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Is Breakaway Appealing To More Than Streamers?

It was announced over two years ago that Amazon were going to make PC games, but we had no idea what kind until last week. At TwitchCon, the company announced three games and let people play one of them, a four-on-four called Breakaway. I was there, to play the game, to talk to Patrick Gilmore, studio head of developer Double Helix Games, and to feel…

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Amazon Game Studios Announce Three Games

Amazon have announced three PC games being made by their own games studio: a multiplayer sandbox world, a MOBA-ish 4v4 mythological murdersport, and some sort of class-based Battle Royale 'em up. That sandbox 'em up sounds like it might be interesting, at least. As Amazon also owns Twitch, all three games have bits to entertain livestream viewers or let them fiddle with what's going on.…

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Amazon Lumberyard Is A Free CryEngine Spin-off

Amazon have launched their own free game engine based on Crytek's CryEngine, fancied up to focus on online games. It's an interesting idea with an awful name: Amazon Lumberyard. It'll simplify setting up online stuff and fancy features like 'Twitch Plays' for devs, is the idea, tied into Amazon's various server hosting services and Twitch (Amazon bought 'em for $970 million, remember). No, I don't…

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4 years ago

Clint Hocking Has Left Amazon Game Studios

Clint Hocking has been cursed by a witch and is now doomed to travel the games industry, joining new developers and then leaving before releasing a single game. In the last five years, the Far Cry 2 designer has joined and left LucasArts, joined and left Valve, and as of yesterday, joined and left Amazon Games Studios.

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Amazon Are Making Their First PC Game

In their ongoing push to take over as the world's Number One Supplier Of Everything, Amazon are currently looking for interested game developers to help create their first ever PC game, Gamasutra report. The omnipresent Old Gods of Internet retail are apparently¬†building "an ambitious new PC game project" using what they are describing obliquely as "the latest technology." So far what this actually¬†entails is still…

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