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Report: Embracer studio Pieces Interactive has shut down

Game Developer

The studio worked on the recent Alone in the Dark remake, which according to Embracer delivered a 'softer-than-expected performance.

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Shawn Layden: 'The games industry needs to show some patience'

GamesIndustry.biz

Tencent advisor and former PlayStation boss Shawn Layden has criticised the games industry's lack of patience during this period of widespread layoffs. Layden's comments came during the opening podcast for GI Sprint, which is a new series of videos, podcasts and articles around the subject of making video games cheaper, faster and better. The full podcast goes live later today.

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US DOJ Sued Adobe Over Scummy Business Practices

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com US DOJ Sued Adobe Over Scummy Business Practices It hasn’t been a great month for Adobe… a firestorm started in response to Adobe Terms of Service Updates which lead to “the final straw” for many Adobe users who cancelled their subscriptions. Many of those that went to cancel their subscriptions got a rude surprise of rather copious cancellation […] The post US DOJ Sued Adobe Over Scummy Business Practices appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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‘Doki Doki AI Interrogation’-developer YAMADA explores the role of AI in games

PreMortem.Games

Japanese indie game developer Yamada has used ChatGPT as a key design element for his latest project, Doki Doki AI Interrogation. He had to set up strict boundaries and even make the AI powered character ‘drunk and forgetful’ to pull it off, but, according to the developer, the experience has moved players to tears. At the beginning of 2023, Yamada was inspired by the widespread excitement surrounding ChatGPT. “Many game developers at that time were trying to replicate experiences like TR

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Optimal Methods and Metrics for LLM Evaluation and Testing

Rocket Brush Studio

AI and ML revolutionize Application Performance Management (APM) through real-time data correlation, automated anomaly detection, and root cause analysis. However, they enable proactive issue resolution and superior user experiences without specifying tools.

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SAG-AFTRA says strike likely if publishers disagree with AI protections

Game Developer

Negotations are being held up by a lack of consensus on the controversial technology and what it means for voice actors.

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"CRUELTY" now on sale

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"CRUELTY" is a Japanese-made splatter horror. You were in an accident and lost consciousness. The moment you wake up, you find yourself in a nightmare world, one that is not of this Earth. In an abattoir ruled by madness, horrific scenes unfold, and.

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Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan on Xbox is a big milestone for the African games industry

PreMortem.Games

In 2023, Olivier Madiba , the CEO of Cameroon-based Kiro’o Games , shared a profound insight into the ‘paradox of naivety’ In a PreMortem Games interview , he revealed how his initial lack of industry knowledge became his greatest ally when he first embarked on his journey as a game developer. “Sometimes, knowing a little is better, because some people get paralyzed by knowing too much,” Madiba mused.

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Adobe Alternatives in 2024

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Adobe Alternatives in 2024 Due to recent events there are a number of Adobe users currently looking for alternatives. Today we look at several alternatives to the following Adobe products: Photoshop, Illustrator, Substance Painter/Designer, Animate and Premiere/After Effects. Without further ado, here are several alternatives to Adobe products in 2024: Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator […] The post Adobe Alternatives in 2024 appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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Paradox shutters Tectonic studio and cancels Life by You

Game Developer

The 24-person studio has been closed down in what Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester described as a 'difficult and drastic' move.

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There was no E3 – but Microsoft won it anyway | Opinion

GamesIndustry.biz

There is at least one long-standing E3 tradition that has now outlived E3 itself: the picking of winners and losers from the event. This is a distributed, largely subjective process of judgment and evaluation which has on some occasions been quite spurious and misguided, but at other times has genuinely set the tone for the competitive landscape of the year to come.

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Picking Apart Baldur's Gate 3, Part 3 (The Only Thing You Should Care About: Loot.)

The Bottom Feeder

It was a bold choice to ship this game with only one romance option. I wanted to write a third and final article about Baldur's Gate 3 (BG3 for short), a really great game that most people have moved on from, but I want to talk about the most important part of any RPG: LOOT. Treasure is the main driving factors of RPGs. The reward. The dopamine rush.

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TILT - coming soon

Indie DB

In Tilt, forget everything you know about gravity, as you use your A.E.R.O.G.R.I.P. to walk on walls, put cubes on the ceiling, and manipulate your gravity at will. After being selected to take part in Ascendium Tech's newest training course, you will.

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GDevelop 5.4 Released — Adds Multiplayer Support

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com GDevelop 5.4 Released — Adds Multiplayer Support The easy to use cross platform open source game engine GDevelop just released GDevelop 5.4. There are several new features in this release, but by far the two biggest are the addition of an easy to use multiplayer solution, as well as a rework of the game engine’s variable system. […] The post GDevelop 5.4 Released — Adds Multiplayer Support appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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FromSoftware's Hidetaka Miyazaki wants to prevent studio layoffs, whatever it takes

Game Developer

So long as Miyazaki is running FromSoftware, the Elden Ring studio will do whatever it can to avoid a staff layoff.

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Astro Bot beats Doom as the No.1 wishlisted game of the summer games showcases

GamesIndustry.biz

Astro Bot is the winner of the summer games showcases (so far), with the most wishlists of all the games shown and announced over the past two weeks. The data comes from IGN Playlist, which is a backlog and play activity tracker that is available on the web and via a mobile app. The chart below is based on the purchase intent of over 43,000 gamers, and factors in new wishlists from May 30 (the day of the PlayStation State of Play conference) to June 12.

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Double Linked List with a Single Link Field

That One Game Dev

In this article I will show you how to make a linked list using a simple mathematical hack. This will produce a more memory efficient list. The post Double Linked List with a Single Link Field appeared first on That One Game Dev.

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Ionization update

Indie DB

Enjoy some athmosferic in-game footage test scenes with new props and other objects including cinematic field of view and a little bit noir filters. Waiting your feedback.

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Epic Games Release 500+ Free AAA Quality Game Animations

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Epic Games Release 500+ Free AAA Quality Game Animations Epic Games are the kings of free stuff, from their monthly giveaways to today’s announcement, 500+ game ready motion matched game engines for Unreal Engine 5.4. Back at GDC 2024 during the State of Unreal they announced they would be releasing this library of animations: Animation takes big strides forward […] The post Epic Games Release 500+ Free AAA Quality Game Animations appeared first on GameFromScratch

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GTA Trilogy surpasses a reported 30M downloads on Netflix

Game Developer

The remastered Grand Theft Auto games are allegedly doing very well on Netflix, with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas said to be the star of the show on iOS and Android.

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Lego Horizon Adventures shows even PlayStation knows growth lies beyond your own platform | Opinion

GamesIndustry.biz

The unveiling of Lego Horizon Adventures was not a surprise. As is often the case around major debuts, hints and details had leaked out in the days before. What was surprising, however, was that not only is the game coming to PlayStation 5 and PC (as expected), but it is also coming to Nintendo Switch. Let's take a moment to process that: a PlayStation-owned IP on a Nintendo platform.

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[From the industry] Secret Sauce: the game agency trying to empower developers and publishers alike

Game Development News

George Willard, 30, and Sophie Atkin, 25, are the latest duo stepping up to the plate to create something new out of the rubble of the games industry layoffs this past year.

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Kaiserpunk Demo Is Now Available!

Indie DB

Heard of Kaiserpunk and want to try it? Not heard of the game at all? Whatever the case, come check out our free public demo and see what the game is all about firsthand.

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Bosca Ceoil Blue

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Bosca Ceoil Blue Today we are checking out Bosca Ceoil Blue, a port of Terry Cavanagh’s ( VVVVV, Super Hexagon, Dicey Dungeons ) beginner friendly music creation software. Bosca Ceoil was released for free several years ago (we covered it five years back) and was originally written using Flash. We are discussing it […] The post Bosca Ceoil Blue appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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Shawn Layden suggest publishers be patient, let new games grow

Game Developer

The former PlayStation head thinks the industry jumped too many guns much too quickly, and the best way to sort things out is to not be so hasty.

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Sumo Group to reduce staff by up to 15%

GamesIndustry.biz

Sumo Group has announced it is seeking to cut costs with up to 15%, or nearly 250, of its employees at risk. The firm says it hasn't been immune to the challenges facing the games industry and needs to reshape its organisation to 'navigate upcoming challenges'. The company is best known for its work-for-hire and co-development services, and has built games for the likes of PlayStation, Microsoft and Sega.

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Vertical Slice Breakdown - Dragon Age Veilguard

Ask a Game Dev

It’s been a few days since the Dragon Age Veilguard gameplay video was released. I posted a challenge for aspiring developers to identify as many specific features and systems as they could spot. My expertise is in gameplay, so that’s where I will be focusing. Expertise on visuals like lighting, rendering, shaders, etc. should be directed elsewhere. 0:22 - In-Game Cinematic with moving cameras 0:30 - Seamless cinematic transfer to gameplay, quest tracking UI element, different walkin

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The Dragonhood demo

Indie DB

After almost a year and a half of development, The Dragonhood will be available in demo version to be downloaded and played on your PCs with the Windows operating system!

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Blender Market 10 Days of Blender Asset Giveaways

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Blender Market 10 Days of Blender Asset Giveaways The Blender Market just turned 10 and to celebrate their 10th anniversary they are giving away a free asset for 10 straight days. The first days giveaway is the hugely popular RetopoFlow 4 Alpha. RetopoFlow is described as: RetopoFlow is a full retopology mode for Blender that helps make quick work of creating […] The post Blender Market 10 Days of Blender Asset Giveaways appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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Industry vets launch specialist co-development studio The Unreal Guys

Game Developer

As the name suggests, the new studio is looking to help devs working on Unreal Engine projects.

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Which Xbox and Summer Game Fest games grabbed the most headlines?

GamesIndustry.biz

It was quite the week for the games industry with not one, not two, but… well many live shows and events occurring last week with more still to come later this month. Arguably two of the biggest were Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, which aired on Friday, and the Xbox Games Showcase, which went live on Sunday – both promising big announcements and fresh looks at upcoming software.

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Spine Runtime Question

Cocos

Looks like there was no update to these versions. What is the difference between the 3.8 and newer spine software? is it significant? (I’m not yet starting with animations for my game so have no idea what we’ll use, just learning about it).

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Everlords

Indie DB

Hey everyone, A long overdue update is finally here. A lot has changed since the last update. In short, the game is evolving and gradually turning into something exciting.

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[From the industry] Antstream is the first cloud gaming service to officially launch on App Store

Game Development News

Antstream, the world’s leading retro game streaming service, is proud to announce that the cloud gaming service will be coming to the App Store in June, making the service the first of the major cloud gaming services to become available on iPhone and iPad, bringing competitive retro gaming to mobile gamers across the United States, …

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