Make no mistake about it: surgery isn’t as straightforward as those television series make it out to be. To support the training of aspiring surgeons who operate using robotic equipment, we were asked to develop a prototype to accurately simulate surgery. Here’s how we dealt with this unique challenge.
Videogames are an excellent way to expand on existing universes of movies or books. When a Belgian writer asked us to come up with a fun and accessible game concept to complement the fiction of his thriller book series, we heartily accepted the challenge.
Character creation isn’t always the most thrilling part of a videogame. For the strategic card game Incarnate we wanted to put a unique spin on it by adding a dynamic soundtrack that adapts on the fly when you select different components to assemble your character.
Although we’re very confident about our work, it’s always exciting to see a prototype shown off for the first time in public. Even more so when the stage for the presentation is none other than the renowned Game Developers Conference in San Francisco!
What happens at PreviewLabs is pure sorcery and it’s not often we let our readers in on the magic we concoct behind closed doors. But since we’re feeling generous, we just released all documentation on the Siegebreaker prototype. There’s even a playable build!
Following the logic that a picture tells more than a thousand words, a video must tell more than a couple of books. And seeing as we’ve got no less than five prototype videos for your viewing pleasure, that means we just have saved you a LOT of reading.
Game developers aren’t the only group of people in need of prototypes, we lend our services to academic researchers as well. Behind the jump we’re elaborating on three wildly fascinating science projects we’ve been working on in the past two years.
For PreviewLabs, keeping up with new technologies is of the utmost importance. Balancing the actual prototyping with doing research isn’t always easy, so we put our intern Peter on the job. Here are some topics he will look into so we can build better prototypes for a wider array of platforms.
Panic!, a game by Thumbs Up has been announced by Ripstone as one of the launch titles for Sony’s forthcoming PlayStation Mobile platform, and we’re proud to announce we have developed the prototype for the game!
Have you ever been so busy writing code you have forgotten what it feels like to write actual words? There’s so much going on right now that we’ve not been able to keep you updated, but we’ve summarized it below. Who needs eloquence when you’ve got bullet points?
Siegebreaker, the tower defense game by Crazy Monkey Studios we prototyped for, has been out for a couple of weeks now and the fine gentlemen at CMS are cool with us talking about the different steps we took and problems we faced while building their prototype.
As PreviewLabs is mainly involved with premature game development, we often have to keep our mouths shut about cool projects we’ve worked on. One of the reasons we’re so excited for the announcement of Siegebreaker, is we can finally start talking about it ourselves as well.
Continuing our series on 2D Game Development in Unity3D we’ll take a look at the final method we’ve utilized so far. When the use of a GUI Class or Sprite Manager System doesn’t cut it, you might want to look at the game through another camera angle, thus using ortographic projection.
We’re convinced that spicing up your game pitch with a playable prototype radically increases your chances of successfully landing a publisher deal. But you don’t have to take our word for it: our client Thumbs Up Games explains in detail how they found an interested publishing party at gamescom.
When we just started out as a company and our name wasn’t as renowned as it is today, we made a prototype for a game we largely finished ourselves. It’s been sitting on the shelf for far too long but now it’s finally been released. So there you have it: our very first own game!