There are a myriad of game models on the market that all require different modes of payment; straight up cold cash, micro-transactions, social engineering, etc. However, the financial model that seems to be the most successful overall is the so-called “free to play” game:
Android developers in and around Sacramento showed up at the free Android Game Dev Workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2013 to talk about Android and HTML5 development, as well as play with some pretty awesome Intel hardware. The workshop featured multiple presenters, expert demos, and of course, a chance to see what fellow Android and HTML5 developers are up to.
image courtesy Daniel Holmlund
This has been a week focusing on game development, specifically Ludum Dare, an incredibly popular event that brings developers from all around the world together to create amazing games in a very short amount of time. Mike Kasprzak, one of the original organizers of this amazing worldwide event, graciously took some time out of his very busy schedule to talk to me about Ludum Dare.
If you are in any way involved with game development, you’ve probably heard of Ludum Dare, a video game development competition that has been around since 2002. Mike Kasprzak, one of the original organizers of this amazing event, graciously took some time out of his very busy schedule to talk to me about Ludum Dare: what it is, how it got started, his role, and what importance this amazing event holds for those interested in game development as a whole.
What is Ludum Dare?
One of the most popular events throughout the year for independent game developers, game enthusiasts, and of course anyone interested in cosplay just wrapped up in Seattle, Washington over the Labor Day weekend. PAX Prime, an annual gaming convention held in Seattle and other venues around the world features great music, gaming, tons of exciting exhibits, and of course, contests.
Intel Level Up Game Demo Contest
If you’re a game developer looking for tools that will help you compete without breaking the bank in the process, you’ll want to check out Project Anarchy, a free mobile game development suite available for developers from Havok, which you might recognize as the physics engine used by most of the big name console and PC game platforms out there.
What is Havok?
by Steff Kelsey, Sr Software Developer @ Infrared5
It’s the eleventh hour and your application is going live tomorrow. But it’s sluggish! It’s jittery! It’s jarring! You wanted an immersive experience and you have already worked for weeks! You need to optimize!
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