Rovio pulls a Robot out of the hat with Angry Bird Transformers
12:00 pm PDT 31/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Angry Birds fans rejoice, on Thursday Rovio released Angry Birds Transformers on Google Play Store. Partnering with Hasbro, Rovio has brought the iconic characters on Android and iOS devices in their own ‘birdy’ way. Available a month after the iOS release, the Angry Birds Transformers is a battle between Autobirds (Autobots) and Deceptihogs (Decepticons). The game is a side scroller with a different gameplay than the previous games and features the transforming birds running on the path using a range … Read More

Ubisoft Montreal bags ‘Video Game Studio of the Year’ at Golden Joystick Awards
11:30 am PDT 29/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Ubisoft Montreal was named Studio of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards presented in London, UK. This is the first time Ubisoft Montreal has won in this category. “I am extremely happy to accept this award on behalf of all our teams at Ubisoft Montreal. To be chosen Studio of the Year by players from around the world is a great honour and proof that we are moving in the right direction. We are fully dedicated to creating touching … Read More

Shah Rukh Khan encourages kids to play all sorts of games
11:00 am PDT 28/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’ has forever been known to be a great sport not only on screen but off it as well. The actor is well known for his love for games, be it outdoor or indoor, it now appears that he’s also become an addict of playing the latest games on the mobile platform. At a recent event in the city, the ‘Happy New Year’ team had gathered to celebrate the success of the movie’s adaptation into a mobile … Read More

Happy New Year – The Game (Success Party)
10:00 am PDT 28/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The captivating ‘Indiaawale’ gang is certainly going places! After capturing a million hearts on the silver screen, the entire cast of Happy New Year is creating blockbuster records on the app store too! Within a week of its launch, the game has surpassed a million downloads across platforms including smartphones, feature phones, mobile, DTH and social game of Happy New Year : The Game. The success of the game was celebrated at the event held on the 27th of October at Taj Lands End in Mumbai. Read More

A primer on what makes a game addictive!
7:30 pm PDT 27/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

Gaming is considered to be one of the biggest entertainment sectors, even bigger than Hollywood films. Robert Downey Jr. starrer Iron Man 3 was the highest grossing film of 2013, but Grand Theft Auto V amassed the same amount in just three days. This speaks volumes of how the games have become the source of entertainment and are crossing the gender barrier. Gaming right now is not limited to a particular console or desktop. A game can be played on … Read More

‘Outlast 2′ in Works Confirms Red Barrels
9:00 am PDT 27/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Red Barrels has confirmed that the successor to last year’s scary game is in works but no key details have been revealed right now. The only thing that is known is that the setting of the game will be all new and the story will be based on fresh characters. “The game will be a survival horror experience and it will take place in the same universe as Outlast, but it will have different characters and a different setting,” Said … Read More

‘Prince of Persia’… still young at 25!
2:00 pm PDT 25/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

3 October 1989, a date when the world first got a taste of one of the earliest fantasy adventure games that changed the way the industry played video games: Prince of Persia. The era of 80’s had some of the best games in the industry which later went to achieve the legendary status. Games like Tetris, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Street Fighter among many others. Prince of Persia stood out among these heavyweights and carved out … Read More

Shahrukh Khan and Vroovy team up to launch the official mobile game of ‘Happy New Year’
12:00 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

King Khan’s upcoming and most awaited film of the year, ‘Happy New Year’ is all set to enthral fans on the mobile devices. The ‘Badshah of Bollywood’ has partnered with Vroovy (a joint venture between South Asia’s largest Digital Media Company Hungama and India’s largest game service company Gameshastra) and launched the official mobile game of the film. ‘Happy New Year: The Game’, which is now available for download on iOS, Android and Facebook. Commenting on the launch of the … Read More

Mobile to become gaming’s biggest market by 2015, says Newzoo report
11:30 am PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

A new report by Newzoo predicts 2015 as the year in which the value of the mobile games market will exceed that of consoles, making it the industry’s most lucrative sector. The Quarterly Global Games Market Update, from the research firm, pins the total estimated value of mobile games at $25 billion for the year, a huge spike of 42 per cent from the total value in 2013. The firm attributes the spike to not only the sudden rush of … Read More

LinOpinion|GH bags the PR mandate for Reliance Games
5:40 pm PDT 23/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Anil Ambani led Reliance Games has handed LinOpinion|GH, a public relations (PR) agency to handle its PR services based in India. LinOpinion|GH, India’s premiere public relations company is PR division of Lowe Lintas + Partners. The account was won after a multi-agency pitch. “LinOpinion|GH brings an eclectic mix of creativity and passion for gaming and we are excited about embarking on this new journey. Mobile gaming is growing at an astounding rate and we would like to partake in the … Read More

Dublin based Keywords Studio acquires Delhi based Lakshya Digital
6:00 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

Keywords Studio, a technical solution provider for the video game industries has acquired Lakshya Digital for $4 million. Keywords provides linguistic, testing and quality control services to video game developers and publishers and Lakshya Digital on the other is a Delhi based game art and game development company which provides outsourced work to video game studios all over the world. Keywords has agreed to pay Lakshya the whole amount in two tranches: 91 per cent shares of Lakshya have been … Read More

BYOG 2014 – Play, Vote and Share
5:00 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By Vivek Kapadia

So the BYOG game development weekend has come to an end. With game developers sweating it out in creating their games for the last three days, now it is up to the audience to play, vote and share the games. A total 27 games have been submitted on the BYOG website with over 90 people participating to create these games. “Last year, 42 games were submitted with over 70 people participating in BYOG 2013. Although the number of games submitted … Read More