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Monument Valley dev ustwo appoints new leaders to help multi-project transition

Gamasutra - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 13:18

Monument Valley developer ustwo games has expanded its leadership team to better transition towards multi-project development. ...

Conquer the riches of the Lost City in Tom Horn’s new slot Inca’s Treasure - European Gaming Industry News

Google game jam - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:33
Conquer the riches of the Lost City in Tom Horn’s new slot Inca’s Treasure  European Gaming Industry News

Tom Horn Gaming, the leading online casino software and slot game supplier, is to introduce yet another exciting game jam-packed with adventure and ...

Cultist Simulator mobile: The all-singing, all-dancing data dump

Gamasutra - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 06:28

We launched a mobile port of Cultist Simulator on the App Store and Google Play in April 2019. Here†™s how it†™s gone so far. I hope you like DATA! ...

Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Lead Material Artist

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 22:02

Insomniac Games is looking for a someone who's eager to set the quality bar for the creation of textures and meeting the aesthetic target set by the art director/s for each project. ...

EA praises its own 'ethical, fun, and enjoyable' loot box use in FIFA

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 21:37

Electronic Arts' Kerry Hopkins distanced FIFA's loot box-equivalent packs from gambling in a hearing with the UK Parliament and said the game's 'surprise mechanics' are often enjoyed in a healthy way. ...

Video: Using email lists for fun, profit, and building your own fan club

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 20:07

In this 2019 GDC talk, game developer Chris Zukowski explains how to level up your email list, and why a well-run email list can be 5-10 times more effective than Twitter or Facebook! ...

Don't Miss: Captain Toad and the core of Nintendo game design

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:23

What makes the design of a game like Captain Toad special -- what sets it apart? And how does it fit into Nintendo's body of design work? ...

Alpha Protocol delisted from Steam due to publishing rights expiration

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:57

Obsidian†™s Alpha Protocol is no longer up for sale on Steam, a sudden delisting that publisher Sega has now confirmed to Eurogamer is the result of the expiration of its publishing rights. ...

Former Magic Leap employee accused of stealing tech to launch own AR glasses

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:03

Nreal unveiled its own AR glasses at the start of 2019, but Magic Leap's lawsuit casts doubt on the company's ability to develop the technology and build a prototype in such a short span of time. ...

Zynga-owned Empires & Puzzles has surpassed 34 million downloads

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 15:39

Zynga and Small Giant Games' popular match-3 battler Empires & Puzzles has surpassed 34 million downloads worldwide. ...

Blog: Watch the first Library of Congress lecture given by a game composer

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 14:04

On April 6th, composer Winifred Phillips delivered the first game music composition lecture ever given at the Library of Congress, and you can watch it right here. ...

Nintendo and Ubisoft honored at the 2019 Games for Change Awards

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 14:03

Nintendo and Ubisoft were the biggest winners at the 2019 Games for Change Awards, which celebrated the year's best games based on their social impact and contribution towards learning. ...

From The Witcher 3 to Cyberpunk: The evolution of CD Projekt's quest design

Gamasutra - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 06:56

We caught up with the quest director of Cyberpunk 2077 to learn more about how his team has adapted to making content for a nonlinear RPG. ...

Designing Monster Hunter: World around the conflict of empathy and violence

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 22:09

Vice Games' interview with the Monster Hunter: World dev team offers a look at what considerations go into designing new huntable monsters, and how design and realism relate to empathy. ...

Minecraft: Story Mode relisted on Xbox 360, but for $100 to deter new buyers

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 21:00

Minecraft: Story Mode has been relisted on the Xbox 360, but with a noticeable price hike that†™s intended to deter new purchasers from buying the game ahead of its official delisting date. ...

Here’s what experts say mobile gaming will look like in 2020 - TechRadar

Google game jam - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 20:16
Here’s what experts say mobile gaming will look like in 2020  TechRadar

Developers, publishers and phonemakers told us about what games and hardware in 2019 can tell us about mobile gaming in 2020.

Video: Designing Gambit Mode for Destiny 2: Forsaken

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 19:52

In this 2019 GDC session, Bungie's Peter Sarrett dives into how Destiny 2's Gambit mode combines PvE with a smidge of PvP, and explains why it's the story of development gone delightfully right. ...

Get a job: New World Interactive is hiring a Head of Production

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 19:35

New World Interactive is looking for a Head of Production to facilitate a best-in-class game development environment, inclusive of building a culture of success, creativity, low-drama and balanced lifestyle. ...

Zach-Like comes to Steam free with loads of game-like extras - Rock Paper Shotgun

Google game jam - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:39
Zach-Like comes to Steam free with loads of game-like extras  Rock Paper Shotgun

Discover the inner workings of puzzles with Zach-Like, a Kickstarter-only book turned free today. Also comes with some free puzzle games to fry your noodle.

Don't Miss: Rethinking the RPG to make it fun to be the bad guy in Tyranny

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:37

"You may sell the player with a 'you get to be an evil bully' promise, but for there to be a source of conflict, there needs to be a mountain of bigger bullies to climb and strive against." ...

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