Games that enable social conscientiousness amongst players
7:00 pm PDT 27/02/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Often I wonder playing a mobile game like Subway Surfers while returning from office- how it is benefiting me? Not only that, the rat race of accomplishing the task and reaching the final destination has disrupted the complete ecosystem, be it studies, business, work and so on. Therefore engaging in the game with an aim to reach an ultimate goal is like willingly driving yourself towards extra tension. However, on the other side, the story reveals that gaming helps in … Read More

Jetsynthesys aims to revolutionise the VR gaming scenario in India
6:00 pm PDT 26/02/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The rise of technology innovation has made VR gaming more accessible as the device requirements for the game are becoming affordable. On the advent of the easy accessibility of VR gaming, JetSynthesys, a digital entertainment and gaming company, has recently launched India’s first multiplayer VR cricket game, Sachin Saga. The game was launched by the “Master Blaster”, Sachin Tendulkar, along with the launch of  Sachin Saga VR Limited Edition Headset. In conversation with AnimationXpress JetSynthesys vice chairman and managing director Rajan Navani … Read More

Agora brings live video chat to game developers
11:00 am PDT 26/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Agora, the voice, video and live broadcasting platform, has announced the launch of its gaming-focused software development kits (SDKs) on the Unity Asset Store, a two-sided marketplace where creators can find, source, and sell everything they need to be successful. Building a global video network capable of providing high-quality, low latency real-time communications is costly and resource intensive. Powered by the Agora Software Defined Real-Time Network , Agora’s SDKs enable developers to embed crystal-clear video and 3D spatial audio easily … Read More

Marshmello holds an in-game concert, garners over ten million audience
6:00 pm PDT 23/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

When Fortnite sets to host an EDM gig by celebrated DJ Marshmello inside Fortnite Battle Royale, it has to be the biggest event ever. The concert has witnessed by 10.7 million people according to Epic Games. It has topped the previous largest in-game event; back in November,  in which over eight million people had witnessed the destruction of a strange purple cube. While previous jumps in player counts were easily attributed to the game expanding to new platforms — like the … Read More

CodeCube Brothers bags the first prize of mobile esports Indie Ignite
3:00 pm PDT 23/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Skillz, the mobile esports company, has announced the winner of its inaugural Indie Ignite game developer competition. First place was claimed by CodeCube Brothers, creators of Color Ring, earning the two Finnish brothers a grand prize valued at over $50,000. Hidden Pixel Games LLC, developers of Pool Payday, also received an honourable mention. The first-place prize is comprised of a package of services and funds, including a $25,000 user acquisition campaign, $25,000 in game launch optimisation services, as well as two … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Fantasy sports: Skill or luck?
7:00 pm PDT 22/02/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Gambling, wagering, betting are some of the unspoken words, considered to be illegal as per Indian jurisdiction. In reality, there are many fantasy apps available in India that is 100 per cent legal and authentic. So over a few years, a rush of new fantasy sports apps has transformed the Indian gaming ecosystem vastly. As many live in the perception that ‘fantasy sports is gambling’ where many believe it is the ‘game of skills.’ Therefore we are taking an opportunity … Read More

Google to hold mysterious gaming press event at GDC
6:00 pm PDT 22/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

In the upcoming Game developer conference, Google is aiming to hold a mysterious gaming-related event next month. Google has started sending email invites to media members to “gather around” for a Google keynote that simply promises “all will be revealed” on 19 March at 10 AM PT. Google’s cryptic invite includes an animated GIF with an explosion of light in a hallway. Google usually participates at GDC with developer-focused events that provide the latest updates and changes for Android game … Read More

STMicroelectronics launches multispectral sensor for smartphones
5:00 pm PDT 22/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

STMicroelectronics has released a full-colour ambient light sensor (ALS) that helps smartphones to take better pictures and present more visually accurate data on screen displays. By simultaneously providing scene colour temperature, ultra-violet (UVA) radiation level, and lighting frequency information, the VD6281 lets the camera correct white balance and enhance the colour presentation. It sets appropriate exposure times for the camera to avoid flicker artefacts and eliminate banding in pictures and videos, especially in scenes lit with contemporary LED sources. “Leveraging the … Read More

HTC Vive unveils new hardware Vive Focus Plus
10:00 am PDT 22/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

HTC Vive today revealed the newest premium virtual reality hardware for enterprise customers, Vive Focus Plus. Vive upgraded the existing six degrees of freedom Focus headset to incorporate dual six degrees of freedom controllers, giving users the ability to seamlessly interact with their virtual environment with the same freedom as PC VR devices. This enhancement also makes porting existing PC VR content easier for developers while making it physically more portable and natural to use. “At Vive, the announcement of … Read More

VIZ Media’s game, ‘The World Next Door’ will debut in March
4:30 pm PDT 21/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

VIZ Media has announced its debut video game, The World Next Door. Produced as a part of an ongoing partnership with indie company Rose City Games, the title is a narrative-driven puzzle battler featuring character designs by Lord Gris. Jun can hardly believe it. She’s won the lottery and gained permission to enter the portal to the magical world of Embrys. The portal only opens once every two decades and only a privileged few get to experience the city. But … Read More

Here’s your chance to work on AAA games from India!
6:00 pm PDT 20/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Sumo Video Games (Sumo) was one of the first companies in India dedicated to developing high profile titles for console and PC. Founded in 2007 in Pune, Sumo works closely with its six sister studios in the U.K.,on titles that have included Crackdown 3, Hitman 2 (Colombia), Snake Pass, and the upcoming release Team Sonic Racing. In a chat with AnimationXpress, Sumo gave an overview of how this ambitious studio functions. “We work on lots of exciting projects simultaneously. It’s … Read More

Get an insight of the new PUBG zombie upgrade
4:30 pm PDT 20/02/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Foggy background, spooky vibe and scary sound unveil PUBG Mobile zombie mode with 0.11.0 version. The game mode has been introduced in collaboration with the survival horror game Resident Evil 2. Tencent games have announced about the partnership and upgrade earlier in December and since then players were eagerly waiting for the new zombie gameplay update. The PUBG Mobile update 0.11.0 download size is 436MB on Android via Google Play which isn’t too big when compared to past PUBG Mobile update … Read More