Game Developer Jobs - Unity and C# Developers At All Leves

Our friends at SEED Interactive, who have worked on Skies of Fury, and Bee Odyssey are looking for Unity and C# developers of all levels - if interested check out the blurb below.

SEED Interactive is a creative digital studio producing mobile apps, VR/AR interactive experiences, educational software, and an occasional Nintendo Switch game. Which is to say we do interesting and fun stuff. We are currently looking for C# and Unity devs of all levels of experience - from juniors to team leads. We offer an exceptional workplace in downtown Toronto, honest and hardworking coworkers, corporate outings, beer Fridays, and competitive salaries. If you're creative, competent and ambitious, SEED might be just the right fit. To apply, please send a few sentences why we should hire you to ivan@seedinteractive.co and don't forget to attach:

  • your one-page resume

  • links to some of your past projects

  • your github repository

Numizmatic Releases Light Fingers On Switch

Light Fingers, the turn-based multiplayer board game is out on Switch, which you can pick up right here.

What do skulking thieves do after a night of procuring shady spoils? They gather at a favourite tavern and wager it away on a friendly game of Light Fingers!

Played on a magical clockworks game board, this turn-based multiplayer game has real-time action and devious opportunities for misdirection, all in the pursuit of securing more loot than your opponents.

I also streamed it on Twitch the other night, which you can check out here.

Transference Out Now In Both VR And Non-VR

Ubisoft Monreal have released Transference for VR (PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive) and non-VR (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) this week. You can check out the details below for their psychological thriller:

Jump into an escape room set in a deranged mind and experience a first-person exploration game in a chilling new dimension. Shift between three perspectives and attempt to unravel the mystery hiding in this mind-bending psychological thriller. Project yourself into a riveting narrative experience and become immersed in an unsettling psychological thriller. Piece together a family's mystery as you recover fragmented memories from the corrupted consciousness of each perspective. In this first-person narrative mystery, you must explore the walls of the family's home to interpret events and discover the truth. Playable in VR and non-VR modes.

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES TRANSFERENCE™, NOW AVAILABLE IN BOTH VR AND NON-VR


Montreal — September 18, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced the first-person exploration game Transference™ is now available at the suggested retail price of $33.49 in both VR and non-VR on PlayStation®VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, as well as on PlayStation®4 system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X and Windows PC. The game is rated “M” for Mature.


“Whether playing in VR or non-VR, players will find themselves in an escape room like situation inside the experiment of a troubled scientist. They’ll shift between the three perspectives of family members and attempt to find out the disturbing truth,” said Transference producer Kévin Racapé. “Transference is a visceral, engaging experience, and we can’t wait for players to enjoy unraveling the mystery in this mind-bending psychological thriller.”


While exploring and solving the mysteries of the house, players will cross paths with a family where each member has a story and a unique perspective on the events buried in their memories. 


There is a free downloadable demo, The Walter Test Case, available now on Playstation VR and PlayStation 4 system in both VR and non-VR that serves as a prequel to the full game.


Transference was developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with SpectreVision, the production company founded by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and John C. Waller.


For further information about Transference, please visit: 
https://www.ubisoft.com/en-ca/game/transference


Below please find the embed link to the Transference launch trailer: 
https://youtu.be/8jQYGPDoafU


ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.


ABOUT SPECTREVISION 

Founded in 2010 by partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, SpectreVision was created to tell character-driven stories tackling emotional and human experiences that test the boundaries of the genre space. In 2015, Lisa Whalen joined the company as the fourth partner.


The SpectreVision productions of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Cooties, Open Windows, The Boy and their latest cult hit, The Greasy Strangler, have earned spots at the most prestigious festivals in the world, as well as numerous awards and nominations. SpectreVision has also released, under its SpectreVision Presents banner, the acclaimed films, Toad Road, LFO and, in partnership with Cinefamily, the enormously successful restoration and re-release of the lost animated classic, Belladonna of Sadness.


SpectreVision has expanded its focus, with new and exciting forays into the worlds of television and digital media, and has a partnership to create virtual reality content with Ubisoft. At the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, SpectreVision's parent entity, Company X, premiered their first production, Bitch, which sold to MPI.


© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Transference, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Capcom Vancouver Closes Its Doors

Sad news today as Capcom have announced that they have shut down their Vancouver office, who have previously worked on the Dead Rising games since the second one back in 2010.

From the Vancouver Sun: “Capcom has been focused on increasing the efficiency and growth of its game development operations. To support this objective, new R&D facilities and annual hiring have been underway at the Osaka headquarters,” Capcom said in a statement.

“In consideration of this process, as a result of reviewing titles in development at Capcom Vancouver, Capcom has decided to cancel the development projects at this studio and will concentrate development of major titles in Japan.

“As part of this overall direction, the Capcom Vancouver studio will suspend operations, effective today, so the current staff will be laid off and the office will be closed.”

Company spokesperson Alicia Kim says multiple game titles have been cancelled, but Capcom still owns the Dead Rising brand.

“We appreciate the hard work and contributions of all the studio team members in creating unforgettable gameplay experiences for the Dead Rising series and Puzzle Fighter,” Kim said in a emailed statement.

We wish everyone the best affected by the layoffs.

Ubisoft Goes Over Their Post-Launch Plans For Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Ubisoft have gone over their details for the post-launch DLC coming to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and it’s quite a lot of content (both paid, and free).

The paid-season pass, which is quite beefy, includes two story missions detailed below - but also remastered editions of Assassin’s Creed 3 which originally came out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U in 2012, and Assassin’s Creed III Liberation which came out in the same year on Vita.

Story Arc 1 - Legacy of the First Blade: This episodic adventure will introduce players to the first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade, changing the course of history. Players will learn more about the backstory of the Assassins and why they choose to fight from the shadows. Starting December 2018, episodes will be released approximately six weeks apart.

