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Sales continue to slide downhill as GameStop continues its reboot

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 22:11

For the quarter ending August 3, GameStop saw a 21.2 percent increase in collectibles year over year, but nearly every other source of income saw a year-over-year decrease in sales. ...

Don't Miss: How Maxis avoided sequel-itis on The Sims 2

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 21:29

In this classic postmortem from Game Developer magazine, Lucy Bradshaw and the Maxis team recount what went right and what went wrong during development. ...

BAFTA shuffles categories for 2020 Games Awards as submissions open

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 19:28

BAFTA has removed the mobile game category from the running for the 2020 award show, and added several technical categories to the next iteration of the long-running event. ...

Video: How to get a job writing for games

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 19:02

In this 2019 GDC talk, Zak Garriss and Tracey John demystify the application process and provide some understanding of how to break into the field for aspiring game writers and narrative designers. ...

Apple Arcade offers up 100+ exclusive(-ish) mobile games for $4.99 a month

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 17:26

In short, the subscription library opens up to iPhone, Mac, and iPad users on September 19 in 150 countries and brings subscribers access to 100+ semi-exclusive titles. ...

From XR in architecture to VR movies, here's what to see at XRDC 2019

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 17:07

If you're coming out to XRDC in San Francisco next month, take a moment to look over some of the program highlights of this premier AR/VR/MR innovation conference before you arrive! ...

Someone Remade Sid Meier's Civilization in Microsoft Excel - Niche Gamer

Google game jam - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 17:00
Someone Remade Sid Meier's Civilization in Microsoft Excel  Niche Gamer

Fans have recreated video games in other games or on other platforms for some time now – however we've learned someone is completely recreating the the ...

Nintendo wins UK court case over Nintendo Switch piracy and modification

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:49

A UK court has ruled that five of the country†™s major ISPs are now required to "block or at least impede access" to certain websites that facilitate Switch piracy. ...

Pitch your great game writing talk for the GDC 2020 Game Narrative Summit!

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:21

Are you an experienced game narrative expert with something to share? Pitch a talk to the GDC 2020 Game Narrative Summit, which aims to showcase game narrative innovation in all its forms! ...

Blog: How music enhances virtual presence - Part 3

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 15:08

Video game composer Winifred Phillips shares ideas from her GDC 2019 talk, How Music Enhances Virtual Presence. Part 3: Game Music and Empathy. Included are practical examples and video demonstrations. ...

Designing the satisfying space combat of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

Gamasutra - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 07:37

Travis Baldree, co-founder at Double Damage, digs into the design that makes Rebel Galaxy Outlaw's combat some of the must fun, accessible space encounters in recent memory. ...

Get a job: Bending Spoons is hiring a Game Lead

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 22:22

Bending Spoons is looking for a Game Lead to join its team in Milan, Italy. ...

Camera hack reveals PT's ghost is legitimately always just offscreen

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 22:12

The ghost stalking players in PT is actually trailing behind them all the way through the short game, unbeknownst to players until now. ...

RetroArch brings real-time translation to emulated games

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 20:45

The team behind the emulator frontend RetroArch has rolled out a feature that translates emulated games on the fly. ...

Don't Miss: 7 great examples of foreshadowing in games that devs should study

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:39

Foreshadowing is a valuable tool that every game maker should have in their arsenal, so we reached out to some devs who know their stuff for tips and examples of games that do it well. ...

Video: How to survive and thrive as a small studio without a big hit

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:13

In this 2019 GDC panel, Christopher Langmuir, Theresa Duringer and Tanya X. Short give realistic examples of how to run a small game studio without a surprise runaway hit. ...

Headliner: NoviNews Makes For A Top Story In Our Review - GameSpace.com

Google game jam - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:00
Headliner: NoviNews Makes For A Top Story In Our Review  GameSpace.com

Headliner: NoviNews has hit the headlines on the Nintendo Switch and we picked up a copy to see if it's more than just a rerun of yesterday's news.

Headliner: NoviNews Makes For A Top Story In Orr Review - GameSpace.com

Google game jam - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:00
Headliner: NoviNews Makes For A Top Story In Orr Review  GameSpace.com

Headliner: NoviNews has hit the headlines on the Nintendo Switch and we picked up a copy to see if it's more than just a rerun of yesterday's news.

Drivetime grabs $11 million in funding for voice-powered games for drivers

Gamasutra - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 18:55

Drivetime has raised $11 million in additional funding to further its handsfree iOS and Android game platform of the same name. To date, Drivetime has raised a total of $15 million. ...

FREE Celeste DLC out today on all platforms + up to 50% off main game - 9to5Toys

Google game jam - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 17:15
FREE Celeste DLC out today on all platforms + up to 50% off main game  9to5Toys

Not only are we getting some free Celeste DLC today in the form of Chapter 9: Farwell, but we are also seeing a very notable price drop on the main experience.

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