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TIGA’s 2014 game industry awards open

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at 11:07am August 21 2014
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Game industry network TIGA has opened entries for its third annual awards, aimed at recognising achievements in creativity and technical innovation throughout the UK across big and small companies alike. This year’s awards feature a total of 31 categories and include Edge/TIGA’s Game Of The Year, which will be chosen by the UK development community…

Stylish realtime strategy One Minute To Midnight is the winner of this year’s Get Into Games Challenge

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at 10:20am July 31 2014
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Yesterday, we announced the runners-up of our Get Into Games Challenge 2014, and today we reveal its winner. George Ing’s One Minute To Midnight was the favourite of four out of the five judges, and as a result he wins a Unity Pro licence and a trip to Unity’s annual Unite show, this year taking place…

Sailing and running feature as we reveal the runners-up of Get Into Games Challenge 2014

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at 10:38am July 30 2014
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This year’s Get Into Games Challenge is now complete and, after three months of teams crunching across the globe, it’s time to reveal the winners. Protest was the theme for the third of our annual coding competitions, inspiring some extremely creative interpretations and a diverse field of games that included RTSes, puzzlers, brawlers and even a rebellious-ant…

Abertay’s ProtoPlay gears up to showcase the brightest new videogame talent

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at 10:53am July 21 2014
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Dare To Be Digital, Abertay University’s annual student coding competition, kicked off in June and will see 15 teams of five students attempt to create a game prototype in just nine weeks. The results of their work will be showcased at ProtoPlay, under a large marquee in Dundee’s City Square, which is taking place August…

How Amazon Game Studios is planning to broaden out gaming’s middle ground

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at 10:00am June 18 2014
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Amazon has been in the game-making business for some time, but not so anyone would notice. In 2008, it bought Wik And The Fable Of Souls developer Reflexive and put the studio to work on games for Kindle tablets and the Amazon Appstore, firing out casual games such as Airport Mania and Simplz: Zoo. Amazon Game…

E3 2014′s Horizon Conference: an oasis of serene beauty amid the hyperbole

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at 02:24pm June 13 2014
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Last year, Horizon announced itself to the industry with an assortment of fresh forthcoming indie projects and the news that Polytron was, back in the summer of 2013, working on Fez 2. This year the event, helmed by IGF chairman and Venus Patrol founder Brandon Boyer, didn’t really have a headline-grabbing hook like Fez 2,…

Nintendo’s E3 2014: a line-up unlikely to ‘save’ Wii U, but who cares when it’s this much fun?

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at 06:08pm June 11 2014
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And now for something completely different. It doesn’t matter whether you believe Nintendo’s determination to do things its own way is its greatest asset or its greatest flaw, few will have watched Nintendo’s version of an E3 press conference without cracking a smile. The tone was set from the very beginning with an extraordinary, GIF-friendly…

Sony’s E3 2014 press conference: greater daring and diversity seal another confident PS4 victory

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at 02:14pm June 10 2014
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PlayStation continues to outstrip Xbox at every turn this generation. Sony’s showcase had more surprises, more impressive game demos and far greater diversity than Microsoft’s briefing. Sony also had a wider range of things to talk about: there was PlayStation TV, Vita, PS Plus, Project Morpheus and the same kind of services Microsoft once focused…

Microsoft’s E3 2014 press conference: a solid but uninspiring start for Phil Spencer’s ‘new Xbox’

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at 01:47am June 10 2014
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And with that, Xbox One is an Xbox again. To the relief of the millions watching around the world earlier today, Xbox One wasn’t referred to as an ‘all-in-one entertainment system’ at all during Microsoft’s E3 2014 media briefing; instead, we were presented with a string of new games intended to recapture some of the…

Virtual boys: Four Develop In Brighton speakers on the VR revolution

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at 12:00pm June 4 2014
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With Oculus Rift, Sony’s Project Morpheus and Valve’s own experiments reinvigorating interest in virtual reality, much of the conversation at this year’s Develop – taking place July 8–10 in Brighton – will focus on the potential for new gaming experiences using the technology. And it’s indie developers, according to Sony, who will most benefit from the…

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