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Video: Zork Classic Game Postmortem from GDC 2014  
by Staff [05.09.14]
Infocom co-founder Dave Lebling explains how he created Zork and blazed a trail for interactive fiction game development in a postmortem talk at GDC 2014
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Video, Vault

Sleepy Time: A music game about depression, ritual, and insomnia 1
by Gamasutra Community [05.09.14]
"The six songs heard playing through the one-button rhythm game tell many a sad tale, but the way each man helps himself go to sleep might be as old as time: by stroking his own ... guitar."
Indie, Audio, Design

'What's the weirdest bug you've ever encountered?' 13
by Christian Nutt [05.02.14]
Bugs can make your life interesting, so to speak -- but sometimes they make your game interesting, too. Here, developers share their most entertaining mishaps.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio

Video: Watch ten devs give smart, rapid-fire microtalks at GDC 2014  
by Staff [05.02.14]
The GDC 2014 Microtalks session is now freely available via the GDC Vault and it's worth watching, with notable industry speakers like Tadhg Kelly, Emily Greer, Austin Wintory, and Elizabeth Sampat.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Video, Vault, GDC

GDC Next 2014 debuts call for talks, reveals themes 2
by Staff [04.30.14]
The future-focused GDC Next show is calling for talk submissions for both GDC Next and the featured App Developers Conference, which will be held in Los Angeles this November.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC Next

The poor game developer's toolkit 29
by Gamasutra Community [04.30.14]
"I couldn't afford to use the industry-standard software. So I've been using freely available software, and have compiled a list of that allows developers to create games commercially."
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Welcome to the Future: Creating Trials Fusion's theme song 1
by Gamasutra Community [04.30.14]
Composer Petri Alanko writes about how theme song "'Welcome to The Future' was one of the happiest accidents on the soundtrack."
Console/PC, Audio

Faceware offers new simultaneous video/voiceover capture service  
by Mike Rose [04.29.14]
Middleware developer Faceware Technologies has partnered with translation and audio services company Binari Sonori, in a bid to raise the quality of video and voiceover localization in video games.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Audio, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

This Week in Video Game Criticism: The Speed Racer of Games  
by Kris Ligman [04.28.14]
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics including Adam Saltsman on how Shinji Mikami's Vanquish is the Wachowskis' Speed Racer of games.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Audio, Design

Electronic music for fun, games, and profit: A complete beginner's guide 14
by Gamasutra Community [04.22.14]
Paul Taylor of Mode 7 Games (Frozen Synapse) shares "the absolute basics with an emphasis on the practical rather than the theoretical" when it comes to getting started with game music.
Console/PC, Indie, Audio

Video: Breaking down the seven-year development of Antichamber 3
by Staff [04.18.14]
Indie developer Alexander Bruce shares his development philosophy and what he learned from creating Antichamber in a postmortem talk given at GDC 2014.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault, GDC

'What's the best game dev educational resource you've ever used?' Exclusive 2
by Staff [04.18.14]
There's a lot of great educational resources out there that can help you refine your game development skills -- the trouble is knowing where to look.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive

Reminder: GDC Europe 2014 call for talks ends Monday  
by GDC Staff [04.18.14]
Don't miss the April 21 deadline to submit proposals for talks, roundtables and panel sessions at GDC Europe 2014, which will be held in Cologne, Germany August 11-13.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

GDC Europe 2014 opens registration, continues call for papers  
by GDC Staff [04.16.14]
You can now register early at a discounted rate to attend this year's GDC Europe, which will be held in Cologne, Germany August 11-13. Also, you still have time to submit talk proposals for the show.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC, GDC Europe

Reimagining the audio of kids' games, rediscovering a passion for game dev 3
by Gamasutra Community [04.09.14]
"The game became a labor of love for my own kids, to help them learn math, listening skills, to have a positive early experience with technology and, more even more than that, to simply make them happy."
Smartphone/Tablet, Audio, Design, Production

Video: #1ReasonToBe panel inspires standing ovation at GDC 2014 3
by GDC Staff [04.07.14]
GDC 2014 saw the triumphant return of one of the conference’s most popular sessions: the #1ReasonToBe panel, a raucous celebration and exploration of gender and alternative voices in games.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault


Why game melodies won’t let go 9
by Gamasutra Community [03.27.14]
"Why do these rock bands continually celebrate video game melodies? Film and television music can point to no similar phenomenon."
Console/PC, Indie, Audio

GDC hits attendance record, 2015 dates announced 3
by GDC Staff [03.24.14]
Game Developers Conference has set a record for event attendance, with more than 24,000 industry professionals at last week's conference in San Francisco's Moscone Center.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

The evolution of a feature: Diegetic music in Infamous Second Son 8
by Gamasutra Community [03.24.14]
Rev. Dr. Bradley D. Meyer, audio director on Sucker Punch's recently-released Infamous Second Son, traces an audio feature in that game all the way back to a Wii project from 2007.
Console/PC, Audio