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Benefits of Unity game engine: Why it’s still number one

Despite years of debates and industry controversies, Unity remains a dominant force in the game development world. Over half of all projects are made through Unity game engine development; everything from Steam games and mobile releases to web games and AR/VR content. But what truly makes Unity so beloved and universally adopted?

Console certification process and releasing a game on PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch. What you should know

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when releasing your game on multiple platforms. PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch have their own certification process, and no two games will face identical challenges. However, there are still some tips that may help you navigate this complex process and avoid many of its pitfalls.

The Rise of Video Game Co-Development Over Traditional Outsourcing

In today's game development scene, things are changing. Video game co-development is becoming a big deal, going beyond regular outsourcing. Now, clients want partners who can smoothly blend in with their in-house teams. It's crucial for delivering top-notch gaming experiences.

Exploring Immersive Technology: How VR is Shaping the Future of Work

At the start of 2020, the global work landscape underwent a transformation as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This shift saw the rise of remote and hybrid work models, prompting enterprises to seek ways to enrich the remote work. And now, there's a buzz about the future of work in the Metaverse virtual reality. Let's dig into what the Metaverse is and why it's a big deal for modern workplaces.

Game Porting from Unity to Unreal Engine

Even without the recent controversy that sparked over Unity, porting projects from Unity to Unreal Engine is not a novelty. Developers have been doing it for nearly a decade, aiming to enhance the visual quality of their projects and leverage innovative features introduced by Epic Games. 

How do multiplayer games work? From simple to complex

In this article, we will talk about the importance of multiplayer in games, types of multiplayer, and experience of N-iX Game & VR Studio, eventually delving into a bit more advanced concepts, explaining how modern online multiplayer games work. We'll uncover how today’s FPS games have managed to eliminate lagging and create immersive, real-time experiences for players worldwide… or at least to create an illusion of it.

Studio’s Events Digest for 2023

We had an eventful year so far, with our active participation in various prestigious gaming conferences and summits. From the XDS Summit to Gamescom, Nordic Game Conference, and Digital Dragons Conference, we've been making waves and forging valuable connections across the gaming world.

2D Art Pipeline: Creating a playable 2D game environment

The process of designing and building a playable location within a game involves a meticulous art pipeline that encompasses various stages and collaboration between artists, game designers, and 3D artists. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of game environment creation and show what each stage looks like based on our recent art project “The Last Molfar.”

Behind the Scenes: Speed Crew game development story

Recently our sister company Wild Fields released a long-awaited game we have been working on – Speed Crew. So it is high time we shed some light on this game’s development process: how we came up with the pit crew co-op idea, how the initial concept has changed over time, why we believe live playtests are crucial, etc.

N-iX Game & VR Studio Opens “Game Design and Virtual Reality” Computer Lab at Lviv Polytechnic National University

Our Studio opened a new computer lab at the Software Department of Lviv Polytechnic National University. Named "Game Design and Virtual Reality," the lab was developed in collaboration with the university to bolster students' multimedia and gaming programming courses.

Game Mechanics and what you should know about them. Our Lead Game Designer answers most asked questions

Game design mechanics are the backbone of any successful video game. They are the rules and systems that govern gameplay and define the player's experience. In this article, we talk about game mechanics and answer some commonly asked questions, sharing our hands-on expertise in Game Design.

Stages of our Robust Recruitment Strategy at N-iX Game & VR Studio

A robust recruitment strategy can help businesses build a strong workforce that drives growth and achieves organizational goals. In this blog post, we will share valuable insights into the key components of successful recruitment and explain our comprehensive recruitment plan, stage by stage.

Interview with PIXO VR: cooperation that grew into a years-long partnership

Cooperation that is shaping the VR training market – that’s how we would describe our partnership with PIXO VR, one of the leading players in the VR industry. In this interview, we talked to Jean Kaptur and Stacey Bennet from PIXO VR and discussed the past and current VR trends, the revolutionizing Apex platform, our ongoing cooperation, and more.

How NFT Art Can Help Ukrainian Children Affected by War

To help children in need, NGO Kids of Ukraine together with Stepico, now joined by N-iX Game & VR Studio, created an NFT art project to raise funds for the children’s stay at a psychological rehabilitation camp. The main idea of the camp is to create a safe space for living and recovery for children and their mothers. Each child has the opportunity to attend group and individual work with psychologists, restorative communication practices, [...]

