Virtual reality game makers have done some remarkable work in the past few years, and now that so many have learned so much about the idiosyncracies of making a great VR game, it's time to ask: what's next?
French mobile startup Oh BiBi has raised $21 million to support the development of Frag, an online first-person shooter looking to capitalize on the popularity of Fortnite.
3D model platform Sketchfab is now allowing developers to sell and purchase 3D models on the Sketchfab Store, which has been in some form of beta testing for months.
Incoming Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has officially taken up office following the conclusion of the 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Kyoto.
Amid all the discourse about what makes video games special, we can sometimes forget their manifold links to other art forms. Consider professional wrestling and its narrative design. Xavier Woods, an educational psychologist and a WWE wrestler, jokingly described himself as a “professional LARPer” and a “bard who buffs his party while fighting.” Woods, who keeps a popular gaming YouTube channel called UpUpDownDown, is often pictured holding a colorful trombone in photos with his tag team, The New Day.
“I hate it. I absolutely hate writing,” says writer and designer Mike Bithell. “I find it frustrating, and I don’t like anything I’m doing until the last minute. It does just sound like self-deprecation, but I genuinely find it very stressful.”
Players of the free-to-play mobile title Game of Thrones: Conquest claim to have found bots that are exploiting the game's mechanics and cheating players out of money used on in-app purchases.
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Written by Iain Angus, development manager at Total War developer Creative AssemblyDecision-making is a phrase you hear a lot and will regularly see on job descriptions for senior roles in the games industry. Despite this, it isn’t often explored in any serious depth, which is strange as it will determine the success or failure of any project.
Snap is reportedly looking to bolster the offerings of its messaging app Snapchat by introducing a full-fledged video game platform to the mobile chat app.