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Sponsored: The World of Just Cause 2 - Using Creative Technology to Build Huge Open Landscapes 7
by Linus Blomberg [05.16.13]
A deep technical dive into how the developers of the Just Cause series create their sprawling, seamless open worlds -- exploring all of the tricks and techniques they've developed so far.
Programming, Art, Game Developer Magazine, Console/PC, Sponsored Feature, GD Mag, GD Mag Exclusive

From XNA to MonoGame 12
by Dean Ellis [05.15.13]
If you created a game in XNA, its discontinuation doesn't mean that you have to start over from scratch. Enter MonoGame, an open-source implementation of the XNA 4 API -- and this tutorial to help you use it.
Programming, Game Developer Magazine, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Sponsored Feature: Yesterday's Minimum Spec is Today's Mass Market - Quality Game Performance Made Simple 1
by Intel Visual Computing [05.14.13]
This paper highlights common challenges encountered during the development of three world-class games and how developers used Intel GPA to quickly solve them, resulting in significant performance and quality gains.
Programming, Production, Art, Sponsored Feature

Secrets of Quick Iteration in the Core Social Space 7
by Gabi Shalel [05.13.13]
How do you react to the speed of the mid-core social market -- incorporating ideas from fans and developers while getting updates out there quickly? Total Domination developers Plarium explain.
Design, Production, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Pursuing a Video Game Masterpiece 40
by Paul Walker [05.10.13]
Three speakers reflect on the "games as art" debate -- but not whether they are art (they are) but instead what that means, how developers can best pursue it, and what tendencies might be holding them back.
Design, Interview, Console/PC

PlayStation Plus: Good for Players, But is it Good for Developers? 20
by Kris Graft [05.09.13]
Sony's service, which allows gamers to get a huge variety of free games, has been a big hit with PlayStation fans. But what do developers get out of it? Gamasutra finds out.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC

Postmortem: Appy Entertainment's Animal Legends 7
by Rory McGuire [05.06.13]
From building a flexible, low-cost server back-end to launching big in China, Animal Legends offered the team at Appy Entertainment a huge number of challenges -- which are fully outlined in this candid postmortem.
Business/Marketing, Design, Postmortem, Production, Art, China

Managing Risk in Video Game Development 8
by Paul Tozour [05.03.13]
How do you best manage risk when creating a game? Using this article and the attached spreadsheet, you can better identify the problem areas in your game and get a sense of whether any decisions you are making actually make business sense.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Crowdfunding, One Year Later 3
by David Daw [05.01.13]
Game Developer Magazine asked devs behind major crowdfunding pushes from the last year -- Chris Roberts, Brenda Romero, Greg Rice, and Jim Rossignol and James Carey -- for their advice on what worked for them and what they’d do differently.
Business/Marketing, Game Developer Magazine, Console/PC, Indie, GD Mag, GD Mag Exclusive

Nintendo's Difficult Path Forward 29
by Matt Matthews, [04.30.13]
Following Nintendo's lackluster annual financial results, Gamasutra's Matt Matthews breaks down the sales statistics to find out what Nintendo must do to turn its business around.