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'You can feel their pulse fading': How Reaping Rewards tells an emotional story in VR
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:21:00 -0400

Today at VRDC Fall 2017, Limitless founder Tom Sanocki explains what he's learned about the art of making immersive, affecting VR experiences -- and how fellow VR devs could do the same. ...

VR as an effective tool for exposure therapy & phobia treatment
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:39:00 -0400

During VRDC Fall 2017 in San Francisco today, executive director of Checkpoints Organisation Jennifer Hazel lead a discussion that covered what makes a VR experience effective for phobia treatment. ...

Raw Data devs share their missteps so you won't make them too
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:33:00 -0400

"Today we're going to tell you everything that went wrong with Raw Data," said Survios design director Mike McTyre, alongside Survios CT Alex Silkin at VRDC Fall 2017 today. ...

Video: Creating the striking underwater seascapes of Abzu
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:06:00 -0400

At GDC 2017, Giant Squid's Matt Nava gives a behind-the-scenes look at the processes he and the rest of the team developed to create the vibrant, teeming underwater world of Abzu. ...

How presence in VR is beneficial for human research
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:54:00 -0400

During VRDC 2017 in San Francisco today, head of virtual reality and game design at IBM Research Aldis Sipolins lead a discussion about what VR means for human research. ...

Campo Santo's Nels Anderson opens new game dev studio: Caledonia
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:51:00 -0400

"I've started a cool team of people to make a sweet video game," Anderson, who previously made games at Campo Santo and Klei Entertainment, announced on Twitter. ...

Get a job: Mindshow is hiring a VR Software Engineer
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:05:00 -0400

Mindshow is looking for a VR Software Engineer with real-world experience developing AAA games, solid knowledge in the fundamentals of engineering and computer science, and a passion for VR. ...

Nintendo Accounts now support two-step verification via Google Authenticator
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:55:00 -0400

Nintendo has now joined the ranks of game companies that allow players to add an additional layer of security to their online accounts. ...

Alt.Ctrl.GDC needs your unique alternative controller games!
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:34:00 -0400

The 2018 Game Developers Conference has opened a call for submissions to ALT.CTRL.GDC, that popular on-site special exhibit which highlights unique control methods for playing games! ...

The world is the genre: How devs can make more meaningful VR/MR games
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:19:00 -0400

At VRDC Fall 2017, XEODesign chief and game designer Nicole Lazzaro outlines possible futures for VR/AR/MR games -- and walks devs through what they can expect to do to get there. ...

Hackers hijack Final Fantasy Brave Exivus dev Gumi's website with ransom demand
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:49:00 -0400

The group briefly replaced Gumi's website with a ransom demand and distributed roughly $40 worth of in-game currency to Final Fantasy Brave Exivus players. ...

Did the unique indie business model of Honey Rose work?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:37:00 -0400

"I can't count Honey's business model as a success, as to this day, the game has sold an incredibly low amount of copies relative to its number of players." ...

Bluehole hits out at Epic for 'replicating' Battlegrounds in Fortnite
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:32:00 -0400

Epic Games has managed to rile up PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole by announcing a new battle royale mode for its own game, Fortnite. ...

Blizzard will start dishing out permanent Overwatch bans next week
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:25:00 -0400

Starting on September 27, the developer will begin dishing out permanent Competitive Play bans to any player who accumulates three or more seasonal bans.  ...

Viveport gifting devs 100% of revenue made over the holidays
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:41:00 -0400

HTC plans to mark the one-year anniversary of its Viveport virtual reality platform by letting developers keep 100 percent of revenue made from sales during the holidays. ...


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