• Video: A game dev's guide to the UX of engagement and immersion

    24 days ago - By Gamasutra

    At GDC 2017 UX designer Celia Hodent discusses the UX challenges of retention and how to use cognitive science and the scientific method to make your game enjoyable and engaging in the long term. ...
    Read more ...

     

  • Game industry support for unionisation is growing, GDC survey shows

    Game industry support for unionisation is growing, GDC survey shows

    24 days ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    As GDC ‘s yearly survey of developers says in their report “unionisation and labor practices remain hot topics in the game industry.” The last several years have seen many reports of game developers being overworked -that thing we call crunch-to finish the biggest games each year. If not stories of crunch, it's reports of major layoffs instead. No surprise then that talk of unionising continues to grow.
    Read more ...

     

  • 10 Percent of Surveyed Devs Are Working on a PS5 or Series X Game

    24 days ago - By IGN

    For the past eight years, the Game Developers Conference conduct a survey asking developers and industry-members various questions about the State of the Industry. Ahead of GDC, the organization released its survey results, including how over 10 percent of developers are currently working on a next-gen project.
    According to the survey, 11 percent of survey respondents said that their current game is being developed for the PlayStation 5 , while 9 percent said their project is being developed for the Xbox Series X , or Project Scarlett at the time the survey was conducted.
    [widget...
    Read more ...

     

  • Over 10% of developers are making games for the next generation

    24 days ago - By GamesIndustry

    GDC State of the Industry Survey: 34% are making games for both next- and current-gen platforms
    Read more ...

     

  • Developers are divided on how subscription services will affect game values

    24 days ago - By GamesIndustry

    GDC State of the Industry: One-fourth of devs are concerned such services will devalue games, another fourth aren't worried at all
    Read more ...

     

  • Over one-fourth of developers say their studio has no diversity or inclusion initiatives

    24 days ago - By GamesIndustry

    GDC State of the Industry: Over half of developers are in favor of unionization; meanwhile, needle hasn't moved on accessibility
    Read more ...

     

  • GDC State of the Industry: Game devs shifting focus to next-gen consoles

    GDC State of the Industry: Game devs shifting focus to next-gen consoles

    24 days ago - By Gamasutra

    Out today and completely free to download, the 2020 State of the Industry Report is packed with useful game industry insights gleaned from surveying nearly 4,000 game industry professionals! ...
    Read more ...