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PUBG Corp and Tencent Games have developer a lighter mobile version of online battle royale third-person shooter PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile Lite features fewer system requirements and memory, allowing more people to enjoy the mayhem. It’s available now on the Google Play store for Android phones.
PUBG Mobile Lite has a reduced download size of 490 MB, and can be played on mobile devices that have less than 2 GB RAM. To compensate for the reduction, the battle map is smaller. Player match sized has been reduced to 60, and matches last only 10 minutes.
Other changes in PUBG Mobile Lite include enhanced aim assistance, removing bullet drop, suppressing weapon recoil, and allowing for healing while moving. Building density and loot have been increased to help create faster matches. All of these features are designed to improve the online multiplayer experience when playing with a less than optimal internet connection and/or mobile device.
The original PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. PUBG Mobile is available on iOS and Android mobile devices. PUBG Mobile Lite is available on Android only. All versions are rated M for Mature.
The Historical Adventures of Daniela is the result of a successful collaborative classroom project from Primary Education Rural School Miguel Hernandez and Software Development Vocational Education and Training School IES Campanillas at Technological Park of Andalusia in Malaga, Spain. The 2D puzzle-platformer is now available on PC (itch.io) and Android for free, and serves as an interesting glimpse into how kids design games.
Although it was obviously developed and designed in Spanish, it’s also available in English, German, and Italian. The video game project took both groups of students six months as they worked through 2D and 3D design, development, audio, testing, and release.
In the game Daniela travels back through history, traveling through six different levels to return to her own time.
The Historical Adventures of Daniela has won several awards, including Digital Skills Awards Spain 2019, Best Entrepreneurship Educational Project, and Best Indie Game from Gamepolis 2019.
IES Campanillas is a vocational school that specializes in website and app development to teach programming skills. Creating full video games serves as an important output for motivation and executing design practices.
The Historical Adventures of Daniela is available now for free on PC and mobile devices.
Fortnite continues to break records, this time for competitive esports. The Fortnite World Cup, which took place July 26-28 in New York City, reached 2.3 million concurrent viewers on YouTube and Twitch, making it the single most-watched competitive gaming event (outside China) in history. And that doesn’t include fans watching through other social media platforms.
The Fortnite World Cup brought the best players in the world together for championship Solo and Duos matches, a Creative Finals, and a Charity Pro-Am. The World Cup was the culmination of 10 weeks of qualifier matches, including over 40 million players from over 200 countries. The three-day sold-out event hosted over 19,000 fans at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. In case you were wondering, Fortnite is still pretty popular.
Here is the list of all the top winners from each event:
Fortnite World Cup Solos Winner: $3,000,000
Bugha – $3,000,000
Fortnite World Cup Duos Winners: $3,000,000 (split)
Aqua – $1,500,000
Nyhrox – $1,500,000
Fortnite World Cup Creative Winners: $1,345,000 (split)
Cizzorz – $336,250
Hiimtylerh – $336,250
Suezhoo – $336,250
Zand – $336,250
Fortnite World Cup Charity Pro-Am: $1,000,000 (split)
Airwaks – $500,000
RL Grime – $500,000
You can see the full standings here.
Over the weekend Epic Games announced the Fortnite Champion Series, beginning with the next season, Season X. Every week players can compete to become Season X champions, with a prize pool of millions of dollars. A leaderboard will be added to track your own progress and follow your favorite players.
Fortnite Season X begins tomorrow, August 1.