"Oh, I don't know--but I love my garden, and I love working in it. To potter with green, growing things, watching each day to see the dear, new sprouts come up, is like taking a hand in creation, I think. Just now my garden is like faith--the substance of things hoped for. But bide a wee."
<p>(This article was originally published on our sister site PocketGamer.biz)</p><p>The Global VR Challenge is fast approaching, and the entries are piling in. However, this may be a little too soon for those developers that are not quite ready to enter.</p><p>So, if you're one of those developers, then we've got some good news! That's because, in order to allow more developers to enter the Global VR Challenge, Steel Media have extended the deadline for entries.</p><p>As such, developers now have until midnight on Monday 20th June to submit their VR concepts / games.</p><p>Still unsure whether you qualify? Well, it's actually quite simple:</p>This competition is open to all independent developers.Submitted games must be either a new concept or original idea that is currently unreleased, or a VR title released in the last 6 months which hasn’t been published in the Chinese market.Entries must be suitable for either mobile or PC-based VR.Those shortlisted for the final stage in China will be required to submit their game for judging on relevant DeePoon hardware (hardware and support will be provided by DeePoon).Entries will need to have at least one member of their team with a valid passport and able to travel to China on July 25th – 30th.<p>A complete set of rules can be found at the following link.</p><p>In order to enter, developers must submit a description of their game / concept, along with any assets available, via the Global VR Gaming Challenge website.</p><p>Of course, to make sure that nobody is at a disadvantage, anyone who has already submitted, will be able to update their entry by resubmitting at any point up until this new deadline.</p><p>That's not all though, as with this new deadline we can also announce that this will then be followed by the first stage of judging on Friday 24th June.</p><p>All in all, with some of the hottest VR concepts already submitted, alongside $35,000 in cash alongside a trip to China and VR hardware on offer, the Global VR Challenge is certainly looking set to be one of the most exciting events in this year's VR calendar.</p>
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<p>Platonic Games' Sweet Sin Superstars is a rhythm game with anime-inspired visuals that’s out on iOS and Android today.</p><p>In Sweet Sins Superstars, you fight enemies to beat of the music track while playing as different characters. You level up their special skills, collect powerful Miimo pets and beat powerful enemies. There are many different musical worlds to discover, each one covering a different genre of music including J-Pop, K-Pop, rock, electro swing, EDM and house.</p><p>The gameplay is easy and intuitive, as you’re simply tapping left and right to fight enemies to the repetitive beat of the music track that plays in the background. In addition to that, if you’re finding it too easy or too hard, there are multiple difficulty levels that you can fine tune to find the right balance that works for you.</p><p>Sweet Sins Superstars is being developed by Platonic Games (not to be confused by Playtonic Games), and there’s enough variety here that you shouldn’t get bored throughout its campaign. There are more than 20 characters with unique skills to level up and many different scenarios and bosses that it will keep you engaged for its entirety.</p><p>Sweet Sins Superstars is a sequel to Platonic Games’ previous Sweet Sins endless runner game. The Spanish indie studio has also launched mobile titles like Sailor Cats, Monkey Roll and Kawaii Kitchen, games which all use a similar cute anime art style. If you’re a fan of anime, cute things or rhythm games, it might be worth checking out Sweet Sins Superstars and the rest of Platonic’s library.</p><p>You can download Sweet Sins Superstars for free from the iOS App Store or Google Play for Android.</p>If you like puzzle games and want to learn about more you can play on Android, check out the list we've got here that lists our top 25!
<p>Square Enix seems to be having a tough go of it, according to its latest fiscal report, showing significant losses for the past six months despite some pretty big releases in that time period.</p><p>Octopath Traveler launched this summer and was, generally speaking, a critical success, selling out regularly weeks after its release. Square Enix also launched Shadow of the Tomb Raider this fall, but it wasn’t enough to stop the company from taking $33 million USD in losses for the last six-month period ending on September 30. That’s . . . not great.</p><p>Square Enix credits the financial loss to changes with Luminous Productions, a subsidiary to the company comprised of former Final Fantasy XV developers. Luminous decided to veer away from non-video game content like movies to focus on AAA video games, which led to some of Square Enix’s financial troubles.</p><p>Overall, 2018 has seen quite a few hits to Square Enix’s financials, which can also be attributed to under-performance in the mobile space.</p><p>Will this keep Square Enix from working on smaller scale projects like Octopath Traveler and Bravely Default? Share your thoughts in the comments.</p>
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