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Updates » Smartphone/Tablet
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

Don't Miss: Finding design freedom through constraints in Michael Brough's Imbroglio 6
by Joel Couture [10.22.18]
From the 7X7 grid of Corrypt and the 6X6 of 868-HACK, Michael Brough's play spaces have continually shrunk. His game Imbrogliois even more constrained: a 4X4 grid. Constraints can be freeing.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, 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

Chinese firm GAEA picks up 20% stake in Dead by Daylight dev Behaviour  
by Alissa McAloon [10.17.18]
Behaviour notes that the sum itself is slated to power the company's expansion into the Chinese game market.
Smartphone/Tablet

GDC 2019 is now open for registration!  
by Staff [10.17.18]
Now's the time to register for GDC 2019! You'll want to look at pass options and register early to get the best price. Plus, some passes have limited quantities so if you’re interested, don't wait!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

China's Huawei thinks it can capture Switch market...with a $1,000 phone 4
by Chris Kerr [10.17.18]
Chinese tech outfit Huawei believes it is capable of taking on the Nintendo Switch with its new $1,000 smartphone.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Smash That Magic Spiderweb  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.14.18]
This week's highlights include a neat Smash Bros interview, a review of Magic Leap's reveal party, and words of wisdom from Spiderweb Software, among many others.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Facebook is testing a mobile app for watching Facebook Gaming streams  
by Alissa McAloon [10.12.18]
Facebook is currently testing a mobile spin on its Fb.gg streaming platform that groups features currently available in the company’s Facebook Gaming web platform into a mobile-friendly app.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Weekly Jobs Roundup: Outfit7, Cryptic Studios, and more are hiring now!  
by Staff [10.12.18]
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on Gamasutra's Job Board.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Design, Recruitment

Microsoft has pulled the plug on Minecraft’s Apple TV version  
by Alissa McAloon [10.11.18]
Microsoft has ended support for Minecraft on Apple TV, a change that rolled out late last month but wasn’t really noticed online until just this week. 
Smartphone/Tablet

Don't Miss: Bringing Camouflaj's République to PlayStation 4  
by Paul Alexander [10.11.18]
The curious story of how Camouflaj's episodic game République made its way from iOS in 2013 to Steam and then onto PS4 involves an engine overhaul, a port house, and a tricky overseas deal.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Fortnite's Android version is no longer invite-only  
by Alissa McAloon [10.11.18]
While the Android release of Fortnite is still in beta, Epic Games has made the mobile battle royale game available to the masses.
Smartphone/Tablet

Ubisoft has a free-to-play mobile Assassin's Creed game on the way 1
by Alissa McAloon [10.11.18]
Ubisoft is teaming up with Fallout Shelter dev Behaviour Interactive for a free-to-play take on the Assassin's Creed series.
Smartphone/Tablet

Don't Miss: The aesthetics of frustration in Getting Over It 2
by Staff [10.10.18]
"This is one of the things I'm most interested in," says Foddy. "As a game designer, the most fundamental problem you're up against is that games don't matter, they're fake."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design

How a Fallout 3 trailer inspired the pitch for Fallout Shelter  
by Emma Kidwell [10.09.18]
In a video interview with Noclip, developers at Bethesda Game studios discuss the development process behind Fallout Shelter and how it was inspired by a trailer for Fallout 3.
Smartphone/Tablet, Design

Google's AR stickers are now Playground, exclusive to the Pixel 3  
by Emma Kidwell [10.09.18]
Google has rebranded its AR stickers today, officially changing to Playground as announced during the Pixel 3 event held in New York City. 
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Design

Video Game Deep Cuts: Uri Geller's Pessimistic Starlink  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.07.18]
This week's highlights include Uri Geller vs. Pokemon, why we need pessimistic games, a look at Ubisoft's Starlink, & lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Nintendo has patented a Game Boy case for smartphones 1
by Chris Kerr [10.05.18]
Nintendo has patented a Game Boy-style phone case that's would seemingly let smartphone owners transform their handset into the classic handheld.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Reminder: Tomorrow is your deadline to pitch talks for GDC 2019's Summits!  
by Staff [10.04.18]
Just a quick reminder: All submissions for GDC 2019’s Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC), GDC Summits, and Game Career Seminar are due tomorrow (Friday, October 5th) at 11:59 pm Pacific!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

PUBG has banned 13 million cheating players to date  
by Alissa McAloon [10.02.18]
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has banned over 13 million players since the game's publisher started sharing ban numbers in June 2017.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet