Why Game Jams matter for developers and gamers

In every creative field that is dictated with corporate influence, there comes a point when the best creative ideas become saturated. In the case of video games, we see ideas that become popular, that are then imitated and repackaged by a number of publishers. Most
recently, it has happened with open-world games and multiplayer shooters.

But nothing cleanses oversaturation like a wave of creativity. Thanks to digital distribution platforms, we’re seeing Indies produce new and unorthodox games all the time. Although these indie developers may be lacking in funding most of the time, it’s important to
encourage them to keep creating so that we’re able to enjoy original ideas. This is why game jams have become important.
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What we learn from Satoru Iwata?

“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”

Video games are meant to be one thing: fun. Satoru Iwata is an icon in the gaming industry – best known for his role at the helm of Nintendo as president and CEO, Iwata pioneered many concepts in gaming that still stand up to this day. With Iwata at the helm, Nintendo flourished as the oldest and one of the biggest gaming behemoths in the industry with games like Super Mario and Legend of Zelda. read more

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Valve tightens developer requirements for submitting games to Steam

Exciting news for PC gamers and developers have emerged from Valve who announced that they will stop the Steam Greenlight service, a popular voting service for developers to showcase their games to get onto the Steam store, in favour of Steam Direct.

Valve hope that by doing this they will stop the flaws of the Steam Greenlight program, whilst improving the overall quality of titles allowed onto the Steam store.

What was Steam Greenlight?

Steam Greenlight was a service that allowed developers to get their games onto Steam.  Developers who wanted to submit their titles had to pay an overall fee first of $100.  After doing that their game was allowed on the Steam Greenlight service where users could try it and vote if it was good or bad. read more

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Join us in bringing back local multiplayer games

Remember the days when playing games means playing with people? That’s what we’re all about here at Gameout. We provide the old school vibes of playing local multiplayer games from the comfort of video games to immersive board games. We believe that multiplayer games are all about who you play it with, and we want to bring you an experience that will bring back the spirit of playing together with other players.

Are you a video game developer?

There’s one thing we need in order to craft the best local multiplayer experience: games. We want developers who know the ins and outs of what made local multiplayer games like the old Halo, GoldenEye, Mario Kart memorable up to this day. There’s an ever growing demand of split screen and local multiplayer games in the industry, and we’re here to give you a shot. read more

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