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The Quest for Cosy | A Deep Dive into Cosy Gaming

Game Developer

Cosy gaming has always been and will continue to be a hotbed for creativity and fun both for players and developers.

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What led to Sony laying off 900 people? | This Week in Business

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox This Week in Business is our weekly recap column , a collection of stats and quotes from recent stories presented with a dash of opinion (sometimes more than a dash) and intended to shed light on various trends. Check every Friday for a new entry. Sony Interactive Entertainment this week announced plans to cut 900 workers from the PlayStation payroll , or about 8% of its global workforce.

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How Final Profit: A Shop RPG uses every element in the pursuit of endless (immoral?) cash

Game Developer

Developer Brent Arnold talks about making just about every element in the game into a means of making endless (immoral?) profit.

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Brazilian games industry grew by 3.2% in 2023

GamesIndustry.biz

The number of studios in the Brazilian games industry grew by 3.2% in 2023, from 1,009 studios in 2021 to 1,042 in 2023. This is according to the Second National Survey of the Game Industry, conducted by the Brazil Games export program in partnership between Abragames and ApexBrazil, which surveyed 309 developers, 214 freelance professionals, and 80 digital game service and development support organisations.

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Gambling fears get Balatro delisted after ratings board mixup

Game Developer

Balatro may look like a gambling game, but it very much isn't, which Playstack says it had to fight for to clear its release.

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Nintendo's Yuzu lawsuit puts emulation in the spotlight | Opinion

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox The name Nintendo conjures up many different associations for different people. Most of those are probably centred around nostalgia and fun, which is exactly what the company would want you to associate its name with; but in recent years, the association with the word "litigious" has become increasingly strong.

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Balatro runs into rating trouble

GamesIndustry.biz

Playstack says its roguelike card game Balatro has run into a ratings problem resulting in it being "temporarily removed from sale on a number of digital stores in some countries on console platforms." "This is not an issue with the stores themselves, however a reaction to an overnight change to Balatro's age rating from 3+ to 18+ by a ratings board without any advance warning, due to the mistaken belief the game 'contains prominent gambling imagery and material that instructs about gambling,'"

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UK indie Radical Forge laying off 'handful' of workers

Game Developer

The studio said the cuts won't impact any existing projects.

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GamesIndustry.biz's South Africa Games Week starts this Monday

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Next week is South Africa Games Week on GamesIndustry.biz. Deputy editor Marie Dealessandri spoke to a range of developers from the country to discuss the opportunities and challenges across South Africa, what companies are doing to cater to a global audience, how they're bringing both African content and talent to other markets, and what lies ahead for the games industry in South Africa.

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Horizon's co-op game reportedly still in production following Sony layoffs

Game Developer

At least one live-service game may have survived Sony's recent wave of project cancellations.

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Radical Forge lays off "handful" of staff

GamesIndustry.biz

Indie studio Radical Forge has been hit with a round of layoffs, with an unspecified number of employees affected. A spokesperson tells GamesIndustry.biz that the team were notified yesterday that "minor restructuring" was to take place within the company. "This will mean that there will be a handful of people whose roles or skill sets are no longer needed on current or upcoming projects, and their contracts will end earlier than anticipated," the spokesperson said.

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A Game Urbanism Bibliography

Game Developer

A list of book suggestions on the design of video game cities, urban world-building, and game urbanism.

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City State Entertainment is now Unchained Entertainment

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox City State Entertainment has rebranded into Unchained Entertainment. Founded in 2011 and based in Virginia, the company is overseen by Mark Jacobs.

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Sprite Fusion – Easy to Use Map Editor with Godot and Unity Support

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GameFromScratch.com Sprite Fusion – Easy to Use Map Editor with Godot and Unity Support Today we are checking out Sprite Fusion, a free to use browser based Tilemap editor. Sprite Fusion has integrated export for Unity and Godot, as well as GB Studio, PNG and JSON. Key features of Sprite Fusion include: Key Links Sprite Fusion Homepage Discord Server Editor App Link Alternative 2D […] The post Sprite Fusion – Easy to Use Map Editor with Godot and Unity Support appeared first on

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Explainer: What Is Stream Processing?

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Stream processing is the continuous processing of new data events as they’re received. A lot of data is produced as a stream of events, for example financial. Stream processing is the continuous processing of new data events as they’re received. A lot of data is produced as a stream of events, for example financial transactions, sensor measurements, or web server logs.

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Michael Blaker’s Retro Game Friday: Pokemon Trading Card Game

Game Industry News

Hey all, I’m back with a rather weird entry in the Pokemon series that is often forgotten for this week’s Retro Game Friday. It’s the Pokemon Trading Card Game for the GameBoy Color. Plot: The plot is similar to the more mainline Pokemon games, though instead of capturing various Pokemon it’s all about collecting the various cards to play the trading card game version of Pokemon.

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Introducing our GDC Line-up

Mircosoft Game Dev

Like we announced a while ago, the team is preparing to head over to the US for this year’s GDC. We will have a booth on the expo floor, and would love to welcome you there!

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The Ultimate Node Logger Handbook for Developers in 2024

Artoon

Are you a developer working with Node.js and looking to enhance your […] The post The Ultimate Node Logger Handbook for Developers in 2024 appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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Enticing mix of genres in Ghibli-inspired The Brew Barons by Lifetap Studios

PreMortem.Games

As avid fans of Studio Ghibli’s animated movie Porco Rosso, Rob Hartley and Diccon Yamanaka were inspired to create a game about seaplanes flying around in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. The duo had recently departed from Relic Entertainment, where they had worked on titles such as Age of Empires 4 and Company of Heroes 2, to establish their own company, Lifetap Studios.

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How To Create a Headless WordPress Site With React JS

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Are you looking to harness the power of React Js in combination […] The post How To Create a Headless WordPress Site With React JS appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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Managing your game studio on AWS part three

AWS Games

Game studios need scalable and efficient management processes to evolve their operations. In our previous posts , we discussed the importance of AWS Control Tower , resource tagging, cost allocation and more. In part 3, we discuss managing Infrastructure as Code and how your studio can use it to create your game’s infrastructure. We will walk through a demo to deploy a multiplayer game in your AWS environment.

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Exploring The Top Ludo Earning App For Maximum Profits

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There is a quest going on to play ludo earning apps for […] The post Exploring The Top Ludo Earning App For Maximum Profits appeared first on Artoon Solutions.

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This is more of a legal question than anything, But there is this old game that was on the gamecube that my brother and I played when we were kids, The developer and the publisher both went out of business, if I were to figure out a way to port the game to UE5 and release it for free, would I get in trouble or since I would be doing it for free would I be legally in the clear?

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Standard disclaimer - I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice. I am only a game dev speaking from my experience as a game dev about a hypothetical situation. Even if the developer and publisher have gone out of business, somebody probably still owns the rights to the game. If you remake an existing game using their assets and/or copyrighted material, you are still using somebody else's IP without the owner's permission and that's illegal.

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