n what seems like a lifetime ago, but in reality happened back in January, Bungie and Activision parted ways in what was reminiscent of a slightly sour break-up where all parties pretend everything between them is hunky-dory.
In-Game Advertising has become increasingly popular for both game developers and advertising companies as both set out to look for new ways to increase their revenue flow. For game developers, this has worked and mobile games as such as Flappy Bird and Fruit Ninja show this, however in-game advertising is beginning to work its way in to games created in larger development studios to subsidise some of the ever expanding costs of game development.
This paper also takes a look at the future of In-Game advertising and Advergaming through the use of Virtual Reality.
Please note, this was initially written as part of a University class in 2015.
Valve introduced the Early Access program on to the Steam Client in March 2013. Early Access allows developers to launch their game in an Alpha or Beta state on to the Steam storefront where consumers can purchase the title if they wish to support the continued development of the game.
Risk of Rain 2 is an excitingly fresh take on the roguelike genre and is quite simply one of the best games released in 2019 so far, despite this being an early access release.
Playing Borderlands GOTY Enhanced is a fun, edgy nostalgia-driven trip that would best be experienced with friends, if the game permitted it.
This package includes all previously released DLC, new guns, SHiFT keys and chests and some nice quality of life improvements like a FOV slider however the accessibility options are non-existent as keymapping is not included.
With a cheeky, over-the-top story and characters that don’t take their self too seriously, a great aesthetic and good feeling combat Borderlands is as good as it has ever been in this 4K HDR upgrade.
Dungeon Defenders Collection merges tower defense and light RPG mechanics with action based gameplay. In typical tower defense fashion, you and your friends or strangers online, must lay down defences and utilize the unique skill set of each playable character to take a grip of the missions and stop the horde from destroying the Eternia Crystals scattered around each of the intricately designed maps.
I enjoyed the first Act of Playerless: One Button Adventure and was left giggling at the fourth-wall breaking humor. With a simplistic yet intuitive control scheme and charming dialogue, this is one that adventure game fans should keep an eye on
Set in a world laden with disgusting and wacky characters, I mean, the antagonist is a fetus in a jar wearing a suit who is aptly named Dr. Fetus. When Bandage Girl, Super Meat Boy’s one true love is kidnapped by Dr. Fetus it is up to Meat Boy to progress through increasingly difficult levels set across seven themed worlds, which are all tied together by a cheeky, nostalgia-driven overarching story wrapped in cutesy cutscenes.
Trials Rising features a myriad of pristinely designed tracks which transported me around the world and I was racing through Hollywood movie sets, soaring through the air attempting not to plummet to my death as a plane breaks apart or in the serene, snowy depths of Finland, all of which is achieved using the series’ best looking graphics to date.
The franchise has always been about grabbing power by the balls and becoming an all-out, bona-fide superhero packed to the brim with ‘tude, explosions and 600ft leaps, and trust me, Crackdown 3 is no different.