Game Developers Conference

GDC 18: Hands On With Little Dragon Cafe

Written By: Victoria Rose Last month at the Game Developers’ Conference, we at Broken Joysticks got the opportunity to play an in-development demo of Little Dragon Café, the new game headed up by Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada and his new studio, Toybox. The game borrows the relaxing Life Simulation gameplay of its creator’s previous works, but adds several modern twists to the formula to keep things fresh.  One of the things that sets Life Simulator games apart...

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GDC 2018: ID @ Xbox Showcase Report

Written By: Victoria Rose Microsoft’s ID@Xbox team returned to GDC for another year and brought with them some of the most promising new games coming to their console. Last year, I bemoaned the lack of effort towards securing exclusive titles for the Xbox One, as evidenced by their indie showing at GDC. But now Microsoft appears to be on the road to recovery, starting to cherry-pick several PC darlings as console exclusives. Cuphead, Ooblets, and the Ori...

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Recipients of GDC 2018’s Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced [Update: Award Pulled]

Two gaming industry veterans – Double Fine’s Tim Schaefer and Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail – will be bestowed honors by their peers at the 2018 Game Developer’s Choice Awards this coming March. They’ll be receiving the  Lifetime Achievement Award and Ambassador Rewards respectively. Bushnell’s contributions to the gaming landscape need little introduction – as the founder of Atari, he helped usher in an age of home consoles the likes of which society had never seen before. With the...

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Finalists Announced For The 2018 Game Developers Choice Awards

Some big AAA games share the spotlight with some of 2017’s indie darlings in the list of finalists for the upcoming 2018 Game Developer Choice Awards.  Split across 10 different categories including Best Narrative, Innovation , Best Audio and of course Game of the Year – over 20 titles from the past twelve months will be eligible for honours form the GDCA when the curtains rise on March 21st. Do games like Nier: Automata, Horizon Zero Dawn,...

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Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees Unveiled

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The Games Developer Conference (GDC) will once again play host to the industry’s retrospective on the past year with the annual Game Developer Choice Awards, with returning hosts Double Fine Productions’ Tim Schaefer overseeing this years’ accolades. With 14 different categories – including the brand new Best AR / VR Game category – there’s a good chance some of your favorite titles from the past year are in the running for at least one award. Large AAA...

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Independent Games Festival Awards Recap

Last week while our staff were busy crossing the many halls of the Games Developer Conference 2016 the IGF (Independent Games Festival) were just as busy preparing to announce the winners for this year’s awards. The grand prize went to Seumas McNally’s narrative crime title Her Story won not only the Grand Prize but also the Best In Narrative award as well. Indie darling Undertale took mercy on it’s playerbase and won the Audience Award while minimalist...

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Minecraft Creator Notch To Receive Pioneer Award At GDC 2016

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This year at the Game Developers Choice Awards Marcus “Notch” Persson will be receiving the Pioneer Award for 2016. The Pioneer Award is given tho individuals who help develop breakthrough technologies and game design that set a new standard for the industry. If you’re not aware of Notch’s multi billion dollar success story Minecraft then perhaps you’ve been living in one of the many caves dug by its players. Blending together survival elements, a rich crafting system,...

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Game Developers Choice Awards & IGDFA Open Up Audience Voting

This year at the 30th Game Developers Conference the Game Developer’s Choice Awards & Independent Games Festival Awards will announce this years slate of winners on Wednesday March 16 in San Francisco, California.  Now both organizations are asking their audience for their say – with the Audience’s Choice awards. Here are the finalist for the Game Developers Choice Awards Audience Award: Alpha Bear Ark: Survival Evolved Bloodbourne Crypt of the Necrodancer Downwell Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture...

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