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Blog: The challenge of finding enough playtesters 3
by Gamasutra Community [09.05.18]
This post discusses why you shouldn't let the same people test your game all the time, and how you can find enough playtesters to curate diverse opinions.
Production

Video: How Supercell challenges traditional studio conventions  
by Staff [09.04.18]
In this GDC 2018 talk, Supercell's Ilkka Paananen shares his experience of building an unconventional organizational structure for Supercell.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Blog: Knowing when and how to lore dump in games 10
by Gamasutra Community [09.03.18]
Some folk write lore because they love it. Some folk write lore because they need to fill that technical manual spinoff book. But is it always essential when you're making a sci-fi or fantasy title?
Design, Production

Video Game Deep Cuts: That Donut Exapunks Mooncrash  
by Gamasutra Staff [09.02.18]
This week's highlights include analyses or interviews on Donut County, Exapunks, Prey: Mooncrash & many more.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: thatgamecompany shares how devs can build cohesive teams  
by Staff [08.31.18]
thatgamecompany's Sunni Pavlovic offers insight on how to hire well for your game dev studio, explaining how you can retain top talent to build the kind of cohesive teams that make great games.
Indie, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Don't Miss: Punishing difficulty conveys a personal story in The End is Nigh 1
by Staff [08.30.18]
"As The End is Nigh unfolded, it became a story about my personal struggle with game development, my obsession with my work, and how it affects my family."
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

Submissions for GDC 2019 Summits are now open!  
by Staff [08.30.18]
The wait is over: the call for submissions is now open for GDC 2019’s Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC), GDC Summits, & Game Career Seminar through October 5th at 11:59 pm Pacific Time!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Wargaming, Cloud Imperium Games, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [08.29.18]
Those companies and more are looking for designers, engineers, artists, and devs from a variety of other disciplines right now on the Gamasutra Job Board!
Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Recruitment

Battle Chef Brigade dev warns against putting work first  
by Emma Kidwell [08.28.18]
Battle Chef Brigade developer discusses how indie devs shouldn't put their lives on hold in order to prioritize work.
Indie, Production

Why Donut County changed halfway through development  
by Emma Kidwell [08.28.18]
Donut County was finally released today after six years in development-- but it was originally supposed to be an entirely different game.
Indie, Design, Production, Video

Come to XRDC for a postmortem look at the making of Beat Saber!  
by Staff [08.28.18]
Built by 3 devs working remotely, Beat Saber's success proves you don't need outside funding, a big budget, or a large team to make a great VR game. Attend XRDC in October to find out how they did it!
VR, Design, Production

Get a job: Volition is hiring a Senior Writer  
by Staff [08.27.18]
Volition is searching for a Senior Writer to join its cross-discipline triple-A development team in Champaign, Illinois.
Production, Recruitment

Don't Miss: A technical look at bringing 60 FPS multiplayer to The Master Chief Collection  
by Staff [08.27.18]
Lead technical artist at Certain Affinity Bryan Moss discusses how technical artists and animators achieved running Halo: The Master Chief Collection at 60 frames per second.
Design, Production

The 10 secrets to indie game success (and why they do not exist) 6
by Gamasutra Community [08.27.18]
We're about to release Frozen Synapse 2, so it felt like the right time to write some kind of inspirational blog post in order to get 20 minutes of social media attention for marketing purposes…
Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: The Two-Bit GoldenEye Circus  
by Gamasutra Staff [08.26.18]
This week's highlights include a look at innovative 'alternative arcade' Two-Bit Circus, a retrospective on the creation of GoldenEye for the N64, and lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Why the Dead by Daylight devs balance multiplayer by avoiding 'knee-jerk' reactions  
by Chris Kerr [08.24.18]
Keeping players happy when you're expanding a multiplayer title that pits one supercharged killer against four would-be victims isn't easy. Just ask the folks over at Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Digital.
Console/PC, Programming, Production

Blog: Ideas and dynamic conversation in Heaven's Vault 1
by Gamasutra Community [08.23.18]
Heaven's Vault uses a knowledge model to track player activity and offer valid actions and dialogue. But it's also letting us give our characters' something else: a train of thought.
Design, Production

Developing GoldenEye 007 when the technology didn't exist 5
by Emma Kidwell [08.22.18]
In an oral history published by MEL Magazine, several members from the development team behind GoldenEye 007 discuss the unique challenges that came with designing for the Nintendo 64. 
Console/PC, Design, Production

Ubisoft's once-yearly Assassin's Creed series is skipping a 2019 release 1
by Alissa McAloon [08.22.18]
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told Gamescom attendees that the franchise is going to take a year off following the release of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey this year.
Console/PC, Production

Blog: Building a disruptive game design framework - Part 2 1
by Gamasutra Community [08.22.18]
This 2-part essay provides a disruptive game design framework based on shape language and traditional composition for heightening physical empathy and the sensory experience of players.
Design, Production