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- Epic Games offers $5 million in grant funds to Unreal Engine 4 devs
- Epic wants to give Unreal devs money – for free. Gamasutra talks to Tim Sweeney about how and why. Today Epic Games has announced a new initiative — one that could see your game netting between $5,000 and $50,000 in no-strings-attached funding from the engine provider.
- Here are the games that will be showcased at the Indie Mega Booth at GDC
The Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase is a collection of independent developers banding together to show off the latest and greatest indie games at conventions across the world. The MEGABOOTH exists to support indie developers and help pool their resources to enable them to showcase their work prominently, despite not having access to publisher support.
- Pushing up roses reviews the PC / iOS game “The Last Express”
- One of my favorite reviewers looks over a 90s adventure game that I felt was groundbreaking for its time, and still holds up well today. There are a number of technical marvels in this game, and the story behind it is engrossing. I’d suggest looking up the retrospective on Gamasutra as well.
- Michael Abrash, Valve, Do What You Love
- Michael Abrash, perhaps the best graphics programming of all time, alongside John Carmack, write this blog post 2.5 years ago while he was at Valve, regarding the question he always received:
“What should I study in college/learn to do/work at to get hired at Valve/have a good career/have a good life?”
- Web App Terminology Explained
- With every platform and every browser exploring new iterations, it’s tough to comprehend what options are out there for web developers. Web App, Packaged App, Hosted App, Hybrid App and installable Web App, are often misunderstood from within the community. Let’s clear that up.
- 60 minute overview of what’s coming in ECMAscript 6 (JavaSript)
On February 1, 2015, Dr. Axel Rauschmayer held the 90 minute talk “Using ECMAScript 6 today” at the Rolling Scopes Conference in Minsk. A video recording of that talk is online: