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Report: Summer Games Fest trailers can cost devs up to $550K

Game Developer

Summer Games Fest's pricing structure for trailers is pricey, and can help (or hurt) smaller developers marketing their game.

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TimeSplitters 2 | Why I Love

GamesIndustry.biz

Why I Love is a series of guest editorials on GamesIndustry.biz intended to showcase the ways in which game developers appreciate each other's work. This entry was contributed by Joe Henson, game designer and marketing director at Digital Cybercherries, which has just released Hypercharge: Unboxed onXbox Series X|S and Xbox One. When I reflect on my childhood filled with gaming, many cherished memories come to mind, featuring a host of remarkable games.

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Rogue Snail acquires publishing rights to Relic Hunters Legend after split with Arc Games

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Now that it's split from Arc Games, Rogue Snail is on the hunt for a new publishing partner to keep its Early Access shooter alive.

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The present and future of online toxicity management

GamesIndustry.biz

At Reboot Develop Blue 2024, Unity's Micaela Hayes appeared on stage to tackle the subject of online toxicity, how to fight it and how important it is to confront it not only from an ethical point of view but, frankly, as a business decision. Between 2021 and 2023, she explained, the number of people experiencing some form of toxicity has gone from 68% to 76%, and roughly 49% of players have stated that they avoid specific games for this reason.

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Octopath Traveler series hits 4 million sales amid current-gen resurgence

Game Developer

Square Enix's HD-2D franchise has found an audience ahead of its launch on Xbox Game Pass and current-gen systems.

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GAME drops Xbox All Access and reward scheme

GamesIndustry.biz

GAME has been undergoing some changes over the past few days, dropping its reward scheme, Xbox All Access, and reportedly increasing the move of its stores to smaller concessions. Eurogamer confirmed with the UK retailer that it will no longer offer Xbox All Access, which lets players buy an Xbox Series X|S console across 24 monthly instalments (also including Game Pass), by the end of June.

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Insiders blame Suicide Squad's failings on changing vision and lack of live service skills

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A new report into the development of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has said that frequent changes in vision, perfectionist leadership, and Rocksteady's lack of experience with both multiplayer and live service games are among the reasons the game flopped. Warner Bros published Rocksteady's latest at the end of January this year. Despite Rocksteady's track record of delivering acclaimed and hugely successful titles with its Batman: Arkham trilogy, Warner's CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels revealed

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Operationalize generative AI applications on AWS: Part II – Architecture Deep Dive

AWS Games

In our previous blog, Operationalize generative AI applications on AWS: Part I , we covered the basics of how companies are using generative AI and Large Language Model Operations (LLMOps) on AWS. We discussed use cases for game companies using generative AI, ways to customize LLM, and a high-level architecture for the LLMOps solution on AWS. In this blog we will dive deeper into the architecture.

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Concord store listings show Sony maintaining Helldivers-style lower price point for live service titles

GamesIndustry.biz

Sony is following the formula for success it found with Helldivers 2 by offering its next live service game, hero shooter Concord, for the same lower price. Push Square points to the upcoming title's listing on the Australian PlayStation Store, which is selling pre-orders for the game's standard edition at AU$59.95 – the same as Arrowhead Games' Helldivers 2.

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Hidden Pass Demo is now LIVE!

Indie DB

Enjoy the Prologue of the game with two combats and the story part which is the prequel of the main campaign.

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What will Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 in Game Pass mean for Xbox and PlayStation?

GamesIndustry.biz

Microsoft recently confirmed that the upcoming annual Call of Duty premium release will enter its Game Pass multi-game subscription service at launch. This promises to boost interest in Game Pass and disrupt Sony’s full game business, but by how much? While it’s challenging to predict the specific commercial impact, Activision’s product strategy, and the agreements made during its acquisition by Microsoft, means the impact will not be as far reaching as it might have been in th

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Visual Studio Code May 1.90 Update Released

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Visual Studio Code May 1.90 Update Released The popular code editor Visual Studio Code just received it’s monthly upgrade. In the May update (formally Visual Studio Code 1.90) the follow new features were added: Key Links Visual Studio Code 1.90 Release Notes Visual Studio Code Homepage Visual Studio Code GitHub Repository You can learn more about the […] The post Visual Studio Code May 1.90 Update Released appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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Mediatonic alumni form Kindred Spirit Games

GamesIndustry.biz

A new UK studio from Mediatonic alumni just came out of stealth, called Kindred Spirit Games. Co-founders Megan Ralph and Joel Herber made the announcement on Linkedin , saying the studio was created six months ago. Ralph is the firm's design director and Herber its technical director. Ralph and Herber previously worked together at Fall Guys developer Mediatonic, respectively as lead level designer and lead client engineer.

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Designer Notes 83: Mitch Lasky – Part 2

Designer Notes

In this episode, Soren interviews noted game investor Mitch Lasky, best known for his work as a venture capitalist at Benchmark, as the CEO of JAMDAT, and as an executive at Activision and Electronic Arts. They discuss how the industry’s business models have always affected design, why he was wrong about the Halloween pack ruining League of Legends , and why the litigation leaks are better than GDC.

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Asia and MENA games market expected to hit $100bn by 2028

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The Asia, Middle East, and North Africa (MENA) games market increased 4.6% year-on-year to $85.5 billion in 2023, and is expected to rise to $97.1 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Niko Partners. The study covers China, India, East Asia (Japan and Korea), Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) markets.

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Harder Than You Think: Ladders

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askagamedev : Welcome to Harder Than You Think, a series about things that seem fairly easy to an outsider but can rapidly spiral into extremely complicated or expensive behaviors. Today, we’ll be talking about ladders and how they can cause all sorts of weird bugs in a game. Ladders are another common game feature that tend to cause all sorts of animation and game state problems.

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[Web-Mobile Error] Cocos creator engine fails to initialize on Android Emulator

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I have created a project using Cocos Creator v:3.8.3, no scripts or plugins, just an empty project with a minimal scene containing only one sprite at the center. I created a build for web-mobile target and then tested it on Android Official Emulator with API 26. Opening the game in chrome of emulator unfortunately fails. Looking at logcat, I can see this line related to this problem: I chromium: [INFO:CONSOLE(24)] "Error: [link] [link] (SystemJS [link] source: [link] (24) It seems there is an er

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Recruiter Hotseat – Silja Bernecker, Team Lead for Talent Acquisition Management at InnoGames

Game Development News

Silja Bernecker, Team Lead for Talent Acquisition Management at InnoGames, talks about the benefits of open information sharing, and how it is an essential part of what they do. What differentiates your studio from other developers? Unsurprisingly, it’s a combination of factors that makes us different. Firstly, we foster open information sharing.

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NEW USERS READ THIS! New User Guidance

Cocos

Welcome New Users! This has a few quick tips to get you started. Why can’t I do certain things? New users are somewhat limited for SPAM reasons.

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Live-service dissonance and 'toxic positivity' thwarted Suicide Squad

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Insiders tell Bloomberg how Rocksteady went from single-player hits to a live-service dud.

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Cambiar escenas con botones

Cocos

you need to know how to listen to a button’s click event use director.loadScene(sceneName) to load your scene. btw: do you use English?

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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering React One Page App

Artoon

React Single Page Application (SPAs) are web applications that load a single […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Mastering React One Page App appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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Cambiar escenas con botones

Cocos

Hola, quería saber como programar los botones para que cambie la escena

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How can i build with bignumber.js?

Cocos

i use cocos creator 2.4.13 and import bignumber.js 9.1.

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