devcom call for papers submission deadline extended until May 12

In line with its remit to provide top-quality games industry business content, organizers of the all-new game developer platform event devcom have extended the call for papers submission deadline until May 12. devcom opens its doors for the first time from August 20–24, 2017 in Cologne. Industry experts and insiders are invited to submit their as-yet unpublished talks, panels, case studies etc. in the areas of Virtual Reality, Mobile Games, Business and Production, as well as for the following tracks: Programming Design Audio Diversity Monetization eSports The keynotes, panels and…

World of Tanks Rolls Out at Le Mans

If you keep your eyes peeled at this year’s Le Mans, you’ll see a tank flying around the track. Why? Because Wargaming has teamed up with AT Racing to showcase World of Tanks’ artwork across the Ligier LMP3. Due to the initiative driven by the racing team, Wargaming has become the first ever gaming company to brand a Le Mans racing vehicle. Behind AT Racing is Alexander Talkanitsa Sr. and Alexander Talkanitsa Jr., a powerful father-and-son racing duo from Belarus, accompanied by Mikkel Jensen. So far, AT Racing has earned…

World of Tanks Community Raises $84,800 for War Child

Late last year, Wargaming partnered with War Child for their Armistice Campaign. Players of World of Tanks were able to buy special emblems and packages to help raise money for children affected by conflict all over the world, with 100% of Wargaming’s share going directly to charity. Thanks to the community’s help and generosity, a donation of $84,800 went to War Child UK. Wargaming would like to thank all the players who donated to this great cause as every single penny raised was from the community. War Child is an…

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

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 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

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, 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

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

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…