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Blog: Marketing and session data for Summoners Fate at PAX West 2
by Gamasutra Community [10.11.18]
Indie developer Ross Przybylski of D20 Studios offers crucial marketing and player data on his early access tactical CCG Summoners Fate following a showing at PAX West.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Bringing Camouflaj's République to PlayStation 4  
by Paul Alexander [10.11.18]
The curious story of how Camouflaj's episodic game République made its way from iOS in 2013 to Steam and then onto PS4 involves an engine overhaul, a port house, and a tricky overseas deal.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Key data and conclusions from a Mixer-based marketing campaign  
by Gamasutra Community [10.11.18]
When we launched Hyper Sentinel back in May, we promoted it as "the world's first interactive live-stream arcade game" thanks to its unique Mixer integration. Here's how everything turned out.
Business/Marketing

Sponsored Content
Magic Leap touts diversity, makes case for game devs to come aboard 1
by John-Michael Bond [10.10.18]
During Magic Leap's first keynote presentation ever, the mixed reality startup plead its case for developers to join in on the ground floor of something special.
VR, Design, Business/Marketing, Video, Sponsored Article, Magic Leap

PlayStation users will be able to change PSN ID starting 2019  
by Emma Kidwell [10.10.18]
Starting in early 2019, PlayStation users will be able to change their PSN ID.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Redundant translations in video games and anime
by Clyde Mandelin [10.10.18]
There are common situations in entertainment translation that turn ordinary text into redundant messes. Here's some insight into how that happens, particularly in the world of anime and video games.
Production, Business/Marketing

Magic Leap announces grant program for indie developers 1
by Emma Kidwell [10.10.18]
Magic Leap announces the Magic Leap Independent Creator Program, a grant set up for indie devs to encourage them into bringing their creations to the platform.
VR, Business/Marketing, Magic Leap

Ninja Theory funds Senua's Scholarship for #WorldMentalHealthDay  
by Emma Kidwell [10.10.18]
Ninja Theory, the studio behind Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, announced the establishment of Senua's Scholarship earlier today, which aims to support the training of mental health tutors.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Video

Come and be a part of making XRDC a more sustainable event!  
by Staff [10.10.18]
The environment is important, so XRDC organizers take a quick moment to talk about what's being done -- and what you can do -- to help make it a more sustainable event in a more sustainable industry.
VR, Business/Marketing

Nintendo hacks The Legend of Zelda to make it more accessible 1
by Chris Kerr [10.10.18]
The new version of the 1987 classic gifts players a ton of rupees and items from the start, making it more accessible for those keen to wander through Hyrule with minimal fuss.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Skybound vague on future of Telltale partnership  
by Chris Kerr [10.10.18]
Skybound Interactive has offered some more (admittedly vague) details as to how its proposed deal with Telltale Games might shape up.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video: How studios can set up accessibility-centric spaces  
by Staff [10.09.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Mixer's Tara Voelker and 343 Industries' Brannon Zahand discuss the value of a dedicated inclusive technologies space at Microsoft.
Serious, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Sony CEO claims next-gen hardware is 'necessary' 1
by Chris Kerr [10.09.18]
The chief exec claimed it's absolutely "necessary to have a next-generation hardware," though stopped short of christening that device the PlayStation 5.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft unveils Project xCloud game streaming technology
by Chris Kerr [10.08.18]
"Our vision for the evolution of gaming is similar to music and movies -- entertainment should be available on demand and accessible from any screen."
Business/Marketing, Video

Skybound Games will finish work on Telltale's The Walking Dead  
by Chris Kerr [10.08.18]
While the terms of the deal are still being ironed out, Skybound has confirmed that members of the original development team will be brought back onboard to finish the project.
Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Uri Geller's Pessimistic Starlink  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.07.18]
This week's highlights include Uri Geller vs. Pokemon, why we need pessimistic games, a look at Ubisoft's Starlink, & lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Icons dev Wavedash Games lays off 'majority' of staff  
by Alex Wawro [10.05.18]
Update It's a rough blow for Wavedash, which set up shop in 2015 and launched its free-to-play platform fighter Icons: Combat Arena on Steam's Early Access service earlier this summer.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Blog: A crash course in conducting interviews 5
by Gamasutra Community [10.05.18]
Recently, a colleague came to me with a conundrum. It went something like this: "Hey I have to interview someone in 30 minutes. Give me a crash course." This is that crash course.
Business/Marketing

Nintendo has patented a Game Boy case for smartphones 1
by Chris Kerr [10.05.18]
Nintendo has patented a Game Boy-style phone case that's would seemingly let smartphone owners transform their handset into the classic handheld.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Breaking fences, escaping dinosaurs?! Oh my, it's Parkasaurus' developers  
by John Harris [10.05.18]
Gamasutra spoke to one half of Washbear and co-developer of Parkasaurus, Chris McQuinn to explore the design and intent of the slightly-silly dino zoo sim Parkasaurus.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Video