicles of Riddick games), indie studios from Sweden are gaining widespread mainstream attention for their addictive games. The most famous of these studios is undoubtedly …

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