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Blog: A postmortem of Robothorium 2
by Gamasutra Community [02.26.19]
After two years of development, we released our game Robothorium on Switch & PC. It's now to take a look at how the production went, how much it sold and what we can learn from all of this.
Indie, Design, Production

Amy Hennig calls single-player games 'just a harder and harder proposition' 3
by Emma Kidwell [02.26.19]
Amy Hennig discusses how single-player games are not in danger of dying out with the rise of live games.
Console/PC, Design

Don't Miss: Most players won't finish your game - and that's not a bad thing! 61
by Staff [02.26.19]
Most players won't play to the end of your game. That's not a tragedy -- that's a feature of video games' design landscape.
Social/Online, Design

Opinion: Civilization VI's (Green) New Deal
by Katherine Cross [02.26.19]
In Civilization VI's latest expansion Gathering Storm, the world fights back and your actions have far-reaching, unintended consequences down the ages and across the whole of the map.
Console/PC, Design

See the future of interactive experience design at GDC 2019  
by Staff [02.26.19]
Mycotoo (the company behind interactive experiences for Fallout 76, Blade Runner 2049, and more) is coming to GDC 2019 to give you a unique look at the future of interactive experience design!
VR, Design, GDC

The noclip model viewer lets you see Nintendo classics from a new perspective  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.19]
If you fancy taking a sightseeing tour around some of your favorite Nintendo games, you're going to want to check out noclip.website.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Blog: Why 2018 was a landmark year for accessibility  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.19]
Last year, we saw advances in the inclusion of people with disabilities on a scale never before seen. Let's look at some of the best examples.
Design, Production

Ebba Ljungerud's grand strategy: A chat with Paradox's CEO 2
by Kris Graft [02.26.19]
Paradox Interactive CEO Ebba Ljungerud tells Gamasutra how she will guide the future the company with a focus on improved game accessibility and creative empowerment.
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

How Dream Daddy succeeded in writing for the internet  
by Staff [02.25.19]
In this GDC 2018 session, Game Grumps' Leighton Gray breaks down the research and approaches used to make Dream Daddy a success.
Console/PC, Design, Video

Don't Miss: Saints Row: The Third and designing over the top  
by Staff [02.25.19]
Volition's Scott Phillips discusses the initial tonal and creative boundaries for Saint's Row: The Third and explains the processes used to iterate and improve on the game.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Attend GDC 2019 and get a data-driven look at why people play games!  
by Staff [02.25.19]
Quantic Foundry cofounder Nick Yee will break down the data gathered from a survey of over 400,000 game players at GDC 2019!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: The never-ending challenge of asymmetrical design  
by Gamasutra Community [02.25.19]
Asymmetrical game design can lead to some of the most unique experiences around, but it's also a never-ending challenge for designers to get even part of the way to being balanced.
Design

Blog: Making subtitles that don't suck 4
by Gamasutra Community [02.25.19]
Almost 80% of players use subtitles in games. But game subtitles are often sub-par: too small, hard to read, or otherwise unusable. I decided to see what it takes to make subtitles that don't suck.
Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Devotion Of An Art Sqool Hades  
by Gamasutra Staff [02.24.19]
This week's highlights include a look at smash hit Taiwanese horror game Devotion, quirky AI art tutoring game Art Sqool, and the latest behind-the-scenes video on Supergiant's Early Access title Hades.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Wizards of the Coast, Techland, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [02.22.19]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Programming, Art, Design, Recruitment

Don't Miss: Slime Rancher dev shares tips for making the most of the prototyping stage  
by Staff [02.22.19]
Slime Rancher lead developer Nick Popovich explores how a productive prototyping process can be a vital tool for nailing down exactly what makes a game fun to play.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

Catch Corinne Scrivens' postmortem of Moss at GDC 2019  
by Staff [02.22.19]
See how the adventures of one sign language-speaking mouse were brought to life at the 2019 Game Developer's Conference.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Here's a few of the games you'll see at the GDC 2019 Experimental Gameplay Workshop!  
by Staff [02.22.19]
If you've never seen the EGW before, know that it's a 2+ hour-long session jam-packed with a vivacious mix of eclectic game prototypes that explore new ideas and genres -- and it's back for GDC 2019!
Indie, Design, GDC

Get tips from Ubisoft on using machine learning in game dev at GDC!  
by Staff [02.22.19]
Ubisoft Montreal's Yves Jacquier will be giving a great talk at GDC 2019 that's all about giving you an approachable, practical look at how you can incorporate machine learning into your work.
Console/PC, Programming, Design, GDC

Blog: A student game postmortem (or how not to make a game) 3
by Gamasutra Community [02.22.19]
I'v recently ended my studies with one last student game experience: Illtide. The production was a nightmare. So instead of keeping this story for myself, let me tell you how not to make a game.
Design, Production