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Sony eases PS4 indie development with new publishing tools

As if Sony's support of independent developers hasn't been apparent enough, the console manufacturer will make it easier for indies to bring their games to Sony's platforms. The company announced partnerships today to offer PS4 exporting tools for game development software GameMaker: Studio and Mon...

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Burnout creators set out to find paradise in new studio

When Criterion Games co-founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry both left the developer in January, they revealed plans to open a new studio. That studio is Three Fields Entertainment, and according to recent tweets from Ward, it is seeking talented individuals that are "skilled in at least three fie...

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First run of ID@Xbox Games arriving on Xbox One closer to March 2014

The broad launch window for the first run of ID@Xbox games is narrowing, as program director Chris Charla said the first set of indie games will start to arrive near the end of Q1 2014. Speaking with Edge, Charla said the launch dates "will be early in the New Year, in the first three months... I w...

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First batch of self-publishing Xbox One developers include Double Fine, Crytek

Microsoft listed 33 developers that will be participating in its ID@Xbox self-publishing program for Xbox One. The list of those that applied and were approved by Microsoft included Iron Galaxy (Divekick), Crytek (Crysis, Far Cry), Halfbrick Studios (Fruit Ninja), Demiurge Studios (Shoot Many Robot...

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Microsoft partners with Japanese developers, games to be announced in 2014

Microsoft has signed on some Japanese development teams to bolster the Xbox One's presence in that region, Microsoft Studios Corporate VP Phil Spencer told Kotaku. Spencer said the as-yet-unannounced games will be revealed in 2014, and that they will be "full Japanese games" as opposed to downloada...

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Apple's developer site partially restored after hack

Apple has partially restored access to its developer services, which went down for maintenance on Thursday, July 18 after being hacked. "We appreciate your patience as we work to bring our developer services back online," an update on Apple's developer site reads. "Certificates, Identifiers &...

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Apple developer site hacked, names and addresses possibly compromised

Apple's developer website was hacked last week, according to an email sent to developers. The website reportedly went down for maintenance on Thursday, July 18. "Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website," the em...

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Gunpoint success allows dev to become independent, Mac and Linux ports on the way

Writer and developer Tom Francis originally planned his game, Gunpoint, as a showcase piece to earn him a job at a game development studio, but after seeing the success of the title so far he says he doesn't need to join another studio. As you can see above, Francis hit his initial goal for the...

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The iam8bit Entertainment System's homemade console premieres in Los Angeles

The iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles premiered its latest video game-related art show last night, called the iam8bit Entertainment System. The centerpiece of the show was Travis Chen's homemade two-player console, which is a custom-made PC running MAME encased in natural bamboo, with two homemade con...

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Adult Swim's Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe hitting Steam soon

Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe, a crazy mix of Tetris and Mega Man created by developer Andrew Morrish and published by Adult Swim, comes to Steam later today. The project started as a Flash game (playable for free) in which you shoot groups of blocks that fall from above. The "Deluxe" part is n...

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