Sat.Apr 20, 2024 - Fri.Apr 26, 2024

article thumbnail

Why Doesn't Everyone See the Importance of Preserving Our Past?

Game Developer

The Entertainment Software Association recently came out against the preservation of past games. This short post is a plea for common sense and a recognition of the importance of videogame history.

article thumbnail

Zoochosis by Clapperheads will make you fear those lovely animals in the zoo

PreMortem.Games

Like most times in horror stories, it starts out as a normal night. A rookie zookeeper straps on their bodycam and begins making the rounds on their first-ever night shift. But soon, you discover that things are far from normal in this zoo. A terrifying parasite is spreading, mutating some of the animals into grotesque, blood-thirsty monsters ready to kill their way out of their cages.

Animation 156
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

article thumbnail

The US is banning TikTok, could Fortnite and League of Legends be next? | This Week in Business

GamesIndustry.biz

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. The US government this week said it will ban TikTok if the platform isn't sold in the next nine months.

article thumbnail

Brackeys Returns – Making Godot Tutorials

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Brackeys Returns – Making Godot Tutorials Brackeys is perhaps one of the largest, if not the largest, tutorial YouTubers for the Unity game engine. In 2020 Brackeys suddenly called it quits posting a goodbye video on YouTube. That seemed to be the end of this influential channel, until the entire Unity runtime fee fiasco occurred and […] The post Brackeys Returns – Making Godot Tutorials appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

Join the IGDA Community
article thumbnail

ESA says members won’t support any plan for libraries to preserve games online

Game Developer

Libraries' attempts and proposed plans for archiving older games don't strike a chord with the ESA, which still thinks it remains publishers' burden.

Games 359
article thumbnail

Losing your Religion with arthouse adventure Indika by Odd Meter

PreMortem.Games

If Triple-A games are the equivalent of Hollywood blockbuster movies and indie games are comparable to independent films, then you could call Indika by Odd Meter an arthouse experience. The game, centered on a nun grappling with the voice of the devil within her, deviates from the standard in almost every aspect. This is very intentional, according to Founder and Game Director Dmitry Svetlow.

Indy 104

More Trending

article thumbnail

Godot x The Forge Collaboration Over

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Godot x The Forge Collaboration Over We reported back in December 2023 of a collaboration between Google, The Forge and Godot focused on improving Android support in the Godot game engine. Essentially Google paid for several months of The Forge development time focused on Android improvements, although the major improvement of Vulkan optimization will help all […] The post Godot x The Forge Collaboration Over appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

article thumbnail

Alone in the Dark dev Pieces lays off staff following revival's release

Game Developer

The remake of the original 1992 Alone in the Dark only just released this past March, but Embracer's not said much about how well it has (or hasn't) sold.

Dev 321
article thumbnail

A Command & Conquer Retrospective

Game Wisdom

A Command & Conquer Retrospective Josh Bycer josh@game-wisdom.com For my RTS book I am writing, I decided to take it upon myself to replay the entire Command & Conquer series as I only played bits and pieces of them back in the day. Returning to the game that … The post A Command & Conquer Retrospective appeared first on Game Wisdom.

Writing 105
article thumbnail

How accessible are game engines, and how much is still to be done?

GamesIndustry.biz

Game development is, in some ways, more accessible than ever. Between the ease-of-use of engines like RPG Maker to the release of titles like Game Builder Garage that gamify the act of development itself, there are countless ways into game development that do not require previous experience of coding or design. The opportunity for creation with engines like Unreal, Unity and more is enormous.

Engine 132
Join the IGDA Community
article thumbnail

All Unity Muse are capabilities now available in the Editor, plus 3 new updates

Unity Blog

Unity Muse users can now use all 5 AI capabilities in the Editor to complement your creative process & streamline development – plus, check out 3 new features.

AI 107
article thumbnail

Raph Koster wants developers to get back to 'the game of making games'

Game Developer

Veteran game designer Raph Koster thinks there's a lot of room to explore what "fun" is in game design.

article thumbnail

Cthulhu's Reach now in Early Access

Indie DB

Our journey with 'Cthulhu's Reach: Devil Reef' has led to our most ambitious game yet. After nearly two years of work, we're exploring new features and engaging the community through Early Access, aiming for a release around Steam Scream 2024. Our project.

Feature 90
article thumbnail

FTC bans non-compete clauses

GamesIndustry.biz

The Federal Trade Commission today published a final rule banning non-compete clauses in contracts. "Noncompete clauses keep wages low, suppress new ideas, and rob the American economy of dynamism, including from the more than 8,500 new startups that would be created a year once non-competes are banned," FTC Chair Lina M. Khan said in announcing the rule.

130
130
Join the IGDA Community
article thumbnail

What is FlatBuffers?

That One Game Dev

FlatBuffers is a serialization library developed by Google. In this article I will talk a bit more about them and about binary serialization. The post What is FlatBuffers? appeared first on That One Game Dev.

Dev 86
article thumbnail

How the small team behind Against the Storm kept scope in check

Game Developer

Determined to keep from overscoping on Against the Storm, developer Eremite Games built a practical process to predict how long it would take to make the "Rainpunk" citybuilder.

article thumbnail

Key Takeaways from Embedded World 2024

Perforce

Where is the future of embedded software development headed? At the annual Embedded World conference, we met with the diverse embedded community to discuss emerging trends and technologies, as well as the wide array of tools available that accelerate development.

article thumbnail

Inside Rare’s new solar-powered Barn X

GamesIndustry.biz

About a year ago, one of Rare's fans noticed something on Google Maps. The Xbox developer's offices are at the heart of Manor Park, a huge area of land surrounded by trees, ponds and greenery, which the studio fully owns. It moved there in 2001 and the complex is made up of a central building and four barns – A, B, C and D. Then last year, Google revealed the existence of a fifth barn, and one substantially bigger than all the others.

