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Trove’s next free expansion adds superheroes to the voxel-based MMO

Trove’s next free expansion adds superheroes to the voxel-based MMO

Trion Worlds announced today the next free expansion for its voxel-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game Trove is coming out this spring. Trove — Heroes will add superhero-themed
Nippon Marathon parodies Japanese game shows with its wacky foot racing

Nippon Marathon parodies Japanese game shows with its wacky foot racing

Nippon Marathon has entered Early Access on Steam, and the full game will be coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC later this year. Nippon Marathon has one to four players racing
Empires & Puzzles maker Small Giant Games raises $41 million for mobile titles

Empires & Puzzles maker Small Giant Games raises $41 million for mobile titles

EXCLUSIVE: Finnish gaming companies have a strong record of on mobile, and the latest example is Small Giant Games, which is announcing today that it has raised $41 million in funding. The
Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda gets lifetime achievement award at DICE Awards

Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda gets lifetime achievement award at DICE Awards

Genyo Takeda, 68, received the Lifetime Achievement award at the prestigious DICE Awards tonight during the DICE Summit elite gaming event in Las Vegas. Takeda was honored for his work on generations
Studio MDHR debuts with 3 big awards for Cuphead

Studio MDHR debuts with 3 big awards for Cuphead

Cuphead was a hell of a hard game. I know that. But Cuphead earned three major awards on Thursday night at the DICE Awards, the peer-voted awards staged by the Academy of Interactive Arts &
DICE Awards Game of the Year — Nintendo cleans up with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

DICE Awards Game of the Year — Nintendo cleans up with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo scored big at the DICE Awards, one of gaming’s biggest nights for honoring the best games of the year. Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year. The DICE Awards
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus debuts with high-tech, turn-based combat this year

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus debuts with high-tech, turn-based combat this year

Games Workshop is continuing to work with its partners to make Warhammer 40,000 video games, and that includes the newly announced Mechanicus that puts players in control of the technology-worshiping
Vulkan graphics will enable faster games and apps on Apple platforms

Vulkan graphics will enable faster games and apps on Apple platforms

The Khronos Group, a consortium of hardware and software companies, has announced that the Vulkan graphics technology has been ported to Apple’s platforms, allowing games and apps to run at faster
Crytek replaces CEO Cevat Yerli with his brothers

Crytek replaces CEO Cevat Yerli with his brothers

German game developer and engine creator Crytek announced that Cevat Yerli will step down as CEO, and his brothers Avni and Faruk Yerli will take over as joint CEOs. Cevat Yerli will continue to serve

What the Golf? putts around with physics

Danish indie studio Triband thinks that everything can be golf, and it’s testing that theory with its new game, What the Golf? It’s a cheeky physics-based romp that sometimes doesn’t even involve a
David Jaffe’s Bartlet Jones studio closes after game cancellation

David Jaffe’s Bartlet Jones studio closes after game cancellation

David Jaffe’s game studio, The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, has closed its doors, Jaffe has confirmed. GamesIndustry.biz reported that the shutdown occurred a month after the company
Caffeine will bring ESL’s esports events to its social broadcasting platform

Caffeine will bring ESL’s esports events to its social broadcasting platform

Caffeine announced a deal with ESL, the big independent esports tournament company, to bring esports events to Caffeine’s social broadcasting platform. Live coverage kicks off this week with
Indie Megabooth’s GDC 2018 lineup includes Myst studio’s new game Firmament

Indie Megabooth’s GDC 2018 lineup includes Myst studio’s new game Firmament

The Indie Megabooth is returning to the 2018 Game Developers Conference to showcase more games than ever. It shows off 24 games from independent developers from March 19 to March 23 on the interactive
Battlefield V details: campaign, co-op, and more

Battlefield V details: campaign, co-op, and more

The next Battlefield game is going back to World War II and has the name “Battlefield V” internally at publisher Electronic Arts. After breaking this story last week, I wanted to follow up with a
Former GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines has died

Former GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines has died

Recent GameStop chief executive officer Julian Paul Raines has died due to complications with cancer. The world’s largest gaming retailer confirmed the passing, and Mike Mauler, who stepped into the
Solo is a meditative island puzzler where you can make some animal friends

Solo is a meditative island puzzler where you can make some animal friends

In Solo, the puzzles aren’t the only things that need answers. Indie developer Team Gotham presents players with an idyllic island filled not only with riddles but with peaceful activities that
Mobcrush lets streamers broadcast on any livestreaming platform

Mobcrush lets streamers broadcast on any livestreaming platform

Mobcrush was founded a few years ago to enable mobile gamers to livestream their gameplay to fans. But today, the company is announcing that its Go Live, Get Paid platform can be used to stream to any
Racing Auditory Display helps blind people play racing games as well as the sighted

Racing Auditory Display helps blind people play racing games as well as the sighted

Computer scientist Brian A. Smith has developed a user interface that will enable blind players to enjoy racing games. Developers will have access to the racing auditory display (RAD) as a plug-in
Dallas venture capitalist Stephen Hays pleaded guilty to attempted assault and extortion (updated)

Dallas venture capitalist Stephen Hays pleaded guilty to attempted assault and extortion (updated)

Stephen Hays is the managing partner of Deep Space Ventures, a $20 million venture capital fund based in Dallas. He’s also pleaded guilty to a couple of serious legal charges. What that means is a
Dual Universe opens its massive online world for pre-alpha testing

Dual Universe opens its massive online world for pre-alpha testing

Developer Novaquark is welcoming new players to its space-faring massively multiplayer online game Dual Universe. Today, the studio unveiled Supporter Packs that are available at different price tiers