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Games or sports?

Why is esports recognized as a sport like the “traditional” sports, such as football, hockey, basketball, etc.? Let's figure it out together. Esports accept bets, as well as during traditional sports competitions, and funds of cyber competitions often exceed the funds of traditional sports. The international prize fund of The International 2018 for Dota 2 game players was $ 25.5 million. And this is the biggest prize fund of such competitions. There are professional and semi-professional leagues. For example, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the oldest and one of the largest esports leagues in Europe. There are 4,255,350 users registered on its official website and 1,868,470 players are active. ESL users form 932 603 teams that take part in thousands of available battles every day. Competitions of gamers broadcast on sports channels. Sponsors see huge potential in esports broadcasts and are ready to invest even more. It is not surprising that the popularity of esports broadcasts attracted public television. One of the channels which began to show esport championships was the Swedish channel TV6, and, for example, in Germany esports is broadcast on the main sports channel SPORT1. Also there are several federations and other associations of cyber-athletes in the world. The largest of them is located in Russia - the FKS of the Russian Federation (the Federation of Computer Sports of the Russian Federation), which is authorized to form national teams for participation in major world esport championships. Esport is a popular and fast-growing field that involves lots of people. It seems that it's easy to become a cybersportsman, and the huge prize funds are tempting to turn on the computer and start the game. But do not forget that behind every victory there are years of cyber training and thousands of defeats. That is why esports can be considered a real sport. If you want millions of users to play your game, write us a message! Experienced game developers from RedRift, Inc. will create the game according to your requirements.

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Feedback

For any responsible company, the basis of a successful business is a customer feedback. The gaming industry is no exception. Today we will share with you the story of how game developers took into account the opinions of gamers and ... We would like to start a story with a more detailed description of the game and the company. EVE is a multiplayer online game with a sci-fi plot, which takes place in space. In EVE Online, the player acts as the captain of a spacecraft, and all decisions they make affect the plot of the game. The game, released in 2003 by the game developing company CCP Games, headquartered in Iceland, was quite popular at the beginning, and the number of users has steadily increased. The reason was quite simple: the release of the game took place at the peak of the development of online games, and EVE turned out to be the first one in this genre. However, with an increase in the number of players, the number of complaints increased too. Each pilot in EVE had his own list of complaints. The developers didn't hurry to upgrade the game. It was working, the number of users continued to increase. What else could they dream? But one day everything has changed. Developers began to set the upgrades created several years earlier. A little bit later, the senior producer of the game said that the big changes were coming in the game. The company began to consider the remarks of the players. Since that time the game has changed significantly for the better and exists today, and this is the great indicator of quality. The last update of EVE occurred on April 16, 2019. So, the developers took into account the opinions of gamers and... have created a high quality product that has its audience even after 16 years of existence! RedRift, Inc. also respects the opinions of their customers. You can always contact us with any question, leave a review or a comment. We'll take into account all the shortcomings and make a game of the highest quality!

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The best screen adaptations of games

When a video game becomes popular, film makers create a movie based on this video game. They try to attract gamers and fans and make them watching a movie with their favorite characters in a cinema. Some video game movie adaptations have a great success, getting lots of positive feedbacks, others have disappointed the average moviegoer as well as longtime players. With Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, which was released not long ago and Sonic the Hedgehog, rated as one of the most anticipated movies, we've decided to make a list of the best video game movies. 1. Tomb Raider The female incarnation of Indiana Jones - Lara Croft - for many people is associated primarily with Angelina Jolie, and only then with the heroine of the Tomb Raider game series. If you like adventure movies with ancient legends, searching for artifacts, fights and chases, and you still haven't watched this movie - buy popcorn. 2. Mortal Kombat Everything related to Mortal Kombat was very popylar for all children in the 1990s. These are games on Sega and the first computers, magazines with stickers, of course, movies. Johnny Cage, a movie star, has become a generation hero. In the second part of the movie, there wasn't the main character, but people continued to watch the movie just because this is Mortal Kombat! 3. Warcraft The film's actions take place in the universe of World of Warcraft - quite complex and not very interesting to someone who is not familiar with the original gaming history. Nevertheless, the audience enjoyed the movie. To those who are indifferent to the Warcraft universe, it might seem just an average fantasy movie, but those who loves game creations by Blizzard company were satisfied. Do you have an idea for a game, the analogue of which once may be released in a cinema? Then contact us to cooperate with the RedRift, Inc. company. Together we will develop a game that will be worth of screen adaptation.

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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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