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Get a job: Simutronics is hiring a Technical Artist

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 22:48

Simutronics is expanding its awesome team and we are looking for a Technical Artist with experience in 3D art pipelines for games. ...

The Witcher 3 continues to sell well as CD Projekt reports rising revenue

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 22:30

CD Projekt cites "continuing strong sales" of The Witcher 3, its expansion packs, and spin-offs like Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and in-game Gwent sales as the driving forces behind rising Q3 revenue. ...

Don't Miss: Design lessons learned from a decade at Nintendo's EAD

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:25

Motoi Okamoto was a member of Shigeru Miyamoto's Entertainment Analysis and Development department for a decade. He recounts the making of many of Nintendo's best-loved (and biggest-selling) titles. ...

Valve releasing Source 2 tools alongside Half-Life: Alyx next March

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 20:59

The latest entry in the Half-Life series has been a long time coming, but so have more developer tools based on Valve†™s current internal engine Source 2. ...

Video: Adopting continuous delivery to combat crunch on Sea of Thieves

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 20:40

In this 2018 GDC talk, Rare's Jafar Soltani explains how Rare changed its culture and approach for developing Sea of Thieves by adopting 'continuous delivery,' resulting in minimized crunch and has sustainable new features to players. ...

Valve shares platform and launch details for VR exclusive Half-Life: Alyx

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:00

After giving fans a few days to get to grips with the news, Valve has shared more details about its long-awaited return to the Half-Life franchise. ...

Report: Amazon plans to announce long-rumored game streaming service in 2020

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:35

It†™s not the first time talk of a rumored streaming service from Twitch parent company and retail giant Amazon have circulated, but recent chatter indicates an official reveal is on the horizon. ...

Catch a truly Classic Game Postmortem of Star Wars Galaxies at GDC 2020!

Gamasutra - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:19

Leading devs Raph Koster and Rich Vogel will be presenting a Star Wars Galaxies Classic Game Postmortem at GDC 2020 in March that promises to reveal insightful stories and key lessons learned. ...

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! ...


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