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Tactical Simulations Interactive Reveals 'Gateway' Character Transfer Initiative

Game Politics - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:51am

Tactical Simulations Interactive (TSI), a company formed by former Strategic Inc. employees, has announced a new system called "Gateway" that allows players to transfer their favorite characters across multiple role-playing games that support the system. TSI’s first game, Seven Dragon Saga, will support Gateway, and Harebrained Games and inXile have committed to supporting the system as well.

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Unreal Engine drops subscription fee, goes free for everyone

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:00am
Epic still asking for 5% royalty on any shipped games which use it
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Unreal Engine 4 is now free-to-download for everyone

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:00am

You'll still pay a royalty on any commercial projects you make, but say goodbye to subscription fees -- the popular engine is now completely free to try. ...

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Super Podcast Action Committee - Episode 133

Game Politics - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:37am

If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 133), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.

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RockYou raises $23 million in funding

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:32am
Columbia Capital invests in social firm
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UK retailer Game expands into eSports with Multiplay acquisition

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:24am

U.K. retailer Game has announced a deal to acquire Multiplay, a long-running U.K.-based video game event firm, for £20 million (~$30.1 million USD) as it expands into eSports and digital PC games. ...

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Match game mechanics: An exhaustive survey

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:10am

An exhaustive look at 2D matching puzzles: "We played and analyzed many match games to deconstruct their mechanics. In this article we share our findings." ...

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Tom Bramwell Joins Riot Games

Game Politics - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:46am

Tom Bramwell, the former Editor-in-Chief of Gamer Network's Eurogamer, has joined Riot Games (makers of the super popular MOBA game League of Legends) as its new "European Head of Writing."

He joins Jason Killingsworth, another colleague who has rewritten for Edge, Official PlayStation Magazine and Paste, among others. Killingsworth is currently serving as Senior Writer over at Riot Games.

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Ex-Eurogamer EIC Tom Bramwell joins Riot

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:11am
New European Head of Writing for LoL studio
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The art of abstract game design

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:07am

"As soon as you decide to make a game abstract, you immediately raise the learning curve of your game. This can be mitigated by clever thematic choices and use of visual metaphors." ...

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"I didn't want another heroic 'save the world' game"

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:45am
Adam Orth's Adrift is a very personal experience, but it's also one he hopes introduces a new genre, the FPX
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Physical release puts Dying Light in UK top spot

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:45am
Dragon Ball Xenoverse takes third
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Ex-Dreamhack CEO Robert Ohlen joins Gfinity

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:24am
Executive on board as creative director
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Halfbrick vets form Prettygreat in Brisbane

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:38am
Team of three includes Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride creator Luke Muscat
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UK retailer GAME acquires Multiplay

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:26am
£20 million paid for events-focused company
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Preparing for Steam Greenlight with a Concept Page

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:01am

"The main lesson I learned with this campaign is that the Concept audience probably does not represent the Greenlight audience. Despite that, I still believe that using Steam Concepts is worthwhile." ...

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Double Fine's 'heartfelt and personal' Hack 'n' Slash: A postmortem

Gamasutra - News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:00am

Project lead Brandon Dillon walks us through what went right and wrong during development of Double Fine's Hack 'n' Slash, an open-world exploration game about hacking and reverse engineering. ...

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Never Alone to have company in "world games" genre

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:33am
E-Line Media and Cook Tribal Inlet Council showed a game based on Iñupiaq culture can make money, but what will they do for an encore?
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Valve and HTC reveal Vive VR headset

GamesIndustry.biz news - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:26am
Smartphone manufacturer breaks cover at Mobile World Congress
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