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  Don't buy (Steam games) for me, Argentina...
image So, this mini-investigation started after a developer GameDiscoverCo knows started asking questions about his Steam game’s sales in Argentina. The results? Intriguing...
1 Disney is apparently interested in indie devs using its IP
image If you’re an indie developer interested in making a Disney video game, Disney might want to talk?
  Bethesda's Pete Hines is sorry for Starfield exclusivity, but notes it streamlines development
image There are pros and cons to Bethesda's next big IP becoming an Xbox console exclusive following Bethesda's acquisition by Xbox.
  Steam's Next Fest offers up 500+ game demos for a single week
image Steam's latest game festival takes a break from the seasonal branding, and brings over 500 game demos to Steam for a limited time.
  Recreating the marvelous mundanities of commercial flight in Airplane Mode
image "We wanted to simulate the familiar space of a commercial airliner, to create a genuine experience players can reflect on," says Hosni Auji, Lead Designer for Airplane Mode.
  Don't Miss: How Breath of the Wild solved The Legend of Zelda's situational item problem
image Past Zelda games designed items as keys for situational locks, but the items in Breath of the Wild offer a kind of refreshing versatility not seen in the series before.
  Get a job: Yacht Club Games needs a Mid-Senior Game Designer
image Yacht Club Games is looking for a talented mid- to senior-level game designer to join our game team. We are looking for candidates eager to build great games along with us!
  Here's all that an Expo Pass offers at GDC 2021
image Take a look at what you can get with your expo pass at the all-digital 2021 Game Developers Conference.
  Yakuza spinoff Judgment has sold over 1 million copies worldwide
image Yakuza spinoff Judgment has sold over 1 million copies worldwide since launching in December 2018.
  Rockstar to shut down PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online in December
image Rockstar will shut down Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in December this year.
  Report: Sony's next-gen VR headset to use Samsung OLED panels, launch in 2022
image The successor to Sony's PlayStation VR headset will feature OLED panels manufactured by Samsung and launch in 2022.
  Blog: The role of a live ops manager during soft launch at Square Enix Montreal
image In this blog post you can find out what live ops managers do when we soft launch a game at Square Enix Montreal.
  Microsoft will use cloud streaming to future-proof the Xbox One
image Microsoft will use cloud streaming to prevent the Xbox One from becoming obsolete as games become reliant on next-gen hardware.
  Andrew Day stepping down as CEO of game service provider Keywords
image Keywords CEO Andrew Day is stepping down with immediate effect following a health scare earlier this year.
  PUBG owner Krafton looking to raise $5 billion through South Korean IPO
image PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds owner Krafton is looking to raise $5 billion through an incoming IPO.
  Get a job: Ori dev Moon Studios seeks a Senior Designer
image Moon Studios - award-winning creators of Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps - is looking for Senior Game Designers.
1 Sony: Despite Cyberpunk 2077's relisting, PS4 players should still expect issues
image Sony wants Cyberpunk 2077 players on PlayStation 4 base models to know that all is not yet well with the game despite SIE approving its PlayStation Store relaunch.
  Using interactive audio to create an ethereal vanishing act in Hadr
image "When mixing live music or any sort of performance, you have to react in an instant to whatever is happening on stage, and I wanted to use these skills," said Dominik Konečný, creator of Hadr.
  Nintendo's E3 Direct breathes new life into fan-favorite franchises
image The nostalgia factor is always strong for Nintendo's E3 showing, and 2021 is no different with new and remastered games announced for the Metroid, SMT, and Fatal Frame franchises.
  Game artists--submissions for the 2021 Game Makers' Sketchbook are now open!
image The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences is now taking submissions for the first-ever Game Makers' Sketchbook. Submit your art today!
  BAFTA YGD 2021 to honor young devs working in Unity, Unreal, Dreams, and more
image The YGD Awards are organised by BAFTA to celebrate and spotlight some of the best and brightest emerging talent in the UK games industry.
1 It looks like Cyberpunk 2077 will return to the PlayStation Store this month
image Update: CD Projekt Red's polarizing action-RPG Cyberpunk 2077 looks to be returning to the PlayStation Store after being delisted in December last year.
  Try Sable, Lake, and more during the [email protected] Summer Game Fest Demo event
image Xbox is spotlighting a smorgasbord of indie projects during its second [email protected] Summer Game Fest Demo event.
1 Activision Blizzard delays say-on-pay vote, calls criticism of CEO bonuses 'misleading'
image Activision Blizzard has delayed the advisory vote on a say-on-pay proposal regarding executive compensation to give shareholders more time to mull over the decision.
  Blog: A GDC Summer AMA about being a video game music composer
image Leading up to her lecture during the upcoming GDC 2021 event, composer Winifred Phillips offers highlights from her Ask-Me-Anything session from GDC Summer.

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  Don't buy (Steam games) for me, Argentina...
by Simon Carless
So, this mini-investigation started after a developer GameDiscoverCo knows started asking questions...
  Global Success: The Role of a Live Ops Manager During Soft Launch
by David Molnar
In this blog post you can find out what Live Ops Managers do during Softlaunch of a game at Square...
1 E3 showcases - what discovery boost do they really give?
by Simon Carless
If your game does get in one of the E3 showcases with your game, how does the extra visibility help?...
  Game Developers Conference: Ask Me Anything about being a video game music composer
by Winifred Phillips
Leading up to her lecture during the upcoming GDC 2021 event, composer Winifred Phillips offers...
5 Game Studios Should Option The Rights to Game Design Documents
by Ryan Sumo
The games industry should take a cue from the film industry and start optioning game design...

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Designing A System To Replace Virtual Dice Rolling
image Joris Dormans describes the creation of an inventive gameplay mechanic in Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy that replaces virtual dice rolling.
How I Made My First Unity Game In Six Months
image Louise McLennan describes the process of creating her first Unity game Riot Squid over a period of six months as a solo developer.
Optimizing Human: Fall Flat For Mobile Devices
image Peter de Jong details the unexpected performance issues he encountered when porting the physics-based platformer Human Fall Flat to mobile devices.
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