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  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.
  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
  Video: Behind the massive crowds of Assassin's Creed Unity
image In this 2015 GDC session, Ubisoft's Francois Cournoyer discusses the processes for creating the massive AI crowds that populate the world of Assassin's Creed Unity.
  New Masterclass addition: Susan O'Connor's narrative design course returns!
image Susan O'Connor returns with another GDC Masterclass session for narrative designers! Register now before seats are all gone.
  Here's what to expect from GDC Showcase
image Here's a quick breakdown of what kind of talks and sessions you can expect at GDC Showcase in March.
  Sagard NewGen nabs minority stake in Flight Simulator dev Asobo Studio
image French private equity company Sagard NewGen has acquired a minority stake in Flight Simulator developer Asobo Studio.
  Twitch indefinitely suspends account of former U.S. President Donald Trump
image Twitch will be indefinitely suspending the account of former U.S. President Donald Trump "due to the ongoing risk of further incitement of violence."
  Team 17 acquires Golf With Your Friends franchise for $16.4 million
image UK publisher Team 17 has acquired the rights and assets for Golf With Your Friends from developer Blacklight Interactive for £12 million.
2 Blog: The scary secrets of horror design from Silent Hill 4
image We're revisiting Silent Hill for today's design post and how what many consider to be the start of the decline of the famous series still has essential lessons on horror design for modern titles.
1 Steam 'prologues'... do they really help?
image Steam prologues - those things where you take a short excerpt of your game and launch it on a completely separate Steam page? Are they a big booster of interest? Let's find out...
  Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring a Facial Character TD
image Insomniac is looking for a rockstar Facial Character TD’s to be responsible for authoring facial rigs and facial riggings systems from scratch or utilizing a variety of high-resolution scan-data.
  Industry vet Peter Moore returns to games as Unity SVP
image Peter Moore's return to the game industry has picked up steam.
  Prolific F-Zero, Star Fox artist Takaya Imamura retires from Nintendo
image Takaya Imamura has named today his final day at Nintendo, ending a 32-year-long career working on many of the company's most iconic games and characters.
  Don't Miss: Building a 'homebrew' video game console
image This post serves as an introduction to a "homebrew" video game console made from scratch, using a lot of inspiration from retro consoles and modern projects but with a unique architecture.

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  Developing Speed Limit: 0-60 in Two Years
by Igor Kolar
A look into the game development process of Speed Limit and (un)popular game design choices we had...
  Game Dev Digest Issue #78 - Programming and more
by Mike Marrone
Game Dev Digest Issue #78 - Programming and more. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev...
  Spilt Milk Devlog 08 - 2020 retrospective
by Andrew Smith
2020 was quite something. It's with a peculiar mix of pride and guilt that, looking back on one of...
  How Low Can You Go?
by Aidan Herron
Or the Unexpected Virtue in Monetizing Video Games Through Microtransactions
  PART II: It's Time to Move Out of the Boogle House
by Neil Schneider
Cross-platform development is based on a Boogle House foundation that is beginning to creak from age...

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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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Ozone Music & Sound
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