Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has hinted that the hard- and software developer may move away from home console design in the future to ensure the developer remains flexible to the changing demands of the entertainment business."We aren't really fixated on our consoles," Furukawa told Nikkei (via, and translated by, Nintendo Everything). "At the moment we're offering the uniquely developed Nintendo Switch and its software - and that's what we're basing how we deliver the 'Nintendo experience' on. That being said, technology changes. We'll continue to think flexibly about how to deliver that experience as time goes on."It has been over 30 years since we started developing consoles. Nintendo's history goes back even farther than that, and through all the struggles that they faced the only thing that they thought about was what to make next. In the long-term, perhaps our focus as a business could shift away from home consoles - flexibility is just as important as ingenuity."Asked … [Read more...] about Nintendo may move away from home console development, says company president
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Game development is the process by which you create a video or mobile game. The game is developed by a game developer, which could be an individual or a game development studio. PC games and console games sometimes take several years to be built. On the other hand, Indie games take lesser time to develop. With the rise in the mobile game market in the recent years, there has been a tremendous growth in the Indie game industry. Games are generally created as a creative outlet and also to generate profits for the developer. Why you should go for Mobile Game Development According to a report from Newzoo, which tracks and reports on the global games, eSports, and mobile industry; in 2016 the global games market generated $99.6 billion, and mobile games generated $36.9 billion or 37% of the total games market. These will increase to $42.5 billion in 2017, and this will be the year when the mobile games market will eclipse PC and Console games market. By 2019 the global games market would be … [Read more...] about Best Mobile Game Development Tools Used by Game Developers
What is the number one, most important thing that you should keep in mind when building games? This is something that I have learned over the years in steps and pieces. I learned a little bit from my development side when I would build technology for companies. I learned a little bit from the marketing side of trying to entice people to purchase things and try to get them to understand the path. I learned a little bit of it from watching people play my games in some of the game jams and competitions that I’ve entered. And it really has helped my games tremendously. It has improved my games in a lot of different ways that I never thought was possible. And what it is, is THE EXPERIENCE. Now, there is an entire industry called User Experience and there are thousands and thousands of principles on how to improve different experiences, but let me break down exactly what I mean by the experience in a game. When I first started in game development, I would start with a cool little … [Read more...] about The #1 Most Important Thing To Keep In Mind During Your Game’s Development
We’re going to talk about the difference between software and games. Now you might be thinking, “Why is this important? Why do I care? What’s the difference?” Well, software has very different design philosophies from video games. The thing about that is that software and games are usually made with some of the same technologies. Programming can carry over to making actual desktop software or you can make games with it. Web technologies, you can make websites with it, or you can make web applications and all that kind of stuff, or you can make HTML 5 games. You can make cool stuff like that. I’ve seen a lot of people a lot of people in the sofware programming industry or in the art industry or whatever. They have these specific skills set and they’re used to working on things. When they move over to game development, they find it very difficult because the design aspects of a game is very different from that of software. We’re going to talk … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between Software and Video Games?
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