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#FeatureFriday: Things a game designer should keep in mind while designing a game
7:00 pm PDT 05/07/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Game designing? Sounds like fun! That’s the reply a game designer gets from others when they say that they design games for a living. The reply can be interpreted into two different ways either the one who is giving reply think game designing is child’s play or they are still far away from the reality that game designing is a viable career option today. Game designing jobs can be, in fact, one of the most rewarding jobs in the industry … Read More

Does outsourcing of project helps in the ease of game development business?
7:00 pm PDT 02/07/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Like any other business game development also have a market for outsourcing. Eventually, outsourcing begins with a self-assessment of a company’s core identity that forms its unique competitive advantage. For game developers, core competencies can be found in any part of the game development cycle which includes concept development, pre-production, production, testing or distribution. Many independent studios in the country have an internal team say about five people maximum, who hire dozens of short-term contractors and engage outsourcing companies to make … Read More

The basics behind designing online casino games
6:30 pm PDT 28/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Have you ever heard of the games called Dead or Alive, Gonzo’s Quest or Starburst slot machine? If you are Indian and reading this I doubt you have – but if you’re from, let’s say, the United Kingdom, then you’ve most likely done. Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst and Book of Dead are three of the most popular 3D slot games on the internet. Nowadays animations are everywhere, most of Bollywood movies produced today which has some type of animations. And it … Read More

Where will fantasy sports ‘My11Circle’ be heading post cricket season?
5:00 pm PDT 28/06/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Hold your horses! Fantasy sports has come galloping its way into the Indian gaming ecosystem. The ground for the fantasy sports industry looks fertile as Bombay High Court recently declined the PIL against Dream11 and declared it as a game of skills. On top of that, the cricket season is on! The engagement and buzz around it seen to be reaching the fever pitch. WorldCup has always been a sensational event for all, especially Indians who look forward to it with bated breath. … Read More

Breaking: India’s top esports team Signify dissolves
1:00 pm PDT 27/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”- Dr. Suess Over the past two years, Signify, arguably one of India’s best esports team has had the privilege of participating in various national level tournaments, represented India at multiple International tournaments besides working with some of the finest talents in the Indian esports circuit. With a heavy heart, they’ve announced the team’s dissolution. As Signify, a product of Horizon Sports India would continue to scale, there would be no immediate … Read More

Fantasy sports industry to maintain the growth pace as Bombay High Court dismisses the PIL
7:00 pm PDT 25/06/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Good days are here for the fantasy sports industry! The allegation that ‘fantasy sports is gambling’ has been dismissed by the Bombay High Court and declared as the ‘game of skills’. Public interest litigation (PIL) was filed at the Bombay high court recently by an independent petitioner, advocate Gurdeep Sachar against the fantasy sports entity, Dream11. The PIL had claimed that the promoters of Dream11 were encouraging gambling and also not paying Goods and Services Tax (GST). It had pled the court to initiate criminal proceedings … Read More

BIG Festival 2019 – The nominations
11:30 am PDT 22/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival) is the biggest and most important independent games festival in Latin America. The festival will exhibit the most innovative indie games in the world whilst the event is also a meeting point for anyone serious in the video gaming business with lectures and workshops available over the five days. The BIG Festival will take place in Sau Paulo, Brazil from 26 June to 30 2019. You can check out the schedule here. 54 … Read More

Nintendo shows broad lineup of 2019 Nintendo Switch games for every gamer
2:30 pm PDT 12/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Nintendo opened its activities at E3 2019 by showcasing multiple Nintendo Switch games scheduled to launch in 2019 and beyond. During its Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed new information for games, including Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, ASTRAL CHAIN and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Nintendo Direct also revealed upcoming Nintendo Switch games, including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition from CD PROJEKT RED, The Dark Crystal: Age of … Read More

Nintendo wraps up a day of video game fun at E3
12:00 pm PDT 12/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Nintendo kicked off the first day of the E3 video game trade show with big announcements in its morning presentation. Nintendo followed its presentation with a day of Nintendo Treehouse: Live gameplay and interview segments designed to give fans a deeper look at various games: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: Developers from GAME FREAK explained how wild and random encounters work in the game. They also showed off the in-game battle system, Max Raid Battles and details of the Wild Area. The games … Read More

Ubisoft’s announcements from E3 2019
10:00 am PDT 12/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Here is an overview of Ubisoft’s all the latest announcements, trailers, and screenshots from E3 2019. Ubisoft unveils Gods & Monsters Ubisoft has unveiled Gods & Monsters, a brand-new action-adventure game from the team behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Gods & Monsters is an open world fantasy adventure and engages players in a fantastical world as they use godlike abilities to defeat famed mythological beasts and save the Greek gods in a heroic journey. Gods & Monsters will launch worldwide on 25 … Read More

QYJO’s upcoming game ‘Gamedev Beatdown’ takes us behind the scenes of game development
7:00 pm PDT 11/06/2019 By Poonam Mondal

“The greatest thing about the game of basketball to me is the passion and the love I have for it.” -Michael Jordan Passion powers hard work, determination, and creativity, leading to greater accomplishments. That’s the story of almost every passionate individual including QYJO founder Tejas Shirodkar who recently released the teaser of their upcoming game Gamedev Beatdown. Shirodkar started his studio after quitting his job at EA of over six years as a technical director, accompanied by Vineeth Haridasan who … Read More

Here are SquareEnix  updates for E3 2019
4:00 pm PDT 11/06/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

E3 2019 kicks off today. Square Enix has made a lot of announcements at the E3 conference this morning.  The announcement is as follows: Dragon Quest Builders update a free demo will be available to download for DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system from 27 June. The demo will give builders a taste of the gameplay while introducing the brand new story and characters, as they prepare in their battle against the Children of Hargon … Read More