Boardgames are getting a shot in the arm thanks to the proliferation of digital versions across consoles and iOS, according to manufacturers we speak to in our issue 247 (out tomorrow) feature, Table To Tablet.
The Flash world is well served by sites like FGL and blog posts detailing income and strategies. But very little exists for HTML5 games, hence the choice of topic for that talk at the onGameStart 2012 conference in Warsaw, Poland.
This article cover most of the presentation / experiences of a game designer Richard Davey using HTML5.
Digital Foundry on why Wii U dedicates 1GB to its background operating system - and how Durango could see that double...
What we are looking at is a considerable amount of silicon that could be used to further bolster the gaming potential of the console, but instead it is being reserved for the "platform", for elements that developers may have little or no access to.
The leaked 720 discussion document about the 8GB memory of the next gen console hints at an actual revolution in gameplay, with Microsoft suggesting that video transmissions could be integrated into games themselves - an innovation it refers to as "transmedia gameplay".
Puzzle Craft is a cross-genre puzzle/town building game developed by Ars Thanea Games and published by Chillingo. The game got great reviews, and a great response form the public, who loved the addictive gameplay, and the unobtrusive in-app purchase model.
"we wanted to make a game about building, creating, and caring about stuff, rather than a game about destroying; we also wanted to make a game with some actual gameplay."
Leveling up is how we determine how well we are doing playing the MMOs we love. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at the nature of leveling and present pros and cons of the ways it's handled in most of today's games.
It all began when the image to the right, entitled ‘Hacked History’, appeared as a result of completing a web game promoting AC3. Desmond is in the rafters of a sporting venue, watching what appears to be either a boxing or wrestling match. A man’s face is on the screen, most likely one of the men duking it out. Seems normal enough… right? The only anomaly – and a well hidden one, at that – is located in the lower left corner of the fuzzy blue screen: a QR code. A very kind user then took the image, made it blue in order to point out subtle numbers throughout the image, and made the QR code larger. With the code now large enough to be scanned, I pulled out my iPhone and loaded up my QR scanner app...
A.I. isn't exactly fresh out of the box office, but I just got my hands on that extensive guide of The Beast, one of the first transmedia project I ever encountered. felt like sharing and archiving that huge document.
Following the success of their Assassin's Creed comics, Ubisoft is bringing Sam Fisher's adventures to the printed page.
This full-length graphic novel is written by Nathan Edmondson (Ultimate Comics: Iron Man) and illustrated by Marc Laming (Planet of the Apes), and will bridge the gap between Splinter Cell: Conviction and the 2013 sequel, Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
Video game publishers have not treated Obsidian Entertainment very well over the years.
So now they're ditching the publisher model. They're going straight to the fans. They want $1.1 million to make an original, brand new, fantasy role-playing game in the vein of old classics like Baldur's Gate II and Planescape Torment. It's a dream project. And they've got the talent to pull it off.