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Blog: The hidden Switch demo upside & more discoverability tricks

Gamasutra - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 16:24

Why having a Switch demo may have hidden advantages, even more great trending information from SteamDB, and a host of other useful info for those looking to get their game seen. ...

Mobile battle royale title Free Fire just hit 80 million daily active users

Gamasutra - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 15:38

Mobile battle royale title Free Fire has recorded a new peak of 80 million daily active users, according to publisher Garena. ...

Blog: Developing multi-tile creatures in roguelikes

Gamasutra - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 14:58

Describing technical and design issues associated with having creatures that occupy multiple cells in the grid-based world of a roguelike, with solutions. ...

UK hypercasual developer Kwalee opens studio in Bangalore

Gamasutra - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 14:00

UK mobile developer-publisher Kwalee has opened a new studio in Bangalore, India, to help expand production. ...

Blog: Composing the interactive music of SPYDER - Part 2

Gamasutra - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:18

In the second of her two-part series, game composer Winifred Phillips delves into the dynamic music system for the recently-released SPYDER, which was developed by Sumo Digital for Apple Arcade. ...

Planet Zoo has surpassed 1 million sales in under six months

Gamasutra - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:17

Planet Zoo has topped 1 million sales in under six months, according to developer Frontier Developments. ...

Breaking down the open-world enemy AI of Mafia III

Gamasutra - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:00

A broad survey of the most important systems that went into creating Mafia III†™s AI such as perception, position selection and the cover system. ...

Get a job: Stray Bombay Company is looking for a Senior Unreal Engineer

Gamasutra - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 20:36

Help define and architect innovative, best-in-class co-operative multiplayer games at scale. ...

2K and Hangar 13 get in on the classic game remake trend with Mafia: Definitive Edition

Gamasutra - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 19:33

With the announcement of Mafia: Trilogy, 2K and Hangar 13 are following in the footsteps of other beloved franchise custodians and completely remaking a classic for modern platforms. ...

Video: How Ubisoft handled NPC voice design for The Division 2

Gamasutra - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 19:21

In this GDC 2020 virtual talk Ubisoft's Adam Ritchie offers insight into the effort that goes into making NPCs talk in games like Tom Clancy's The Division 2, as well as the pipeline and tools behind it.  ...

Don't Miss: Mafia 3 and the value of putting game developers in a box

Gamasutra - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 18:54

Sometimes, maybe the best thing you can do as a developer is box yourself in. That's one takeaway from this chat with Hangar 13's Haden Blackman about lessons learned in making a new Mafia game. ...

Blog: Adding life to worlds with dialogue barks

Gamasutra - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:01

Ambient dialogue can work brilliantly to breathe life into a world, reinforce goals and lore, and make the player truly feel a part of the world. ...

The Dark Souls franchise has topped 27 million lifetime sales

Gamasutra - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:58

The Dark Souls series has amassed over 27 million lifetime sales, according to developer FromSoftware. ...

Price drops and pandemics driving PlayStation Now and PS Plus subscriptions

Gamasutra - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:36

Sony witnessed a notable increase in the number of PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscriptions over the past 12 months. ...


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