Video: How SimCity's sandbox was built
In this 2013 GDC talk, Maxis' Dan Moskowitz explains how SimCity's
sandbox was built.
Established Japanese devs are making games under a new approach
A profile published by Polygon earlier today examines how a growing number of established Japanese game developers have taken a different approach for creating new titles.
GDC 2018 is next week! Follow along on Gamasutra's official event page
Game Developers Conference 2018 is just around the corner, and Gamasutra reporters will be onsite bringing you loads of stories. Follow along on our event page here!
A look at how Campo Santo created convincing water for a (cut) game trailer scene
"To bring the scene to life, we'd need nice-looking water, which wouldn’t be convincing if it didn’t react to the motion of the characters and surrounding geometry."
Earnings report roundup: Game industry winners and losers in Q4 2017
Who's up and who's down? The info is all arranged in easy-to-read charts for our quarterly rundown of the financial winners and losers in the quarter ending 31 December 2017.
Nintendo's influence on independent devs and their games
Independent developers share the influence that Nintendo has had on their work.
Get a job: Disruptor Beam is hiring a VFX Artist
Disruptor Beam is looking for a VFX Artist to create stunning VFX in Unity for both gameplay and UI events as a member of its Massachusetts-based team.
Don't Miss: The minimalist sound design of The Witness
'It's a very minimalist game,' says Andrew Lackey, 'which meant we couldn't introduce any sound that was unnecessary, or that didn't fit with the game's logic.' Like, for example, a soundtrack.
Blog: How smart UX decisions inspired Golfclash's success
This post looks at the UX in mobile title Golfclash
, and how it leverages 'learning from your opponents' as an effective on-boarding tool.
Though invite-only, Fortnite Battle Royale tops iOS charts at launch
Access to the game currently requires an invite from Epic but Fortnite Battle Royale
has already climbed to the top of the iPhone’s Top Free Apps chart in the US.
Opinion: So what *does* the science say about games and violence?
In the wake of renewed debate about violence and video games, Gamasutra contributor Katherine Cross dons her academic cap and examines what the sciences have to say on the subject.
UK-based Lockwood Publishing opens new studio in Newcastle
Lockwood Publishing, the developer behind the long-running mobile game Avakin Life
, has opened up its third studio in the UK.
Chat with Ubisoft senior producer Nouredine Abboud at 3PM EDT
We're talking to the senior producer of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
today at 3PM EDT. Come ask your questions!
Road to the IGF: Funomena's Luna
is a soothing VR fairytale, one where players will play in gardens, solve puzzles among the stars, and help a bird make its way home.
Blog: Which games industry event is right for you?
A look at how to choose which industry events to attend, alongside "cards" to summarize the key point of a few events.
Reminder: Know and abide by your GDC Code of Conduct!
With GDC 2018 kicking off next week, GDC general manager Katie Stern is here to highlight the official code of conduct for GDC and all of its related events.
Subway Surfers becomes first game to surpass 1B downloads on Google Play
The evergreen title, co-developed by Sybo Games and Kiloo, launched all the way back in 2012, but has managed to stay relevant in the years since.
EA is overhauling Battlefront II's controversial progression system
After the 'progression update' has been implemented, players will only be able to obtain Star Cards and other gameplay-affecting items by playing the game and racking up experience points.
Blog: My first year as a full-time indie developer
In January 2017 I quit my web application developer job to become a full-time independent game developer, following nearly five years of development on my first game. Here's what happened.
Omega Labyrinth Z banned in the UK for sexualization of minors
Japanese RPG Omega Labyrinth Z
has been banned in the UK due to the danger presented by its "salacious nature" and sexually explicit content.
Sponsored: How Arm is solving mobile game development's big 3 challenges
At GDC 2018, find out how Arm is addressing what it calls the "holy grail of mobile game development."
One dev's quest to support every controller you can plug into a USB port
Gamasutra speaks with the creators of Super Slime Arena
about supporting every controller they could plug into a USB port -- from flight sticks to the Donkey Konga
Video: How prototyping can help animators be more effective
In this 2014 GDC session, Epic Games' Jay Hosfelt shares the tools and techniques for creating quick "gray box" animation assets for designers.
Fortnite breaks record for most-viewed stream on Twitch
Twitch broke its record for most-viewed stream by a single player last night when streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins was joined by rapper Drake while playing Fortnite
How a 'bug' in an educational writing game cursed at children
How the educational writing game Secret Writer's Society
could swear at kids undetected.