During the Summer Google held their first Indie Games Festival which had Android indie game developers submitting their games in an attempt to win a variety of prizes, all of which revolve around getting their games out in front of many more eyes. This would inevitably end up boosting download of course. Unfortunately for a lot of developers, this was strictly for developers in the North America. This left out a lot of developers located outside of North America.
Madfinger Games has announced a new version of their third-person multiplayer shooter Shadowgun: Deadzone that will let users create their own game content for everyone to play. Officially titled as Shadowgun: Deadzone GM Edition, the GM part stands for Game Master’s Kit, which will allow users to make new maps, modify weapons and characters, and basically let players create their own game elements as well.
Companion Applications are an interesting concept in a lot of ways because you’re basically trying to take advantage of the mobile gaming industry, and the gaming industry in general, by extending the functionality of your game to include mobile devices. This could be for a lot of reasons and done in many ways, whether it is actually useful features, a second screen feature, news and update, and whatever else a developer can think up in order to make their games look like there is a lot more features to it then there actually is.
Rube Goldberg and the machines he made have have inspired people throughout the years into creating complex machines and constructs using random objects to accomplish the most menial tasks possible such as pushing a ball 2 inches to the left. However, they are fun to build and even more fun to watch in action, especially when people get a little crazy with their contraptions.
Some pretty big news today as Unity, the company behind the Unity3D game engine which is extremely popular to use because of its cross-platform capabilities, has released their first game under their new publishing brand called Unity Games. This will be the label that Unity will be using to publishing games onto Google Play and their first release happens to be a game called Gears which was made by Crescent Moon Games.
We don’t normally cover Smart TV type of news here but this latest bit of information falls into our realm somewhat. For those of you looking to get an LG Smart TV, with or without GoogleTV, LG and Unity have announced a partnership to bring a slew of Unity3D developed games to LG Smart TV sets.
PAX Prime is coming up and the crew behind the gaming event have created a new 2-day event just before the start of PAX Prime called PAX Dev. The PAX Dev event will be for indie game developers only that will features workshops focused on design mechanics with some great speakers like our friends from Trendy Entertainment.
Unity3D is one of the more prominent game engines being used for game development including mobile gaming. Recently Unity3D announced a set of tools dedicated to Android game development both regarding creating new games and porting your existing games onto the Android platform. You might be surprised at what games use Unity3D!
Luckily for all our readers we keep getting more and more news regarding the Xperia Play and judging by how it is going so far, this little Android gaming device is going to have some serious backing in the gaming department. With over 50 games slated for release at launch time, there is going to be quite the selection to choose from.