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  Get a job: Join Remedy as a Technical Director
image As the Technical Director, you will be part of the project's core leadership team and own and drive all technical areas and aspects of the project from vision to execution.
  Report: Xbox 'encouraging' publishers to keep cross-gen game upgrades free
image Xbox is reportedly asking publishers with cross-gen games in the mix not to charge players to upgrade the Xbox One version to the Xbox Series X version.
15 Don't Miss: A deep dive into the 'old school' save system of Alien: Isolation
image How going "old-school" with game saves -- they're manual! -- created a sorely-needed sense of tension in Creative Assembly's first-person horror-shooter Alien: Isolation.
  VGDC: Em Reed's 'All Time Greats' article/video picks
image Writer & cultural commentator Em Reed contributes some really interesting links that straddle history, art, academia and culture adeptly.
  Video: A microtransaction design primer for game devs
image In this GDC 2018 talk ArenaNet's Crystin Cox shares her experience leading microtransaction design efforts for games like Guild Wars 2 and MapleStory to help you design high-quality microtransactions.
  GDC Summer's Community Channel offers fun activities to unwind with peers
image Much of GDC's appeal comes from serendipitous run-ins you have with peers, so organizers are lining up community-focused activities (from music to yoga to mixology) for you to enjoy during GDC Summer!
  Core is paying devs per DAU in a bid to kickstart the creation platform's economy
image Core developer Manticore has earmarked $1 million for a Creator Payouts Pilot Program, money that will then be paid out to devs that create and publish games within its games-as-a-platform ecosystem.
  Attend GDC Summer to learn how a newbie solo dev landed a game on Xbox Game Pass
image It's not easy to get your game noticed, but at GDC Summer next month you'll have a front-row seat to the story of how a solo, newbie dev managed to land their game on Xbox's popular Game Pass service!
3 Infinity Ward has removed the controversial 'OK' gesture from Modern Warfare
image Infinity Ward has pulled the controversial 'OK' gesture from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
  Mobile game discovery - Why it's tricky for indies
image Mobile games grossed almost $70 billion in 2019. But why aren't lots of small and medium indies without experience jumping into the space? Here's some good reasons.
1 THQ Nordic's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning remaster opens the door for new DLC
image THQ Nordic now plans to release brand new DLC for the game after Re-Reckoning launches later this year.
  Video: How to prioritize your dev efforts in an era of rising costs
image In this GDC 2018 talk devs Pany Haritatos, David Edery, Adrian Crook and Mario Wynands explore design, marketing, and production tactics to help control costs without diminishing your odds of success.
  Get a job: Join Game Closure as a Backend Engineer
image As a Systems Engineer at Game Closure, you will play a pivotal role in creating a platform to revolutionize the instant games development industry.
  Former Microsoft exec Peggy Johnson signs on as Magic Leap CEO
image Magic Leap has brought an ex-Microsoft exec in to fill the vacant CEO role following Rony Abovitz’s departure from the seat in May. 
  Don't Miss: Designing Destiny 2's PvEvP Gambit mode
image Bungie's Peter Sarrett dives into how Destiny 2's Gambit mode combines PvE with a smidge of PvP, and explains why it's the story of development gone delightfully right.
1 Blog: A Torchlight 3 early access launch weekend postmortem
image This Torchlight 3 postmortem takes a look back at its early access launch weekend and what it took to "kill all the zombies."
  Furukawa: Mobile is still 'contributing to the sustainable growth' of Nintendo
image Mobile is far from its most lucrative platform, but Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa says in a recent investor Q&A that its smartphone dealings have a positive impact that extends beyond just revenue and profit.
  GDC Summer welcomes a cutting-edge lineup of game industry sponsors
image Organizers are pleased to announce the industry-leading companies sponsoring GDC Summer next month, all of whom will be accessible for event attendees looking to take their career to the next level.
  Get tips and inspiration to build the next generation of mobile games at GDC Summer
image At GDC Summer next month attendees will get expert analysis of the mobile game market (including how the pandemic has shaped it) and tips on how to take advantage of it from N3twork chief Neil Young.
  Integrating 'the nobility of work' into Hardspace: Shipbreaker
image To its developers, Hardspace: Shipbreaker is more than a sci-fi shipcutting sim, it's a chance to explore the value of work while tearing spaceships apart with your bare hands.
  Get a job: Join Yacht Club Games as a Mid to Senior Gameplay Programmer
image We are on the lookout to hire a capable mid to senior level gameplay programmer with a desire to build great gameplay experiences in a small, team-centered environment.
3 Don't Miss: The Team Fortress 2 guide to keeping your game alive
image Even 8 years after publication, and now 13 after the game's release, game developers can learn a lot from listening to these tips on sustaining online games from Valve's Robin Walker.
  Analyst: Pokemon Go revenue still on the rise despite global pandemic
image Sensor Tower's latest Pokemon Go revenue estimates surmise that the game has just exited a record breaking start to 2020 and surpassed $3.6 billion lifetime revenue.
1 Report: Microsoft eyeing purchase of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
image Microsoft is reportedly eyeing Warner Bros' (also reportedly) up-for-sale Interactive Entertainment branch as a potential acquisition opportunity, at least according to sources familiar with the situation.
  Video: Tips and tools for finding inspiration when you're stuck
image In this 2018 GDC session ustwo games' Lauren Cason shares methods and word games that you can use to kickstart inspiration and get ideas flowing when you find yourself stuck in your own projects.

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  Game Dev Digest Issue #51 - Scenes, Physics, Tools, And Much More
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Why You Need A Game Career Strategy
image Rahul Sehgal outlines the benefits of having a clear strategy in finding and maintaining a career in game development, and offers tips for industry newcomers.
Adding Life To Worlds With Dialogue Barks
image Lo-Fi Games narrative designer Natalie Mikkelson explores the world-building possibilities offered by character barks and incidental dialogue.
Lessons In Making A Serious Game During A Crisis
image Kim Kupiainen details his recent experience leading a group of students in producing a serious game during a global pandemic.
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