E3 2019: What You Need to Know

So another year has come and gone, and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has finished yet again, leaving us with a whole host of new information. Though E3 2019 might have been lacking some punch, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things to get excited about. This year we’ll cover the new console announcements and […]

Steam VS. Epic Store

If you’re into PC gaming, there’s no way you’ve missed the recent fight between Steam and Epic. It’s the console war but for PC. Whilst neither company has really commented on it directly, the players most certainly have, and lines are being drawn in the sand. Unsure what’s going on or what it means for […]

Releasing a Game on Steam

So you’ve done it. Your game is nearing completion and you can’t wait to share it with the world. But what’s the best way to do it? Currently, for independent developers, it’s hard to imagine getting your PC game out there without using Steam (though the Epic Store is rising to challenge this, but that’s […]

China and Video Games

It’s becoming increasingly obvious to many that China is having an ever-increasing impact on the video gaming industry. This might affect the sort of games we see, how some aspects of gameplay works and may influence the success of the eSports scene. In this month’s article, we’ll look at some of the factors causing this […]

Accommodating for Disabilities in Gaming

In the world of gaming, accommodating those with disabilities is becoming a much bigger concern for both developers and consumers. And when 22% of the population in the UK has a disability, limitation or restriction, it’s easy to see why this has come to the forefront.  When people talk about disabilities, it’s easy to imagine […]

Managing a Small Team

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4040″ img_size=”602×369″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’ve finally decided to make your own indie game, there are a couple of things you may not have considered about working in, and managing, a small team. Your team is going to be absolutely vital in making your vision. While there are loads of great benefits to working in a small […]

5 Pitfalls of Indie Game Development

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4019″ img_size=”602 x 369″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When making your own game, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement – after all there are so many things to consider. What type of game will you make? Will it be an RPG, a FPS or strategy? What kind of setting do you want? Do […]

Should we accept games being released unfinished?

[vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a fast-paced industry, it’s easy for games to get left behind. It seems every month new, big, triple a titles are launching. Take the end of the year in 2018 just as an example: September: Spider-Man (2018) October: Red Dead Redemption 2 November: Pokémon Let’s Go December: Super Smash Bros Ultimate And when there’s […]

How has monetisation affected gaming?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”3958″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Monetisation in gaming is becoming more frequent as game development companies look for new ways to recoup their expenses. In fact, it’s hard to think of a game that doesn’t have some sort of add-on available. Companies justify these add-ons to help cover the spiralling costs of game development. The fans, on […]