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Welcome to Jumala: Where game players create their own games

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Jumala's new game creation tool allows users to insert new scenes such as this Pirate Island It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Blade Games World, the Bellevue startup that turns game players into game creators via Jumala. But the company is coming on to the scene this...
Welcome to Jumala: Where game players create their own games

Valve opens Steam Greenlight to indie-game submissions

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Valve Software has opened its crowd-sourced product release scheme. Steam Greenlight will allow game creators to list their titles on the service and allow users to vote for which they wish to see put onto the service in the future, effectively taking a significant amount of product vetting work off...
Valve opens Steam Greenlight to indie-game submissions

Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'

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The creator of the popular game Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter on Thursday to slam Microsoft over Windows 8. Persson's critique is the latest to emerge from the gaming world, which is bad news for Microsoft, as the company seeks the support of software developers to ensure Windows...
Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'
Sony announces the PlayStation 4

OUYA Closes $15 Million In Funding Led By Kleiner Perkins, Boasts 12,000 Game Developer Sign-Ups

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Today, gaming console and software company OUYA announced that they have closed a $15 million round led by Kleiner Perkins, and with participation from the Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA, Shasta Ventures and Ocean Partners. This marks one of the largest institutional investments to go to a project that had its humble...
OUYA Closes $15 Million In Funding Led By Kleiner Perkins, Boasts 12,000 Game Developer Sign-Ups

Steam Early Access makes public game tests a near-automatic affair

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Many gotta-have-it-first gamers are very familiar with public betas and other chances to try titles before they officially reach the servers -- but not on Steam, where the closed system has usually left people waiting for final builds. Valve doesn't want to leave customers on the sidelines, though, and...
Steam Early Access makes public game tests a near-automatic affair
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TinyTap App Lets Kids Create Customized iPad Books & Games

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TinyTap is a new iPad application designed for kids which introduces a different angle on the “record-your-own-voice” storybooks craze, by offering a playable book or game you and your kids can customize with your own photos, camera shots, music, narration, and more. The resulting creations can then be shared with...
TinyTap App Lets Kids Create Customized iPad Books & Games

Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley launches mobile-game startup with Atari arcade veterans

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Seamus Blackley, the co-creator of the Xbox, passionately believes that gameplay will triumph in the game business. That is why he and his new startup are relying on a team of famous designers from Atari to make a series of games for the Apple iPhone and iPad. The idea that...
Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley launches mobile-game startup with Atari arcade veterans

Microsoft stops charging developers to patch their video games on Xbox Live Arcade

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Microsoft has confirmed that developers are no longer being charged to apply post-release patches to video games distributed through the Xbox Live Arcade digital marketplace. Marc Whitten, Corporate Vice President for Xbox Live, confirmed to Polygon that Microsoft had ditched its fee policy for Xbox 360 Arcade titles in April 2013....
Microsoft stops charging developers to patch their video games on Xbox Live Arcade

Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Gabe: Valve founder inducted to AIAS

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Valve’s Gabe Newell, left, and game industry veteran Ed Fries The Hall of Fame. Whether it’s baseball, cars or rock-n-roll, the Hall is synonymous as a place for the people who have excelled in their respective field. While many already tout Valve founder and co-president Gabe Newell as a video game...
Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Gabe: Valve founder inducted to AIAS

Unity stops offering Flash game engine licenses, cites a lack of Adobe love

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The Unity 4 engine has given Flash gaming a lot of TLC by simplifying web ports of complex projects. If you ask Unity Technologies, however, that love isn't being requited -- and the company feels jilted enough to stop offering new Flash licenses, effective immediately. Adobe supposedly isn't committed...
Unity stops offering Flash game engine licenses, cites a lack of Adobe love

At Hit Detection, it’s all about giving feedback to game developers — before anyone knows their games suck

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Hit Detection is one of those consultancies that has a hidden influence on video games. And if some of the games coming out these days don’t suck as much as they otherwise might, you can thank these guys. N’Gai Croal (pictured right) was a noted video game critic who...
At Hit Detection, it’s all about giving feedback to game developers — before anyone knows their games suck

First Take: Facebook PayPal Deal Spurs International Ad Sales –Testing Ground For eCommerce

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Web Strategy Summary Facebook to now offer Paypal as an additional way to buy advertisements and virtual currency for social games (press release).   This paves a way for Facebook to reach global advertisers who prefer PayPal vs traditional credit cards. Although this partnership is limited in parameters to those...
First Take: Facebook PayPal Deal Spurs International Ad Sales –Testing Ground For eCommerce

Female Game Programmers Tell Horrible Stories Of Harassment

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Thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's media tour for her new book, people are  talking about women's careers. Interesting thing is, Sandberg's own industry, tech, is still one of the most sexist. One niche in particular is notorious: women programmers in the gaming industry. In two weeks, the Game Developers...
Female Game Programmers Tell Horrible Stories Of Harassment

Free Game Friday: Remakes, demakes and more

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While game creators are constantly creating new game mechanics they're also refining the old ones, making new games out of systems we've known and loved for years. From a remake of an Apple II favorite to a 2D Minecraft, this week's free games look at the games we love...
Free Game Friday: Remakes, demakes and more
Scopely announces marquee game developers as mobile-platform partners

Live2D drawing technology from Cybernoids adds a little 3D spice to your hand drawn images

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While 3D graphics have been filling our eyes in cinemas and video games way before Nemo ever got lost, we've typically had to settle for computer generated artwork. Live2D from Cybernoids is a drawing technology that hopes to change that. The software lets animators and game creators give hand...
Live2D drawing technology from Cybernoids adds a little 3D spice to your hand drawn images

Ouya games console follows Kickstarter funding with $15m VC round

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Claims 'increased demand' for Android-powered device's retail launch as it adds industry veteran Bing Gordon to boardOuya made the games industry sit up when it raised $8.6m on Kickstarter in 2012 to make and launch an Android-based games console. Now the company is turning to a more-traditional source for more...
Ouya games console follows Kickstarter funding with $15m VC round
'Sworcery A / V Jam' will showcase fanworks from 'Sword & Sworcery EP' starting May 11th

UK games industry "in trouble" if it can't recruit more women, says trade body

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In response to the recent Twitter storm about sexism in the games industry, Dr Jo Twist, CEO of trade body UKIE, says Britain needs more female developersWhen a blogger in the US tweeted the question, "Why are there so few lady game creators?" earlier this week, he probably didn't expect...
UK games industry "in trouble" if it can't recruit more women, says trade body

Best Buy’s Super Bowl commercial highlights mobile tech innovators

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Electronics retail company Best Buy decided to forgo the regular celebrity spokesperson for its annual Super Bowl commercial in favor of highlighting mobile technology innovators. During this year’s Super Bowl game, the company aired a 30-second commercial titled “Phone Innovators. The commercial  featured a handful of heavy hitters, including camera...
Best Buy’s Super Bowl commercial highlights mobile tech innovators

PlayStation 4 lead looked at x86 chips in 2007, wants polished games on day one

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Many game developers will tell you that the PlayStation 3's Cell processor was a real bear to support. What they can't tell you: the PlayStation 4's lead architect, Mark Cerny, was already thinking of a solution as far back as 2007. He just revealed to Gamasutra that he'd been...
PlayStation 4 lead looked at x86 chips in 2007, wants polished games on day one

Playnomics uses deep analytics to help game publishers pitch ads to the right players (exclusive)

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Playnomics wants to unite predictive marketing and data science for games. It is advanced that cause today with the launch of PlayRM Revenue, a new product add-on that lets game developers monetize players effectively and brands to engage audiences in a meaningful way. The mobile, browser and social platform...
Playnomics uses deep analytics to help game publishers pitch ads to the right players (exclusive)

Google brings in-app subscriptions to Android

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Developers can never have too many options when it comes to ways to take your money. Google has opened the doors to In-app purchases, carrier billing and now, in-app subscriptions. Perhaps it wasn't enough that game creators be able to lure you in with perks and content you could...
Google brings in-app subscriptions to Android

Pacific Northwest Gamers, Prepare for GameStorm!

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For those of you gamer geeks out there who can’t wait for Gen Con, or live in the Pacific Northwest, registration is open for the 14th annual GameStorm convention in Vancouver, Washington. Located in the Portland, Oregon, metro area, this year’s convention runs from March 22nd through March 25th...
Pacific Northwest Gamers, Prepare for GameStorm!

Mochi Media to socialize web-based Flash games

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Mochi Media, which helps indie game creators monetize Flash games, is launching a platform today that makes it easy for Flash game developers to create, monetize and distribute social games. Mochi Social will enable developers to build games with social features, such as the ability to invite friends, send gifts,...
Mochi Media to socialize web-based Flash games

Why game makers love Sony's PS4

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Sony's new game console is a Hail Mary. To win, it must lure game creators. FORTUNE -- With gaming on smartphones and tablets growing rapidly, it's not enough for traditional hardware companies like Sony (SNE) to trot out new consoles with better technical capabilities. They have to innovate. Judging from...
Why game makers love Sony's PS4
Sony unveils its next game console, the PlayStation 4
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