Game screenshots that sell on the Apple App Store
"In short, that baby needs to be so good players will be attracted to it like flies are attracted to lights. That first image needs to convince them to tap on the game and find out more."
Correctly scaling objects in adventure and hidden object game art
Making 2D scenes out of 3D objects can be trickier than it sounds, and this quick but practical guide gives advice on making sure that things look right when everything is done.
Sega's profits halved, as retail game business continues to decline
Sega saw its profits more than halved during the last fiscal quarter, while the company's video game business recorded a swing to operating losses.
Moving from Oculus DK1 to DK2: What to expect
VR game developer Sergio Hidalgo has gotten his hands on the Oculus Rift DK2, and gives you a preview of what to expect when you get your kit -- and the upgrades you'll see over DK1.
Kabam secures massive $120 million investment from China's Alibaba
Free-to-play studio Kabam has secured a massive investment from Chinese internet giant Alibaba -- $120 million, which gives Alibaba rights to publish its games in China on its mobile platforms.
Gearbox steps up to defend itself in Aliens: Colonial Marines case
Developer responds to class action suit brought on behalf of consumers who argued that the game substantially differed from the version promoted by its publisher, Sega, by saying "why are we involved?"
Crunching the numbers behind an indie game studio
"In three years, I personally went from having $20,000 in savings to $35,000 in debt." - Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, founder of independent studio Nine Dots
Rayman creator helps launch new studio -- while still at Ubisoft
and Beyond Good & Evil
creator Michel Ancel is helping to launch Wild Sheep, a new French indie studio.
Get a job: Volition is hiring a Visual Effects Artist
Handy with 3ds Max or Maya? Deep Silver Volition, known for the Saints Row
franchise, is looking to hire a visual effects artist to join them in their Champaign, Illinois offices.
Don't Miss: Keeping up with mobile hit Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
Kim Kardashian has conquered everything from cable TV to bottled water with some stupendous branding tactics. Now, the branding maven can add the iOS App Store to her list of conquests.
Big Data, big problems: A Mathematician’s take on the state of game analytics
"There are many constraints on the quality of an analytics investigation: time and money are extremely scarce, but developers still want insight into data. The problem is that a bad report is a very dangerous thing."
Startup puts YouTubers at its center, and that changes everything
3BlackDot was co-founded by ex-Machinima staffers and two very popular YouTubers, Syndicate and SeaNanners. But with promotion at its heart, what's authentic and what's not?
Your Amazon Appstore games are now available in Southeast Asia
Android game makers, take note: Amazon has expanded its Appstore to support 41 more countries and territories, including parts of Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
RockYou nets $10M in funding to continue buying up moribund games
The social game publisher cum advertising network plans to use the money to acquire more social and mobile games it can integrate into its network of ad-supported titles.
One dev, three iOS games, no success - sharing the numbers
"Here are the numbers for the 3 iOS games I published in the last year. Spoiler alert: they are bad."
TV star's new superhero game takes cues from improv acting
Heroes and Hawaii Five-0 actor Masi Oka has started an independent game company. We spoke with him about his new project, and how he was inspired to create it by teaching improv in Japan.
GDC 2015 announces call for papers, new advisory board members
GDC 2015 organizers have opened the Call for Papers
, running until August 28th and added advisory board members Brenda Romero and Penka Kouneva.
From the idea to the final product: Developing Toto Temple Deluxe
This blog post takes you through the design evolution of multiplayer indie game Toto Temple Deluxe
-- walking you through the process of making an initial design compelling as a real game.
PlayStation's streaming game service enters open beta
PlayStation Now, Sony's cloud-based streaming service for PlayStation consoles, will launch as an open beta today in the U.S. and Canada, with more than 100 games to rent and stream.
GDC Europe reveals talks on Dead Island 2 and Angry Birds
Senior staff from Yager Interactive and Rovio join the roster of speakers sharing knowledge about the art and business of games at GDC Europe 2014
this August in Cologne.
DieselStormers hit with trademark dispute from clothing company Diesel
A game called DieselStormers
that just launched on Steam Early Access has been hit with a trademark dispute from Italian clothing company Diesel.
Early Access game Maia makes $1 million
Back in 2012, UK developer Simon Roth raised arond $237,000 through Kickstarter for his game Maia
. Now the dev has made more than $1 million from the in-development game, and is opening a new studio.
With no new major releases, Capcom sees profits drop
Capcom's revenues and profits were down during the first quarter of the current fiscal year, mainly due to a lack of major releases from the Japanese publisher.
The puzzle generation workflow in VR game Darknet
"Every time the player goes through a level, they’ll have to complete at least a couple of puzzles to win. That’s why it’s so critical to make the puzzles unique and challenging."
UK publisher Mastertronic closes Cambridgeshire HQ, lays off 40% of staff
In the midst of liquidation threats, UK games publisher Mastertronic has been forced to make nearly half of its staff redundant, and close its Cambridgeshire headquarters.