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  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 Nintendo 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.
1 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.
  Itch.io's first Creator Day gives devs 100% of game revenue for 24 hours
image Game platform Itch.io 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.
  Sega Sammy reports year-over-year jump in game sales despite fewer new releases
image Sega Sammy credits the performance of its game business to pandemic-driven the stay-at-home orders that defined the last year, but is approaching the next year with caution for the same reason.
  Go behind the making of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales at GDC 2021
image Insomniac Games creative director Brian Horton is giving a talk on the making of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales at GDC 2021.
  Xbox Party Chat is becoming more accessible with speech transcription and synthesis 
image Xbox Party Chat is being bolstered with support for speech into text transcription and synthesis of speech from text.
  Discord shows off Stages discoverability features, push for inclusivity
image Discord's upgrading its "Stage Channels" feature to help server owners attract new audiences and making a vocal push toward more inclusivity on the online communications platform.
  Sponsored: What game devs need to know about Criminal Economics and the Game Industry
image How much do you really know about how the criminal economy works when it comes to the video game industry?
  Nintendo Switch production 'more uncertain' due to semiconductor shortage
image Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has warned that Switch production may be affected by the ongoing semiconductor shortage. 
  Monster Hunter: World has sold over 17.1 million copies worldwide
image Monster Hunter: World has topped 17.1 million sales in just over three years, according to the latest figures from developer Capcom.
  Blog: What are the legal risks of loot boxes and are they gambling?
image The article aims to provide a brief overview of the regulation and recent court cases regarding loot boxes.
  Digital software and catalog titles are driving sales at Square Enix
image Growing digital sales and "brisk" sales of catalog titles drove profits and sales in Square Enix's game division.
  Epic, Blizzard alums gather to form all-remote studio Lightforge Games
image A band of Epic Games & Blizzard Entertainment alumni have announced the formation of Lightforge Games, a new all-remote studio dedicated to “changing how RPGs are played.”
  The one game rating problem you really don't want to have
image There's one big gotcha around game ratings when releasing your game via IARC - and in the latest game discovery round-up, we look at what it is, and how to avoid it.

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  Game Dev Digest Issue #94 - Patterns, Math, and VFX
by Mike Marrone
Game Dev Digest Issue #94 - Patterns, Math, and VFX. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev...
  The one game rating problem you really don't want to have
by Simon Carless
There's one big gotcha around game ratings when releasing your game via IARC - and in the latest...
  Gaming Loot Boxes - Innovative and Creative Multi-billion Euro Industry but What Are the Legal Risks and Are They Gambling?
by Tuomas Pelkonen
The article aims to provide a brief overview of the regulation and recent court cases regarding loot...
  Steam tag trends, Epic & Valve lawsuit drama, & more
by Simon Carless
We look at Steam tag trends, the latest in the Apple/Epic and Valve antitrust lawsuits, and, well,...
  Optimizing Human: Fall Flat for mobile devices
by Peter de Jong
For over a year Codeglue has been working for 505 Games on the mobile adaptations of Human: Fall...

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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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