The game development industry brings something new all the time. General Arcade shows the most interesting releases, updates and news of the past week, which are recommended reading for both industry veterans and novice developers.
Including Quake 2 code 64.
$1.4m gross in 18 days. The median time in the game is 10 hours. The release had 100k wishlists (the original had 10k).
Treat this as an opportunity to evaluate the local market, find expertise and build new connections. At the F2P Campus, for example, we talked to one of the creators of Assassins.
The Unreal Engine team sat down with the developers at Avalanche Software to find out how they applied the lessons they learned while working on Disney Infinity and 25 to Life to create such a huge open world.
The Unreal Engine team spoke with KeelWorks about the development of the first project, the transition from animation to game development, and how the two Epic MegaGrants played a “vital role” in the team’s journey.
An example of a specific game where tweets from such an account did a good job of boosting the number of additions to the Steam doing lists.
Barney Pratt of Supermassive Games talks about some of the technical systems, creativity and solutions that have brought award-winning quality. The video focuses on believable character sound, interactive mixing, musical direction, and spatial audio.
Behavior Interactive Senior Producer Julien Tolschuk-Jalbert and Senior Creative Director Ashley Pannell explain why not crunching is a value to start with managers.
This post introduces the idea of using decals to control post-processing and object-level effects.
In 2022, the source code of the game leaked to the network. The author of the article has completely revised them, and it compiles under Windows, Linux, macOS and WASM.
Jonathan Hales of Kasedo Games discussed the key elements of a publisher-developer partnership, laid out initial criteria for developers, and shed light on the support independent developers can expect from Kasedo Games.
An implementation of Tiled Deferred Shadow is presented, with performance measurements and quality results.
Beth Molloy, speaking at GDC 2023, talks about how, as the community manager of the indie hit Vampire Survivors, she managed a community of millions of players with no experience in the field.