Tag Archives: GDC 2014

ID@Xbox Games Preview

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Microsoft has released a new video showcasing five games headed to Xbox One as part of their ID@Xbox programme. The five games featured in the following video are:

  • Super Time Force by Capybara Games – An action platformer in which the player controls numerous characters in different time periods. By recording their actions, characters can team up through time to take on large enemies.
  • Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut by Born Ready Games – An enhanced version of the space combat game already available on Steam. Part first-person space sim, part third-person space mech action game.
  • It Draws A Red Box by Other Ocean – An eight-player cross between Super Smash Bros, Bomberman and Towerfall.
  • Spectra: 8bit Racing by Gateway Interactive – A retro-inspired racing game where tracks are generated by music from chiptune artist Chipzel.
  • Fru by Through Games – An interesting platformer in which the player’s silhouette, tracked with Kinect, is used to expose a second parallel world.

During GDC 2014 in San Francisco Games Director at ID@Xbox; Chris Charla announced a full 25 titles as well as having the following to say;

Since we first announced the program in August, we’ve been working closely with developers to bring a diverse array of independent games to Xbox One. Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible so developers can focus on what matters most: creating the games you’re beginning to see today!.

To see the full list of titles that were showcased and discussed at GDC head on over to Xbox Wire.

Unreal Engine @ GDC 2014

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Epic Games took their industry leading game engine; Unreal Engine, to this years Games Developer Conference to show off a few a things.

The following video highlights of some of the awesome games built with Unreal Engine technology through 2013 and into 2014 with many familiar games showcased:

The second video we have to share features Epic’s Zak Parrish walking us through some of Unreal Engine 4’s popular features, such as the new material system, Blueprints, VFX and level building.