Tribe Hopes to Foster a New Genre of Games with Velvet Sundown

What if an adventure game was multiplayer? The developers at Tribe Games have spent four years building a platform that can answer that question. They call it Dramagame, a 3D multiplayer game... |
'Star Wars: Commander' Invades Mobile Phones

Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm have launched "Star Wars: Commander," a game for mobile devices. "Commander," launching on Apple devices first, is a free-to-play combat strategy game in which... |
PlayFab Wants to Make "Games as a Service" Easier

Some of the most successful game companies of late, PlayFab CEO James Gwertzman says, are "tech companies that happen to make games." In the context of his pitch, at least, that's a problem... |
Nintendo's First iOS Game is a Safe Bet

Credit where credit's due: Nearly two decades since the franchise debuted, Pokemon still has momentum. The Pokemon Company, a subsidiary of Nintendo, has put out 47 Pokemon games in the past 18... |
'World of Warcraft' Tries to Stay Relevant

When legendary Entertainment in 2006 announced plans to produce a movie based on Blizzard Entertainment's "Warcraft," the fantasy videogame franchise had completed a successful platform shift to... |
What Exactly Goes Into Porting a Video Game?

If you've booted up the PlayStation versions of Spelunky, Fez or Jet Set Radio recently, you probably know the burnt orange logo of the Blitworks port house. Co-founder and lead programmer Miguel... |
Sony Has Sold 10M PlayStation 4 Consoles Since Launch

Sony has sold 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide since the console launched in November, the company announced at Gamescom on Tuesday in Cologne, Germany. The last time Sony had reported... |
How to Get Your Game Covered by YouTubers

Last year at GDC Europe, I gave a talk at the Independent Games Summit on the best practices for talking to the video game press. Since then, there's been an explosion in the YouTuber space... |
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