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Indie publisher Private Division splits from Swedish dev The Outsiders

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:00

Private Division, the indie publishing label owned by Take-Two, has parted ways with Swedish developer The Outsiders. ...

Blog: Crowdfunding and tabletop games - A 2019 mid-year update

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:14

ICO Partners' very own Thomas Bidaux looks at the state of board games on Kickstarter in the first half of 2019. ...

Nintendo is boosting Switch battery life through a slight hardware refresh

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

Nintendo is releasing an upgraded version of the original Switch that will offer more battery life for your buck. ...

Q& A: Designing for deception in Werewolf-inspired Project Winter

Gamasutra - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:01

There are a lot of survival games out there these days, but none that are quite like Other Ocean's Project Winter. We speak with Other Ocean to dig into this Werewolf-inspired multiplayer game of deception. ...

GOG puts Heaven's Vault up for sale after declining to sell the game at launch

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:11

The CD Projekt-owned storefront GOG has walked back an earlier decision about Inkle Studios' Heaven's Vault, announcing that it has changed its mind and will now sell the game on the digital store. ...

Gearbox wants crossplay in Borderlands 3, but it won't launch with it

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:39

Gearbox wants Borderlands 3 to be one of a growing number of games that have bridged the console gap for online multiplayer, but the feature won't be in the game on day one. ...

Get a job: iGotcha Studios is hiring a Unity Developer

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:15

iGotcha Studios is looking for a passionate programmer ready to join an exciting, growing studio. ...

Designing experimental game Cultist Simulator for commercial success

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:36

In this 2019 GDC talk, Weather Factory's Alexis Kennedy discusses the challenges and the advantages of the decisions made while creating the studio's digital tabletop sect sim Cultist Simulator. ...

GameStop taps design firm R/GA to help keep its stores relevant

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:10

Struggling retailer GameStop is working with design firm R/GA to come up with new designs for its storefronts that offer 'streamlined' venues focused on things like eSports, or retro games. ...

Don't Miss: 20 difficult games worth revisiting and learning from

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:38

In this classic feature 20 games with intriguing, influential, or otherwise notable difficulty systems are profiled to help game devs broaden their perspective on difficulty and learn some new tricks! ...

Sharpsburg camp gives teens a glimpse of gaming design - TribLIVE

Google game jam - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:05
Sharpsburg camp gives teens a glimpse of gaming design  TribLIVE

Ten lucky teens from Sharpsburg, Etna and Millvale got the chance to attend an intensive hands-on gaming camp at Sharpsburg Community Library where they ...

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

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:03

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! ...

Ubisoft's Uplay+ subscription library launches this fall with 100+ games

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:00

Ubisoft has offered more details on the games that will be available under its Uplay+ subscription service when the service launches this fall. ...

GDC 2020 opens call for 'Core Concepts' submissions!

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:58

Are you doing great work in game dev? Answer the GDC 2020 call for submissions to present lectures, panels & roundtables in the rebranded 'Core' line of talks, now open through Thursday, August 15th! ...

UK publisher Merge Games creates $4 million indie game fund

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:49

UK publisher Merge Games has created a $4 million indie games fund to help smaller devs finance their projects and extend their marketing reach. ...

Kickstarter suspends funding campaign for online game RAW over honesty concerns

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:16

Kickstarter has pulled the plug on the funding campaign for RAW, a sandbox MMORPG inspired by Grand Theft Auto Online and Rust. ...

NetEase nabs minority stake in Dead by Daylight dev Behaviour Interactive

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:27

Chinese internet and online game company NetEase Games has picked up a minority stake in Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive. ...

Blog: The secrets of dynamic difficulty adjustment

Gamasutra - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:55

Have you ever played a game that punished you for doing well, or went easy on you when you struggled? That's an example of Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment gone wrong. ...

Hayfever Lets You Sneeze Across the World, Coming to PC/Mac Early 2020 - TechRaptor

Google game jam - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:00
Hayfever Lets You Sneeze Across the World, Coming to PC/Mac Early 2020  TechRaptor

Zordix Publishing and Pixadome have announced Hayfever, a retro-inspired platformer where you sneeze your way through levels. No, really. You take on the ...

Hayfever Lets You Sneeze Across the World, Coming to PC/Mac Early 2020 - TechRaptor

Google game jam - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:00
Hayfever Lets You Sneeze Across the World, Coming to PC/Mac Early 2020  TechRaptor

Hayfever is a game where a mailman with allergies will sneeze his way through over a hundred platformer levels to recover lost mail. No, really.

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