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Unity removed terms of service from Github because "views were so low"

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Update : A company spokesperson has since clarified only the Github repository version of Unity's ToS were removed, while there was "never one moment" they weren't available on its website.

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Is Digital Eclipse’s Gold Masters Series the future of video game documentaries?

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox On August 29, Digital Eclipse launched the Gold Masters Series, which aims to explore the history of video games through the interactive documentary format. The first release, The Making of Karateka, feels like the culmination of what the American studio has done in the past decade, integrating many features that had a 'trial run' in previous productions like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection and At

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Capcom uninterested in any potential Microsoft buyout offer

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Because it's in a healthy financial place right now, Capcom has no plans to accept any potential acquisition offer made by Microsoft anytime soon.

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Hideki Kamiya leaving PlatinumGames

GamesIndustry.biz

Hideki Kamiya, creator and director of Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101, is leaving PlatinumGames. As reported by VGC , Kamiya was promoted to vice president last year. He will step down from this position on October 12. "This came after a lot of consideration based on my own beliefs and was by no means an easy decision to make," wrote Kamiya on X.

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Enemy Design in Death of a Wish

Game Developer

This article by Colin Horgan was initially posted to our marketing newsletter for our game “Death of a Wish”. We thought its designerly perspective would be useful and interesting for the larger GameDeveloper.com community.

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Mortal Kombat 1 debuts at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

GamesIndustry.biz

This week saw several new entries in the UK boxed charts, with Mortal Kombat 1 taking the top spot. GfK's report showed that the NetherRealm Studios title saw the most sales on PS5, followed by Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. Round8 Studio's Lies of P debuted at No.3 on the weekly UK physical charts. The Pinnochio-inspired Souls-like is a step away from the studio's free-to-play MMO Bless Unleashed , released in 2020.

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Roblox lays off 30 staff

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Roblox has made several redundancies within its talent acquisition department. TechCrunch reports that around 30 employees were let go last week as the company concentrates on shoring up its bottom line rather than expanding. "The aggressive growth targets Roblox was operating against in the past few years required a heavier investment in our TA organization," a Roblox spokesperson told the site, adding that no other teams were affected.

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Payday 3 smashes and grabs 1.3 million players in opening weekend

Game Developer

Matchmaking and server issues aside, Starbreeze remains confident that Payday 3 will be a success with a long tail, similar to Payday 2.

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Roblox acquires AI voice moderation start-up Speechly

GamesIndustry.biz

Roblox has acquired Speechly, a Finnish AI start-up specialising in voice moderation technology, for an undisclosed amount. Speechly's technology will be used to improve the platform's voice chat service, which was introduced in 2021. Ahead of the acquisition, Speechly was backed by Y Combinator and raised €2 million in a seed funding round in 2019 led by Berlin's Cherry Ventures, TechCrunch reported.

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Creative UK to support devs and other creators with new £35M investment fund

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The organization has previously invested in studios like Futurlab and Fallen Planet.

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Kowloon, Aream & Co, LVP and more join GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit London

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A number of major investment firms are set to attend the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit London on Thursday, October 12th. Investment banking specialist Aream & Co, VC firm London Venture Partners and games fund Kowloon Nights are all set to meet and advise independent developers at the event. The event is sponsored by TinyBuild and tickets are on sale now for as low as £45 (+ booking fee and VAT).

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Roblox cutting 30 members of talent acquisition team due to "adjusted hiring needs"

Game Developer

A company spokesperson indicated Roblox has scaled down its recruitment efforts.

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Maintenance release: Godot 3.5.3

Mircosoft Game Dev

It's been way too long since our previous 3.5 maintenance release! This new Godot 3.5.3 fixes a number of important issues and adjusts to changing platform requirements.

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Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101 director Hideki Kamiya departing PlatinumGames

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The veteran designer helped establish Platinum in 2006.

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Designer Notes 78: Trent Kusters – Part 1

Designer Notes

In this episode, Soren interviews veteran game developer Trent Kusters, co-founder of League of Geeks, best known for the strategy game Armello. They discuss how he faked his way into games journalism, how to sneak risky ideas past licensors, and how to make games feel big. This episode was recorded on September 8, 2023.

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Best of Synty Game Dev Assets Humble Bundle

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GameFromScratch.com Best of Synty Game Dev Assets Humble Bundle There is a new Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, the Best of Synty GameDev Assets Bundle. This bundle if a huge collection of low polygon style game art packs from Synty. The assets come in both Unity and Unreal Engine formats, as well as raw asset form making … Best of Synty Game Dev Assets Humble Bundle Read More The post Best of Synty Game Dev Assets Humble Bundle appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

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Party Animals Now Available

Indie DB

Get Ready to Party! The 3D physics party brawler is Now Available on Steam & XBOX.

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Creative Industries unveils new €35m plan to grow UK entertainment sector

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Creative UK has revealed a new fund to add €35 million to grow the UK creative business sector. In partnership with Triodos Bank, the Creative Growth Finance 2 investment is a part of the network's council's sector vision and UK government plans, revealed earlier this year.

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Depthris™ is out now on Steam

Indie DB

Depthris has been released today on Steam with Leaderboards and no DRM.