Story Arc II - The Fate of Atlantis: In the second story arc, players will confront godly creatures and uncover the secrets of the legendary sunken city. In a surprising saga filled with twists and turns, players will get even closer to Greek mythology and the First Civilization. Coming spring 2019, episodes will be released approximately six weeks apart. 

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be out October 5th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

UBISOFT® REVEALS DETAILS FOR ASSASSIN’S CREED® ODYSSEY POST-LAUNCH PLAN 


Largest Assassin’s Creed Live Content Plan Unveiled, Including Season Pass Content with Two New Episodic Major Story Arcs and Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered


Montreal — September 13, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced the Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey post-launch plan introducing a brand new episodic format. Season Pass and free narrative content will release on a regular basis, giving players a constant flow of new stories to experience. Additionally, all Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players will have access to recurring free in-game events, introducing challenging enemies and daily quests. Season Pass owners will also receive two bonus games: Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation Remastered.


The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey live roadmap plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, deepening storytelling through its episodic structure. Season Pass owners will access two major storylines with three episodes each while all players will receive free story missions called The Lost Tales of Greece. Players can dive into new episodes as they premiere, or experience the epic adventures in their entirety once all episodes are available. Keeping in tone with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, accessing this new content will be all about player choice. 


The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass includes: 

  • Story Arc 1 - Legacy of the First Blade: This episodic adventure will introduce players to the first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade, changing the course of history. Players will learn more about the backstory of the Assassins and why they choose to fight from the shadows. Starting December 2018, episodes will be released approximately six weeks apart.

  • Story Arc II - The Fate of Atlantis: In the second story arc, players will confront godly creatures and uncover the secrets of the legendary sunken city. In a surprising saga filled with twists and turns, players will get even closer to Greek mythology and the First Civilization. Coming spring 2019, episodes will be released approximately six weeks apart. 

  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered: Ignite the American Revolution as Connor, the master assassin born of the beauty and the brutality of 18th century America. As a bloody revolution draws ever nearer, your clan is threatened by a powerful group seeking to crush the American Revolution and control the thirteen colonies. Shocked into action by the devastation of your village, you pledge your life to the cause of freedom, and embark on a decades-long quest to achieve it. Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be released in March 2019 and will include: 

    • All the DLCs: Benedict Arnold Missions, Hidden Secrets Pack and Tyranny of King George.

    • The Remastered editions will feature 4K and & HDR on PS4™ Pro, Xbox One X and PC, higher resolution textures, new graphics engine, and several more other graphical enhancements. Gameplay mechanics and ergonomics have also been improved. 

    • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be sold as a stand-alone title for players who don’t own the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass.

  • Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation Remastered: Originally released as a PlayStation®Vita exclusive, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation has been remastered for PlayStation®4 systems, Xbox One and PC in full HD. Follow Aveline’s story as she battles Spanish forces in the American south to win freedom for her land and people. Embark on an epic journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins.

The Season Pass is included in the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Gold, Ultimate, Spartan and Pantheon Editions of the game.


In addition, an extensive lineup of free content including new narrative content and in-game events will be available for all players after launch, including:

  • The Lost Tales of Greece: Free episodic questlines will release regularly in-between episodes, providing a constant flow of new stories for players to discover. These quests will feature familiar faces and new characters from the world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. 

  • Recurring In-Game Events: Each week a new epic ship or mercenary will appear, presenting players with challenging battles as they hunt down these powerful enemies. Daily and weekly contracts will send players on new quests across Greece. 

  • Discovery Tour: The educational tool will let players explore the game world in a conflict-free environment and learn about Ancient Greece’s monuments, culture and history.  

  • Many more updates, including new monstrous and mythical creatures to defy and a New Game Plus mode presenting new challenges and the ability to see how different choices affect players’ stories.

There will be more to come as the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey development team is committed to support the game and continued improvement of the core experience with additional content, yet to be revealed.


Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be released worldwide on October 5, 2018. Gold, Collectors and Ultimate Editions owners will have access to the game three days early, starting October 2. 


For more information about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, please visit: 
assassinscreed.com.  

For more information on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit: https://news.ubisoft.com/


ABOUT ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an ambitious role-playing game that places choice at the center of the experience. The action takes place in Ancient Greece, a world rich with myths and legend, in fifth century BC during the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens. Embodying Kassandra or Alexios, a mercenary of Spartan blood sentenced to death by their family, players will embark on an epic journey from a young outcast to a legendary hero and uncover the truth about their mysterious First Civilization lineage.


ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017-18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.


© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

Podcast Episode 101 - Are We Excited For Anthem? (Spoilers: Not Really)

The next episode of the podcast is out! In this Bret and I discuss our lack of excitement for Anthem, recent releases and upcoming games like Sword and Sworcery.

Remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, or SoundCloud. And Patron's at the $4+ level got this episode 2 days early.

Super Animal Royale Enters Alpha - Gets A New Trailer

Pixile Studios over in Vancouver have released a trailer for their battle royale game Aniaml Royale. The game takes a cute but deadly spin on the battle royale formula, making it a top-down 64-player winner-takes-all where you’ll play as cute adorable animals. You can check out the trailer and screenshots below.

The game is in closed alpha right now , but if you head over to the official site you can join their Discord and sign up to get into the alpha, and eventual beta.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Launches On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Edios Montreal have released the latest instalment in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The first two games in the trilogy (Tomb Raider, and Rise of the Tomb Raider) were developed by Crystal Dynamics but the series was shifted to Edios Montreal for this game.

Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

You can check out the launch trailer below, but the game is reviewing well currently sitting at a 78 metacritic.