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Don't Miss: How bad crediting hurts the game industry and muddles history

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 22:32

Historians reflect on the game industry's bumpy track record of accurately crediting developers, and make a case for why standardizing game credits is critical if we want to understand the industry. ...

New Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser speaks against crunch

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 22:10

Bowser says it's important that the industry has conversations about crunch and that companies like Nintendo "need to make sure that our employees have good work-life balance." ...

So you want to be a game developer? - GameDev.net

Google game jam - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 21:29
So you want to be a game developer?  GameDev.net

We shipped Urban Warfare last week (the new Battletech DLC) along with the 1.6 free update. Things have calmed down enough that I only worked on some ...

Nintendo's E3 Direct had nothing new for the 3DS

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 21:12

This year†™s show offered no new announcements or upcoming games for the long-running handheld what-so-ever, though Nintendo has yet to officially end support for the 3DS. ...

Nintendo is working on a direct Breath of the Wild sequel

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 20:22

Nintendo's E3 live stream this year was light on big announcements, save for a teaser of a follow up to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the end of the show. ...

New Slot Release By Tom Horn Gaming: Inca’s Treasure - Casino Buzz

Google game jam - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 19:49
New Slot Release By Tom Horn Gaming: Inca’s Treasure  Casino Buzz

Malta, 11th June 2019. Tom Horn Gaming, the leading online casino software and slot game supplier, is to introduce yet another exciting game jam-packed with ...

Video: Inside the theme-oriented design of Phantom Doctrine

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 19:15

In this 2019 GDC session, Artificer's Kacper Szymczak explores ways of thinking and step-by-step guides on how to effectively flesh out games based on the themes you're trying to explore. ...

Ooblets to self-publish after Double Fine joins Microsoft

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 18:12

Ooblets was previously one of the games being published under the Double Fine Presents label, but the game's developers have announced they'll be self-publishing the game. ...

Microsoft revamping Xbox Live gamertags so users can share the same name

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:21

Microsoft is changing how Xbox Live gamertags work so multiple users can (sort of) claim the same name. ...

Novaquark secures $11.2 in funding to continue Dual Universe development

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:03

French developer Novaquark has netted $11.2 million to continue the development of its massively multiplier online game, Dual Universe. ...

Blog: Level design patterns in 2D games

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:59

This post discusses six common level design patterns present in 2D videogames that we found from analyzing over thirty 2D games. ...

Microsoft ending Xbox One backwards compatibility efforts to focus on next-gen

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:58

Microsoft is winding down its Xbox One backwards compatibility efforts so it can focus on bringing "thousands of games from all four console generations" to Project Scarlett. ...

Three interesting insights from the making of Void Bastards

Gamasutra - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 06:46

Void Bastards game designer and programmer Farbs takes us through some of the design decisions that brought Blue Manchu's latest game to life. ...

[Download] Liquid Telecom’s Digital Skills For Africa Report - Sokwanele

Google game jam - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 06:28
[Download] Liquid Telecom’s Digital Skills For Africa Report  Sokwanele

Liquid Telecom recently compiled an interesting report on the African Digital Landscape in 2019. The report includes the following: Digital Initiatives to watch in ...

[Download] Liquid Telecom’s Digital Skills For Africa Report - Technology Zimbabwe

Google game jam - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 05:28
[Download] Liquid Telecom’s Digital Skills For Africa Report  Technology Zimbabwe

Liquid Telecom recently compiled an interesting report on the African Digital Landscape in 2019. You can download it here.

Get a job: N3TWORK is hiring a UI/UX Artist

Gamasutra - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 21:30

N3TWORK is looking for an exceptional UI/UX Artist who can design and build beautiful and intuitive interfaces for an upcoming game being developed in Los Angeles. ...

New Ubisoft tool lets Assassin's Creed Odyssey players create custom quests

Gamasutra - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 21:16

Ubisoft's freshly announced Story Creator Mode lets Assassin†™s Creed Odyssey players create and share their own quests for the game. ...

Ubisoft's new Uplay+ subscription launches for PC this year, Stadia in 2020

Gamasutra - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 21:11

Ubisoft is getting into the pay-for-access game library business with Uplay+ later this year, and bringing that service to Google†™s cloud-based game streaming platform in 2020. ...

Shenmue 3 is an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC

Gamasutra - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 19:44

Ys Net and publisher Deep Silver decided †œthat the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option.† ...

Video: Why fashion in (most) games sucks, and why you should care

Gamasutra - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 19:40

In this 2019 GDC talk, Kitfox Games' Victoria Tran explores the recent history of fashion in games and provides multiple tips for making your own character designs runway-worthy.  ...


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