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Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Sr. Character TD

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 21:55

Character TDs at Insomniac are responsible for working with the talented team to design, implement and maintain the animation and rigging pipeline.  ...

Riot's LEC league partners with openly anti-LGBT sponsor, and Riot devs are furious

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 20:34

LEC, Riot's European esports league, named NEOM as a sponsor for its summer 2020 season, an announcement that rapidly faced criticism from players, esports casters, and Riot devs alike. ...

Video: Crafting multiplayer maps for casual and competitive play

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 19:20

In this GDC 2018 talk Hi-Rez Studios' Andrew Yoder describes key differences between designing multiplayer levels for casual vs. competitive (i.e. eSports) play, referencing his own work on Paladins. ...

Watch speedrunners break games in front of the devs who made them at GDC Summer!

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 17:02

Sometimes, the best way to learn about your game is to watch someone else play it in a way you never intended; at GDC Summer 3 notable games will be speedrun live, as a dev offers commentary! ...

Popular game pitch-off GDC Pitch returns for GDC Summer next week

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 16:05

Game Developers Conference are excited to confirm that the popular GDC Pitch event will return in a special online-only format for next week's all-digital GDC Summer! ...

Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney calls out Apple and Google for 'exploitative' platform fees

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 14:24

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has branded Apple and Google "exploitative" for imposing a 30 percent store fee on their respective mobile marketplaces. ...

Blog: Using emergent systems to improve interactive storytelling

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 12:59

In this post I point out narratological limitations within games and suggest possible solutions, based on my research and my experimental project Fabula Persona. ...

Moss developer Polyarc raises $9 million to explore AR development

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 12:57

Moss developer Polyarc has secured $9 million in Series B funding to create augmented reality experiences.  ...

Don't Miss: Composing the music of Red Dead Redemption

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 22:17

In this 2010 interview, Red Dead Redemption composers Bill Elm and Woody Jackson discuss developing the Western game's sound, comparing the experience to working on film score. ...

Get a job: Join Airship Syndicate as a Sr. VFX Artist

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 22:05

Airship is currently seeking a Senior VFX artist to help drive the creation and quality of VFX across the studio on multiple projects. ...

Video: A game dev's guide to going beyond the hype of deep learning

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 18:45

In this 2018 GDC talk EA's Magnus Nordin gives an overview of the potential of neural nets in game development, and how they can be combined with reinforcement learning to create new forms of AI. ...

Xbox Game Pass is all about the power of word-of-mouth marketing

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 17:12

"When people feel like you're over-delivering on value, they want to not only continue to use your service but they want to tell their friends about it." ...

Learn to build a workplace culture of belonging and be a better ally at GDC Summer

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 16:57

GDC organizers are happy to announce GDC Summer attendees will have access to comprehensive workshops designed to help you be a better ally and support a diverse workplace culture. ...

Get expert analysis of the State of the Industry game dev survey at GDC Summer

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 16:05

Trained industry analysts at Omia have had time to unpack the data, and at GDC Summer next month attendees will have access to their in-depth breakdown of how the coronavirus has impacted game devs. ...

DIY game platform Roblox tops 150 million monthly active users

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 15:07

Online free-to-play game platform Roblox now has over 150 million monthly active users, according to developer Roblox Corporation. ...

Op-Ed: Game development in a time of upheaval

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 14:35

"To create inclusive characters is not to surrender the creative vision, and to say that embracing diversity means losing that agency or that it is a creative burden is simply untrue and must be rejected," writes Michael Chu, newly-hired narrative director at 2K's 31st Union studio. ...

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