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  Don't miss your chance to pitch a talk for the GDC 2018 Indie Games Summit!
image Just a quick reminder that organizers of the2018Game Developers Conferenceare stillaccepting Independent GamesSummit talk submissionsthrough Friday, September 29th at 11:59 pm Pacific!
  How neuroscience can pave the way for VR's future
image For Noah Falstein, the future of virtual reality depends not only on understanding the technology and the market, but understanding the fundamental underpinnings of the human brain.
  Owlchemy shares lessons learned making Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
image At VRDC Fall 2017 today, Owlchemy's Alex Schwartz and Devin Reimer talked about what they'd learned in making the game, from making death feel comfortable to doing portals the Rick & Morty way.
  Get a job: Telltale Games is looking for a Build Engineer
image Telltale Games is looking to bring a new Build Engineer on board to help diagnose bugs, build automated processes, and review content for platform fidelity.
  CryEngine 5.4 introduces Substance integration and (beta) Vulkan support
image The full release of CryEngine 5.4 is upon us, bringing with it support for the Vulkan graphics API and sandbox integration for the Substance material authoring tool.
  Devs discuss the best practices for creating positive social VR
image At VRDC Fall 2017 in San Francisco today, a panel of experienced devs provided insight into how fellow developers can foster a more enjoyable, interactive experience among VR users across all platforms.
  VR vets share practical advice on making immersive VR worlds
image At VRDC Fall 2017 in San Francisco today Adam Orth (Adr1ft), Chris Pruett (Robot Invader), Will Smith (Foo Show) and Dirk Van Welden (Space Pirate Trainer) shared advice on making immersive VR worlds.
  Don't Miss: BioWare founders discuss how BioWare and Baldur's Gate came to be
image BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk dig into the nitty-gritty details of how the developer was born and how it came to create an iconic RPG.
  Mobile AR headset maker Mira secures $1M investment
image Additionally, the company says the first wave of its $99 dev kits are in the mail.
  Follow Gamasutra's VRDC 2017 coverage right here!
image VRDC 2017 begins today in San Francisco. Follow our ongoing, on-site coverage on our special event page!
2 Blog: How we created a 2D isometric platformer in Unity
image A way to make a full 2D isometric platformer, an overview of my work on the 2D isometric approach with Unity.
  Former Twitch exec to lead Madison Square Garden Company's eSports charge
image The Madison Square Garden Company, the holding company and owner of the famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York,has appointed formerTwitch exec Nick Allen as its new vice president of eSports.
  HTC promises more VR innovation following $1.1B Google deal
image HTC is lettingsome of its talent join Google as part of a $1.1 billion "cooperation agreement" in an effort to expand its smartphone and Vive virtual reality businesses.
4 Blog: How much does it cost to develop a video game?
image A recent Kotaku article sparked a discussion about how much it costs to create a game. In this post, I'd like to share my own thoughts and clarify a few things.
  Classic Postmortem: Firaxis' Civilization V
image Civ V, released 7 years ago today, has a fascinating backstory. Its design and engineering teams were on separate but simultaneous tracks for the first three years of the four year development process.
  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.
2 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.

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  Bach, Monsters, and Medicine
by Pieter Smal
In this essay, Pieter Smal analyses his soundtrack for the South African indie game Monsters and...
4 How much does it cost to develop a videogame?
by Michael Hoss
In a recent Kotaku article a discusion spread: How much does it cost to create games? In this post I...
2 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
There is a pretty big jump between creating work for a 2D composition for a once-off design brief &...

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The Hidden Realities Of Game Development (For Non-Devs)
image Clever Endeavour Games' Richard Atlas addresses many of the misconceptions common to game development, delivering crucial insight for industry newcomers.
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.
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