How to enable cross-progression between generations and platforms

AccelByte's Raymond Arifianto gives a crash course on how to implement platform-agnostic cloud save features

By Raymond Arifianto

Maximum safety, minimum cost: How to launch your game on a new platform

Focusing on the Epic Games Store, Reto Moto's Jean-Marc Broyer dives into launching a PC game on a new platform

By Jean-Marc Broyer

How to bring blockbuster brands to the gaming world

Outright Games on three key principles that can bring success when working with major licenses

By Terry Malham-Wallis

The black art of platform conversions: The tailored port

Sponsored article: Ensuring players experience the game they love as though it was designed for their platform of choice is not easy to achieve -- but that is why Abstraction Games puts so much effort into "tailoring"

By Academy Sponsored

Key questions to ask before hiring a QA vendor

Keywords Studios' Adam Rush provides indie studios with the answers to the most common QA questions

By Adam Rush

What are the biggest changes impacting the games industry?

At the NG20+ conference, Rami Ismail looked back at a decade of games industry and how it can inform indies' decisions going forward

By Marie Dealessandri

How to build your back-end in the cloud

Linode's Will Blew explores the options available to developers who want to use the cloud to host their back-end

By Will Blew

"The time is right to re-evaluate open worlds. We can do better"

In his Develop:Brighton talk, Ubisoft Reflections' Chris Jenner suggested ways to achieve world-scale emergent gameplay

By James Batchelor

The black art of platform conversions: The challenges of integrating and recreating engines and platforms

Sponsored article: Abstraction Games takes another deep-dive into the straightforward port process

By Academy Sponsored

How to efficiently create a winning demo

Art Of Play shares its tips on how to build a demo using the right tools, communication methods, and teamwork, in record time

By Ash Nicholls and Billy Deakin

How Unreal Engine is helping artists achieve their next-gen potential

Sponsored article: Epic Games discusses its next generation development tools, which are designed to make the creation of high-quality 3D content simpler than ever

By Academy Sponsored

VR lessons from Arizona Sunshine's success

Vertigo Games dives into the strategies behind its virtual reality hit, and how it paved the way for future projects such as After the Fall

By Vertigo Games

The black art of platform conversions: The (not so) straightforward port

Sponsored article: In the second part of a series dedicated to platform adaptations, Abstraction takes a deep dive into the first part of the production process, the "straightforward port"

By Academy Sponsored

Tools to identify bottlenecks and performance issues

Coconut Lizard's Robert Troughton goes through the right toolset to keep a development team happy and working efficiently

By Robert Troughton

What is the best game engine: is Amazon Lumberyard right for you?

The Academy's in-depth guide to Lumberyard, a 3D engine powered by Amazon Web Services

By Marie Dealessandri

Lessons in community building from EVE Online

At Devcom Digital, CCP Games' Tryggvi Hjaltason offered advice on creating an environment that builds meaningful friendships

By Matthew Handrahan

How pinball made us better RPG developers -- and vice versa

Zen Studios COO Mel Kirk on what the pinball specialist learned by leaving its comfort zone with two RPG titles

By Mel Kirk

Push and pull: How to build an in-game economy

Unity Technologies' Julie Shumaker explains how to knit together the key components of a robust and engaging game economy

By Julie Shumaker

A guide to designing transformative, empowering experiences

Robin Arnott and Heather Ray look into the many ways to create impactful games that evoke a wide range of emotional responses

By Robin Arnott and Heather Ray

The black art of platform conversion: How to get your technical assessment right

Sponsored article: In the first part of a series dedicated to platform adaptations, Abstraction looks into the intricacies of the assessment process, which is pivotal to a project's success

By Academy Sponsored

How Quantic Dream took control of remote working using Amazon Web Services 

Sponsored article: The Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls studio explains how it used the cloud to move its teams out of the office

By Academy Sponsored

Insights into adaptation game design challenges

Sponsored article: Abstraction goes through the tailoring pillars that shape its adaptation design approach for the Academy

By Academy Sponsored

Six ways to make your user-generated content game successful and lawsuit-free

Mythical Games' Jamie Jackson detailed the dos and don'ts of user-generated content in a Devcom talk this week

By Marie Dealessandri

Copyright changes could limit in-game props, but might defeat clones | Opinion

Kostya Lobov warns that recent EU court decisions could drastically affect what is protectable by copyright

By Kostyantyn Lobov

Epic Games: Why cross-play matters

Sponsored article: Cross-players play Fortnite 570% more on average than non cross-players, Psyonix and Phoenix Labs reveal similar benefits

By Academy Sponsored

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