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Get a job: Insomniac Games, Deep Silver Volition, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 21:32

Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...

Legislators condemn action against Hearthstone pro in letter to Activision Blizzard CEO

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 20:31

United States senators and representatives have penned a letter to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, condemning Blizzard's decision to punish a Hearthstone player's pro-Hong Kong comments. ...

Don't Miss: My Friend Pedro's journey from Flash cult hit to indie success

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 19:52

"The game grew very organically and it was all about discovering as I went along," creator Victor Agren explains in this inside look at how My Friend Pedro went from Flash cult hit to indie success. ...

Building a basic story bible for your game

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 19:02

Ubisoft Massive lead writer Anna Megill shares explains how to build a story bible for your game that can help communicate core narrative elements to the rest of your team. ...

Bigmoon Entertainment acquired by World War Z dev Saber Interactive

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 18:56

Bigmoon Entertainment, the Portugal-based studio behind the racing game Dakar 18, has been acquired by Saber Interactive and rebranded as Saber Porto. ...

Humble Monthly is lightly rebooting as Humble Choice later this year

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 18:26

Humble is giving its monthly game subscription plan Humble Monthly a fresh coat of paint, and a new tiered approach that removes the mystery from the service. ...

A look at the studio-building process at Avalanche Malmo

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 18:00

Avalanche Malmö studio manager Sara Ponnert discusses the process of building a studio from the ground up. ...

Unity is raising Pro and Plus prices for new subscriptions in 2020

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:26

Developers with existing Unity subscriptions won†™t be affected by the change, but those that sign up after January 1, 2020 will end up paying a little bit extra. ...

Downscaling, upscaling, same-scaling: Porting to Switch and under-powered consoles

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 06:58

We chatted with some of the top porting houses and the author of Arcade Perfect to find out the current state of porting games to Nintendo's immensely popular Switch. ...

Making beautifully personal games with Nina Freeman - GDC Podcast ep. 3

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 21:57

Nina Freeman is a designer at Tacoma developer Fullbright, and is also known for making intensely personal games like Cibele. She joined us to talk about how she takes autobiographical topics and turning those into brilliantly evocative games. ...

Capcom plans to 'revive dormant IP' as Resident Evil, Monster Hunter take off

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 21:28

Capcom has plans to dip into its library of older intellectual properties and breathe new life into long-dormant franchises. ...

Nintendo has sold over 15 million Switch systems in North America

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 20:46

The Nintendo Switch has officially crossed 15 million sales in North America, a milestone that includes sales of the original model as well as the recently released Nintendo Switch Lite. ...

Get a job: The Pokemon Company is hiring a Software Engineer

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 20:25

The Software Development Engineer in Online Services will work with other engineers on selection, customization, and integration of a multi-tenant Content Management System (CMS) solution. ...

Sponsored: Learn how to plan for performance and scale for multiplayer games in a free webinar

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 19:49

Learn about the pros and cons of different infrastructure implementations, and tactics to employ to maximize performance and minimize cost in this one-hour webinar! ...

Blog: My three year journey to create Don't Give Up

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 19:12

I spent three years making my first commercial game, a 7-hour RPG that told a very charming and personal story. In this blog, I reflect on my efforts from start to finish. ...

Call of Duty drops loot boxes in favor of battle passes in Modern Warfare

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:58

Past Call of Duty games have included loot boxes, a now-controversial monetization practice, but Modern Warfare publisher Activision says the latest game is taking a different approach. ...

Video: Tuning the Halo plasma rifle's muzzle velocity on Legendary difficulty

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 18:23

In this classic 2011 GDC talk Bungie's Jaime Griesemer dives into the nitty-gritty decisions of tuning one particular gun across the Halo series' many games (on the hardest difficulty mode, no less!) ...


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