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  GDC Europe's Innovative Games Showcase reveals 2016 game lineup
image GDC Europe organizers debut the games that will be in the big European Innovative Games Showcase during the Indie Games Summit at GDC Europe next month.
1 PlayStation's 'indie game champion' Nick Suttner departs after 7 years
image "From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of the amazing developers I've worked with, and PlayStation fans who've enjoyed the results."
1 Analysis: State of crowdfunding for games, first half of 2016
image A mid-year assessment of games on Kickstarter: how well are games doing in 2016? ICO Partners' Thomas Bidaux takes a look.
  All 50 Mystic Western Game Jam entries now available for free
image Indie community Juegos Rancheros has released every single game from its recent Mystic Wester Game Jam for free through itch.io.
  British eSports Association formed to assist players and nurture talent
image The UK has established a new governing body to provide representation and support to players at all levels, and help build-out the region's eSports scene.
  Blog: 3 signs your game Kickstarter will fail
image "For today's post, we're going to focus on some major red flags to help you steer away from bad Kickstarters."
2 Designing a production process: Part 1
image Part one of a three-part series where I break down our production process on Star Wars: First Assault, which was designed using an iterative production methodology developed by Jeff Morris.
7 5 innovative game weapons that every dev should study
image We asked several game design luminaries for their take on of the most interesting, instructive and innovative weaponry in games.
2 Nintendo issues DMCA takedown against Kickstarter for NES photobook
image It's been quite the week for the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, as Nintendo issues a copyright takedown against a Kickstarter campaign for an NES-themed photobook.
  DotEmu's bid to port Titan Quest to smartphones
image How can you possibly translate a 60-hour action RPG from PC to iOS? DotEmu, a company that has ported classics like The Last Express and Another World, decided to give it a try.
  Interactive Fiction foundation formed to aid Twine, IFComp growth
image A group of interactive fiction heavyweights have united form the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation in support of interactive story-focused games.
  Get a job: Disruptor Beam is hiring an experienced Game Designer
image Star Trek Timelines developer Disruptor Beam seeks an experienced game designer to take a lead role alongside the team working on cross-platform games at the studio's HQ in Framingham, MA.
  Video: So, they made you a lead -- now what?
image In this 2015 GDC Europe talk Double Fine's Oliver Franzke shares lessons learned from settling into a leadership position and gives devs advice on picking up the necessary skillsets for leadership.
1 Don't Miss: How Game Freak designs new Pokémon
image In this timeless interview Gamasutra chats with Hironobu Yoshida, the final art supervisor of the 20-person team that designs the creatures that form the core of Nintendo's killer handheld franchise.
  A year on, Nintendo winds down Splatoon's popular multiplayer Splatfests
image Nintendo has laid plans to host the final Splatfest multiplayer event for its Wii U hit Splatoon next month, roughly a year after the first Splatfest event debuted.
  Stephen Colbert's Late Show to showcase live Super Mario 3 speedrun
image Veteran speedrunner Mitch Fowler is slated to be a guest on U.S. TV program The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tomorrow, where he'll be performing a live speedrun of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. 3.
  Starbreeze's latest acquisition is a VR/AR toys-to-life company
image Swedish game company Starbreeze is adding another acquisition to its books with the purchase of ePawn, a French firm that takes virtual reality, augmented reality and toys-to-life tech as its remit.
  Blog: You better be counting your ad revenue
image Developers should be looking at both the revenue generated from ads and in-app purchases in order to determine ARPU, says Kongregate's Jeff Gurian.
  Modder tapped to make a standalone game based on 'Battle Royale' mods
image Modder Brendan Greene is moving to South Korea to work with Tera dev Bluehole on a new standalone PC game, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, based on his popular "Battle Royale" Arma mods.
  Standalone VRDC to offer VR/AR talks for games & beyond
image Now that the first standalone VRDC is in production, organizers would like to celebrate what sets the November event apart from VRDC's appearance at GDC in February 2017.
2 'Largely ignored' kids market could be Nintendo's golden goose
image Intelligence outfit DFC believes Nintendo is well placed to capitalise on the "tremendous opportunity" presented by the under-12 market, described by the group as the "lost console generation."
1 Blog: How to ask a developer for a game key
image There are a lot of people out there trying to scam keys from developers like us, which has made us come up with a certain procedure we need to have every time we get a code request.
  Remastered Bioshock collection to include never-before-seen director's commentary
image 2K has confirmed it'll be releasing a remastered BioShock collection later this year on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. 
  HTC moves Vive VR business into separate subsidiary
image Mobile manufacturer HTC has distanced itself slightly from its virtual reality pursuits by turning its Vive business into a separate, wholly-owned subsidiary.
  Vivendi COO Stéphane Roussel appointed Gameloft CEO
image "I start my role today with an ambitious plan: to combine your creative passion with Vivendi's to accelerate Gameloft's development."

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1 State of crowdfunding for games – first half of 2016
by Thomas Bidaux
A mid-year assessment of games on Kickstarter: how well are games doing in 2016?
2 Designing A Production Process: Part 1
by Ryan Darcey
Part 1 of a 3 part series where I break down our production process on Star Wars: First Assault,...
  What Apps, Games and Stores do Chinese People Use ? -Part I
by Junxue Li
In this series I would introduce to you the most popular mobile Games and Apps in China. In Part one...
  Unexpected Narrative: Part 3
by Nathan Savant
Story can be found in unexpected places in games. In this article series, I will discuss my thoughts...
  Ads Count, So Count Your Ads
by Jeff Gurian
If you are running user acquisition, you need to be counting your ad revenue to make your bids as...

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A Student's Guide to Talking to People at GDC
image Want to discuss your craft with fellow developers at GDC and other events? Reuben Brenner Adams has some tips that will reduce your anxiety and facilitate discussion.
Results from Game Design Challenge: Teaming Up
image Game Career Guide's readers tackle team-based multiplayer mechanics in these winning entries for our latest Game Design Challenge.
How to Apply for a Games Industry Job
image Midnight Hub manager Sara Casen offers 10 crucial tips to consider when applying and interviewing for a position in the games industry.
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