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  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.
  Q&A: Designing the procedurally-generated space sim Nimbatus
image Gamasutra spoke with the Nimbatus devs to learn how they created parts that players could combine to make unique drones for specific tasks, and how they went about creating an inspiring universe.
  Microsoft deal will help InXile escape 'uncanny valley' of game development
image InXile Entertainment founder Brian Fargo believes the recent Microsoft buyout will help the studio escape the 'uncanny valley' of game development, and meet rising consumer expectations.
  Changyou signs deal to bring Tetris to smartphones in China
image Chinese online game developer Changyou has signed a deal with The Tetris Company to bring the iconic puzzler to smartphones in China.
  Video Game Deep Cuts: The Grandmaster Of Fallout 76
image This week's highlights include a look at the U.S. grandmaster vying for the world chess championships, a diary playing through Bethesda's oddly emergent Fallout 76, and more.
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.
2 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."
1 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.
1 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.
1 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.

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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.
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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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