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Godot vs. the Giants: What is Godot and How It Competes with Unity and Unreal

There’s a new kid on the block in the gaming industry; meet Godot, a 2D and 3D game engine that is free and open source. What used to be a space once dominated by giants like Unity and Unreal Engine now has some competition. With recent changes in “unique” pricing models, I’ve seen indies and small dev teams increasingly turn to Godot as their game engine of choice.

Overcoming Critical Challenges in Mobile Game Testing

Mobile game testers must consider several aspects when delivering flawless user experiences. Since customers often play across several devices and platforms, consistent experiences aren’t just necessary, they are an expectation. This is what makes mobile game testing different from mobile app testing. Unlike typical apps, mobile game testing is less repeatable and regimented. Unscripted user actions, born out of individual player habits, introduce an element of unpredictability.

How to enable reaction emojis for in-game chat with React

This is the last in a series of posts on adding an in-game chat room with React. In the first, we added a chat room to a game of tic-tac-toe. In the second, we used Presence to add a typing indicator. And in the third we used Presence to show whether or not an opponent has left the game. Now, let's look at how to add the last feature - reaction emojis on our opponent's messages.

Using Presence in in-game chat: Is the other person still there?

This is the third in a series of posts on adding an in-game chat room with React. In the first post, we added a chat room to a game of tic-tac-toe. In the second, we used Presence to add typing indicators that show us when the other person in the chat is typing. With all of that in place, this post will build on our chat app even further.

Game Testing in 2024: Harnessing the Best of AR and VR

Though video games have witnessed extensive popularity for a long time, the improved graphics and introduction of AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) in gaming have only made it more engaging and richer. The results? The gaming industry has witnessed a significant boon as the world has gained access to technology.

Using Unreal Engine for Architecture Visualization: UE Archviz Features, Benefits, and Challenges

Imagine being able to see a detailed, hyper-realistic replica of your future home before even setting up a tour – or before the process of building it had even started. Months or years out from moving in, you would already be able to visualize the materials, layout, lighting, and more, as well as begin envisioning your daily routine within the space.

The Best Game Developers of 2023 Have This In Common

Within the last decade or so, video games have come to be recognized as an art form deserving of critical analysis and praise. One of the most prestigious awards that a game can earn is a nomination from The Game Awards which has been held every year since 2014. Here, we will discuss some of the best video games of 2023, who were some of the best game developers of 2023, and how they developed such lauded and well-loved titles. Follow along or jump to the section that interests you the most.

How to add a typing indicator to an in-game chat room with React

In a previous article, I took you through how to add a chat room to a simple game of tic-tac-toe. This post is the second in the series, in which we will look at how to build out the functionality of that chat room with additional features. Across the series, we’ll look at how to manage presence and how to enable emoji reactions – in this post, the focus is on typing indicators. Follow on to find out how to display an indicator when the other person is typing.