Entries in 'Development' (128)

Australia's gaming fund revival to be 'key talking point' within upper house inquiry

Australia's gaming fund revival to be 'key talking point' within upper house inquiry

Senator Ludlam: "looking at it from a purely hard-headed economic perspective, we are missing an extraordinary opportunity here"

Alessandro Gaudiosi
by Alessandro Gaudiosi
on Jul 14th 2015 at 12:23PM in News
The BBC to issue every UK year 7 student with a Micro Bit computer

The BBC to issue every UK year 7 student with a Micro Bit computer

11 and 12 year old children across the UK will be issued with a pocket-sized codeable computer courtesy of the BBC.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Jul 8th 2015 at 8:42AM in News
Australian Senate to examine game industry

Australian Senate to examine game industry

Australian Greens deputy leader Senator Scott Ludlam has secured a Senate Inquiry into Australia's video games development industry.

by Joab Gilroy
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 6:19PM in News
A developmental Blind spot

A developmental Blind spot

Playing with the concept of sight in video games isn't especially new. Whatever the purpose – tension, difficulty, realism – removing or impairing the player's ability to see their surroundings ...

by Joab Gilroy
on Jun 1st 2015 at 3:52PM in News

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PAX Australia Indie Showcase Submissions Open

PAX Australia Indie Showcase Submissions Open

PAX Australia is accepting submissions for the 2015 edition of its Indie Showcase today.

by Joab Gilroy
on May 5th 2015 at 10:33AM in News
UK spends £14-million in games tax breaks in first year

UK spends £14-million in games tax breaks in first year

The figure is within the £15-million budget.

Joel Van Daal
by Joel Van Daal
on Apr 24th 2015 at 9:07AM in News
2K Australia shuts down

2K Australia shuts down

A source has told Kotaku Australia that 2K Australia, the company's studio in Canberra, is closing and all staff are out of work.

by Joab Gilroy
on Apr 16th 2015 at 12:44PM in News
Perth developer Gnomic Studios discusses launching on Steam

Perth developer Gnomic Studios discusses launching on Steam

Square Heroes, a multiplayer 2D arena shooter by Gnomic Studios out of Perth, Australia, launched on Steam today. The game – one of the last recipients of Screen Australia's funding ...

by Joab Gilroy
on Apr 11th 2015 at 9:57AM in News

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Richard Jolly talks Dirty Bomb

Richard Jolly talks Dirty Bomb

We talked to Richard Jolly, co-founder of Splash Damage, about monetising a free-to-play game and the dangers of leaving the triple-A publisher cycle.

by Joab Gilroy
on Apr 3rd 2015 at 10:57AM in News
Dean "Rocket" Hall hints at bold future plans

Dean "Rocket" Hall hints at bold future plans

Dean Hall, the creator of the wildly successful DayZ has outlined his studio's future in a recent blog post.

by Joab Gilroy
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 2:02PM in News
Freeplay announces Austin Wintory as Keynote

Freeplay announces Austin Wintory as Keynote

Austin Wintory, the first videogame composer to earn a Grammy Award nomination, will head to Melbourne in April to deliver the Keynote speech.

by Joab Gilroy
on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:01PM in News
Opaque Multimedia announces Earthlight

Opaque Multimedia announces Earthlight

Earthlight is a first person exploration game taking place on the International Space Station, putting players in the shoes of an astronaut in a realistic simulation of the artificial satellite.

by Joab Gilroy
on Feb 25th 2015 at 3:11PM in News

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Made to Order: Ready at Dawn talks quality over quantity

Made to Order: Ready at Dawn talks quality over quantity

A week ahead of the launch of Ready at Dawn's first new IP, The Order: 1886, Develop seized the opportunity to chat with game director Dana Jan and technology director ...

by Joab Gilroy
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:07AM in News
Freeplay Independent Games Festival announces 2015 dates, Chair for Awards

Freeplay Independent Games Festival announces 2015 dates, Chair for Awards

Melbourne's Freeplay Independent Games Festival will take place from April 10th to the 19th this year.

by Joab Gilroy
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
BioWare Austin cancels Shadow Realms

BioWare Austin cancels Shadow Realms

BioWare Austin's Shadow Realms has been cancelled, studio GM Jeff Hickman has revealed.

by Joab Gilroy
on Feb 10th 2015 at 12:07PM in News
INTERVIEW: Lucas Davis from BattleCry Studios talks freemium and the ANZ beta

INTERVIEW: Lucas Davis from BattleCry Studios talks freemium and the ANZ beta

We sat down recently with Lucas Davis, the design director for Bethesda's upcoming free-to-play game which has an exclusive beta kicking off soon in Australia and New Zealand.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jan 29th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Snapshot: The Wellington Development Scene

Snapshot: The Wellington Development Scene

The relatively small city of Wellington on the North Island employs almost 100 full time game developers (roughly one quarter of New Zealand's total game development sector), and has a ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Dec 19th 2014 at 2:27PM in News
Anita Sarkeesian heads down under for the All About Women festival

Anita Sarkeesian heads down under for the All About Women festival

That's exactly what Anita Sarkeesian will be doing on 8th March (that's International Women's Day incidentally) when she flies down to Sydney to join an already great lineup for a ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:50PM in News
VIDEO: War and Games Panel featuring Cory Davis and Michal Drozdowski

VIDEO: War and Games Panel featuring Cory Davis and Michal Drozdowski

The event was hosted at SAE Institute in Sydney earlier this week, and was the result of a joint effort by Macquarie University and The Ethics Centre.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 27th 2014 at 10:46AM in News
CD Projekt Red talks control and internal PR

CD Projekt Red talks control and internal PR

There's almost total vertical integration when you factor in GOG as a retail channel. How did the decision to retain so much control over the process from top to bottom ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 24th 2014 at 12:36PM in News
Funding boost on the cards for Victoria

Funding boost on the cards for Victoria

Innovation Minister Louise Asher has pledged AUD$1.5 million spread across three years, in a move welcomed by the Game Developers' Association of Australia.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 24th 2014 at 11:08AM in News
CD Projekt Red talks control and internal PR

CD Projekt Red talks control and internal PR

There's almost total vertical integration when you factor in GOG as a retail channel. How did the decision to retain so much control over the process from top to bottom ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 21st 2014 at 11:49AM in News
War and Games under the microscope

War and Games under the microscope

The Ethics Games and War event in Sydney next week will be hosted by SAE Institute in Sydney, and will feature Cory Davis, lead designer of Spec Ops: The Line ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 18th 2014 at 12:07PM in News
iFEST returns to Australian cities in 2014

iFEST returns to Australian cities in 2014

Now in its fourth year, AIE is promising that this year's iFEST will be the biggest series of events yet.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 12th 2014 at 12:58PM in News
Executive producer of The Crew talks about the tools of the trade

Executive producer of The Crew talks about the tools of the trade

Tell me about the early plan for bringing all of the USA into a single racing game.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Nov 11th 2014 at 12:30PM in News