Video Game Deep Cuts: Fortnite's End In Jedi's Order
This week's highlights include the end (and resurrection) of Fortnite
, an early look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
, plus games from Manifold Garden
to Killer Queen Black
& Disco Elysium
Get a job: Insomniac Games, Deep Silver Volition, and more are hiring now!
Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board.
Legislators condemn action against Hearthstone pro in letter to Activision Blizzard CEO
United States senators and representatives have penned a letter to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, condemning Blizzard's decision to punish a Hearthstone player's pro-Hong Kong comments.
Don't Miss: My Friend Pedro's journey from Flash cult hit to indie success
"The game grew very organically and it was all about discovering as I went along," creator Victor Agren explains in this inside look at how My Friend Pedro
went from Flash cult hit to indie success.
Building a basic story bible for your game
Ubisoft Massive lead writer Anna Megill shares explains how to build a story bible for your game that can help communicate core narrative elements to the rest of your team.
Bigmoon Entertainment acquired by World War Z dev Saber Interactive
Bigmoon Entertainment, the Portugal-based studio behind the racing game Dakar 18
, has been acquired by Saber Interactive and rebranded as Saber Porto.
Humble Monthly is lightly rebooting as Humble Choice later this year
Humble is giving its monthly game subscription plan Humble Monthly a fresh coat of paint, and a new tiered approach that removes the mystery from the service.
A look at the studio-building process at Avalanche Malmo
Avalanche MalmĂ¶ studio manager Sara Ponnert discusses the process of building a studio from the ground up.
Unity is raising Pro and Plus prices for new subscriptions in 2020
Developers with existing Unity subscriptions wonâ€™t be affected by the change, but those that sign up after January 1, 2020 will end up paying a little bit extra.
Downscaling, upscaling, same-scaling: Porting to Switch and under-powered consoles
We chatted with some of the top porting houses and the author of Arcade Perfect to find out the current state of porting games to Nintendo's immensely popular Switch.
Making beautifully personal games with Nina Freeman - GDC Podcast ep. 3
Nina Freeman is a designer at Tacoma
developer Fullbright, and is also known for making intensely personal games like Cibele
. She joined us to talk about how she takes autobiographical topics and turning those into brilliantly evocative games.
Capcom plans to 'revive dormant IP' as Resident Evil, Monster Hunter take off
Capcom has plans to dip into its library of older intellectual properties and breathe new life into long-dormant franchises.
Nintendo has sold over 15 million Switch systems in North America
The Nintendo Switch has officially crossed 15 million sales in North America, a milestone that includes sales of the original model as well as the recently released Nintendo Switch Lite.
Get a job: The Pokemon Company is hiring a Software Engineer
The Software Development Engineer in Online Services will work with other engineers on selection, customization, and integration of a multi-tenant Content Management System (CMS) solution.
Sponsored: Learn how to plan for performance and scale for multiplayer games in a free webinar
Learn about the pros and cons of different infrastructure implementations, and tactics to employ to maximize performance and minimize cost in this one-hour webinar!
Blog: My three year journey to create Don't Give Up
I spent three years making my first commercial game, a 7-hour RPG that told a very charming and personal story. In this blog, I reflect on my efforts from start to finish.
Call of Duty drops loot boxes in favor of battle passes in Modern Warfare
Past Call of Duty
games have included loot boxes, a now-controversial monetization practice, but Modern Warfare
publisher Activision says the latest game is taking a different approach.
Video: Tuning the Halo plasma rifle's muzzle velocity on Legendary difficulty
In this classic 2011 GDC talk Bungie's Jaime Griesemer dives into the nitty-gritty decisions of tuning one particular gun across the Halo
series' many games (on the hardest difficulty mode, no less!)
Don't Miss: A 2012 look at the creation and launch of Alan Wake's American Nightmare
Matias Myllyrinne talks about bouncing back from the surprise slump of the original Alan Wake
with American Nightmare
-- an Xbox Live Arcade title with shifts in tone designed to win an audience unconvinced by the original.
Red Thread Games' methods for story-centric game design
Red Thread Games creative director and co-founder Ragnar TĂ¸rnquist discussed the methods the company uses to make unique storytelling games.
Blog: A UI development diagram for Unity
What to do when you lose hope with Unity UI? Dozens of projects with Unity UI in mobile and console platforms taught me what I will share with you in just a few minutes.
Stadia's wireless controller needs a cord to play on everything but TV at launch
Google Stadiaâ€™s November 19 debut isnâ€™t the game streaming serviceâ€™s full rollout, and news of how some features will be limited at launch serves as a reminder of that as the Founders Edition release draws near.
How Crows Crows Crows launches games multiple times for max marketing impact
Crows Crows Crows marketing director has some advice for indies looking to boost their sales by creating multiple "launches" for their games.
Designing for disaster in Finji's Overland
Game designer and Finji co-founder Adam Saltsman discusses some of the design ideas that brought Overland
College Hearthstone team hit with 6-month ban after showing 'Free Hong Kong' sign
One week after the original infraction took place, Blizzard has issued bans to the members of the American University Hearthstone
team that held up a 'Free Hong Kong' sign during an event stream.