Dropout Games’ blissful puzzler ‘Blyss’ releases on iOS today
3:00 pm PDT 27/07/2016 By Vivek Kapadia

It’s been more than a year since Pune studio Dropout Games announced their presence in the gaming scene with its debut game Unwynd. Since, then the studio has been busy with their second game which was in the making since the last seven months. Blyss the studio’s latest game debuts on the Apple iOS platform today and spoke to Dropout Games, co-founder, Ankush Madad to know more about behind the scenes in the development process of the game and … Read More

Autodesk upgrades VR capabilities and 3D Animation Tools for Indie Game Developers at SIGGRAPH 2016
4:00 pm PDT 26/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

At SIGGRAPH 2016, Autodesk unveiled its latest version of 3D animation and modeling software for indie game developers (Autodesk Maya LT 2017), as well as Autodesk Stingray 1.4, the newest version of its 3D game engine and real-time rendering solution. One of the most significant updates for Maya LT is the time editor, a new tool which helps indie game developers streamline animation of complex characters. Additional updates include improvements to existing animation tools and a new way to organise the tools … Read More

How animation modified the genre of casino games
10:00 am PDT 25/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Casinos have existed throughout the globe, small and big ones alike. Replete with exciting games, the hubs allow enthusiasts to try their luck and make a fortune, all while having a gala time. Be it a solo trip or a one with your friends, these places never fail to fascinate and provide experiences that you would always remember. As times changed and internet took over our lives, it had its impact on the casino gaming as well. People started playing … Read More

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NPD Report: Video game hardware sales see a sharp decline but Overwatch is still ruling the charts
3:00 pm PDT 23/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaming industry watcher The NPD Group released the sales record for the month of June 2016 in the US and for the first time has included the digital sales as well giving somewhat of a clear picture of the gaming industry and revenue distribution from each channel. The report says that spending on video game related products have been low in the US by 22 per cent from June 2015. Consumers spent $652.2 million in June 2016 against $878.7 million … Read More

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Sonic celebrates its 25th anniversary with a brand new game
12:00 pm PDT 23/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Sonic is one of the most beloved characters from Sega who enjoys a huge fan following and plethora of content to its name. While arguably the most popular hedgehog celebrated his 25th birthday this June, the creators of the character celebrated it at San Diego Comic-Con. Sega, famous for IPs like Mario and Sonic, announced their upcoming game Sonic Mania through a livestream of Sonic’s (belated) birthday party as a part of San Diego Comic-Con 2016. While many would think that … Read More

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Bethesda Softworks and id Software release the comprehensive schedule for QuakeCon 2016
4:00 pm PDT 22/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s almost the time of the year again for which fans loyal to Bethesda Softworks and id Software await eagerly. The companies have now announced the dates and full schedule for QuakeCon 2016. The much anticipated event will be hosted in Dallas, Texas and from what it looks like, Arkane Studios’ Dishonoured 2 and Prey are leading the headlines of the event. The 2016 edition of QuakeCon will be held from 4 to 7 August. The event begins at 10:00 … Read More

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Vanquish mechanoids and restore peace assisted by a parasol with Runestone Studios’ new 2D game
7:30 pm PDT 21/07/2016 By Krishanu Ghosal

The world of gaming is surging forward at a fast pace and the competition is quite fierce. We stand on the verge of an age where virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) could very well be the showrunners in the coming years. The games which are being developed are more polished than ever and the creators leave no stone unturned to woo consumers with strategic marketing gimmicks, exciting gameplay experiences and almost anything that appeases the gamers. In this … Read More

Microsoft’s Xbox and gaming revenue experiences a 9 per cent decline prior to the release of Xbox One S
1:45 pm PDT 20/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the reports coming from Microsoft, the company’s June quarter’s revenue figures show that their gaming revenue decreased by 9 per cent or $152 million, coming to a total of $1.53 billion. This is being mostly attributed to the declining number of sales of consoles and the low average price of Xbox One. However, the monthly user base of Xbox Live increased by 33 per cent, reaching the mark of 49 million which boosted the company’s revenues from online services … Read More

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Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup 2016: Here’s all you need to know
12:30 pm PDT 20/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After two successful editions in the last two years, Taiwan Excellence in India has announced the third stint of their gaming tournament – the Taiwan Excellence Gaming Cup (TEGC). The worldwide championship that has a good fan-following across the globe is coming back this year on a much larger stage. This year, four more cities have been added to its itinerary and the TEGC will now be hosting elimination rounds in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, in addition to Mumbai … Read More

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These revenue figures of ‘Pokemon Go’ might just surprise you
2:00 pm PDT 19/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

While Pokemon Go refuses to take a break from contributing to the headlines all over the globe, it has not only managed to solidify its presence throughout but has kept the fans in a state of frenzy to ‘catch’em all’. Almost anyone who is a fan of the IP can be found fidgeting with their smartphone in an attempt to faintly experience the magnificent universe. Some of the people from the Indian gaming industry indicated that the game is here … Read More

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Mumbai based underDOGS Gaming gets backing from Intelli Reboot Digital for its expansion dreams
10:00 am PDT 18/07/2016 By Vivek Kapadia

Mumbai based underDOGS Gaming announced that the digital platforms firm Intelli Reboot Digital has acquired stakes for an undisclosed amount in the studio. The studio was founded in 2011 and since has worked on over 90 games. “Reboot and underDOGS Gaming are believers and understand that there is a wide opportunity available for the growth of mobile gaming in India. underDOGS brings to Reboot a strong team that understands the complexities of delivering world class commercially successful products,” said underDOGS, … Read More

Nintendo to give players a nostalgic euphoria with the announcement of the mini ‘NES’
11:00 am PDT 15/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

While this year Nintendo’s E3 Treehouse event was more focused on the new Legend of Zelda game, fans and loyalists of the classic gaming company still await more information on their upcoming console titled ‘NX’. For the time being as everyone await for updates from Nintendo about ‘NX’ which is slated to release in March next year, it looks like the company has solid plans to keep the fans gripped to the brand as they have just announced their mini … Read More