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JSON:API Boost

New Drupal Modules - 12 February 2019 - 1:41pm

Improves the performance of the JSON:API module by cache warming your resource types.

At this moment this project requires you to have the patch in #2819335-78: Resource (entity) normalization should use partial caching applied.

Categories: Drupal

Learn how machine learning can help you make better games at GDC 2019

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 12 February 2019 - 12:53pm

Machine learning is changing the way we make games, and GDC 2019 the place to be if you want to better understand how ML can be applied across different disciplines to help you build better games! ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Jacob Rockowitz: Asking organizations to back the Webform module and Drupal-related Open Collectives

Planet Drupal - 12 February 2019 - 11:23am

Beginning

At the beginning of the New Year, I set up the Webform module's Open Collective. I knew that in order to persuade organizations to back the Webform module or any Drupal-related Open Collective would require directly asking organizations to join the Webform module's Open Collective. Additionally, I also needed to listen to what an organization might want to get out of their financial contribution to an Open Collective

Asking

At DrupalCampNJ, I paid a visit to the event's sponsors that I was friendly with and asked them to join the Webform module's Open Collective. I also decided to broaden my pitch to include asking people to consider backing any Drupal related Open Collective. The Simplytest.me and Drupal Recording Initiative collectives provide invaluable services that our community needs and everyone should help support them.

Everyone was familiar with the Webform module, and most people knew that I was maintaining the Drupal 8 version, but no one knew what an "Open Collective" is. Gradually, as I spoke to people, I managed to put together a concise explanation for the question, "What is Open Collective?"

The above explanation leads to the next relevant question which is "How is this money going to be spent?" My response is this: Spending the collected funds is going to be determined by what the backers want and the Webform module needs.

As the maintainer of the Webform module, I feel we need a logo. A logo will help distinguish the Webform module from the massive sea of online form builders. For some projects, the Webform module is a significant part of a proposal and a logo would help make the software feel more...Read More

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Layden recalls PS3 'Icarus moment,' looks ahead to expanding PlayStation's audience

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 12 February 2019 - 11:01am

At DICE Summit 2019, Shawn Layden offered a brief survey of PlayStation's past, present, and future, and touted a "quality above all" approach to shipping video games. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Konami ends sale of in-game currency for PES 2019 in Belgium

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 12 February 2019 - 10:34am

The decision aims to make Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 compliant with the Belgian Gaming Commission†™s laws against loot boxes. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

What Is A Meta-Game? - by Stanislav Costiuc

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 12 February 2019 - 9:55am
A question I hear pretty often is, "What is a meta-game?". There are two pretty similar but also quite distinct and different answers which we're going to talk about.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

What Developers Need to Know about Making a Management/Simulator - by Chris McAulay

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 12 February 2019 - 9:51am
A look into the programming and development behind management and simulator games. This start by looking at how to jump into the genre, make it flow correctly, and what you will learn along the way.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

FZ Songbook

New Drupal Modules - 12 February 2019 - 6:33am

The Songbook module is a Drupal 7 module.

You can show a Chordpro format file. The syntax of chordpro is here.

You can download the songbook module from here.

Install module

Download it and copy into folder where are the other contribute modules.
Enable in the admin/modules
admin/config/content/formats/full_htm enable the checkbox of FZ songbook filter.

Categories: Drupal

Drupal OAuth Server ( OAuth Provider) - Single Sign On ( SSO )

New Drupal Modules - 12 February 2019 - 4:24am

OAuth Server (OAuth 2.0 Provider) allows Single Sign On ( SSO ) to your client apps with Drupal. It allows you to use your Drupal site as your OAuth Server and access OAuth API’s. The primary goal of this OAuth Server / OAuth Provider module is to allow users to interact with Drupal and Jetpack sites like Google, Facebook, AWS Cognito, Azure AD, Salesforce and many more without requiring them to store sensitive credentials.

Categories: Drupal

Warmer

New Drupal Modules - 12 February 2019 - 3:08am

This module provides all the necessary infrastructure to orchestrate your cache warming processes.

You can warm the cache of your critical entities (and more!) right after you deploy to production. Additionally cron will keep them warm for you.

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Commerce Sezzle pay

New Drupal Modules - 12 February 2019 - 2:58am

Commerce Sezzle pay

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Dependant Reference Method

New Drupal Modules - 12 February 2019 - 12:21am
About

This module clones the Business Rules module's method to make the Entity Reference field instance able to filter via entity reference view type display, PLUS the ajax source of the dependant field of the same entity creation / update form. Thus is possible to forward the arguments into the context filters of the view making it much faster on the performance side.

Categories: Drupal

Business of Gaming Retail: Non-Scale Victories

RPGNet - 12 February 2019 - 12:00am
Measuring success without measuring sales
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Activision offers to refund some Guitar Hero Live players following GHTV shutdown

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 11 February 2019 - 11:08am

Activision has outlined how Guitar Hero Live players can apply for a voluntary refund, as long as they purchased the game after December 2017. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Spritespin

New Drupal Modules - 11 February 2019 - 10:47am

Integration with awesome js library http://spritespin.ginie.eu/
1. Get js file here http://unpkg.com/spritespin@x.x.x/release/spritespin.js where x.x.x is version number. Tested to work with version 4.0.6.
2. Put js file in your libraries folder so your file must be in libraries/spritespin/spritespin.js
3. Install Colorbox module if not already.
4. Install Spritespin module as usual.

Categories: Drupal

Drupal core announcements: 8.7.0-alpha1 deadline moved to March 11

Planet Drupal - 11 February 2019 - 9:42am

Last fall, we adjusted our minor release date for Drupal 8.7.0 from March 6 to May 1. This was done as part of moving Drupal's minor release schedule toward a consistent schedule that will have minor releases in the first weeks of June and December each year. (See Plan for Drupal 9 for more information on why we are making this change.)

However, the change to the 8.7.0 release date means that DrupalCon Seattle now falls in the middle of important preparation phases for the minor release. In order to ensure community members have adequate time to prepare and test the release without interfering with DrupalCon Seattle events, we've moved the alpha and beta phases for the release one week earlier:

  • 8.7.0-alpha1 will now be released the week of March 11. The alpha phase will last two weeks until the release window for beta1.
  • 8.7.0-beta1 will now be released the week of March 25. The beta phase will now last three weeks (including the week of DrupalCon) instead of two. The beta phase will still end when the release candidate window begins.
  • The release candidate (RC) and release dates are unchanged. The RC window still begins April 15 and the scheduled release date is still May 1.

(Read more about alpha, beta, and RC phases.)

Categories: Drupal

Thunderballs VR - #2 - Friends and Physics - by Daniel Yawitz

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 February 2019 - 8:54am
The second post in a series that chronicles the development of Thunderballs VR by Megafauna
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Mesmer DevBlog: Swaying others - by Peter Wingaard Meldahl

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 February 2019 - 8:52am
There are those in life who are just way better than others at making people do what they want. But how to express this in games? Resources and influence are the core of Mesmer. I will go into the process of swaying individuals today.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Gay in the Game Industry: Research from the Field - by Alexander Ruiz

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 February 2019 - 8:52am
In this blog post, I share my preliminary results regarding the experiences of LGBTQ employees working in the video game industry. I also share some potential solutions that companies could implement to be more supportive of their LGBTQ employees.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Publishing 102 - How to Find the Best Game Publisher for You - by David Logan

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 February 2019 - 8:49am
Join CEO of Akupara Games, David Logan, as he continues his Publishing series. Look into the topics you will want to think about when it comes to finding publishers to talk with.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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