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Caravan [Online Game Code]

buy now $14.99 Are you ready to embark on a journey through deserts and dangers? Will you be able to safely navigate your fellowship through the lands of the Orient and uncover your destiny? Through strategic trading and traveling you will overcome obstacles and adversity. Many myths and legends have been woven about the Arabian Peninsula. One of these legends …

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Video: Game localization shenanigans in the Chinese-speaking world

Thinking about localizing your game for China? Great! Don’t mess it up! At GDC 2017, IGDShare organizer and experienced localizer Jung-Sheng Lin tried to help devs do just that by running down some of the potential pitfalls of localizing for the Chinese-speaking world (think: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.) It was a helpful and often funny talk, one which offered real …

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Making repeated deaths a reward in What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch, out this week on PS4 and PC, has a distinct macabre beauty. It is a series of vignettes about how members of a family have died over generations. It’s a dark premise, but rather than simply capturing moments of dread and despair, each weird tale is also full of moments of joy and surreal beauty. …

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Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet [Online Game Code]

buy now $19.99 Join Nelly Cootalot in this nautical indie adventure gameJoin Nelly Cootalot in this indie adventure game, and rescue birds hypnotised by the villainous Baron Widebeard. What is Baron Widebeard planning? Can he be stopped? In what way is a frozen volcano involved? To answer these questions comes Nelly Cootalot: pirate heroine and defender of endangered and adorable …

Rabbit Story – An Adorable Tail Of Friendship And Adventure

Rabbit Story is a cute, top-down adventure which features an even cuter cast of animal characters. Play as Rabbit, who, to get his mind off of forgetting a friend’s birthday by accident, goes on a grand adventure and encounters a new friend – Doggy, with players sharing in their adventure together and learning a little something about real-life relationships.. You …

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New Facebook game initiatives aim to win back devs and reshape strategy

With web-based social games years past their prime, Facebook has been looking for realistic ways to reshape its games business and rebuild interest — and trust — with game developers. Speaking to Gamasutra ahead of today’s Facebook F8 game keynote, Leo Olebe, director of global games partnerships, explained how the social media giant is working to attract game devs to …

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Spirits of Xanadu [Online Game Code]

buy now $9.99 Spirits of Xanadu is an atmospheric exploration game set aboard a deserted starship in an alternate 1980s. It draws inspiration from classic sci-fi films, novels, and games to create an immersive and highly interactive environment, featuring puzzles and FPS elements in the service of a unique and layered plot. PC Minimum System Requirements: PC Recommended System Requirements: …

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Book Excerpt: Programming a Multiplayer FPS in DirectX: Culling

  Culling One of the most important aspects of scene management is rendering the scene. We are not going to discuss rendering the scene just yet; instead, we are going to discuss how to avoid rendering the scene. That’s right, we want to look at methods that will allow our engine to avoid rendering as much of the …

The Best Kind Of Space Piracy

You’d think that the life of a hookshot-wielding space pirate would be serious business, a grim tale of survival amidst the uncaring cosmos, bloody life-and-death struggles, the works. But then, Tribute Games had slightly different ideas and thankfully, Flinthook is anything but grim. In fact, Captain Flinthook might be the cheeriest little space pirate you’ve ever seen! Our eponymous hero …