Devs share tips on using Discord to build a pre-release community

Boss Key Productions and Pocketwatch Games have both used to Discord to build vibrant pre-release communities. They share tips and advice on how they get the most out of the chat service. …

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Poi Is Now Available For Xbox One

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Game Description: Poi is a 3D platformer featuring two kids on a grand adventure to unravel the mysteries of the Milky Way Globe. Explore uncharted lands, compete in challenge levels, meet quirky characters and defeat comical creatures on a journey to become a Master Explorer.

Purchase Poi for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: PolyKid
Publisher: PolyKid
Website: Poi
Twitter: @PolyKidGames

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Crazy Strike Bowling EX Is Now Available For Xbox One

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Game Description: Join Aiden, Mr. Jenkins and a host of other cute, fun-filled characters in Crazy Strike Bowling EX, a wacky bowling game fit for the whole family! Get a strike in new and distant bowling lands from the exotic forests of the Amazon to the pyramids of Egypt!, battle your friends in exhibition or battle mode, or dodge obstacles in challenge mode! Go crazy and use your character’s special move to knock those bowling pins into oblivion while unlocking secret worlds and costumes! With level-ups, Crazy Strike Bowling EX is a strike for all ages!

Purchase Crazy Strike Bowling EX for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Publisher: Corecell Technology
Website: Crazy Strike Bowling EX

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How Prey uses a foliage shader to make its aliens look alien

“All the effects are meant to support the global Typhon design as something, to quote Raphael [Colantonio], ‘that does weird shit,'” Prey lead visual designer Emmanuel Petit tells RPS in a new chat. …

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Unity showcases new camera and Timeline tech ahead of 2017.1 release

Unity opened its Unity Europe event today with a lengthy keynote that showcased some of the new features coming to the game engine, including a new “smart camera system” called Cinemachine. …

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Heads up, devs: Eleven Ventures is a new game-focused investment firm

This week marks the public debut of Palo Alto, CA-based Eleven Ventures, a new venture capital firm that aims to partner with startups in “high-growth sectors” like VR/AR, eSports, and video games. …

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Get some great tips to improve your level design skills

Level design can be a tricky task, so we tried to improve our skills while getting great advice from some top-notch game developers from across the globe. …

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