All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘game developers’

Mobile Game Developers Prefer iOS Over Android

There was a time many years ago when Android was a land full of cheap mimics of the more popular mobile titles that were exclusive to iOS. Over the years, those same mobile developers are now building their games for both platforms. It looks like their love for iOS hasn’t subsided though. As part of its State of the Industry …

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‘WipEout’ Studio Back in Action as Firesprite

Over one year ago, Sony shut down its oldest first-party studio, Studio Liverpool. The studio was over 25 years old when it closed, founded as Psygnosis before being acquired by Sony in 1993. In more recent years the studio was best known for its Formula 1, Colony Wars, and WipEout games. At the time, Sony pinned the studio closure on …

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All Indie Developers On Xbox One Get Free Unity Licenses

In an effort to get indie developers to make Wii U games, Nintendo offered free development tools, like a Unity license, in exchange for games. Now Microsoft’s indie program – ID@Xbox – is offering the same deal. Unity CEO David Helgason announced today that Microsoft has reached an agreement with the indie friendly engine to offer free Unity licenses to …

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‘The Witcher’ Developer Opens New Studio in Poland

Though the studio has released only two games, CD Prrojekt RED (CDPR) today announced that it will be expanding its operations. The developer has opened a new studio in Krakow, Poland. CDPR is the developer of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, both of which were hits with critics. The developer’s main studio in Warsaw, Poland was …

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Microsoft to Ease Indie Publishing Restrictions For Xbox One

Sony exited this year’s E3 with much of the next-generation console momentum on its side. Not only was the company’s PlayStation 4 announced to be $100 less than Microsoft’s Xbox One, but gamers also praised Sony for simply not putting DRM on its console and restricting used game sales – both things Microsoft had announced for the Xbox One. Though …

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The Rise Of Social Gaming Doesn’t Mean Gamers Are Becoming More Social

Social and mobile gaming is huge. That fact can’t be disputed. What can be disputed, however, is a perception that people are increasingly playing games together. A new research study has found that to not be the case. eMarketer released the results of a study conducted by AYTM Market Reserch today that surveyed U.S. Internet users about their gaming habits. …

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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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Is Google Getting Into Game Development?

Google likes to dabble in a little bit of everything, but it has largely stayed out of game development. It helps developers make games for Android and Google+, but it doesn’t actually make games itself. That all may be changing soon. TechCrunch reports that Noah Falstein, the game designer behind arcade classic Sinistar, had updated his LinkedIn profile to say …

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Want To Make Successful Android Games? Watch This Video

There’s money to be made in Android game development, but you have to be smart about it. There’s a lot of things to consider when developing a successful Android game. To help developers just starting out or those who have yet to find success, Google has put together a short video that describes “crucial elements to developing successful games on …

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GDC 2013: Facebook Unveils Games Developer Center

Facebook games are currently in the middle of a transition from Web to mobile. Both are still very viable markets, however, and Facebook wants to make sure game developers have all the tools they need to succeed on both platforms. At the annual Games Developer Conference, Facebook announced the launch of the Games Developer Center. Much like its regular Facebook …

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Developers Have Until March 28 To Make Their Game Part Of Ouya’s Launch

Ouya, the little game console that could, is about to be shipped out to all the early adopters that supported the console during its Kickstarter phase. To make sure it has plenty of games before it gets into the hands of gamers, developers are now free to start uploading their creations to Ouya. Developers who want to be part of …

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Unity 4 Early Access Program Available To Windows 8 Developers

In just a few years, Unity has become a premier game development engine that has encouraged indie developers all around the world to create expansive titles for PC, consoles and mobile. With Unity 4, the engine is ready to take on big budget game development, and Windows 8 is invited along for the ride. Unity announced that Unity 4.2 is …

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