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Avakai Games launches SMO – an iOS spin on air hockey

Hyderabad-based Avakai Game has just released SMO, a multi-player sports game for iOS. SMO appears to draw inspiration from air hockey, although from the brief gameplay video, it does seem to add its own spin on the formula. The game features a minimalist art style with great use of colours, …

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Crowdfunded MMO Pantheon runs out of cash

The new MMO from EverQuest and Vanguard designer Brad McQuaid has run out of money, forcing studio Visionary Realms to slow” development. Pantheon failed in its Kickstarter bid earlier this year, raising just $460,657 of its $800,000 goal. Its developers however began an independent crowdfunding drive via its own website, …

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Capcom invests $80m in new R&D facilities

Capcom has put $80m behind two new research and development buildings in Osaka, Japan. The new offices are to boast state of the art facilities including motion capture and sound studios. No doubt this will be to house some of the 100 software developers that the publisher’s CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto …

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Square Enix closes India operations

Just a year after entering the market, Square Enix has shut down its India operations without having released a single game. Square Enix India was set up with a view to developing mobile games for the Indian market in collaboration with Indian developers. While it did not develop games itself, …

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Xbox One is NOT closing PS4 performance gap, Oddworld publisher claims

Microsoft’s ongoing work with Xbox One’s development tools is NOT helping its machine catch up with the apparently still superior technical performance of PS4, it is now being said. MCV this morning reported on claims from Lorne Lanning, co-founder of Oddworld developer Oddworld Inhabitants, that the gap between Xbox One …

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Jobs lost at Murdered: Soul Suspect developer Airtight

14 employees have lost their jobs at developer Airtight Games. The studio is currently working on Square Enix title Murdered: Souls Suspect. Its previous games include Quantum Conundrum and Dark Void. "We regret to confirm that we have laid off 14 staff members yesterday afternoon as part of a necessary …

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New indie studio Frolicode announces Hoopla Gems for iOS, Android

Indian indie studio Frolicode has announced its first title, Hoopla Gems, for iOS and Android. Hoopla Gems is a block-based puzzle game, where the player must clear out as many blocks as possible by choosing the right colour option. Frolicode is a three-member studio headed by Siddharth Singh, who left …

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Pahelika: Revelations to get iOS release in April

After the release of Pahelika: Secret Legends HD last month, Ironcode Gaming is now set to release its sequel for iOS this month. Pahelika: Revelations, which was earlier released on PC, will be available across iOS devices. Like Secret Legends, Revelations is an adventure-puzzle game set in a fantasy world. …

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Narcissist Reality’s Exist to be showcased, playable at Bit Bazaar

First-person horror-adventure game Exist will be showcased at Bit Bazaar in Toronto this may. Exist is developed by Mumbai-based Ansh Patel aka Narcissist Reality. The game takes place in the player’s nightmares and deals with themes of existentialism and societal negativity. Exist will be playable at Bit Bazaar, and visitors …

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Don Bradman Cricket 14 and Real Cricket 14: When real-life cricket lets you down

Indian cricket is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Players, ex-players and administrators at every level are at the centre of controversy involving accusations of betting, match-fixing, and conflict of interest. While the ICC World T20 tournament continues, India’s cricketing machinery has come to a standstill, …

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