Train2Game News: Assassin’s Creed III creative director commentates Boston gameplay video

Assassin’s Creed III creative director Alexander Hutchinson commentates on a brand new gameplay video, giving us a glimpse at city gameplay and insights into development into the latest title in the Ubisoft series.

Hutchinson discusses a number of new features, including implementing side missions into the main narrative, the mechanics of the new stalking zones, and how combat for Assassin’s Creed III has been built from the ground up. All of this commentary takes place over gameplay footage of one of the new cities for the game, Boston.

Watch the Assassin’s Creed III Boston demo with commentary below.

You can get more insight into development of Assassin’s Creed III in this Frontier video, which also features commentary from the creative director.

There’s more Assassin’s Creed news here on The Train2Game Blog, while you can also keep reading for more from Ubisoft.

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Train2Game News: Worms Revolution developer diary discusses landscapes, physics and water

Learn about the development of the new 3D landscapes and more in the second Worms Revolution diary from Team 17.

The video sees lead programmer Ian Lindsey discussing how current technology allows Team 17 to create 3D landscapes, while he also talks about how updated physics and dynamic water and new elements to  Worms Revolution.

Watch Worms Revolution Developer Diary 2: ‘Landscapes, Physics Objects And Dynamic Water’ below, here on The Train2Game Blog.

There are more developer diaries, giving an insight into development of a wide variety of games, here on The Train2Game Blog. Also, be sure to keep reading for the latest from Team 17 and Worms Revolution.

What are your thoughts on the new features for Worms Revolution?

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Train2Game News: End of Nations closed beta details and developer diary released

Trion Worlds and Petrogylph have released details about the upcoming closed beta for their MMORTS End of Nations, along with a developer diary discussing the key ideas behind the game.

The first End of Nations closed beta event will run from Friday 20th July through to Sunday 22nd July and will feature a variety of large and small maps across several different terrain types.

Those interested in taking part in the End of Nations closed beta can apply to be a part of it here.

Meanwhile, the End of Nations ‘When Titans Join Forces’ developer diary sees staff from both studios involved in producing the game, including Trion Worlds CEO Lars Buttler and Petrogyph president and co-founder Mike Legg, discussing their project.

Subjects covered include include the two studios working together as a team, bringing innovations to real time strategy and online gaming, and how they believe End of Nations is the world’s first AAA quality free-to-play game. Watch the developer diary below, here on The Train2Game Blog.

There’s much more about End of Nations, the importance of a beta to game development and QA Testing in our huge interview with Trion Worlds Senior QA Tester Karl Tars.

And be sure to keep reading The Train2Game Blog for more developer diaries and opportunities to take part in beta tests.

What are your thoughts on End of Nations? Will you be applying to take part in the closed beta?

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Train2Game News: Worms Revolution developer diary discusses 17 years of Worms

Get behind the scenes of Worms Revolution in the first of five developer diaries from Team 17.

Worms Revolution developer diary one sees lead game designer Kevin Carthew discussing the 17 year history of the series.

Subjects he covers include how creator Andy Davidson produced the first Worms game while doing his A-Levels, moving from 2D to 3D then back to 3D and developing Worms Revolution as a “next-gen” version of Worms with a brand new engine.

Carthew also discusses his role as game designer on the Worms series. Watch Worms Revolution Developer Diary 1: The History of Worms below, right here on The Train2Game Blog.

There are more developer diaries, giving an insight into development of a wide variety of games, here on The Train2Game Blog. Also, be sure to keep reading for the latest from Team 17 and Worms Revolution.

What are your thoughts on Worms Revolution? Are you a long-term fan of the series?

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Train2Game News: Watch two Dishonored gameplay videos with developer commentary

Get an insight into development of Dishonored in not one, but two gameplay demos with commentary from Arkane Studios Co-Creative Directors Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith.

Colantonia spoke to The Train2Game Blog about Dishonored at Gamescom last year.

The two videos show Colantonio and Smith discussing two different playthroughs of ‘The Golden Cat,’ a mission that tasks you with assassinating The Pendleton Brothers, two corrupt aristocrats. The first Dishonored video shows a stealthy approach to the mission, while the second sees the Arkane Studios Co-Creative Directors, commentating on a more action-based style.

