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Blog: How Gamasutra helped me become a published novelist
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Game engine maker Unity secures $400M investment
image Game engine maker Unity Technologies has secureda $400 million investment from private equity firm, Silver Lake Partners.
  Postmortem: Muse Games' Guns of Icarus Alliance
image "Every mistake we have made became a lesson that was seared into our minds, and throughout the development and release of Guns of Icarus Alliance,weve made plenty of them."
  Video: Watch an archivist poke and prod a Steam Controller prototype
image Librarian Andrew Borman published a video today showcasing how the "Chell" prototype Steam Controller works, how it differs from the final version, and how it's lost support in the last 2 years.
2 World of Tanks dev apologizes for threatening YouTuber with a takedown
image The folks atWargaming apologized today for threatening to have a YouTuber's video taken down via a copyright infringement complaint, promising to "grow and improve."
1 Microsoft's Project Scorpio console will also debut in China this year
image This weekMicrosoft confirmed that its next Xbox console, which is still publicly branded "Project Scorpio" and expected to debut later this year, will also launch in China before the end of 2017.
  Video: How Slime Rancher succeeds through emergent storytelling
image At GDC 2017, Monomi Park chief Nick Popovich speaks at length about the "secret sauce" that helped Slime Rancher's slimes capture so many players' hearts: the stories they helped the player tell.
  Get a job: Telltale Games is hiring a Sr. Animator
image Telltale Games is looking for a talented Senior Animator to assist the Animation team in creating high-quality character animation for a game project using Maya and Telltale proprietary tool.
  How a struggling console translated into high sales for Rain Games' Teslagrad
image While salesof the Wii U itself have been less than impressive, one developer notes that the consoles unique ecosystem can provide indie games with a space to thrive.
  Supercell now owns 62% of Space Ape Games
image The two companies have entered a 'long-term strategic partnership' that will allow Space Ape to regain operational independence following the share acquisition.
5 Don't Miss: 7 examples of game AI that every developer should study
image These games are all notable for the interesting, clever, novel ways in which they use AI. All are worth a closer look if you're eager to let a little algorithmic thinking improve your game design.
  Tomorrow is your last day to get a VRDC Fall 2017 pass at the cheapest price!
image VR enthusiasts, take note: the deadline to register early for VRDC Fall 2017 at the lowest possible price ends tomorrow, May 24that 11:59 PM Pacific!
Revenue up at Take-Two as key franchises deliver
image Take-Two has released its financials for the year ended March 31, 2017, and it's been a good year for the U.S. publisher.
Hitman developer IO Interactive makes layoffs to secure future
image Hitman developer IO Interactive has made an unspecified number of layoffs in an attempt to secure its future.
YoYo Games wants to inspire young game devs with GameMaker education package
image YoYo Games wants to encourage more people to explore the world of game development by putting together an education package featuring GameMaker Studio 2.
Blog: 9 things I learned making N.O.V.A.
image I believe in order to gain the clarity and perspective necessary to evolve, each of us needs to reexamine his work every few years. This article is the first in this effort, and treats one of my first big success.
2 7 Japanese RPGs game developers should study
image We reached out to some game makers and asked them to name some JRPGs that they believe all devs should study. They provided us with a diverse list of their highly personal picks.
12 Striking voice actors say some game companies are agreeing to royalties
image SAG-AFTRA has spent over six months striking against 11 video game companies; it now claims other game companies are totally onboard with its demand for residual payments based on a game's sales.
  Departed Kerbal Space Program devs now work at Valve
image UPDATE A number of theKerbal Space Programdevelopers who departedKSPstudio Squad in 2016now work at Valve, according to former Valve staffer Roger Lundeen.
  Video: Lessons learned making Ark: Survival Evolved in Early Access
image At GDC 2017, Studio Wildcard's Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak speak at length about Ark: Survival Evolved's dev strategy for Early Access on Steam, as well as Xbox and PlayStation 4.
2 Rockstar delays Red Dead 2 to 2018, giving devs more breathing room this holiday
image Citing a need for "some extra time", Rockstar's delay means one less highly-anticipated game launching this holiday season, a period that's typically packed to the brim with high-profile releases.
  Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a FX Artist
image Insomniac Games is looking for a talented artist to create effects to work and assist in gameplay, environment, and the cinematics of its games as a member of its team in Burbank, CA.
13 Valve's ownership of Dota 2 is set to be decided by a jury
image A jury is gearing up to settle a lawsuit involving Valve, Blizzard, uCool, and Lilith Games over the legality of games created in the Dota universe and Valve's ownership of the IP itself.
14 Don't Miss: How VR devs are tackling locomotion in virtual space
image For all the freedom we imagine VR can provide, there's still a significant confining factor: the amount of real-life physical space around you. Here's how devs are tackling the issue of locomotion in VR.
1 The early games and tech that inspired a generation of game devs
image Polygon sat down with over a dozen long-time game creators to explore how their childhood fascinations with coding, early video games, and board games led to their now prolific careers in game dev.

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Results from Game Design Challenge: Party Hard
image Game Career Guide's readers explore the key elements of event organization and party planning in these winning Game Design Challenge entries.
Student Project Postmortem: Wakey Wakey
image The Guildhall at SMU student Conor Dalton details the difficulties involved in creating Wakey Wakey with a team of first-time student developers.
Dealing With Disappointment: Student Edition
image Meagan Byrne explains how you can effectively process your feelings when dealing with rejection and disappointment as a game design student.
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