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  Get a job: Join InnoGames as a Senior Mobile Game Developer
image As a Senior Mobile Game Developer, you will group up with our agile, cross-functional, and international team of Developers specialized in creating strategy & simulation games.
  Don't Miss: Understanding the successful relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV
image Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn director Naoki Yoshida speaks candidly at GDC 2014 about how Square Enix stumbled when launching their second big MMORPG -- and how it found its footing.
1 Steam sales for 'the other 50%' - a return!
image Want to know how Steam games sell for 'the other 50%' - semi-pro and 'for fun' developers? A case study for the game Disobedient Sheep clues you in...
Game industry struggles to react to growing Palestinian death toll
image As casualties have mounted with the Israeli government's assault on the Gaza Strip, the impact of the violence has had fallout in the world of game development and media.
2 Epic Games sues Nreal, argues AR company name is too similar to Unreal
image Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against the AR glasses company Nreal, arguing that its name and branding is similar enough to Unreal Engine to warrant copyright infringement case, among other charges.
  5 talks that game designers shouldn't miss out on at GDC 2021
image Here's 5 talks that game designers should add to their schedule at the all-digital GDC 2021.
1 AT&T to spin-off WarnerMedia with Discovery in deal worth $43 billion
image AT&T has penned a deal with Discovery to spin-off Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) parent WarnerMedia into a new standalone company.
  Inside the fantastic murder-mystery design of Paradise Killer
image "I'm not an author. I'm a designer," says Oli Clarke Smith. "I don't get why so many developers want to tell you a story instead of letting you interact with a story."
  Kasedo Games nabs majority stake in French strategy game dev Bulwark Studios
image Indie publisher Kasedo Games has acquired a majority stake in French developer Bulwark Studios for an undisclosed fee.
  Czech mobile studio Madfinger Games nets $6 million in funding
image Czech mobile studio Madfinger Games has secured €5 million ($6.1 million) in funding from Chinese publisher Nuverse.
  eBay is banning the sale of 'adult' video games in July
image Online marketplace eBay is banning the sale of 'adult' video games, which it defines as titles with a "rating of X, XXX, R18, or unrated for an adults-only audience."
  Get a job: Join Sucker Punch Productions as a Senior Games Writer
image Sucker Punch is looking for a Senior Writer to join our writing team and help us craft engaging narrative content for its next project.
17 Don't Miss: The creative challenges BioWare faced designing Mass Effect 3
image Take a look back at this 2012 interview with Casey Hudson on the creative challenges his team faced while closing out the original Mass Effect trilogy.
  Video: Rewarding exploration with collectibles in level design
image In this 2019 GDC talk, game designer Leah Miller delves into the various principles governing the placement of interactable and collectible objects in environments.
  A decade of mods helped devs zero in on improvements for Mass Effect Legendary Edition
image A larger PC Gamer interview with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition team explores how BioWare looked to the modding community to discover where they should focus their efforts on the remaster.
  Online voting is now open for the IGF and GDCA Audience Awards
image Online voting is now open for the IGF and GDCA Audience Awards. Voting will close on May 24th.
  Xbox partners with Tencent-owned Timi Studios to create new game content
image Microsoft has formed a 'strategic partnership' with Tencent-owned Honor of Kings developer Timi Studios to create new game content.
1 Disco Elysium: The Final Cut cleared for sale in Australia after rating review
image Disco Elysium: The Final Cut has finally been cleared for release in Australia after developer ZA/UM pled its case to ratings regulators.
  PUBG owner Krafton has acquired mobile studio Dreamotion
image Krafton, the South Korean holding company that owns PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, has acquired mobile studio Dreamotion for an undisclosed fee.
  20% of last year's Switch sales were to households that already owned one
image Even before releasing its entirely portable Switch Lite in 2019, Nintendo frequently named the fabled Second Household Switch as its biggest growth opportunity in the West.
  Get a job: Join Grove Street Games as a Systems Engineer
image Grove Street Games is looking for UE4-experienced Systems Engineer to join its team in Gainesville, Florida.
2 Analyst: Only 6% of iOS 14.5 users chose to opt in to ad tracking so far
image Very few iOS users are choosing to allow apps to track their browsing habits on their iOS devices according to an ongoing survey from Verizon-owned Flurry Analytics.'s first Creator Day gives devs 100% of game revenue for 24 hours
image Game platform is hosting its first Creator Day on May 14, and will forgo its usual cut of game sales made through its platform for a solid day.
10 Don't Miss: Inside the deveptively simple design of Doom (2016)
image Doom's apparent simplicity belies a core design that is difficult to achieve. On the 5 year anniversary of its release, find out how Id Software tackled its demon-slaying game design.
  Video: Animating God of War
image In this 2019 GDC talk, Sony Santa Monica's Bruno Velazquez discusses the process of transforming the studio's approach to how it animated Kratos in 2018's God of War.

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  Composer Interview: GDC Showcase Game Music Q&A
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  Game Dev Digest Issue #94 - Patterns, Math, and VFX
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An Analysis Of The Mechanics And Narrative Of Superliminal
image Erik Dewhurst takes a critical look at how Pillow Castle Games' Superliminal introduces mechanics that later interact with its core narrative.
Postmortem: Spaceslingers
image Drew McIntosh presents his thoughts on developing and marketing Spaceslingers, and examines its initial release and reception.
The Simplest Trailer To Make For Your Steam Page
image Derek Lieu explains how student developers can promote their upcoming projects by creating effective trailers optimized for online storefronts.
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Streamline Media Group
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Renderer Game Studios
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Ozone Music & Sound Game Developers from Austin, London, Sydney and around the world, some of the most successful Movie Studios in Hollywood, Advertising Agencies in Detroit, Chicago, New York, and L.A., and Recording Artists, trust their Creative Audio to Ozone Music & Soun

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