Train2Game News LootXP

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Want free gaming stuff? Of course you do! LootXP is a new app (and website) that delivers you the best perks gaming has to offer, including Steam codes, beta keys to the latest upcoming games, in-game items, discount codes and so much more! Best of all, it’s all free!

LootXP is also a win-win solution for publishers and developers, as well as gamers. LootXP will provide them with an easy and risk-free method to expand their audience and raise the awareness of their game. The platform will help promote their game titles in a engaging and reliable way while at the same time giving value to gamers.

Now available via Google Play, users can simply download the LootXP app to their Android enabled mobile device and the iPhone version is coming to the Apple Store soon. LootXP connects our Looters with the best gaming companies in the world, and provide them with all the free loot they can handle.

For more information, head over to http://www.lootxp.com

Train2Game News GitHub offering students free dev tools

GitHubGitHub has packaged together a selection of development tools for students free of charge.

The GitHub Student Developer Pack includes free access to crowdsourcing platform Crowdflower, $100 in platform credit to cloud hosting solution DigitalOcean and access to DNS management service DNSimple at no cost.

Other free tools and credit in the bundle include Atom, Bitnami, HackHand, Namecheap, Orchestrate, Screenhero, SendGrid, Stripe and Travis CI.

Unreal Engine 4 is also included for free to students as part of the package, though free access can be arranged directly with Epic through its new UE4 licence for academics.

To get the pack, you must prove you are aged 13 or over and are currently enrolled on a degree or diploma course.

You can find more information about what’s included in the pack and how to sign up here.

Source: Develop

Train2Game News: Game Launch Competition

Train2GameAs part of the PR team’s ongoing support of students creating games, we’re offering you the chance to win a month’s worth of free PR.

The initiative will search for the most promising titles and give them support by taking the game to UK press for reviews and features. Your game will feature in blogs and on websites, getting you the much needed publicity that will result in your title getting in the hands of gamers. We’ll also introduce you to our business connections to get you further support in releasing your game.

What you will win:

• Creation and distribution of press release to announce the title.

• Approach to press for reviews and features.

• Placement in magazines, on the radio and in blogs associated with theTrain2Game.

• Media training where applicable

• Advice and consultation

• Business connections, we can put you in touch with organisations that can help get your game out there.

The criteria:

• Your game needs to be completely finished and ready to take to market.

• Teams and individuals qualify for the opportunity. If you are in a team the majority of the group need to be Train2Game students.

• A playable version of the game will need to be submitted to the judging panel.

• The games will be judged by the PR team who have many years of experience working in the Games Industry.

To enter or register your interest, email: advice@swanpr.co.uk

Train2Game News: Have you won a free Xbox One?

Xbox OneYou may have won a free Xbox One from Microsoft if you have been a loyal Xbox Live customer. Start checking your emails!

Some users have also been gifted the fully unlocked version of launch title, Killer Instinct. The email states that the recipient will get a version of the game with all characters unlocked from the off. Further instructions will follow on the 22nd, the day of Xbox One’s launch.

This offer has been confirmed as legitimate by Microsoft through their official Xbox twitter account.

Gamers with and without the email have been comparing Xbox Live stats to try and determine Microsoft’s methods for choosing recipients. Some have the Xbox One Pre-order Achievement – but others don’t. Some have been beta testers – others have not. Some have nearly a decade of Xbox Live under their belt – others don’t and some have over 75,000 gamer score – others have around 15,000.

“We don’t have any specifics on that other than that some users have received a gift,” a representative wrote. “We considered a variety of things like Gamerscore, Live tenure and other factors in markets where Xbox One is available.”