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Essential Roles in Game Development

There are many things to consider when it comes to game development. The success of a game development company significantly depends on the team as there is a huge competition in the gaming industry. In this article, we will take a look at what makes a great development team while introducing some of its important roles.

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Valheim: to Raid or not to Raid?

So long in the making by a team of only five people, Valheim surprised everyone when it came out in February and became an almost immediate success with almost 6 million copies sold already. This game inspired by Vikings has taken Steam and Twitch by storm and, it seems, rightfully so – from what we can tell, this is a game to remember!

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Experience in Video Game Graphics & How to Outsource

If you are interested in outsourcing the graphics for your project or simply want to learn more about our company, we prepared a brief interview with our founder Jiří Huňa. He is a professional in the videogame graphics business and has a lot of experience with various projects, i.e. ARMA 3 or Mafia 3. We hope that we might help you with deciding whether or not to outsource your graphics and if so, what is the best way of going about it.

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TOP GAMES FOR KIDS AGED 5 TO 10: BOTANICULA and MACHINARIUM

We can’t help it but to mention more acts by Amanita Design. If you fall in love with Samorost, I’m sure once you finish playing it you will crave for playing something similar. Here are two more gems for you:

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Finding the Best Game Artist for Hire

If you are in the market for finding the perfect artist for your new game, you might have an idea of what you expect or want. However, did you set all the parameters and requirements correctly, so that you can actually find an artist that fulfills your expectations, follows the vision of the game, has appropriate experience and sense for responsibility, and who is affordable? There may be more than meets the eye when it comes to such questions and their answers and remember, choosing the right artist or artists can significantly impact your project!

Let’s start by estimating the size of the project. Different-sized projects require different solutions. If your project is rather small, you might be able to get by with a single freelance artist. However, if your project is larger, you might need a specialized game studio which can offer you more “horsepower” or a more specialized artist that better suits your needs. Either way, there are several things you need to clarify and decide first.

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Assasin´s Creed: Valhalla – to buy or not to buy?

This bloody slaughter from the Viking times in the 9th century AD offers a long story to the players. It takes „only“ 60 hours to finish the story line so if you want to explore the entire game, there’s a lot of work ahead of you. The first part of the series is made for the new console generation.

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top game for the children: SAMOROST 1 – 3

Amanita Design, a Czech independent game developing company, is a jewel. Not many developing studios can state that whatever they do becomes a gem. Meet Amanita Design. Their first successful act was a game called SAMOROST in 2013.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – To buy or not to buy?

The family of action FPS Call of Duty has a new member no. 17. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold war is also the 5th part of the Black Ops series. It was developed by Treyarch in co-operation with Raven Software. The main story line is inspired by the Cold War.

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TOP 5 GAMES FOR KIDS AGED 5 TO 10 – UNTITLED GOOSE GAME

The game is featuring a naughty goose. Your task is very simple – to control the goose and think of any kind of teasing the other characters in the game. You can steal glasses from the elderly, untie kids’ shoe laces, frustrate a peaceful picnic of a pair of lovers, tease a gardener, splash water at people, disturb your surroundings with noisy honking etc.

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Cyberpunk 2077 – to buy or not to buy?

One of the most anticipated games of the year is out. Action RPG Cyberpunk 2077 receives positive points for  processing of Night City. According to reviews it is even a masterpiece of the gaming industry. Yet there is a catch and the CD Projekt Red developers are eating a humble pie. It was strongly criticised for having a lot of bugs. Those who bought Cyberpunk 2077 and have an older console, such as basic PlayStation 4 or Xbox One struggle with a number of issues: freezing, physics, sharp FPS drops or textures issues… They are rightly dissatisfied and asking for fixing or money back.

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