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Obduction let Cyan experiment with VR in a non-Myst universe 1
by Richard Moss [08.24.16]
Obduction, which is out today, is Cyan's first game in 25 years that isn't set in the Myst universe. We talked to Rand Miller about world building, puzzle crafting, and designing for VR.
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, History, Video

Wargaming shuts down Bellevue-based WG Cells  
by Bryant Francis [08.23.16]
Gamasutra has learned that Bellevue-based WG Cells, formerly known as DropForge games, has been shut down.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Household Games hires speedrunner as accessibility advocate  
by Bryant Francis [08.23.16]
The new studio from former Guacamelee developer Jason Canam has hired an advocate to make its games more accessible for disabled players.
Console/PC, Design

Get a job: Be a Senior Sound Designer at Sucker Punch  
by Staff [08.23.16]
InFamous developer Sucker Punch seeks a "sonically striking senior sound designer" to work alongside the game dev team at its Bellevue, WA studio.
Console/PC, Audio, Recruitment

CEDEC survey sheds light on how much Japanese game devs get paid 3
by Alex Wawro [08.23.16]
Japanese game industry trade body CESA recently polled nearly 2,000 game devs in Japan about how much they're paid, and the results suggest it's less than devs in the West.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Sony is bringing its PlayStation Now game streaming service to PC  
by Alex Wawro [08.23.16]
More than a year after its official debut, Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service is being prepped for launch on PC and Mac in the U.S. and Europe.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: How Valve uses Team Fortress 2 as a game dev guinea pig 11
by Staff [08.23.16]
The seminal Team Fortress Quake mod is over two decades old, and now Team Fortress 2 has become a critical part of how Valve operates. In this classic feature, Valve's Robin Walker explains how.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Pokemon Go is losing millions of users, still has millions more 4
by Alex Wawro [08.23.16]
Data culled from mobile analytics firm Apptopia suggests public interest in Pokemon Go is declining, as daily active users appear to have dropped by roughly 12 million over the past month.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Microsoft, ARM and CCP among the cutting-edge sponsors of VRDC  
by Staff [08.23.16]
Microsoft, ARM, Qualcomm and CCP Games are some of the many great sponsors getting behind VRDC in November. Don't miss it!
VR, Business/Marketing

Kabam ready to spend $24 million on a single mobile game by 2018  
by Chris Kerr [08.23.16]
Mobile powerhouse Kabam is going to spend big to secure its future as the next decade of smartphone gaming draws near.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Nintendo nets $661 million from Seattle Mariners sale  
by Chris Kerr [08.23.16]
Nintendo has sold the majority of its controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners baseball team, after announcing the deal earlier this year.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Former Comcast exec appointed head of IGDA Foundation 1
by Chris Kerr [08.23.16]
"The IGDA Foundation has a lofty goal and high purpose: make game development as a profession more diverse, more fulfilling, and more valued."
Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: The craft of game design cannot be measured by any metric 8
by Gamasutra Community [08.23.16]
"If game design is a craft, what becomes of it when game development is driven solely by financial metrics? Does any of the craft remain?"
Design, Business/Marketing

Sponsored: 7 tips to getting a job in video games  
by Jill Henderson [08.23.16]
Industry veteran, Jill Henderson says there is some magic to getting that first job in the games world and shares her 7 tips for getting a job in video games.
Console/PC, Indie, Sponsored Article

Writing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to 'hold a mirror up to the world' 4
by Alex Wawro [08.23.16]
Eidos Montreal's Mary DeMarle chats about art and business of writing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, a game about conspiracy theories, terrorism and fear released this week into a world awash in the same.
Console/PC, Design

You can now link to your game on Steam through YouTube annotations  
by Bryant Francis [08.22.16]
You can now link to your game on Steam directly via merch annotations or YouTube cards thanks to a rule update from the video platform.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Gamescom moves next year's show dates as attendee numbers remain steady  
by Bryant Francis [08.22.16]
The German video games trade show is moving its Wednesday through Sunday show dates to Tuesday through Saturday in 2017.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Zenimax amends Oculus lawsuit to accuse John Carmack of theft 5
by Bryant Francis [08.22.16]
According to an amended lawsuit from Zenimax, former employee John Carmack took documents and company technology while leaving the company.
VR, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Backflip Studios is hiring an External Producer  
by Staff [08.22.16]
Hasbro-owned DragonVale developer Backflip is looking for someone to manage the production of externally-developed casual F2P games from its office in Boulder, Colorado.
Social/Online, Production, Recruitment

P.T.-esque horror game Allison Road is back from the dead  
by Alex Wawro [08.22.16]
Months after being cancelled, P.T.-inspired horrific walking simulator Allison Road has been revived by original dev Christian Kesler and the new studio he and his wife have cofounded: Far From Home.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing