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Video Game Deep Cuts: Underpricing The Gears Of Steam

Gamasutra - Sat, 09/07/2019 - 20:00

This week's highlights include why you might be underpricing your video game, a look at the debuts of Gears Of War 5 and Wilmot's Warehouse, & how Steam users see your game. ...

Get a job: Ubisoft, Wizards of the Coast, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 21:32

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

The Coalition's Gears 5 includes an expansive list of accessibility options

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 20:19

Gears 5, the latest Coalition-developed game in the long-running Gears of War series, launched this week with a refreshing number of accessibility features baked directly into the game on day one. ...

Game-focused social video platform Medal.tv raises $9 million

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 19:33

Medal.tv has secured a $9 million dollar investment to boost its service as both a video platform and a social network built around sharing short-form video game footage. ...

Don't Miss: GDC has launched a new podcast!

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:48

Game Developers Conference has a new monthly podcast! Don't miss the August episode, featuring Kris Graft and Alissa McAloon, along with game production expert Grant Shonkwiler as the first guest. ...

The role of Double Fine's publishing biz is still up in the air after joining Microsoft

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 17:13

Double Fine founder Tim Schafer says that exactly what will happen to Presents in the wake of that acquisition is still uncertain, even to those involved with the business. ...

Women’s hackathon arrives in Colombia with the Game Jam - The Bogota Post

Google game jam - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:49
Women’s hackathon arrives in Colombia with the Game Jam  The Bogota Post

For the first time in Colombia, a group of all-female developers join in this video game "hackathon", better known as Game Jam.

Blog: Unity Addressables - It's never too big to fit

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:12

You're leading a team of programmers and artists to port a good-looking PS4 VR game to Oculus Quest. You have 1 month to halve your memory budget and 6 months to complete it. What's your first move? ...

Video: Designing levels for a video game mixtape

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:59

In this 2017 GDC talk, Alejandro Quan-Madrid discusses the creation of mobile game FRKN WKND, a kind of video game mixtape that's made up of a collection of autobiographical vignette games. ...

The beauty industry is getting an AR makeover; learn how at XRDC!

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:24

Cutting-edge AR beauty tech (like augmented reality mirrors) is here; ModiFace's Jennifer Tidy will give you the inside scoop on how, why, and what it means for you at XRDC in San Francisco next month! ...

A platter of experimental discovery features are heading to Steam

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:23

Steam has rolled out a number of new and updated experimental discovery features though its Steam Labs initiative. ...

How Steam users see your game: An analysis of what players are looking for

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 13:50

"If you have wondered what you should put on your Steam store page, I have completed a research project to identify exactly what the average Steam user is looking for." ...

Celeste developers form new studio Extremely OK Games

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 13:27

The developers behind acclaimed platformer Celeste have formed a new studio called Extremely OK Games. ...

Blog: I am the cheapest bastard in indie games

Gamasutra - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 13:26

In this indie biz deep dive, we share a bunch of budget and sales numbers to show how accepting our limitations helps our business succeed. ...

VRChat raises $10 million to expand its virtual reality platform

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 21:54

VRChat, the studio behind the online community of the same name, has raised a total of $10 million at the close of a Series C funding round. ...

Get a job: Ghost of Tsushima dev Sucker Punch is hiring a QA Manager

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 21:12

You†™ll be responsible for the entire Quality Assurance process, from the strategic planning to final verification, in order to help Sucker Punch ship a best-in-class AAA game for the PlayStation console. ...

Don't Miss: From concept to doubt to reevaluation: Designing Creature in the Well

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 20:48

Like many developers, Flight School Studio wasn't sure if its game, Creature in the Well, would have the legs to be a full-fledged product. ...

Unionized Nexon staff rally for job security amid company-wide reorganization

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 20:46

Over 600 unionized Nexon employees in South Korea demonstrated this week following project cancellations and studio closures made by the company over the last several months. ...

Video: Understanding Halo 5's geometry caching optimizations

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:57

In this 2017 GDC session, Zabir Hoque and Ben Laidlaw walk you through the optimizations made to the vertex caching pipeline of Halo 5: Guardians to make the game's destruction come alive. ...

Sony's upcoming Xperia 5 phone supports the PS4's DualShock controller

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:54

Sony has baked support for the PS4's wireless DualShock controller into its upcoming smartphone offering, notably calling out Fortnite and the rise of mobile esports during a press conference on the device. ...


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