We Happy Few was refused classification by the Australian Classification Board earlier this week, meaning it won't be available to purchase in the country. Since then, the board has issued a statement to us about why it was banned (more on that later), and today studio Compulsion Games has advised players how they plan to address the situation.It's an especially tricky scenario for the studio because this was a Kickstarter-funded game, meaning Australians who contributed to its development may risk receiving nothing for their pledges. But Compulsion Games writes that it will issue refunds in the event that it can't work something out with the board."To our Australian fans, we share your frustration," a studio spokesperson wrote. "We will work with the ACB on the classification. If the government maintains its stance, we will make sure that you can get a refund, and we will work directly with affected Kickstarter backers to figure something out. We would appreciate if you give us … [Read more...] about We Happy Few studio addresses the game’s ban in Australia
Want to get into PC gaming, but are put off by the high price of entry? This guide is for you. For around the same price as a modern gaming console, a cheap gaming PC can get you into the world of modding, Steam sales, and all the other joys of PC gaming. This build is aimed at building the best cheap gaming PC, one that performs decently for as little money as possible. It cuts corners on any sort of bells and whistles—and doesn't have a ton of long-term upgrading potential—opting purely for components that provide the best performance in the bottom price tier. PC build guidesThe best cheap gaming PC (~$500/£500) - Our alternative to buying a console.The best budget gaming PC (~$750/£750) - A good entry-level system.The best gaming PC (~$1,250/£1,250) - Our recommended midrange build for most gamers.The best high-end gaming PC (~$2,000/£2,000) - Everything a gamer could want.The best extreme gaming PC (>$3,000/£3,000) - You won the … [Read more...] about Best cheap gaming PC: Build guide 2018
Today, we’re going to talk about which platform should you make games for. We’re going to talk about specific platforms. We’re going to go into some simple concepts about each one. Which one you should choose. This comes as a request from one of our fellow recruits in Game Dev Underground and he wanted me to talk about how to choose which platform to develop for. I think there are 3 primary things to consider. At least these are the questions that I asked myself. I’m sure there’s plenty of data and all kinds of other stuff you want to be super analytical on which platform is actually the best. I make HTML 5 games, that’s my favorite technology. That means that by nature I can make games for any platform I want. So which platform to choose is actually a pretty relevant question for me. My process is like this. First, I look at the type of game that I want to make. Not all games work well on all platforms. For example, shooters work really well on PC, … [Read more...] about Which Platform Should I Make Games For?
Despite high expectations for Volition’s follow-up to Saints Row, last year’s Agents of Mayhem landed with a thud. The game misfired with critics and appeared to sell poorly, reportedly leading to layoffs at the developer. But the property looks like it’s found a different audience in the form of a board game. Tabletop game maker Academy Games launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon last week. Academy Games quickly found success; backers have already contributed more than $120,000 to the project, more than four times its original funding goal. Some of that success likely has something to do with Academy Games itself. The developer and publisher has already established itself on Kickstarter with five previous projects, including well-received titles Freedom: The Underground Railroad and Mare Nostrum — Empires. But Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon is not in Academy Games’ historical niche. Agents of Mayhem: Pride … [Read more...] about Agents of Mayhem finds new life as a board game on Kickstarter
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 300-201, scroll down. 300. Microsoft Flight Simulator (1982, PC) Though technically not the first flight simulator, Microsoft Flight Simulator revolutionized the simulation genre with how many real world variables it threw at players. The changing weather, time of day, new coordinate systems and a new engine were seen as so realistic at the time, the game's advertising claimed if it were any more lifelike "you'd need a license." 299. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013, Nintendo 3DS) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is one of the best classic Zelda games in the series. Building upon the series' dungeon design and overall presentation, A … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 300-201