Watch both videos, and listen to the commentary on two very different styles of play, below, here on The Train2Game Blog.

Dishonored Golden Cat E3 Gameplay Walkthrough — Part 1

Dishonored Golden Cat E3 Walkthrough — Part 2

Dishonored from Arkane Studios and Bethesda is scheduled for release on 12th October 2012.

There are more developer diaries, giving an insight into development of a wide variety of games, here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on the two different styles shown in the videos? Are you looking forward to Dishonored?

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Train2Game News: MechWarrior Online developer diary talks four pillars of game design

Learn about development of MechWarrior Online, the first title in the series for over a decade, in a brand new developer diary from Piranha Games.

The video sees Piranha Games President Russ Bullock discussing the four key game design pillars of the upcoming free-to-play mech combat MMO. They are mech warfare, information warfare, role warfare and community warfare.

Bullock also talks about Bringing MechWarrior up to date and introducing an online element to a series which originally appeared in 1989. MechWarrior Online is scheduled for release on PC later this year.

Watch the developer diary below, right here on The Train2Game Blog.

There are more developer diaries, giving an insight into development of a wide variety of games, here on The Train2Game Blog.

Were you a fan of the original MechWarrior series? What are your thoughts on MechWarrior Online?

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Train2Game News: World of Warplanes developer diary discusses game design

Get behind the scenes of World of Warplanes in a brand new developer diary from Wargaming.net.

The video features producers Tatiana Zelenkevich and Anton Sitnikau, along with creative manager Eugene Smozhevsky discussing development of the upcoming free-to-play aerial combat MMO.

Subjects they talk about include changes to game design during development, brainstorming ideas how the main game type ‘superiority’ works and the importance of including a good training mode. The game is currently in closed beta.

Watch the World of Warplanes developer diary below, right here on The Train2Game Blog.

World of Warplanes is set to be released later this year.

There are more developer diaries, giving an insight into development of a wide variety of games, here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on World of Warplanes? Are you taking part in the closed beta?

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Train2Game News: Developer diaries go behind the scenes of PSN RPG Rainbow Moon

Get behind the scenes of upcoming PSN RPG Rainbow Moon in not one, but two, developer diaries from Eastasia Soft.

The first video gives you an introduction to the isometric role-playing game, while the second takes a detailed look at combat in Rainbow Moon. Watch them below, here on The Train2Game Blog.

Rainbow Moon is scheduled for release via PlayStation Network on Wednesday 4th July for £9.99, with a claim that the story lasts over 40 hours.

There are more developer diaries, giving an insight into the work going into development of a variety of games, here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your impressions of Rainbow Moon? Is it a game you’re interested in playing?

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Train2Game News: Deadlight team talk game design in developer diary

Get behind the scenes of Deadlight, the upcoming zombie survival puzzler for XBLA in a new developer diary from Spanish studio Tequila Works.

Creative Director Raul Rubio, Narritive Director Antonio Rojano and others discuss creating a story and the game design process for Deadlight while ensuring it wouldn’t be hindered by it as the main character goes through an emotional and physical journey.

Watch ‘The Deadlight Diaries: Creating A Story’ video below, here on The Train2Game Blog.

Deadlight will be released via XBLA during August as part of Xbox Live’s Summer of Arcade at a cost of 1200 Microsoft Points.

There are more developer diaries, giving an insight into the work going into development of a variety of games, here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on the storytelling and game design of Deadlight?

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Train2Game News: War of the Roses lead programmer talks game mechanics

Get behind the scenes with development of War of the Roses from Fatshark and Paradox Interactive in a talk by lead programmer Robin Hagblom.

Recorded at DreamHack, the world’s largest computer festival which recently took place in Sweden, the thirteen minute long video sees Hagblom discussing the mechanics of War of the Roses and showcasing some new features. It’s all interspersed with videos of the game in various stages of development.

Watch it below here on The Train2Game Blog.

There’s more about War of the Roses here, while be sure to keep reading for the latest news from Paradox Interactive.

There’s also plenty more behind the scenes insight into game development here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on the mechanics behind War of the Roses?

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