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Tracy Fullerton and Markus 'Notch' Persson to receive top GDCA honors  
by Staff [02.16.16]
Game Developers Choice Awards organizers reveal two special 2016 honorees: the Ambassador Award goes to USC's Tracy Fullerton, and Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson receives the Pioneer Award.
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Get practical game dev tips from Amazon and Google at GDC 2016  
by Staff [02.15.16]
Game Developers Conference organizers are excited to highlight some promising day-long sponsored developer days for GDC 2016 next month from Amazon, Imagination Technologies and Google experts.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

GDC: See how DICE used photogrammetry to bring Star Wars Battlefront to life  
by Staff [02.12.16]
At GDC 2016 next month, EA DICE senior artists reveal how the studio used photography and photogrammetry techniques to create the striking visuals of Star Wars Battlefront.
Console/PC, Art, GDC

Vote now for the 2016 IGF and Game Developers Choice Audience Awards!  
by Staff [02.12.16]
Cast your votes for both the Game Developers Choice Audience Award and the Independent Games Festival Audience Award , from now until voting closes next Friday, February 19th at 11:59 PM PT.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, GDC, IGF

Devs weigh in on eSports: Good for the big guys, rough for the small guys 3
by Brandon Sheffield [02.11.16]
eSports are clearly a viable business. But for what sorts of companies are they viable? And for how long? GDC's State of the Industry report shows us what game devs think of the matter.
Business/Marketing, GDC

See Pokemon GO deconstructed at GDC's Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit  
by Staff [02.11.16]
With the 2016 Game Developers Conference right around the corner, organizers would like to highlight some of the great talks taking place at the conference's Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit!
Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase: OnlySlightly's The Von Neumann Personality Test  
by Bryant Francis [02.11.16]
Inspired by personality tests, 1-900 number psychics, and his own experiences with conversion therapy, Matt Hudgins came up with a game that's played via an old-school corded phone and a CRT TV.
Design, GDC

Road to the IGF: Learn more about the finalists -- and their games!  
by Staff [02.10.16]
From Darkest Dungeon to Oxenfree to Cibele to The Magic Circle, Gamasutra's Road to the IGF series of interviews with 2016 IGF award-nominated devs is a trove of insightful, charming game dev talk.
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Spend a day sharpening your level design skills at GDC 2016 1
by Staff [02.10.16]
From the remarkable wilderness of Firewatch to how level designers are adapting their skills to the world of VR game development,Here's a preview of the Level Design In A Day tutorial which will help kick off GDC 2016 in San Francisco next month.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, GDC

Come to GDC for a behind-the-scenes look at Vainglory's eSports success  
by Staff [02.09.16]
Kristian Segerstrale, COO and executive director of Super Evil Megacorp, will share some lessons learned from the development and promotion of the studio's standout mobile MOBA Vainglory at GDC 2016.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, GDC

These 15 games will be playable in the Indie Megabooth Showcase at GDC 2016  
by Staff [02.09.16]
The Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase is coming back to GDC 2016 with a lineup of 15 interesting indie games that all conference attendees can play, including We Are Chicago and Elsinore.
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

State of the Industry: Enough with the skeletons 5
by Brandon Sheffield [02.08.16]
Over 2,000 devs surveyed in GDC's State of the Industry survey answer the vague question: “Is there anything else you'd like to say about the game industry?” As you can imagine, it gets quite heated.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC: See how Paradox balances historical accuracy with good game design  
by Staff [02.08.16]
Paradox Interactive senior game designer Chris King is going to delve into the tricky balancing act that comes with making games about historical events at GDC 2016. Don't miss it!
Console/PC, Design, GDC

Todd Howard will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2016 1
by Staff [02.05.16]
Prominent Elder Scrolls series director Todd Howard will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2016, presented by Robin Hunicke.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, GDC

GDC 2016: See how the striking look of Mirror's Edge: Catalyst was achieved  
by Staff [02.05.16]
GDC is almost here, and organizers would like to let you know about a talk from EA DICE senior lighting artist Fabien Christin on how the studio is creating the unique look of Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, GDC

Come to VRDC at GDC to see how VR platformer Lucky's Tale was made  
by Staff [02.04.16]
Playful Corp's Dan Hurd and Evan Reidland will be delivering a cutting-edge technical postmortem of 3rd-person VR platformer Lucky's Tale as part of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference at GDC.
VR, Design, GDC

Shut Up & Sit Down returns to GDC with a board game smorgasbord  
by Staff [02.04.16]
Curated by the clever minds behind Shut Up & Sit Down, this exhibit will once again offer GDC attendees a calm oasis where you can relax and play some of the best tabletop games of 2015.
Console/PC, GDC

Polish your game design skills at the GDC 2016 Game Design Workshop  
by Staff [02.03.16]
Today is the last day to register early for GDC 2016 at a discounted rate, and those who do may appreciate the conference's cutting-edge Game Design Workshop.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Design, GDC

Reminder: Last day to save up to $700 on GDC 2016  
by Staff [02.03.16]
Less than 24 hours remain until early registration for Game Developers Conference 2016 ends at 11:59 PM Pacific, so anyone interested in attending should register now at a discounted rate.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

Come to GDC and learn how Bethesda built the world of Fallout 4 1
by Staff [02.03.16]
Today is the last day to register early for GDC 2016 at a discounted rate! What's more, attendees will get to see a talk from Bethesda Game Studios on the modular level design of Fallout 4.
Console/PC, Design, GDC