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  Get a job: Remedy is hiring a Development Director
image We are looking for a team player with excellent project management and communication skills, someone who is passionate to lead a group of experts at Remedy in the creation of our next projects.
  Unity valued at $13.7 billion following $1.3 billion IPO
image The company closed out its IPO with $1.3 billion raised, ultimately selling 25 million shares for a higher-than-expected price of $52.
  Blog: Designing a thrilling enjoyable arcade experience for VR
image Game design student Vincent Trinel takes a deeper look at the design of virtual reality game, Quash.
4 Don't Miss: The evolutionary process of building Rayman Origins
image Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ancel talks about how the 2011 2D Rayman Origins got its start and why he just can't get enthusiastic about the Mario series.
  Report: Riot Games, Epic Games come under US Gov't scrutiny over Tencent ties
image Bloomberg reports that the US Committee on Foreign Investment has sent letters of inquiry to both Riot Games and Epic Games due to their business ties to Tencent games.
  Video: Preventing online harassment in games by studying social media's failures
image In this 2020 GDC session, the ADL's Daniel Kelley discusses how online games can learn from the mistakes of traditional social media to fight hate, discrimination, harassment, and extremism.
  Blog: Combating toxicity in online games
image AI holds great promise in the ability to stem online toxic behavior from within games, but there are complications that can be daunting.
  Sponsored Q&A: Advice from Microsoft's GDX lead for taking on next-gen's biggest challenges
image In this Q&A, the head of Microsoft's Gaming Developer Experiences team runs down what game devs need to know to keep their games thriving across key platforms.
  Bandai Namco acquires Unknown 9 developer Reflector Entertainment
image The deal includes both the Canadian studio and its subsidiary Reflector Interactive Productions, and is expected to close in Q4 2020.
1 Blog: Rules for a future-proof 2D render order
image This guide explains how to set up the render order of your 2D (side-scrolling) game in a future-proof way. Some of it is specific to Unity, but most tips should be helpful regardless of engine.
1 Rayman creator Michel Ancel leaving games industry to work on wildlife sanctuary
image Renowned video game designer Michel Ancel is stepping away from the games industry after over three decades open a wild life sanctuary.
  Directing The Outer Worlds' first narrative expansion The Peril on Gorgon
image The Peril on Gorgon game director Carrie Patel shares some insight on developing DLC for The Outer Worlds.
  Nanobit acquired by Stillfront in $100 million deal
image Stillfront has acquired the mobile developer Nanobit in a $100 million deal, though the acquisition could set Stillfront back as much as $148 million if certain sales targets are met. 
  Get a job: Join Insomniac Games as a Character Artist
image This role is responsible for creating blendshapes, models, textures, and materials for characters and other key assets.
  Sony sees another three to four years of life in the PlayStation 4
image The folks over at PlayStation have already said that their support for the PS4 won’t end with the PS5’s impending launch, but now SIE’s Jim Ryan has lightly expanded on that timeline.
3 SIE has now successfully tested thousands of PlayStation 4 games on PS5
image Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says that nearly all, a whopping 99 percent, of the thousands of current-gen games it has tested are playable on PlayStation 5.
  Video: Everything you wanted to know about unionizing your workplace
image In this 2020 GDC Summer talk, Game Workers Unite UK & IWGB's Kevin Agwaze discusses the current state of unionization in the global games industry and the recent formation of game workers unions.
  Don't Miss: Inside the development of Supergiant Games' Hades
image Supergiant Games creative director Greg Kasavin sits down to discuss the design and business decisions behind Hades.
  PlayStation 5 demand and miscommunication cause pre-order chaos
image Consumers hoping to nab a PlayStation 5 on launch day have been left in the lurch after some retailers opened pre-orders for the console ahead of Sony's schedule.
1 Blog: What does cross-platform mean to you?
image This post offers a diverse ecosystem perspective on what it means to build cross-platform in today’s day and age, and the challenges you must go through to make that happen
  Keywords acquires development studio Heavy Iron for $13.3 million
image Based in California, Heavy Iron offers a range of services including co-development, porting, and live operations, and also develops its own titles in-house.
2 Blog: Why 2021 will be a landmark year for cloud gaming
image Boosted by the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PlayStation Now, cloud gaming will generate $4bn in consumer spending in 2021 alone.
  Nintendo winds down 3DS production after almost a decade
image A short post on the Nintendo UK website notes that "manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended."
  Blog: Game composers and the importance of themes - Part 4
image The fourth entry in a five-part series based on composer Winifred Phillips' talk at GDC 2020 in March covering the importance of themes.
  First-party PlayStation 5 games priced from $49 to $69, with some also coming to PS4
image The folks over at PlayStation have offered up a bit more information on their next generation plans, namely disclosing how much first-party PS5 titles will retail for.

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2 2021 will be a landmark year for cloud gaming, generating $4bn in consumer spending
by George Jijiashvili
New research from market analyst firm Omdia shows that cloud gaming revenues will hit $12bn by 2025....
  Audio Accessibility Features for Roguelikes
by Josh Ge
Explaining Cogmind's closed caption-like audio log, visible SFX, and other audio options, as well as...
  Spellbreak's hype get, PlayStation Plus Collection, & more
by Simon Carless
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  Combating Toxicity in Online Games
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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.
Level Design Analysis: Oxenfurt In The Witcher 3
image Drawing from his thesis on The Witcher 3, IULM University graduate Eduardo Tassi examines the Oxenfurt area's level design using metrics and topographical maps.
Designing For Accessibility In Fake Illusions
image Tom Hermans explains how he made a game about optical illusions more accessible to players by focusing on simplicity, progression, and difficulty.
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