Mighty Bear 2023 Review: Bears Building in a Bear Market
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by Simon Davis
7M ago
Introduction In 2023, Mighty Bear navigated the bear market with a blend of resilience and innovation, turning challenges into growth opportunities. This review sheds light on our efforts in workforce diversity, team restructuring for “Mighty Action Heroes,” and proactive wellness initiatives, underscoring our commitment to creating a work environment which is both dynamic and supportive. We critically examine industry trends, notably the shift from traditional mobile Free-to-Play models to more equitable, user-generated content and digital ecosystems. We aim to have projects like “Mighty Acti ..read more
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Keeping Up the Pace: 5 Principles for Fast-Moving Game Development
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by Tom Smith
7M ago
At Mighty Bear Games, we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve our production pipeline and process, staying fresh with relevant processes and approaches for our current projects. I’d like to share a few of the principles we’ve been applying to keep ahead of the game, from my perspective as the Product Owner/Game Lead. Some of these are more challenging or uncomfortable than others, and I’ll be the first to admit that I need more practice at following some! First Principles Thinking Image by Noah Buscher on Unsplash Use a key metric as a guide — before starting on a game update or m ..read more
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Unlocking Collaborative Success: Mastering Data Sharing in Games
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by Fadzuli Said
8M ago
When we were figuring out how to share game data with partners, I knew that whatever solution we chose, there were challenges that needed to be tackled: Keeping the data safe and private Making sure it can handle growing demand without a hitch Being smart about the costs of bandwidth and infrastructure We want to make sure everyone’s data stays secure, especially the sensitive stuff, and keep things running smoothly as our game, Mighty Action Heroes, gets more popular. Also, it’s important to balance the cost so that we can keep up a great partnership without breaking the  ..read more
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AI-Assisted Game Design: A New Frontier of Creativity
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by Andrew Whitebrook
9M ago
In the ever-evolving landscape of video game development, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked a transformative revolution. While game designers have historically been the architects of virtual worlds, AI has assumed a new, complementary role. AI-assisted game design represents a pivotal shift in the creative process, ushering in a wave of innovative tools, analytical insights, and an array of functionalities that are reshaping video game development. This essay delves into the emerging domain of AI-assisted game design, examining how AI supports game designers in conce ..read more
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One Identity to Unite Them: The Case for OAuth
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by Andrew Ching
9M ago
Photo by SOMPETCH on Adobe Stock In multiplayer games, logins are a necessary part of the product. Not only is it often a player’s first point of interaction with the game, but also an ideal point for creating and/or verifying the player’s identity. As a game developer, if you’re supporting multiple games, wouldn’t it be great to unify the login process and allow players to share their identity across them? What For? Battle.net is an example that does the unified login process really well. Blizzard launched Battle.net at the end of 1996, just before the launch of Diablo, which was th ..read more
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How the Use of AI Evolved Our Art Production Pipelines
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by Mario Toon
9M ago
Art has always been a reflection of human creativity and imagination. Throughout history, artists have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible, using their skills and ingenuity to create stunning works of art. In more recent times, we stand on the cusp of a new era in art production, one driven by the evolution of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI). As the Art Production Lead of a skeletal art team consisting of 10 members across six disciplines, it is imperative that we keep our 3D art production pipelines as lean and as streamlined as possible. This is to ensure we can keep up with ..read more
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Cooking Up a Game with Unreal Editor With Fortnite
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by Khalid
10M ago
As a seasoned developer with eight years of experience in Unity, my recent foray into Unreal Editor With Fortnite (UEFN) for rapid prototyping might come as a surprise to some. Here, I’ll share my journey, the reasons behind my switch, and how UEFN is reshaping the way I think about game development. A Brief Dive into UEFN Unreal Editor With Fortnite is a potent mix of Unreal Engine 5 and Fortnite’s best features, offering: From Unreal Engine 5: Lumen for breathtaking real-time global illumination Nanite for rendering intricate, high-detail geometry Niagara for crafting complex part ..read more
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Creating Models for Different Purposes with Level of Detail Generation
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by Hakim Tan
10M ago
Ni haody ya’ll! I’m Hakim, a 3D Game Artist at Mighty Bear Games! Working on Mighty Action Heroes posed some new challenges in the way we approached character creation. We had to make a few different sets of character models for different purposes, otherwise known as Level of Detail (LOD): A batch of high-quality models, ready to be used for marketing materials A set of character models to be used in the lobby screen A final variation of in-game character models that are well-optimized If you check out our Marketing Artist Hazel’s article, you can see for high-quality models t ..read more
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A Deep-Dive into Marketing Art for Mobile Games
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by Hazel Chan
11M ago
Hello, I’m Hazel, Marketing Artist at Mighty Bear Games, and I’m here to take you on a journey into the world of our craft! Before that, a little bit about myself: I oversee marketing art tasks and ensure the timely delivery of essential assets for the studio’s marketing campaigns. Collaborating closely with our Art Director, I also play a role in shaping the visual design elements of our projects! The Visual Gateway: Marketing Art’s Influence In mobile gaming, the importance of marketing art assets cannot be overstated. These assets serve as the initial visual gateway for players, offeri ..read more
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Enhancing Your AI Using Unity Machine Learning Agents
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by Pauline Pun
11M ago
In Unity 2021+ So you’ve got your game going with some awesome artificial intelligence (AI) characters. You have this neat behavior tree set up with some fancy moves. How about taking this up a notch by making your AI learn, adapt, and surprise you with each move you make? Here we shall explore using Unity’s Machine Learning Agent (ML-Agent) to achieve this. Photo by Arseny Togulev on UnsplashUnderstanding ML-Agents Unity ML-Agents is an open-source framework that allows developers to incorporate machine learning capabilities into their games and simulations. It uses reinforced ..read more
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