Smooth Operator is the first full release from Beardo Games. It made a splash at both the GDC 2015 and SXSW 2015. It was not necessarily well received, but indeed, it was received. It was the most memorable game launched at the GDC’s Big Indie Pitch this year, and possibly the most interesting game at SXSW as well. Mechanically, it’s a cooperative two-player game (in which the chosen two characters make out). Smooth Operator includes over 16 unique, selectable characters. It combines the absolute powers of hilarity and discomfort. Pay attention to Beardo Games! More is to come. Continue reading “Smooth Operator, the GDC’s Make Out Darling”…
Apr 24, 2015 Smooth Operator, the GDC’s Make Out Darling
Mar 13, 2015 Motion Media’s Top 8 GDC Picks
Motion Media attended the GDC 2015 last week. We went, we saw, we conquered. Now we are catching up on our sleep. Check out our top 8 picks for the most exciting attractions featured at the convention hall. Additionally, at the end of this article, enjoy a photo of the author rendered as an action figure with boils covering her chin (kindly distributed by the folks at 3D + Me HALO Guardians).
Who wouldn’t choose the Oculus booth for their top GDC pick? Oculus is simply the coolest kid on the playground. We aren’t trying to start an uprising here. Like the other plebeians of the GDC, we waited in line to try the Oculus demo for about two hours. Our joints were aching and we skipped lunch, but we waited until we were called upon.
Here’s what GDC participants discovered: Continue reading “Motion Media’s Top 8 GDC Picks”…
Made with Marmalade
Motion Media is now the only reseller in the United States for native app development software Marmalade. The Marmalade SDK enables developers to deploy code across multiple platforms and devices from a single code base in C++, Lua, HTML or Objective-C. Learn More
Here’s snippets from a recent article from Developer, highlighting apps made with Marmalade benefits:
In today’s market, developing games natively for each of your target platforms can be a chore – particularly in the increasingly fragmented mobile sector…
“Doubling of code also means doubling of bugs and support needed. So you would need to double your development staff and double the code, which brings double the bugs and pushes up risk and complexity.”
The answer for many is to use cross-platform development tools, such as Marmalade. Creating a game that can be easily deployed to multiple devices and app stores, without compromising on performance, takes much of the pain out of multi-format native development – perfect for studios such asTalisman: Digital Edition developer Nomad Games, for which MD and co-founder Don Whiteford says cross-platform releases are “a fundamental business strategy”.
Manojlovic says there are many advantages to cross-platform development: “You only have to develop one game code, and it will work on all the different platforms, such as iOS, Android, Windows, and more. Also, for the most part, you don’t have to deal with the system specifics of each platform.
“It can save you a tremendous amount of time and resources. Instead of having a team of platform-specific specialists to keep your code up-to-date, you can focus your resources on where it counts – delivering a superb user-experience. I don’t think we would be able to put out such a polished and fun game in the timeframe we had without Marmalade.”
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Jun 10, 2014 Quixel SUITE Open Beta!
The Quixel team has released the open beta for the NEW DDO, NDO and 3DO SUITE. Open beta runs till September 8, and can be used for commercial projects.
Customers who already have DDO and NDO will receive the SUITE when released for FREE.
Don’t have DDO and NDO? Pre-order the Quixel SUITE here, and get a FREE MEGASCANS starter pack.
More info and Quixel SUITE beta access here.
Quixel’s immensely popular NDO and DDO have been completely re-imagined, bringing faster texturing experiences than ever. 3DO, a new previewer included with all tools for free, throws physically based rendering into the mix. And finally; Introducing MEGASCANS, the world’s largest real-world surface scan resource.