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Trailblazing creators’ platform Ludo launches iconic new function for game developers and designers

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Ludo.ai unveils icon search feature and makes its platform accessible to all with new free tier

Ludo.ai has announced the launch of a groundbreaking icon search feature, a tool that uses cutting edge AI technology to enable users to quickly source and review all mobile game icons. With the new addition of a free tier, Ludo’s icon search is now available to everyone, providing fresh inspiration for game developers to design their own icon.

The new icon search feature is facilitated by Ludo’s AI – giving users a detailed view of each icon, what filters are in place, and cross-referencing this across multiple online game storefronts. Expertly created to support users, whether game developers beginning their journey or independent studios looking for inspiration on iconography, the icon search feature pulls from Ludo’s impressive database of over a million different published apps that are live on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Itch.io. Searches can be refined even more with seven unique filters, offering a look at games of a specific genre, by release date, art style, platforms it’s available on, stores it’s available on, colours used and even top-performing apps.

As well as the new icon search, Ludo uses state of the art machine learning and natural language processing to instantly suggest game ideas and mechanics, review gaming trends, and more, on-demand – helping to inspire developers and creators. Users set parameters by providing keywords, natural language descriptions, game mechanics, or imagery and Ludo quickly returns multiple written game concepts, artwork and images, by analyzing its growing database of 1.2 million games and over four million images. Following the introduction of a new free tier, Ludo’s platform is now accessible for free, with paid tiers being available to help businesses to expand the toolset and its functionality.

Arguably the front cover of a game, players judge an icon’s appearance and often decide whether to play a game because of it. The main purpose of a game icon is to not only appeal to potential users but to give an accurate representation of a title, drawing players in and alluding to the experience on offer. With roughly one in five apps being games on the Apple App Store alone, there is an expansive market to compete within. First impressions count more than ever, as games can be published and lost within the flurry of the market.

Tom Pigott, CEO and Founder of Ludo says “Our exciting new icon search feature came as an addition to our image search, following feedback from our users. We are excited to now be able to help facilitate icon design on Ludo. We found that the relevancy and impact that an icon can have for a game is just as important as the game itself – it gives those searching an idea of what’s in store if they choose to play.

“Ludo is offering our icon search function, as well as other key tools including the latest trends, gamestorming and image search, within our new free tier. We’re helping to create a centralised toolbox for game design and ideation, adding another string to the bows of our users.”

With the launch of the icon search feature, Ludo aims to support developers to create unique icons for games. Those who work in smaller studios, or even independently, may not have the resources or time for professional icon design that is available to larger studios. Ludo’s toolkit provides many tools that can benefit these studios and indie developers, supporting them to deliver hit games to a high standard.

Ludo combines a non-bias search engine, a library of over 1.2 million games and ways to collate research and inspiration, all in one place. Ludo offers a free subscription tier including the icon search feature, alongside many excellent features for game development, design and research. You can find out more at ludo.ai or contact Ludo on Twitter.

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Squid Royale Season Finale Brings Glass Bridge and Marble to Silly Royale

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Made-in-India social game Silly Royale’s third and final season of Squid Royale content is out now. Squid Royale is a mode in Silly Royale that has games inspired by the popular Netflix show ‘Squid Game’.

The season finale will bring ‘Glass Bridge’ and ‘Marble’ games from the popular Netflix series, Squid Game, to add to ‘Red Light, Green Light’ debuted in Season 1 and ‘Honeycomb Dalgona’ and ‘Tug of War’ from Season 2. Additionally, players also stand a chance to win daily rewards and 4 new skins.

“Squid Royale Season 2 was our best one yet as Silly Royale crossed 13 million installs worldwide,” says Christelle D’cruz, co-founder and General Manager, Silly Royale. “The season finale will let players play all five games from Squid Royale which will make it even more fun and competitive for them.

Silly Royale Squid Royale Season Finale Update — What’s New

  • 40-player Squid Royale

  • 2 new games – Glass Bridge and Marble

  • Daily rewards – In-game rewards and cosmetics

  • 4 new skins –

    • Salesman skin

    • Doll skin

    • VIP owl skin(001 player in the Squid Game show)

    • Survivor skin (Last man standing in the Squid Game show)

  • Sign-in option which will let players carry their progress to other devices

 

Furthermore, Silly Royale’s Season 3’s best players will enter into a raffle to win an iPhone 13. Season 1 saw 22-year-old Sagar Sharma from Meerut winning an iPhone 13 Pro Max 256GB with 110 wins in Squid Royale. The Top 100 players from Season 2 will go into a raffle today on Silly Royale’s Discord with the winner getting a PlayStation 5.

In Silly Royale Season 2, a total number of 378,655 matches were played. The game’s popular voice chat feature also clocked more than 100 million voice minutes till date while the game crossed more than 13 million installs worldwide.

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Opera GX – the world’s only browser for gamers – debuts on the Epic Games Store

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Opera GX joins the Epic Games Store, becoming the first web browser for gamers available in the store. With its set of unique features including RAM, CPU and network bandwidth limiters, as well as a unique, gaming-themed look and feel including adaptive background music, Opera GX is the perfect fit for players in the Epic metaverse. Players also get access to GX Corner, a unique Opera GX feature with a game release calendar, information about games on sale and gaming-news.

With Opera GX, Opera has adapted its proven, innovative web browser to expand its footprint in gaming. Opera GX brings the immersive gaming experience to browsing, as the first browser to include built-in Twitch, Discord and social messengers. GX also supports dynamic RGB Lighting Effects on Razer and Corsair peripherals. GX’s Discord community is the biggest server in the tech category with an  audience of 500K members.

“Since its launch, the Epic Games Store has become a true destination for online game and software distribution, giving gamers much-needed choice with access to multiple game platforms. At Opera, our mission is to create superior products that people choose to use and install. This mission has led to the development of Opera GX, the browser of choice for gamers, who decide to make it default for its superior features, look and feel. Opera GX is the perfect fit for the Epic Games Store because of this shared passion to create choice and enable a community of gamers,” said Annette de Freitas, Head of Business Development at Opera Gaming.

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Rix.GG announces Huntress Trials VALORANT Tournament for February

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Rix.GG, a top UK esports organisation, announces its first Huntress Trials VALORANT for female and marginalized genders of the new year.

The Huntress Trials tournament will start on Saturday the 19th February at 12:00 GMT and will continue on Sunday the 20th February 12:00 GMT.

The competition will feature up to 32 competing teams in total from across the EU and the UK, in a 5v5, single-elimination bracket, best of 3 (Bo3). Winners from the bracket will advance to the Grand Final which will be a best of 3 (Bo3) with a chance to take home the first prize.

The Huntress Trials VALORANT tournament – February prize pool is £2000 GBP total, where the winners of the event will receive £1000 GBP, 2nd place £500 GBP and 3rd and 4th place will be awarded £250 GBP.

The casters for this event will be the returning Samantha “NaoriMizuki” Timms and Layla “TK Layla” Abbott. Overseeing the tournament will be Tournament and Events Manager, Umar ‘Maru’ Aswat, with the support of admins Nicole ‘Wolf’ Sølvmose, and Jorden ‘Raen’ Dakin-White, as well as Observer Samantha “Benolot” Fry. The production for the Huntress Trials tournament will be overseen by Jakob “Atroix” Szmyt and will include his Esports Production Year 2 students at Confetti College (@Confetti_ICT). We are delighted that we are able to assist with the grassroots development of future production staff as well as grassroots players.

Gin Rai from Confetti College said “We at Confetti are excited to work with Rix and the Huntress Trials. This is another great opportunity to provide our students with real broadcast production experience whilst elevating recognition for women and marginalised genders in esports.”

Teams interested in participating can sign up via our form by Wednesday, 16th February at 21:00 GMT. Only the first 32 eligible teams will be allowed to participate. This tournament is only for female and marginalised gender teams.

Country restrictions are set by VALORANT and Riot Games tournament licenses. For the purpose of this tournament, teams must have the majority of their players from a qualified region. Rix.GG has been granted an EU license though some country restrictions may apply.

First Prize: £1000 GBP

Second Prize: £500 GBP

Third and Fourth Prize: £250 GBP Saturday

Date: 19 February 2022

Time: 12:00 PM GMT

Sunday

Date: 20 February 2022

Time: 12:00 PM GMT

Main Broadcast: RixGG_TV

Bracket: ChallengerMode

Format: 5v5; Single-Elimination; Best of 3 (Bo3) including the final

Rules: Huntress Trials – VALORANT – Tournament Rules – February

Eligible countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Island, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (UK)

This tournament is not endorsed or supported by Riot Games.

We’ll see you there, good luck to all the teams entering the tournament!

#EsportsisforEveryone

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