A shift is occurring in the games industry. It's called the Accessibility Revolution. The awareness and application of accessibility in games has grown exponentially. Developers around the world are making long overdue ventures into this hidden field to create an inclusive sanctuary in which everybody is able to play the games they want to play. The GA Conference EU 2018, held in Paris on the 22nd of October, brought passionate disabled gamers together with developers to discuss the present and the future state of accessibility. The first two GA Conferences had been held in the US. The shift to Paris for 2018 allowed speakers who couldn't make it across the Atlantic a chance to shine a light on the good work being done in Europe. I couldn't wait to go and see it all for myself. Accessibility is gaining traction in every part of the gaming industry, so developers are attending in order to keep up with best practices. The 2018 conference featured valuable educational talks covering a … [Read more...] about At the Games Accessibility Conference, 2018
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Nvidia GTX 11 series gaming graphics cards have been keeping us waiting for a long time now. There was no announcement at GTC or GDC so that got us thinking that we could get an announcement at Computex 2018. It seems that might not be the case at the end of the day. Computex 2018 is a huge event and it would make sense if Nvidia decided to release the Nvidia GTX 11 series gaming graphics cards at the event. At the JP Morgan Technology, Media and Communications Conference, Ms. Colette Kress, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Nvidia was asked multiple questions regarding the upcoming architecture and the nature of the Nvidia GTX 11 series gaming graphics cards. While she avoided most questions, as you would expect, she did mention that Pascal was the king of the present and the best graphics cards on the market. This could hint that we might not be getting a new architecture for the gaming series at Computex 2018 and that the upcoming … [Read more...] about Nvidia GTX 11 Series Graphics Cards Might Not Be Announced At Computex 2018
Submissions are now officially open for the 2018 Independent Games Festival, the signature competition for indie games, to be held for its 20th year during GDC 2018 in San Francisco next March. The deadline for all submissions to the IGF this year will be October 2nd, with finalists announced in early January 2018. Finalists' games will once again be playable at the packed IGF Pavilion on the Game Developers Conference 2018 Expo Floor, and will compete for over $50,000 in prizes. As per normal, these awards include the Excellence in Visual Art, Audio, Design and Narrative Awards, which will have six finalists each, with the winner getting $3,000 in each category. There will also be six finalists for the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize. This year also sees the return of the Best Student Game award ($3,000 prize), and the special Nuovo Award ($3,000, eight finalists) will be offered again to honor the game title that 'makes the jurors think differently about games as a medium'. … [Read more...] about The 2018 Independent Games Festival submissions are now open!
Don't forget: The submission deadline for the 2018 Independent Games Festival Main Competition ends Monday, October 2nd (10/2) at 11:59 PM PT! Until then, organizers are accepting submissions for the 2018 Independent Games Festival, the signature competition for indie games, to be held for its 20th year during GDC 2018 in San Francisco next March. While the deadline for all submissions to the IGF this year will be October 2nd, the finalists will be announced in early January 2018. Finalists' games will once again be playable at the packed IGF Pavilion on the Game Developers Conference 2018 Expo Floor, and will compete for over $50,000 in prizes. The Independent Games Festival is the longest-running and highest profile independent video game festival, summit and showcase. It has served as a springboard for several games that have gone on to become critical and cultural hits. Previous IGF prize winners from the past 19 years include Quadrilateral Cowboy, Her Story, … [Read more...] about Reminder: The deadline to submit your game to the 2018 IGF is fast approaching!
Organizers of the 18th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer recognition celebrating the industry’s top games, studios and developers, have revealed the recipients of this year’s three special awards! This year's awards will be presided over by industry veteran Robin Hunicke, co-founder of independent San Francisco-based game studio Funomena. The ceremonies are available to attend for all Game Developers Conference 2018 pass-holders. The GDCAs will give the Ambassador Award, which honors individuals who are helping video games advance to a better place through advocacy or action, to independent developer and Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell will receive the Pioneer Award, which honors breakthrough business and game design milestones, and the awards will recognize Double Fine and LucasArts veteran Tim Schafer with the award for Lifetime Achievement. Independent game developer and co-founder of Vlambeer, Rami Ismail, … [Read more...] about Nolan Bushnell, Tim Schafer, and Rami Ismail to be honored at the 2018 GDC Awards!