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  Super.com launches new funding program for Unreal Engine devs
image The fund will offer seed investment for new game studios, or venture capital for those companies with a more "mature business strategy."
  Q&A: Chatting roguelikes with the creator of ADOM
image In an extensive Q&A, indie game dev Dr. Thomas Biskup talks about his decades-in-the-making roguelike, Ancient Domains Of Mystery.
  Video: Virtual Rick-ality Postmortem: VR lessons learned
image In this GDC 2018 talk, Owlchemy Labs' Alex Schwartz and Devin Reimer break down the successes, failures, and lessons learned during the development of Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.
  How Umihara Kawase began as two separate prototypes
image An original Umihara Kawase developer has released video of the first two prototypes of the game, which showcase drastic differences between early versions of the game and its final release.
2 Opinion: World of Warcraft: Classic will disappoint you
image "I fear that World of Warcraft: Classic is unsustainable, and will prove to be incapable of sustaining a meaningful community of anyone other than those committed to burning through the endgame."
  Enter the Gungeon DLC canceled, devs to focus on new game instead
image Dodge Roll, the studio behind Enter the Gungeon, announced earlier today that it will no longer be continuing development on a paid expansion for the game, focusing on new endeavors instead.
  Get a job: Game Changer is hiring a remote Mobile Game Programmer
image Game Changer is looking for a dev to design, implement, and maintain software in a game development environment.
6 Don't Miss: Designing the Elusive Target system for 2016's Hitman
image "They would be tough because players would have one chance to get them right, and the whole dynamic around how you play the game should change."
  GoFundMe, Doom auction seek to raise funds for devs affected by California fires
image Both a GoFundMe campaign and an online auction of rare Doom memorabilia have been set up to help Christy Marx and Randy Littlejohn, two writers that lost their home in the yet-ongoing Camp Fire.
  A peek at the experiments Spelunky players use to manipulate the game's code
image Players of Mossmouth's Spelunky HD are working to understand the game's inner workings, a process that has become integral to snagging a spot on the game's leaderboards.
  Learn to design and run better free-to-play games at GDC 2019!
image From Angry Birds to The Sims, the devs of a bunch of successful F2P games will take the stage at GDC 2019 next March to share what they know about succeeding in an ever-shifting market.
  Valve has quietly discontinued the Steam Link
image Valve has quietly discontinued its Steam Link game-streaming box around three years after the tiny device hit shelves.
  Niantic partners with United Nations to boost tourism using AR games
image Pokemon Go and Ingress creator Niantic has partnered with the United Nations World Tourism Organization to boost global tourism through the use of augmented reality games.
  Skybound restarts work on The Walking Dead with original Telltale devs
image "It’s been a ton of work logistically and legally to get us to a place where we're able to roll up our sleeves and get to the actual work."
  Developing the unique multi-genre murder-mystery The Hex
image Here, Daniel Mullins tells us a bit about how he put The Hex together, from his creative process to the challenges of constructing a game that covers so much design ground.
  Video: The audio processing of NieR: Automata
image In this GDC 2018 talk, PlatinumGames' Shuji Kohata explains the spatial audio techniques used in NieR: Automata's desolate landscapes and natural environments.
2 Activision addresses why Spyro Reignited Trilogy has no subtitles
image Activision has released a statement regarding the lack of subtitles during cutscene sequences in Spyro Reignited Trilogy, an omission which greatly impacts accessibility for players.
  Get a job: Join the Digital Extremes team as an Environment Artist
image Digital Extremes is seeking an Environment Arts well versed in modeling, texturing, and lighting 3D environments to join its team in London, Ontario.
  PUBG Corp. details the results of its 3-month 'Fix PUBG' push
image The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds dev has shared a post rounding up the various changes made during its three-month-long Fix PUBG campaign.
  The Strong Museum debuts exhibit focusing on women in the industry
image The Strong Museum opened its Women in Games exhibition earlier today as part of its National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, celebrating the accomplishments of women in the video game industry.
5 Don't Miss: The making of Half-Life 2
image Some of the minds behind the 2004 release Half-Life 2 outline Valve's decentralized design process in this classic postmortem from the Nov 2005 issue of Game Developer magazine.
3 Star Citizen has now crowdfunded over $200 million in 6 years
image Star Citizen's sizable crowdfunding sum has now surpassed the $200 million mark as the game progresses through its alpha stages.
  Charity gaming marathon Desert Bus for Hope raises $730,000
image After 6 days of playing the infamous Desert Bus sequence from Penn & Teller’s Smoke & Mirrors, charity streamers have once again set a fundraising record.
  Former Remedy CEO and Wargaming exec opens new studio Redhill Games
image Former Remedy CEO and Wargaming development executive Matias Myllyrinne has rounded up a team of industry veterans to form new studio, Redhill Games. 
  Here are your juries for the IGF 2019 Nuovo, Visual Art, and Audio awards!
image A diverse assortment of developers and industry professionals make up the juries of the GDC 2019 Independent Games Festival, an they'll soon decide the finalists for next year's awards.

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Getting The World Of Sprint Vector Over The Finish Line
image Technical artist Kevin Andersen recalls the process that brought Sprint Vector from concept to reality, explaining how his team arrived at its final art style and aesthetic.
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.
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