TeamSid’s VR title ‘Biohazard Zones’ initiates its Indiegogo pitch
3:00 pm PDT 19/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

‘Biohazard Zones’ is a VR exclusive game where the player is given the chance to step into a variety of personalities at each scenario during apocalypse caused by Bio-War that takes place in the year 2020. The story of the game opens somewhere in Afghanistan where leaders from various terrorist organisations meet to plan Bio-War. The story then eventually takes you to experience the results of the war in China, Japan, US, UK, Germany, India and Africa. A narrative gameplay with … Read More

Google takes down gaming apps with porn malware
2:00 pm PDT 15/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Google has announced that it has taken down 60 gaming apps from the Play Store. This development comes after security firm Check Point revealed in a blog post that many apps in the Play Store are infected by malicious software which displayed pornographic advertisements and in some cases even tried to make users subscribe to premium services at their own cost. Going by the name of AdultSwine, the code apparently hides itself in the apps and once the users have … Read More

‘Dark Souls: Remastered’ will release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One; will also make its Nintendo Switch debut
5:00 pm PDT 12/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the most loved and critically acclaimed games of the last decade is coming back, but with promises of better specs and gameplay adjustment. Today From Software and Bandai Namco announced that the original Dark Souls will soon be joining the list of games on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on 25 May as Dark Souls: Remastered. The remastered title will also be coming to Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco announced earlier today as a part of a … Read More

A celebrity driven cooking game, ‘Domestic Diva’ featuring Shilpa Shetty Kundra is Viaan Industries’ latest offering
6:00 pm PDT 11/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Viaan Industries, promoted by Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra are set to bring about the first celebrity themed cooking game of the country – Domestic Diva with Shilpa Shetty as your mentor. The title will attempt to target both male and female audience across the world. The game has in place an opportunity to meet and greet with Shilpa Shetty Kundra on topping the monthly leaderboard. Shilpa Shetty Kundra says, “Domestic Diva is an addictive fun cooking game, where anyone … Read More

Xilam partners with Nazara to extend ‘Oggy and the Cockroaches’ into mobile games globally
5:00 pm PDT 11/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Xilam Animation is further boosting the Oggy and the Cockroaches brand into gaming with the appointment of Nazara Technologies, in a deal brokered via Xilam and licensing agent Dream Theatre. Nazara will launch a raft of new mobile games for younger audiences that caters to the brand values of Oggy and the Cockroaches. The first game is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2018 in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East. The series has a strong following on Facebook … Read More

Yoozoo Games Launches ‘Poker Champions’; eyes Indian social casino segment
12:00 pm PDT 10/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Yoozoo Games, the Shanghai based Gaming major that recently set its development centre at Pune, yesterday formally launched Poker Champions for the Indian market. The online mutiplayer social casino game incorporates the popular poker variation, Texas Hold’em Poker and is now available on Google Play and App Store. Poker Champions promises an authentic Texas Hold’em Poker experience by indulging in the world of luck, skills, bets, stakes and huge winnings. It is only a Social Casino game with no cashout. Highlighting … Read More

What goes into developing an online slot?
6:30 pm PDT 09/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Most people will have heard of slot games and a lot of people will have played them too. They’re huge business in an industry that’s worth trillions. When it comes to online casinos, you’ll be hard pushed to find any worth their salt, that don’t offer a selection of slot games for its visitors to enjoy. Nowadays slot games come with action packed game play, stunning visuals and animations as well as impressive audio. The animations in Rainbow Riches are … Read More

Nazara Technologies acquires a majority stake in NextWave Multimedia
2:00 pm PDT 09/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Nazara Technologies today acquired a majority stake in Chennai based NextWave Multimedia. NextWave multimedia is a mobile gaming company that predominately focuses on developing casual and multi-player mobile games in sports genre with over 100 million downloads in the last seven years. NextWave owns the IP of the most popular mobile cricket game in India – World Cricket Championship (WCC)  With acquisition of NextWave, Nazara, strengthens its portfolio of offerings in the virtual interactive sports genre in India and other emerging markets. The NextWave … Read More

‘Sachin Saga Cricket Champions’ reaches two million downloads; mobile esports event planned for IGS
4:30 pm PDT 08/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

JetSynthesys’ Sachin Saga Cricket Champions announced a milestone of achieving two million downloads within less than a month of its launch. The mobile game has now become one of the top-most downloaded cricket games on Google Play in the month following its launch and the fastest cricket game to reach this download milestone. Launched last month by the Master Blaster himself, the game attempts to give fans an opportunity to relive the legend’s career by stepping into his shoes. Sachin … Read More

Hi-Rez Studios’ ‘Paladins’ next to join the battle royale bandwagon
3:30 pm PDT 08/01/2018 By Krishanu Ghosal

Possibly the biggest success story in the gaming scene throughout the previous year would be PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). An unfinished MOD by a single person, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, topped the charts of Steam, making it the game with the highest number of concurrent players surpassing Valve’s Dota 2 and even Counter Strike: Global offensive. The game, before it was even formally released from early access, took over the gaming community by storm. Streamers and esports organisations were swift to hop … Read More

Five games which disappointed in 2017
6:00 pm PDT 05/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Many avid gamers prefer challenges, visually attractive landscapes and glorifying boss battles that will leave them gasping for breath. The year 2017 had seen some amazing games and some that either had problems with the plot, gameplay or had major glitches. We have culminated a list of some games, that we feel didn’t reach the potential of what a gamer would call as “Next Gen”. Road Rage Released in September 2017 Developed by Team 6 Studios Old school gamers will … Read More

ESA discontent with World Health Organisation’s classification of “Gaming Disorder”
11:30 am PDT 05/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

In its latest list of classified diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO), the public health division of the United Nations, has included “gaming disorder” as well. It has been listed alongside gambling disorder in the beta draft of International Classification of Diseases for 2018. Gaming disorder has been listed under “Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviours”. The draft further explains it as “Disorders due to addictive behaviours are recognisable and clinically significant syndromes associated with distress or interference with … Read More