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Video: Building explosive 8-bit Nintendo eSports the Tetris World Championship way

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:45

In this 2019 GDC talk, Hitsparks Games' Chris Tang explores how the Classic Tetris World Championship format makes the most of Tetris for the Nintendo Entertainment System. ...

Don't Miss: Fine-tuning the balance of sandbox and RPG in Dragon Quest Builders

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:41

"Our team found the building and survival elements in the sandbox genre to be really fun, but that type of game often lacks overall objectives, and some players aren't sure what they should be doing. ...

Interview with Max from Welcome To Monday! - GildedOctopusStudios - GameDev.net

Google game jam - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:16
Interview with Max from Welcome To Monday! - GildedOctopusStudios  GameDev.net

If you like robots or indie games then this interview is for you. 1: Hi, I'm: Max with Welcome to Monday 2: Twitter Handle / Other Social Media My twitter handle is ...

Gears 5 saw 3 million players during launch week through Game Pass and retail

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:50

The Coalition's Gears 5 attracted over 3 million players in the early days of its launch, a launch that Xbox says makes the game the biggest launch of any Xbox Game Studios-developed title on the Xbox One. ...

PSA: Upload your resume to Gamasutra's job boards!

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:23

Here's a friendly reminder that Gamasutra's job boards are the best place to find your next job in the game industry - upload your resume and land the job you want! ...

How To Find New Indie Games - Forbes

Google game jam - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:00
How To Find New Indie Games  Forbes

Like most people, my entry point to games wasn't a small indie title—it was Super Mario Bros., or Final Fantasy X, depending on how you want to look at it.

Borderlands 3 has nearly doubled Borderlands 2's peak concurrents record on PC

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:46

Borderlands 3, released last week on the Epic Games Store, has already surpassed the all-time peak concurrent players record set by its numbered predecessor, Borderlands 2, on PC. ...

Report: The PS4 has sold-through 30 million units in the United States

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 14:53

The PlayStation 4 has now sold-through 30 million units in the United States alone, according to the latest figures from analyst Niko Partners. ...

Blog: The difference of accessibility vs. playability in game design

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:57

Today's post looks at the growing conversations around accessibility when discussing game design, and how there's another aspect of making titles that can be enjoyed by a wider audience. ...

U.S. mobile developer Scopely expands into Asia with new Japan office

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:49

U.S. mobile game developer-publisher Scopely is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of a new office in Japan. ...

Outstanding Ideas - Ed Logg on Asteroids and Gauntlet

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 06:02

In an interview published in Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room, legendary designer Ed Logg reflects on two of his biggest hits. ...

Dinkum, or When Animal Crossing Goes Australia — Exclusive Interview - Only Single Player

Google game jam - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 20:00
Dinkum, or When Animal Crossing Goes Australia — Exclusive Interview  Only Single Player

Dinkum is an Australian take on Animal Crossing, and it has us excited. Find out more about it in our interview with creator James Bendon.

Video Game Deep Cuts: Apple Arcade's Blasphemous Ring Fit

Gamasutra - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 15:10

This week's highlights include some views on Apple Arcade, looks at the latest games, including the very gothic Blasphemous, the odd new Switch fitness title Ring Fit Adventure, & more. ...

Get a job: Sucker Punch Productions, Wizards of the Coast, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 21:37

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

Sea of Thieves adds microtransaction store in latest update

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 21:03

Up until now, all new content for the Rare-developed title has been included in free updates. ...

Don't Miss: Designing for horror and hope in A Plague Tale: Innocence

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 19:45

The developers behind A Plague Tale: Innocence share some insight on developing horrifying rat swarms and meaningful narrative moments. ...

Video: Deterministic vs. replicated AI: Building For Honor's battlefield

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 19:18

In this 2017 GDC talk For Honor devs Frederic Doll and Xavier Guilbeault explain how Ubisoft created a big, active battlefield on the backbone of a distributed peer-to-peer deterministic simulation. ...

IGF 2020 Inspiration: Grand Prize winner Return of the Obra Dinn

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:56

Get inspired, and then get moving: GDC organizers still accepting submissions for the 2020 Independent Games Festival, but you've gotta get your game in before September 30th! ...

Blog: NetEase drives mobile games business in Japan, Tencent targets emerging markets

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:36

NetEase has found success in Japan with a handful of carefully tailored, stand-out mobile titles, but Chinese competitor Tencent is instead focusing its efforts on emerging territories. ...

Discord cuts games from paid subscription plan after Nitro Games fails to take off

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:07

Discord†™s monthly Nitro subscription is removing free game offerings from its list of perks, a decision the company says it made because the games offered simply weren†™t being played. ...


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