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Sponsored: Mirror's Edge Catalyst - Shattering the Norm 1
by Autodesk [07.20.16]
You may not be ready to run, jump and leap across buildings, but EA DICE's Mirror's Edge Catalyst allows you to unleash your inner Faith Connors and experience the next best thing.
Production, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Embedded, not outsourced: Hitman devs share collaboration tips at GDC Europe  
by Staff [07.20.16]
At GDC Europe next month, Io-Interactive's Markus Friedl and Mi'pu'mi Games' Gregor Eigner will showcase how a remote collaborator can do more than outsourcing work: it can act as an embedded team.
Social/Online, Production

SDKBOX brings Google Play Games Services to Coco2d-x  
by Chris Kerr [07.20.16]
"As we expand the breadth of features available for developers to engage and retain their players, Google Play's Game Services SDK was a natural fit for our platform."
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

ADD and game dev part 1: Making games when you struggle with a hyper mind 12
by Gamasutra Community [07.20.16]
Writer and game developer Nathan Meunier explores what it's like inside the mind of someone who makes games and suffers from severe attention deficit disorder.
Production

How Fundbetter devs stretch the boundaries of story-driven games  
by Bryant Francis [07.20.16]
We sat down with the developers funded by Failbetter Games' Fundbetter program for their thoughts on what it takes to create strong interactive fiction.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production

When you know your game isn't done -- and you ship it anyway 1
by Alex Wawro [07.19.16]
In a new interview War for the Overworld lead Josh Bishop tells Eurogamer why the game was shipped in an unfinished state, even though the devs knew it wasn't ready and would have liked to delay it.
Indie, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Google halts development on standalone VR headset 1
by Bryant Francis [07.15.16]
Recode reports that Google has abandoned its efforts at producing a standalone VR headset, choosing to focus on its recently announced mobile VR platform Daydream.
VR, Production

Blog: Pricing pixel art (or, 'Where can I get free pixels?!') 6
by Gamasutra Community [07.15.16]
Choosing pixel art seems to be the remedy for every tight game production budget. Here's some advice to producers and artists alike on what to expect when budgeting for pixel art.
Art, Design, Production

Designing a production process: Part 2 11
by Gamasutra Community [07.15.16]
Part 2 of a 3-part series where I break down our production process on Star Wars: First Assault, which was designed using an iterative production methodology developed by Jeff Morris.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Production

Surviving and thriving as a game developer with chronic illness 8
by Alex Wawro [07.15.16]
Gamasutra chats with a few developers from different backgrounds who live with different chronic health conditions to talk about how it shapes their lives and life’s work in the game industry.
Console/PC, Indie, Production

Survey: Vive, PSVR dev interest rises sharply in Europe  
by Staff [07.14.16]
The 2016 GDC Europe State of the Industry report shows increased interest in VR as a whole, and a notable jump in developers working on the HTC Vive.
VR, Production

Video: How Remedy rewrote its engine tech to make Alan Wake  
by Staff [07.14.16]
In this 2011 GDC talk, Remedy's Markus Maki and Olli Tervo break down the technical challenges of building Alan Wake and offer lessons for programmers working on game engines for large titles.
Console/PC, Programming, Production, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: Breaking the NES for Shovel Knight 21
by David D'Angelo [07.14.16]
With Nintendo catering to NES nostalgia via the NES Mini, it's a good time to look back at this classic post from Yacht Club about how they (mostly) abided by the NES' limits in making Shovel Knight.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Blog: White-boxing your game 3
by Gamasutra Community [07.14.16]
A run-down of white-boxing your video game, from former Mojang and Paradox developers at Swedish game studio Midnight Hub.
Design, Production

What it took to make the 2009 Ghostbusters video game 3
by Bryant Francis [07.13.16]
It turns out making a video game out of Ghostbusters may be as hard as trying to run a small business dedicated to investigating and exterminating paranormal activity.
Console/PC, Production

Get a job: Disruptor Beam needs a Community Manager  
by Staff [07.13.16]
The makers of Star Trek Timelines need a community manager to seek out new life and new civilizations.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Recruitment

At GDC Europe, learn to use live events to amp up your mobile game  
by Staff [07.13.16]
At GDC Europe Space Ape Games cofounder Simon Hade will show you how you can sustain and grow your mobile game through live ops -- without tying up a lot of talent.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

Platinum Games exec says studio needs own IP to gain true independence  
by Bryant Francis [07.12.16]
Platinum Games cofounder Atsushi Inaba tells UsGamer that the company's licensed games push is a short-term business model, and it'll need to produce original game ideas in order to succeed.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blizzard casts silence on abusive World of Warcraft players 1
by Bryant Francis [07.12.16]
Blizzard's new silencing tool will prevent abusive players from participating in open chat channels, as well as some of World of Warcraft's other key social features.
Console/PC, Production

Don't Miss: How Blizzard designs and animates Overwatch heroes  
by Staff [07.12.16]
Overwatch has its first new hero today with the release of support sniper Ana, so it's a good time to look back at this talk from Blizzard's David Gibson on how Overwatch heroes are designed/animated.
Console/PC, Art, Design, Production