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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 29 Sep 2023, 21:00

OUCH! Serious layoffs at Epic. 16% of their work force. 830 people all in all will be affected.
I don't know too many people at Epic. But I hope they are all alright! Fingers crossed!

In short.. the Fortnite money is drying up and the transition to Fortnite as a UGC platform has not produced the results they were hoping for so far.
And it seems like this heavy handed move will weather the storm, we'll see!

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 29 Sep 2023, 21:17

Realms Deep 2023 live show staring in 22 hours.
Hopefully we will see some new DK projects! I know there is a lot of stuff happening at 3DRealms / Slipgate.
We will see!


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 29 Sep 2023, 22:27

Gamedev Javier O’Neill campaigning to stay in Denmark. You can support him on the Gofundme link.

Best of luck to Javier! :)
Hello. My name is Javier O’Neill. I’m a 3D artist and voice actor in video games. I’m originally from the US however I’ve lived and loved the last 15 years in Denmark.

I’m asking for your help because I’m no longer guaranteed to be able to stay in the country I call my home due to immigration laws and a string of bad luck. All I want is to live and work here and start a family with my partner Anna and our cat Winston. But I need legal help to do so. Unfortunately I’ve just lost my job and my partner is only able to work 10hours a week due to her disabilities so money’s tight. That’s why I need your help.
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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 01 Oct 2023, 15:32

Just recommending playing COCOON from @JeppeCarlsen and team at Geometric Interactive.
Had some time to play it through the weekend. Feels like playing a mix of Monument Valley, Portal and Journey for the first time. A small masterpiece! Much awesome!

Damn good job Jeppe and team! Rock on!


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 01 Oct 2023, 18:31

More DK demos!
This time it's none other than @JesperSB with his 4th title.
4th Era - The RuneChild


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 01 Oct 2023, 20:41

Some of the 3D Realms projects relating to DK developers shown on Realms Deep.
Nice new logotype and branding update btw.

Immersive sim Core Decay by Ivar Hill as the main developer. But also more people from Slipgate Ironworks and @Neogy among others is on the project. VERY Cool! Looks like Deus Ex meets System Shock 2. :cool:



Kingpin Reloaded - Releaste date trailer (Spoiler 5th December 2023)


New trailer for Combusion also by Slipgate

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 03 Oct 2023, 16:49

Free Unreal Engine assets for October 2023 is here!



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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 03 Oct 2023, 22:42

Gameswing revealed footage from their next project.. no more dodgeballs as we saw in Oddballers and Stikbold.

But rather something shooty shooty!

More details are currently unknown. But it involves a VERY fast firing shotgun. ;)


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 04 Oct 2023, 23:03

Lots of exiting things being show at Ghost Ships live stream ‘On The Horizon’. 5th of October 2023.
(In just 14 hours from me posting this)

We'll be there and talk about the ongoing development of DarkSwarm. As well as other DK projects like DRG: Survivor and Spellrouge, the board game expansions and maybe other interesting things. :)
Besides a lot of Deep Rock Galactic related stuff.

Crossing fingers we will not embarrass ourselves too much. 😅

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 05 Oct 2023, 13:04

Spil for fremtiden
Dansk Erhverv inviterer i samarbejde med Creative Denmark, Vision Denmark, Producentforeningen, Animationsskolen, FilmbyArhus og Den Danske Filmskole virksomheder til en konference med Kulturministeren, som sætter fokus på den danske spilindustri.

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 05 Oct 2023, 15:50

So a new DK game was revealed on the GSG livestream!

Dinolords! Developed by Northplay!

Where DANISH dinosaus attacks the brits! 😁👍🦕🇩🇰



Good show! Send more dinosaurs!

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 05 Oct 2023, 21:01

And lest we forget! Ghost Ship Games announced their new co-op action rouguelike and now self-published title
Deep Rock Galactic - Rogue Core under the GSG Publishing label and not Coffee Stain as was the case with the original DRG game.




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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 05 Oct 2023, 23:54

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Ouch! Sad news! :(

Vizlab Studios in Viborg is shutting down!

The super talented team have previously having worked for various local games developers like Slipgate, SYBO, BetaDwarf, Brightstar and 3DRealms.
I've also had the pleasure to meet the founders and have a chat at the last Copenhagen MatchUp event.

All the best of luck to the former team at Vizlab and everybody affected!

You can see some of their work here:
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https://www.artstation.com/vizlabstudios

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 06 Oct 2023, 10:11

Today is release day for Midnight Girl by (DK) Italic ApS.

It will be releasing in a few hours from time of posting.

Grats to the team!

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 07 Oct 2023, 15:10

A Dinolords devlog was posted by Northplay in spilhuset.

Apparently they were pitching a tycoon game to "big Danish toy maker". To me that sounded like a REALLY good call and a great match! Not sure what "Big Danish toy maker" was thinking?!?
There 'could' be a similar project is in the works internally or something about what they pitched!?
But who knows?!? large companies... :rolleyes

But then we get something way cooler! Danish dinosaurs for the win! :D

Add more dinos!

DinoWHAT!? Our game got REJECTED - so we made this instead

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Blender Geometry Node Tools Are Awesome!


Gaussian Splatting Is Awesome!


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 10 Oct 2023, 00:01

Oh my! Big Unity news!
Remember that the rest of the management team and board is probably still intact and the fundamental financial situation and owning structure of the company. It is still a company that at the end of the day needs to turn many years of "Unicorn play" into a solid business case for the investors.
But let's hope the next CEO will at least do less missteps in the process. Shouldn't be 'that hard' ;)
Though it is fundamentally a challenging task for anybody picking up the dirty laundry of Unity.
Cautious optimism here and let's see who will be the new CEO.

John Riccitiello will retire as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately
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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 10 Oct 2023, 21:34

The demo of Margoq's Lair from Zillo Games is on Steam now from an early start on itch. Launching somewhere in 2024.

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TUE, NOV 7 AT 6:00 PM UTC+01
Dev ➤ Test ➤ Repeat - November Meetup @ IO Interactive
IO Interactive Gammel Mønt 4 DK-1117 Copenhagen Denmark


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 12 Oct 2023, 08:18

Today is launch day for (DK) Bolverks VR game Genotype for Quest 2 + 3.

Grats to the team! :D



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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 12 Oct 2023, 08:37

Today is also launch day for (DK) Die Gute Fabriks 'Saltsea Chonicles'

Grats to the team!


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 12 Oct 2023, 08:46

Also COCOON made it to the small club of 'Overwhelmingly Positive' reviewed games on Steam with 97.42% positive reviews.

Currently at 97.42% on SteamDB. Beating Limbo, INSIDE and even Deep Rock Galactic by a small margin.
Still early days and things will change. But so far it looks like COCOON is among the highest rated Danish games on Steam ever that, made it to Overwhelmingly Positive reviews. (If not the highest?.. have not done enough research to completely conclude this yet)

You need 500 reviews in order for the OP indication to show.

Not too bad! :)
Never doubted it would land there. They will probably also have to install an award cabinet in the near term.

Last game I worked on (Gerda - A Flame in Winter) got 98,65% though. But not enough reviews to make it to OP.
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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 13 Oct 2023, 18:16

A freebee for the weekend!

Add POLYGON Battle Royale - Low Poly 3D Art by Synty to your cart, then enter the coupon code SYNTY23 at checkout to get it for free. No purchase necessary.*

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