• Zenimax settles 'Redfall' trademark dispute with book publisher By Gamasutra   -   May 23, 2019

    ZENIMAX SETTLES 'REDFALL' TRADEMARK DISPUTE WITH BOOK PUBLISHER

    The two companies came to loggerheads in February after Zenimax attempted to trademark the term, which is also the name of the BookBreeze...

  • The Playdate is a new crank-clad handheld from Firewatch publisher Panic By Gamasutra   -   May 23, 2019

    THE PLAYDATE IS A NEW CRANK-CLAD HANDHELD FROM FIREWATCH PUBLISHER PANIC

    Firewatch and Untitled Goose Game publisher Panic has unveiled an experimental portable games console called Playdate. ...

  • Blog: The double-edged sword of live service games By Gamasutra   -   May 23, 2019

    BLOG: THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD OF LIVE SERVICE GAMES

    Live Service has become a goal for developers to continue to support their titles, but it presents some interesting challenges when...

  • Game Design Deep Dive: Re-imagining the double-jump in The Messenger By Gamasutra   -   May 23, 2019

    GAME DESIGN DEEP DIVE: RE-IMAGINING THE DOUBLE-JUMP IN THE MESSENGER

    Thierry Boulanger at Quebec-based studio Sabotage goes in-depth on the design of the "Cloudstep" - the core gameplay mechanic of standout...

  • Windows 10 now offers a game-focused Xbox Game Bar overlay By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    WINDOWS 10 NOW OFFERS A GAME-FOCUSED XBOX GAME BAR OVERLAY

    An update to Windows 10 has introduced the Xbox Game Bar, a quick access overlay that lets Windows users access music, capture tools,...

    Xbox, Windows
  • Video: The care and feeding of live narrative game Fallen London By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    VIDEO: THE CARE AND FEEDING OF LIVE NARRATIVE GAME FALLEN LONDON

    In this 2019 GDC session, Failbetter Games' Olivia Wood looks at the difficulties of maintaining a live narrative game like Fallen...

  • Metro Exodus made back its dev and marketing costs in under 2 months By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    METRO EXODUS MADE BACK ITS DEV AND MARKETING COSTS IN UNDER 2 MONTHS

    4A Games' Metro Exodus managed to earn enough to cover both its development and marketing costs by the end of THQ Nordic's Q5. ...

  • Get a job: CCP's EVE Online team is hiring a Production Director By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    GET A JOB: CCP'S EVE ONLINE TEAM IS HIRING A PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

    CCP Reykjavik are looking for a world-class Production Director to lead production efforts on EVE Online. ...

  • GOG Galaxy 2.0 aims to bridge the platform gap in game communities By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    GOG GALAXY 2.0 AIMS TO BRIDGE THE PLATFORM GAP IN GAME COMMUNITIES

    The soon-to-be-in-beta client overhaul turns GOG Galaxy into a hub for games and communities spread across multiple launchers and platforms....

  • Don't Miss: A retrospective on the Ouya By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    DON'T MISS: A RETROSPECTIVE ON THE OUYA

    A personal story, and a retrospective on why the OUYA failed and what can be learned from it. ...

  • The Ouya's game store will close for good in June By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    THE OUYA'S GAME STORE WILL CLOSE FOR GOOD IN JUNE

    Razer is ending support the game stores for Ouya, Forge TV, and MadCatz Mojo on June 25. ...

  • Come to XRDC and see how VR devs are improving healthcare for kids! By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    COME TO XRDC AND SEE HOW VR DEVS ARE IMPROVING HEALTHCARE FOR KIDS!

    Register now for XRDC 2019 this October in San Francisco's beautiful Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, where Packet39 cofounder Shachar...

  • Sega to resume sales of Judgment in Japan following drugs scandal By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    SEGA TO RESUME SALES OF JUDGMENT IN JAPAN FOLLOWING DRUGS SCANDAL

    Sega intends to resume sales of Judgment in Japan on July 18, over four months after it was pulled from shelves due to a drug scandal...

  • World War Z has sold almost 2 million copies in one month By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    WORLD WAR Z HAS SOLD ALMOST 2 MILLION COPIES IN ONE MONTH

    Saber Interactive's co-op zombie shooter World War Z has sold almost 2 million copies in its first month, according to publisher Focus...

  • Report: Tencent and Riot working on a mobile version of League of Legends By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    REPORT: TENCENT AND RIOT WORKING ON A MOBILE VERSION OF LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

    Chinese tech and video game company Tencent is working with subsidiary Riot Games on a mobile version of League of Legends. ...

    Tech, Mobile
  • Sponsored: Getting ahead of game fraud before it impacts revenue By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    SPONSORED: GETTING AHEAD OF GAME FRAUD BEFORE IT IMPACTS REVENUE

    Unless you know how to get ahead of it, fraud can damage game player trust, put your relationship with credit card acquirers at risk,...

  • THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer Piranha Bytes By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    THQ NORDIC ACQUIRES GOTHIC AND RISEN DEVELOPER PIRANHA BYTES

    The deal includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights, which means Gothic, Risen, and new franchise ELEX will...

  • Making the player the AI in outer space thriller Observation By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    MAKING THE PLAYER THE AI IN OUTER SPACE THRILLER OBSERVATION

    With a not-so-subtle nod to the sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, NoCode this week embarked on its latest adventure with the...

  • Making the player the AI in outer space thriller Observer By Gamasutra   -   May 22, 2019

    MAKING THE PLAYER THE AI IN OUTER SPACE THRILLER OBSERVER

    With a not-so-subtle nod to the sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, NoCode this week embarked on its latest adventure with the...

  • Dauntless launches on consoles with full, day-one crossplay By Gamasutra   -   May 21, 2019

    DAUNTLESS LAUNCHES ON CONSOLES WITH FULL, DAY-ONE CROSSPLAY

    Phoenix Labs†™ free-to-play game Dauntless has launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a launch that includes cross-platform play...

    Xbox, PlayStation