• Ubisoft defends Watch Dogs HitRecord partnership amid spec work criticism By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    UBISOFT DEFENDS WATCH DOGS HITRECORD PARTNERSHIP AMID SPEC WORK CRITICISM

    Ubisoft has once again partnered with the company HitRECord to solicit fan contributions to an upcoming game and, as with last time,...

  • Don't Miss: Memoirs of a video producer who put Madden in Madden By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    DON'T MISS: MEMOIRS OF A VIDEO PRODUCER WHO PUT MADDEN IN MADDEN

    In this classic article, Ernest Adams recounts the hilariously strange and true '90s tale of how he struggled to put legendary football...

  • Video: Improving game dev tool design through editor triage By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    VIDEO: IMPROVING GAME DEV TOOL DESIGN THROUGH EDITOR TRIAGE

    In this 2017 GDC talk, tools designer Robin-Yann Storm discusses multiple approaches for tool and editor triage, intended for immediate...

  • Epic awards $1.2 million to Blender Foundation through Epic MegaGrants program By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    EPIC AWARDS $1.2 MILLION TO BLENDER FOUNDATION THROUGH EPIC MEGAGRANTS PROGRAM

    Epic has given $1.2 million to the Blender Foundation through Epic MegaGrants, money that the Blender Foundation then plans to use...

  • Get a job: Join Build A Rocket Boy Games as a Senior Animation Programmer By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    GET A JOB: JOIN BUILD A ROCKET BOY GAMES AS A SENIOR ANIMATION PROGRAMMER

    The Senior Animation Programmer is responsible for designing and implementing large scale animation systems with minimal guidance and...

  • PlayStation's former portfolio strategy head is now tackling game licensing at Disney By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    PLAYSTATION'S FORMER PORTFOLIO STRATEGY HEAD IS NOW TACKLING GAME LICENSING AT DISNEY

    Disney has tapped John Drake as its vice president of business development and licensing for games. ...

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  • Overwatch's new cheat detection will end matches when cheats are used By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    OVERWATCH'S NEW CHEAT DETECTION WILL END MATCHES WHEN CHEATS ARE USED

    Blizzard has already been testing new changes to Overwatch†™s cheat detection system on the PTR that shuts down matches when the...

  • Respawn will deal with Apex Legends cheaters by making them fight each other By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    RESPAWN WILL DEAL WITH APEX LEGENDS CHEATERS BY MAKING THEM FIGHT EACH OTHER

    Apex Legends developer Respawn is looking to deter cheating by forcing those who break the rules to play together. ...

  • Blog: Crowdfunding and video games - A 2019 mid-year update By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    BLOG: CROWDFUNDING AND VIDEO GAMES - A 2019 MID-YEAR UPDATE

    What is the state of Kickstarter for video games in the first half of 2019? ICO Partners' very own Thomas Bidaux has all the answers....

  • Red Candle won't be re-releasing Devotion following China controversy By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    RED CANDLE WON'T BE RE-RELEASING DEVOTION FOLLOWING CHINA CONTROVERSY

    Devotion dev Red Candle claims a scandal involving an art asset that mocked Chinese president Xi Jinping has caused "immeasurable harm,"...

  • Sponsored: Learn how to streamline database deployment for your next game By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    SPONSORED: LEARN HOW TO STREAMLINE DATABASE DEPLOYMENT FOR YOUR NEXT GAME

    Download this in-depth report and learn how Redis Enterprise can power your next worldwide game launch. ...

  • 'Reality-focused' game dev Surrogate secures $2 million in funding By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    'REALITY-FOCUSED' GAME DEV SURROGATE SECURES $2 MILLION IN FUNDING

    Finnish reality-focused game developer and video streaming company Surrogate has raised $2 million in funding. ...

  • Fashion in games: Why it matters By Gamasutra   -   Jul 15, 2019

    FASHION IN GAMES: WHY IT MATTERS

    Fashion in games is one of the most downplayed parts of the medium, yet it provides a sense of immersion, comfort and identity in their...

  • Video Game Deep Cuts: Switch Lite-s Up, 2019's Best Games So Far By Gamasutra   -   Jul 14, 2019

    VIDEO GAME DEEP CUTS: SWITCH LITE-S UP, 2019'S BEST GAMES SO FAR

    This week's roundup includes a look at the Switch Lite announcement and Valve's experimental discovery mechanisms, as well as some...

  • Steam embraces machine learning with interactive recommendation tool By Gamasutra   -   Jul 14, 2019

    STEAM EMBRACES MACHINE LEARNING WITH INTERACTIVE RECOMMENDATION TOOL

    Valve has launched a new feature for Steam that builds a layer of interactivity onto the storefront†™s existing recommendation system....

  • Gears 5 to drop depictions of smoking after urging from Truth Initiative By Gamasutra   -   Jul 12, 2019

    GEARS 5 TO DROP DEPICTIONS OF SMOKING AFTER URGING FROM TRUTH INITIATIVE

    The anti-smoking organization Truth Initiative has successfully lobbied Turner's ELeague, Microsoft, and The Coalition to make the...

  • Controversial freelance firm Fiverr opens game services store By Gamasutra   -   Jul 12, 2019

    CONTROVERSIAL FREELANCE FIRM FIVERR OPENS GAME SERVICES STORE

    The freelancing services company that's drawn heat for its advertising and cheap services has announced a dedicated push into the game...

  • Don't Miss: Devs Answer: What are the biggest lessons from Fire Emblem? By Gamasutra   -   Jul 12, 2019

    DON'T MISS: DEVS ANSWER: WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST LESSONS FROM FIRE EMBLEM?

    Developers weigh in on the core strengths of Fire Emblem, from story to the value of permadeath. ...

  • Blog: Charting the record $9.6B games investment over the past 18 months By Gamasutra   -   Jul 12, 2019

    BLOG: CHARTING THE RECORD $9.6B GAMES INVESTMENT OVER THE PAST 18 MONTHS

    Digi-Capital†™s new Games Investment Report Q3 2019 shows a record $9.6 billion games investment in the last 18 months. Yet at the...

  • Learn to build better, more compelling VR characters at XRDC this fall! By Gamasutra   -   Jul 12, 2019

    LEARN TO BUILD BETTER, MORE COMPELLING VR CHARACTERS AT XRDC THIS FALL!

    Come to XRDC this October and catch Beast Inc. cofounder and CEO Vivian Tan's talk on key lessons learned from over 3 years of designing...