• Pirated copies of Surviving Mars and Frostpunk sold on Amazon By Gamasutra   -   Jul 18, 2018

    PIRATED COPIES OF SURVIVING MARS AND FROSTPUNK SOLD ON AMAZON

    It was discovered over the weekend that Amazon had temporarily sold pirated copies of PC games like Frostpunk and Surviving Mars. ...

  • Blizzard does away with World of Warcraft Battle Chest pricing By Gamasutra   -   Jul 18, 2018

    BLIZZARD DOES AWAY WITH WORLD OF WARCRAFT BATTLE CHEST PRICING

    An update to the Blizzard store appears to confirm that purchasing the base game of World of Warcraft will no longer be required, only...

  • Video: Populating the open world of Horizon Zero Dawn By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    VIDEO: POPULATING THE OPEN WORLD OF HORIZON ZERO DAWN

    In this GDC 2018 talk, Guerrilla Games' Daniel Calvert explains how the studio approached the challenges of making characters for Horizon...

  • Get a job: ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Mobile Backend Engineer By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    GET A JOB: ZENIMAX ONLINE STUDIOS IS LOOKING FOR A MOBILE BACKEND ENGINEER

    Zenimax Online Studios is looking for someone to work closely with the mobile games team to design and maintain a custom backend infrastructure...

    Mobile
  • Don't Miss: How 1979 Revolution: Black Friday drops players into a real crisis By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    DON'T MISS: HOW 1979 REVOLUTION: BLACK FRIDAY DROPS PLAYERS INTO A REAL CRISIS

    In this 2016 interview, developer Navid Khonsari details the personal experiences that inspired him to tell the story of the Iranian...

  • PAX 10 reveals Praey for the Gods, Shift Quantum, and more for 2018 showcase By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    PAX 10 REVEALS PRAEY FOR THE GODS, SHIFT QUANTUM, AND MORE FOR 2018 SHOWCASE

    The folks behind PAX 10 have revealed the 10 games set to be featured in the annual showcase at PAX West this fall. ...

  • Back catalog games continue to drive growth for Ubisoft as Q1 sales hit $466M By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    BACK CATALOG GAMES CONTINUE TO DRIVE GROWTH FOR UBISOFT AS Q1 SALES HIT $466M

    Even beyond just back catalog titles, most categories reported in Ubisoft's quarterly release saw a significant increase when compared...

  • Blog: Creating scriptable objects with Unity By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    BLOG: CREATING SCRIPTABLE OBJECTS WITH UNITY

    As you might've guessed, the main objective of this blog post is to give you an idea about how to handle ScriptableObject in Unity....

  • GDC 2019 announces call for papers, submit your talks now! By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    GDC 2019 ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PAPERS, SUBMIT YOUR TALKS NOW!

    Now is the time to submit your talks for the 2019 Game Developers Conference! ...

  • Blog: A Cultist Simulator retrospective By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    BLOG: A CULTIST SIMULATOR RETROSPECTIVE

    The postmortem for Weather Factory's 1920s Lovecraftian card game Cultist Simulator, an indie success story for 2018. ...

  • Octi nets $7.5M to create AR tech that understands the human body By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    OCTI NETS $7.5M TO CREATE AR TECH THAT UNDERSTANDS THE HUMAN BODY

    Augmented reality outfit Octi has raised $7.5 million in seed funding to help it create AR tech that can understand the human body...

    Tech
  • App Store and Google Play spending hits $34.4B during first half of 2018 By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    APP STORE AND GOOGLE PLAY SPENDING HITS $34.4B DURING FIRST HALF OF 2018

    That marks a year-over-year increase of 27.8 percent, and mobile games were largely responsible for bringing home the bacon. ...

    Mobile, Google
  • Blog: Multi-tiered horror design with Resident Evil Remastered By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    BLOG: MULTI-TIERED HORROR DESIGN WITH RESIDENT EVIL REMASTERED

    While plenty of people are talking about the Resident Evil 2 remake, I want to go back to the first remastered to see how it used enemy...

  • Book Excerpt: Keeping the player at the heart of the story By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    BOOK EXCERPT: KEEPING THE PLAYER AT THE HEART OF THE STORY

    In this chapter of "Narrative Tactics for Mobile and Social Games: Pocket-Sized Storytelling" author Toiya Kristen Finley, Phd unpacks...

    Mobile
  • Saudi Arabia appears to ban 47 video games after deaths of children By Gamasutra   -   Jul 17, 2018

    SAUDI ARABIA APPEARS TO BAN 47 VIDEO GAMES AFTER DEATHS OF CHILDREN

    The Saudi General Commission for Audiovisual Media has banned several video games in the wake of the deaths of two children (though...

  • Video: The 10-year evolution of the Assassins Creed franchise By Gamasutra   -   Jul 16, 2018

    VIDEO: THE 10-YEAR EVOLUTION OF THE ASSASSINS CREED FRANCHISE

    In this GDC 2018 presentation, Ubisoft's Jean Guesdon breaks down the evolution behind the Assassin's Creed brand. ...

  • Valve is temporarily withholding adult games from Steam By Gamasutra   -   Jul 16, 2018

    VALVE IS TEMPORARILY WITHHOLDING ADULT GAMES FROM STEAM

    Adult games are currently being temporarily withheld from Steam. ...

  • Get a job: Amazon Game Studios is hiring a Gameplay Animator By Gamasutra   -   Jul 16, 2018

    GET A JOB: AMAZON GAME STUDIOS IS HIRING A GAMEPLAY ANIMATOR

    The Crucible Team at Amazon Game Studios is looking for a hardworking, self-motivated, and talented animator to help give emotion and...

  • Game Maker's Toolkit debuts new series on designing for accessibility By Gamasutra   -   Jul 16, 2018

    GAME MAKER'S TOOLKIT DEBUTS NEW SERIES ON DESIGNING FOR ACCESSIBILITY

    Game Maker's Toolkit's Mark Brown discusses designing for disability in a new video series exploring how devs can design their games...

  • How Ubisoft approached revitalizing The Division, Siege, and other live games By Gamasutra   -   Jul 16, 2018

    HOW UBISOFT APPROACHED REVITALIZING THE DIVISION, SIEGE, AND OTHER LIVE GAMES

    "You keep on adding to the experience, and you see people talk about it later." Ubisoft's Laurent Detoc explores how post-launch support...