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Indian studio Street Lamp Games bags ‘Best Mobile Game’ award at Casual Connect Europe 2019
11:00 am PDT 31/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Indie Prize London 2019 took place on the last day of  Casual Connect Europe 2019 and Indian Indie studio Street Lamp Games bagged ‘Best Mobile Game’ award for the game BOMBARIKA designed by Mahesh Athirala. Earlier at NGF Awards of Indian Game Developer’s Conference  2018,  the game  BOMBARIKA claimed the runner-up position but this time the studio has left Grand Mountain (Toppluva), Wingy Shooters (PigCell Studio) and Pocket Forest (Battlemango) to claim the winner’s prize along with $36000 worth Tenjin credits. In a candid conversation with … Read More


Kingston expands technology and gaming peripheral line up at Computex 2019
5:00 pm PDT 29/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

During Computex, Kingston aims to show high-performance storage products for consumer and enterprise, as well as embedded solutions which power products found in everyday life. The highlighted demo products include: Next-Generation SSDs for Consumer, Power User and Enterprise KC2000 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD: Using the latest controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND, it offers superior read/write speeds, improving the workflow in desktop, workstations and high-performance computing systems. It also supports end-to-end data protection to ensure the data’s safety. Data Center … Read More


‘Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey’ to launch for PC on 27 August and for consoles in December 2019
2:00 pm PDT 29/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Private Division and Panache Digital Games have announced that Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will launch for PC via the Epic Games Store on 27 August 2019, and digitally on PlayStation4 system, and across the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, in December of 2019. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the debut title from Panache Digital Games, the independent development studio co-founded in 2014 by Patrice Désilets, the original creative director of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. In Ancestors: … Read More


‘Sea of Solitude’ to launch worldwide on 5 July: EA announces
1:00 pm PDT 29/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Ectronic Arts  ( EA) and visionary German studio Jo-Mei Games announced that the story-driven adventure game Sea of Solitude will be launching worldwide on 5 July 2019 via digital download on PlayStation4, Xbox One and Origin for PC. Sea of Solitude is an emotional experience that takes players on a personal journey to overcome a young woman’s inner loneliness. Players must help Kay see below the surface and beyond, guiding her through a flooded city landscape in a deeply touching … Read More


Global video gaming market is expected to reach $179.1 billion by 2024
8:00 pm PDT 28/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The rate of the gaming industry is growing exponentially each year in tandem with the digitisation. In a recent report launched by Report linker, it was indicated that the global video game landscape looked replete with opportunities in the smartphones, tablets, PCs, and consoles market with even brighter future prospects. The global video game market is expected to reach an estimated $179.1 billion by 2024 with a CAGR of 6.4 per cent from 2019 to 2024. Mobile and online distribution of games … Read More


UnderDOGS to host one day summer workshop on game development for aspirants
6:00 pm PDT 24/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

To cater to the rising demand for the game developers, Mumbai based studio, UnderDOGS, a game development company in support with Unity will be hosting one-day summer workshop, ‘Breaking Into Gaming Industry’ on 26 May 2019. “Breaking into the Gaming Industry is a customised workshop for everyone who is planning to start a career in gaming as well as who have just started one,” said UnderDOGS studio founder and CEO Vaibhav Chavan in an exclusive conversation with AnimationXpress. The one day … Read More


Riot Games and Tencent to roll out ‘League of Legends’ on mobile?
6:30 pm PDT 23/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Developer Riot Games seems to bring one of the world’s most popular games, League of Legends, on mobile reportedly according to a Reuters report in collaboration with Tencent. However  both Tencent and Riot did not provide any official  comment on the matter. But as per Reuters sources it has been  more  than a year  that  Tencent and Riot have been working on a mobile version of League of Legends and it won’t launch this year. Reuters cites data aggregator Statista, … Read More


Hindrances that are holding back indie game developers to grow big
7:00 pm PDT 22/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Small, independent gaming studios are towards the ascending curve with the exhilarating success rush of video game industry. From creative freedom to taking a bigger risk and obviously the lesser profitable margin distribution has pushed many enthusiasts to choose game development as a career independently. However, there are many risks that a developer faces in creating their own game. It’s difficult for game developers to make a living in such a saturated gaming market. Adding to that, independent game developers have to … Read More


Street Lamp Games highlights the cause of animal conservation through their upcoming game
7:00 pm PDT 21/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

For maintaining a healthy ecological balance on this earth, the existence of all types of animals, plants and marine species is about as crucial as that of humans. However, sadly many of the animals and birds are becoming endangered. Likes of which include the Karner Blue butterfly because they need a specific habitat and environment to survive. The natural habitats of animals and plants are being destroyed for land encroachment and farming by humans. Scientists tell us that the best … Read More


#FeatureFriday: Upcoming indie games that might make a mark
7:00 pm PDT 17/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The origins of indie video games can be traced back in the 1970s, when there was virtually no established computer gaming industry. Joyce Weisbecker considers herself the first indie designer, having created several games for the RCA Studio II console in 1976 as an independent contractor for RCA. Since then, the journey of indie game developers paced up in the hunger of creating something fresh and new. Today what drives the indie game developers is the passion. For passion some left … Read More


Riot Games disable LoL event’s trial finisher animation which posed a risk to photosensitive players
6:00 pm PDT 16/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Riot games apologised on  League of legend’s midseason trial event, which has created problems for some players with Photosensitive epilepsy seizers. Earlier on League of Legend’s official forum player Apricot Princess shared “the new kill/death animations for the house missions–those big strobey house logos that pop up over a champion you kill– are a huge issue for photosensitive epilepsy and cannot be turned off nor the effects turned down.” In reply to that Riot games, game designer Justin “Xenogenic” Hanson … Read More


Backstage Pass to kick off their first esports tournament on 17 May
4:00 pm PDT 16/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

With the growing popularity of gaming professionals in India, the esports industry is expanding its wings. Backstage Pass, an institute for game design and development is organising an esports tournament, Proving Grounds 2, featuring FIFA 19 on 17 May 2019 in Bangalore, with a prize pool of Rs 50,000. Being a game development institution this is the first time Backstage pass is venturing into esports. Speaking on esports market, Backstage Pass founder and president Surya. P expressed, “In next five years, I … Read More