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Video: Contrast and context in BioWare story and cinematics
image In this GDC 2012 talk, BioWare's Jonathan Perry examines how BioWare has used contrast and context in Mass Effect andDragon Age.
  Watch Francois Rizzo discuss the design of 11-11: Memories Retold
image Game designer Francois Rizzo breaks down the design decisions behind 11-11: Memories Retold.
Former Activision Blizzard devs launch Mythical Games, securing $16M in funding
image Mythical Games has secured $16 million dollars in funding to be used toward supporting the company’s first-to-market plans ing developing and co-producing games on both mobile and PC consoles. 
1 The devs behind experimental 1D address bar games
image Rock Paper Shotgun has published an interview speaking with some developers who create address bar games, which are meant to be played entirely within a website's URL.
  Delver devs release their tech publicly under open source license
image Priority Interrupt has open sourced the tech behind its first-person action roguelike Delver for public use.
  Get a job: Impulse Gear is looking for a Sr. Narrative Writer
image Impulse Gear is looking for a Senior Narrative Writer to help push the boundaries of interactive storytelling in its next virtual reality game.
  Rovio looking to 'accelerate growth' with new games as Angry Birds 2 revenue climbs
image The Angry Birds dev saw increased profits and nearly-static revenue year-over-year at the close of Q3, and CEO Kati Levoranta says the need to launch new games to supplement live projects is clear.
  Fortnite and God of War win big at the Golden Joystick awards
image God of War takes home a total of four awards from the Golden Joystick Awards, with Fortnite ultimately being named game of the year for 2018. 
9 Don't Miss: The tricky task of implementing Atreus as a companion in God of War
image "I was told multiple times, 'scale it back, change it so he’s simpler,'" says God of War director Cory Barlog. "I was even told to consider cutting him out of the game."
  Hi-Rez Studios bringing cross-platform play to Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale
image The PlayStation 4, however, is notably absent once again from the list of platforms supported in the move.
2 Report: Microsoft plans to launch a disc-free Xbox One in 2019
image Rumors are circulating that Microsoft is working on a version of its current-gen console that lacks a disc drive, a move that reportedly seeks to shave as much as $100 off of the Xbox One’s current price tag of $299.
  Chat with one of WWI game 11-11: Memories Retold's designers at 3PM ET
image Tune into the GDC Twitch channel to discuss the making of 11-11: Memories Retold starting at 3PM ET.
  Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver has shut down
image Bandai Namco Vancouver has shut down today, with the studio's SVP of development and Tekken Mobile game director Landon Nguyen breaking the news on Twitter. 
  Supercell sinks $5.7M into smartwatch game dev Everywear Games
image Founded back in 2015, Everywear is the creator of small screen titles Field Day, Time Unit, Micropolis! and Runeblade.
  Postmortem: Shiny Shoe's streaming-only game Death’s Door: Aftermath
image The developers behind Death's Door: Aftermath give an extensive run-down of their community-centric, streaming only game.
  Video: Saints Row: The Third and designing over the top
image Volition's Scott Phillips discusses the initial tonal and creative boundaries for Saint's Row: The Third and explains the processes used to iterate and improve on the game.
  Sony will not be present at E3 2019
image Sony Interactive Entertainment will not be present during E3 2019, choosing to pull PlayStation from the annual trade show and focus on looking for "inventive opportunities to engage the community."
  Optimization techniques for developing new NES games in the modern age
image Morphcat Games, a studio that develops new NES games for the retro console, released an interesting video discussing optimization techniques used for its upcoming NES platformer Micro Mages.
  GTA, Call of Duty, and FIFA claim the top 5 best-selling PS4 games of all time
image PlayStation has assembled a round-up of some game and console milestones to mark the 5th anniversary of the PlayStation 4’s 2013 launch.
  Get a job: Nexon M is hiring a Software Engineer
image Nexon M is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to be responsible for all aspects of developing, implementing, and evangelizing technology initiatives within the company.
  Tune in to The Strong Museum's women in games panel tonight at 6 PM EST
image The Strong Museum is live streaming its Women in Games: Inspire! panel November 15 at 6 PM EST
  Despite China's game freeze, mobile game revenue is still on the rise at Tencent
image Tencent’s game business saw a rise in mobile game revenue during the third quarter of the company’s fiscal year, though PC game revenue fell by 15 percent during that same period.
3 Don't Miss: A look back at the development of Choice Provisions' Bit. Trip Beat
image In this 2009 postmortem, Gaijin Games' (now Choice Provisions) Alex Neuse looks at the creation of abstract action game Bit. Trip Beat, detailing what went right and wrong during the game's development.
  Magic Leap is offering grants of up to $500,000 to AR devs
image Magic Leap has announced what calls the Magic Leap Independent Creator Program, an initiative that aims to provide devs cash and resources for their AR projects
  Blog: Making a new conversation UI for Restless
image An analysis of the UI and text effects in Restless. Explores factors to be considered when creating new UI, as well as ways to create a positive reading experience using text effects.

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Audio Design For Interactive Narrative VR Experiences
image Sound designer Larry Chang discusses the sonic elements and techniques that make narrative-driven virtual reality experiences absorbing and memorable.
A Different Approach To Difficulty
image Critiquing several common approaches to difficulty design, Alex Vu suggests an alternate strategy to keep players hooked while minimizing frustration.
9 Things I Learned About Game Jams As An Outsider
image Nida Ahmad offers a non-developer's perspective on game jams, emphasizing structural factors that newcomer designers might otherwise overlook.
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