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

PhonePe joins Dream11 to offer direct UPI payments solution
3:00 pm PDT 13/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

PhonePe the payments platform, has entered into a partnership with Dream11, India’s sports game. As part of the association, PhonePe is live and first to offer direct UPI payments solution on the Dream11 platform. Commenting on the partnership, PhonePe director – online business Ankit Gaur, said, “We are very excited to partner with Dream 11, the country’s biggest sports game. Over the last few years, Dream11 has seen phenomenal growth with a constantly growing user base. The next few months will see some of the biggest … Read More

The VFX story of Indian mythological content
6:00 pm PDT 12/02/2019 By Poonam Mondal

If you are a 90’s kid, you can recall those days when Sunday mornings were occupied by two epics – Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan and BR Chopra’s Mahabharat on Doordarshan. Have you ever wondered while watching how mesmerising the scene from Ramayan was when Ravana abducted Sita on a flying chariot; or the scene from Mahabharat where Bhishma Pitamaha remain undead even after being struck by hundreds of arrows? The reason behind those mesmerising scenes is the VFX/animation. Ever since the advent of … Read More

TurboPlay announces videogame engine support with Xenko
5:00 pm PDT 12/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

TurboPlay has announced gold sponsorship for the Xenko Game Engine and its open source community. “We’re pumped to have the opportunity to support the Xenko development team and work with them to develop amazing new technologies for their community and ours! Xenko is a modern game engine technology developed entirely in C#. Xenko’s technology has incredible potential in today’s gaming market. Through this partnership we can provide direct support to Xenko indie developers,” said Vince TurboPlay president and CEO McMullin. Launching … Read More

Pixels Academy considers AR VR technology as the next viable career option
11:30 am PDT 06/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

As technology is transforming rapidly, the incorporation of technology in day to day life has increased too. Technical innovations are poised to change the world forever where augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are jointly making it operational. The worldwide revenue of the growing market of AR/VR technologies is estimated to increase by 100 per cent or more in the next four years, according to the IDC report. Therefore AR/VR technology has a huge prospect in the market and … Read More

Is blockchain in India yet to become reality?
5:00 pm PDT 01/02/2019 By Poonam Mondal

“Science and technology revolutionise our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.”    -Arthur M. Schlesinger Blockchain is one such genre of technology that has always excelled during talks in every business meeting, technology summit, tech events and so on. Entrepreneurs, consumers and everyone directly or indirectly, less or more have been victimised with their system and their work has been compromised to piracy, whereas everyone has different stories to tell. Big corporate houses and research and development leaders like … Read More

VFX Technologies used to create magic on screen
12:00 pm PDT 23/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Did you have a nerve-racking moment while watching Ghost Protocol, when Top Cruise jumped off from the tallest building of the world, Burj Khalifa? The thought that Tom Cruise might have climbed the 110th floor jumped off the building might have boggled your mind. The fact is, these stunts were as dangerous as it looks and the funniest part is that the scene was shot on a partial set down at ground level, with CG building extensions as it was impractical to shoot … Read More

IIT Hyderabad takes an AI leap with introduction of B.Tech program in AI
6:30 pm PDT 18/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

India being synonymous to all things IT has been incorporating new tech into the day to day life. Artificial intelligence is one such technology that has gained a lot of traction worldwide and has evolved in ways that far exceed its original conception. Not only that, even the education system and courses are evolving and expanding with new incorporation of technology. Taking an example, recently Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad has launched a full- proof B.Tech program in Artificial Intelligence … Read More

HyperX unveils cloud gaming headset for PS4 in India
4:30 pm PDT 18/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company has launched the HyperX Cloud for PlayStation4 (PS4) gaming headset. Officially licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, the new headset is designed specifically for PlayStation 4 gamers with complementary PlayStation 4 blue colour accents, and HyperX comfort. The HyperX Cloud for PlayStation 4 is now available at online and retail stores at an MRP of Rs 9,990 along with a two-year warranty. HyperX Cloud is platform compatible with PlayStation 4, while offering … Read More

MR card game ‘Lightseekers’ to make its debut in PC and Mac
10:00 am PDT 18/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

PlayFusion, the developer and publisher of the MR trading card game Lightseekers will be making its long-awaited debut onto PC and MacBook. Building on the smash success of the game on Nintendo Switch, the Heroes of Tantos are making their way onto Steam in Q1 of 2019. The best part is that the game will support cross-play with mobile devices, the Nintendo Switch and now with Steam, so there’s a wealth of adventures to be had from day one. Over 750,000 players have … Read More

‘Myth-o-Katha’ goes AR and gets its second season
7:00 pm PDT 17/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Myth-o-Katha is back! The animated GIF series from the house of Vaanarsena Studios has returned with its second season from 14 January after a little hibernation. Available across several social media platforms, Myth-o-Katha focuses on one mythological character through three GIFs a week and is out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The second season has started with a fresh batch of characters and not all of them were heroes. Vaanarsena Studios’ ‘Senapati’ Vivek Ram revealed the reason for this temporary slumber … Read More

Guest Column| How immersive technologies (XR) will shape the Indian Industry in 2019?
12:00 pm PDT 14/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

XR- The 4th wave: extended-reality (XR) has opened-up limitless possibilities and real benefits for both businesses and consumers since 2013. Immersive technologies such as virtual-reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed-reality (MR) are the three major variants of XR. Unique offerings from these three technologies pose evident potentials to become mainstream in the next three to five years. Let’s try to do a brief investigation on where is the treasure, how different industries are harnessing themselves to harvest the benefits of … Read More