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[FOR HIRE] Game Development studio with 5+ years offering external development services

Cocos

Hey everyone, I’m with Yellow Panda Games , we are a brazilien game development studio with over 5 years of history. We’ve developed web games for Netflix, mobile games for Giga Gloob, art assets for major games and much more. We offer Art, Development and QA services. We can also develop games from scratch. Here are a few more infos on what we can help you with: Development Tools: Unity, Unreal, Cocos Creator, Construct, Phaser, PlayCanvas, AFrame, 8th Wall Platforms: Windows, Mac, Andr.

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Do sales really necessarily effect the decisions of post-release content adding support? Like for those types of games, do high sales guarantee more support, and do lower sales risk less-to-no more support? For a couple games I know that do this for several years after initial release, forum discussions use sale numbers to imply or get ideas for the future of post-launch content adding for those games. But I haven’t seen any proof of that being the case for past games. So is the rumor true?

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It may help to reframe the situation a little. Let's establish a baseline first. In order for us to provide support for a game or service, that game or service needs to generate enough ongoing money to pay for all costs associated with the continued support plus a reasonable profit. We're looking for sustainability - players keep giving us enough money that we can afford to continue making more of the game.

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[FOR HIRE] Game Development studio with 5+ years offering external development services

Cocos

Hey everyone, I’m with Yellow Panda Games , we are a brazilien game development studio with over 5 years of history. We’ve developed web games for Netflix, mobile games for Giga Gloob, art assets for major games and much more. We offer Art, Development and QA services. We can also develop games from scratch. Here are a few more infos on what we can help you with: Development Tools: Unity, Unreal, Cocos Creator, Construct, Phaser, PlayCanvas, AFrame, 8th Wall Platforms: Windows, Mac, Andr.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Stuttering: Make It Run Smoother

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You may experience stuttering issues in Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty. It can ruin your experience, so knowing how to solve it is essential to enjoy the game entirely. Cyberpunk 2077 fans were ecstatic when the Phantom Liberty DLC was released, the long-awaited initial expansion to the 2020 first-person action role-playing game. Nonetheless, encountering frequent performance drops, low FPS, or stuttering can result in disappointment.

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Space is not allow in game name

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Currently the editor build windows do not allow space character, so i need to update app_name in ProjectNamebuildandroid-001projresvaluesstrings.xml after build project then compile. Is it normal or i do something wrong?

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Naraka Bladepoint Can’t Connect To Server: How To Fix It

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Naraka Bladepoint is a free-to-play video game, and it offers superb melee combat and gravity-defying movement. It is a battle royale game, where up to 60 players fight to win and be the last man standing. The immersive and exciting gaming experience makes the game enjoyable for players. However, some players report that they can’t connect to the server in Naraka Bladepoint, and this prevents them from playing the game.

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Raph Koster talks metaverse design

Game Daily

Raph Koster is one of gaming’s most renowned designers of online play worlds, like Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies. As author of the highly influential book A Theory of Fun for Game Design, he’s a sought-after commentator on the state of gaming. Koster is currently CEO of Playable Worlds, a company with a mission statement of building “living worlds where there’s space for everyone to play their own way and create their own stories” In a recently published GDC interv

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Naraka Bladepoint Keyboard Not Working: How To Fix It

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Naraka Bladepoint has been enjoyed by many players ever since its release by NetEase Games Montreal and 24 Entertainment. It is a free-to-play battle royale game made available for PC, and it offers exciting melee-based combat. This and other features in the game make up an interesting and immersive gaming experience. However, some players are faced with the keyboard not working in Naraka Bladepoint, which prevents them from playing the game.

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Space is not allow in game name

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Currently the editor build windows do not allow space character, so i need to update app_name in ProjectNamebuildandroid-001projresvaluesstrings.xml after build project then compile. Is it normal or i do something wrong?

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Naraka Bladepoint High GPU Usage: 4 Proven Fixes

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Naraka Bladepoint is a melee battle royale game with an exciting and immersive gaming experience. It offers magical arts, grapple hooks, and rooftop-hopping which makes the game one of the best battle royale games on PC. The game has been enjoyed by many players ever since its release by 24 Entertainment and NetEase Games Montreal. However, some players complain about high GPU usage in Naraka Bladepoint, and the game uses an insane amount of GPU even when the game is in the main menu.

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Space is not allow in game name

Cocos

Currently the editor build windows do not allow space character, so i need to update app_name in ProjectNamebuildandroid-001projresvaluesstrings.xml after build project then compile. Is it normal or i do something wrong?

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FIFA 24’s Name Change Debate: From Cheers to Jeers

Game Errors

EA Sports has dominated the football game genre for the past 30 years. Recent events sparked FIFA 24’s name change debate, so we are here today to untangle the whole story and give you some context on what is coming next. Continue reading to discover what other football gaming fans think about all of this. What will be the name of FIFA 24? The official name of the next EA Sports football game is EA Sports FC 24.

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Crash when Invoke Button Events Android Gamepad

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Hello, I was working on an EventSystem for Cocos. The idea is to interact with buttons via keyboard or Gamepad. This works fine on Web Platform. But on Android Native this crash the game. private Button: Button = null; protected onLoad (): void { this.Button = this.getComponent(Button); } public OnSubmit (): void { if (this.Button != null && this.Button.clickEvents !

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15 Features That You Must Have In Your Fitness App

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Fitness apps have become an integral part of our lives, helping us […] The post 15 Features That You Must Have In Your Fitness App appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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Space is not allow in game name

Cocos

Currently the editor build windows do not allow space character, so i need to update app_name in ProjectNamebuildandroid-001projresvaluesstrings.xml after build project then compile. Is it normal or i do something wrong?

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