Entries in 'Development' (171)

Ubisoft reveals $370m Canadian dev investment

Ubisoft reveals $370m Canadian dev investment

Ubisoft is set to invest $373 million into its Quebec operations over the next seven years, a move that will generate 500 additional jobs in the province.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 30th 2013 at 3:59PM in News
Successfully Kickstarted sword fighting game put on hold as funds dry up

Successfully Kickstarted sword fighting game put on hold as funds dry up

Development of sword fighting game Clang has been put on hold, despite the game successfully hitting its Kickstarter target last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2013 at 11:28AM in News
Sony: We don't do mid-sized games any more

Sony: We don't do mid-sized games any more

A lot has been written about PlayStation’s remarkable journey over the last few years.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 17th 2013 at 3:35PM in News
Hungama, Gameshastra launch John Abraham: Drag Racer for iOS, Android

Hungama, Gameshastra launch John Abraham: Drag Racer for iOS, Android

In what is perhaps the first Indian game to be named after a celebrity, Hungama and Gameshastra have just released John Abraham: Drag Racer for iOS and Android.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Sep 17th 2013 at 10:59AM in News

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Gameloft attributes €1.1 million in expenses to 'restructuring' in India, Philippines

Gameloft attributes €1.1 million in expenses to 'restructuring' in India, Philippines

Gameloft has attributed around €1.1 million in expenses to restructuring of operations in India and the Philippines.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Sep 14th 2013 at 12:51PM in News
Developers want UK trade union

Developers want UK trade union

A group from the UK games industry has today established Dev Union, which hopes to encourage debate around the establishment of a UK trade union for those in the games ...

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Sep 13th 2013 at 4:05PM in News
Gran Turismo 6 "about 80% done"; GT7 "a year or two" away

Gran Turismo 6 "about 80% done"; GT7 "a year or two" away

PS3 racer Gran Turismo 6 is due out on December 6th. And it’s about 80 per cent completed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2013 at 10:59AM in News
Veteran game designer Gregg Barnett to speak at NGDC 2013

Veteran game designer Gregg Barnett to speak at NGDC 2013

Gregg Barnett, creator of Commodore 64 classic VS fighting game The Way of the Exploding Fists, will speak at this year’s NASSCOM Game Developer Conference.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Sep 12th 2013 at 3:11PM in News

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Blitz Games Studios ceases trading after 23 years

Blitz Games Studios ceases trading after 23 years

175 jobs have today been lost following the sad news that UK development stalwart Blitz Games has ceased trading.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2013 at 11:23AM in News
Size Five puts The Swindle on hold

Size Five puts The Swindle on hold

The creator of Gun Monkeys and Ben There Dan That has put development of what was to be his next project on hold.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2013 at 1:12PM in News
Nintendo has received Wii U interest "from over 1,000 indie devs"

Nintendo has received Wii U interest "from over 1,000 indie devs"

If the numbers coming from Nintendo are to be believed, indie development interest in Wii U is at astronomic levels.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2013 at 10:05AM in News
Fighter Lukkha out now for feature phones, soon on smartphones

Fighter Lukkha out now for feature phones, soon on smartphones

UTV Indiagames today releases Fighter Lukkha, a free-to-play action-strategy game for feature phones.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Sep 5th 2013 at 2:59PM in News

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Alphaman available now for iOS, Android

Alphaman available now for iOS, Android

The Awesome Game Studio’s arcade-styled educational puzzle game Alphaman is out now for iOS and Android.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Sep 3rd 2013 at 3:24PM in News
Hines: Nintendo has lost its chance with third parties and Wii U

Hines: Nintendo has lost its chance with third parties and Wii U

It may be too late to convince third parties to support Wii U, claims Bethesda’s VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 3rd 2013 at 12:02PM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

New Zealand bans software patents this week, we talk to Five Star Games after a year of business, and look at trends in Aussie ad spending.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 30th 2013 at 9:29AM in News
Vlambeer's Rami Ismail to speak at NGDC 2013

Vlambeer's Rami Ismail to speak at NGDC 2013

Rami Ismail, one half of influential indie developer Vlambeer, will speak at this year’s NASSCOM Game Developer Conference.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 29th 2013 at 7:27AM in News

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

This week we learned that Saint's Row IV will have to go head-to-head with GTA V, and that a new game criticism publishing label has formed.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 23rd 2013 at 6:58AM in News
N-Space forced to abandon Nintendo due to lack of publisher demand

N-Space forced to abandon Nintendo due to lack of publisher demand

The CEO of Skylanders: Giants and Swap Force co-developer N-Space has said that his studio currently has no Nintendo games in development for the first time in a decade.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2013 at 3:32PM in News
"Half-Life 3 is not being worked on at this time"

"Half-Life 3 is not being worked on at this time"

One man close to Valve has delivered a crushing blow to the millions of gamers patiently waiting on Half-Life 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
Tiny Mogul Games announces endless runner Shiva

Tiny Mogul Games announces endless runner Shiva

Tiny Mogul Games has just announced its new game, Shiva, a colourful side-scrolling endless runner that also allows the players to rewind time.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 13th 2013 at 2:45PM in News
BYOG 2012 winner Project Heera nominated for BAFTA award

BYOG 2012 winner Project Heera nominated for BAFTA award

NASSCOM and Indie Game Dev India BYOG 2012 winner Project Heera has been selected as one of the three nominees for the 2014 BAFTA Ones To Watch award.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 12th 2013 at 8:54AM in News
TAGS announces educational mobile puzzle game Alphaman

TAGS announces educational mobile puzzle game Alphaman

The Awesome Game Studio has announced Alphaman, which mixes puzzles with arcade entertainment and education through spelling and reading.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 8th 2013 at 6:40AM in News
Street Cricket Champions 2 headed to PC this month

Street Cricket Champions 2 headed to PC this month

Street Cricket Champions 2, which released on PS2 and PSP last year, is headed to PC this month.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 7th 2013 at 11:11AM in News
UPDATE: Trine Games lays off half staff without pay; studio closed since June

UPDATE: Trine Games lays off half staff without pay; studio closed since June

Update: Trine Games CEO Sangam Gupta has responded to the below report, saying that the company will shift to its new studio this month, that all outstanding wages will be ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Aug 6th 2013 at 11:58AM in News
Doom 4 was scrapped because it "did not have spirit"

Doom 4 was scrapped because it "did not have spirit"

Id software director Tim Willits has admitted that the former build of Doom 4 was scrapped because it failed to harness the spirit of the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2013 at 11:14AM in News