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  Report: Scavengers Studio co-founder allegedly groped, screamed at employees
image Scavengers Studio cofounders Simon Davreau and Amelie Lamarche are facing accusations of enabling a hostile work environment at the Montreal-based studio.
  Don't Miss: Creating the 'hidden horror' of Observer
image Observer is a cyberpunk horror game from Polish studio Bloober Team. They stress that it isn't a survival horror experience--they prefer to call it "hidden horror" or "catharsis 2.0."
  Get a job: Join Pixelberry as an Engineering Manager
image Pixelberry is looking for a talented Software Engineering Manager to lead development at Pixelberry for its hit mobile game Choices: Stories You Play.
  GameStop stock hits new highs as Redditors and stock market short sellers wage war
image The past few years have been a wild ride for GameStop, but the past week or so has been an absolute rollercoaster for the company's stock prices.
  Opinion: Xbox's Gold pricing flipflop & Game Pass ramifications
image What happened with Microsoft's change of heart over increased pricing on Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, and what does it mean for the future of Xbox Game Pass? We examine in detail...
  Restructure at Konami consolidates production teams, shuffles exec lineup
image Konami has kicked off a restructure for its production divisions in response to "the rapid market that surrounds" it, seemingly aiming to streamline its three production teams as one entity.
  Habbo developer Sulake to be fully acquired by Azerion
image Habbo Hotel developer Sulake is set to be fully acquired by media and tech company Azerion, according to a report from GamesIndustry.biz. 
  Pitch your talks for GDC 2021’s Summits, VRDC, and Game Career Seminar!
image Submissions are now open for GDC 2021's Summits, VRDC, and Game Career Seminar!
  Blog: The development decisions and design choices behind Speed Limit
image A look into the game development process of Speed Limit and (un)popular game design choices we had to make to align gameplay perfectly with our vision for the game.
  The Pokemon Company is clamping down on Sword, Shield, and Home hackers
image The Pokemon Company has warned Pokemon Sword, Shield, and Home hackers they could face permanent bans.
  Runescape developer Jagex has been acquired by The Carlyle Group
image Runescape developer Jagex has been acquired by global investment company The Carlyle Group for an undisclosed fee.
1 Blog: Microtransations and the race to the bottom
image Or the unexpected virtue of monetizing video games through microtransactions.
  Get a job: Join Jackbox Games as a Sr. Gameplay Engineer
image Jackbox Games is looking for a Senior Gameplay Engineer to join our team in Chicago! (Though currently, we are all working from home.)
  Digital sales now make up 91 percent of Focus Home Interactive's revenue
image Digital sales made up a whopping 91 percent of Focus Home Interactive's €103.6 million (~$126.1 million) revenue during the first half of its 2020/21 year, up 7 percent from the preceding six month period.
  Vicarious Visions is now a part of Blizzard Entertainment
image Vicarious Visions, the studio behind numerous Activision remakes and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, is now a part of Blizzard Entertainment.
  Tencent acquires majority stake in Klei Entertainment
image Klei Entertainment founder Jamie Cheng has announced that Tencent is acquiring a majority stake in the studio.
  Video: The Sounds of Year Walk and DEVICE 6
image In this 2015 GDC session, Daniel Olsen breaks down the haunting melodies that make up Simogo's signature games Year Walk and Device 6.
1 Blog: The 'Boogle House' of cross-platform development - Part 2
image Cross-platform development is based on a Boogle House foundation that is beginning to creak from age, stress, and limits reached.
  Updated: Microsoft's rolled back its Xbox Live Gold price increase
image Updated:Microsoft is no longer increasing the price of its Xbox Live Gold plan, and will be no longer require Xbox users to purchase the plan to play free-to-play online games.
  Codemasters' directors vote in favor of $1.2 billion EA acquisition
image Codemasters' directors have all voted in favour of the proposed acquisition of the studio by EA.
  Blog: Everything you need to know about LiveOps in 2021
image The world of games today is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Fast-moving. Boundary-pushing. Exploding with new features, new abilities, and new methods for keeping players engaged. Are you keeping up?
  Nacon acquires Cricket 19 developer Big Ant Studios for $42.5 million
image Based in Melbourne, Big Ant is best known for working on sports titles including AO Tennis, Ashes Cricket, and Cricket 19.
  Capcom raises full year earnings forecast thanks to strong digital sales
image The success of games like Resident Evil 3 and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne have inspired the folks at Capcom to raise their full-year earnings forecast.
  Get a job: Join InnoGames as a Game Designer
image For a new unannounced game, InnoGames are looking for a Game Designer. Your task will be the design of new game features and the creation of new events for this game.
10 Don't Miss: The Cabal - Valve's design process for creating Half-Life
image Valve engineer Ken Birdwell walks us through the "cabal" procedures that helped turn the company's initial, less than impressive version of Half-Life into a groundbreaking success

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  Game Dev Digest Issue #78 - Programming and more
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1 Spilt Milk Devlog 08 - 2020 retrospective
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Making An Among Us-Styled Game In 10 Days: Lessons Learned
image Bari Silvestre details his recent experience making a multiplayer social deduction game in 10 days as part of the Disc Room Game Jam.
The Art Of Compelling Quest Design
image Level designer Sukhraj Johal critically examines the premise, flow, goals, and rewards that contribute to a memorable quest in Ghost of Tsushima.
A Marketing Strategy For First-Time Developers
image Sam Barham discusses the steps he took when marketing and growing a community for his first game as a hobbyist developer.
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