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Free graphic sources for game developers

Do you want to create a game but you haven't enough money to use a help of a professional designer? We would like to share with you some useful links to get a free graphic assets for your games. 1. Kenney.nl This site is based in Netherlands and it offers great graphics to the game developers. You can use all the materials from this site everywhere without worrying about copyright. There is also a search for graphics by category, which helps to speeds up the process. In addition, the site contains collections of free music. 2. OpenGameArt.org Probably one of the best sites in this field. OpenGameArt.org is a huge site that offers all kinds of graphics needed for game development. There is also free sounds for games. The main advantage of this resource is the constant updating of materials. So you can always quickly choose the best and freshest graphics. 3. Untamed.wild-refuge An excellent resource for those who are thinking or are already creating their own game. When you click to the one of the sections, all objects there: characters, objects, locations, and so on, appear on one page, which simplifies and speeds up the selection. When you click on a chosen character, a link opens to the .png file, with all 3d projections and movements. And if you want the graphics in your game to be original, then RedRift, Inc. company is happy to help you. Our team has not only professional game developers, but also talented designers! Write us a message and we will answer all your questions.

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The latest VR technologies

The most interesting event for journalists, developers and manufacturers CES took place in January 2019. There were presented a lot of new gadgets for the popular VR technology. What are they? What can we expect in the near future? HTC company has presented two new VR headsets. The first model is HTC Cosmos - a stand-alone VR helmet. It does not require connection to the base station. The headset has a special display with minimal gaps between the pixels, 6 cameras on the case for more accurate tracking of movements and it's very easy to set up and to use. The second innovation from HTC is the Vive Pro Eye model, which is able to track the direction of the user's gaze, which will improve the quality of graphics in games and reduce the requirements for hardware. In addition, HTC Vive Pro Eye will provide an even greater effect of immersion in virtual reality. The player don't need to turn their head to look a little to the side. The company also took into account that there are lots of the owners of ordinary Vive: they will be able to upgrade their headsets to HTC Vive Pro Eye with the help of special kits. Both headsets with new controllers will be released before the end of this year. Another wireless headset was presented by Facebook Inc. Oculus Quest allows players to enjoy their favorite VR games while on the go. You need just to set up the mobile ap p and the Oculus Quest will track your movements only by using cameras on the front of the headset. That means that you can play everywhere and it works from both standing and sitting positions. It's also very easy to use that's why we see the Quest is very popular among the other VR headsets. Since these devices are completely new, they haven't support all available games with VR technology yet. However, the developers assure that this problem will be solved soon and all games will be adapted to the latest devices. In the meantime, game developers are puzzled by this issue, let's create your own game with VR technology. Write us a message and we will tell you how to do it.

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Mobile or PC games: what's better?

In the last few years there are lots of new mobile games. Our smartphones become more powerful, the screen become wider and brighter, the system begin to support the games which were available only on PC just a few years ago. A lot of players prefer mobile games to console and PC ones. Why? Let's find out the reasons of mobile games superiority. They're mobile. You can play everywhere – it's the main advantage of mobile games. You don't have to be at home and spend your time to switch on your PC or wait till your game is saved. At the same time, sometimes it's not comfortable to play outside, while going to office, or in the metro. Sometimes it's better to stay at home with your favorite game, a cup of tea and cookies:) What's more, most of the mobile games are free, while you have to pay to buy a good PC game. Indie games. The process of creating games becomes easier and less costly, that's why the idea of an indie game development becomes more popular. Indie game is a video game that is most often created without the financial support of a publisher. Indie games sometimes are even more popular and wide-spread than the games developed by large companies. Flappy Bird is a great example of this handiwork. Of course, such games are not so complex, but still they may be more interesting and captivating. Game developers don't have to spend a lot of time to create a mobile game, that's why there is a wide range of mobile games. Who will win? We can safely say that the game developers continue to create and improve games both for smartphones and for PCs. This means that lots of our favorite PC games will be released for mobile devices. So in this battle win players, who will have so many new games with the latest technologies and everyone can decide whether to play on smartphone, on PC or both. If you don't want to play games made by the others, but have already come up with an idea for your own, feel free to contact us and the RedRift Inc. team will help you create a game on any platform!

