Amazon games chief explains strategy for making new titles, attracting talent (GeekWire)

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SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon Game Studios has picked up a lot of high-profile talent in the form of developers who have worked on some of the game industry’s top franchises, including “Portal,” “Left 4 Dead” and “Bioshock.” But how does a studio without a major hit under its belt manage to attract top… [Read more on GeekWire]

Electronic Arts veut transformer l’Apple Watch en second écran (iGen)

Il y aura des jeux pour l’Apple Watch. L’indé Flying Tiger Entertainment a profité de la vague pour annoncer un premier titre (qui n’est pas vraiment un jeu, mais passons), et comme prévu la (future) litanie des éditeurs annonçant leur soutien à la nouvelle plateforme (Watch OS ?) a débuté. Electronic Arts est un des premiers à l’avoir annoncé, par l’entremise [Lire la suite sur iGen]

Game creators seek mature storytelling in games (Imperial Valley Press)

This photo provided by Camouflaj shows a scene from the video game, “Republique.” Within the conference rooms and across the show floor at last weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, the annual celebration of gaming felt completely opposite to what was happening at the same time online. For the past month, a debate involving several facets of the gaming community has waged between fans, developers and journalists who cover the gaming industry. (AP Photo/Camouflaj)

For many of the game designers showing off their latest creations at the recent Penny Arcade video game expo in Seattle, the push to feature more mature storytelling has been one of their most significant challenges.

“We are changing as a medium,” said Richard Dansky, a writer who has worked on several “Tom Clancy” games, in a talk called “You’re So Mature! Is Storytelling in Games Coming of Age?”

While recognizing there have been serious-minded… [Read more on Imperial Valley Press]

Why Amazon flipped the switch on Twitch (VentureBeat)

Above: To-Fu Fury has an Amazon-specific gameplay dynamic that could be demonstrated on Twitch.

When it launched, Amazon.com was media (a Website) being used to sell media (books) in a way that other media, like catalogs and home shopping channels, could not match. Since then, Amazon has gone on to sell just about anything that can be shipped and has… [Read more on VentureBeat]