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From PS4 to 1.44 MB floppy: Porting Retro City Rampage to MS-DOS 2
by Staff [06.21.16]
In this video recorded at GDC 2016, Vblank Entertainment's Brian Provinciano walks through how (and why) he ported his modern throwback game Retro City Rampage to run on MS-DOS.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Production, Video, Vault

Hadean Lands dev offers 'no-hint pledge' certificate as $35 DLC 2
by Alex Wawro [06.21.16]
"It might be easier to stick to that [no hints] promise once you've laid down some cash on it," reads a post from the developer on the DLC's Steam page. "Just a thought. It's up to you."
Indie, Business/Marketing

How to take advantage of textures in the vertex shader 8
by Gamasutra Community [06.21.16]
Two Tequila Works (Deadlight, Rime) devs run down their unique tricks for taking advantage of textures in the vertex shader.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming

A few niche RPGs that brought something new to the table 2
by Gamasutra Community [06.21.16]
From Cobra Mission: Panic in Cobra City to Chinese Paladin, computer RPG enthusiast Felipe Pope runs down some CRPGs with designs that sported intriguing mechanics worth studying.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

Blog: What to do before asking a publisher for money for your game 4
by Gamasutra Community [06.21.16]
Political Animals dev Ryan Sumo wraps up his blog series on finding a publisher (in Positech Games) by detailing the work and research that went in to getting ready to pitch a publishing deal.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Fantastic Contraption adds built-in mixed reality and Twitch chat functions  
by Bryant Francis [06.20.16]
The latest update to Fantastic Contraption includes integration with Twitch chat and a new Director Mode to help players show off their virtual reality creations.
VR, Console/PC, Indie, Design

Blog: How a single key reseller cost us thousands in game sales  
by Gamasutra Community [06.20.16]
TinyBuild's Alex Nichiporchik shares a story of how he believes online game key reseller G2A sold $450k worth of TinyBuild's games, including SpeedRunners, Party Hard and Punch Club.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Get a job: The Odd Gentlemen seek King's Quest Cinematic Animator  
by Staff [06.20.16]
The studio, based in Pasadena, California, is looking to hire an animator to create cinematics alongside the team working on the final King’s Quest chapters and future Odd Gentlemen projects.
Indie, Art, Recruitment

Video: Making Hellblade, Ninja Theory's indie game with AAA values  
by Staff [06.20.16]
How does a team of 15 work to create a game with AAA production standards? British indie studio Ninja Theory is figuring that out, as cofounder Tameem Antoinades explains in this GDC Europe 2015 talk.
Indie, Production, Video

Blog: A game of chess...in which you can't move the pieces 7
by Kris Graft [06.20.16]
Winning third-place for innovation at the last Ludum Dare game jam was a game about chess. "Moveless" chess.
Indie, Design

Get all the game industry insights, data and trends at GDC Europe  
by Staff [06.17.16]
Joost Van Dreunen is the chief of video game market research firm SuperData Research, and at GDC Europe he'll share a wealth of fascinating data about the trends and tendencies of the game industry.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

Twitter tags Zelda as the 'most talked about' game during E3  
by Alex Wawro [06.16.16]
While this is more of a fun data point than a particularly useful insight, it does give credence (at least, if you care about Twitter mentions) to Nintendo's Zelda-centric marketing strategy for E3
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, E3

Unity tweaks its pricing scheme in the wake of dev complaints 5
by Alex Wawro [06.16.16]
Unity Technologies has made some changes to the new pricing scheme it launched last month due to complaints from its community that the new model can be too expensive for select Unity developers.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

Blog: A simple 10 minute UI litmus test 4
by Gamasutra Community [06.15.16]
Some tips and tricks for gauging the effectiveness of your UI through a simulated experience of a new user.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design

Postmortem: Dinosaur Polo Club's Mini Metro Exclusive 8
by Peter Curry [06.15.16]
"I initially saw Mini Metro as an opportunity to have an iPad app under my belt and a little pocket money. My brother Peter saw it as potentially leading to a career as an independent game developer."
Console/PC, Indie, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, Video

The rise of Taiwan's indie scene 1
by Gamasutra Community [06.14.16]
Two independent game developers offer a look at the state and growth of the Taiwanese indie scene and how it came to be.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Postmortem: Paradox Development Studio's Stellaris 3
by Henrik Fåhraeus & Rikard Åslund [06.14.16]
Game director Henrik Fåhraeus and project lead Rikard Åslund take us through the making of Paradox Development Studio's epic 4X space strategy game Stellaris
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Video

Don't miss Gamasutra's E3 2016 coverage all week long!  
by Staff [06.13.16]
E3 2016 is off and running! We're running along with it, and now you can keep tabs on Gamasutra's coverage of breaking news and developer-focused interviews on our special event page.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, E3

Get storytelling tips and advice from a Pixar vet at GDC Europe  
by Staff [06.13.16]
Pixar's Matthew Luhn has worked on everything from Toy Story to Finding Nemo and Up. Now he's coming to GDC Europe to share his wisdom with developers looking to tell great stories in games.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, GDC Europe

EA announces indie partnership program 2
by Bryant Francis [06.12.16]
At E3 today, EA announced plans to partner with small developers on original games, promising to deliver all profits over to the developer.
Indie, Production, Business/Marketing, Video, E3