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Game Discoverabilityland: The Season Of Discovery

The newest roundup on game discovery includes news on Xbox Summer Games Fest, PlayStation Indies, Apple Arcade/iOS news, and lots more. ...

Posted on 3 July 2020 | 2:00 pm

EVO co-founder/CEO Joey Cuellar removed after sexual abuse allegations

EVO 2020 has been canceled after a number of sexual harassment claims were made against organization co-founder Joey 'MrWizard' Cuellar, who has since been removed from his role as CEO.  ...

Posted on 3 July 2020 | 1:49 pm

Understanding how to implement a prototype (or 'template') system in The Machinery

In The Machinery, we call our templates prototypes and in this blog post, I†™ll describe how our prototype system works and try to explain why we made the choices we did. ...

Posted on 3 July 2020 | 1:27 pm

Blog: The subtle manipulation of mobile games

Freemium and mobile games make use of a lot of unfortunately shady practices to get people to pay and play, and I want to talk about some of the less overt examples in today's post. ...

Posted on 3 July 2020 | 1:20 pm

Take-Two Interactive†™s NBA 2K21 will cost $10 more on next-gen consoles

It's too early to tell if this new MSRP is an outlier or a next-generation norm. ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 10:13 pm

Get a job: Futureplay is hiring a Senior Game Animator

The ideal candidate is a detail oriented, versatile artist who shows excellent drawing skills and can employ a variety of styles and techniques. ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 9:36 pm

'Change starts today' says Ubisoft CEO, after years of allegations arise

Ubisoft's Yves Guillemot has announced a series of changes after years-worth of allegations of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse emerged. ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 9:19 pm

Zynga acquires Toon Blast developer Peak for $1.85 billion

Zynga has closed a $1.85 billion deal to acquire mobile game developer Peak.  ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 8:32 pm

Opinion: Backlash to criticism harms The Last of Us Part II

Backlash to criticism of The Last of Us: Part II only adds to toxicity around discussing the game, says contributing editor Bryant Francis. ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 7:44 pm

Video: Balancing accessibility with depth to make vehicles feel great

In this 2018 GDC talk Criterion Games' Matthew Harris explore good principles for video game vehicle design that can apply to everything from racecars and X-Wings. ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 7:23 pm

Westworld creators take aim at Fallout in upcoming Amazon Studios series

The minds behind HBO's Westworld adaptation are working with Amazon on a live action show based on Bethesda's Fallout series. creators ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 5:34 pm

COVID-19 and pivot towards game development lead to layoffs at Kongregate

Kongregate has laid off a, reportedly sizable, portion of its staff, a decision the company says in a statement to Gamasutra was set in motion by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 4:03 pm

Learn id's early coding principles from John Romero at GDC Summer

Next month GDC Summer attendees will have a rare opportunity to learn about the codebase that powered id's earliest, most influential games from co-creator (and game industry veteran) John Romero. ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 3:49 pm

Paradox Interactive acquires Playrion Game Studio to help with mobile push

Swedish developer-publisher Paradox Interactive has acquired French "mobile-focused" developer Playrion Game Studio for an undisclosed fee. ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 3:14 pm

Blog: Four tips for amazing audio design

Good sound design can transform a game but often gets overlooked. Luckily, it's easier today to create great sound and audio without a technical background. ...

Posted on 2 July 2020 | 3:00 pm