Crytek’s CryEngine update focuses on novice game devs

Crytek is still throwing punches. The Hunt: Showdown developer wants to keep competing in the game-development toolkit space. To do that, it has released version 5.5 of CryEngine. You can download the update right now and get its numerous improvements and new features. While Crytek uses CryEngine in its own games, it also licenses it out […]

Sharkmob is the new studio from ex-Division and Hitman devs

EXCLUSIVE: Sharkmob is the latest indie studio to spring forth from the deep talent pool of triple-A developers. Its founders have racked up more than a decade each at Ubisoft Massive, working on the likes of Tom Clancy’s The Division and IO Interactive’s Hitman. Today the new studio announced that it’s working on a multiplayer […]

‘Devs’: Here’s What Alex Garland’s FX TV Series is About

Writer/director Alex Garland left a huge mark with his 2015 directorial debut Ex Machina and sliced his way through our psyches in a much different way with this year’s Annihilation. Last month, we heard he would be following that up with a new science fiction TV series for FX. Now the cable channel has officially ordered […]

PUBG servers DOWN as Battlegrounds devs release new update

A lot of players will find themselves unable to access Battlegrounds on Steam tonight. That’s because developers at Bluehole Inc. are performing scheduled maintenance tonight that’s going to last a few hours. PUBG Servers will be down for around three hours, which is certainly going to eat into prime playtime for many. It’s betters news […]

Game devs respond to Trump with video highlighting games’ art and beauty

President Donald Trump showed a reel of video game violence last week during a meeting with the game industry as part of an attempt to find solutions to gun violence. And this week, the game industry has responded with an 88-second reel — the same length as Trump’s video — showing the beauty of games. […]

PUBG Servers DOWN as Battlegrounds devs launch new update

Developers at Bluehole Inc. are performing scheduled maintenance tonight that’s going to leave a lot of players on the sidelines. PUBG Servers are down for the next three hours, meaning that a lot of prime time playing in certain regions is being eaten up. Battlegrounds status will be offline until around 5am, UK, or 9pm […]

Flight-sim devs say hidden password-dump tool was used to fight pirates [Updated]

Enlarge The usually staid world of professional-grade flight simulations was rocked by controversy over the weekend, with fans accusing mod developer FlightSimLabs (FSLabs) of distributing “malware” with an add-on package for Lockheed Martin’s popular Prepar3d simulation. The developer insists the hidden package was intended as an anti-piracy tool but has removed what it now acknowledges […]

CROSS POST – Smithsonian American Art Museum Puts Out Call For Indie Devs

The following is a repost from Gamasutra. To see the original post, click here. The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) Arcade is a yearly event that celebrates game culture and the work of indie game developers, and submissions for the museum’s fourth annual SAAM arcade are now open. This is a good opportunity for devs […]

Interaxon measures brainwaves to give VR devs more data for game design

Interaxon started out developing wearables like its Muse headband meditation tool, and it’s now applying its learnings to virtual reality. Its new Muse Virtual Reality aftermarket add-ons will attach to the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR headsets to pick up users’ brainwaves and collect information about how they’re reacting to stimuli. The company is […]

‘Dreams,’ the new game from ‘LittleBigPlanet’ devs, lands in 2018

We’ve been wondering about Dreams for a while now. First announced in 2015 as a trippy, user-controlled kind of world-creating game, Dreams is the new title from LittleBigPlanet studio Media Molecule and it’s due to hit PlayStation 4 in 2018. The release date is new — Media Molecule has been remarkably silent about Dreams over […]