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News: Shenmue 3 Could Happen Via A Kickstarter Campaign, Says Creator Yu Suzuki

Shenmue 3 Could Happen Via A Kickstarter Campaign, Says Creator Yu Suzuki

Famous game designer is "researching" crowdfunding the sequel

Shenmue and its sequel cost around $70 million to make — an incredible figure when you consider that Sega was on the ropes when it bankrolled them. Unsurprisingly, the death of the Dreamcast — combined with Sega's gradual shift from developer to publisher — has put Shenmue 3 on the...

News: Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Nintendo Considering 3DS Build of Unity Engine

Always room for more tools in the developers' shed

Nintendo's partnership with Unity Technologies has served well in attracting indie developers by making it easier to bring their games to a Wii U-specific build of the popular engine. The fact that Wii U development kits come with a free Unity license is certainly an encouraging gesture as well. So...

News: Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

Keiji Inafune Discusses the Indie Experience in Japan and Shows New Mighty No. 9 Footage

"It feels like a return to the golden days"

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 is now approaching its close in San Francisco, and has hosted a variety of games, demonstrations and reveals. As is also the norm there have been presentations from various figures in the games industry, with a particularly high profile example being that given by...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even Split Of Male And Female Developers

Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Team Was An Even Split Of Male And Female Developers

"Diverse" team has resulted in 7.3 million worldwide sales

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is unquestionably one of the 3DS console's most popular games, having found a receptive global audience and attracting players of both sexes. Producer Katsuya Eguchi and director Aya Kyogoku have been discussing the game's development process at GDC, and believe...

News: Nintendo Has "Lost Its Way" But Should Never Be Underestimated, Says Peter Molyneux

Nintendo Has "Lost Its Way" But Should Never Be Underestimated, Says Peter Molyneux

"They're super smart people"

Former Bullfrog and Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has had plenty to say about Nintendo over the past few years, which is striking when you consider that he hasn't released a game on a Nintendo platform in quite some time. He has previously been critical of the Wii U, and even suggested that Nintendo's hardware gets in...

Ninterview: Legendary Designer Julian Gollop On Ghost Recon, Fire Emblem And Chaos Reborn

Legendary Designer Julian Gollop On Ghost Recon, Fire Emblem And Chaos Reborn

"Chaos Reborn would actually work really well on the Wii U"

A true veteran of the industry, British developer Julian Gollop has been making games for longer than many of this site's readers have been alive. His career started way back in 1983 with Time Lords, but it was with titles like Rebelstar and Laser Squad that he really made his name;...

News: Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues With Releasing Need For Speed On Wii U

Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues With Releasing Need For Speed On Wii U

"Neither Nintendo or EA gave a s*** about it"

Criterion co-founder Alex Ward recently parted company with the studio to found his new firm, Three Fields Entertainment. Yesterday, he took to Twitter to partly explain the reasons behind this move, as well as highlighting some of the issues he and his staff faced when porting Need for Speed: Most...

News: Inti Creates Explains the Development Processes Behind Mighty No. 9

Inti Creates Explains the Development Processes Behind Mighty No. 9

Keiji Inafune gets at least one fresh build every month

In terms of Kickstarter success stories, Mighty No. 9 is undoubtedly in the top tier. With last year being an anniversary year for the Blue Bomber and Capcom making no moves to produce an official game, Keiji Inafune rather cleverly gauged the mood and seized the moment. As the figurehead well...

News: Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Working On A New Title Since November

Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Working On A New Title Since November

Speculation ahoy!

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now settling into stores around the world, its developer Retro Studios is looking back on the development and hinting at what's to come. As a first-party studio with high-profile experience on GameCube, Wii and now Wii U, it's also in a position to share its perspective on the hardware...

News: Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

"They’re part of the criterion used for proposals from everyone"

Shigeru Miyamoto is arguably one of the most famous games designers in the world, and it goes without saying that he has influenced countless other developers over the past few decades. He's taken more of a backseat role at the Nintendo of late, but thanks to the efforts of Super...

News: Bravely Default Producer Inspired by 90210 and Glee

Bravely Default Producer Inspired by 90210 and Glee

Saving the world is like going to high school

Bravely Default producer Tomoya Asano was recently kind enough to field a question on the Nintendo Handheld Gaming Facebook page, revealing his inspirations behind the game's plot. Asano started off with the somewhat predictable — yet understandable — response of establishing a fantasy RPG setting...

News: Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Developers Conference Have Wii U Plans

Under 2% for 3DS

GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2014 takes place from 17th - 21st March in San Francisco, a gathering of thousands of companies and individuals to demonstrate, discuss and debate the current trends and patterns in the development industry. As is the norm, ahead of this year's event the organisers have polled "more than 2,600...

News: SEGA Splits Index Into Two Companies, Secures Continued Atlus Game Development

SEGA Splits Index Into Two Companies, Secures Continued Atlus Game Development

Moving forward

Last year, after much speculation, Sega Sammy acquired Atlus via its parent company, Index, after the latter had endured financial problems. Once the acquisition was complete Atlus stated that it was continuing its development projects as normal, though Sega has now confirmed how it will restructure the acquired business — the...

News: AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

AE Games Reveals Mad Men Football, High Impact Gridiron With "An Historical Twist"

Would George Washington have made a tasty quarterback?

AE Games — the indie studio which caused a few ripples when it announced its support of the Wii U earlier this week — has now confirmed its first title: Mad Men Football. Described as American Football with "an historical twist", the game will take notable figures from world history and...

News: Zero Escape Series Director Struggling to Find Funding for Third Title

Zero Escape Series Director Struggling to Find Funding for Third Title

Takes to Twitter for help

The Zero Escape series, which features the puzzle-based visual novels 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on the DS and Virtue's Last Reward on the 3DS and Vita, has always included the carrying of hope in desperate times as a theme. Series director Kotaro Uchikoshi is now finding himself trying to maintain a similar...