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Get a job: Insomniac, Manticore, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 22:09

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

Epic clarifies Fortnite matchmaking update amid cross-play balance concerns

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 21:57

The new matchmaking system heading to Fortnite has some players concerned, prompting Epic to share a blog post detailing why those changes came to be. ...

Don't Miss: Producing Silent Hill and the challenge of making portable games scary

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 20:28

In this 2006 feature, Gamasutra spoke with the producer for PSP title Silent Hill Origins and the Silent Hill digital novel about how one goes about making portable games scary. ...

Video: Go behind the scenes of Forza Horizon 3's mesmerizing skies

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 19:57

In this 2017 GDC talk Playground Games' Jamie Wood explains how the company developed a technique for shooting high resolution 24 hour HDR time-lapse photography in Forza Horizon 3.  ...

Obituary: Former Nintendo lawyer John Kirby

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 19:56

John Kirby, the lawyer that faced off against Universal Studios in a trademark dispute over Nintendo's Donkey Kong game and character, has passed away. ...

Croteam co-founder Alen Ladavac departs studio to join Google's Stadia team

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 19:27

Alen Ladavac, one of the original founders of Serious Sam developer Croteam, has announced he is leaving the studio to join the team at Google working on its upcoming cloud platform Google Stadia. ...

Blog: Engaging level design for combat - Part 2

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 17:50

In the second part of my blog series, I talk about the next step towards building a good combat phase, which is all about the planning and pre-production. ...

Call of Duty: Mobile passes 35 million downloads within days of launch

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:54

Call of Duty: Mobile has already surpassed 35 million downloads within just days of its debut on iOS and Android according to publisher Activision†™s internal numbers. ...

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Inspirations: Neon Nemesis, the arcade cabinet with a twist

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:22

Neon Nemesis is a remarkable feat of engineering and a one-of-a-kind arcade game, one that hopefully inspires more game devs to think outside the box and submit a project for Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2020! ...

Ubisoft, PlayStation, and Survios reveal the future of AR/VR entertainment at XRDC

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:11

We're less than two weeks away from the start of XRDC at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco, and today organizers quickly highlight some of the most exciting sessions for game devs! ...

Kickstarter controversially sends unionization to a vote after staff firings

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 15:32

Kickstarter has told staff it will recognize a union if employees vote for one in an election certified by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). ...

EA leaks personal information of 'approximately 1600' FIFA 20 players

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 14:26

EA has confirmed it leaked the personal information of "approximately 1600" players who registered for the upcoming FIFA 20 Global Series esports tournament. ...

Stardew Valley creator clarifies relationship with under-fire publisher Chucklefish

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:49

Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone has clarified his relationship with the game's publisher Chucklefish, which is accused of exploiting volunteers during the development of Starbound. ...

Blog: Unlocking the full power of Unity Animator†™s interruption feature

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:46

The interruption mechanism in Unity†™s Animator tool is often misused or completely skipped altogether, so here's a blog explaining how you can unlock its full potential. ...

Q& A: How composer Petri Alanko created the otherworldly score for Control

Gamasutra - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 06:44

We recently caught up with BAFTA nominated composer, musician, and producer Petri Alanko to learn more about his anomalous approach to audio on Control. ...

Co-founder Rick Fox files multi-million dollar lawsuit against Echo Fox partners

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 22:06

The lawsuit accuses two business partners of misleading Rick Fox and manipulating business funds, and ultimately is seeking damages in the tens of millions. ...

Get a job: BonusXP is hiring an Art Director

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 21:07

We are working on premium original titles for consoles/desktops and some high-profile licensed IPs and are a 30 person indie studio located in the Dallas, TX area. ...

Don't Miss: In It To Minit: Designing a world of one-minute adventures

Gamasutra - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 20:22

Minit devs Kitty Calis and Jan Willem Nijman open up about how they designed their one-minute adventure game to be fun but not frustrating, and why time limits are great for emphasizing player choice. ...


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