GDC 2017

Sumo Digital reveals pricing and launches debut developer diary for “Snake Pass”

Retro-Inspired Collectathon Platformer to be Showcased at GDC 2017 in Partnership with Xbox, Nintendo, Unreal and Indie MEGABOOTH. Press release: February 23rd, 2017 – Sheffield, United Kingdom – Independent developer Sumo Digital, the studio behind AAA blockbusters Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed and LittleBigPlanet 3, today announced that Snake Pass, its slithery physics platformer, will be available for £16.99, $19.99… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


Sony’s GDC 2017 Lineup Includes Farpoint, Gran Turismo Sport

At the 2017 Game Developers Conference next week, Sony will have a number of playable PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation VR games at their booth (1202 in the South Hall), including Farpoint, Gran Turismo Sport, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Here’s the full list: PSVR Farpoint Dino Frontier Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin PS4 Pro GT Sport Horizon Zero Dawn RiME PS4 Pyre Full Throttle Remastered Everything Nex Machina Gang Beasts Cosmic Star Heroine Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Nidhogg 2 Sundered Rain World EITR GNOG Gran Turismo Sport is scheduled to release later this year. Farpoint’s release date is TBC. Sony will also have some tech kiosks at GDC 2017 where you can try out the PlayStation VR Aim Controller with Farpoint, listen to the 3D audio in Uncharted 4, learn about PSVR game engines, and more. Additionally, Sponsored Sessions will focus on competitive gaming, the PSVR Aim Controller, 3D audio, and more. You can see everything Sony’s planning for GDC 2017 over here. According to an article from Games Industry, a 10ft x 10ft booth at GDC 2017 costs $1,660 USD per day, while a 50ft x 50ft booth costs $41,500 USD per day. On Wednesday, March 1, the READ FULL STORY…

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Devolver Digital Will Demo Games at GDC by Those Affected by Immigration Ban

Indie publisher Devolver Digital might be best known for putting out crass games like Shadow Warrior 2 (or violent ones like Hotline Miami) and maintaining the hilarious Twitter account of their fictional CFO Fork Parker, but the company put out a very serious press release earlier today. The publisher is now accepting submissions to demo games on behalf of developers that are now unable to attend the Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco later this month due to the recent immigration ban. They also tweeted out their plans, which you can see below: If you canceled plans to demo a game at GDC due to the US immigration ban, we’d like to demo it on your behalf. — Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) February 2, 2017 “One of my favorite things about games is that they are truly global in nature, transcending borders and cultural differences more seamlessly than other art forms, and working with different people from all over the world with wildly varying backgrounds has been a huge part of Devolver’s success and of our personal enjoyment of what we do,” said Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson. “We are happy to have the opportunity to help create a bridge in READ FULL STORY…

GDC 2017

GDC Organizers Issue Response to Trump’s Travel Ban, Refunds Those Affected

Organizers of the annual Game Developers Conference have issued a response to the 90-day travel ban imposed by President Trump, stating they plan to reimburse those attendees affected by the controversial executive order. Last week, the POTUS ordered a temporary ban to anyone attempting to enter the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It’s a move that has sparked widespread protest across the globe, and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has issued a statement urging the White House to “exercise caution with regard to vital immigration and foreign worker programs.” GDC is a global community – we’re horrified by the #MuslimBan. Of course we’ll refund affected attendees, and keep fighting for inclusivity. — Official_GDC (@Official_GDC) January 29, 2017 Our statement on the new travel policy issued this weekend: — ESA Gov Affairs (@ESAGovAffairs) January 30, 2017 In closing, executive director Kate Edwards added: “The issue isn’t necessarily the affect on these specific countries but on the general spread of xenophobia in the U.S. government and how it will certainly affect the U.S.’s ability to hire talent and remain globally competitive.” GDC 2017 begins on February 27 and READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Final Fantasy XV Narrative Showcase Earmarked for GDC 2017

Square Enix will be in attendance at the 2017 Game Developers Conference, and we now have word that the Japanese publisher will host a narrative showcase of Final Fantasy XV. Designed to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative process, Dan Inoue, Lead Writer and Localization Director, will host the event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. There’s currently no mention of an exact date and time, but we understand Inoue plans to divulge how a “fantasy based on reality” came to exist, including all of the many nuances involved in crafting a cohesive and, crucially, compelling story. Here’s a primer from the folks behind GDC: “So come learn how the fantasy came to life — you’ll walk away with techniques for bringing realism into a fantasy world, insight into the challenges of maintaining a cohesive narrative across companion projects and promotions, and strategies for turning the universe to your advantage, all with a unique AAA JRPG spin.” Final Fantasy XV touched down late last year and has already shipped upwards of 6 million copies. GDC 2017, meanwhile, begins on February 27 and will continue through until March 3. [Source: GDC] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Naughty Dog to Give Talk on Uncharted 4 Combat AI at GDC 2017

One of the key members of Naughty Dog will go behind-the-scenes on one of 2016’s biggest releases at GDC 2017. The Game Developers Conference announced today that Naughty Dog game designer Matthew Gallant will be giving a talk on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End‘s combat artificial intelligence. The talk, which is titled “Authored vs. Systemic: Finding a Balance for Combat AI in Uncharted 4,” will discuss the balance “between authored content and systemic behaviors.” This is just one of the many talks planned for GDC 2017, which takes place from February 27 to March 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. While the specific date and time for the talk is still to be determined, here’s the full description from the GDC website: While combat in the Uncharted series has historically been tightly authored by the design team, Naughty Dog knew early in development that Uncharted 4 was going to be different. The open-ended gameplay and large complex environments led them to explore a more systems-driven approach to artificial intelligence. After over-steering in that direction, they ultimately found a balance between authored content and systemic behaviors. This talk explores the development process of Uncharted 4, and the lessons they learned about READ FULL…


GDC 2017 Choice Awards Nominees Revealed: Inside, Overwatch & Uncharted 4 up for GOTY

Hosted by Double Fine’s Tim Schafer, the 17th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards will take place on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET at the San Francisco Moscone Center during the 2017 Game Developers Conference. If you can’t attend GDC 2017, the awards show will be livestreamed on Twitch. The nominees were revealed today, and Playdead’s Inside received six nominations, Overwatch and Firewatch tied with five nominations each, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is nominated in four different categories. All four of these games, as well as Dishonored 2, are up for Game of the Year. Here’s the full list of nominees for the GDC 2017 Choice Awards: Best Audio Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts) Thumper (Drool) DOOM (id Software/Bethesda Softworks) Inside (Playdead) Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment) Best Debut Heart Machine (Hyper Light Drifter) Campo Santo (Firewatch) ConcernedApe (Stardew Valley) Drool (Thumper) Night School Studio (Oxenfree) Best Design Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment) Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks) The Witness (Thekla) Inside (Playdead) DOOM (id Software/Bethesda Softworks) Best Mobile/Handheld Game Super Mario Run (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo) Clash Royale (Supercell) Pokémon Go (Niantic) Reigns (Nerial/Devolver Digital) Pokémon Sun/Moon (Game Freak/The Pokémon Company) Innovation Award The Witness (Thekla) Inside (Playdead) No Man’s Sky (Hello Games) Firewatch (Campo READ FULL…


Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees Announced: Inside, Overwatch, Firewatch, Uncharted 4 and More

Today the organizers of the 17th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards announced via press release the list of nominations for the ceremony, that will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center during …Read More The post Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees Announced: Inside, Overwatch, Firewatch, Uncharted 4 and More by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.