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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. ...

Watch John Pearl discuss the procedural design of Remnant: From the Ashes

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:42

Take a look at the procedural game design that drives Remnant: From the Ashes. ...

Niantic settles Pokemon Go public nuisance class action lawsuit

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:30

Following the settlement of a class action lawsuit from 2016, Niantic has committed to new rules surrounding Pokemon Go's augmented reality Pokestops in residential areas and public parks. ...

Blog: Finding and eliminating bugs in NES development

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:04

If bugs didn't bother us, the development process would be faster and more enjoyable. Unfortunately, they do, but there are many tools and strategies for eliminating bugs - even for retro programmers. ...

IGF 2020 Inspiration: Star Maid's Nuovo Award-winning Cibele

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:12

Submissions for the 2020 Independent Games Festival are open through September 30th, and to give you a little inspiration, today we look back on IGF 2016 Nuovo Award winner Cibele! ...

MWM Immersive turns game publisher, debut title will be Creature in the Well

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:41

The division is being rebranded as MWM Interactive, and will make its publishing debut with Flight School Studios' hack-n-slash pinball mashup Creature in the Well. ...

Blog: Kickstarter tactics based on our campaign for Unbound: Worlds Apart

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:59

Earlier this year we launched a Kickstarter campaign for our game, Unbound: Worlds Apart. We aimed to raise $25,000 in 30 days. By the end of the campaign we had raised $41,000. ...

Call of Duty developer Sledgehammer Games opens new studio in Australia

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:58

Call of Duty: WWII developer Sledgehammer Games has opened a new studio in Melbourne, Australia. ...

Marks & Spencer relégué en seconde division de la Bourse de Londres

Lemonde Technologies - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 09:24
Le distributeur britannique a été exclu du FTSE 100 et devrait intégrer le FTSE 250. Un coup dur pour l’enseigne aux 1 400 magasins.

Q& A: Avoiding crunch in live games with Zynga lead producer Tami Sigmund

Gamasutra - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 06:57

Zynga lead producer Tami Sigmund shares what she's learned about avoiding overwork and keeping crunch at bay while working on living, evolving games. ...

Nintendo Direct shows off surprise sequels, new ports in aggressive year-end pitch

Gamasutra - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 23:12

Today's Nintendo Direct revealed a slew of ports, sequels, and new content that bolsters the Nintendo Switch's lineup. ...

Watch Rex Crowle discuss the design choices behind Knights And Bikes

Gamasutra - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 21:48

Watch Knights And Bikes co-designer Rex Crowle discuss the visual and gameplay style behind Foam Sword's debut game. ...


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