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INTERVIEW: Rich Vreeland

Music is key to a game’s immersion factor, and that is a point Rich Vreeland drove home in his keynote address at the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference. Vreeland is a freelance music composer, who’s been creating music for games for the last six years. Vreeland’s resume features titles like Bomberman …

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NGDC 2012: The importance of music in gaming

Freelance music composer Rich Vreeland, responsible for the stellar soundtrack of this year’s Indie success Fez, spoke about the importance of music in games during the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference in Pune. Having worked on Fez most recently, Vreeland frequently referenced the puzzle-platformer in his keynote address. Speaking about the …

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NGDC 2012: Women in gaming

The video game industry, especially in India, is largely considered a boys club, which is why at NASSCOM’s Game Developer Conference, there was a panel discussion to specifically talk about women in gaming. The panel consisted of Moumita Paul (Lakshya Digital), Purnima Iyer (Pinaka Interactive), Laxmi Desai-Khanolkar (Apar Games), Arpita …

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INTERVIEW: Glen Schofield, Sledgehammer Games

On day one of the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference, we caught up with Glen Schofield, vice president of Sledgehammer Games (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3), who spoke to us about the state of the gaming industry, the free-to-play revenue model, mobile gaming, and more. MCV: What made you move …

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Trip Hawkins at NGDC 2012: Apps today, browser tomorrow

Industry legend Trip Hawkins delivered a keynote speech on day 1 of the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference, and he had some interesting predictions for where the games industry is headed next. We live in an era of convenience,” said Hawkins, stating further that just like it has happened with music, …

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NGDC 2012: Top-down stealth title Heera wins BYOG sprint

The three-day Build Your Own Game game development sprint, which was organised by Indie Game Dev India in association with the NASSCOM Gaming Forum, came to a conclusion on day one of the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference today. The finalists assembled at the conference venue, where the game prototype of …

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Glen Schofield at NGDC 2012: Quality is king

Glen Schofield is a man with 22 years of experience in the gaming industry. He’s currently the VP of Sledghammer Games (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3) and he delivered a keynote speech at the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference. The one motto he lives by is Quality is King” and …

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NGDC 2012: Day 1 recap in pictures

It was a busy first day at the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference, and proceedings began with NASSCOM Gaming Forum chair Rajesh Rao announcing that for the first time, the conference had crossed the 1,000 attendees mark. While one of the most anticipated sessions of the day – the Global Indie …

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NGDC 2012: Dissecting 2012’s indie success Huebrix

At the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference, Mumbai-based Yellow Monkey Studios took centre stage to dissect their successful iOS and Android title Huebrix. Studio founder Shailesh Prabhu started the session by talking about how they gathered funds for this project after winning the best original game idea award at hoPlay ‘11 …

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NGDC 2012: Glen Schofield on state of the games industry

At the NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2012 being held in Pune, VP of Sledgehammer Games (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3) and former general manager of Visceral Games (Dead Space), Glen Schofield weighed in on the current state of the gaming industry. He advised those in the industry to brace …

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