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Korean 3D games maker and Zynga partner Playnery lands $3.7 million in fresh funding

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SoftBank Ventures, the investment arm of the Japanese operator, has led a $3.7 million (4 billion won) round of investment in Korean social mobile game developer Playnery, which also saw contribution from mobile tech giant Qualcomm and Korea’s Stonebridge Capital. Playnery, founded in October 2011, received attention early on for its...
Korean 3D games maker and Zynga partner Playnery lands $3.7 million in fresh funding

Check out how Mozilla is pushing HTML5 gaming with this 3D first person shooter demo

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Mozilla has had a big day today, with the release of Firefox 15 for Windows, Mac, Linux as well as for Android, with a particular emphasis on tablets. There’s more though. The company is demoing off BananaBread, a new 3D first person shooter game compiled solely to JavaScript and WebGL....
Check out how Mozilla is pushing HTML5 gaming with this 3D first person shooter demo
Total Immersion shows off cool new augmented reality game platform

Chinese game developer CocoaChina hires Keepsy co-founder as engineering VP for US expansion

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After rising to become one of China’s top mobile game developers, CocoaChina, also known as Chukong Technology, is aiming to reproduce its success in the US and beyond with the hiring of Keepsy co-founder Kai Zhao as its VP of Engineering. According to the company, Zhao will “lead the technical direction...
Chinese game developer CocoaChina hires Keepsy co-founder as engineering VP for US expansion

Ludei expands HTML5 platform offering to all web apps, brings cloud compiler into open beta

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HTML5 platform provider Ludei is expanding its services to include both web app and game development tools. As part of that move, starting today the company’s new HTML5-based cloud compiler is available via a free, open public beta. The Ludei Cloud Compiler allows developers to build games and web apps...
Ludei expands HTML5 platform offering to all web apps, brings cloud compiler into open beta
Electronic Arts launches free-to-play Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances

Seattle indie gamers jam out with NASA

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In the span of 48 hours, Seattle-based independent game developers created working prototypes of computer games with help from NASA. They took part in a game jam, an event held in multiple locations in which teams of developers code and design a game in a short amount of time. While...
Seattle indie gamers jam out with NASA

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

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC; Ubisoft; £10.99 - £11.99 (1200 MSP)Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewAlthough it uses Far Cry 3's game engine and mechanics, Blood Dragon has absolutely nothing else to do with it, eschewing all the attempted seriousness and hostage drama for a movie reference-laden story of...
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - review

CocoaChina hires Kai Zhao as its U.S. VP of Engineering, plans to launch social gaming platform in 2013

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Chinese mobile game company CocoaChina today announced it hired of Kai Zhao as vice president of engineering as well as revealing some of the company’s plans in 2013. Zhao is tasked with leading the technical direction for infrastructure supporting mobile games published in the U.S. Before joining CocoaChina, he was...
CocoaChina hires Kai Zhao as its U.S. VP of Engineering, plans to launch social gaming platform in 2013

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
Adobe Flash-based mass market games will go 3D in a big way

Valve Source Filmmaker makes a movie out of any Source game, now you're directing with Portals (video)

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Creating machinima with a video game engine usually requires accepting one of two truths: either that it will require a lot of fudging or that it will have all the sophistication of playing with action figures. Valve Software isn't very happy with that dichotomy, which is why it's posting...
Valve Source Filmmaker makes a movie out of any Source game, now you're directing with Portals (video)

Steam for Linux captured on video, one step closer to reality

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Yesterday, Phoronix had encouraging news about the prospect of Steam for Linux: photo evidence of Left 4 Dead running on Ubuntu 11.10 with AMD Catalysts drivers. Today, the site followed up with video footage of that same scenario, posting a hastily shot clip to show that Valve is indeed...
Steam for Linux captured on video, one step closer to reality

