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  Get a job: Wizards of the Coast is hiring a Lead Software Engineer
image The Magic: The Gathering Arena team is looking for an experienced engineer to help manage and lead a team of engineers who build and maintain scalable cloud services that will support vast legions of players. 
  Ubisoft is rewarding players for reporting reproducible bugs in Rainbow Six Siege
image Ubisoft is upping its bug reporting system, and offering players of Rainbow Six Siege an incentive to find and report issues that the dev team needs to address.
  Epic Games is facing yet another lawsuit over a Fortnite emote
image Epic has been hit with another lawsuit over one of the many, many emotes in its free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite, but this case is taking a different approach toward the alleged infringement.
1 Don't Miss: The making of the N64 classic, GoldenEye 007
image GoldenEye 007's director Martin Hollis shares the story behind one of the Nintendo 64's best-selling games, one which many say set the standard for single and multiplayer first-person shooters on consoles.
  Four years after launch, Angry Birds 2 is still Rovio's top-earning game
image Angry Birds 2 continues to be the company's big earner in its games business, bringing in €32 million (~$35.6 million) in gross bookings all on its own.
  Thanks for helping to make GDC 2019 a more sustainable show!
image Now that GDC 2019 is in the books, organizers want to shout out everyone who helped make this premier conference a more sustainable event by participating in on-site sustainability efforts.
  Snapchat is launching an SDK to let devs use Bitmoji avatars in their own games
image Snapchat is rolling out a Bitmoji for Games SDK that lets select game developers use the social platform’s customizable Bitmoji avatars within their own games on any platform.
3 Epic would back away from exclusives if Steam changed rev share, says CEO
image Epic Games' Tim Sweeney says that Valve cutting its share down to match Epic’s 88/12 split would "have a sweeping impact on other platforms for generations to come."
  The Switch is closing in on 35 million lifetime sales
image The Nintendo Switch has sold 34.74 million units worldwide since launching on March 3, 2017, according to the latest figures from Nintendo. 
  Software driving growth at Nintendo as Switch falls just short of sales goal
image Nintendo has reported an upturn in profits and sales for the fiscal year ended March 2019, despite the Switch just missing out on its revised full-year sales target of 17 million units.
  Blog: Unboxing BOXBOY! - A character controller cover
image An in depth look at what makes the character controller tick in HAL Laboratory's BOXBOY! This was done by "covering" the game -- you can find out what that means in this article.
2 Insomniac CEO Ted Price reflects on 25 years of leadership lessons
image Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price talks to Gamasutra about what lessons he's still learning after 25 years of running a large independent games studio.
  Overwatch lets players create custom modes with in-game scripting tools
image Blizzard is launching what it calls the Overwatch Workshop, a way to make custom game modes for Overwatch by messing with some of the scripting tools the dev team uses to create the game itself.
  Xbox revenue held up by software and services as hardware sales fall
image Microsoft’s latest financial report shows that its game business is still in the rise in terms of revenue, but that income generated by hardware has taken a significant year-over-year hit.
  Get a job: Sony PlayStation is hiring a Sr. Manager, Competitive Gaming
image PlayStation is looking for a Sr. Manager of Competitive Gaming to help drive the execution of its esports business.
  Ex-BioWare dev James Ohlen heading up new Wizards of the Coast studio
image Ohlen retired from BioWare after 22 years last July, saying that he planned to “take a break from the industry and work on something a little more smaller and more personal.”
  Video: Why you should put your name on your indie game
image Experienced indies Zach Gage & Bennett Foddy take the stage at GDC 2019 last month to discuss why indie game makers are one of the few craftspeople to not sign their work, and why that should change.
20 Don't Miss: How working on gross, violent games can mess with developers
image In this 2015 feature, a number of developers share their experiences working on some of the gorier aspects of game development and reflect on how that work affected them.
3 Respawn CEO: Sticking to seasonal updates better for Apex Legends devs
image Despite temptations to ramp up content production or hiring after that initial boom, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella says it was best for the team to stick to its original pacing plans for new content
  Nepal lifts short-lived ban on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
image Nepal's Supreme Court has lifted the government’s ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, ruling that the ban imposed unjustified limits on the freedom of expression guaranteed under its constitution.
  Persona 5 has sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide
image Persona 5, the stylish role-playing game from Japanese developer Atlus, has sold over 2.7 million units worldwide. 
  Blog: 10 important Kickstarter hacks from an expert
image A quick checklist of expert hacks that should help you create a successful Kickstarter campaign.
  Supercell partners with Internet Matters to improve child safety online
image Clash of Clans maker Supercell has joined forces with non-profit organization Internet Matters on a mission to help keep children safe in the digital world. 
  Frostpunk has surpassed 1.4 million sales in first year
image City-building survival game Frostpunk has sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide on PC since launching a year ago.
  Switch continues to dominate hardware sales in the U.S.
image The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the U.S. throughout March in terms of unit and dollar sales, and has been throughout the past quarter.

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Results From Game Design Challenge: Call Of The Wild
image Game Career Guide's readers put players in control of wild animals in these winning entries for April's Game Design Challenge!
Birth Of An NPC: Writing Non-Player Characters
image 13AM Games' Unai Cabezon covers the basics of creating non-player characters, including tips for defining their roles and narrative purpose.
MAGFest 2019: A Student Dev's Experience
image Burning Sky Games founder Jake Carfagno shares advice for student developers showcasing their games at MAGFest and other gaming events.
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Twisted Hand Studio.,Ltd
Twisted Hand Studio.,Ltd We are a 40-people game art production studio based in China, we've been serving the global game dev industry for more than 10 years, providing 2D Concepts, Illustrations, UI graphics, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation (Key-frame & Spine).
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