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  Get a job: Visual Concepts is hiring a Senior Software Engineer in California
image Visual Concepts is looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer. Apply now!
2 Don't Miss: What it took to port Resident Evil 2 to the N64
image Take a look back at what it took to port the original Resident Evil 2 to N64 consoles.
  Google Stadia, 'beefy laptops' drive Bungie's remote work success
image Google Stadia and 'beefy' development laptops are apparently helping drive Bungie's remote work success.
  ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: The Unfathomed Voyager
image The Unfathomed Voyager puts three players in charge of controlling a malfunctioning submarine, using a variety of wild, wacky inputs to keep it moving.
  Players host weddings, classes, more in online games during COVID-19 crisis
image As lockdown after lockdown delays or cancels real-life events, players are beginning to host them into online games.
  Sony says COVID-19 won't impact PS5 launch (yet)
image Though the spread of COVID-19 has dented Sony's profits, the company says it still plans to launch the PS5 on schedule (for now).
  Tencent and Huawei are working on a mobile cloud gaming platform
image Chinese tech companies Tencent and Huawei have partnered up to develop a mobile cloud gaming platform.
1 Sony will begin limiting PSN download speeds in the U.S.
image The PlayStation maker explained it must "take appropriate action" to ensure internet stability during the COVID-19 pandemic
  GameStop to close at least 320 stores in 2020
image U.S. retailer GameStop plans to close at least 320 stores in 2020 as it pushes ahead with its "de-densification plan."
  Blog: Learn to code with Pico-8 games
image Building games is one of the most fun ways to learn to code. It's especially true if you learn to code with Pico-8 games because its easy to get started.
  Assassin's Creed actor Abubakar Salim forms UK studio Silver Rain Games
image Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft voice actor Abubakar Salim has launched a new game studio called Silver Rain Games.
  Get a job: Crossy Road dev Hipster Whale is hiring a Server Engineer
image We're looking for somebody to help us create and maintain an online infrastructure that supports millions of concurrent players in a secure, stable, highly performant and reliable manner.
  GameStop ends 2019 with sales down year-over-year, but 'increased financial flexibility'
image GameStop's end-of-year reporting for the 2019 financial year totes a newly strengthened balance sheet created by the year's cost-cutting and reboot efforts.
  Don't Miss: How Mario Kart influenced Nintendo's fighting game, ARMS
image While there may appear to be few surface-level similarities between the games, lessons learned from Nintendo's long-running racing game series informed many aspects of its new fighting game IP.
  Mojang shakes up AR game Minecraft Earth to adapt to shelter-in-place play
image Teams with location based or augmented reality games out in the wild are having to make changes to remain playable as people forgo excursions due to the coronavirus.
  ALT.CTRL.GDC Showcase: Pat Pat Please!
image Pat Pat Please! gives players a plush puppy to care for, asking them to love, pat, and talk to it to earn its affection.
1 Deep Dive: Making a cozy, therapeutic experience in Coffee Talk
image The developers behind Coffee Talk go deep on explaining the cozy, welcoming ambience of their "heart-to-heart talking simulator."
  Develop: Brighton moved to November due to COVID-19 pandemic
image UK game dev conference Develop: Brighton has been postponed until November 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
1 Epic signs Playdead, Remedy, and genDesign to new publishing label
image Epic Games has formed a new multi-platform publishing label and signed deals with The Last Guardian developer genDesign, Limbo creator PlayDead, and Control maker Remedy.
  Obituary: Gearbox co-founder Landon Montgomery has passed away
image Landon Montgomery, one of the co-founders of Brothers in Arms and Borderlands developer Gearbox Software, has passed away.
  Get a job: Health Scholars is hiring a Technical Artist in Colorado
image Health Scholars is looking for a talented, driven, creative Technical Artist to help design and build the next generation of interactive VR educational training applications.
  Unity offers up free game dev courses and tutorials during coronavirus pandemic
image Unity is opening up three months' worth of premium access to its Unity Learn platform to give learning resources to Unity-curious developers cooped up at home during the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
1 Don't Miss: Designing Grindstone's super satisfying board-clearing gameplay
image Dan Vader, lead writer and designer on the brilliant Grindstone from Capy Games, explains the iterative process that brought about one of the most satisfying puzzle games in recent memory.
  Report: The Nintendo Switch has now outsold the Wii in Japan
image Nintendo's latest system looks to have eclipsed the sales of the company's previous popular home console in Japan, at least according to data gathered by Game Data Library.
3 Blog: Why the world needs game developers right now
image As we lock down in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, game developers have a new role in all this: to provide agency to people when they largely have none.

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  Showcasing on Steam's Game Festival: the real numbers!
by Simon Carless
Luciano Iurino from Spanish dev The Troglobytes, who have Hyperparasite, their “relentless twin...
  Understanding LiveOps, Doing LiveOps
by Crystin Cox
Trying to nail down the sometimes slippery concept of LiveOps and define what exactly it means and...
  Learn to Code with Pico-8 Games
by Nadya Primak
Building games is one of the most fun ways to learn to code. It's especially true if you learn to...
  LUNA The Shadow Dust developer Beidi Guo on how lore and environmental storytelling increase replayability in puzzle games
by Oleg Nesterenko
Beidi Guo of Lantern Studio discusses the team's debut title LUNA The Shadow Dust: gaming...
  Game Discoverability: The Steam & Epic Stores, Circa Early 2020
by Simon Carless
And we’re back, as the world gets a little bit odder every day, with some notable game...

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Storytelling In Games: A Co-Op Quest
image Danny Homan explains how narrative writing duties can be divided among multiple team members, from concept artists to mission designers.
Ingredients For The Perfect Video Game Tutorial
image Comparing effective tutorials to tasty appetizers, Carlos Valenzuela lists the key ingredients developers use to introduce mechanics without driving players away.
Realism In Games: What Makes Firewatch Feel Personal
image Randen Banuelos explains how Campo Santo's Firewatch sets itself apart from other games by embracing realism and keeping players immersed in its narrative.
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