Havok's Completely Free 3D Engine For Mobile Game Developers Is Now Available

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Hey, aspiring game developers! Listen up. Way back in March, we outlined Project Anarchy, a new 3D engine from Havok (the same people that built the engine behind some of the world’s biggest games, from Assassin’s Creed to Halo 4) that would be completely free to mobile game developers. At...
Havok's Completely Free 3D Engine For Mobile Game Developers Is Now Available
The makers of Heavy Rain show off their stunning new technology
'Magic: The Gathering' creator is kickstarting new 'Map Monsters' iOS game
GamesBeat weekly roundup: Dragon Age III, Borderlands 2, and the BioWare doctors retire
American McGee's Spicy Horse launches real-time, multiplayer, cross-platform game Crazy Fairies (exclusive)

Epic Games targets Seattle, Amazon boosts Bing, and more from the week in tech

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A roundup of items capturing our attention this weekend … Add Epic Games to the growing roster of tech companies opening offices in Seattle and competing for the region’s technical talent. The company behind the Gears of War franchise for Xbox 360 is creating a studio in the city that...
Epic Games targets Seattle, Amazon boosts Bing, and more from the week in tech

Meta Wants to Become the Next Augmented-Reality Glasses Phenom

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Just a couple years ago, nobody thought much about wearing computers on their faces. But soon there will be actual differentiation amongst the competition: Google Glass offers an interface for searching and taking photos without pulling out a smartphone; Oculus Rift is much more immersive, blocking out reality to allow...
Meta Wants to Become the Next Augmented-Reality Glasses Phenom

Lara Craft will invade your Chrome web browser this fall

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Square Enix plans to launch its console-quality game Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on the Google Chrome web browser this fall. The deal expands Google’s existing relationship with one of Japan’s largest video game publishers and gives a nice endorsement for Google’s vision of users playing high-quality...
Lara Craft will invade your Chrome web browser this fall

Autodesk to roll out Scaleform for mobile development

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Autodesk today announced new versions of its Scaleform middleware targeted at mobile developers. Scaleform provides a means of producing user-interface environments as well as 2D games. The new software provides a Flash-based gaming and application platform and plugs into the Unity game engine, allowing designers to develop once and distribute...
Autodesk to roll out Scaleform for mobile development

Adobe Flash loses support from Unity video game engine

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Unity will no longer sell Flash deployment licenses for its video game engine. [Read more]...
Adobe Flash loses support from Unity video game engine

Zynga Loses Its CTO of Mobile as Shares Trade Lower

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Game Closure, which is building a platform to make it easy for games to be played across multiple devices, said it has hired Laurent Desegur, Zynga’s CTO of mobile. Desegur will join the Mountain View, Calif., start-up as a VP of Mobile Engineering, in charge of the company’s game engine...
Zynga Loses Its CTO of Mobile as Shares Trade Lower

E3 2012: Assassin's Creed 3 – first look

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A new engine and a new outlook make Ubisoft's latest historical stab-'em-up smoother and faster-moving than ever; just what the series needs after a couple of lacklustre sequelsIt's surprising how lightly the Creative Director of AC3, Alex Hutchinson, takes his charge. I asked him how things were going on the...
E3 2012: Assassin's Creed 3 – first look

Heavy Rain creator details the difficulties of game engines and what he hopes the future holds

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Heavy Rain development studio Quantic Dream is notorious for long development times. The studio's also notorious for critically-loved games with strong cinematic cores, and games that often look very different from the competition. Part of that is game design, but another major piece of the puzzle is the engines...
Heavy Rain creator details the difficulties of game engines and what he hopes the future holds

OpenFeint successor OpenKit unveils version 1.0 after receiving 1,000 developer sign-ups

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OpenKit, the open source spiritual successor to social gaming platform OpenFeint, has announced version 1.0 of its product, which has received over 1,000 developer sign-ups for its closed beta in two months. OpenKit first launched last December, rising out of the ashes of OpenFeint, which was killed off by GREE...
OpenFeint successor OpenKit unveils version 1.0 after receiving 1,000 developer sign-ups

Valve plans to sell apps via Steam ranging from "creativity to productivity"

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Everybody wants their own app store and cloud, and Valve is no different. The source of many of the greatest games in the past few years (Portal 1 and 2, people!), Valve’s Steam game platform has become renowned for its ease of use in buying games and the Source game...
Valve plans to sell apps via Steam ranging from "creativity to productivity"
'Gran Turismo 6' comes to PlayStation 3 this November
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