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  Report: Buried in the Switch is code to run NES Golf on the date Iwata died
image Reports and videos suggest there's a version of NESGolfcoded into Nintendo's new Switch console, modified to be played with motion controls -- but only on the anniversary of Iwata's passing.
  In the wake of CSGO Lotto, FTC takes to Twitter to clarify its disclosure policy
image In a live Twitter Q&A inspired by its recent case against YouTubers who stealthily promoted their own CS:GO gambling site, the FTC lays out how devs and influencers should handle disclosure.
1 Tips for surviving Early Access from Ark: Survival Evolved's lead designer
image Now that Ark: Survival Evolved has left Early Access, we talked with Studio Wildcard co-founder Jeremy Stieglitz about what he's learned about this new field of game development.
  Video: How (and when) to not give up on your game
image At GDC 207, Brandon Sheffield walks devs through how and why, if you have a game out, you sell it again -- be that to different platform holders, different regions, or even through a different model.
  To tackle toxicity, Overwatch now mutes Xbox One players with bad Live rep
image Shortly after bringing an in-game report feature to console versions of Overwatch, Blizzard is making use of Xbox Lives built-in reputation future to combat bad behavior.
  VRDC Speaker Q&A: Adam Orth discusses the importance of creating believable VR spaces
image Adam Orth discusses the importance of creating believable and immersive VR worlds through 4 unique experiences lenses, products and platforms.
  Get a job: Be a Design Director at Iron Galaxy Studios
image The developer behind the Killer Instinct series is looking for an experienced and creative leader to join its studio in the role of Design Director.
  Crowdfunding platform Patreon secures $60M investment
image With this additional $60 million under its belt, Patreon has now raised a total of $107 million since first setting up shop in 2013.
  The iOS 11 App Store update shines the spotlight on games
image The new store update launched alongside iOS 11 and aims to help developers overcome discoverability issues through the addition of a curated and game-centric storefront.
  ID@Xbox's Chris Charla offers devs tips on selling their Creators Program games
image Now that the Xbox Live Creators Program is live, ID@Xbox director Chris Charla shares some tips on how to make sure your self-published game stands out -- in the Xbox Store or anywhere else.
2 Blog: Understanding the grammar of multiplayer games
image Multiplayer games that model humans in 3D space use the same elements as real-world sports and playground games. Can we define a grammar that helps us analyze and compare all of these types of games?
  Chat with Ark: Survival Evolved lead designer Jeremy Stieglitz at 3PM EDT
image We're chatting with one of the lead designers behind Ark: Survival Evolved today at 3PM EDT.
  Blog: Prototyping a dynamic camera system
image A brief overview of the prototyping process we used to create a dynamic camera in Unity that supports player control, camera physics, and cutscene animation.
  Blog: The differences between 2D and 3D design
image There is a pretty big jump between creating work for a 2D composition for a once-off design brief and creating work for virtual reality. This time your audience can literally engage with your work on a previously inconceivable level.
  EA CEO Andrew Wilson joins Intel's board of directors
image "His experience leading and growing a global, technology-driven company, Andrew possesses a combination of creativity and business acumen that will further strengthen Intels board."
4 Blog: How to network if you suck at networking
image Not all of us are natural networkers. If you fall into that category, here are some tips on how to network so you can get your game noticed and hopefully make some great contacts.
  Super Metroid creator discusses making the leap to SNES
image To celebrate the launch of the SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo has posted a fascinating interview with Super Metroid creator Yoshio Sakamoto and composer Kenji Yamamoto.
11 The state of the VR industry: devs weigh in
image "This is what happens with every technology. People who don't know anything about that technology overinflate the impact that it's going to have, and then when it comes out they're angry because it didn't meet their expectations."
  Xbox chief Phil Spencer gets a promotion and a seat at Microsoft's exec table
image Xbox chief Phil Spencer has been promoted toa new role as Microsoft's executive vice president of gaming, and will have a seat at the table of Microsoft's senior leadership team.
1 Unity debuts open-source beta of a new machine learning AI toolkit
image The folks at Unity Technologies have released a new machine learning toolkit in open beta that's designed to let Unity devs incorporate AI agents capable of teaching themselves new tricks.
  Nintendo investors seem pumped about Tencent bringing its MOBA to Switch
image Nintendo's stock hit a 9-year high today, and analysts believe it's because investors are betting the company will push deeper into China now that it's made a deal to bring a Tencent MOBA to Switch.
32 Steam considers preventing review bombs, adds graphs instead
image Update"In the end, we decided not to change the ways that players can review games, and instead focused on how potential purchasers can explore the review data," writes Valve's Alden Kroll in a post.
  Video: 6 ways of leveraging AI to help build content for your game
image At GDC 2017, six experienced game makers from across the industry take the stage together to present six practical ways to implement AI-driven procedural content generation in games.
  Oculus Rift SDK introduces suite of VR audio tools
image Oculus has introduced a handful of new features to its Rift SDK that all seek to give game developers the ability to create immersive VR experiences through quality, spatialized audio.
  Get a job: Sanzaru Games is hiring a VFX Artist
image Sanzaru Games is looking for a talented VFX artist to craft visually stunning and immersive worlds as a member of its Foster City, CA-based development team.

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1 How much does it cost to develop a videogame?
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  An Interesting Journey in Creating a 2D Isometric Platformer
by Sven Duval
A way to make a full 2D isometric platformer, an overview of my work on the 2D isometric approach...
4 How to Network if You Suck at Networking
by Jasmine Greene
Not all of us are natural networkers. If you fall into that category, here are some tips on how to...
  Super Sketch Sisters Melee: Designing for 2D VS Designing for a 3D VR Space
by Meredith Hall
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  Prototyping a Dynamic Camera System
by Samantha Stahlke
A brief overview of our prototyping process for creating a dynamic camera in Unity supporting player...

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Pretty Pixels: The Value Of Visuals In Game Design
image Anderson Addo explains why a strong visual style is a key component for any game, and offers tips for developers seeking free assets.
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.
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