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  Kojima exploring virtual and augmented reality at Prologue Immersive
image Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has joined the advisory board of California-based virtual and augmented reality company, Prologue Immersive.
1 Game Design Deep Dive: Building truly cooperative play in Overcooked
image "With Overcooked, we wanted to make a game which was much more focused on how a team works together rather than simply adding more players to a single player experience."
  World eSports Association hires former boxing exec Ken Hershman
image eSports looks for help from the boxing world as Ken Hershman, formerly of HBO Sports and Showtime Sports, joins the growing organization.
  GameStop hardware sales tumble after Neo, Scorpio announcements
image The video game retailer's hardware sales took a rough hit after this year's E3 announcements about the future of Xbox and PlayStation.
  Get a job: Playful Corp needs a senior designer
image The makers of Lucky's Tale are looking for a senior designer to work with them in virtual reality.
1 Don't Miss: How to make comedic games like Jazzpunk
image It's not easy to make games all about comedy, but Necrophone Games somehow figured it out with Jazzpunk. Take a look back at how they pulled it off in this Road to the IGF interview.
  Rick & Morty co-creator dives into VR with new studio
image Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty, is teaming up with former Epic Games executive producer Tanya Watson in a bid to bring comedy to virtual reality.
  Microsoft cancels free-to-play Halo Online
image 343's attempt to expand Halo into a free-to-play franchise has been cancelled for now.
  Blog: Creating game ready textures and assets using photogrammetry
image Indie dev Joseph Azzam goes over the multiple photogrammetry techniques he used to scan an entire castle for less than $70.
5 Steam Spy opts to publicize game data despite dev takedown requests
image Despite developer concerns, Sergey Galyonkin says he will not be removing any more games from Steam Spy's listings, and has restored previously removed ones.
1 Nintendo bolsters supply chain with NX on the horizon
image Nintendo has purchased a 70 percent stake in JESNET, one of its largest console distribution partners in Japan, for $46.5 million.
5 Blog: Picking the best college for game development
image "A lot of people want to go to a university for game development, but is it worth the cost? Here's some advice about the steps to take before whipping out your wallet."
  Dead By Daylight sales top 1 million after two months
image Over 1 million copies of Starbreeze and Behaviour Digital's asymmetrical multiplayer horror title Dead By Daylight have now been sold.
  Applications open for CryEngine's $1 million Indie Dev Fund
image Applications are now open for CryEngine's Indie Development Fund, which is offering CryEngine devs the chance to claim a slice of a $1 million funding pool.
  Sony fortifies PSN with two-step verification
image Sony is fortifying its PlayStation Network service with the addition of two-step verification for player accounts.
1 Blog: Breaking down Undertale's masterful opening sequence
image Intrigued by its intelligent opening sequence, Ubisoft technical level designer Max Pears breaks looks at what makes introduction so great.
37 Swimming with the whales: A study in free-to-play
image "I spent several months among the high rollers in a free-to-play game. Here's what I learned from swimming with the whales."
2 Riot cofounder pledges to make League a more sustainable eSport
image This week there's been a bit of public argument between a League team owner and Riot cofounder Marc Merrill over whether the game's design is stable enough to support long-term professional play.
  Q&A: 'Action Saxons' & historical accuracy in The Great Whale Road
image The Great Whale Road just hit early access. Joachim Sammer, CEO of Sunburned Games, talks about the making of this story-driven strategy/RPG hybrid set on the medieval shores of the North Sea coast.
  Get a job: Smite dev Hi-Rez Studios seeks an Animator
image The Paladins and Smite studio is hiring an experienced animator to join its studio in Alpharetta, Georgia to work on its current and future projects.
  Video: Threes creator shares tips on making great game tutorials
image Hot off the release of Threes, indie game maker Asher Vollmer speaks at GDC 2014 about how to empower your players (without patronizing them) through great tutorial design.
  Rovio's fortunes are on the rise in the first half of 2016
image In a bit of a surprise move, Rovio reported earnings for the first half of 2016. The reason is clear: the numbers look good, with revenue for both Rovio as a whole and its games biz up year-over-year.
8 Don't Miss: The game dev postmortem of the original DotA
image In this classic postmortem, some of the key figures behind seminal Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients provide a look at what went right and wrong during development of the trailblazing game.
2 Titanfall dev speaks to the value of slower, simpler multiplayer
image Titanfall 2 game director Steve Fukuda speaks to Shacknews about how Respawn is trying to make the game more readable -- and learnable -- by slowing it down and simplifying some of the map design.
1 Which VR platform is most popular? Find out in VRDC's VR/AR Innovation Report
image 95 percent of VR/AR professionals say VR/AR is here to stay, sharing their platform preferences and future challenges like pricing, applications and even nausea, in the debut VR/AR Innovation Report.

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2 Alien Languages: How We Talk About Procedural Generation
by Michael Cook
The right words can motivate anyone about your game - but are we all speaking the same language? The...
6 The Deep, Dark Secret of No Man's Sky: You're The Bad Guy
by Sean May
No Man's Sky casts the player as a lone explorer, flung into a vast universe of untold riches and...
  The Workflows of Creating Game Ready Textures and Assets using Photogrammetry
by Joseph Azzam
In this article I will be going over multiple photogrammetry techniques that I stumbled upon,...
5 Picking the Best College for Game Development
by Becca Hallstedt
A lot of people want to go to a university for game development, but is it worth the cost? Here's...
1 Undertale (Opening) - Breaking Down a Masterpiece
by Max Pears
This is taken from my website as I break down the opening minuets of ...

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Postmortem: Our First Convention Booth
image Gabriel Schneider reflects on his first convention booth experience, offering valuable insight for indies and student creators who want to expand their audience.
Results from Game Design Challenge: Gaming Gets Real
image Game Career Guide's readers weigh in on augmented reality with these creative game designs that merge gameplay mechanics with the real world.
Dynamixyz: A Research and Development Project Postmortem
image The Guildhall at SMU researcher Mario Rodriguez outlines the results of a recent Directed Focus Study course targeting the Dynamixyz Head Mounted Camera.
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