Global videogame competition announced for SIGGRAPH 2009

SIGGRAPH announces the launch of GameJam!, a new international videogame competition to be held at SIGGRAPH 2009, the 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Teams of three people will compete for 24-consecutive hours to create, design, and implement their best effort at a comprehensive videogame in the allotted timeframe. Each …
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Web 3.0 self-publishing service for game developers launches

ECD Systems today announced at the Game Developers Conference that the Revolution Games Network has signed dozens of developers from all around the world. RGNgames.com is the industry’s first self-publishing gaming portal and social networking community for game developers and avid gamers. Game developers are invited to join the Revolution Games Network, now in beta …
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Armature Studio opens its doors

Three of the principal developers of the critically acclaimed Metroid Prime series have announced the formation of Armature Studio which is now welcoming resumes. The company, located in Austin, Texas, is headed by Mark Pacini, Todd Keller and Jack Mathews, the former Game Director, Art Director and Principal Technology Engineer of the hit Nintendo franchise. …
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Games Convention Asia happening this month

Games Convention Asia starts on September 18th, and runs through the 20th. Games Convention Asia is the first and only platform for the entire electronic game market in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. The organizer’s goal is to firmly establish what will be the Asia-Pacific region’s biggest convention devoted to digital media, computer games, entertainment …
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Public beta for MashOn Spore Comic Book Creator begins

MashON recently announced the Public Beta launch of the MashON Spore Comic Book Creator. Spore will be available globally on PC, Mac, Nintendo DS and mobile devices on September 7, 2008. The MashON Spore Comic Book Creator is a browser based application which allows Spore players to create, design, write and share digital comic books, …
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Digital Life returns to New York City

I really hope this conference lives up to its name this year. It’s billed as “the ultimate consumer technology, gaming and entertainment event of the year”. However, last year, it should have been called “an ok New York gaming expo”. Not that I didn’t enjoy it. I am a fairly big-time gamer. But I went …
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Spore experts to share animation techniques at SIGGRAPH 2008

Technical content presented at SIGGRAPH 2008 will feature the techniques behind the animation development in Spore, the latest interactive video game due to launch worldwide in September 2008. Spore, produced by the makers of the popular Sims games, is an internet-based game that allows users to create a species of creatures, grow them from cellular …
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MashON Chaotic comic book creator

Planetwide Games, 4Kids Entertainment and TC Digital announced an agreement in principle for the MashON Chaotic Comic Book Creator, an interactive software application utilizing Planetwide Games’ MashON Platform to provide fans of the popular Chaotic Trading Card Game and television series an online tool to create customized comic books and graphic novels using licensed art …
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Planetwide announces the Spore E-Card Creator

Planetwide Media today announced the launch of the MashON Spore E-Card Creator, an online application that allows players to create and send personalized E-cards featuring their customized content from the Spore Creature Creator and the highly-anticipated game Spore, shipping this September from Maxis, an Electronic Arts studio. By registering for the free MashON Spore E-Card …
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