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  Video: Behind the minimalistic visual design of Mini Metro
image In this 2017 GDC session, Mini Metro developer Jamie Churchman examines how visual design and user interface decisions play a role in creating a gratifying experience for the player in Mini Metro.
  How audio and visual effects sell combat in The Signal From Tölva
image Founder of studio Big Robot Jim Rossignol discusses how bright visual effects and sci-fi sound clips contributed to enhancing how it feels to shoot guns in The Signal From Tölva.
  How InnerSpace's developers made a flying game that has no 'up'
image The developers behind InnerSpace share secrets about odd flying games and optimizing your title for the Nintendo Switch.
1 Nintendo announces DIY Nintendo Labo for the Switch
image Nintendo announces Nintendo Labo, combining DIY creations with the Switch platform.
  Blizzard boasts 10M viewers for Overwatch League opening week
image By Blizzard’s count, the four-day-long event caught over 10 million views online with one game holding the attention of 437,000 concurrent viewers at once.
  Weekly Jobs Roundup: Ubiquity6, Imangi Studios, and more are hiring now!
image If you're a programmer, engineer, designer, UI artist, or community manager looking for work in game development, these companies are currently taking applications.
4 Don't Miss: The nuts and bolts of Fable III
image With a new Fable game reportedly on the way, now's a great time to take a look back at this 2010 interview with Fable III's lead designer Josh Atkins on the road to the last major Fable release.
  Epic candidly discusses the challenge of making Paragon sustainable
image "Though Paragon has evolved, no iteration has yet achieved that magical combination of ingredients that make for a sustainable game."
  YouTube introduces new, stricter requirements for partners
image Joining the partner program now requires 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of view time in the past year. Channels currently not at that level risk losing partner status.
1 Get tips from Riot on how to design for player behavior at GDC 2018
image At GDC 2018 Riot's Kimberly Voll will look in depth at the League of Legends dev's latest understanding of the "how" and "why" in player behavior, with an emphasis on practical design applications.
  Chat with the developers behind InnerSpace today at 3PM EST
image We're chatting with the developers behind the new indie alien flying game InnerSpace at 3PM EST.
  Sharpen your level design skills at the GDC 2018 Level Design Workshop!
image From Uncharted to Tacoma and more are all featured in the all-star lineup of talks taking place at this year's GDC Level Design Workshop!
  Cold Iron Studios acquired by FoxNext Games
image Just one year after opening its doors, the game developer Cold Iron Studios has been picked up by FoxNext Games.
  Blog: Building useful player models using behavioral profiling
image Behavioral profiling is among the most useful of the tools in the arsenal of a game analyst. This post covers some of the profiling basics, and presents notes on popular types of profiles.
5 Tencent enlists Chinese police in the fight against Battlegrounds cheaters
image Tencent is working with Chinese police to track down the cheaters and hackers running amok in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
1 Report: Microsoft wants Forza Horizon developer to resurrect Fable
image "Sources close to the project" are said to have leaked the news, though Microsoft has predictably refused to confirm or comment on the rumor.  
  Blog: What I learned founding my own marketing agency
image A few lessons I picked up after deciding to leave the comforts of a triple-A studio to start a marketing agency of my own.
2 7 notable puzzle-platformers every dev should study
image The puzzle-platformer (a popular contradiction!) remains a difficult genre to do well, an important one to explore, and a crowded one to enter. Here are 7 examples of games that do all three well.
  Video: The community management behind Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
image In this 2015 GDC session, Graziani examines how traditionally counterintuitive practices can help developers define and nurture a passionate community.
  Get a job: Wargaming is hiring a UI Engineer
image Wargaming is looking for a UI Engineer with 2 or more years of experience to join its team at Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore.
  How collaboration brought Horizon Zero Dawn's writing to life
image “It's just one of these examples of how wrong I can be and, really, the importance of collaboration across the disciplines," John Gonzalez recalls one difficult decision from development.
1 Don't Miss: Taking cues from Shadow of the Colossus to design good companions
image "Compared to some other support characters, Shadow of the Colossus' Agro’s list of gameplay uses is pretty limited but they are perfect for the overall design of the game. There’s nothing unnecessary about him."
1 Analyst: Mobile game sessions decreased by 16% in 2017
image As overall smartphone use approaches a plateau, the analytical firm Flurry says that mobile game sessions have once again decreased.
  Blog: Server syncing solutions and data-driven balancing
image Let's talk about the solutions we built for the continuous server syncing of Blood Runs Cold's player data, and the data-driven balancing toolset that let us juggle 400+ ScriptableObjects.
4 Steam competitor Robot Cache hopes to woo devs by slashing platform fees
image The company is hoping to entice game makers by using blockchain technology to reduce fees and offer a bigger cut of sales. 

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1 The cost of games
by Raph Koster
Take a dataset of over 250 games, their development costs, their year of release, what they sold for...
  Phaser to iOS without PhoneGap or Cordova - First steps
by Harold Bowman-Trayford
Sharing the experience of discovery as I get sprites rendering onscreen using Phaser on iOS.
  Player Relationship types in Hades’ Star
by Andreas Papathanasis
Very often in a social game, the same feature can result in significantly different player...
  Games software/hardware $165B+ in 2018, $230B+ in 5 years, record $2B+ investment last year
by Tim Merel
Games software/hardware combined could deliver $165B to $170B in 2018, and $230B to $235B by 2022....
  Behavioral Profiling: How to Build Useful Player Models
by anders drachen
Behavioral profiling is among the most useful of the tools in the arsenal of a game analyst....

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Fundamental Mistakes That Every Indie Developer Should Avoid
image From feature creep to improper planning, Anderson Addo outlines a series of mistakes and pitfalls common to student developers, and explains how you can avoid them.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Narrative Design
image Why do we tell stories, and what does it mean when we make them interactive? Nick Witsel details the core principles of narrative design.
Designing A Playable Hero
image Andrew-David Jahchan shares the creative process his team adopted when designing a playable and easily animated hero character.
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