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Magnet gun

A cancelled Half-Life episode included a magnet gun


Polarizing
Apr 30
Everyone who yearns for more Half-Life content might take solace (or find frustration) in the fact that more has been created. However, it's also been scrapped. And, at least some of it had the intent of introducing a ne... read
$20 game tools

Bored with your games? Make your own with this dev tools bundle


Put me in your game, too
Apr 30
Me, I'm never bored with games, because I have literally dozens of them to ignore while I just replay Resident Evil 4 forever, but maybe you're feeling like getting your creative juices flowing. Well, lovely site full of cool... read
Hololens

HoloLens development tools coming free to Unity


Now terrible games can also be holograms
Apr 30
How many of you remember the Microsoft HoloLens, that piece of kit that's aiming to turn your house into a virtual holograpm filled gaming landscape? Well, if you're a Unity developer then soon you'll be able to get a bunch o... read
HTC Vive

Devs can put their eyeballs inside the HTC Vive for free


Did no one see Sword Art Online? This won't end well
Apr 23
Life is cruel sometimes. I’m almost blind in one eye and can’t see in 3D, so most 3D and virtual reality headsets don’t actually work for me. I’ve tried the Oculus Rift, and it was just like being sat ... read
SteamWorld Heist

SteamWorld Heist developers offering Early Access-like 'Ambassador' program


Interesting
Apr 21
The turn-based SteamWorld Heist is currently in development by way of Image & Form, and it looks a lot different compared to SteamWorld Dig. The developer wanted to give us something "completely unexpected," and I think ... read
Final Fantasy XV

Ubisquare: Type-0 HD developer has been working on Final Fantasy XV


Blockbuster development ain't easy
Apr 06
Final Fantasy XV is a huge and expensive game, probably. Since its rebranding from Versus XIII to XV with a cool trailer -- holy crap, two years ago -- we've mostly been shown the area that would go on to be the demo included... read
Free GDC talks

Free advice from smart, funny, handsome game developers


A bunch of Game Developers Conference 2015 talks are now free
Apr 01
The Game Developers Conference is a tremendous resource for creators. I wish I could attend every year, and not just as an excuse to hang out with Steven. GDC is insightful, energizing and, this is key, not physically and men... read
Rare's next game

Fans will be 'really happy to see' Rare's next game


Former Rare developer drops hints
Mar 23
In recent months, there's been talk of Rare "building a uniquely Rare game," but that's as much as we've gotten -- talk. While I'm looking forward to seeing if that project comes to fruition, Playtonic has more of my attentio... read
Quiplash is on Kickstarter this week
Jackbox Games has been busy. In addition to reviving the You Don't Know Jack franchise for modern consoles, it's also built an intriguing online infrastructure from the ground up. As an innovative way to solve the "contr... read feature

'We're about providing options for developers'
Microsoft announced last week at GDC in San Francisco that it was introducing cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. That opens a world of possibility in ways for developers to deliver games to their audience. So... read feature

Xbox org shuffle

Remember Kudo? He's now looking after a bunch of studios at Microsoft


Yes, yes, I've included the 'WELL BAM!' video
Mar 09
Kudo Tsunoda, the guy who demonstrated Project Natal (now Kinect) at E3 2009, has been off working on Microsoft's crazy holographic headset HoloLens. He's going to keep at that but will also now lead a bunch of Xbox teams, i... read
The Witcher 3

There was almost ice skating in The Witcher 3


The concept was prototyped
Mar 09
Let's take a moment to imagine Geralt ice skating in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Ahh, sweet bliss. Over the weekend, senior game designer Damien Monnier told a crowd at PAX East about CD Projekt RED's canceled feature. "It was ... read
The developers talk content updates and VR
Things have been going well for Frontier Developments. With the success of Elite: Dangerous, which features a sizeable and passionate community of space explorers, and having won the prestigious Audience Award from the 2015 G... read feature

Maxis closure

EA closes SimCity maker Maxis Emeryville


First SimCity (2013), now this
Mar 04
Another studio with a storied legacy has fallen under Electronic Arts. The Emeryville offices of Maxis, the force behind simulation games like The Sims, SimCity, and Spore, shut down today. EA says it's "consolidating Maxis I... read
GDC

Creative Assembly reveals inital pitch video for Alien: Isolation


See the never before shown video that started development
Mar 04
Alien: Isolation was one of my biggest surprises of last year. As huge fan of the film series, I always wanted to play a title that emulated the original movie's tone and style. Though the action of the James Cameron-he... read
GDC

Never seen Alien: Isolation third-person footage shown at GDC


Gameplay showing abandoned alternate camera set-up shown during panel
Mar 04
One of the great joys of attending GDC is going to panels conducted by developers talking about your favorite games. Not only will you learn new and exciting details about the development, but you might even see somethi... read
Documentary

