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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...

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Cross-platform Android and iOS gaming arriving through Google Play

Android phone and tablet owners and iOS devotees might not be quite so divided in the video game space soon. Features recently added to Google Play game services, the tool used by developers to manage items like leaderboards and achievements in Android, included new multiplayer options for iOS...

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Unity 5 revealed, includes improved lighting, audio

Unity Technologies has unveiled the next iteration of its increasingly ubiquitous cross-platform game engine, appropriately dubbed "Unity 5." Described as a "massive update," Unity 5 features a "completely overhauled audio system," physical shaders and enhanced real-time lighting. Additionally,...

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Dear Esther dev ditches Source for Unity after unpleasant surprises

For the past two months, environment artist Robert Briscoe has been working to make Dear Esther run in Unity, rather than Valve's Source Engine, and he has some pretty gifs to show for it. He's bringing the entire game to Unity, six years after it launched as a free Source engine mod and two years...

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Unity engine comes to Vita with full feature set in tow

In its ongoing quest to support every gaming platform in existence, the Unity engine is now available to developers on Sony's Vita handheld. According to a blog post on the Unity website, the Vita version of Unity supports all of the handheld's unique features including touchscreen sensitivity,...

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Catlateral Damage chronicles the life of a destructive kitty

Ever wonder why cats love knocking stuff off of shelves? Because it's fun, that's why. Indie developer Chris Chung tackles this aspect of feline fascination in Catlateral Damage, a first-person action game that casts the player in the role of a particularly destructive cat. In Catlateral...

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Bubsy 3D tribute is this week's best weird 15 minutes

The abstract, retro-inspired minds of Arcane Kids crafted a suitably bizarre, beautifully bad tribute to Bubsy 3D this week, and you can play it in your browser right now. While it ostensibly resembles the 1996 PlayStaton game, Arcane Kids' version takes you on an unwieldy tour of the real-life...

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Unity license free for ID@Xbox developers

Microsoft announced this morning that all developers in the ID@Xbox program will have free access to the Unity game engine, which has become the go-to cross-platform backbone of game development. The Xbox One add-on for Unity is planned for 2014. "Will we devote marketing and promotion to...

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Nintendo 'very aware' of desire for Wii U, 3DS unified accounts

Dan Adelman, Nintendo of America's go-to indie guy, recently told Destructoid that although Nintendo is "very much aware" of customer feedback calling for unified accounts across the Wii U and 3DS eShop, there is currently nothing to announce regarding the feature. "We don't have anything new to...

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Unity adding Xbox One support in 2014 [Update: 2014, not this year]

Update: It turns out Helgason misspoke, as Unity representatives got in touch with Joystiq and clarified that Unity will not be available on Xbox One until 2014. Here's the statement from Helgason: "During an interview with OXM in July, I misspoke and suggested that Unity for Xbox One would be...

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