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  Don't Miss: Memoirs of a video producer who put Madden in Madden
image In this classic article, Ernest Adams recounts the hilariously strange and true '90s tale of how he struggled to put legendary football coach John Madden into EA's Madden NFL Football.
  Ubisoft defends Watch Dogs HitRecord partnership amid spec work criticism
image Ubisoft has once again partnered with the company HitRECord to solicit fan contributions to an upcoming game and, as with last time, the decision is drawing a fair amount of criticism online.
  Video: Improving game dev tool design through editor triage
image In this 2017 GDC talk, tools designer Robin-Yann Storm discusses multiple approaches for tool and editor triage, intended for immediate application in a game development environment.
  Epic awards $1.2 million to Blender Foundation through Epic MegaGrants program
image Epic has given $1.2 million to the Blender Foundation through Epic MegaGrants, money that the Blender Foundation then plans to use to fund its own Professionalizing Blender Development initiative.
  Get a job: Join Build A Rocket Boy Games as a Senior Animation Programmer
image The Senior Animation Programmer is responsible for designing and implementing large scale animation systems with minimal guidance and providing technical support and mentoring to more junior members of staff.
  PlayStation's former portfolio strategy head is now tackling game licensing at Disney
image Disney has tapped John Drake as its vice president of business development and licensing for games.
  Overwatch's new cheat detection will end matches when cheats are used
image Blizzard has already been testing new changes to Overwatch’s cheat detection system on the PTR that shuts down matches when the game detects cheating is taking place.
3 Respawn will deal with Apex Legends cheaters by making them fight each other
image Apex Legends developer Respawn is looking to deter cheating by forcing those who break the rules to play together.
  Blog: Crowdfunding and video games - A 2019 mid-year update
image What is the state of Kickstarter for video games in the first half of 2019? ICO Partners' very own Thomas Bidaux has all the answers.
  'Reality-focused' game dev Surrogate secures $2 million in funding
image Finnish reality-focused game developer and video streaming company Surrogate has raised $2 million in funding.
  Sponsored: Learn how to streamline database deployment for your next game
image Download this in-depth report and learn how Redis Enterprise can power your next worldwide game launch.
1 Red Candle won't be re-releasing Devotion (yet) following China controversy
image Devotion dev Red Candle claims a scandal involving an art asset that mocked Chinese president Xi Jinping has caused "immeasurable harm," and said it won't be re-releasing the game anytime soon.
3 Fashion in games: Why it matters
image Fashion in games is one of the most downplayed parts of the medium, yet it provides a sense of immersion, comfort and identity in their characters while simultaneously empowering gamers of all kinds.
  Video Game Deep Cuts: Switch Lite-s Up, 2019's Best Games So Far
image This week's roundup includes a look at the Switch Lite announcement and Valve's experimental discovery mechanisms, as well as some picks on 2019's best games so far, Dragon Quest Builders 2, & more.
7 Gears 5 to drop depictions of smoking after urging from Truth Initiative
image The anti-smoking organization Truth Initiative has successfully lobbied Turner's ELeague, Microsoft, and The Coalition to make the Gears franchise tobacco-free going forward.
1 Controversial freelance firm Fiverr opens game services store
image The freelancing services company that's drawn heat for its advertising and cheap services has announced a dedicated push into the game development space.
Blog: Charting the record $9.6B games investment over the past 18 months
image Digi-Capital’s new Games Investment Report Q3 2019 shows a record $9.6 billion games investment in the last 18 months. Yet at the same time games company M&As and IPOs dropped to 2010 levels.
  Learn to build better, more compelling VR characters at XRDC this fall!
image Come to XRDC this October and catch Beast Inc. cofounder and CEO Vivian Tan's talk on key lessons learned from over 3 years of designing and training AI dragons using VR sandboxes and simulations!
1 Ubisoft puts kibosh on Assassin's Creed XP-farming exploit
image Ubisoft is changing how Story Creator Mode works in Assassin's Creed Odyssey to prevent players from building "farming quests."
1 Smartphone maker Rokit launches $50 million game development fund
image Smartphone maker Rokit has launched a $50 million game development fund to support indies and startups.
2 Under fire from game devs, G2A proposes new 'Key Blocker' tool
image Under fire key reseller G2A has proposed a new 'Key Blocker' tool to give devs more control over how their titles are resold.
1 How GoldenEye 007 set a new standard for video game AI
image One of the most influential FPS titles of all time, GoldenEye defied expectations and set the standard for NPC AI for future generations.
1 Don't Miss: Designing Baba is You's delightfully innovative rule-writing system
image Arvi Teikari, aka Hempuli, the creator behind the brilliant IGF Award-winning Baba is You, tells us about the process of designing a game that puts rule-making in the hands of players.
  Steam Labs is Valve's new home for experimental Steam features
image Valve is shining the spotlight on some new ideas it has been toying with for Steam through a page of experimental features called Steam Labs.
  Devs express optimism, caution over Steam interactive recommender
image Steam's new interactive recommender tool has some devs optimistic about the future of selling games on Steam, but the continued commitment to algorithms has others worried.

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  Enabling Breakthrough Innovations in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution
by Neil Schneider
As a follow-up to "Grasping the Client-to-Cloud Revolution", Neil Schneider discusses the...
  Crowdfunding and Video Games: 2019 Mid-Year Update
by Thomas Bidaux
What is the state of Kickstarter for video games in the first half of 2019?
1 More Than Meets the Eye: The Secrets of Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment
by Caleb Compton
Have you ever played a game that punished you for doing well, or went easy on you when you struggled...
3 Fashion in Games: Why It Matters
by Victoria Tran
Fashion in games is one of the most downplayed parts of the medium, yet it provides a sense of...
  Video Game Deep Cuts: Switch Lite-s Up, 2019's Best Games So Far
by Simon Carless
This week's roundup includes a look at the Switch Lite announcement and Valve's experimental...

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Tips And Tricks To Manage Open Game Development
image Want to experiment with an early access business model? Goblinz Studio's Yannick Elahee outlines helpful techniques and best practices for managing open development.
What Publishers Look For In Games
image David Logan presents a guide to crafting your pitch and materials, getting noticed, and taking the right steps toward finding a publisher for your project.
Postmortem: Ninja Dude Vs Zombies 2
image Eugene Utkin details the lessons his team learned from the difficulties they faced during the production of Ninja Dude Vs Zombies 2.
Exis, LLC
Exis, LLC XCOM, CIV, Bioshock Infinite, World of Tanks, the list goes on.Top publishers and defense contractors count on Exis to deliver their assets. Why not join them, and get the best art possible for your projects?
Streamline Studios
Streamline Studios Streamline specializes in tech art and creative execution for video games through its integrated 2D, 3D and Animation services.
Art Bully Productions LLC
Art Bully Productions LLC Art Bully Productions was founded in 2008 by 3d art professionals who have years of experience in the video game industry. We pride ourselves on delivering AAA quality work at very competitive rates to developers of all sizes.
Twisted Hand Studio.,Ltd
Twisted Hand Studio.,Ltd We are a 40-people game art production studio based in China, we've been serving the global game dev industry for more than 10 years, providing 2D Concepts, Illustrations, UI graphics, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation (Key-frame & Spine).
Sunrisez Entertainment
Sunrisez Entertainment We are specialized in providing digital art services to the video game and animation industries.
STUDIO ANC - Animation & More
STUDIO ANC - Animation & More Game art provider, focus on character animation, let's "animate your game" :-)

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