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[Poll] What Company Provides the Best HTML5 Framework and Toolset?

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HTML5 and the mobile Web is starting to catch up with native apps, at least in terms of developer attention. Many developers are rushing to create HTML5-ready mobile websites or hybrid apps and need the proper tools to create dynamic apps that will function across platforms. As such, there is...
[Poll] What Company Provides the Best HTML5 Framework and Toolset?

Seattle game firm says rival stole its monsters, and more

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A character from Torchlight II, left, and one from Armed Heros Online, right. One of many examples cited by Runic Games, in addition to sound effects and other assets. (Via TouchArcade) Runic Games, an independent Seattle game studio that makes the Torchlight action role-playing games, says a company in China...
Seattle game firm says rival stole its monsters, and more
'The Golem': laugh, cry, and learn to walk with a giant monster

Retro blaster Gridrunner from Llamasoft’s Jeff “Yak the Hairy” Minter hits iOS

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Gridrunner is the latest iOS game from British developer Jeff Minter, also known throughout his long career in game development as Llamasoft_Ox, Yak the Hairy or simply Yak. The game, available now on the App Store as a $0.99 Universal paid app, is a retro-style shoot ‘em up based on Minter’s...
Retro blaster Gridrunner from Llamasoft’s Jeff “Yak the Hairy” Minter hits iOS

Execution Labs re-opens applications for its hybrid incubator for indie mobile game developers

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Execution Labs, a hybrid incubator and accelerator for indie mobile game developers, today announced it’s re-opening applications for experienced Canadian game developers to go indie. Execution Labs co-founder and former OpenFeint vice president of monetization Keith Katz told Inside Mobile Apps that the company started in Montreal because there’s a lot...
Execution Labs re-opens applications for its hybrid incubator for indie mobile game developers

Meet the 18 startups rocking Seedcamp Week

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This week is an important one for pan-European startup accelerator Seedcamp, as it’s holding its annual 4-day event that brings together all companies it has invested in throughout the year. The event will culminate in Demo Day, which is tomorrow, and will see Seedcamp showcase its portfolio startups to a...
Meet the 18 startups rocking Seedcamp Week
Gree devours dinosaur mobile-game developer App Ant Studios

Appcelerator Launches "Innovation Fund" To Help Startups Speed Up Mobile App Development

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Appcelerator is all about speeding the development of rich, native mobile apps. One way Appcelerator does this is with Titanium, its next-gen mobile app development platform. But now it’s looking to accelerate app development* by helping other startups focused on features, capabilities, or verticals that it’s not focused on itself....
Appcelerator Launches "Innovation Fund" To Help Startups Speed Up Mobile App Development

New From Blizzard Entertainment: World of Workforce Reductions

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Blizzard Entertainment, creator of the Diablo, StarCraft and Warcraft video game franchises, sacked hundreds of employees today, trimming the company down to better fit “current organizational needs.” Some 600 workers lost their jobs, most of them in divisions not related to game development. Blizzard says the World of Warcraft development...
New From Blizzard Entertainment: World of Workforce Reductions

Warner Bros to open studio in San Francisco developing free-to-play, social and mobile video games

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it will be creating a digital video game studio in San Francisco, CA. Called WB Games San Francisco, it will open this year and specialize in creating games that will work across multiple platforms — specifically publishing “high quality, free-to-play, mobile, social and...
Warner Bros to open studio in San Francisco developing free-to-play, social and mobile video games

Wipeout developer Studio Liverpool closed after 28-year run

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One of the longest-lived game development houses in all of Europe, Studio Liverpool, was abruptly closed by parent company Sony this morning. All games in development at the studio have been cancelled, affecting what an unnamed source told Eurogamer includes a Wipeout game that had been in development for 12 to...
Wipeout developer Studio Liverpool closed after 28-year run

Zynga launches real money betting games in the UK

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Social games giant Zynga announced on its official blog today that the its first real money betting games ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino will launch tomorrow in the U.K. As the name implies, ZyngaPlusPoker is an online poker room which offers a variety of games, tournaments and “buy-ins at every level.”...
Zynga launches real money betting games in the UK

Japanese social network Mixi acquires Kamado and its social barter and photo curation sites

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Mixi, the Japanese alternative to Facebook, has announced the acquisition of Kamado, the company behind the Livlis social bartering site and the Clipie photo curation site, as noted by Tech in Asia. Kamado’s expertise in mobile and social development will be put to work in helping Mixi grow its user...
Japanese social network Mixi acquires Kamado and its social barter and photo curation sites
Epic shows us the future of gaming with new Unreal Engine 3 reel [video]

Microsoft taps Unity, Marmalade, and Havok to help developers port Android and iOS games to Windows Phone

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At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on Wednesday, Microsoft has been trying to woo game developers into porting their existing Android and iOS games to Windows Phone. To further this end, the company has underlined what Unity, Marmalade, and Havok are showing off at GDC. Here’s what...
Microsoft taps Unity, Marmalade, and Havok to help developers port Android and iOS games to Windows Phone
'Infinity Blade Dungeons' put on hold as Epic closes Impossible Studios

Looking for farmers: Zynga opens office in India for social game development

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Zynga is announcing today that it will open an office in India to develop social games. The office in Bangalore will be the company’s first outside of the U.S. The office is expected to hire about 100 people, mostly for game development and infrastructure to support Zynga’s games, which include...
Looking for farmers: Zynga opens office in India for social game development

Mobile app news roundup: GREE, Google and iAd

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GREE opens Osaka studio – GREE has announced it will be opening a new domestic development studio in Osaka. The studio is scheduled to open in March according to Andriasang. Angry Birds crossing the final frontier – Rovio has revealed the newest expansion to its hit Angry Bird Franchise —...
Mobile app news roundup: GREE, Google and iAd

David Jaffe to leave Eat Sleep Play when Twisted Metal is complete

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David Jaffe, the creator of games such as Twisted Metal, has confirmed earlier reports that he will be leaving Eat Sleep Play for a new gig. However, in a tweet, he says he is going to stay onboard until Twisted Metal has shipped and any post-launch bugs have been...
David Jaffe to leave Eat Sleep Play when Twisted Metal is complete

Crowdstar moves further from Facebook, partners with Tencent and Gamevil for expansion into China and Korea

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It Girl developer CrowdStar is bringing its games to China and Korea’s mobile markets, courtesy of new partnerships with Tencent and Gamevil. Chinese games portal Tencent will release localized versions of Top Girl and Happy Peeps: Tower Town for iOS devices, while Gamevil will localize and distribute Top Girl Android...
Crowdstar moves further from Facebook, partners with Tencent and Gamevil for expansion into China and Korea

Cloning Case Files: Vlambeer

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Cloning Case Files is a three-part series examining the personal impact of game cloning in the iOS app store. Each entry details the experience of an independent developer who suffered in some way from game cloning and how they worked to overcome the effects of cloning. This is part...
Cloning Case Files: Vlambeer

Windows Phone 8 revealed: Microsoft’s eight new features for mobile

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Microsoft performed its first Windows Phone 8 striptease this morning at a glitzy developer and press event in San Francisco, revealing eight key features for the Windows Phone 8 platform. While the announcements were developer-centric, they also reveal a lot about Microsoft’s plan to wow consumers. From NFC to...
Windows Phone 8 revealed: Microsoft’s eight new features for mobile

Zynga Announces Acquisition Of November Software To Build 'Mid-Core' Game Battlestone

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Zynga announced this morning that it has acquired game developer November Software for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition apparently occurred back in the spring, but Zynga is only announcing it now, in part so that it can drop a few hints about the game that the November team is working...
Zynga Announces Acquisition Of November Software To Build 'Mid-Core' Game Battlestone
Outcry over 'Skullgirls' crowdfunding reveals the true costs of game development

Curt Schilling anxiously awaits his “opening day for games” (interview)

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Tuesday is “opening day” for Curt Schilling. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher who won three World Series championships is about to launch his first video game. His game development studio 38 Studios and publisher Electronic Arts are launching the fantasy role-playing game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Years in...
Curt Schilling anxiously awaits his “opening day for games” (interview)

Five key lessons for every young game developer

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Talented young games studio Angry Mango is releasing its award-winning platformer, Mush, on Windows Phone today. Here are the five key things they've learned about game developmentToday, a small British game studio named Angry Mango will launch its debut game onto the Windows Phone platform. Mush is a beautiful platformer...
Five key lessons for every young game developer
Press Any Button to Continue: The Story of Seattle’s Gaming Success
Jason Citron's Phoenix Guild nets $1.1M in funding to create "exploitation-free" games for core gamers

Start the clock ticking with 30/30

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30/30 is a new iOS productivity app from Binary Hammer. It’s available now as a free download with additional optional in-app purchases. 30/30′s basic principle is one of time management. By dividing one’s day (or a smaller project) into timed chunks, the theory runs that users will be able to...
Start the clock ticking with 30/30

HTML5 Epic Citadel demo shows the power of OpenGL in the browser

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Epic Games has released a new version of its popular Epic Citadel tech demo that runs entirely using open HTML5 and JavaScript standards in order to show off the potential for plugin-free game development inside a Web browser. To convert the Unreal Engine 3 tech demo to standards-compliant HTML5,...
HTML5 Epic Citadel demo shows the power of OpenGL in the browser
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