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Mobile developer and tool maker N3twork secures $40 million in funding

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 16:04

Mobile game company N3twork has secured $40 million in Series C funding to expand its first-party games portfolio, live publishing platform, and media network. ...

Pokemon Sword and Shield have topped 6 million sales worldwide

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 14:49

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have sold over 6 million units worldwide in one week, becoming the fastest-selling Switch game to date. ...

Pour les fêtes de fin d’année, 20 milliards d’euros devraient être dépensés sur Internet

Lemonde Technologies - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:42
La journée du Black Friday, le 29 novembre, marquera le coup d’envoi des courses de Noël. La France compte désormais 40,5 millions d’acheteurs en ligne.

'Perpetual franchises' are key to Activision Blizzard's strategy, says CEO Kotick

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 23:01

A recent interview with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick offers a look at the longtime exec's perspective on the video game industry, alongside a handful of curious anecdotes from his 28-year career. ...

Get a job: Sucker Punch Productions is hiring an Encounter Designer

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 21:05

We†™re looking for an Encounter Designer who knows how to meld interesting layouts and challenging enemies into compelling game encounters. ...

Video: Inside the art design of Firewatch

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 21:01

In this 2015 GDC talk Firewatch artist Jane Ng discuss the challenges of translating a bold 2D graphic style into the game's vibrant 3D environments.  ...

New studio Dream Games raises $7.5 million to fuel mobile game development

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:20

The freshly founded Turkish mobile game studio Dream Games has raised $7.5 million in a funding round led by Makers Fund. ...

Steam's online couch co-op feature Remote Play Together leaves beta

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:41

The Remote Play Together feature that allows Steam users to play local co-op games together has left beta, opening its use up to Steam†™s entire playerbase, as well those on iOS and Android. ...

Don't Miss: Shenmue director Yu Suzuki shares his unique approach to game design

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:02

In this classic video, Shenmue director and designer Yu Suzuki appears onstage at GDC 2000 to talk frankly (with the help of an interpreter) about his unique approach to game design. ...

Writing great video game characters with Brandon Sheffield - GDC Podcast ep. 4

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:34

Brandon Sheffield is lead writer on Lab Zero's excellent action RPG platformer Indivisible. Find out how he injects humor, emotions, and personality into Indivisible's dozens of characters. ...

GDC 2020 debuts new Summit to help devs find funding and forge deals!

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:56

The new Game Funding & Investment Summit will bring together game developers, investors, and deal-makers to help build new projects and partnerships! ...

GDC YouTube Top 5: NYU Game Center director Frank Lantz

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:44

For November, we bring you the top GDC YouTube picks from Frank Lantz, director of NYU Game Center and a veteran of the game industry. ...

Take-Two leads $20 million funding round into Spellbreak developer Proletariat

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:08

Spellbreak developer Proletariat has secured $20 million in Series C funding to ramp up production on the fantasy battle royale title. ...

Former Arkane devs Raphael Colantonio and Julien Roby set up WolfEye Studios

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:04

Two former key developers at Dishonored and Prey dev Arkane Studios have formed a new studio and set out to try new ideas and approaches away from the world of triple-A development. ...

Report: Pokemon Sword and Shield have sold over 1.36 million retail copies in Japan

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:33

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have amassed over 1.36 million physical sales in Japan during their first three days on shelves. ...

Blockchain-based game studio Mythical Games nets $19 million in funding

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:51

Mythical Games, the LA-based studio established last year by a group of former Activision devs, has raised $19 million in venture funding. ...

Mobile party app Bunch nets $3.85M from Supercell, Tencent, and others

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:13

A group of notable game companies including Supercell, Tencent, and Riot Games have invested $3.85 million into mobile party app, Bunch. ...

Blog: DreamHack Atlanta 2019 - A Neko Ghost, Jump! showcase postmortem

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:00

We talk in-depth about our experience showcasing Neko Ghost, Jump! for the first time at a convention. All the struggles and wins. ...

Designing the drunken dialogue puzzles in Night School Studio's Afterparty

Gamasutra - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 07:32

Afterparty co-director Adam Hines of Night School Studio breaks down the design direction for the game's drunken dialogue puzzles. ...


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