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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 22 Apr 2021, 18:26

First 7 minutes of the new Mortal Kombat movie available on HBO Max


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 23 Apr 2021, 11:31

Accelerate invests in DK indie game studio Digital Devotion Games
Nice! Grats to the team! :)


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 24 Apr 2021, 12:57

Mind Scanners from The Outer Zone (DK ) now features a playable demo on their steam page. I'll give it a spin when I find some time.
And a release date of May 20 2021.

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 24 Apr 2021, 13:11

Also Fireworks Mania from developer Laumania Aps is now 4 months old and quite the success! With estimated 20.000-50.000 units sold. >Roughly< estimating it translates to 2 - 2.4M DKK after the Steam cut of the usual high 30% and before taxes in the upper end of the unit estimate. VERY! good for 2 years of spare time development. :cool:
Grats to Laumania! Living the indie developer dream. :)




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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 25 Apr 2021, 14:48

A lengthy look at MetaHuman.. including facial mocap and body mocap setup.


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https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/digital-humans

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 27 Apr 2021, 14:30

Copenhagen Matchup starting tomorrow.. pitch your game! Get monies!
April 28th 09:00 - 21:00 CET

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 28 Apr 2021, 11:57

Den danske computerspilvirksomhed Trophy Games opkøber den danske spilproducent Xombat Development.
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Spilordningen har fået et nyt eksternt redaktionsmedlem. I den kommende ansøgningsrunde vil Peter Holm sidde som det ene af de to eksterne medlemmer af redaktionen, idet han afløser Jesper Krogh Kristansen.
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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 28 Apr 2021, 15:28

Logic Artists (DK) has announced the next installment in the Expeditions series. Now fully owned by THQ Nordic if I recall correctly.

Worked for them a while ago back in 2016 on an unannouced title that will never see the light of day (not to their fault). And a tiny tiny tiny bit on Expeditions: Viking.

Happy to see they are doing good again after they had some hard times. :D

Grats guys! And best of luck with the game. Yay! :)

Expeditions: Rome

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 29 Apr 2021, 17:45

Fly Together from North Play (DK) is now launched on Switch. Grats on the release! :)

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 29 Apr 2021, 23:36

And Quixel Mixer 2021.1 is out!

Totally going to texture my latest sculpts in this. It's not quite at the level of Substance Painter just yet in raw functionality. But over time the gap will become smaller and smaller it seems.
And Quixel Mixer is wonderfully free for all!!.. sooo.. Adobe will have some challenges coming their way.



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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 01 May 2021, 10:46

So in the realm of more or less speculation there are rumors floating out there that IO Interactive is in early development of a new IP revolving around a large fantasy RPG styled game with dragons! Codename Project: Dragon. And they have signed the project with XBOX. Seems to back up some of my previous posts regarding IOI speculation. Nice with some more details emerging.

So the new project has some indications of (Nothing is of cause 100% verified)
- Fantasy RPG with dragons and stuff!
- A large online game
- IO Interactive Malmö is the lead studio on the project.
- Signed with XBOX (possible exclusive!)
- In early development.. guessing they at least have a vertical slice that was good enough to sign with XBOX.

So that's pretty darn cool!
Looking forward to seeing if this is the case... but it will be years out before it will see the light of day. If it survives until then. Hopefully it does and it will be awesome!

So more speculation can spring from this info.. this is purely meta speculation! With a VERY low accuracy! :D ;) Based purely only on my own imagination. :blush
One could ask what kind of game world they would be creating. Would it be the 'usual' high or low medieval fantasy setting. Or something new and fresh?!
And what would the gameplay be like.. could it be "Grand Theft Dragon" where you could jump mid air to land on a dragon to battle the rider in-flight PVP and take over the other dragon?!
Could it have large scale battles where you would swooping down and slashing armies with dragon fire and impact. Grabbing hold of squads of enemies, bombs, debris, catapults, horses and carriages and dropping them from a height. Perhaps to clear a way for the attacking army.
Could there be dragon taming? Finding/capturing dragon eggs for hatching and trading various types of dragons.
Really nice dragon IK animation that can procedurally climb uneven terrain and fortresses when not flying.
Oh yeah.. and feeding mechanics. The dragon should feed from time to time. On anything living.. other players, sheep, horses and the unfortunate peasant NPC.
Dragons should be upgradeable with armor plating etc.
It should be possible to fit a party of players/bots on top of a dragon. Eg. healers and ranged units. Could be like flying in a team of spec ops to complete a mission.
Also enemy armies should pose a certain threat to dragons with ranged units like (mobile) ballistas and archers.
That's probably some of the things I would do with a dragon game at least. Given the (ample) resources required. :)

Hmmm so many questions and cool possibilities :D

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021 ... p-for-xbox
https://www.windowscentral.com/io-inter ... antasy-rpg

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 01 May 2021, 18:18

A tech look at that little sexy Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart trailer... looks sooo nice!

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 05 May 2021, 15:29

Why Do So Many Games Have Tanks, Healers and DPS?

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