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Global video gaming market is expected to reach $179.1 billion by 2024
8:00 pm PDT 28/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The rate of the gaming industry is growing exponentially each year in tandem with the digitisation. In a recent report launched by Report linker, it was indicated that the global video game landscape looked replete with opportunities in the smartphones, tablets, PCs, and consoles market with even brighter future prospects. The global video game market is expected to reach an estimated $179.1 billion by 2024 with a CAGR of 6.4 per cent from 2019 to 2024. Mobile and online distribution of games … Read More

UnderDOGS to host one day summer workshop on game development for aspirants
6:00 pm PDT 24/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

To cater to the rising demand for the game developers, Mumbai based studio, UnderDOGS, a game development company in support with Unity will be hosting one-day summer workshop, ‘Breaking Into Gaming Industry’ on 26 May 2019. “Breaking into the Gaming Industry is a customised workshop for everyone who is planning to start a career in gaming as well as who have just started one,” said UnderDOGS studio founder and CEO Vaibhav Chavan in an exclusive conversation with AnimationXpress. The one day … Read More

Riot Games and Tencent to roll out ‘League of Legends’ on mobile?
6:30 pm PDT 23/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Developer Riot Games seems to bring one of the world’s most popular games, League of Legends, on mobile reportedly according to a Reuters report in collaboration with Tencent. However  both Tencent and Riot did not provide any official  comment on the matter. But as per Reuters sources it has been  more  than a year  that  Tencent and Riot have been working on a mobile version of League of Legends and it won’t launch this year. Reuters cites data aggregator Statista, … Read More

Hindrances that are holding back indie game developers to grow big
7:00 pm PDT 22/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Small, independent gaming studios are towards the ascending curve with the exhilarating success rush of video game industry. From creative freedom to taking a bigger risk and obviously the lesser profitable margin distribution has pushed many enthusiasts to choose game development as a career independently. However, there are many risks that a developer faces in creating their own game. It’s difficult for game developers to make a living in such a saturated gaming market. Adding to that, independent game developers have to … Read More

Street Lamp Games highlights the cause of animal conservation through their upcoming game
7:00 pm PDT 21/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

For maintaining a healthy ecological balance on this earth, the existence of all types of animals, plants and marine species is about as crucial as that of humans. However, sadly many of the animals and birds are becoming endangered. Likes of which include the Karner Blue butterfly because they need a specific habitat and environment to survive. The natural habitats of animals and plants are being destroyed for land encroachment and farming by humans. Scientists tell us that the best … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Upcoming indie games that might make a mark
7:00 pm PDT 17/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The origins of indie video games can be traced back in the 1970s, when there was virtually no established computer gaming industry. Joyce Weisbecker considers herself the first indie designer, having created several games for the RCA Studio II console in 1976 as an independent contractor for RCA. Since then, the journey of indie game developers paced up in the hunger of creating something fresh and new. Today what drives the indie game developers is the passion. For passion some left … Read More

Riot Games disable LoL event’s trial finisher animation which posed a risk to photosensitive players
6:00 pm PDT 16/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Riot games apologised on  League of legend’s midseason trial event, which has created problems for some players with Photosensitive epilepsy seizers. Earlier on League of Legend’s official forum player Apricot Princess shared “the new kill/death animations for the house missions–those big strobey house logos that pop up over a champion you kill– are a huge issue for photosensitive epilepsy and cannot be turned off nor the effects turned down.” In reply to that Riot games, game designer Justin “Xenogenic” Hanson … Read More

Backstage Pass to kick off their first esports tournament on 17 May
4:00 pm PDT 16/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

With the growing popularity of gaming professionals in India, the esports industry is expanding its wings. Backstage Pass, an institute for game design and development is organising an esports tournament, Proving Grounds 2, featuring FIFA 19 on 17 May 2019 in Bangalore, with a prize pool of Rs 50,000. Being a game development institution this is the first time Backstage pass is venturing into esports. Speaking on esports market, Backstage Pass founder and president Surya. P expressed, “In next five years, I … Read More

‘Red Dead Online’ concludes beta version and incorporates a chain of updates
6:30 pm PDT 15/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Rockstar Games have announced on their official blog post that the beta version of Red Dead Online has now come to an end with a massive update on the game. The blog post reveals “Red Dead Online brings a host of new gameplay including new cooperative story missions, free roam activities and the addition of Poker alongside a range of updates and improvements that strengthen and stabilise the foundational world of the Red Dead Online experience.” The company has thanked all the … Read More

How Innovative Animation continues to be the difference maker in Slot Gaming
5:30 pm PDT 15/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Online slot gaming is rather different from traditional video games in that video games can win over fans with a story and the gameplay style even if graphics and animation are lacking. You only need to look as far as the global phenomenon Minecraft to see that animation doesn’t have to be a standout feature in video games In slot gaming, however, with the physical gameplay very much the same across the board – pressing spin to play – and … Read More

Games2win launches REPLAY Gaming Fund to target gaming startups and entrepreneurs
4:30 pm PDT 15/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Games2win India a  publisher of casual mobile games has announced the launch of its REPLAY Gaming Fund that is targeted at gaming startups and entrepreneurs.  Why Replay Gaming Fund? Games2win CEO and co-founder Alok Kejriwal, explains, “Over the past decade of creating and publishing mobile games, we have realised that most gaming start-ups and their entrepreneurs encounter four major problems that overwhelm and often defeat them. The first: most games planned on paper don’t come out the same way, in addition to several … Read More

Overwatch League and Upper Deck sign multi-year exclusive trading card and collectibles deal
10:30 am PDT 15/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Upper Deck and the Overwatch League has announced a multi-year deal for licensed collectables that includes the official esports league trading card release as well as stickers, sticker books, prints, posters and memorabilia.  The collaboration with the Overwatch League marks the first venture into esports for Upper Deck. “Collaborating with Upper Deck allows the Overwatch League to offer fans everywhere the opportunity to collect and trade exclusive cards and collectables—featuring their favourite teams and players—that can be cherished for years … Read More