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EA's CEO on lessons learned from mobile Dungeon Keeper

With Dungeon Keeper's frequent ultimatum of giving into micro transactions or waiting hours to make another move, EA's mobile revival of the evil lair builder didn't win over many fans, new or old. Its reputation as one of the least player-friendly examples of free-to-play gaming was rampant...

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Forrest Gump gets translated to appropriate video game genre

If there's one thing video games can teach us, it's that it's never too late to bring an intellectual property back from the grave. Judge, jury, may we direct your attention to Exhibit A: Run Forrest Run, a free iOS game starring Forrest Gump. Yes, that Forrest Gump. The game is a...

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Joystiq Deals: HTML5 E-Learning Bundle, Deus Ex HR, Transistor

Attention developers! Looking for an easy way to learn HTML5 so you can produce mobile apps? Joystiq Deals has what you need in the HTML5 App Developer E-Learning Bundle, an online resource that offers over 23 hours of training courses that cover cross-platform mobile development. Normally priced...

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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake dev accused of stealing artwork [Update]

Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake has been accused of copying its map artwork from another artist, Athens, Greece-based Ilias Sounas. The illustrator posted a blog comparing art they completed in 2012 for Karios Games' MonsterUp Adventures to that of SleepNinja's game, which was funded on Kickstarter...

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Musical brawler The Rhythm of Fighters out now on iOS, Android

SNK Playmore has released The Rhythm of Fighters, a touchscreen-based iOS and Android rhythm game based on its long-running King of Fighters franchise. Similar in setup to SNK's Dreamcast obscurity Cool Cool Toon, The Rhythm of Fighters challenges players to tap and swipe the screen according to...

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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake out now for Android, iOS

SleepNinja's top-down puzzler Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake launches today on iOS and Android via Google Play and Amazon's app store. Since its release date was announced earlier this month, the game's price on mobile devices has increased by one dollar to $4.99. The "environmental puzzle" game,...

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Hit List Q&A: Monument Valley designer Ken Wong

In the "Hit List" from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the video game industry's top talents describe their current gaming addictions, their most anticipated releases and more. This week: Ken Wong, lead designer of Monument Valley. Ken Wong served as lead designer on ustwo's...

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 goes medieval on your grass

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is bringing the pain with the Dark Ages Part 1 expansion, available now. The update features a brand new, medieval world of zombie-infested levels, plus the Sun-shroom, Puff-shroom, Hypno-shroom and Sun Bean plants. The new undead offerings include a Knight Zombie and Jester...

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Pixel People dev LambdaMu unveils Dice Soccer League

LambdaMu Games, the developer behind adorable city-builder Pixel People, has decided to reboot 2011's Dice Soccer in the form of iOS "casual strategy" game Dice Soccer League. What exactly is a "casual strategy" game, you wonder? LambdaMu explains: "In Dice Soccer League, players get to...

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More than half of UK studios employ four people or fewer

Small game development studios are on the rise in the UK, as trade body TIGA revealed that 59 percent of all UK studios employ a permanent staff of four employees or fewer. The number is a significant jump from TIGA's report last year, which found that 50 percent of UK studios had similarly...

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