Why is it that some multiplayer games see an explosion of popularity at launch only to fizzle out six months later, while a select few seem to stick around indefinitely? William Kavanagh, who is a PhD student in Computer Science researching game balancing at the University of Glasgow, has a theory.
When asked if they thought game publishers should take a stance on societal issues, an overwhelming number of the 4000 players who took part in the Gamer Sentiment Study on Diversity and Inclusion said they were either neutral on the issue or in favour of it. Whatsmore, that sentiment held true across all demographics, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or having a disability.
UK-based developer and publisher Kwalee has selected AdInMo, the in-game mobile adtech platform to integrate immersive brand adverts into its smash-hit hyper-casual train game Off The Rails 3D
Recent research shows the number of mobile games downloaded has hit record levels, during the Covid19 crisis, with casual titles and match-three games among the most popular.
The full speaker lineup for next month's Designing With Data: The Future of Videogames event has been announced. The keynote presentation will be from Dr Luke Dicken, the Director of Applied AI at Zynga, where he leads a team driving innovation at the intersection of AI, Analytics, Game Development and Computational Creativity. Luke’s long term... Continue Reading →
What role does data play in designing, developing and running the world’s leading videogames? Data science company Effini has partnered with InGAME, the innovation centre for games and media enterprise in Dundee, to discuss and debate this issue, as part of Data Fest 2020. Taking place on March 11th, in the heart of Dundee’s thriving... Continue Reading →
A new research report from UKIE and the BFI shows Scotland as the fourth largest cluster in the UK's video games industry, with Edinburgh and Dundee in the top 10 cities for game development.
Scottish games technology company DeltaDNA has been bought by gaming giant Unity Technologies, for an undisclosed sum. According to Unity, DeltaDNA will continue to operate as a separate entity, providing analytics, player management tools and 'live ops' to developers on a global basis. DeltaDNA, which started life as Games Analytics, is already used by many... Continue Reading →
The Scottish Games Network, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise are working together to produce the first ever entirely comprehensive survey of Scotland's games industry.
Outplay has even more reason to celebrate the festive season this year. The company has just revealed that it's exceeded 20 million downloads of its mobile games. The company's portfolio of games is experiencing average downloads of around 32,000 per day across iOS and Android. Outplay's mobile games cover a broad spectrum of genres and... Continue Reading →