Apply for the Unreal Engine Training Course from N-iX Game & VR Studio

Previously, we announced that our Studio will use $100,000 Epic MegaGrant to develop a full-fledged UE training center, and now it's happening. N-iX Game & VR Studio is starting a training course for those who want to advance their knowledge in Unreal Engine and find their desired job in game development.

2D Art Creation Pipeline – The Last Molfar, Part 2.

This is the second article about our internal art project The Last Molfar, so if you happen to miss the first part, go ahead and check it out. In this part, we will talk about the juicy part of the project and introduce our main antagonist and bizarre and mysterious creatures from Ukrainian mythology.

N-iX Game & VR Studio Receives Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games

We are thrilled to announce that N-iX Game & VR Studio has been supported with a $100,000 Epic MegaGrant! Launched by Epic Games in March 2019, Epic MegaGrant is designed to support creative, noteworthy, and innovative projects that revolve around Unreal Engine, as well as projects that enhance the open-source 3D graphics ecosystem. 

2D Art Creation Pipeline – The Last Molfar, Part 1.

In this article, we would like to introduce you to our 2D art development creative process. For this cause, we decided to pick our very special internal art project that features Cossacks, Molfars, Ukraine during the times of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, and the diversity of Slavic mythology.

3D Character Development Pipeline

Today, 3D modeling outsourcing is one of the most demanded game development services, and Ukraine is becoming a more and more desirable destination for it. With this in mind, we decided it’s high time to write a guide about 3D character development, taking our internal Futuristic Soldier project as an example. In this article, our Lead 3D Artist Dmytro Bikus and Animator Yurii Harazha will share their experience in the full-cycle development of [...]

Interview with Anton Wittberg Letoff – Art Manager & Producer at Paradox Development Studio

Since it’ll be our 5th anniversary of cooperation with Paradox Interactive in just a month, we decided to conduct an interview with Anton Wittberg Letoff, Art Manager & Producer at Paradox Development Studio. Here we talk about Anton’s experience at the company, how our cooperation started, COVID, the importance of establishing trust and communication, meatballs, challenges of art production, and so much more.

Video Game Development Stages: From Idea to Release

Video games often take years of production, and no wonder since the process of game development from idea to release is complex and multifaceted. Although each game project is inherently unique and deserves an individual approach, let’s outline some of the most common video game development stages that help produce high-quality games.

The Rising Demand for Unreal Engine Developers and How UE5 is Changing the Game Market

The popularity of Unreal Engine reached an all-time high peak in recent years. More and more big-budget, triple-A projects are built on Unreal, and some of the most renounced studios switch from their proprietary engines to UE. Experts say that the number of Unreal developers jobs is projected to increase by 122% in the following years.

Ukrainian Game Development Industry: Through COVID-19 and War

On par with software development, game dev is one of a few industries that managed to restore the full capacity of service provision during the war and can now support Ukraine’s economy with all its might. Experts believe that in the near future, the game industry will become a major contributor to the rebuilding of Ukraine and subsequent GDP growth.

Irreverent Labs & Blockchain Community Stand with Ukraine

As Ukrainians fight for continued independence, we’ve gained nearly ubiquitous global support, securing the official support of 141 countries and the hearts of billions of people. N-iX Game & VR Studio is happy that our partners also support us during this tough period.

The Upcoming Video Game Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, Kickstarter Campaign, and Partnership with N-iX – Interview with Andrew Trese

We conducted an interview with Andrew Trese, one of the founders of Trese Brothers, where we talked about how they started creating games, their upcoming RPG in a cyberpunk setting, cooperation with N-iX Game & VR Studio, successful Kickstarter campaign, and even cat memes.

N-iX Specialists Launch Unreal Engine Course at Lviv Polytechnic

N-iX believes that investing in education is investing in a better future for our country. That is why the company’s specialists regularly join educational initiatives, support talented young people and cooperate with universities to improve educational programs. This time, N-iX and Lviv Polytechnic National University have teamed up to develop Unreal Engine training course.

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