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  ZeniMax Media won't be the last of Microsoft's game dev acquisitions
image "We will always look to grow inorganically where it makes sense."
  Core dev Manticore Games raises $15 million, thanks in part to Epic Games
image Manticore Games, the studio behind the create-a-game platform Core, has raised $15 million in a funding round led by none other than Fortnite and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games.
  Video: How Pendragon went from side project to full Arthurian adventure
image Watch Pendragon designers Jon Ingold and Tom Kail discuss the development of the studio's new strategy Arthurian adventure.
  Get a job: Join Airship Syndicate as a Design Scripter
image Airship is looking for a motivated designer with technical chops to help implement gameplay in Ruined King: A League of Legends Story!
1 Don't Miss: How Supergiant Games adds new deities to Hades' pantheon
image Supergiant Games creative director Greg Kasavin sits down to discuss the design and business decisions behind Hades.
  Video: How company leaders can tackle systemic inequality in the game industry
image In this 2020 GDC Summer session, Niantic's Trinidad Hermida looks at how company leaders can tackle the problem of systemic inequality in the video game industry.
  Epic Games: Fortnite is doing fine, actually
image The reports of Fortnite's decline are greatly exaggerated or, according to Epic Games' latest legal filing, based on cherry-picked Google Trends data from Apple.
  Xbox chief Phil Spencer confident xCloud will gain iOS support
image Xbox chief Phil Spencer appears confident that xCloud game streaming will eventually head to iOS devices, despite Apple effectively making that impossible with a recent guideline update.
  Microsoft wants to replenish more water than it consumes by 2030
image Xbox maker Microsoft has pledged to replenish more water than it consumes by 2030 in a bit to drive sustainability.
  Editor roundtable: As next-gen heats up, which game console has the edge?
image Gamasutra's erstwhile opinon-havers stop for a moment to discuss the highs and lows of the next generation of console gaming.
  Get a job: Join Visual Concepts as a Camera Designer
image Our Agoura Hills studio is looking for a Camera Designer to design and implement game cameras that make players feel like they are part of the action.
  Video: Behind Riot Games' Player Dynamics design philosophy
image In this 2020 GDC Summer talk, Kimberly Voll and Weszt Hart discuss "Player Dynamics", a design craft to address how player interactions create and enhance in-game and meta-game experiences.
  Football Manager 2020 sees 1 million players in first days of Epic Games Store free week
image Football Manager 2020 director Miles Jacobson’s candid tweets about the game’s Epic Games Store promo offers devs a look at the PC storefront’s reach.
1 Don't Miss: How Prey gives players space to tell their own stories
image Or, Beat, Prey, Love: How Arkane combines holistic level design and dynamic enemies to great effect in Prey.
1 Bethesda x Xbox - what does it mean for 'regular' game devs?
image What does Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda parent company Zenimax mean for the video game ecosystem in general, and regular publisher/devs in particular?
1 Future Club is a new dev-owned studio from ex-Lab Zero staff
image The developers that once worked on games like Skullgirls and Indivisible at Lab Zero games have started a new studio that, from day one, places ownership in the hands of its employees.
  Google debuts first Stadia Makers recipients in pitch for indie support
image Google has announced the first seven indie studios to be included in the Stadia Makers program.
  The new Xbox App for smartphones will create a 'unified Xbox experience'
image Microsoft has showcased its new Xbox App for smartphones which aims to create a "unified Xbox experience across devices."
  Sponsored: Learn the best ways to keep bugs from killing your development momentum
image The longer a team waits to address bugs, the more difficult they are to resolve. Learn how to better understand problems and accelerate fixes in this free white paper.
1 Xbox Game Pass has topped 15 million subscribers
image Microsoft announced the new milestone alongside its $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media and The Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda.
10 Microsoft buys ZeniMax Media and The Elder Scrolls dev Bethesda for $7.5 billion
image Microsoft is moving to acquire Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. 
  Hades has sold over 1 million copies in under two years
image Supergiant's roguelike dungeon crawler Hades has sold over 1 million copies, according to a tweet from the American studio.
2 Designing and applying audio accessibility features for roguelikes
image Explaining Cogmind's closed caption-like audio log, visible SFX, and other audio options, as well as discussing some parts of the implementation process.
  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.

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Designing Non-Violent Games
image Brian Fairbanks discusses the principles of designing non-violent games, allowing developers to broaden their project's appeal while exploring alternate gameplay mechanics.
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.
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