Category: Gaming

Eugene game studio Pipeworks acquired by Jagex of RuneScape fame

Anyone familiar with Eugene knows that it’s a significant hub in terms of game development. And one of the primary players in that community has been Pipeworks, a studio founded at the turn of the century that boasts titles like Madden NFL and the update to Terraria among their work. Now, they’ve become the first acquisition of Jagex, which is perhaps best known for RuneScape.

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It’s grape! Portland’s Rose City Games releases Garden Story

Jealous of all of your friends who picked up a new gardening hobby during the pandemic? Well, turn that frown upside down, because now you can become a green thumb as well. Or at least a purple one. Meet the latest offering from Rose City Games, Garden Story.

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Alleviating abandonware

Ever have the urge to play one of those old old video games from the days of your youth? You’re not alone. But often, finding those titles can be more challenging than it should be. That’s why one company in Vancouver, Washington, is working to keep those dreams alive. But rescuing old titles that have been abandoned by the original publishers.

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The biggest tech news of the day (at least at the moment) stems from a little gaming device created by a small Portland company

I caught this news yesterday and I was like, “Yup. Typical Panic.” Typical Panic in the fact that the revered and award winning software developer had done something interesting again. Something quirky and slightly weird. Something that no one knew they needed. And the market was responding. Extremely positively.

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Hair Nah. Momo Pixel’s Momoland? Yes, please

So remember a few months back… that Portland indie video game that blew up? You know, the one where you play a black woman swatting folks away from uninvitedly touching your hair? No. You got that right. The whitest city in the United States was home to the launch of one of the most viral games of 2017. Which just happened to be one that focused on a common and annoying plight of black women.

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Latest game from Portland’s The Fullbright Company, Tacoma, available August 2, 2017

When Portland’s The Fullbright Company released its first major title, Gone Home, not only was it well received by players, it was heralded by critics for its immersive experience as well as the creativity of its approach. Long story short, it set the bar—and the expectations for Fullbright as a studio—extremely high. Now, nearly four years to the date of Gone Home’s release, we get access to their next title, Tacoma.

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It's like setting a tee time. But for Destiny. With less gaudy attire. Maybe.

The world of gaming has moved from that of a largely solitary basement dwelling existence to that of having practically every aspect of the experience happening in a social setting. With other gamers. And interactions. And shared environments. From competitive leaderboards to collaborating and competing with other gamers around the world. Read More