Kenney Updates His Assets

Kenney Updates His Assets
Kenney has updated his awesome, free game graphics asset pack with all new graphics and other assets.  For those of you who don't know, Kenney Game Assets is a complete package of over 18,000 game assets. The pack includes images, audio files, fonts, 3D models and game sources (Construct 2). All assets fit together really well and come in various categories. The best part is, he makes them all available on his website for anyone to use, as he

GameSalad Now Includes TRUE HTML5 Publishing

GameSalad Now Includes TRUE HTML5 Publishing
Those of you who are familiar with GameSalad have known that even though there was a publishing option for HTML5, it actually published to the GameSalad Arcade and while it seemed to be some sort of HTML5 format, there was never any way to host your HTML5 game anywhere but the Arcade.  This made publishing to things like Facebook impossible, since you could haven't the game hosted anywhere but on the GameSalad Arcade servers. HTML5 Unleashed GameSalad recently announced

GameSalad Extends 15 Trial

GameSalad Extends 15 Trial
Good news for those of you, like me, who thought the 15 trial was WAY too short.  GameSalad has changed the 15 day trial to no longer be 15 consecutive days but instead 15 days of actual use.  This is a good move as it gives potential buyers more time to play around with and learn the software. Why Is This Important As you may remember, I complained about this being a bad move when they changed from the

GameMaker Studio in This Week’s Humble Bundle

GameMaker Studio in This Week’s Humble Bundle
As you know, there is more than one way to skin a cat.  Actually, I'm not certain why people would want to skin a cat, let alone learn multiple ways of doing so.  But basically, that means there's more than one way to do the same thing.  In this case, there is more than one way to build a mobile game - or games in general - and more than one development tool out there. One such tool is

Can Playing Browser Games Teach us Anything?

Can Playing Browser Games Teach us Anything?
In today's reality, when we hardly have enough time for everything, it is worth finding such pastime that will provide us with some additional benefits apart from pure entertainment. All kinds of video games are usually criticised as being time-consuming. They are seen as worthless, thoughtless "clicking". Is it right? Are free games worse than paid ones? Free online games are most commonly criticised. Our society generally believes that if something is offered for free then it must be

3D Touch or Why Does the iPhone 6s Have a Smaller Battery?

3D Touch or Why Does the iPhone 6s Have a Smaller Battery?
One of the things that came out of Apple's big announcement is the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.  They don't really look that much different than their predessors - the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but it's not what's on the outside that matters.  Apple might have kept the same look, but they did jam some interesting hardware changes under the hood of the new iPhone 6s series. 3D Touch One of the changes is the

The Official Skins for Agar.io

The Official Skins for Agar.io
Online games have been our addition for the past several years we have played this games every single day of our lives, but what game can be more addictive than agar.io? This game has been on the market for less than 3 months and in those 3 months on the market they have managed to gather 20 million users from all around the world to play this game every day of their lives. For the ones who don’t know

Game Asset of the Day: Down The Mountain Style Game Assets

Game Asset of the Day: Down The Mountain Style Game Assets
I've actually never heard of a game called Down the Mountain, but the graphics themselves looking interesting... something akin to Crossy Road.  I have to admit, I don't prefer the blocky graphics - perhaps that's because I grew up when blocky graphics were all we had. Today's Game Asset of the Day is the Down The Mountain Style Game Assets by DeLaGranSiete over at Graphicriver.  It's a Crossy Road style blocky graphics for a similar game. Down The Mountain Style Game

Japan Consumption Tax Affecting Apps and In-App Purchases

Japan Consumption Tax Affecting Apps and In-App Purchases
Japanese yen bills The nice thing about most of the app stores is that you not only have a domestic audience, but often times you have an international audience for your app as well.  If you can speak, or pay someone who speaks, another language, you can translate your app and really target certain countries. The downside to this is, you are bound by the laws of that country, not just your own.  Sometimes, this