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  Blog: How I created two games with a stranger from Reddit
image Interested in making a new artist contact and in making a few small-scope games; I reached out to the /r/INAT subreddit with an open request for a collaboration.
  Blog: Finding the fun in advanced UX prototyping
image Here's how we rapidly prototyped and play tested a high fidelity match-3 game from scratch, and all without writing a single line of code.
  Game Design Deep Dive: Mixing VR and non-VR in Lola and the Giant
image "VR, especially mobile VR, can be an isolating experience. We decided to try and create some way that the adventure could be enjoyed by both the player using the VR device and by everyone else in the room."
2 Mind the gap: Fortnite error briefly allowed cross-platform PS4/XB1 play
image This is kind of a big deal because to date, no major game has allowed for cross-platform PS4/XB1 play; an Epic rep told Polygon that this was due to a "configuration issue" that has since been fixed.
  Tracing the path an Israeli folk song took to end up in Japanese video games
image The folks at PRI dig into an old mystery: how did the old Israeli folk song "Mayim, Mayim" make its way into Japanese pop culture -- and from there, into Japanese video games like Sexy Parodius?
  Video: Designing competitive game AI the Killer Instinct way
image At GDC 2016, two of the key devs behind fighting game Killer Instinct's intriguing Shadow system share knowledge and offer tips on addressing common problems with AI in competitive games.
  The iPhone X's 'notch' is powered by the same tech as the Kinect
image The tech that let a generation of players fill their living rooms with virtual lava is powering the FaceID feature on the iPhone X.
  Get a job: Insomniac Games is hiring an experienced UI Artist
image Insomniac Games is looking for a Mid to Sr. UI Artist to develop art content and motion graphics for its upcoming Spider-Man game in Burbank, CA.
  Now out of Early Access, Divinity: Original Sin 2 nears 500k sold
image The game only recently emerged from a year-long Early Access period but is already close to crossing the 500k sold threshold.
3 Don't Miss: Creating compelling puzzles in Rise of the Tomb Raider
image Crystal Dynamics' senior designer Jeff Wajcs discusses the different elements that go into creating the perfect puzzle in this interview following the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider.
  VRDC Speaker Q&A: Survios' Mike McTyre discusses developing Raw Data
image Mike McTyre of Survios discusses the practical lessons learned from building VR title Raw Data.
2 Blog: Design tips for creating your game's opening level
image A game's opening level is like a first impression and needs a different design approach. In this article, I'll go through what sets Level 1-1 apart from other levels in 3D platformer, Suzy Cube.
1 Former Valve dev Chet Faliszek joins Bossa Studios
image Previously, Faliszek spent over a decade at Valve working as the studio's VR liaison and writing the stories for games in Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, and Portal series.
7 Blog: Creating a dynamic tile system in Fossil Hunters
image What is a dynamic tile system, what solutions exist, and why did we create our own custom solution for Fossil Hunters? I explain the thinking behind our choices and detail our unique approach.
  Jen MacLean appointed interim executive director of IGDA
image "The IGDA must take a leadership position in empowering developers to succeed through connecting them to peers, resources, and opportunities in their local communities and around the world."
  Moving on: Gearbox wraps up active development on Battleborn
image Gearbox Software's hero-shooter Battleborn is effectively being laid to rest, as the studio prepares to wind down development.
1 Battlegrounds breaks the all-time Steam concurrent player record
image The Early Access game was on course to break the record since passing the 1 million mark, and it eventually delivered the goods over the weekend.
1 Blog: Bringing Cursed Castilla to the Nintendo 3DS
image When we started working on Cursed Castilla, the 3DS was the platform we were targeting, but getting it there wouldn't be exactly straightforward.
1 Upgrading the Nemesis system for Middle-earth: Shadow of War
image The well-received Nemesis System from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, dubbed an "orc management simulator" by some, is getting upgraded to include more emergent narrative potential in the sequel.
2 Video Game Deep Cuts: An HDR Tooth Nindie Tail?
image Top game articles & videos for the week include the state of HDR in gaming, behind the scenes on new RTS Tooth & Tail, and stories from some key Nintendo indies.
2 Richard Garriott remembers calling his parents to settle a fight over Ultima IV's design
image In a USGamer excerpt from a new book on Apple II game history, Garriott recalls how he and his brother called their parents to settle an argument over a single controversial Ultima IV encounter.
  Gamasutra plays the new Dishonored adventure with Harvey Smith
image Dishonored: Death of the Outsider creative director Harvey Smith sat down to talk with us about the development of the new DLC.
  How the Tekken team has been working for a decade to knock out lag
image "10 years ago, we started to gradually change the base game," Tekken series producer/director Katsuhiro Harada tells Gamasutra. ""I think many games/genres will need to be fundamentally reevaluated."
  Video: How game communities build eSports scenes from the ground up
image At GDC 2017 qualitative sociologist T.L. Taylor digs into the history and value of eSports communities, exploring how community engagement in your game can be a form of transformative work.
  Get a job: WRKSHP is hiring a Sr. Game Artist
image WRKSHP is looking for a Sr. Game Artist to create high-quality production art assets for its mobile MMO Beat Fever.

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4 The Mysterious World of DIY Indie Marketing
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I took the more difficult route of being a one-man dev/marketer for my fox adventure game, and it...
  Advanced UX Prototyping: Finding the fun :), Minus (-) the code!
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Rapid prototyping and play testing a high fidelity Match 3 game from part? All that...
2 Toward a Grammar of Multiplayer Gametypes
by Doug Zartman
Multiplayer videogames which model human players in a 3D space use the same elements as real-world...
  2 Games in 2 Months with a Stranger from Reddit
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Interested in making a new artist contact and in making a few small-scope games; I reached out to...
  How playing games can advance science
by Claire Baert
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Eclipsed on Day 1: The Moon Hook Story
image With classes back in session, The Guildhall at SMU graduate student Conor Dalton returns in a producer's role for his team's latest project.
When Should I Stop Preparing and Get to Work?
image When's the right time to move past the design phase and start creating your game? The Knights of Unity developer Bartosz Olszewski offers his perspective.
Finding Great Audio For Your Game
image Looking for a quick way to give your game more impact? Corona Labs' Rob Miracle explains how you can find, license, and fine-tune free sound effects in this helpful feature.
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