Game development news

Nvidia opens 07/08 fellowship programme

Processor firm Nvidia is continuing its prestigious Fellowship Programme for the next academic year, offering funding to PhD projects that will aid the progress of graphics development research.

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Second studio for Swordfish

EA UK may be closing its NW studio, but Vivendi-owned Birmingham-based Swordfish could help those left in the region without a job as it opens a new office in Manchester, Develop can reveal.

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PhysX goes licence-free

Ageia, the company behind physics middleware and hardware PhysX has changed its licence agreements - allowing developers to use the tool in commercial PC games for free.

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Gastronaut adds social element for XBLA title

Seattle-based Gastronaut's latest Xbox Live Arcade game debuts on Wednesday, and the team has put thsemselves at the centre of a special achievement designed to encourage users to engage in multiplayer skirmishes.

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