devcom: First speakers announced

The first set of speakers for the devcom developer conference has been revealed: between Craig Morrison (Design Manager at Blizzard, Irvine), Ivan Buchta (Creative Director at Bohemia Interactive, Prague) and Alexander Fernandez (CEO of Streamline Studios, Singapore), numerous leading games industry voices from all over the world have confirmed their appearance. This has been announced today by Aruba Events, Koelnmesse (Cologne Trade Fair) and BIU – the German games industry association, who are creating up the new industry meeting devcom. The first sessions at the devcom developer conference highlight its…

Wargaming and Warner Bros. have partnered in support of Christopher Nolan’s epic action thriller “Dunkirk”

In support of the upcoming epic action thriller Dunkirk, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Wargaming.net has partnered with Warner Bros. to remember the seminal World War II event that inspired the motion picture. Wargaming, the world leader in free-to-play online WWII video games with a base of 180 million registered players, continues to revere history’s defining moments and the wartime vehicles that shaped their outcomes. The evacuation, known as the “Miracle of Dunkirk,” took place from May 26th until June 4th, 1940, when hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers…

Raiders of the Broken Planet Background Story Video Developer Diary Out Now

MercurySteam have released the second developer diary for Raiders of the Broken Planet, that focuses on the the background story of its 4 divided by 1 asymmetric shooter. Currently in closed beta Raiders of the Broken Planet takes a pulp sci-fi approach melding comic book visuals with an intense narrative that involves various factions fighting for an mythical power source. In one of the moons of Saturn, a scientific expedition from earth discovers the remains of a space ship stranded millions of years ago. The explorers enter the ruins and…

Meet Wargaming Labs

Meet Wargaming Labs, an organizational unit within Wargaming that acts as a breeding ground for innovative and experimental PC and console gaming projects. Wargaminbg Labs believe that talented people and promising companies with great ideas should be nurtured and given an opportunity to shine. In the video you can discover how we leverage our expertise to help your game succeed, offering business, promotion, and operational support. So, if you’re a small team and think you’re on to something big — why not get in touch? http://wargaminglabs.com  

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Charity Invitational Highlight Reel

Last week we announced PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS first Charity Invitational and livestream extravaganza to raise money to benefit Gamers Outreach, to help aid in hospitalized children’s recovery. We’re happy to report that the event raised almost $225,000! To commemorate this achievement the team put together a quick video to highlight the event.

Craig Sullivan to Drive Creative at Amazon Game Studios

Amazon Game Studios wanted to let you know that Need for Speed creative lead Craig Sullivan has joined the Amazon team as Creative Director. If you’ve ever spent time tearing up the streets in Need for Speed, smashing cars to pieces in Burnout, or unleashing a hail of gunfire and destruction in the FPS BLACK, you’re familiar with Craig’s work. Craig loves bringing players innovative experiences that are big, fast, and filled with fun. During his 20 years making games, Craig and his teams have won everything from VGAs to…

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…