While at GDC, there was plenty of mobile game related goodies as well as Virtual Reality items to check out. One product we sat down with is called MyDream Swift which, in a general sense, is a lightweight program that essentially turns your PC games into Virtual Reality games.
Developers who own a recently released Nexus brand device now have a much easier way to get the next iteration of Android downloaded and made available for testing their future games with. The Android Beta Program has now finally opened its doors to developers, allowing them for an easy way to grab the Android N Developer Preview.
Last year the folks who maintain the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, or MAME for short, announced that they would be making the entire project open source. Now, 10 months later, that has become a reality as the process has been declared a success finally.
Twitch is a great platform to watch broadcasters playing games, regardless of the platform they are playing it on, and having gamers watching them do that or the latest eSports event. However, one major feature that has always been missing from the mobile application has been the ability to properly support your favorite streamer with a subscription.
There are only a few applications for mobile devices in that 'instant streaming' category of things. One of those is Periscope, where you start up the application on your phone or tablet and using your devices and the Periscope app, stream whatever you are doing in real life to people who feel like tuning in to watch. This can be anything from event coverage and interviews at shows like E3, down to watching someone eat french fries.
It seems today there are apps for everything. Young and aspiring entrepreneurs with a knack for development, see the quickest way to make a fast buck is by coming up with a super-clever, quirky idea for an app that takes the world by storm. Whether that’s the newly formed YouTube Gaming or even the crazy success of a dating app like Tinder.
This just in from the Android Official Blog, the Android team has announced a couple of new features today. First, the biggest part of the announcement: the Android team announced that they will be rolling out Gamer IDs over the next few weeks. This allows players to be able to customize their public facing gaming persona, and as achievements are racked up or leaderboards are climbed, that Gamer ID is what other people will see.
One of the very popular Playstation emulators (PSX and PSOne) for Android happens to be ePSXe and for those of you who use this great emulator, you'll be happy to know that it has received a massive update, bumping the version up officially to 2.0. This update brings new Shaders support, new 2D filters, and much more.
You may or may not remember back in August of last year when we reported on Google making the official announcement that they would be using Khronos' Vulkan platform for Android developers to use its low-overhead graphical APIs. In a nutshell this is supposed to improve performance by providing developers more direct access to the GPU itself. Developers can manage memory and multiple threads on their own instead of leaving it up to the driver.
It's time for another week of DroidGamers Deals over at our store. This week's deals include the Martian Notifier Smartwatch, the Stencyle Game Development Bundle, and the Pay What You Want for the 2016 Complete Coder's Bundle, all of which are discounted nicely.
The platform called Skillz, which allows developers to offer cash prizes for tournaments within their games as well as paying the prizes out, has pushed out an update that now offers cross-platform support. Developers using this platform will now be able to host tournaments across iOS and Android for cash prizes.