Blog Archive

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Beamable, once known as Disruptor Beam, files for bankruptcy

Beamable, the studio that once helmed projects like Star Trek Timelines as developer Disruptor Beam, has filed for bankruptcy. ...



Get a job: Join Remedy Entertainment as an Animation Director

As the Animation Director you will provide a clear vision for the cinematic and gameplay animation within the project and ensure that the vision is delivered to the highest possible standard. ...



Don't Miss: How Playground imports real skies into Forza Horizon

In this classic feature, Forza Horizon 3 art director Benjamin Penrose explains how Playground Games went all the way down under to get real skies to put into their wide-ranging racing game. ...



Apple touts the new iPhone 12 and its 5G as a game changer for mobile games

This latest line is split across four models of varying size, but all promise access to 5G networks and Apple†™s shiny new A14 Bionic chip. ...



Video: Bridging the gap between UX and game design

In this 2018 GDC session, Epic Games' Jim Brown discusses the intersection between game design and UX on games like Fortnite. ...



Here's how backwards compatible titles will look on the Xbox Series S and X

In a new blog post, Microsoft has finally shown has its backwards compatibility upgrades will look on screen. ...



Roblox quietly submits draft registration for proposed public offering

Roblox has submitted a draft registration statement for a proposed public offering, effectively confirming it intends to go public. ...



The weirdest Steam refund messages (& lessons for game devs!)

Many Steam refund comments are legitimate, and definitely worth reading to give you an idea of sentiments around the game or technical issues. But others.. oi. Here's a survey of them! ...



Unity launches Game Growth Program to help indie mobile devs flourish

Engine maker Unity is looking to support indie developers on mobile with the launch of a new Game Growth Program. ...



Report: Ni No Kuni dev Level-5 winds down North American presence

According to a report from GamesIndustry, layoffs scattered over the last year or so have left Ni No Kuni developer Level-5 with only a "skeleton crew" at its NA studios. ...



Get a job: Strange Loop Games is hiring a (remote!) Programmer

Strange Loop is looking to hire experienced Unity programmers at various levels to help build the online multiplayer game Eco. ...



UK regulator bans misleading Homescapes, Gardenscapes pin puzzle ads

The UK ad authority has put the kibosh on a certain format of ads used by Playrix, arguing that the ads for each wildly misrepresent the gameplay of each title. ...



Crackdown 2 dev Ruffian Games is now a Rockstar Games studio

After a year-long courtship, Rockstar Games has full-on acquired Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games and rebranded the new subsidiary as Rockstar Dundee. ...



Don't Miss: The making of Crackdown 2

Mission designer Martin Livingston of Crackdown 2 inheritor Ruffian Games talks developing the sequel within a tight cycle, the studio's mindset about the game, how players influenced the design and more. ...



Blog: Steam Game Festival kicks into high gear

OK, so with the Steam Game Festival - Autumn Edition now running (until October 13th), I thought it was worth peeking into changes for this edition and how it†™s being received on †˜the Internet†™ so far. Plus more news! ...



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