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Blog: How to pitch and sell your game at a con

Blog: How to pitch and sell your game at a con

The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. Archmage Rises is a role-playing game set ...

Zynga losses slow, but struggles emerge elsewhere in quarterly earnings

Zynga’s second-quarter earnings were released today, and while the company saw some success with Words with Friends, Social Slots, and Zynga Poker, the social giant still says it has work to do in bolstering its financial results. In a press release, Zynga states that its GAAP quarterly revenue totaled out at $182 ...

Today's the day Sony shuts down PlayStation Home for good

Today's the day: After nearly seven years, Sony is shutting down its PlayStation Home virtual world for good.The writing's been on the wall for some time, as Sony announced plans to stop publishing new content for the service last year ahead of a full-blown global shutdown "due to a shifting  landscape" at midnight ...

Apple launches 'Pay Once & Play' promotion for games that aren't F2P

Apple launches 'Pay Once &  Play' promotion for games that aren't F2P

In what can only be called a sign of the times for 2015, Apple has launched a promotion on the iOS App Store titled "Pay Once & Play" -- for games that aren't free-to-play.In other words, paying and then playing -- and getting to "enjoy hours of uninterrupted fun with complete experiences," to use Apple's ...

Combining enemy types and enemy behaviors

Combining enemy types and enemy behaviors

After running out of inspiration for new games, I decided that I would stop for some time to worry about mobile and originality, and create something that I would enjoy making instead, no matter if it would be successful or not. I came up with S.U.F.I.: Shut Up And Fight. The game represents everything I love about ...