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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 18 Sep 2022, 17:52

Fancypants art museum MoMA ( Museum of Moden Art) in New York now hosts Playdead's INSIDE for display as part of the exhibition (Never Alone) if you are in town.

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/409696

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 19 Sep 2022, 12:09

NY AMBITIØS STRATEGI FOR SPILBRANCHEN
Den danske spilbranche skal være blandt de bedste i verden til at udvikle kommercielt succesfulde kvalitetsspil, som bygger på stærke fortællinger og høje kreative ambitioner.

Den danske spilbranche buldrer derudaf. Producentforeningens seneste tal viser, at spilbranchen omsatte for mere end 3 mia. kroner i 2020. Det er mere end en fordobling af omsætningen fra året før. Eksporten steg med knap 160 pct fra 2019 til 2020 og løb op i 2 mia. kr.

Potentialet i den danske spilbranche er enormt, og vi har kun lige set starten. Men for at branchen kan indfri det fulde potentiale, er det afgørende, at den har de bedst mulige rammevilkår.

Producentforeningen lancerer derfor en ny femårig strategi med tre hovedfokuspunkter:

https://pro-f.dk/aktuelt/ny-ambitioes-s ... ilbranchen

Adding:
Producentforeningen vil give computerspil sit eget institut: »Kan flyve ud af skyggen fra film«
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/produce ... kyggen-fra

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AST-Hero Release

Unread post by MaxwellJoneZ » 19 Sep 2022, 21:03

Twisted BrainZ studio launches their award-winning game AST-Hero on September 20th 2022

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AST-Hero, winner of the 8th Francophone Game Jam, will be released on Steam on Tuesday. On this occasion, the designers’ team will be live on Twitch at 5:00 pm!

A beautiful game, filled with nostalgia and fun.

If Asteroids had been done in 2022, what would it look like?

AST-Hero is a 2D top-down space-shooter inspired by the 1979 hit Asteroids. Featuring 40 levels and bosses with a reactive and addictive gameplay, breathtaking art & visuals and entrancing music, AST-Hero will take you back in time... and in the future at the same time!

AST-Hero takes you on a journey through space where you control a small spaceship. You must defeat increasingly strong enemies and unique bosses. To succeed, you will need various upgrades that you will find in the Moebius inspired shop spaceshift: weapon upgrades, shield upgrades... you can even buy some extra-luck! Powerups are also available and feature a super-powerful weapon. Five difficulty levels and an endless playing environment were designed to provide a gameplay experience filled with fun and excitement! A voiced starting tutorial, as well as a progressively increasing difficulty, give AST-
Hero a perfect learning curve for a flawless experience.

Swiss (hand)made
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Twisted BrainZ is a small indie game studio based in Geneva, Switzerland. They partnered with Shaman77, a Swiss freelance developer, to build AST-Hero, a Swiss game made with love and dedication.
Coded from scratch, with handmade SFX and music, and a unique graphic design !
AST-Hero is a piece of art (and craft): while the talented Shaman77 went so far as to program the whole game without any libraries, Twisted BrainZ designed the hypnotic sound system, with tailored soundtracks that will keep you playing for hours. And as if it wasn’t enough dedication, they also created this unique, beautiful graphic design that will turn your playing session into a whole addictive experience!

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Learn more
AST-Hero on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1258520/ASTHero/
Discord: https://discord.com/invite/3zVD3PM
Web site: https://twistedbrainz.com/
Press kit: https://twistedbrainz.com/presskit/ast-hero/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 20 Sep 2022, 09:51

Ohhh.. very coolses! A free Stable Diffusion based automatic texture tiler is available for Blender!

And not only limited to auto-tiling textures.. generate textures with text prompts as well.



Dream Textures on github
https://github.com/carson-katri/dream-textures

A bit on the same topic but not inside Blender
https://twitter.com/pushmatrix/status/1 ... GVwVyjV1ug

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 20 Sep 2022, 20:53

New graphics rendering things at Nvidia's GTC

New RTX Remix is Insane! Plus DLSS 3, Micromesh and More


GTC Sept 2022 Keynote with NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang


https://www.nvidia.com/gtc/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 20 Sep 2022, 21:26

Also a really nice view of working with Stable Diffusion in a more user directed way for image generation.


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 20 Sep 2022, 22:57

Kickstarter for Mandragora!

I've been following the Hungarian project for a while.. now they are ready with a fairly high-goal Kickstater. They seem to be off to a very good start as they have done their homework and the game looks incredible! Confident they will reach the goal and beyond. Or I hope at least, the early projection looks good!

I have not played any demo things.. so impossible to say if it is actually good.





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Publisher horror stories (Kasedo Games)



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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 24 Sep 2022, 13:37

Can We Do It with Particles?: VFX Learnings from 'Returnal'


Building the World of 'The Ascent' (posted earlier.. this is just the youtube version)

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 27 Sep 2022, 10:17

The Last of Us | Official Teaser | HBO Max

Looks pretty neat! Facially Ellie looks a bit off, but Bella Ramsey is a great actor. I'll give HBO a lot of trust in creating a good show. So that's a small detail.

..Argh.. still have to pick up and play the damn games 'at some point in time'.. though time for gaming is far from in excess. :|


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Top 10 Upcoming NEW Indie Games of October 2022


Indie Gaming This Week: 26 September - 02 Oct 2022

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50 Truisms From the Business of Games by Peter Holm

50 60+ concise and to the point lessons and insights from my 20+ years struggling in the business of video games.


https://kulturprodukt.gumroad.com/l/50-truisms

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 30 Sep 2022, 14:44

(DK) Dania Games student project 'Cycle of The Moon' is launching in a few hours on Steam

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 30 Sep 2022, 16:00

More DK project spotting of art game 'A curious path' for mobile platforms. Developed by Taika Louhivuori and Paw Oktober.
The project got a tiny bit DFI fuding. Still very early in development.


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 01 Oct 2022, 11:10

NanoHive from (DK) EmptyBox has been released on Steam.


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 01 Oct 2022, 18:50

Another DK game project spotting in the works 'Bumper Cars - The Game' by Ree Animation & Gaming.
Mr. Ree is also working on The Adventures of Gorm.. but taking the dangerous route of side tracking on another project. ;)

Work in progress

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