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In-game chat: Eight key features and how to deliver them

With more than a billion players worldwide, online games are a significant cultural, social, and economic phenomenon. And while innovative gameplay gets people through the door, it’s the social aspect of online gaming that keeps them playing. That puts social functionality front and center when it comes to the difference between an ongoing hit and an expensive flash in the pan. And players are quite particular about how they want to engage with others.

5 Educational Phone Games for Schoolers

Experts advise parents to reduce screen time for their children until they realize that their future might be more technology than anything else. Developers, on their part, are providing more products for kids at a younger age. Games on ordinary gadgets like phones, tablets, and smart devices are offering schoolers a chance to interact with technology early. The role of games in the lives of schoolers has also changed. While they were previously used for entertainment, education stakeholders are recommending them to help kids to study different concepts and revise other topics studied in class.

How to Use UnrealGameSync with Perforce Helix Core

To aid in the development of Unreal Engine 4 and Unreal Engine 5, Epic developed UnrealGameSync (UGS) to interact with Perforce Helix Core. While UnrealGameSync has many features in addition to p4v, the primary use is to distribute internal engine and project builds. Here we explain what is UnrealGameSync, its benefits, and how to install and set it up.


A Look Inside: 2022 Game Development Trends & Forecast

Game development constantly changes. New game development trends emerge every year. And technology advances, bringing opportunities for game development studios to innovate. There’s so much for game development studios to consider if they want to produce their next hit game. That’s why we recently surveyed hundreds of game development professionals to get their take on the biggest challenges, trends, and opportunities facing the industry today.


How to automate delivering Unity apps to testers with CI/CD

TL;DR: It’s critical to deliver the latest builds of your Unity game to testers and stakeholders. You can automate this process by setting up a Codemagic CI/CD pipeline and either using public Codemagic dashboards to access build artifacts or setting up notifications in Discord with links to builds and release notes. Let’s see how we can use automation tools to share our game builds with QA testers and stakeholders!

What Our Game Dev Customers Think of Helix DAM

Helix DAM lets creative teams streamline art & game asset management. It offers a visual library of their game art and smart search tools so they can quickly find the file they need. It also enables them to simplify the review process and quickly check the status of an asset. See what our customers thought about Helix DAM when we announced it at GDC 2022. (Hint: they’re excited about the efficiency and organization it offers + the time it saves.)