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30 standout reasons to attend the 30th edition of GDC next week  
by Staff [03.08.16]
The 30th edition of GDC kicks off next week, and organizers are eager to let you know about all the great sessions, bootcamps, roundtables, interactive spaces and cool events at the show!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Introverted networking: A few strategies 6
by Gamasutra Community [03.04.16]
"Going to a conference might boost someone’s energy if they’re extrovert, whereas it might drain a person if they’re introvert. The amount of stimuli during these highly social events creates different reactions."
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Business/Marketing

Watch GDC speakers pitch their talks to you, in under a minute! 1
by Staff [03.03.16]
As GDC 2016 draws nigh, conference organizers want to make sure you don't miss out on hearing about some of the great talks taking place at the show -- direct from the speakers themselves!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Audio, Design, Production, GDC

Video: How Spry Fox designs original free-to-play games 1
by Staff [03.03.16]
Spry Fox's Daniel Cook, David Edery and Ryan Williams walk you through how they prototype, release, and maintain updates for their games, and how they regularly reinvent their business model. 
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Video, Vault

Don't Miss: How behavior trees for AI actually work 27
by Gamasutra Community [03.03.16]
Lamenting a lack of base-line information to make behavior trees comprehensible, Project Zomboid developer Chris Simpson wrote this timeless 2014 rundown to open your eyes to the possibilities.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Design

Wargaming opens $10k contest for multiplayer games on PC or mobile  
by Alex Wawro [03.03.16]
World of Tanks developer Wargaming is calling on devs to submit their unreleased multiplayer PC or mobile games to its WG Labs Dev Contest for a chance to win $10k in prize money.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing

GDC: Don't miss the creative, innovative Experimental Gameplay Workshop! 1
by Staff [03.03.16]
With less than two weeks remaining before GDC 2016, organizers share more details on the ever-popular Experimental Gameplay Workshop session led by Robin Hunicke and Daniel Benmergui.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, GDC

For GDC's 30th, game industry notables reflect on 30 years of making games  
by Staff [03.03.16]
Lori Cole, Tim Schafer, Chris Crawford, Palmer Luckey, Chelsea Howe and more game industry luminaries will reflect on 30 years of making games during a special Flash Backward session at GDC 2016!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Come to the GDC 2016 Game Career Seminar to kickstart your career  
by Staff [03.02.16]
GDC 2016 organizers highlight notable sessions in this year's Game Career Seminar, which features career guidance talks and advice from game industry veterans and successful newcomers alike.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

Attend GDC and see how cutting-edge math can make your game better  
by Staff [03.02.16]
From new tricks for dealing with randomness to algebraic game balancing and math solutions for enhancing jump physics, there's lots of great stuff at the GDC 2016 Math for Game Programmers tutorial.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, GDC

This Week in Videogame Blogging: Learning from Mistakes  
by Critical Distance [03.02.16]
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from their senior curator Zoya Street on game narrative, interactivity, and learning from mistakes in game design.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Indie, Art, Design

Sponsored: Last chance! Learn all about the eSports biz in a free webinar  
by Limelight Networks, Cedexis [03.02.16]
Join us for a free webinar featuring one of the top eSports companies around! Fnatic CEO Wouter Sleijffers along with Limelight and Cedexis will explain the complex inner workings of a major eSports event.
Social/Online, Sponsored Article

Zynga founder Mark Pincus steps down as CEO -- again 1
by Alex Wawro [03.01.16]
Zynga founder Mark Pincus is once again stepping down as CEO of the company and becoming executive chairman of the board, but this time he's being replaced by board member (and EA vet) Frank Gibeau.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Video: The Stanley Parable devs analyze 'choice' in game design 2
by Staff [03.01.16]
What if there was nothing to 'defeat' in your game? What would the player's negotiation between choices look like? Stanley Parable devs Davey Wreden & William Pugh ponder the question in this GDC 2014 talk.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design, Video, Vault

Get expert F2P game dev advice at the GDC 2016 Free to Play Summit  
by Staff [03.01.16]
With GDC 2016 drawing nigh, organizers share details on more great free-to-play game talks from the developers of Alphabear, The Walking Dead: No Man's Land and more.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, GDC

ESL and Intel found AnyKey in a bid to bolster eSports diversity  
by Alex Wawro [02.29.16]
The ESL and Intel have launched a new initiative, AnyKey, intended to 'create more opportunities and inclusive spaces, whilst advocating for the underrepresented members of competitive communities.'
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

What it's like to game jam on the open sea  
by Alex Wawro [02.29.16]
100 devs from around the world (and one Eurogamer contributor) found out this month during the inaugural Splash Jam, a game jam organized aboard a wintry weekend cruise off the coast of Norway. 
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie

GDC 2016: Amazon & Unity show you how to better use their game engines  
by Staff [02.29.16]
Game Developers Conference organizers are excited to highlight some promising day-long sponsored developer days for GDC 2016 next month from Amazon and Unity about their respective game engines.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, GDC

There's a new game streaming service entering beta today: Utomik 1
by Alex Wawro [02.29.16]
The startup's "Netflix for games" platform is entering open beta today at the (temporary) price of $6/month for unlimited access to a catalog of over 100 games.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

GDC: Learn why Supercell thinks quality is worth killing (games) for 2
by Staff [02.26.16]
With GDC 2016 around the corner, organizers want to give you a quick heads-up about a cool talk from a Supercell dev about why it's important for developers to know when, and how, to kill projects.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, GDC