Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
November 16, 2018
arrowPress Releases
  • Editor-In-Chief:
    Kris Graft
  • Editor:
    Alex Wawro
  • Contributors:
    Chris Kerr
    Alissa McAloon
    Emma Kidwell
    Bryant Francis
    Katherine Cross
  • Advertising:
    Libby Kruse






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Updates » Indie
Video Game Deep Cuts: Diablo's Deltarune... To The Stars?  
by Gamasutra Staff [11.05.18]
This week's highlights include the top news from Blizzcon around Diablo and other devilish titles, Toby Fox's Deltarune & his radical transparency, and Marty O'Donnell talking 'The Music Of The Spheres'.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Game Programming Deep Dive: 3 scenarios for movement prediction 6
by Gamasutra Community [11.05.18]
Bartlomiej Waszak, senior software engineer at Titanfall studio Respawn Entertainment, dives deep into three different situations of movement prediction in game programming.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Design

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Inspirations: Steel Crate's Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes!  
by Staff [11.01.18]
To inspire you to submit your own wild controller prototypes to Alt.Ctrl.GDC at GDC 2019, today we highlight another submission that went on to win big: Steel Crate's Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes!
Indie, Design, GDC

Inside the stunningly dynamic pixel art of Graveyard Keeper 12
by Gamasutra Community [11.01.18]
Svyatoslav Cherkasov, lead programmer on Lazy Bear Games' indie Steam hit Graveyard Keeper, goes in-depth on the game's eye-catching graphics.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design

PSA: You're almost out of time to pitch talks for the GDC 2019 Tutorials!  
by Staff [10.30.18]
Hey devs, the deadline for submissions to all but one GDC 2019 Tutorial is next Wednesday, November 7th! (The deadline for the Level Design Workshop is even sooner: this Friday, November 2nd!)
Console/PC, Indie

SAG-AFTRA's new agreement opens doors for small-budget and indie games  
by Katherine Cross [10.29.18]
Katherine Cross takes a closer look at a groundbreaking new SAG-AFTRA agreement for low-budget and indie game productions.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Game Design Deep Dive: The creation of Necrosoft Games' Gunhouse  
by Brandon Sheffield [10.29.18]
A deep dive into the creation of Gunhouse, a puzzle-meets-tower defense game, as filtered through conversations with various game developers and regular human beings.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production

Video Game Deep Cuts: Killing Sims, Redeeming Deus Ex's Tools 2
by Gamasutra Staff [10.29.18]
This week's highlights include a morbid piece on killing in-game characters in The Sims series, a plethora of writing around the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, and an interview on the tools used to make the classic Deus Ex.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

10 level design tips and tricks 9
by Gamasutra Community [10.26.18]
Tom Pugh, level designer with UK-based Lucid Games, details 10 guidelines for level design, from implementing consistent affordance to the concept of "denial and reward."
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design

GDC 2019 is proud to welcome back the GDC Film Festival!  
by Staff [10.25.18]
The GDC Film Festival (one of the first-ever documentary & narrative film fests focused on the art and culture of video games) returns for GDC 2019 -- and organizers are currently seeking submissions!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

EA Origin Access includes more indie games in its repertoire  
by Emma Kidwell [10.23.18]
Last week EA announced its new collection of games available to Origin Access subscribers for the month of October, which includes many indie games this time around.
Indie, Business/Marketing

Video: Exploring helplessness in Bury Me, My Love  
by Staff [10.22.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, The Pixel Hunt's Florent Maurin explains how he tried to confront players with a feeling of helplessness through a series of design choices in Bury Me, My Love.
Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Video

Warhammer: Vermintide devs acquire A Sweet Studio AB  
by Emma Kidwell [10.22.18]
Independent studio Fatshark, best known for Warhammer: Vermintide, announced earlier today that it has acquired neighboring Swedish game developer A Sweet Studio AB. 
Indie, Business/Marketing

Games @ Play Arcade puts out call for experimental game submissions  
by Emma Kidwell [10.22.18]
The University of California, Irvine announced the Games @ Play Arcade, a showcase for new and experimental games that challenge the notion of what video games can be. 
Indie, Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Astro Genius, Redeemed  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.21.18]
This week's highlights include a rave for Astro Bot VR, why game devs aren't getting Genius Grants, and a delightful Red Dead Redemption recap, among others.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Square Enix, Schell Games, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [10.19.18]
Here are just some of the many developers looking for artists, designers, programmers, and more right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Recruitment

Sixth annual Day of the Devs line-up features over 70 games  
by Emma Kidwell [10.18.18]
Double Fine and iam8bit announce the 70 games which will be present at the sixth annual Day of The Devs.
Indie, Business/Marketing, Video

Get a job: Amnesia dev Frictional Games is hiring a Tools Programmer  
by Staff [10.18.18]
Frictional Games is expanding its tech team and looking for a tools programmer who will help make its HPL engine better, prettier, and more intuitive.
Indie, Programming, Recruitment

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Inspirations: The award-winning Puppet Pandemonium!  
by Staff [10.18.18]
GDC 2019 seeks your great offbeat controller games for Alt.Ctrl.GDC! The submission deadline is November 30th, and to inspire you we're highlighting some prior standouts -- like Puppet Pandemonium!
Indie, Design, alt ctrl gdc

Don't Miss: Designing Dream Daddy's character creator to deepen engagement 2
by Staff [10.17.18]
"It was really important to us throughout the entirety of development of this game that we made something that felt inclusive to as many people as possible."
Console/PC, Indie, Design