Category Archives: Videogames

Games Development Seminar – Belfast, 14th Sept

Last chance to register for a games technology development seminar here in Belfast. Wed, 14 September from 10:00 to 12:00 at Radisson Blu, Gasworks, Belfast The speaker is Paul Durrant, Abertay University’s Director of Business Development. He has been instrumental … Continue reading

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Game Prototype development quote needed

I’m looking for a prototype of a RTS game on iOS developed. Just a single level, basic graphics. 2D sprites on 3D isometric plane. Happy for it to be done in Unity and/or another rapid development environment. Would be nice … Continue reading

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Indies on the Mac

From the Oddlabs blog: Many game developers, indie or not, view the Mac as a freak that no one cares for or wants to be associated with. They look at statistics that show only 5% of desktop machines are Macs … Continue reading

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Although they are developed in software, games are not software

The title of this post is from this article: You Need $100,000. Users relate to them differently. Immersion matters. Balance matters. Drawing people into the world of the game in a way that doesn’t break their attention every few seconds … Continue reading

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Skirmish MP

Following on from my last post, I would posit that there is something missing from MP RTS (Multi Player Real Time Strategy) games and that would be the lack of a feeling that success has an impact. Left 4 Dead … Continue reading

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Most RTS single player modes suck…

Josh Bycer writes: Honestly, most RTS single player modes… suck. The reason is that designers try to use it to teach the player about multiplayer which doesn’t work, as an AI is not a good substitute for a player … … Continue reading

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Anomaly Warzone Earth

Great videos from the launch team here. Described as a Tower Offense game, it certainly adds a different flavour to the stock re-runs of tower defense games (like Plants vs Zombies) which have been so popular recently. And certainly distracts … Continue reading

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Digital Games can be Social Experiences

Professor Mark Durkin from the University of Ulster suggested: “For customers, the constant and often simultaneous use of laptop, MP3 player, smart phone and TV, especially by our young people, has serious implications in terms of attention and focus, he … Continue reading

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NO, HUMAN

Simple premise. 50 levels of fun. (iTunes link)

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SyncNI: Exclusive on Galactic Racer by WeeMan Studios

NI-based game development studio, Wee Man Studios just gave SyncNI an exclusive on Galactic Racer! Click through the graphic for the exclusive. Due for release, later this quarter.

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