Tag Archives: development

Google is phasing out Chrome Apps

Google has announced it has begun the evolution away from the Chrome apps platform”, with plans to shut the entire initiative down by 2018. Chrome apps were launched three years ago and presented games developers with an alternative way to create browser-based titles. However, advances in the web’s capabilities plus …

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Vlambeer dev explains why day one patches are a modern necessity

Folk are en masse bemoaning the huge day one patch that will bring with it a wipe of No Man’s Sky’s servers, but launch patches are a side-effect of the modern console games industry. That’s according to Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail, who has in a lengthy blog post explained the structures …

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Former long-time EA dev Hilleman joins Amazon Game Studios

Industry veteran Rich Hilleman has jumped ship to Amazon Game Studios following his departure from EA after more than three decades at the publisher. Hilleman joined EA as a support specialist in 1982, becoming its 39th employee. He later went on to work on the John Madden Football and NHL …

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Three Fields begins work on a racing game

Three Fields Entertainment has started work on a brand new driving game, co-founder Alex Ward has revealed. Ward previously suggested that the developer’s debut title, Dangerous Golf, would be used to help bankroll a new racing game.Whether the studio’s ambitions changed in the light of Dangerous Golf failing to hit …

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Minter’s Llamasoft has abandoned iOS development

Llamasoft founder Jeff Minter has revealed that the studio was forced to abandon development for iOS after the platform proved to be unsustainable. The Space Giraffe, Tempest 2000 and Gridrunner creator said on the dev’sblog: We spent two years doing games on iOS and in the end we stopped doing …

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Brexit: The reaction

MCV asked on Twitter how the industry felt about Britain’s decision to leave the EU. Seeing as our Twitter feed yesterday seemed to suggest that the country would vote to stay by a ratio of about 9,000,000,000-to-1, it’s not really a shock that most people are concerned. UKIE head Jo …

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The UK games industry faces up to Brexit

Britain has, by a very narrow margin, voted to leave the EU – and video games companies across the country are waking up to a potentially huge challenge. Just last week MCV revealed that the sector was very much in favour of remaining. UKIE’s most recent survey found that only …

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