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  Get a job: join Airship Syndicate as a Gameplay Programmer
image If you've got the experience and enjoy working with a focused group of talented and passionate game devs, then Airship is the place for you.
  Which genre should your next PC game be in?
image We take a look at how Steam’s tag system allows us to do broad trend analysis on games, and some of the most attractive Steam genres out there.
  One month in, Valheim has already sold 5 million copies
image Valheim hit the ground running at the beginning of February, and doesn't seem to be losing much momentum now that a month has passed.
  Don't Miss: Designing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's unconventional mechanics
image Some of the lead developers on Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild talk earnestly about how (and why) they designed the game's convention-breaking systems and mechanics.
  Nacon argues The Sinking City 'piracy' is within its contractual rights
image Nacon has fired back at The Sinking City developer Frogwares, arguing that Frogware's lack of cooperation and a clause in its contract allows it to alter and host an alternative version of the game on Steam
  Get to know Swapcard, the platform powering GDC Showcase
image Take a closer look at Swapcard, the platform used for hosting GDC Showcase later this month!
  Quiz Sucker Punch co-founder Brian Fleming about Ghost of Tsushima at GDC Showcase
image Sucker Punch co-founder and Ghost of Tsushima producer Brian Fleming will be doing an Ask-Me-Anything session at GDC Showcase!
  Square Enix taps Polish studio Forever Entertainment for upcoming remakes
image Square Enix has partnered with Polish studio Forever Entertainment to remake some of its catalog titles.
  The Sinking City pulled from Steam after its own developer issues DMCA takedown
image The Sinking City has been removed from Steam amid an ongoing dispute between developer Frogwares and publisher Nacon.
  Zynga acquires Torchlight III dev Echtra Games
image Zynga has acquired Torchlight III developer Echtra Games for an undisclosed fee to bolster its cross-platform development capabilities.
  Get a job: Join Bit Fry Game Studios as a Gameplay Engineer
image The Gameplay Engineer will work to design and implement gameplay systems in Unreal Engine 4.
  PlayStation is getting out of the movie and TV show rental business
image PlayStation will no longer host TV shows or movies on the PlayStation Store, announcing in a blog post that it'll stop offering both for rental and purchase by the end of August.
  Don't Miss: Designing for seasons in bumbling platform royale Fall Guys
image "With Fall Guys, one thing that's fun is that we actually want inconsistent difficulty between stages -- we want players to have that 'oh shit' moment when Slime Climb turns up."
  Epic Games acquires Fall Guys dev Mediatonic
image Epic Games has added Fall Guys developer Mediatonic, and its parent Tonic Games Group, to its slowly expanding list of subsidiary game development studios.
  Learn how to ignite a loyal fandom for your game at GDC Showcase
image Learn how the Monster Prom developers ignited their passionate fanbase at GDC Showcase!
  Apple vs. Epic judge confirms in-person trial will start on May 3
image Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has outlined plans for an in-person trial that will require witnesses to travel to Northern California to answer questions before the court.
  Report: Hogwarts Legacy will include trans-inclusive character creator
image The upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy will allow players to create transgender characters, according to a new report from Bloomberg. 
  The Last of Us Part II breaks record for most BAFTA Games Award nominations
image Naughty Dog's acclaimed sequel is up for 13 awards at the 2021 British Academy Games Awards, beating the previous record of 11 nominations.
  Hardsuit Labs lays off staff after removal from Bloodlines 2
image Several developers have reported that Hardsuit Labs told them today that they would be losing their jobs after the studio was fired from work on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2.
  The Sinking City dev accuses publisher of releasing pirated copy on Steam
image The back and forth between Frogwares and Nacon, once known as Bigben Interactive, continues to pick up steam.
  How do you fund that game prototype?
image One of the biggest issues in game funding now is - how on Earth do you get your prototype funded? Can’t do game discovery if you don’t have a game. We look into it!
  Get a job: Jackbox Games seeks an International Games Lead
image Jackbox Games is looking for an experienced business leader to build and manage a development team focused on international expansion.
  Need for Speed delayed as EA shifts dev Criterion to support Battlefield 6 development
image EA's chief studios officer places the blame at least partially on the pandemic, as remote development has taken its toll on the EA DICE team tasked with making Battlefield 6.
  Video: Animating the final villain of Marvel's Spider-Man
image In this 2019 GDC talk, Insomniac Games' Sol Brennan provides an overview of what went into animating the iconic final villain of Marvel's Spider-Man.
  Sony announces string of partnerships to support Black communities
image Sony Interactive Entertainment has partnered with four organisations dedicated to providing economic opportunities for Black communities.

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Indie Insights: Hooks And Anchors
image David Logan discusses the importance of emphasizing compelling gameplay hooks and anchors when marketing your game.
What Every Game Designer Should Know About Human Psychology
image Michael Moran breaks down the role that psychology plays within game development, highlighting design elements that create memorable and engaging games.
Quest Design In Linear Media
image Nathan Savant critically examines the pacing of films and novels to better understand how their structures can apply to quest design in games.
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