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5 top job opportunities for a graphic designer

Published on December 4, 2016, by in Gaming.

Work for a design company or start your own studio, the choice is yours. This is the flexibility of being a graphic designer. The career options are plenty. We list five job profiles that you can take up if you are a graphic designer. Advertising art director If you are the advertising art director the basically, you’re the big boss. The advertising art director works along with the copywriter(s) to create effective visual communication. But the job is not limited to an ad agency. Film production houses, studios, web design companies, graphic design companies, and even print & publishing houses hire advertising art directors. This means ample job opportunities in the market for trained & skilled graphic designers. Animator   Don’t be surprised. The basic job of an animator is to produce several digitally or hand-drawn images, and even puppets. Over a period of time, it has been noticed that

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5 things to remember when designing a mobile game app

Published on October 14, 2016, by in Gaming.

From Candy Crush to Temple Run, mobile game apps are the future of the gaming industry. Of course, the Xbox still rules. But more people are opting for the handy & user-friendly versions of games. Availability of high-end software has also helped improve the gaming experience, and the demand for better games. The mobile gaming industry is on an upward slope with no intensions of coming down any time soon. While all this is good news for mobile game developers designing mobile game apps, there are a few things that they need to keep in mind. Read on as we list out the things to keep in mind while designing a mobile game app. 1. Own your game The moment you see a little man running behind mushrooms and gold coins, killing turtles to save a princess, you instantly know that it is Super Mario. The theme song is enough

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Top 10 games releasing in September

Published on September 1, 2016, by in Gaming.

Gaming enthusiasts can look forward to a lot of excitement this September. Whether you prefer sports or action-adventures, there’s something for everyone. We bring you a list of 10 games releasing in September. Call of Duty Black Ops III: Salvation This one requires absolutely no introduction! This will be the fourth & final downloadable content (DLC) for Call of Duty Black Ops III. The game will feature four new multiplayer maps, and the conclusion to the Origins Zombie Adventures. Release date: 6th September Platform: PS4 Bioshock: The Collection What is better than having one part of the Bioshock series? Of course, having the whole collection. And Bioshock: The Collection is exactly that! It is a re-mastered version of all the properties of the franchise, fine-tuned to an optimum game playing level. Release date: 13th September Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One Recore Developed by Keiji Inafune’s Comcept & Armature Studio, Recore

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Are you meant to be a game animator?

Gaming is the in thing, and there is nothing cooler than being a game animator. There are so many games across a range of platforms & styles. From simple match-3 mobile games like Candy Crush to exploration & adventure games like Tomb Raider, to action games like Call of Duty & Angry Birds, the one thing common to all of them is animation. It is the job of a game animator to bring these games to life with their designs & skills. Here are a few things that you need to know before you join a gaming course. Basics of animation: Is there a difference? In reality, there is absolutely no difference. The basics of animation remain the same. The output differs based on the medium. So whether you are an animator for games, feature films, or VFX, timing, spacing, arcs, and weight will always remain crucial. In fact, with

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Making of the dragons for the Game of Thrones series

Published on July 30, 2015, by in Animation, Gaming, VFX.

The Game of Thrones series is in its fifth season, and continues to have audience glued to the television screens. Besides the storyline & the characters, one of the major attractions of the series are the dragons. From Daenerys Targaryen’s pets to all the dragons in the series, they are a large part of the popularity of the series. But in reality those gigantic, fire breathing creatures are nothing more than tennis balls; until the visual effects  team steps in. It is one thing to create something computer generated & looks completely real when you have a lot of references. It is quite another thing to create a believable character when there is literally no reference available, except in other fictional accounts. In this post we tell you how Pixomondo, the visual effects company that worked on the Games of Thrones series, made the dragons come alive. Pixomondo, a Germany-based

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Top games of 2014

Published on December 10, 2014, by in Gaming.

Gaming is no longer just a hobby or mode of relaxation. It is a specialised field of career that gives creative people the opportunity to earn through their passion. Easy access to the internet has made computer & mobile gaming interesting & challenging. In this post we take a look at top games that ruled 2014.  Most of guys prefer to play games on their gaming laptops. So, we have decided to listed top games of 2014. FIFA 15 (PC game) Recently launched & developed by EA Sports, this is one of the best multiplayer online games that has lived up to expectations. Its new feature of real-life player reaction has made it a hit with gamers. The commentary has been tuned to be authentic & teams can adjust tactics midway as per the match situation. All in all, it makes you feel as if you are on the field.

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A brief history of digital gaming

Published on November 14, 2014, by in Gaming.

Digital gaming is not a new phenomenon. It has been around since the time of indoor games; only changing its form. Digital gaming has evolved over the years and has become an independent industry with great creative and professional potential. Origins (1940 – 1960) The beginning of video games has its foundations in the attempts of developing artificial intelligence. From the installation of the very first ENIAC computer to the present day powerful microprocessors; video games have always witnessed growth along with developments in hardware and software. This is why it is difficult to pinpoint the very first video game ever created. There is a large possibility that any number of puzzles, arcade and card games and/ or military simulations that have long been forgotten from human memory could be contenders for the first video game. And yet, Nimrod, launched in 1951, is the very first popular, commercially available video

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Lucrative life in animation and VFX industry

Published on November 5, 2014, by in Animation, Gaming, VFX.

Animation is bringing inanimate objects and images to life for the purpose of providing wholesome entertainment. The global animation and VFX industry is estimated to reach 55.9 billion by 2015*. This means that people are beginning to appreciate the efforts put in by animators and production houses to create entertaining movies. Production houses like Walt Disney Productions, Pixar Ltd, Warner Bros and DreamWorks Animation, etc have pumped in millions to make these movies as they see a potential in the market. Movies like Gravity, Troy, World War Z, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter series etc and television series like Games of Thrones, Walking Dead and many others have made effective use of VFX to make believable scenes and characters, resulting in awards and accolades. This emphasises the importance of technology to make a successful product. So what does the combination the animation and VFX industry provide enthusiasts and aspiring

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10 steps to great game design

Published on October 14, 2014, by in Gaming.

So you’ve decided to become a game designer? Wish to create the next Minecraft or NFS? Welcome to this post which gives you 10 top tips on how to effectively design great games. Keep in mind that this article does not deal with programming, only with the aesthetics and authoring of the game’s storyline. So let’s get started. Tip #1 – Develop a good parser The single most important element of developing great games is to develop a good parser. This is something most beginners neglect, and the effect can be seen throughout the game. The more options you equip your parser with, the more effective will be your game’s communication with the player. Tip #2 – Use good puzzle structuring Don’t force gamers to solve puzzles just out of the blue. If the puzzle or the maze isn’t well connected to the game, it’s probably best to scrap the

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Top 5 software used by the gaming industry

Published on September 9, 2014, by in Gaming.

Game design software can vary greatly, depending upon the needs of the company that creates the game. Sometimes gaming companies/game developers use their own proprietary software, but many game designers standardise around popular commercial coding tools, which allow them to code a game easily and quickly without building from the ground up. Listed below are the top five game engines that are available in the market today:   The Unity Engine Unity is a cross-platform game engine, developed by Unity Technologies, and is now the default software development kit (SDK) for Nintendo Wii U. With an emphasis on portability, the graphics engine targets the following APIs: direct3D on Windows and Xbox 360; OpenGL on Mac, Windows, and Linux; OpenGL ES on Android and iOS; and proprietary APIs on video game consoles. Unity has been responsible for the birth of some of the blockbuster games such as Battlestar Galactica Online, WolfQuest,

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