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  Get a job: Join Insomniac Games as a Story Lead
image Insomniac Games is searching for our next great leader in our Story department. The Story Lead is responsible for the role of writing game narrative at Insomniac.
10 Don't Miss: 'Make me think, make me move': Doom's deceptively simple design
image Doom's apparent simplicity belies a core design that is difficult to achieve. Gamasutra caught up with Id Software's Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin to talk demon-slaying game design.
  With Xbox Live MAUs up 82%, Phil Spencer calls Japan Xbox's 'fastest growing region'
image Xbox has traditionally had a harder time breaking into the Japanese video game market, but Xbox head Phil Spencer is confident the Series X will make headway in the region.
  Video: Using side projects to battle burnout
image In this 2020 GDC Summer talk, Microsoft's Laralyn McWilliams discusses how the ritual of solo game development can help you win the battle against burnout.
  Rocket League tops 1 million concurrent players after free-to-play switch
image Rocket League has topped 1 million concurrent players one day after going free-to-play.
  No More Robots founder explains how Metacritic can help crack the Nintendo eShop
image Mike Rose, founder of Descenders and Hypnospace Outlaw publisher No More Robots, has put together a fascinating Twitter thread detailing his experiences on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
  Epic Games acquires SuperAwesome to create a range of 'kid safe' services
image Epic Games has acquired 'kidtech' company SuperAwesome for an undisclosed fee.
  How to get nearly 250k Steam wishlists, The Riftbreaker way
image Talking to Pawel Lekki of EXOR Studios, we explored his upcoming game The Riftbreaker, which has amassed nearly 250,000 wishlists on Steam to date pre-release. How did he do it?
  Get a job: Join Evil Empire as a Generalist Game Artist (Pixel or 3D)
image Evil Empire, the new team working on Motion Twin’s smash hit Dead Cells among other ambitious projects, is looking for a Generalist Game Artist, preferably with previous experience working on shipped games. 
  Supercell to pay $8.5 million over patent dispute with F2P dev Gree
image A patent dispute between two mobile developers has ended in a Texas court ordering Tencent subsidiary Supercell to pay $8.5 million to the Japanese dev Gree.
  Don't Miss: Evolving the combat design of id Software's Doom Eternal
image id Software game director Hugo Martin explains the design principles that have guided the evolution of Doom Eternal's design and combat.
  50 standout indie games nominated in this year's IndieCade Awards
image The folks at IndieCade have announced the finalists for this year’s IndieCade awards, ultimately selecting 50 of the games submitted to the now-digital event for consideration in this year’s awards show.
  Amazon is muscling into cloud gaming with Luna
image Amazon has announced Luna, a new cloud gaming service meant to work with Twitch and compete with Google Stadia & Project xCloud.
  Video: Building teams that can prevent abuse
image Double Loop Games' Emily Greer explains how you can stop abuse in the workplace before it starts.
  Tribeca launches inaugural Games Award, assembles high-profile advisory board
image Tribeca organizers have announced plans for games to join the Festival as Official Selections, making those chosen eligible for the inaugural Tribeca Games Award. 
  The 1TB storage expansions cards for the Xbox Series S and X will cost $220
image A Best Buy listing has revealed Microsoft's expandable 1TB storage cards for the Xbox Series S and X will cost $220 in the United States.
  Innersloth cancels Among Us 2 because the first game has become so popular
image Innersloth has canceled Among Us 2 to continue supporting the first Among Us, which has become hugely popular in recent weeks.
  Data-driven indie secrets with No More Robots' Mike Rose - GDC Podcast ep 13
image Mike Rose, founder of Descenders and Hypnospace Outlaw publisher No More Robots talks about his approach to data-driven indie marketing and publishing, and what he looks for when signing new games.
  Video: How the Duolingo team balances profits and ethical design
image Duolingo's Karin Tsai explains how Duolingo balances its mission to educate and entertain players while still turning a profit without compromising the team's core ethical values.
1 Get a job: Join Sony PlayStation as a Lead FX Artist
image We are seeking a Lead FX Artist who will collaborate with the Art Director, VFX Supervisor, and FX team to create consistent, high quality, and performant in-game and cinematic visual FX.
1 Don't Miss: Ray Muzyka's Baldur's Gate II postmortem
image In honor of BioWare's much-beloved RPG, check out Ray Muzyka's in-depth postmortem from a 2001 issue of Game Developer magazine.
  Epic is offering $10 coupons to Rocket League players that use the Epic Games Store
image Epic Games has promised a $10 Epic Games Store credit to players that redeem a copy of the now free-to-play Rocket League via its storefront.
1 Frictional Games' Amnesia: The Dark Descent, A Machine for Pigs are now open source
image Frictional Games has given fellow devs and modders the go-ahead to explore what makes both iconic horror games tick.
  Spellbreak hits 5 million players in under three weeks
image Magically infused battle royale title Spellbreak has topped 5 million players in under three weeks.
2 Blog: How to better represent older characters in your game
image A large segment of the game industry is currently over 50, but 50+ year old characters in games are typically limited to four common tropes. This post discusses these tropes and how to move past them.

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1 Amazon's Luna, what's on the Steam front page, more
by Simon Carless
All kinds of the latest game discoverability/platform news - from Amazon Luna analysis to front...
  Space Moguls map screen retrospective
by Carl-Henrik Skarstedt
A technical article describing the development of the map screen of Space Moguls for Commodore 64....
  How to do Facebook Ads for Kickstarter
by Matthew Olick
The main challenge with Kickstarter is that you cannot place a pixel on the Kickstarter page itself....
  How to get nearly 250k Steam wishlists, The Riftbreaker way
by Simon Carless
Talking to Pawel Lekki of EXOR Studios, we explored his upcoming game The Rift Breaker, which has...
1 Bethesda x Xbox - what does it mean for 'regular' game devs?
by Simon Carless
What does Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda parent company Zenimax mean for the video...

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Three Ways To Make Time For Your Game Project
image Rahul Sehgal offers up three techniques game designers can use to set aside free time in their schedules in order to invest additional hours into their projects.
Designing Non-Violent Games
image Brian Fairbanks discusses the principles of designing non-violent games, allowing developers to broaden their project's appeal while exploring alternate gameplay mechanics.
How To Create Great Indie Games: Make Lots Of Them!
image Michael Nannings details the benefits of focusing on several small projects in order to learn valuable game design principles first-hand.
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