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The Podcast: When crowdfunding fails

The  Podcast: When crowdfunding fails The latest episode of The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast is available now, and takes a long, hard look at a business model that continues to make or break new video game ventures.

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Gets Its Second Batch Of Senran Kagura Costumes

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Gets Its Second Batch Of Senran Kagura Costumes Koei Tecmo previously released the Senran Kagura collaboration costumes from the shinobi girls into Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, and they proved that dreams come true again with its second set of outfits.The costumes are currently available on the Japanese PlayStation Store, and you can get them for 432 yen each or for the whole bundle of nine for 2,916 yen.

InnoGames picks up Warlords from Wooga

InnoGames picks up Warlords from Wooga Berlin & Hamburg, 23rd February 2017: Wooga and InnoGames are pleased to announce the sale and transfer of mobile strategy title Warlords from Wooga to the Hamburg-based online games provider, InnoGames.Going forward, a team at InnoGames will continue development and enrich the game with their strong knowledge of the strategy genre.

Final Fantasy XV Team Celebrates NieR: Automata’s Release With A Special Drawing

Final Fantasy XV Team Celebrates NieR: Automata’s Release With A Special Drawing NieR: Automata is already getting the iconic Engine Blade weapon from Final Fantasy XV, and now with the game’s release in Japan they got another collaboration, in the form of a drawing from the team.The illustration comes from the official Japanese Final Fantasy XV Twitter account congratulating the NieR: Automata team for the game’s release in Japan.

Gravity Rush 2’s Kat To Get A 2B Costume From NieR: Automata Collaboration

Gravity Rush 2’s Kat To Get A 2B Costume From NieR: Automata Collaboration Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed in a recent live stream to celebrate NieR: Automata’s release that Gravity Rush 2’s protagonist will get a collaboration costume of 2B from NieR: Automata.] The special talk from the “PlayStation Matsuri” event was mostly various developers there to celebrate the launch of NieR: Automata in Japan, and they pretty much decided on the spot to have a 2B costume for Kat as part of a collaboration.

Flaregames launches €20 million mobile game accelerator

Flaregames launches €20 million mobile game accelerator Over the next 18 months, the German mobile publisher Flaregames will offer a solution: a €20 million accelerator program, designed to bring its expertise and resources to bear on mid-to-late stage projects from emerging free-to-play developers.This is the thorny context in which the €20 million Flare Accelerator will operate; a program that MacInnes believes will recognise and combine the distinct strengths of both parties to get the best result for both.

Final Fantasy Explorers-Force Gets First Screens And Details, And It Looks Great So Far

Final Fantasy Explorers-Force Gets First Screens And Details, And It Looks Great So Far Square Enix recently revealed Final Fantasy Explorers-Force, an upcoming smartphone game based on the 3DS action RPG.Here are its first story details and a closer look with some new screenshots.

How to get Horizon: Zero Dawn’s secret armor that makes Aloy almost invincible

How to get Horizon: Zero Dawn’s secret armor that makes Aloy almost invincible Hiding away in a bunker in Horizon: Zero Dawn is a set of armour that’ll have you laughing in the face of death.At the beginning of Horizon: Zero Dawn a young Aloy will fall into an old, abandoned high-tech facility underground.

Swedish studio Gaming Corps secures 91m krona ahead of acquisitions

Swedish studio Gaming Corps secures 91m krona ahead of acquisitions The investment group will pour up to 91m Swedish krona into the developer over the next three years.The money comes from GEM's Global Yield Fund, and enables Gaming Corps to pursue a new strategy that centres around purchasing other studios.

Horizon Zero Dawn Gets A PS4 vs. PS4 Pro Frame Rates And Graphics Comparison Video

Horizon Zero Dawn Gets A PS4 vs. PS4 Pro Frame Rates And Graphics Comparison Video Guerilla Games’ upcoming open-world action RPG, Horizon Zero Dawn, releases in less than a week on PS4, and a new Digital Foundry video compares PS4 vs.PS4 Pro frame rates and graphics.

Rhythm Game VOEZ Gets Its First Screenshots on Nintendo Switch

Rhythm Game VOEZ Gets Its First Screenshots on Nintendo Switch We recently learned that Flyhigh Works’ rhythm game, VOEZ, is getting a Nintendo Switch version and the latest screenshots from Famitsu provide us with a closer look with some new details.For the rhythm game, it’s basically the same thing from the smartphone version of the game, where you’ll see the ◇-shaped notes drop from above and you pretty much hit them by tapping, holding, and swiping as they hit the bar on the bottom.

Fire Emblem Heroes Kicks Off Grand Hero Battle With Female Robin, Gets New Summoning Focus

Fire Emblem Heroes Kicks Off Grand Hero Battle With Female Robin, Gets New Summoning Focus Similar to the Grand Hero Battle with Narcian, you’ll get to take on Mystery Tactician: Robin at level 25 in its Normal mode and level 35 for its Hard mode, which respectively unlocks her 2-star and 3-star versions.She’s a pretty good green tome with a decent set of skills, so she might be useful to those who are lacking in the green department or any tome-users.

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Release Week 23% Off Deal

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Release Week 23% Off Deal Fans of Dynasty Warriors, Koei Tecmo and Berserk probably know about yesterday’s release Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, but did you know you can pick up the title with some sweet release week discount?The western PC port has made its way on Steam, and release week discount on Steam Store pegs it 10% off for $53.

Worldbuilding on a budget

Worldbuilding on a budget Worldbuilding isn't just for AAA teams with the resources and staffing to create open-world blockbusters.In a panel discussion at the DICE Summit today, three successful indie developers--D-Pad Studio's Simon Stafsnes Andersen (Owlboy), Campo Santo's Sean Vanaman (Firewatch), and Vlambeer's Rami Ismail (Nuclear Throne)--discussed their approaches to worldbuilding on a budget.

Become An Assistant Grim Reaper In RPG 8 Doors

Become An Assistant Grim Reaper In RPG 8 Doors 8 Doors casts players as Lily, a young woman who takes on a role as an assistant reaper so that she can freely explore the underworld, finding answers as to why her father has passed away.8 Doors will let the player explore the underworld and meet the lost souls and monsters that live there.

6 ways to get easy XP in Horizon: Zero Dawn

6 ways to get easy XP in Horizon: Zero Dawn You'll gain quests in a number of ways; the main story will constantly feed you a stream of them, you'll find them at green exclamation marks on your map, and you'll often stumble onto them as you find items or defeat enemies.Grab as many quests as you can get your hands on, and keep track of them in your log.

Pandasaurus Games Launches Dinosaur Island Kickstarter

Pandasaurus Games Launches Dinosaur Island Kickstarter In Dinosaur Island, players don’t just get one dinosaur, but a whole park worth.In Dinosaur Island, players will have to collect DNA, research the DNA sequences of extinct dinosaur species and then combine the ancient DNA in the correct sequence to bring these prehistoric creatures back to life.

Oculus: Going all-in on VR not a good plan for most devs

Oculus: Going all-in on VR not a good plan for most devs Eventually, Rubin said he sees both the high-end VR and mobile VR converging to reach the same point on the mass market adoption curve, finding the right balance of pricing, features and content.Going all-in on VR right now, unless you have a good business plan, is not a very good thing to do.

Aliens Go Home Run Mixes Breakout With Shmup Gameplay

Aliens Go Home Run Mixes Breakout With Shmup Gameplay When Sally hits a home run so powerful it leaves a crater on an alien world and accidentally kicks off a hostile invasion, she’ll need to use those same baseball skills to send the extraterrestrials back home in Aliens Go Home Run.Aliens Go Home Run mixes the gameplay of Breakout with the bullet dodging of shmups, having Sally run and slide between their shots while batting her ball at her enemies.

AEG Launches Thunderstone Quest Kickstarter

AEG Launches Thunderstone Quest Kickstarter Alderac Entertainment Group (for those that didn’t know what AEG stood for) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new edition of the Thunderstone deck-building game.This time around it’s called Thunderstone Quest.