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GDC Europe survey finds devs flocking to PC, mobile

The European wing of the Game Developers Conference has unveiled the second annual European State of the Industry Survey, a study that suggests most European game developers see their future on the PC or mobile devices. According to the survey, PC and mobile platforms boast the lion's share of...

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GDC Europe enjoys record attendance

GDC Europe, which occurred right before Gamescom, had approximately 2,250 visitors attend from 56 countries. This is an increase from the "around 2,000" attendees in 2012. The talk of the show was the uses of the Oculus Rift VR headset. We also went over some virtual reality challenges we picked...

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Ridiculous Fishing reels in 300,000 sales at $3, but it was almost F2P

Ridiculous Fishing has sold 300,000 copies on the Apple App Store, Vlambeer founders Jan Willem Nijman and Rami Ismail announced during their GDC Europe presentation. Ismail pointed out that the game sells for $3, so ... "It's nice," Nijman said. Ridiculous Fishing made a statement on the App...

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Secrets of Rætikon dev: Console launch titles are too risky

Broken Rules doesn't want to develop another launch title for any console. Its most recent game, Chasing Aurora, debuted with the Wii U last year and that experience colored the studio's approach to developing its next game, Secrets of Rætikon. "We just won't risk another console launch,"...

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Far Cry 3 creative director discusses JRPG-inspired Child of Light

As expected, Far Cry 3 Creative Director Patrick Plourde revealed a few details on his JRPG project Child of Light at GDC Europe. Described as a mix between Limbo and Final Fantasy 6, the game will feature both turn-based combat and side-scrolling gameplay. The Ubi Art Framework will be the...

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Far Cry 3's creative director to unveil Child of Light at GDC Europe

Far Cry 3 creative director Patrick Plourde will unveil his current project, Child of Light, during an upcoming session at Game Developers Conference Europe in August. During his talk, Plourde will discuss "the unique challenges and opportunities of producing a small title within the walls of...

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Watch the entire GoldenEye 007 postmortem from GDC Europe

We've already covered ex-Rare developer Martin Hollis' GoldenEye 007 postmortem presentation quite a bit, but the GDC Vault has now made the entire presentation available for free. We managed to note the highlights in our previous piece, but Hollis covered much more ground in the hour-long talk...

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GDC Europe breaks record in 2012 with 2,100 attendees

It may sound adorable and small next to Gamescom's record attendee count of 275,000 people, but the concurrent GDC Europe also celebrated its own attendance record in 2012. The much less public, much more intimate GDC Europe counted "over 2100 game professionals" as attendees in 2012. The breakdown...

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Battlefield series celebrates 10 year anniversary: over 50 million served

DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson took to GDC Europe today to celebrate his company's 20-year anniversary and the 10-year anniversary of its "core franchise," Battlefield. He revealed that the series has "served" more than 50 million players, and added that DICE is "still in love."...

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Why Epic Games hasn't made Shadow Complex 2 (but 'never say never')

When Shadow Complex was released in 2009, it received critical praise and became a commercial hit. After Epic Games announced that Chair's next game would instead be an iOS title named Infinity Blade, many were curious as to what had happened to the obligatory, post-success sequel. "The reviews...

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