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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

Key strategies behind the success of game development
7:30 pm PDT 14/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

The exhilarating success rush in the video game industry has dialled up the revenue numbers so high,  becoming an adversary to movies and music industries in the domain of favourite past times. We are living in a world where the notion of videogames being kids’ playthings has demonstrably become a myth. In this day and age, there are people who actually prefer playing games over movies or TV shows and so on. The reason being people starting a game; whether a role … Read More

Rockstar Games Acquires Indian studio Dhruva Interactive for $7.9 million from Starbreeze
1:30 pm PDT 14/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Rockstar Games has acquired Indian art production studio Dhruva Interactive for $7.9 million from Starbreeze. As per the statement released on Starbreeze website, it has agreed to sell its 91.82 per cent stake in Dhruva – a division of Dhruva Infotech (P) Ltd – for $7.9 million. The studio will operate alongside Rockstar India, both continuing its work on current projects for clients and joining Rockstar’s current work in Bangalore. Starbreeze had acquired 90.5per cent  of Dhruva in December 2016 … Read More

e-xpress announces distribution partnership with Electronic Arts
10:30 am PDT 14/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

e-xpress Interactive Software , India’s  video games distributor, is pleased to announce a distribution agreement with Electronic Arts for packaged goods. “We are delighted to make this announcement. Electronic Arts are one of the world’s leading video game publishers and deliver some of the best content to consumers. Their commitment, innovation and passion to create high-quality content are admired by gamers across the world and in India. Through this partnership, we will work hard to support their success in our country,” … Read More

Arcadia University launches esports program for fall 2019
4:00 pm PDT 13/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Beginning in Fall 2019, Arcadia University will launch a co-educational esports program as a varsity sport where gamers will compete as part of Arcadia’s athletic programs. Some games that are being considered for implementation are League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Rocket League. Arcadia is renovating a 1,500-square-foot space on campus to serve as the central competition arena, which is expected to be completed in August 2019. “We are excited and proud to offer students a competitive, Division III environment in which to … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Here are few video games which you can play with your mom this Mother’s Day
7:00 pm PDT 10/05/2019 By Poonam Mondal

In the hustle and bustle of life, we often forget to acknowledge the efforts of the woman who stands by us holding the reins of our happiness, love, sorrow, tears, pain and more. Mothers are embodiments of endearment and beauty. From my first spoken word to my journey of becoming somebody’s wife, my mother has always been a guiding force in my life. While traversing the memory lane, I remembered when I got my first ever pocket video game as a … Read More

Zotac Cup presents the first charity tournament at Computex
4:00 pm PDT 09/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Zotac technology, a global manufacturer of innovation, is excited to announce that streamers and influencers worldwide will compete in the Zotac Cup Fight For Charity League of Legends (LOL) Tournament at Computex, one of the largest computer trade show in Asia, for an amazing cause to support charitable organizations around the world! The Grand Finals of Zotac Cup Fight For Charity LOL Tournament marks the first charity event Zotac cup has hosted, as well as the very first charity esports happening in … Read More

Audio Royale, the next ‘Fortnite’ upgrade
1:00 pm PDT 09/05/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

HEAR360 has announced the release of Audio Royale, the  PC-sound driver specially tuned for Fortnite. Audio Royale, a downloadable software app, offers gamers multiple audio personalisation options, and a free trial is available for a limited time. During the development of Audio Royale, a team of audio engineers observed many different play styles, then leveraged their proprietary Sonami audio engine to build features to give gamers an edge. But don’t worry, it’s not a cheat or a hack. Audio Royale … Read More