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Logitech acquires streaming software maker Streamlabs for $89 million

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 15:27

Logitech has agreed to acquire live streaming software and tools company Streamlabs for $89 million in cash. ...

Naughty Dog drops online mode from The Last of Us Part II to focus on single-player

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 14:21

Naughty Dog has revealed The Last of Us Part II will be a single-player only affair, unlike the original game which shipped with an online mode called Factions. ...

Ubisoft opens new mobile and instant game studio in Vietnam

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 13:36

The new opening was made to bolster the company's mobile workforce in Asia, and give the developer more room to maneuver in the fast-moving mobile market. ...

Designing the varied control schemes of multi-animal wonder Lost Ember

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 06:48

In Mooneye Studios' upcoming game Lost Ember, players control a wide variety of animals, including a wolf, a duck, an otter, and more. Developer Tobias Graff told us how the studio tackled the many-animal problem. ...

More like Microsoft than Apple: Carmack wants Oculus to keep older VR games alive

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 22:09

Cross-platform VR compatibility is one area where Oculus has made recent strides, and CTO John Carmack hopes that the company keeps those developments coming as VR continues to grow as a platform. ...

Get a job: Level Ex is hiring a UI Artist

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 21:07

Level Ex is looking for a versatile UI Artist to help it make games for NASA. ...

Video: Practical tips for designing memorable characters

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 21:02

In this 2017 GDC talk, concept artists Simon Stafsnes Andersen, Laurel Austin, Claire Hummel, Richard Lyons and Justin Thavirat share their ideas on how to create compelling characters. ...

Capybara Games co-founder Nathan Vella is leaving the studio after 16 years

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 20:46

Nathan Vella, one of the founding devs behind Below developer Capybara Games, is departing the Canadian studio he helped found back in 2003. ...

Carmack: Lessons from the Gear VR paved the way for Oculus' current mobile VR

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 20:13

Oculus CTO John Carmack discusses some of the Gear VR's shortcomings and how lessons from the phone-powered VR headset led to improvements in other portable VR products. ...

Don't Miss: Behind the colorful music wheel of Wandersong

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 18:59

Wandersong's Greg Lobanov digs into the game's intriguing color wheel of song, why he crafted an aesthetic around a 'rainbow of sound', and how he designed puzzles solvable by singing. ...

The Strong Museum receives grant to fund exhibit on the cultural impact of video games

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 16:39

The grant aims to fund the creation of a 24,000-foot exhibit exploring the influence of electronic games on cultural history. ...

3 great reasons you should be at premier AR/VR event XRDC next month!

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 15:51

Whether you've attended XRDC before or not, this year's event promises new opportunities for you to see some of the cutting-edge work being done in AR/VR/XR and learn from luminaries in the field. ...

Frogwares says publisher Focus Home is wrongfully delisting games

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 14:48

The Sinking City and Sherlock Holmes developer Frogwares claims its livelihood is under threat after publisher Focus Home Interactive began unfairly pulling some of its games from digital storefronts. ...

Improbable acquires online game dev company The Multiplayer Guys

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 14:00

SpatialOS-maker Improbable has acquired multiplayer games services company The Multiplayer Guys for an undisclosed fee. ...

Blog: Digging into the development of Creature in the Well with Bohdon Sayre

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 13:33

Bohdon Sayre (or Bo) is the programmer for Creature in the Well, a game that has recently been released and has been coined by fans as a pinball hack and slash adventure game. ...

Knights And Bikes: Turning aesthetic mood into gameplay

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 06:53

Foam Sword co-founder Rex Crowle discusses the intertwining of gameplay and visual aesthetics in Knights And Bikes. ...


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