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CraftAssist: An open-source framework to enable interactive bots in Minecraft by Facebook researchers

Two days ago, researchers from Facebook AI Research published a paper titled “CraftAssist: A Framework for Dialogue-enabled Interactive Agents”. The authors of this research...
fuzzy logic in games

Epic Games grants Blender $1.2 million in cash to improve the quality of their...

Yesterday, Epic Games announced that it is awarding Blender Foundation $1.2 million in cash spanning three years, to accelerate the quality of their software...

What to expect in Unreal Engine 4.23?

A few days ago, Epic released the first preview of Unreal Engine 4.23 for the developer community to check out its features and report...
Active learning

Unity Learn Premium, a learning platform for professionals to master real-time 3D development

Unity has announced a new learning platform for professionals and hobbyists to advance their Unity knowledge and skills within their industry. The Unity Learn...

Epic releases Unreal Engine 4.22, focuses on adding “photorealism in real-time environments”

Epic games released a new version of it’s flagship game engine, Unreal Engine 4.22. This release comes with a total of 174 improvements, focused...

Epic Games announces: Epic MegaGrants, RTX-powered Ray tracing demo, and free online services for...

Epic Games, an American video game and software development company, made a series of announcements, earlier this week. These include: Epic Game’s CEO, Tim...

Godot 3.1 released with improved C# support, OpenGL ES 2.0 renderer and much more!

On 13 March, Wednesday, the Godot developers announced the release of a new version of the open source 2D and 3D cross-platform compatible game...

Microsoft announces Game stack with Xbox Live integration to Android and iOS

Microsoft has good news for all the game developers out there. It launched a new initiative, called Microsoft Game Stack yesterday, which includes an...
letter

US Labor organization, AFL-CIO writes an open letter to game developers, urging them to...

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest labour organization in the United States, published an open letter on...

Game publisher, Activision-Blizzard to begin massive layoffs, 800 employees to be dismissed

Game publisher Activision-Blizzard announced that it will lay off 8% of its staff of 9,600 employees. This announcement was made during the company’s fourth-quarter...

Must Read in Game Dev

Why should you use Unreal Engine 4 to build Augmented and...

This is an exciting time to be a game developer. New technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are here and growing...

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