Most game developers would work at Valve rather than for themselves, a new survey has found.
The finding comes courtesy of an Independent Game Developers Association survey, which queried 2200 developers on which studios and publishers they would most like to work for.
Here's the top 10:
2. "My own company"
3. Activision Blizzard
6. "My current employer"
8. Naughty Dog
9. Double Fine
10. Bethesda Game Studios
Valve is privately-owned rather than guided by shareholders, and features a famously flat organisational structure that downplays the role of bosses and allows staff to partake in multiple projects.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is now available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Australia, and will launch tomorrow in New Zealand.
The third-person multiplayer online shooter is already available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
“We’ve been perfecting Garden Warfare and optimising it for PlayStation gamers.” said PopCap creative director Jeremy Vanhoozer.
Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater developer The Behemoth is teasing its latest game, which is has codenamed Game 4.
“Shortly before the release of BattleBlock Theater we started working on something new,” said Behemoth.
“We schemed up a bunch of concepts and picked our strongest one. From there we fleshed out the lone survivor prototype!!!
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare isn’t coming to the Wii U, developer Sledgehammer Games has revealed.
Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey tweeted that the decision was made by Activision rather than his studio.
In related news, Ubisoft has decreed that Watch Dogs will be its final mature release for Wii U, because sales of similar games haven’t done well on Nintendo’s console.
The New Zealand Game Developers Association is running a competition that will reward one game creator or team with support worth NZ$25,000.
KiwiGameStarter is open to all, but is looking to give a boost to a team who are already developing a product and business plan, said NZGDA chairperson Ben Kenobi.
As such, the competition’s judges will be looking for the game and team with the best chance of succeeding commercially, he added.
Alone in the Dark and Haunted House reboots are coming this spring, Atari has announced.
Alone in the Dark: Illumination is being developed by Pure, and will be the sixth game in the franchise’s history.
The original Alone in the Dark was released in 1992 by Atari owner Infogrames. The last game in the series, 2008’s Alone in the Dark, was poorly received by critics.
It will be possible to play some Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer modes without the exosuit, developer Sledgehammer has confirmed.
The exosuit is the biggest addition to the FPS franchise in years, and allows players to double-jump, boost dodge, deploy a shield, and more.
“We understand that some players may want to go back to the more traditional style [of Call of Duty],” Sledgehammer studio co-founder Michael Condrey told YouTube personality DVLZStation.
There have been more than 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles sold in the nine months since its launch, but Sony admits it isn’t wholly certain why the system is so popular.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studios' Shuhei Yoshida expressed his gratitude, but also a measure of confusion and apprehension.
“It’s just beyond our imagination,” Yoshida said. “We are so happy. But I for one am a bit nervous because we do not completely understand what’s happening.”
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