GDC 2017 ID@Xbox Gaming For Everyone Award Winner

GDC 2017 ID@Xbox Gaming For Everyone Award Winner

Last night, at the Independent Games Festival in San Francisco, independent game developers from around the world came together to celebrate the talent, beauty, and creativity that exists within the industry. Gamers are as unique and diverse as the world around us and Independent Games play a critical role in expanding the worlds, narratives, and characters with which gamers interact. This year, ID@Xbox took the opportunity to highlight the work of three amazing developers who are using their craft to celebrate underrepresented voices, whether these voices are the players, the…

The GO Trilogy Stories | Episode Two: Lara Croft GO

The GO Trilogy Stories | Episode Two: Lara Croft GO

Today, multi award-winning studio Square Enix Montreal released the second of three special celebratory pieces for all fans of Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise. In this second episode, we revisit Square Enix Montreal’s most critically acclaimed GO game, Lara Croft GO, through the testament of Crystal Dynamics, the studio behind the infamous Tomb Raider reboot and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Episode One of the of the Trilogy Stories took you through the creation of Hitman GO and will conclude with Deus Ex GO, commemorating the legacy and…

Nexon Group announces strategic partnership with PlayFusion

Nexon Group announces strategic partnership with PlayFusion

NEXON Co., a global leader in online games for PC and mobile, today announced its consolidated subsidiary, NEXON Korea Corporation, has entered into a strategic partnership with PlayFusion Limited (“PlayFusion”). The partnership is expected to generate opportunities for players to engage more deeply with virtual characters and worlds, including via character packs and accessories. PlayFusion, founded in 2015 by the former management team of U.K.-based PC online game company Jagex Games Studio, is an innovative game company operating in the Toys-to-Life genre, which uses Augmented Reality and Internet of Things…

AWS Announces Amazon GameLift Now Supports Any C++ and C# Game Engine

AWS Announces Amazon GameLift Now Supports Any C++ and C# Game Engine

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that Amazon GameLift now supports games built with any C++ or C# game engine, including Amazon Lumberyard, Unreal Engine, Unity, and custom developed engines. With Amazon GameLift, developers can quickly scale their dedicated multiplayer game servers to support millions of players using AWS’s highly available cloud infrastructure, without investing thousands of hours in upfront engineering. AWS also announced that Amazon GameLift includes new matchmaking functionality that intelligently selects the closest available game server based on each player’s location,…

InnoGames Hits 130 Million Euros in 2016

InnoGames Hits 130 Million Euros in 2016

InnoGames, one of the leading providers of online and mobile games, released its financial figures for 2016 today. The company increased its revenue by 25 percent to a new record high of 130 million euros. In the mobile section, InnoGames topped last year’s revenue results by 68 percent and more than half of all new registrations in 2016 came from mobile devices. InnoGames also published a new corporate video today, highlighting the company’s on going success story. InnoGames CEO Hendrik Klindworth explains: “Since we founded the company in 2007, InnoGames…

Innervate Launches Gamesight Toolkit for Game Companies to Effectively Streamers

Innervate Launches Gamesight Toolkit for Game Companies to Effectively Streamers

Seattle-based startup Innervate today announced the launch of its innovative Gamesight product, an influencer marketing platform that features a groundbreaking suite of tools designed to help companies grow audiences and build brands in the highly-competitive games market. Game companies and brands can now work together with YouTubers and Twitch streamers to gain exposure while analyzing their campaign’s impact on their game’s success. The result of decades of industry experience and years of dedicated research, the Gamesight suite is the world’s simplest influencer marketing platform — custom-tailored specifically for the gaming…

SURVIVING INDIE – A Documentary about Failing Forward

SURVIVING INDIE – A Documentary about Failing Forward

Gamestar Arts and Devolver Digital Films present SURVIVING INDIE, a new documentary about creative struggle, dealing with failure, and finding your place in the crowded video game industry. Surviving Indie tells the stories of those who have made it, those who have not, and those who are still trying. It presents a realistic discussion about the oft-romanticized world of independent game development. The film will be released by Devolver Digital Films, coming first exclusively on Steam on December 19th, with other VOD platforms to be announced for early 2017. FEATURING…

Wargaming Collaborates with NetEase to Publish World of Tanks Blitz in China

Wargaming Collaborates with NetEase to Publish World of Tanks Blitz in China

In Wargaming’s ongoing mission to make its titles accessible to all gamers across the globe, the company has collaborated with NetEase, a Chinese mobile games publisher, to bring World of Tanks Blitz to players in China. NetEase will now handle the scope of publishing activities for World of Tanks Blitz. World of Tanks on PC firmly established itself in the niche of the strategic shooter genre, providing entertainment for millions of Chinese players. Now, with the introduction of World of Tanks Blitz to the Chinese market, Wargaming is able to…

Wargaming Teams Up with War Child during Holiday Season

Wargaming Teams Up with War Child during Holiday Season

Wargaming is proud to announce its partnership with War Child during this holiday season. War Child is an organization that is dedicated to assisting children who suffer in conflict areas. The charity protects children around the world by providing them safety, education and ensuring their rights are respected. Starting today, gamers can support War Child with Wargaming, by purchasing the “For the Children Bundle” in World of Tanks on Console. The limited time “For the Children Bundle” will be available starting today and through January 1, 2017, on PlayStation®4, Xbox…

Daedalic Entertainment rocks the German Developer Awards

Daedalic Entertainment rocks the German Developer Awards

This year’s German Developer Award ceremony in Cologne was a fruitful one for Daedalic Entertainment, as the studio has been awarded nine of the prestigious awards. The awards in their respective categories went to the following games: Best German Game: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Best Game Design: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Best PC/Console Title: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Best Sound: Silence Best Story: Silence Best Visuals: Silence Best Mobile Game: Skyhill Best Marketing-Campaign: Deponia Doomsday Tour WTF Award: Deponia Doomsday Covermount Event “We are…