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12:30 PM on 05.27.2014

thatgamecompany raises $7M for next game

Hearing stories about the development of Journey, we're fortunate thatgamecompany was able to pull through and finish the game given its financing woes. At least for the time being, the studio is set -- an additional $7 milli...

Jordan Devore





9:00 PM on 05.23.2014

Basement Crawl developers are rebuilding game from scratch to regain trust

Poor Basement Crawl. Poor anyone who bought this critically-panned PlayStation 4 multiplayer game. Chris reviewed it for us, scoring it a two out of ten and writing that "Basement Crawl is not only a broken, unfinished game -...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 05.23.2014

Ubisoft wants Valiant Hearts to bring a tear to your eye

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a World War I game unlike any other I've seen. It's the kind of project that makes me okay with the existence of the Assassin's Creeds of the Ubisoft world -- without those mega franchises an...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 05.22.2014

Kaz Hirai states the PS4 is 'already profitable'

After a corporate strategy meeting in Tokyo today, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai announced that the PS4 is indeed recording a profit with "hardware alone," and in that fact it's "different from the model of previous platforms." In sho...

Brittany Vincent

2:45 PM on 05.22.2014

Yuji Horii says next Dragon Quest game will be a 'weighty' title

If you've been clamoring for more Dragon Quest, only to be teased with mobile games and adventures out of your reach, sit back and relax -- it's all smooth sailing from here on out. At least, I hope. Dragon Quest creator Yuji...

Brittany Vincent

2:15 PM on 05.22.2014

See how two indie devs made a game in 48 hours

Steam moving into distributing film projects that deal with game development is no surprise. After Indie Game: The Movie and Valve's own Free to Play film, we've got the first episode of Super Game Jam. It's a five-part seri...

Alasdair Duncan

12:30 PM on 05.21.2014

Demon's Souls creator becomes president of From Software

Demon's Souls and Dark Souls creator/director Hidetaka Miyazaki has been promoted to president of From Software, reports Gamasutra. Which is excellent, maybe. Or maybe it's not. Between this and Kadokawa Corp. acquiring the c...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 05.19.2014

People Can Fly was making a supernatural detective game before Bulletstorm

People Can Fly was working on a supernatural detective game set in the 1940s, Come Midnight, under publisher THQ until the project was cancelled in 2006. Former creative director Adrian Chmielarz tells Eurogamer it was "an in...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 05.16.2014

Rare 'evaluating' what to work on next

You know, it's gotten to the point where I'd take just about anything from Rare over another game made exclusively for Kinect. It doesn't even have to be a new Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata, or Perfect Dark -- just something tha...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 05.15.2014

So many games have released on Steam this year

It's no secret that Steam is approving games left and right, granting access to developers that wouldn't have been so fortunate in prior years. Tracking the number of new releases on Steam, Gamasutra has learned that more tit...

Jordan Devore



Epic Games is developing a new Unreal Tournament starting today photo
Epic Games is developing a new Unreal Tournament starting today
by Jordan Devore

Epic Games made its "future of Unreal Tournament" announcement and it's actually promising. There is, in fact, a new game in the works -- starting today with "a small team of UT veterans" -- that'll be developed in open collaboration with series fans and Unreal Engine 4 developers.

It's going to be free when it's released for Windows/Mac/Linux, although that won't be anytime soon. Epic will fund the game through an eventual marketplace in which devs, modders, artists, and gamers can buy, sell, or give away mods and content. The company will take a cut of earnings and stresses that the intent is for the new Unreal Tournament to be "just free," not "free to play."

Updates will be streamed by way of Twitch, if you're fine just watching. Fans can participate in the forums, while UE4 devs will have full access to code on GitHub. My fear is that this project might become a "too many cooks in the kitchen" situation, but UT fans seem to know what they want, and Epic is promising a title that's "true to its roots as a competitive FPS." Fingers crossed.

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12:45 PM on 05.07.2014

Towns left in limbo as second developer quits the project

City-building sim Towns made it through the Steam Greenlight process and released on the platform, unfinished, in 2012 before Valve had implemented its Early Access program for work-in-progress games. That didn't go over so w...

Jordan Devore





12:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Xbox One's parity clause backfires again

Curve Studios recently announced its plans to bring three games -- The Swapper, MouseCraft, and Titan Attacks -- to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, which is hardly an unusual sight these days. The trio is skipping Xbox One due to Micr...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 05.03.2014

Yeah, so no EVE developers came close to beating MMA fighter Gunnar Nelson

This might blow some fragile minds, but none of the CCP developers who went up against undefeated MMA fighter Gunnar Nelson at the Fanfest '14 EVE of Destruction event tasted the sweet nectar of victory. No one really ca...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 PM on 05.01.2014

Super Mario 3D World was designed with the New SMB crowd in mind

Having finally gotten a Wii U, my goal this week has been to play Super Mario 3D World and at least try not to burn through it too quickly. It's tough, though, with the promise of something new pushing me to continually do "j...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 05.01.2014

American McGee speaks out against Microsoft's plan to launch Xbox One in China

Alice: Madness Returns creator and Spicy Horse frontman American McGee has spoken out about Microsoft's plan to launch the Xbox One in China, and in a big way. The Shanghai-based developer posted a list of his top five reason...

Brittany Vincent