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U.S. game makers conference postponed amid virus fears

Feb 29, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Organizers of the Game Developers Conference says it will be held later this year

POSTPONED. Attendees walk by the Sony PlayStation booth at the 2019 GDC Game Developers Conference on March 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Professionals and hobbyist game devs celebrated at GDAP's Game On 2019 Awards

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:46 AM

Here's a rundown of the winners in the local game development scene's 2019 Game On Awards!

Achievement unlocked: Game Jam+ elevates the development scene

Oct 07, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Game Jam+ wants to push indie game development a step further by encouraging creators to think about business models, marketing, and the people who will eventually play their game

GAME JAM PLUS! The participants and judges of the Game Jam+ event. Photo by Genesis Toh.

Diverse voices: Meet some of the LGBTQ+ folks in games development

Jun 30, 2019 - 8:30 AM

In celebration of PRIDE month, meet some LGBTQ+ Philippine game developers who take pride not just in their work, but in themselves

LGBTQ+ REPRESENTATION. Title card by Justine Lawrence Gonzales, Genderfluid Game Artist at Secret6

Everyone can make games

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Interested in making games as a a hobby or to learn new skills? Gwen Foster of the International Game Developers Association's Manila chapter in the Philippines shares some tips and advice on getting started.

Hard work, idealism, and a little help: Game jamming in 48 hours

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Is it possible to create a fully playable game within 48 hours? With a healthy serving of hard work, idealism, and some help, it can be done!

GAME JAMMERS. Video game developers right after 48 hours of making games. Photo contributed by GUILD

What to expect at the 2019 Game Developers Conference

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:52 PM

With rumors of announcements for new consoles and services, gamers may want to tune into the conference this year

GDC. A general view of the Game Developers Conference is seen in San Francisco, California on March 03, 2015. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Google teases alleged game-streaming service as dev conference looms

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:36 PM

A recent patent for a game controller hints that Google is also expected to unveil a device to go with the service

Screenshot from Google

A passion for virtual reality: VR Philippines and growing the niche

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Rappler talks with Cristopher David of VR Philippines about virtual reality and augmented reality technology and the passion that's put into breaking it out of niche status

VIRTUAL REALITY. A delegate enjoys a virtual reality experiences at a stall on the sidelines of the NASSCOM Technology Leadership Forum 2019, in Mumbai on February 20, 2019. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Google to announce gaming project at GDC 2019

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Google will be holding its Game Developers Conference keynote address on March 19

Team Cherry expands DLC into new game with 'Hollow Knight' sequel 'Silksong'

Feb 15, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Originally meant as a piece of DLC for 'Hollow Knight,' 'Hollow Knight: Silksong' is now being developed as a sequel to the original title

HOLLOW KNIGHT: SILKSONG. Face new foes as the fearsome hunter Hornet in this action RPG. Images from Team Cherry.

Xbox Live cross-platform play may be coming to Android, iOS, Nintendo

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Microsoft's releasing a software development kit at GDC 2019 which would allow game developers to 'connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs'

EXPANDING YOUR GAMING. Microsoft aims to bring a new software development kit that will connect gamers across multiple platforms. Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

‘Warung Chain’, pemenang ‘Google Play Indonesia Games Competition 2017’

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Game ‘Warung Chain: Go Food Express’ mengalahkan hampir 200 games lokal yang mendaftar

'Warung Chain: Go Food Express' menjadi juara ‘Google Play Indonesia Games Competition 2017’. Foto dari

Behind the PH studio that helped make Microsoft's 'Gears Of War 4'

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Synergy 88 is the Philippines first Microsoft certified development studio We talk to one of its founders Jackie Chua about their achievement and what she thinks the industry needs to reel in more such projects

The Year In Tech: The Filipino-made games you should check out

Dec 11, 2016 - 4:40 PM

From survival horror steeped in Filipino folklore to a politics simulator the Filipino game development scene showed a lot of promise in 2016

Filipino game developers showcase titles at Tokyo Game Show 2016

Sep 18, 2016 - 7:21 PM

7 PH game studios represent the country at one of the world s most important gaming expos

FROM PH TO TOKYO. This group of indie developers got to showcase their creations to the international market present at Tokyo Game Show 2016. Photo by Allen Tan of Monstronauts

DLSU-Ubisoft partnership spurs game development program

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Ubisoft will be offering internships at its upcoming Laguna facility prioritizing DLSU students

PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

Mar 16, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Around 50 games for PlayStation VR are also expected to be out by the end of 2016 says Sony

A man tries out a PlayStation VR video game at a Sony press event March 15, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Sony on March 15, 2016 said it plans to make virtual reality mainstream with the October release of PlayStation VR headgear priced at $399. / AFP / GLENN CHAPMAN

This video game pits you against Philippine monsters

Nov 15, 2015 - 9:15 PM

“Nightfall’ is a locally developed game available worldwide and can serve as tool to introduce elements of Philippine culture to a global audience

NTC to start testing telcos' fixed broadband speed

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Starting next week the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor if Internet service providers are complying with new rules on minimum broadband speed

BROADBAND TESTING. By definition, ISPs will not be able to say they provide broadband unless they give consumers at least 256 kbps. Photo from Agence France-Presse

How can PH game developers better promote their work?

Jul 31, 2015 - 4:44 PM

Local game developers may be skilled at making video games but they need to learn how to promote their work Let s Play Manila co founder s Josh Bautista says

Rappler Talk: Can video games boost the Philippine economy?

Jul 26, 2015 - 3:30 PM

What will it take for the Philippines to catapult itself on the world’s stage as a leader in video gaming?

[Executive Edge] The game you want to play

Jul 26, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Filipino game developers are well versed in different kinds of art allowing them to do outsourced game development for foreign companies in addition to creating original games says game producer Gwen Foster

Game developers still code for PC above all – report

Jan 17, 2015 - 2:39 PM

In a GDC poll of over 2 000 North American developers 26 said they are developing games for the PS4 and 22 for the Xbox One However 56 say they are developing games for the PC

Meet game developer: Christopher Natsuume, Boomzap Entertainment

Jun 20, 2014 - 1:15 PM

‘Making games is a craft and like any craft you’ll improve with experience’

Meet a game developer: Bari Silvestre, Keybol Games

Apr 21, 2014 - 11:55 AM

Bari has achieved indie fame due to the success of his game called Pretentious Game

Bari Silvestre, CEO of Keybol Games

Manila-based Altitude Games gets US$275K in seed funding

Mar 07, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Manila based startup Altitude Games will announce its first title in May at Singapore s Casual Connect Asia game development conference

GAINING ALTITUDE. The Philippines gains a new game company with the rise of Altitude Games. Logo from Altitude Games website.

Manila Rush is Temple Run on EDSA

Mar 02, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Manila Rush is like Subway Surfer but on Manila s busy streets

Mobile shines in exploding world of games

Mar 30, 2013 - 9:47 AM

Smartphones and tablets gaining popularity in the gaming world

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Celebrating Pinoy videogames at the PGDF awards

Dec 15, 2012 - 1:44 PM

If the Philippines can tap into the video game industry on a larger scale it would mean a lot of jobs and the potential for economic growth

NOYPI NOTA. Team BL-ED receives their trophy for the Master Class division.

Teaching the next game-changers at Game On! Philippines 2012

Nov 19, 2012 - 4:38 PM

The next genre altering may very well come from Game On Philippines 2012

FIRST CLASS. Game developers and students converge for the first event of Game On! Philippines 2012.