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  Live services push EA to $6.19 billion in full year net bookings
image "With tremendous engagement across our portfolio, we delivered a record year for Electronic Arts," says EA CEO Andrew Wilson.
  Get a job: PerBlue seeks a Director of Product Strategy
image PerBlue is looking for a talented Director of Product Strategy to join its growing independent studio.
1 Microsoft wants feedback on a limited lottery to help sell Xbox Series X|S consoles
image The focus of this new program is deliberately very narrow on Microsoft's part and aims to solicit feedback on an unusual purchasing platform.
2 Don't Miss: How Subnautica plunges deeper into rendering realistic water
image "In the real world, it's actually pretty hard to see underwater,'" says Max McGuire of Unknown Worlds Entertainment. "There's a strong blue cast, and the sunlight doesn't penetrate very deeply."
  Ubisoft closes 2020-21 with $2.7 billion in net bookings as flagship franchises set records
image Ubisoft has wrapped up the 2020-21 fiscal year with record revenue and engagement for many of its best-known properties like Just Dance, Assassin's Creed, and Rainbow Six.
  John Romero is giving a Quake postmortem at GDC 2021
image id Software co-founder John Romero will take you through the rollercoaster of Quake’s creation at the all-digital GDC 2021.
  Roblox developers behind Adopt Me form new studio Uplift Games
image Uplift has been created by the team behind Adopt Me, a popular Roblox title that has amassed over 22 billion visits and 60 million monthly active players.
  Niantic wants more developers to take its new Lightship AR dev kit for a spin
image Pokemon Go maker Niantic is offering developers broader access to its newly rebranded Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit.
  Paradox CEO wants publisher to 'do better' after disappointing quarter
image "Sometimes there are periods with fewer and smaller game and expansion releases - but we can do better than this and our ambitions are higher."
  Blog: Improving the 'About This Game' section on your Steam page
image Have you ever stumbled across a Steam Store page, scrolled down to the 'About This Game' section, and found a real mess? Here's how to avoid that with your own project.
  Blog: Implementing bounty hunting in Mafia III
image Hangar 13 gameplay programmer Ravi Teja explains the intricacies of the 'Bounty Hunting: Bodies in Trunks' feature in Mafia III.
  Resident Evil Village tops 3 million shipments in under a week
image The latest entry in the horror franchise launched on May 7, 2021, on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and PC.
  Steam tag trends, Epic & Valve lawsuit drama, & more
image We look at Steam tag trends, the latest in the Apple/Epic and Valve antitrust lawsuits, and, well, lots more about game platforms and discovery.
  Get a job: HakJak Studios is hiring a Unity Generalist/Senior Developer
image HakJak Studios, a small team based out of Boise, Idaho, USA, builds ridiculous physics games and is looking for an experienced, well-rounded Unity developer to join its team!
1 Don't Miss: Balancing storytelling and player choice in Prey
image Lead designer Ricardo Bare gives a detailed (and spoiler-heavy) breakdown of the narrative design of Arkane Studio's emergent sim Prey.
  Devs take to Twitter to encourage pay transparency across the game industry
image Game developers revived the #GameDevPaidMe hashtag on Twitter over the weekend, reigniting important conversations in the process.
  In-house Ubisoft games are now branded Ubisoft Originals
image The new addition was spotted in the title card for a new free-to-play game, which reads Tom Clancy's The Division Heartland A Ubisoft Orginal.
1 Sony expects PlayStation 5 shortages to continue into 2022
image The launch of the current console generation has been plagued by scarcity. PlayStation expects that to continue throughout 2021 and into 2022.
  New to GDC? Let's get you caught up
image If you're new to Game Developers Conference, no worries! Get caught up on the history of the event before this year's all-digital show.
  Capcom attributes record profits to 'continued success' of game division
image Capcom said its video game business "drove results" after reporting record profits for the fourth consecutive year. 
  Tribeca has announced its inaugural Tribeca Games Official Selection
image Earlier this year, it was revealed that video games would be joining the Festival as Official Selections for the very first time.
5 Supercell ordered to pay $92.2 million in damages over free-to-play patent infringements
image Clash of Clans developer Supercell has been ordered to pay $92.2 million in damages to Japanese media company Gree, Inc. in a high-profile patent trial.
  Get a job: Join Harmonix as a remote Senior Software Developer
image Harmonix is seeking a senior generalist software engineer to join one of the teams developing creative and unique game titles.
2 Apple wants Microsoft exec's testimony cut from Epic Games v. Apple case
image Lori Wright, VP of Xbox business development, was one of the first experts to take the stand in this week's Epic Games v. Apple trial. Apple, however, is now asking her testimony be struck from the record.
8 Don't Miss: The making of Resident Evil 4
image Resident Evil 4 cinematics lead Yoshiaki Hirabayashi writes about the overhauls and challenges which faced one of the franchise's most notable entries.

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  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...
  How to Improve the About This Game section on your Steam store page
by Joe Henson
Have you ever stumbled across a Steam Store page, scrolled down to the 'About This Game' section,...
  Implementing Bounty Hunting in Mafia III
by Ravi Teja Sanampudi
Implementation details of Bounty Hunting: Bodies in Trunks feature of Mafia III
  Game Dev Digest Issue #93 - Software craftsmanship
by Mike Marrone
Game Dev Digest Issue #93 - Software craftsmanship. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev...

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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.
Building A Systemic Narrative Game
image Lila Grimaldi recalls how a student-led team developed a letter writing simulator by emphasizing a solid gameplay loop to craft their game's identity.
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