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Mapzen has a new tool to help you add real-world maps to your game

Working on a location-driven game like Pokemon Go? There’s a new tool on the market that may help you create real-world maps for your game. …

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Sony Santa Monica and WIGI step up to help Girl Scouts earn game dev patch

Sony Santa Monica is teaming up with Women In Games International to host a set of game design workshops for the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles to help them earn patches in game design. …

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This foot controller aims to help disabled players enjoy more games

A new controller from a team of former John’s Hopkins students aims to help disabled players enjoy a broader swath of video games. …

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Blog: Nintendo is in trouble and E3 didn’t help

“Nintendo may have a great 2017 if Nintendo NX is any good. Unfortunately, E3 didn’t give us any guidance in either direction,” says game industry business consultant Bryan Cashman. …

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At GDC Europe, see how military theory can help you design better strategy games

GDC Europe 2016 attendees will have the chance to attend a talk on “Strategy Game Design and the Operational Level of War” and learn how military theory can help you make better strategy games. …

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Tencent wants to help Stellaris developer Paradox break into China

“As China’s game market further develops, players will advance to more sophisticated and complex genres such as grand strategy and simulation games.” …

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Not Sure What To Play On International Tabletop Day? Let Us Help

In light of International Tabletop Day, we've rounded up our coverage of the best tabletop games for you to peruse.

We've seen fantastic concepts come to life, including this Dark Souls board game that hit $ 1 million on Kickstarter in just 24 hours. Others include Depths of Durangrar, a board game you play in complete darkness, and video game themed tabletop games based on titles such as Gears of War and The Witcher. Click the links below to check out each board game. For more, you can also check out our top tabletop picks of 2015 and 2014.

Noteworthy Tabletop Games:

Betrayal at the House on the Hill

Depths Of Durangrar

Krosmaster Arena




Tabletop Games Based Off Popular Franchises:


Star Wars

Video Game Themed Tabletop Games: – The Feed

Mobile games help China leapfrog Japan on iOS revenue charts

App Annie’s latest mobile index shows the region’s growth was driven “almost entirely by games,” and was centred around a group of core titles including Fantasy Westward Journey and Hero Moba. …

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Blog: Why teaching about visual design will help character artists

“If master digital sculptors would mentally synthesize their knowledge about what is driving their designs, in incremental steps, then their preferred visual language would be established as a set of rules.” …

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HOVR Hopes To Help Gamers Lose Weight Just By Sitting

It’s everyone’s dream to burn calories while sitting. HOVR hopes to make that a reality with a Mayo Clinic-certified device that is designed to make the most of your sedentary time.

HOVR is a pair of discs connected by a metal bar that either attach to the underside of your desk or sit on a moveable stand. Users place their feet on the discs and move freely, simulating walking.

The Chicago-based company says that this increases non-exercise calorie burn by 17 percent and can help people chained to a desk meet activity targets recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. HOVR is currently raising funds on IndieGogo, with shipments projected in July.

HOVR founders include Ronald Mochizuki, an MD specializing in rehabilitation and personal trainer John Godoy. In addition to Mayo Clinic endorsement, HOVR was tested by the the University of Illinois at Chicago, which confirms that use of the device can burn “significantly more” calories than sitting and won’t cause users to be distracted from their desk work.  

Pricing is set at $ 44 for a desk-mounted unit and $ 79 for one with a stand. Retail cost will be higher than Indiegogo backer pricing. 

Having not used the device, it’s hard to judge how comfortable and intrusive it is. However, with more of us working at desks all day (and then gaming all night), burning a few extra calories doesn’t sound like a bad deal. – The Feed