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Dreaming Spires: Dynamic narrative, layer by layer

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 09:51

Jon Ingold of Inkle goes in-depth on the studio's upcoming game Pendragon, which ties a dynamic narrative engine to a chess-like strategy game. ...

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Mario Steamroller Monster Train

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 17:05

The latest link roundup incudes the notable games of the week, Mario steamrolling bootleg Nintendo cartridges, and a unique new FMV game based around delivery driving, among others! ...

Blog: Narrative vs. gameplay - A toolbox for harmonious coexistence

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 22:01

How to tell your story while the player is enjoying your game? A list of where, how, when, you should deliver your narrative to maximize both gameplay and story experience. ...

Video: A new strategy for narrative desigers

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 19:32

Learn a new way to develop your game's narrative design in this 2020 GDC Virtual Talk. ...

Get a job: Visual Concepts is looking for a Senior Systems Designer

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 19:23

The folks at Visual Concepts are looking for a Systems Designer to work on a brand new game. ...

Don't Miss: Designing the Elusive Targets system in 2016's Hitman

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 19:03

"Playing an Elusive Target in a level you have fully mastered gives you the experience of being the apex predator. No matter what might be in store, you have the tools and experience to handle it." ...

Italy announces fund to support country's game studios during COVID-19 crisis

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 18:09

The Italian government will now provide for financial support for the country's game development studios in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, which has struck the country with exceptional ferocity. ...

The IGDA debuts standards, reporting system to curb bad industry behavior

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:37

Game developers can now submit reports about bad behavior from companies and events to the IGDA. ...

Amazon Games and Bandai Namco are bringing a free Pac-Man game to Twitch

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:33

Amazon Games and Bandai Namco have partnered on a brand new Pac-Man experience called Pac-Man Live Studio that will be playable directly through Twitch. ...

Blog: Launch day depression (and why i'm over it)

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 15:06

I can't tell you how many times I cried, yelled, and even curled up in a ball during the launch of my previous game Pinstripe. For my next game Neversong, this launch has been freeing. Here's why. ...

Fortnite is morphing into a movie theater with help from Christopher Nolan

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:13

For its next trick, Epic Games battle royale shooter Fortnite will morph into a virtual movie theater to host a showing of an unnamed Christopher Nolan movie. ...

Blog: Building an MMO screensaver

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:07

In this article I talk about how I designed a MMO screensaver, including techniques I used to synchronise the world and how I built the multiplayer side. ...

Magic Leap withdraws conditional layoff notices after raising $350 million

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:04

Augmented reality company Magic Leap has raised $350 million in funding from existing and new investors. ...

From pen-and-paper to blockouts: How level designers craft iconic stealthy encounters

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 10:37

Level designers with a particular penchant for stealth share their go-to approaches for creating sneaky moments in games like Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Dishonored 2, and more. ...

Don't Miss: A classic game postmortem of Westwood Studios' Command & Conquer

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 19:45

Four of the minds behind the 1995 release Command & Conquer sat down at GDC to share an hour-long deep dive into the creation of the classic RTS game. ...

An extensive look at Maxis' short stint in serious simulation games

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 16:53

If you've got time for a long read about a beloved game maker's foray into for-hire simulation games for the likes of Chevron and the EPA, The Obscuritory has you covered. ...

What to expect from an all-digital GDC Summer? A chat with GM Katie Stern

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 15:53

This August's GDC Summer will be the most comprehensive all-digital version of GDC to ever take place. Conference GM Katie Stern explains what attendees can expect from the show. ...

Blog: Demystifying C#'s under-utilized superpower for game development

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 15:01

An introduction, overview, and deep dive on the power of C#'s Attributes. ...

G2A to pay Factorio dev $39,600 after allowing illegal game key sales

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 15:00

G2A has pledged to pay Factorio developer Wube Software nearly $40,000 for facilitating the sale of illegal game keys. ...

EA is releasing the source code for Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 13:21

EA is releasing the source code for Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red Alert under the GPL version 3.0. license. ...


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