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EFG NewsMag 1.3

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Joshua Calloway Milwaukee, United States


Into EFG

FIRST EXHIBITION FESTIVAL OF GAMES

In April 2012, EFG won a Conference Room on the Festival of Games in the Netherlands. In 2 days time we managed to realise our concept as a gallery. It became one of the busiest areas at the convention. This amazing opportunity led to many more opportunities for some of our own members and developers. Both students and companies had very positive feedback, and discussions and reactions motivated us to be ready for the next step! Rai.

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LATEST Name: Place: Type: Platform:

"Bitoon got started with David Cantolla, Alberto Piquer and me (Fernando Piquer), 3 professionals of gaming and entertainment industry passionate for high-quality games. We shared the dream of creating really enjoyable free and multiplayer games. And to share them with the most players we can reach. BasketDudes was the first concept that we worked on. It was an idea that was in our minds even before founding Bitoon. We want to build full and free gaming experiences. To create great free and multiplayer games that remain in players’ minds and that can also become a reference in the industry.

STREETS OF RAGE

soundtracks

Composed by: Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima Published by: Mars Colony Music Format: 1 CD Tracks: 20 Total duration: 00:55:11 Release date: 02-18-2000

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Bitoon Madrid, Spain MMO Free2Play PC - MAC


interview

Interview with

Ian Martin

“I started out using computers when I was a kid. Back then there was no graphical user interface and no mouse, so you had to type commands to get it to do anything at all. I thought everyone in the game industry could program. I remember being shocked when I found out that you could be a game designer who didn’t program.�

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concept art


concept art

Answered by

“Our main source of inspiration for Awesomenauts are

Gijs Hermans, Lead Artist old school Sunday morning cartoons like: Earthworm Jim, Bionic Six, Mask, Galaxy Rangers etc. We also are big fans of the guys from creaturebox.com. Generally we take inspiration from lots of things, this can be a Disney movie or a movie like 300, sites like conceptart.org, a museum or just a walk in the city. Each of us also brings his own inspirations which get combined into the Ronimo style.�


member’s eye

MEMBER’S EYE

por tfolio

JAVIER YEPEZ HUALDE 3D Generalist

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blog

BLOG Mandible Games http://www.mandible.net/2012/04/29/defeating-the-theme-park/

DEFEATING THE THEME PARK Game plotlines have gotten complicated.

We've come a long way from "the Princess has been kidnapped, go rescue the Princess". The Super Nintendo acquired a pile of RPGs with complicated plotlines, the gaming industry had a brief but ill-fated flir tation with liveaction directing, and we've attempted all sor ts of curious branching plotlines and fully explorable worlds.

COMPANY PROFILE The Media Turbine

Robert Davidson The Media Turbine provides design and production services of interactive products for such companies as Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company, Nintendo and Electronic Arts. These services can help your company at any stage in development with any type of trans-media entertainment: • Product pitch development • Detailed design documentation • Review analysis for any stage of the product life cycle • Direction of small teams on content creation EFG

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walkingthrough

A WALK THROUGH

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Name: Indievelopment Type: Symposium Location: Maarssen, Netherlands

A brand new event popped up in The Netherlands this week and this one might be extremely interesting for both students and amateurs alike. A rather sizeable group of participants of different schools filled a center in Maarssen, near Utrecht, to hear different speakers from independent studios. The symposium, called Indievelopment, held its first event and the organization hope that many more will come.

BRING BACK

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MECHANIC

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QUARTERS article post on May 25

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interview

INTERVIEW

article post on May 28

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WHO IS?

article post on May 30

SOFTWARE With articy:draft, its creators, Nevigo, hope to greatly amplify the quality of world building, dialogue and character creation through a well thought out series of tools and editors. It even allows you to create branching storylines and never lose sight of it all. According to themselves; “The era of post-its on walls is finally over.� Name: articy:draft Developer:

Nevigo

Type: Software Year of Release:

2012

Platform: Windows

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