• Come to GDC and see how BioWare shaded the world of Anthem! By Gamasutra   -   Dec 13, 2018

    COME TO GDC AND SEE HOW BIOWARE SHADED THE WORLD OF ANTHEM!

    At GDC 2019 you'll get an inside look at how BioWare artists breathe life into Anthem's dynamic seasons, weather events, and time...

  • Blog: How I faked Desert Child's striking 3D visuals By Gamasutra   -   Dec 13, 2018

    BLOG: HOW I FAKED DESERT CHILD'S STRIKING 3D VISUALS

    Oscar Brittain and Akupara Games are releasing Desert Child on Switch, Xbox, PS4, and Steam on December 11. Oscar hit us with the following...

    Xbox, Tech, PS4
  • Video: The living world of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt By Gamasutra   -   Dec 13, 2018

    VIDEO: THE LIVING WORLD OF THE WITCHER 3: THE WILD HUNT

    In this GDC 2016 session, CD Projekt Red's Matthew Steinke explains how he developed a role-playing experience that would provide...

  • How 'user stories' can help players grasp new content By Gamasutra   -   Dec 13, 2018

    HOW 'USER STORIES' CAN HELP PLAYERS GRASP NEW CONTENT

    An in-depth look at why creating "user stories" is one of the main tricks in a game developer's arsenal. ...

  • Blog: Why being an indie game dev is harder than ever By Gamasutra   -   Dec 13, 2018

    BLOG: WHY BEING AN INDIE GAME DEV IS HARDER THAN EVER

    This is my contribution for data-points on the Indiepocalypse, wherein I compare my best-rated and best-selling games. ...

  • Vault: The living world of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    VAULT: THE LIVING WORLD OF THE WITCHER 3: THE WILD HUNT

    In this GDC 2016 session, CD Projekt Red's Matthew Steinke explains how he developed a role-playing experience that would provide...

  • Detroit: Become Human has sold over 2M units worldwide By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN HAS SOLD OVER 2M UNITS WORLDWIDE

    Quantic Dream announced earlier today that Detroit: Become Human has sold over 2 million copies worldwide since launching back in May.Â...

  • Get a job: Colorado-based Jade Ember Studios is hiring a Level Designer By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    GET A JOB: COLORADO-BASED JADE EMBER STUDIOS IS HIRING A LEVEL DESIGNER

    Jade Ember Studios is looking for a Level Designer with 1-3 years of professional experience to join the team in creating an original...

  • First-party Switch games are setting new attach rate records for Nintendo By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    FIRST-PARTY SWITCH GAMES ARE SETTING NEW ATTACH RATE RECORDS FOR NINTENDO

    Nintendo says that the Switch is performing at historic levels for the company, and the attach rates for many of the company†™s first-party...

  • Best of 2018: A Classic Tools Retrospective on the first version of the Unreal Editor By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    BEST OF 2018: A CLASSIC TOOLS RETROSPECTIVE ON THE FIRST VERSION OF THE UNREAL EDITOR

    Epic founder Tim Sweeney talks to David Lightbown about UnrealEd, one of the most popular level editors in the game industry, used...

  • Black Desert Online dev Pearl Abyss to open California office to handle Western affairs By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    BLACK DESERT ONLINE DEV PEARL ABYSS TO OPEN CALIFORNIA OFFICE TO HANDLE WESTERN AFFAIRS

    Pearl Abyss, parent company of EVE Online dev CCP Games, has set up its first North American office. ...

  • Blog: Resources for game music composers - The big list By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    BLOG: RESOURCES FOR GAME MUSIC COMPOSERS - THE BIG LIST

    Composer Winifred Phillips has gathered together some of the top online resources and guidance available for newbies in the field of...

  • Play these 20 unique games at GDC 2019's alt.ctrl.GDC showcase! By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    PLAY THESE 20 UNIQUE GAMES AT GDC 2019'S ALT.CTRL.GDC SHOWCASE!

    One of these alternative controller games will win the alt.ctrl.GDC Award - which includes a $3k prize plus a special trophy handmade...

  • Epic Store to launch cross-platform games services suite By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    EPIC STORE TO LAUNCH CROSS-PLATFORM GAMES SERVICES SUITE

    Epic is rolling out many new features for the Epic Games Store beginning in 2019, starting with the launch of a cross-platform games...

  • Get game design tips and tricks from Dead Cells' co-creator at GDC 2019 By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    GET GAME DESIGN TIPS AND TRICKS FROM DEAD CELLS' CO-CREATOR AT GDC 2019

    Motion Twin's Sebastien Benard will be at GDC to deliver a neat Design track talk about the little things that turned out to make...

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate breaks the series' launch sales record in Japan By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE BREAKS THE SERIES' LAUNCH SALES RECORD IN JAPAN

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 1.23 million copies in Japan during its launch weekend, according to the latest sales figures from...

  • Blog: An IKEA guide to Steam product pages that simply works By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    BLOG: AN IKEA GUIDE TO STEAM PRODUCT PAGES THAT SIMPLY WORKS

    The role of your game's store page varies depending on the stage of your marketing campaign you are in at the moment. Whatever role...

  • ZeniMax Media agrees to settle lawsuit against Facebook VR By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    ZENIMAX MEDIA AGREES TO SETTLE LAWSUIT AGAINST FACEBOOK VR

    It marks the end of a legal battle that's been raging for over four years, with ZeniMax initially suing the Oculus all the way back...

    Facebook
  • Analysts claim China's new ethics committee could spark game licensing restart By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    ANALYSTS CLAIM CHINA'S NEW ETHICS COMMITTEE COULD SPARK GAME LICENSING RESTART

    China's decision to create an "ethics assessment committee" to vet online titles for release could suggest regulators are preparing...

  • Blog: How should you define XP thresholds? By Gamasutra   -   Dec 12, 2018

    BLOG: HOW SHOULD YOU DEFINE XP THRESHOLDS?

    An increasing number of games include progression trees in their core gameplay experience, but how should you compute the values associated...