Game Design Curriculum Program for STEM Education from GameSalad

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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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Unity Student & Faculty Commercial Deal Extended

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Exciting News! We’ve just learned that Unity Technologies has agreed to extend the special offer for the Unity Student & Faculty Commercial Complete Suite until April 15th, 2013.  This is great news for teachers and students – it is a 73% savings off the retail of the commercial version. The current product includes Unity 4 Pro, Team License, Android Pro, … Read More

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New Resource for Learning Unity 3D

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Unity Technologies has just launched Unity Learn an amazing all-all-in one resource for helping you master Unity 3D. It includes tutorials, training, articles and even support. Plus you will find high quality assets that will help teach and inspire you. Unity can help you create interactive and content that will you wow your users and now with all these resources … Read More

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Unity Collaborates with Facebook & Qualcomm

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Great News for Unity 3D Fans!   Facebook is collaborating with Unity to make magic happen. Facebook is deploying a new web player to make it faster and easier for users to download and play Unity games. Facebook will soon offer a free package to the Unity Asset store that will combine the Facebook API (Application Program Interface) with a simple … Read More

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Unity & App Store “Best of 2012 Games” List

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Seventeen Unity-made games and apps were featured in Apple’s App Store USA Best of 2012 list. These games represented many categories including Casual Games, Best New Ways to Play and Best Showpiece Games. Unity’s game engine is the most popular among mobile game developers, and for good reason. The iPad game of the year, The Room, by Fireproof Games, captivated … Read More

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Exporting 3D Models as 2D Sprites

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There was a comment on our blog recently that asked whether or not it’s possible to use a 3D Design package like the Autodesk Maya 3D Animation software to create 2D Animations. This is entirely possible and the workflow is used widely in 2D video game development. The basic workflow consists of creating your model in your 3D modeling software … Read More

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Global Game Jam 2013 – Are You Ready?

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Dream of collaborating with thousands of Video Game Creators around the world? YOU CAN at Global Game Jam. This year, Global Game Jam 2013, takes place January 25th through January 27th. There are currently, a record breaking, 275 development sites from 58 different countries registered including the prestigious MIT Game Lab, School of Visual Arts in New York, and many … Read More

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GameSalad – Game Creation for Everyone

kristielAll Topics, Game Design & Development Tools

All You Need to Know about GameSalad! GameSalad is a 2D Video Game Development Engine. The GameSalad Creator is a piece of software that you use to develop video games with. It streamlines the game design process by eliminating the need for extensive programming and instead takes a drag & drop approach to game design. So if GameSalad doesn’t utilize … Read More

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