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Tweets of the Week, CW 07

We've been keeping a close eye on Twitter and the tweets posted by members of the video game industry over the past week. Here...
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The Game Makers: Inside Story

How do creators approach story in video games today? Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has published a ten videos long documentary on YouTube with very...

How to approach art in games

Ubisoft's art director Rasmus Poulsen on visual design, inspirations and how art affects the gameplay.   A game's artstyle contribuites heavily to its overall impression. And...
National Videogame Foundation

How to fund a National Videogame Foundation

Foundation CEO Iain Simons tells the story behind the creation of the UK's cultural repository for video games.   How can a group dedicated to video...
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Fig opens $500k funding for successfull campaigns

Every developer with a successfull campaign and at least 1000 backers can receive a minimum of $20,000 in additional fundings.   Crowdfunding firm Fig has established...

How to create an enemy that can suprise you?

In a blogpost, a game developer shares thoughts and inspirations for really challanging boss fights.   The demand for difficult real time games has never been...
Nefarious

Nefarious – Boss fights from the bad guys perspective

When the player is the villain, all boss fights have to be reversed. This leads to interesting experiments with game mechanics.   For its debut title,...

Valve created AI to detect and ban cheaters in Counter Strike

In its war against cheaters, Valve decided to use an AI to detect unfair advantages.   There are few things as frustrating as meeting a cheater...

[German] Computec erhöht Media-Leistungen für FFF-geförderte Games auf 3,33 Mio. Euro

Die Mittel für die bayerische Gamesförderung wurden bereits bis 2018 auf 1,94 Mio. Euro erhöht, jetzt steigt auch der Wert in einem anderen Förderprogramm...

eSport will generate $696 million this year

As the brand investment will double experts predict that eSports revenues will reach $1.5 billion by 2020.   The eSport market is booming. Now Newzoo's analysts...