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How A One-Woman Development Team Made A Game Work On Older Devices

Making a game is now easier than it ever has been, and as a result, we’re seeing more and more one-person development teams. That’s largely due to tools like Unity and GameMaker, which allow fast prototyping and relatively one-touch publishing across different platforms. But the latest game out of Brisbane made by one person, Space Bot Alpha, was coded from the ground up in Objective-C. We spoke to its creator, Sarah Smith, about why she eschewed the shortcuts.

'One More Line' Is The Newest Game Out Of Sydney

You might have seen this one at PAX or EB Expo — SMG Studio would’ve been the booth with the Big Red Button for you to play their game, One More Line. It’s an arcadey endless flier that requires you to put yourself into centrifugal danger to progress, and it just came out.

App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

Today’s best deals include Tetris Blitz on iOS, OfficeSuite Professional 8 on Android and BleBlo on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Kotaku Awards 2014: Best Handheld Game

2014 is about to come to a close, therefore it’s time to look back and reflect on the games and experiences that shaped that year. We also need to coldly and cruelly isolate the ‘best’experiences and hand out awards. Today we’re talking about handheld games. Which was you favourite? Let’s nominate!

Tips For Playing Crossy Road

First thing’s first — if you haven’t yet played Crossy Road, the endless Frogger, you need to. It’s a simple, free iOS game in which you hop as far as you can, dodging trains, cars, and using floating logs to get across rivers. Here are some tips to help you play better.

Remember This?

I see, I see. Minimalism, eh? Alright, here goes. Well done to decoy on Friday’s guess! Now here’s another one!

Steam Sales Could Start This Wednesday

It’s not Christmas yet. It’s not even December. But according to a VG247 report, PayPal let it slip that the Steam sales are going to start this week, so get ready.

Community Review: Assassin's Creed Unity

There’s a lot to talk about with this year’s Assassin’s Creed. Bugs, microtransactions, co-op, bro-tagonists, darker themes, next-gen Paris, French history, controlled descent, and some very important under-the-hood tweaks. Here’s where you have your say — when all is said and done, is Unity worth your money and time in this busy period?

Kotaku Awards 2014: Nominate Your Mobile Game Of The Year

We’re rapidly approaching the end of 2014 and that means it’s time to start dishing out awards! Today we’re kicking off the Kotaku Awards for 2014 and we’re doing this how we always do it: we’re asking for your nominations! First up is Mobile Game Of The Year. What were your favourite mobile games of 2014?

This Week In Games: LittleBig Super Smash Wars

For many people, this week will be all about one thing: A bit of the ol’ smashy smashy. MegaMan vs Charizard. You get my drift. It’s not huge like last week, but it ain’t small.