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Important read for anyone attempting a Leaderboard in their game with no background knowledge. Knew they were used for some form of retention and social feature from arcades but this write up goes more in depth.
Here's a good read for anyone trying to adopt a game engine. Someone sort of brought it up at the just concluded G3 Mobile Games Developer Meetup in Lagos. I must warn you, only slightly seasoned game developers will understand most of what is said. New and eager game developers might struggle a bit. Note, the write up does not juxtapose Unity with the other engines. It just gives some instances of what unity is good at and what it is improving at along side other popular free tier engines. If you are strictly looking at 2D, I'd say you should give Defold (King's own Engine) a try. I prefer it to Corona SDK, simply because an Editor can make your life easy. Will write a blogpost about this in the coming months. Write-up
Image Credit: http://www.wsj.com/ Here are a few interesting things pertaining to the Nigerian Gaming Industry (excluding casino and lottery) as a whole that happened in the year 2016. Will update as new developments come along. January Gameloft opened office in Nigeria . Hold your horses, It's not a development studio (although I would have loved to see that) but a marketing/sales outlet instead. Seems the guys in France don't think we are good enough. February Genii Games got re-branded . Grateful they didn't select the one with the gamepad. The Breeding by Gbrossoft was green-lit on steam in just 18 days. April Gameslab, parent company to Maliyo started a developers meetup and its been running almost consistently for a while. You can find out what happened in the last meet-ups here . Smart Monkey interviewed the president of the IGDA Nigeria chapter on the barriers to success in the Nigerian gaming industry . May Silicon Spoon St
To start 2019, we've decided to summarise all notable headlines and game releases that occurred last year in gaming. This year would see us return to a monthly summary eventful stories that happen throughout 2018. Also if you're interested in previous versions then you can rea d 2017 here and 2016 here . January ChopUp and Gamsole were chosen to be amongst the 20 startups being featured in Mobile Africa's documentary about African innovation, entrepreneurship and the rise of mobile technology . February Deluxe Creations Studios' Edu Shola spoke on his life as a game developer and how he intends to solve an environmental problem using a game . March Financial Times writes a piece on how Nigerian Game Developers fight for their piece of the global mobile gaming market . ChopUp secured a worldwide distribution deal with GameMine . April Bestman Games launched their first video game . The tabletop gaming company decided to release a digit