The wonderful Double Fine Adventure documentary is going free


Look for episodes on YouTube every Tuesday and Thursday
Mar 03
Folks who helped crowdfund Broken Age have gotten an up-close look at how Double Fine operates thanks to episodic videos chronicling development of the adventure game. With 18 episodes down, 2 Player Productions has produced... read
Unity 5

Unity 5 shows how to properly sell a game engine


This image is the best
Mar 03
Epic unveiled its new free-to-use (with eventual royalties) pricing model for Unreal Engine 4 this week during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, while Unity launched the new iteration of its engine, Unity 5, wi... read
Free Unreal Engine 4

Go build something: Unreal Engine 4 is free to use


That's not a real room
Mar 02
Epic Games is no longer charging developers a monthly subscription for Unreal Engine 4. The engine is now free for anyone to use. Well, free to a point -- "When you ship a game or application, you pay a 5% royalty on gross re... read
Armikrog

Can 2015 be the year of clay, please?


Kirby and the spiritual successor to The Neverhood are a start
Feb 26
Ooh, a chance to talk about clay animation and armatures without straying away from videogames. Better jump on it. This video takes us behind the scenes of Armikrog, a point-and-click adventure that made it through Kickstar... read
SNES Chiptunes

Chiptuner team elix make the Super Nintendo do things I never thought it could


All I can think about now is Johnny Mnemonic
Feb 23
There's nothing that quite replicates the gritty '90s synth of the Super Nintendo's Sony SPC700 sound chip. Electronic dance music team elix, consisting of cTrix and ferris, have developed a music track creator, so that chip... read
Startropics music glitch

StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years


The bass is finally picked up
Feb 22
There's a sub-community of emulation fans out there dedicated to disassembling and modifying the arcane code of yesteryear's classics. Brad Smith, a.k.a. rainwarrior, is one such individual, who after hearing the errors in t... read
Unreal Engine 4

Epic's offering $5M in grants to get devs on Unreal 4


'No strings attached'
Feb 19
To foster a healthy ecosystem for its gaming framework, Epic needs a stable of developers that are comfortable, well-versed, and dedicated to creating games around Unreal Engine 4. A fair share of large studios build their ga... read
Molyneux Interview

Tim Schafer comments on the Molyneux interview


Feels his colleague was treated unfairly by the press
Feb 19
In a YouTube video posted by Double Fine Productions, founder and CEO Tim Schafer provided an update on the current state of the point-and-click adventure Broken Age's second and final act. Schafer also t... read
Xbox One fun in the sun

Rumor has it all Xbox Ones will be dev kits this year


I've looked at the word 'apps' for too long and now it's weirding me out
Feb 17
With several big-budget titles sitting in my home uncompleted (Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, Shadow of Modor), more games -- specifically, more types of games -- on Xbox One sounds grand to me. And the ability for apps to output... read
Dragon Age: Inquisition

Upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition patch will add item customization, storage, and more


I can finally hoard to my heart's content!
Feb 14
BioWare has made some of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Unfortunately, it's also made some of the buggiest. Dragon Age: Inquisition is no exception. It is a wonderful adventure and one of my favorite games o... read
smallest chess game pc

BootChess beats 32-year-old record for smallest chess game at only 487 bytes


There's a dick joke in there somewhere
Jan 29
Today's trend seems to be leaning towards larger and larger installs, some clocking in at 40+ GB. Developers are concentrating on bigger textures, lossless sound, and zero compression. Even patches can be multiple GB, many of... read
Breaking Psychonauts

Speedrunner hilariously breaks Psychonauts as its developers watch in horror


'Ooooooh, whoops'
Jan 29
More fun times from Double Fine's Devs Play series. This episode, if you've seen the exceptional Lion King and Doom videos already, is centered on the studio's own baby, Psychonauts. Double Fine founder Tim Schafer and co. f... read
Romero plays Doom

Clear your schedule for this John Romero x Double Fine Let's Play of Doom


Devs Play
Jan 22
I've fallen behind on Double Fine's developer-led Let's Play series Devs Play, but I can't resist jumping back in now, order be damned, for the episode about Doom featuring John Romero. The id Software co-founder is joined b... read
Monument Valley sales

Games aren't cheap: It cost $1.4 million to make Monument Valley and its DLC


And other refreshingly transparent stats
Jan 15
With so much crap out there, it's pleasant to see the mobile-games marketplace value quality. Ustwo Games has released a bunch of data for its delectable iOS and Android puzzler Monument Valley, including sales and revenue fi... read
SpeedTree

Congrats on the Academy Award, SpeedTree


We were rooting for you
Jan 13
Do you ever take a moment to stop and admire the scenery? Too often are we focused on mindlessly pushing forward to the next objective to notice the little details. Foliage, man. Take it in. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts... read
New Telltale IP

Telltale is working on an original property and unannounced partnerships


In addition to, what, four other series?
Jan 12
In sharing that Telltale Games president and co-founder Kevin Bruner will become the new CEO while Dan Connors shifts to an advisory role, the company hinted at what's in store for us: lots of games, including one not based o... read






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