Studios 130
article thumbnail

Godot… But Prettier

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Godot… But Prettier There is no question that the Godot game engine has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. You can actually trace the evolution of the Godot game engine from prelease to today here. One area Godot has often trailed the competition though is in aesthetics. In […] The post Godot… But Prettier appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

article thumbnail

Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors hopes to stick around until at least 2041

Game Developer

Fresh from cutting 1,400 jobs and shuttering numerous Embracer studios, Wingefors reassures investors he's here for the long haul.

Studios 304
article thumbnail

Major Marble now on IndieDB and Steam

Indie DB

Complete challenging puzzles in Puzzle Mode or create awe-inspiring tracks in Sandbox Mode. Customize your courses and enjoy fully simulated physics!

Sandbox 86
article thumbnail

Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors: "I'm sure I deserve a lot of criticism"

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Lars Wingefors, CEO of the Embracer Group, has acknowledged the backlash against himself and his company in the wake of mass layoffs and studio closures. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz after the group announced it would be split into three , Wingefors told us he has been "taking a lot of hits and criticism, both internationally and in Sweden.

Studios 129
article thumbnail

Gamer Deep Lore, Exhibit #2. Fringeworthy.

The Bottom Feeder

My first edition copy, released 1982. This rare collectable is now worth … about as much as I originally paid for it. This is my first edition copy of Fringeworthy, out in 1982. It was one of my favorite games, the first alternate world RPG. Basically, each character was "Fringeworthy," so you could travel to alternate worlds. Where Hitler took over the world, or you had to marry a catgirl, or Cheetos were blue, or something like that.

article thumbnail

Why AI Isn't The New Crypto In Gaming

Game Developer

There is a corner of AI where the games tribe will find their Eden. Where creativity is enhanced and copyright is respected. What are these tools, what challenges can they help overcome and how will they positively impact and shape the industry in the near future?

AI 250
article thumbnail

Mistral Large and Mixtral 8x22B LLMs Now Powered by NVIDIA NIM and NVIDIA API

Nvidia

This week’s model release features two new NVIDIA AI Foundation models, Mistral Large and Mixtral 8x22B, both developed by Mistral AI. These cutting-edge. This week’s model release features two new NVIDIA AI Foundation models, Mistral Large and Mixtral 8x22B, both developed by Mistral AI. These cutting-edge text-generation AI models are supported by NVIDIA NIM microservices, which provide prebuilt containers powered by NVIDIA inference software that enable developers to reduce deployment times f

AI 77
article thumbnail

Call of Duty and Diablo boost Microsoft's gaming revenues, but Xbox sales continue to fall

GamesIndustry.biz

Microsoft has released its latest financial results, showing significant growth in gaming revenues — thanks in no small part to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. However, Xbox hardware sales continue to decline and saw the steepest drop since the Xbox Series X and S launched in 2020, down 31% year-on-year. The company's overall revenues were up 17% to $61.9 billion, primarily due to growth in Microsoft Cloud which saw revenues rise 23% to $35.1 billion.

Games 125
article thumbnail

Unreal Engine 5.4 Released

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Unreal Engine 5.4 Released Epic Games have just released Unreal Engine 5.4 first previewed at the GDC 2024 State of Unreal. There are as always hundreds of new features in UE 5.4, but a big focus in this release is on the new animation tools built directly into Unreal Engine. This will prevent animators […] The post Unreal Engine 5.4 Released appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

Engine 74
article thumbnail

FTC banning 'restrictive and exclusionary' noncompetes in the U.S.

Game Developer

The ban could have a tangible impact on workers in the video game industry, where noncompetes have been used to prevent staff from moving between studios.

Studios 264
article thumbnail

Dungeon Inn - Demo Update 2

Indie DB

Dungeon Inn - Demo Update: Changed UI/UX at 'Manage Inn' New Events, Fame, Inn Ability, New language Added(French)

Demo 93
article thumbnail

Atari relaunches Infogrames, acquires Totally Reliable Delivery Service

GamesIndustry.biz

Atari has announced the revival of the Infogrames brand, relaunching it as a publishing label. Infogrames will focus on publishing and acquiring IP, the first of which being Totally Reliable Delivery Service, which it purchased from Tiny Build. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Atari said it includes the 2019 game, its trademarks, and "underlying property.

Build 123
article thumbnail

Unity AI Muse Tools Review

Game From Scratch

GameFromScratch.com Unity AI Muse Tools Review Unity have recently announced that all 5 in development Unity AI tools are available inside the Unity editor. They have also made a 2 week free trial available for everyone to test them out. So that is exactly what we have done, going hands-on with Muse Sprite, Muse Texture, Muse […] The post Unity AI Muse Tools Review appeared first on GameFromScratch.com.

AI 60
article thumbnail

Kazuma Kaneko, longtime Atlus artist, departs after 35-year run

Game Developer

During his Atlus tenure, Kaneko touched everything from Persona to Shin Megami Tensei and Soul Hackers to even Devil May Cry.

291
291
article thumbnail

Murder On Space Station 52

Indie DB

I break down the process of taking my physical hand-drawn art and creating an in-game scene for my upcoming game Murder On Space Station 52.

Art 76
article thumbnail

Former Square Enix of America CEO reflects on betting on new IP

GamesIndustry.biz

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox In a hits-driven industry such as video games, investing in new and emerging IP is often considered a financial risk. As budgets rise, so do expectations. While new games like Helldivers 2 and Palworld find fame and success, Immortals of Avenum struggled to the point where maker Ascendant Studios reportedly furloughed most of its staff.