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What is a game optimization?

Which games of the last few years are the most optimized? Read this article to find the answers! Optimization is an important part of a games development process. The term optimization refers to the developers trying to get a game to run at its best while using the least amount of hardware resource. They can do this by adjusting their coding. The main difficulty is that each player has their own computer that's differ from the others. It has its own productivity, video card and processor. That's why the simple games might run slow even on a powerful PC, if the game is not optimized. Let's review the most optimized games of the last few years. Destiny 2 This popular online shooter was createded by the game developing company from USA “Bungie” and optimized for the different computers. The developers worked hard to create the game and added support for the various technologies, so that the computer version of the game demonstrated a superiority over the console versions. Forza Motorsport The game was created by another game developing company from USA “Turn 10 Studios” and has shown a great results at the beginning of the sales. It's good optimized and works great both on the weak and powerful computers. But it has one peculiarity – it works only on Windows 10. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 This game works on the one of the most powerful game engines – Frostbite 3. It's easy to guess that this shooter is devoted to the Star Wars movie. The game easy copes with multithreading, there are many sliders in the graphics settings that allow you to find the most optimal ratio between a beautiful picture and a high frame rate per second. Optimization of games is a rather complicated process that requires the coordinated work of a team of programmers. If you need a help in creating and optimizing games, or if you have any questions, send us a message, RedRift Inc. is ready to answer them. Our team is always in touch!

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The most expensive games in the world

That's not a secret that, spending so much time and efforts on a game creation, game developing companies also spend much money to produce a game and make it popular. In fact, high-quality video games cost very much, including development, voice acting, advertising campaign, and so on. Some games are more expensive than Hollywood blockbusters and we would like to tell you about them. 1. Destiny (about $500 million) This game creation cost an impressive $140 million. Then Activision, game developing company from USA, spent the same amount of money on advertising. But the publisher didn't stop on this. The total budget with all the additions and modifications is close to half a billion. 2. Grand Theft Auto V ($265 million) Another USA game developing company– Rockstar – spent on the fifth GTA 137 million dollars. Then another 128 million were spent on promotion and marketing campaign. The result, however, is impressive. Now players have the brightest and most ambitious GTA in history. 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 ($250 million) The game development itself cost only $50 million for the Activision - the company that we already know. However, marketing took another 200 million. As a result, the budget has grown to $250 million. But it was worth it: the game holds several world records for both sales speed and total profit. If you want to create a game and spend not so much money on development, Red Rift, Inc. can help you. Just write us a message. We're glad to answer all your questions.

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Game development trends 2020

“Is it a game or real world?”. Sounds like a dream, but thanks to fast technology development this question won't be unusual. So fasten your belts and be ready to face the changes. What will be games like in 2020? Read this article and see our predictions. Virtual or real? Everyone at least once wanted to get into their favorite game. Now it's possible thanks to AR and VR technologies. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality games become very popular, because a player can see not only 2D image, but also look around and even move in a gaming space, walking across the room. This innovation grows rapidly and makes a game more like reality. Living in a game. The gamers become a center of gaming events, while a game changes in response to the player's decisions. It differs from the traditional approach to game creation, but allows to get the great results. The developers want players to feel. An example of the impact on players through their feelings is the game “Detroit: Become Human”. Only a player's decisions can influence the course of events. This game has one story but lots of endings. What will be yours? Future is in hands of inventors. Lots of mobile games are very similar that's why it's not enough to create a game, you need also to attract the audience. It will be easier if your game is unique, like, for example, Pokemon Go. The outstanding idea of this game came to mind game developers in USA in 2014. This game was released in 2016 and became an explosive hit of that time. Crowds of people went outside and started to hunt for Pokemons. The game has a simple idea and an original fulfillment based on AR technology. A game development team of the Red Rift, Inc. is ready to follow your ideas and create a breathtaking game, using original approaches. Please, contact us for more information. So now imagine all these game innovations are combined: you can touch your game mates from around the world; you can play together in a digital area which is so similar to reality; you have real feelings and only you can determine the outcome of the game. Is it a game or real world?

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