Humongous Entertainment and Toonbox team up to create iOS and Android games in North America
12:00 pm PDT 25/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Humongous Entertainment, developer of children’s PC and Mobile games, and Toonbox animation studio have announced a publishing deal in the United States and Canada for a series of associated mobile applications based on the Kit n Kate preschool animated series. The first four games in the series made their debut on 24 May and will be available on both the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Each App includes a complete Kit n Kate episode with early learning mini games … Read More

Can ‘E3 Live’ rejuvenate the grand event of Electronic Entertainment Expo?
10:30 am PDT 25/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 is right around the corner and the excitement is on the surge but this time probably for a different reason. For the past two decades, at E3 we have observed countless exclusive game announcements, with the brightest of names from the gaming industry taking part in it. The event is open to journalists and people from the gaming industry exclusively. But it seems that this year, the Entertainment Software Association is turning around the … Read More

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Blizzard releases final animated short ‘Hero’, featuring Soldier 76
10:30 am PDT 23/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Blizzard had previously spoken about releasing four animated shorts to provide better insight to the backgrounds of their characters, from their upcoming first person shooter (FPS), Overwatch. Primarily, they released an animated short named ‘Recall’ which showcased the scientist chimp Winston, the second one titled ‘Alive’ featured the time warping adventurer, Tracer, trying to stop the assassin Widowmaker from executing a monk. The third short shed light on the background of the two dragon brothers of the game, Hanzo and Genji … Read More

Mojang’s Minecraft enters the Chinese border for the first time
7:00 pm PDT 20/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Minecraft, developed by Mojang has been an immensely popular game and has a strong fan base replete throughout the globe. Now, the company has announced that it will be venturing into China for the very first time. China has a large population of PC gamers and arguably the biggest gaming market throughout the globe. In a blog post on their website, Mojang announced that they will be licensing the rights to both the PC and mobile version of Minecraft to NetEase, which … Read More

GSN Games India kick starts a bigger and better game development studio in Bangalore
6:30 pm PDT 20/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

GSN Games, a worldwide leader in social casino games and cash tournaments, just announced the opening of a new Bangalore studio to accommodate talent and business growth. The office space located in a premier technology park has the capacity to support more than 500 employees across multiple teams. The new facility will position GSN Games India to lead game development and product management for some of the most well known social casino apps, including Bingo Bash and GSN Casino. Additionally, … Read More

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‘Rise of Iron'; Poster of Destiny’s possible upcoming expansion leaked
10:30 am PDT 20/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

We are almost approaching June, the month of Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) where developers showcase and reveal their upcoming projects. But many a time we have come across spoilers and leaks before the scheduled plans of the developers. Such an event has come to light recently as marketing materials from what looks like a poster expansion of Destiny has been leaked on Reddit. While there is still a lot of scepticism about the poster, sources close to Kotaku has apparently … Read More

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Overwatch animated short ‘Dragons’ – Honour resides in one’s actions
1:00 pm PDT 17/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Blizzard Entertainment is famed to the community for its versatility in stories and of course for their vast and rich universes. The thing that truly sets Blizzard apart from its contemporaries is probably the fact that, they plan and execute with equal élan. The company excels in constructing a strong connection between their properties and their fans. Be it Warcraft, Diablo or Starcraft, Blizzard has always walked that extra mile to gift the consumers with fillers in the form comics, … Read More

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Nintendo plans to release films based on its characters within the next 5 years
2:00 pm PDT 16/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Nintendo, the Japanese multinational videogame company, is in tie-up talks with multiple production companies throughout the world to enter the movie business. The gaming giant is in negotiations with movie-production companies to create films featuring some of its popular game characters. According to an interview in Asahi Shimbun paper, Nintendo, CEO and president, Tatsumi Kimishima mentioned that the company needed to invest in video production and aimed to be successful on a global scale. Discussions appear to be in the … Read More

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TFC Game Lab – A dedicated space for game developers to work and collaborate to open in Delhi
7:00 pm PDT 14/05/2016 By Vivek Kapadia

Delhi game developers are in for a treat. Starting tomorrow 15 May, a new space will be one of the bright spots to locate game developers working and collaborating on games and ideas. TFC Game Lab is a collaboration between The Founders Café, Lucid Labs founder Chirag Chopra and AppRoarr founder Jaskaran Singh. We talk to Chirag and Jaskaran to find out about the new place and what’s in store for the game developers. “TFC Game Lab is an initiative to … Read More

Overwatch beta review: Refreshing gameplay with polished yet simple detailing adds up to an absolutely brilliant experience
5:30 pm PDT 14/05/2016 By Krishanu Ghosal

Blizzard’s upcoming first person shooter, whose beta was scheduled for a closure on 9 May, Overwatch recently concluded its open beta on 10 May and according to the developers, they received an overwhelming 9.7 million players trying out the beta version, so much so, that they even extended it by a day as a “thank you gesture”. The game will be Blizzard’s first IP in a long (really long) time. The game is built upon the spoils of Blizzard’s scraped … Read More

French video game distributor who had allegedly leaked PS4, Neo 4K denies claims of having any information
1:00 pm PDT 14/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With Sony already announcing that they will be releasing their VR device for PS4, PS VR in October this year, the speculations about an upgraded edition of PS4 has also been doing rounds throughout the community. A post from a major French video game distributor, Innelec Multimedia, had instigated the speculation further as their press release on a stock website named claimed that ‘Neo 4K’ was likely to hit the shelves sometime during the first half of the company’s … Read More

A brew of Xbox One and PS4 shapes the new Chinese gaming console from Fuze
12:00 pm PDT 12/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

China had been experiencing a ban on video game consoles since the year 2000, but a couple of years back, the ban was finally lifted and the market steadily started accepting consoles. Right after the ban was lifted, Sony launched Xbox One in China in 2014, followed by Microsoft launching PS4 in March 2015 and the figures of these consoles point towards a humble start in the country with an install base of just 500,000. Since the ban in 2000, … Read More