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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.

Categories: Drupal

Commerce Sezzle pay

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

Commerce Sezzle pay

Categories: Drupal

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

How Does the Future of the Streamer-Developer Relationship Look? - by Richard Atlas

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 February 2019 - 8:48am
This blog post asks some questions about the relationship between developer and streamer, the cash flow between them, and the cash flow in the entire system including platforms like Twitch and YouTube, advertisers, and viewers.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Video game music composer: Getting your big break - by Winifred Phillips

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 February 2019 - 8:48am
Game composer Winifred Phillips discusses ways for new game composers to achieve their first professional gig. Article includes advice regarding the preparation of demo reels, strategies for effective networking, and a list of links and resources.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Connection Plugins

New Drupal Modules - 11 February 2019 - 8:47am

The aim of this module is to provide a bridge so that users can more easily put together API connections when wiring together decoupled applications. The solution, in Drupal-speak, is to use some different plugin types.

Categories: Drupal

Know Thy Enemy: Designing for Yomi in Games - by Caleb Compton

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 February 2019 - 8:46am
One of the most satisfying feelings in any competitive game is being able to perfectly predict and counter your opponent's moves. This feeling is called Yomi, and it doesn't come for free. This article looks at how to design your game to allow Yomi.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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