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Blog: A game I made with my son - Best Buds vs. Bad Guys 9
by Gamasutra Community [06.23.16]
All about a game I created with my son Lucas, who was 11-years old when we began (he is now 12, fast approaching 13!).

Reminder: Join Gamasutra at the InnoGames Jam at Gamescom!  
by Staff [06.23.16]
Gamasutra is joining the inaugural InnoGames Jam at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August as a media partner, and you should come too! Signups close in a week!
Indie, Gamescom, GDC, GDC Europe

Importing real Australian skies into Forza Horizon 3 3
by Bryant Francis [06.23.16]
"The three most important thingsin a driving game = are the car, what you’re driving on, and the thing you’re driving underneath. That means the sky is actually super important."
Console/PC, Art, Business/Marketing, Video, E3

How Jonathan Blow found the roots of The Witness inside Braid  
by Bryant Francis [06.22.16]
Speaking with Time Magazine, Jonathan Blow offers some insights on how he arrived at the central puzzles of The Witness, and how the game connects back to his earlier title Braid.
Console/PC, Indie, Design

What The Last Guardian developers learned about long game dev cycles  
by Bryant Francis [06.22.16]
The Last Guardian's Fumito Ueda explains to Kotaku how he remained motivated and focused after nine years of game development.
Console/PC, Design, Production

Get a job: Turbine is hiring an experienced Android Engineer  
by Staff [06.22.16]
The house that built Lord of the Rings Online and the Infinite Crisis MOBA seeks to hire a senior Android engineer to work on mobile projects at its Needham, Massachusetts office.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Recruitment

Video: How to get the funding your game needs 2
by Staff [06.22.16]
Game industry veteran and Execution Labs cofounder Jason Della Rocca gives an indie financing reality check and shares advice on getting the funding your game needs in this GDC Europe 2015 talk.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Vault

Check out the results of GameCareerGuide's latest Game Design Challenge!  
by Staff [06.22.16]
Gamasutra's education-focused sister site GameCareerGuide offers info for game industry students and beginners -- and every 3 weeks, it also hosts a Game Design Challenge that anyone can take part in.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Design

Don't Miss: Mario maestro Koji Kondo on composing the classics 5
by Christian Nutt [06.22.16]
In this classic interview, The composer behind everything from Ocarina of Time to Super Mario 64 (which turns 20 this week!) offers timeless advice to fellow video game composers.
Console/PC, Audio

Blog: Ideas are worth more than you think 4
by Gamasutra Community [06.22.16]
Game developer Jukka Hilvonen discusses the relationship between ideas and execution, and why the former isn't necessarily less valuable than the latter.
Business/Marketing

Hotline Miami 2 gains a full-fledged level editor  
by Alex Wawro [06.22.16]
After roughly seven months of beta testing, indie developer Dennaton Games today released the full-fledged level editor for its 2015 top-down shooter Hotline Miami 2.
Indie, Design

As Quake turns 20, John Romero looks back at how it all started 1
by Alex Wawro [06.22.16]
It's an intriguing collection of ephemera to peruse, as it sheds light on id's culture of '90s game dev and serves as a reminder that the game you aim to make isn't always the game you wind up shipping.
Console/PC, Design

Sukeban Games' beguiling VA-11 Hall-A makes cyberpunk sexy  
by Katherine Cross [06.22.16]
Who knew that tending bar in 2070 could be so engaging? This indie title from Sukeban Games tasks you with mixing drinks, and listen to fascinating futuristic pub banter.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Video

Learn to make your game run better on mobile devices at GDC Europe  
by Staff [06.22.16]
Intel's Antoine Cohade will lead a session at GDC Europe this summer about how to efficiently reduce your games' power consumption and optimize it for better performance on today's mobile hardware.
Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, GDC Europe

Blog: How we tweaked the dash mechanic in our action game  
by Gamasutra Community [06.22.16]
Game designer Wytze Kamp explains how he tweaked a speed boost gameplay feature in his game, Antegods.
Indie, Design

First standalone VRDC debuts in November, call for talks now open  
by Staff [06.22.16]
GDC organizers are proud to announce that the first ever standalone Virtual Reality Developers Conference, the premier event for VR/AR creators, will be held this November in San Francisco.
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Serious, Business/Marketing, GDC

G2A hits back at TinyBuild after studio claimed it lost $450k to key reseller 2
by Chris Kerr [06.22.16]
"Finding a better medium price here would give a true overview. TinyBuild should explain to the media why they omitted their sales data from the revenue projection."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Supercell CEO on why $8.6 billion Tencent deal was a no-brainer  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.16]
"Tencent understands that our unique culture of small and independent teams is what makes Supercell. All of this is very important for us."
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Blog: Nintendo is in trouble and E3 didn't help 8
by Gamasutra Community [06.22.16]
"Nintendo may have a great 2017 if Nintendo NX is any good. Unfortunately, E3 didn’t give us any guidance in either direction," says game industry business consultant Bryan Cashman.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Fable Fortune Kickstarter canceled after private investor steps up  
by Chris Kerr [06.22.16]
The team of former Lionhead devs at Flaming Fowl have pulled the plug on the Fable Fortune Kickstarter campaign after securing private funding.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing