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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 04 May 2023, 22:55

The Blockchain economy driven game Providence from Dynasty Studios was revealed yesterday.
(Yes it should be NFTs)

So even more DK scifi stuff! Joining the recent Danish scifi trend with our game DarkSwarm from Bitfire Games. Void Crew from hutlihut and now Providence from Dynasty studios.
(Technically speaking Dynasty Studios is not a Danish studio as the company is not a registered here) But they do have development here as well as in Turkey.
Actually Just talked with their lead tech a few days ago at Spilprisen. One of my old friends and colleagues back from Logic Artists where Dynasty Studios originated from. Nice to see the project surface now! First time for me to see or even hear about!

Project looks ambitious! :)

No reveal yet of what platforms it might come to. But since it's a blockchain game I might suspect it will be some sort of self hosted downloadable thing?! Or possibly on the Epic store since I recall that Epic would not ban blockchain related projects. We will see where it lands!

And also interesting how the whole NFT/Blockchain thing will work out for them. So far it has clearly landed them a sizeable investment. ($5M / 33.6M DKK).

Adding: I do have some concerns, as gamers that actually likes to play games in the estimated target group has rejected NFT based games on a pretty broad societal scale. So out of the box they will have some fairly large challenges there. Also it's a new IP from a new company and it is self published (as known so far) just to make things harder.
Noting, NFT games is something I don't follow very closely so I could be wrong. But from the information I can gather and project from. It will not be an easy task to lift, purely based on the circumstances they have created for the project.
NFT's and blockchain is a pretty dodgy world of speculation where everything seems like a hot potato pyramid scheme waiting for the next rug pull as scammers and criminal enterprises can do anything they like with very little (if any) fear of consequences. The freedom of the blockchain is also it's own worst enemy. So I understand the average gamer is not super keen on jumping into that.

I truly hope my old wonderful colleagues has pure intentions and just got a bit caught up in the gist of time. :)

Adding, my personal friendly recommendation would be to pivot away from the whole tainted world of NFT's and blockchain. Hopefully the game should be good enough to stand on it's own. :)

Providence - Official Trailer


**A few updates in the post.
It will also be F2P + NFTs. Though it seemed like they toned down the NFT part in their external communication.
The older interview here:
https://venturebeat.com/games/dynasty-s ... lockchain/

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Limbo releases on Apple Arcade!

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Starshapes. A DK solodev project coming to Steam

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 06 May 2023, 14:15

Met Bo again some days ago and he talked about his game Mutant Karate Canary has done a complete flying back kick-flip on the game mechanics. And now it's a turn based card battler! As before it was a fighting game.

Haha now that was unexpected! I hope it turns out awesome! :)


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DK release. Realtime god-game XON by dad and son duo!



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Nanokings alpha test invite

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 08 May 2023, 10:09

EPISODE 29: Ghostship Games - fra Indie til Publisher - med Søren Lundgaard, CEO
https://www.idsu.dk/podcast/episode-29

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Dear game audio enthusiast

On the 30th of May at 7 PM, we are excited to invite you to the founding general assembly of Game Audio Denmark, the first organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the game audio industry in Denmark. As an upcoming member of our organization, you have the opportunity to help shape the future of game audio in Denmark and build a strong community of game audio enthusiasts.
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A couple of ongoing Kickstarters for DK board games

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DK release, Lotte developed by Mathis Meilby

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DK project spotting Outlaw Kingdom by 'KasperDev' Kasper Fly Sørensen.




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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 16 May 2023, 10:35

An article about 🔥Bitfire Games🔥 at the Symbion offices. :)

Investering fra én spiludvikler til en anden
Med mange års erfaring, investering på plads og – måske vigtigst af alt – en stor passion for spiludvikling flyttede startuppen Bitfire Games ind på Univate i starten af...
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FRIDAY, 9 JUNE 2023 FROM 16:30-23:45
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Maybe not se relevant for the average indie production in this current day and age. But still fascinating hair simulation!


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Floppy Club's Rytmos musical puzzler comes to mobile


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 22 May 2023, 18:31

A slighter older release from KILOO. (October 2022) Warbands the modern warfare edition of their first person shooter series consisting of (WW2 themed) 'Fields of Fury' and also the more toony 'Bullet Bonanza'.

Internally developed all of them. I know a few guys on the projects. A few old Deadliners. :)

All of them well received by the players on the site. Warbands scoring highest with 9.1.
And pretty decent traction. Fields of Fury has the most reviews but has also been out longer than Warbands.

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Community Superpowers - Søren Lundgaard

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 23 May 2023, 09:13

Good numbers for the Danish Games industry!
SAMMENDRAG
Producentforeningen præsenterer med denne rapport data for de
danske indholdsproducenters omsætning, beskæftigelse og eks-
port i 2021. Årets rapport viser tydeligt, at de indholdsproducerende
brancher skaber en kolossal værdi - også i form af beskæftigelse
og vækst. For andet år i træk omsætter branchen for tæt på 8,5
mia. kr. Det er igen i 2021 i høj grad spilbranchen, der driver den øko-
nomiske udvikling med en omsætning på godt tre mia. kr. Spilbran-
chen tegner sig samtidig for to tredjedele af branchernes samlede
eksport, der ligger rekordhøjt på i alt 3,4 mia. kr. Beskæftigelsen hos
de danske indholdsproducenter stiger i alle fem delbrancher, hvilket
resulterer i en samlet vækst på 10% i forhold 2020.
https://pro-f.dk/files/2023-05/Danske%2 ... YhU37iKeas

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 25 May 2023, 22:00

Yes!

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 30 May 2023, 09:15

So a game I worked on a half a year ago finally got the DLC out. Gerda A Flame in Winter - Liva's Story
Developed by PortaPlay. (Now 'sort of' rebranded to Bird Island, but not for this project)
Also Bird Island is not an actual separate company (yet?). So let's call them PortaPlay for now.

My personal sales projections for this DLC is low... very low. ;)
But it should be great if narrative games is your jive.






90-Second Review: Liva's Story (Gerda: A Flame in Winter DLC)

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 30 May 2023, 13:33

Impressive stuff!
And yeah.. AI will have dramatic consequences for every aspect of entertainment and beyond if this is the level we are at now.. imagine even just a few years or the coming decades out.
NVIDIA ACE for Games Sparks Life Into Virtual Characters With Generative AI
NVIDIA ACE for Games is a new foundry for intelligent in-game characters powered by generative AI. Developers of middleware, tools, and games can use NVIDIA ACE for Games to build and deploy customized speech, conversation, and animation AI models in their software and games.

Watch our NVIDIA Kairos demo, showcasing how NVIDIA partnered with Convai to help optimize and integrate ACE for Games modules into an immersive and dynamic interaction with a non playable character named Jin. The demo is also enhanced with ray tracing and performance multiplying NVIDIA DLSS 3.

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