How to Make Money for your 3D Art and Game Assets

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, Unity Game Development

Many people starting out in their college careers are learning that you can make money simply selling the assets that you create. There are many outlets where artists and developers can sell anything from background images, to 2D and 3D characters, music, game templates and animations. Many popular software companies for 3D animation and Game Development offer asset stores or … Read More

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Game Design at Wimberley High School

kristielGame Design & Development Tools

The Game Design program began in 2012.  We began teaching Game Design Principles using Gamestarmechanic, an online, very simple application.  Then we completed the HTML, CSS, and Javascript classes on CodeAcademy.  With Game Design principles and some understanding of coding constructs, we started GameSalad.  With the help of a grant from the Wimberley Education Foundation, Wimberley High School was able … Read More

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What’s new with Ignition Game Design Academy V2 from Applied IDEAS

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools

Applied IDEAS, a provider of game design solutions for education, has announced that Version 2.0 of the Ignition Game Design Academy Curriculum is now shipping.  "The Ignition® Game Design Academy is a comprehensive game curriculum that teaches the student real-world game engine principles and what it takes to create a functioning 3D game level. It demonstrates the processes involved in exporting … Read More

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2D Game Development Coming to Unity

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, Unity Game Development

Unity announced at their Unite conference that Unity 4.3 will include native 2D Toolkits to help developers create 2D games inside of Unity. While 2D toolkits have been available inside of Unity’s Asset Store by third party developers, this is the first time that Unity Technologies is actually incorporating it into their software. According to them, they noticed that over … Read More

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Unity 4.2 Release Announced by Unity Technologies

kristielGame Design & Development Tools, New Releases, Unity Game Development

How do you get the new version of Unity 4.2? It’s simple. Visit http://unity3d.com/unity/download/ and you can download it. Plus, it includes a 30 day trial of Unity Pro. (In case you weren’t aware, students and faculty can buy Unity Pro at large educational discounts.) Unity has been working on this new release for quite a while and we are … Read More

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Game Design Curriculum Program for STEM Education from GameSalad

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, New Releases, STEM Education

For those of you unfamiliar with GameSalad, it is a 2D game development program that does not require coding. GameSalad is great for education. They have recently released new product offerings that are designed to assist educators teach project-based learning for STEM related concepts using game design that includes curriculum. These can be used to create gamification titles, video games … Read More

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Unity 3D Now Offers Free Publishing for Android and iOS

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, Unity Game Development

Unity 3D's Big Android and iOS Announcement Unity 3D is a powerful 3D game design and development engine. Here at Studica, we have delivered many of webinars discussing Unity3d applications for education. Recently, Unity took a big leap with their software and officially made iOS and Android publishing free for Unity 3D users. It’s worth noting that this is available … Read More

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Taking Virtual Reality Gaming to the Next Level: Oculus

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools, Unity Game Development

The Rise of Virtual Reality Gaming Virtual reality gaming if it lives up to what is planned will be playing your game, scratch that, IMMERSING yourself in the realistic simulation of the games reality.  As Palmer Lucky, Founder of Oculus, describes it would be "like plugging yourself in to the Matrix". We've just witnessed the mobile development explosion. Games for … Read More

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