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Report: Prey 2 reboot in development at Arkane Austin

The Austin, TX branch of Dishonored developer Arkane Studios has begun pre-production on a reboot of Prey 2, according to a Kotaku report citing supposedly leaked internal emails written by Arkane Studios' creative director, Raphael Colantonio. "Austin has officially been green lit for its own...

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See results of Media Molecule's game jam in Austin on March 7

When Media Molecule makes a game for real, it's about leading burlap heroes through infinite player-created levels, or interacting with a virtual paper world. The company's PS4 concept was about shaping virtual clay with a Move. So when freed from practical or commercial concerns, we imagine the...

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Nation of Indies teaches Austin devs how to become indie

The folks behind Austin, Texas' Juegos Rancheros initiative have taken it upon themselves to mitigate the damage caused by the absurd number of gaming layoffs that have affected this region over the last year, and they're doing so through education. Nation of Indies is a free, single-day crash...

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Crytek USA to be headed by former Vigil boss

Crysis developer Crytek has formed Crytek USA Corp. in Austin, Texas. Crytek notes the Austin studio is its ninth worldwide and will be headed by former Vigil general manager David Adams, who'll oversee a team of "35 experienced developers." Gamasutra asked Crytek if the new Austin studio was...

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Starhawk dev lays off 24, 'much smaller studio' to focus on first iOS title [Update]

Update: Lightbox Interactive President Dylan Jobe has told Joystiq his company will see "a sizable reduction in staff." Twenty-four staff members have been informed that Friday will be their final day at the Texas-based developer. Jobe added that "all 24 of them are getting a severance package."...

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Make an Adventure Time game in 48 hours next week

What time is it? Frantic, sleepless coding time! A last-minute event has been added to the upcoming Fantastic Arcade celebrations in Austin, TX: a 48-hour game jam in which participants will attempt to create games about, based on, inspired by, or otherwise tied into Cartoon Network's wonderful...

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Rooster Teeth Expo 2013 bites Austin July 5 - 7

Rooster Teeth, the production company behind Red vs. Blue and a slew of other video adventures, has announced the dates for its third annual Rooster Teeth Expo, or RTX. The event will be held at the Austin Convention Center (which also happens to house GDC: Online every year) from Friday, July 5...

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Go back in time, destroy warships at Austin's Fantastic Arcade next month

Fantastic Arcade, the annual independent game showcase attached to the Fantastic Fest film festival, revealed its official selections for this year's event this week. Capy's Super TIME Force, Vlambeer's Luftrausers, and Dennaton's Hotline Miami are on display as the "main competition," along with...

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SXSWi ScreenBurn Arcade to host Street Fighter X Tekken tournament

SXSWi, the "interactive" technology portion of Austin's South by Southwest festival that runs between March 9 and 13, also hosts ScreenBurn, a three-day gaming conference and expo. The ScreenBurn Arcade portion of ScreenBurn is open to the general public, and to kick things off the first day of the...

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Play GIRP on dance pads, two-player QWOP in Austin this weekend

This is going to be really embarrassing, and potentially painful. This Sunday the Austin game collective, Juegos Rancheros, will host the Foddy Winter Olympics, featuring new and bizarre versions of Bennett Foddy's finger-twisting games. You'll be able to face off against a friend in a race to the...

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