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  Steam tag trends, Epic & Valve lawsuit drama, & more
image We look at Steam tag trends, the latest in the Apple/Epic and Valve antitrust lawsuits, and, well, lots more about game platforms and discovery.
  Get a job: HakJak Studios is hiring a Unity Generalist/Senior Developer
image HakJak Studios, a small team based out of Boise, Idaho, USA, builds ridiculous physics games and is looking for an experienced, well-rounded Unity developer to join its team!
1 Don't Miss: Balancing storytelling and player choice in Prey
image Lead designer Ricardo Bare gives a detailed (and spoiler-heavy) breakdown of the narrative design of Arkane Studio's emergent sim Prey.
  Devs take to Twitter to encourage pay transparency across the game industry
image Game developers revived the #GameDevPaidMe hashtag on Twitter over the weekend, reigniting important conversations in the process.
  In-house Ubisoft games are now branded Ubisoft Originals
image The new addition was spotted in the title card for a new free-to-play game, which reads Tom Clancy's The Division Heartland A Ubisoft Orginal.
  Sony expects PlayStation 5 shortages to continue into 2022
image The launch of the current console generation has been plagued by scarcity. PlayStation expects that to continue throughout 2021 and into 2022.
  New to GDC? Let's get you caught up
image If you're new to Game Developers Conference, no worries! Get caught up on the history of the event before this year's all-digital show.
  Capcom attributes record profits to 'continued success' of game division
image Capcom said its video game business "drove results" after reporting record profits for the fourth consecutive year. 
  Tribeca has announced its inaugural Tribeca Games Official Selection
image Earlier this year, it was revealed that video games would be joining the Festival as Official Selections for the very first time.
3 Supercell ordered to pay $92.2 million in damages over free-to-play patent infringements
image Clash of Clans developer Supercell has been ordered to pay $92.2 million in damages to Japanese media company Gree, Inc. in a high-profile patent trial.
  Get a job: Join Harmonix as a remote Senior Software Developer
image Harmonix is seeking a senior generalist software engineer to join one of the teams developing creative and unique game titles.
2 Apple wants Microsoft exec's testimony cut from Epic Games v. Apple case
image Lori Wright, VP of Xbox business development, was one of the first experts to take the stand in this week's Epic Games v. Apple trial. Apple, however, is now asking her testimony be struck from the record.
8 Don't Miss: The making of Resident Evil 4
image Resident Evil 4 cinematics lead Yoshiaki Hirabayashi writes about the overhauls and challenges which faced one of the franchise's most notable entries.
  Check out the many incredible Roundtables at GDC 2021
image At the all-digital GDC 2021 (running July 19th – 23rd) you can take part in a number of excellent Roundtables hosted by industry experts.
  Genesis Noir leads IGF finalists with four nominations
image Check out the 2021 Independent Games Festival finalists, who will be honored at a virtual ceremony held at Game Developers Conference, running July 19th - 23rd.
  Turkish mobile studio Ace Games raises $7 million to develop new casual titles
image Turkish mobile studio Ace Games has raised $7 million in seed funding to continue making casual and hyper casual titles.
  Blog: Making a meaningful scent system in Redwall
image For a game featuring animals as characters we sought to create a unique, robust, and meaningful mechanic that revolves around scent. This was far easier said than done.
3 Wolfire Games founder: 'I had no choice' but to file Steam antitrust lawsuit against Valve
image Wolfire Games founder David Rosen claims they had "no choice" but to take legal action against Valve after it allegedly began interfering with pricing on other storefronts.
  Square Enix, Gearbox, Sega and more confirm E3 2021 presence
image The organizers behind this year's virtual E3 have announced a handful of high-profile game makers that'll be in attendance at E3 2021 this June.
  Get a job: Join Yacht Club Games as a Gameplay Programmer
image Yacht Club Games is looking for a talented mid-to-senior level gameplay programmer to join its team.
  Sony facing lawsuit over 'monopoly' on digital PlayStation game sales
image A collection of gamers are readying to file a lawsuit against PlayStation-maker Sony Interactive Entertainment, arguing that it operates an unlawful monopoly.
34 Don't Miss: My hardest bug ever, a Crash Bandicoot story
image A coder on the original Crash Bandicoot explains how his first big game almost shipped with a destructive save-wiping bug -- and how he and the team at Naughty Dog eventually solved it.
  Video: Designing Overwatch's social systems
image In this 2019 GDC talk, Blizzard Entertainment's Natasha Miller shares why Blizzard chose to prioritize social systems in Overwatch.
  Ubisoft is making a mobile push of its own with The Division Mobile
image The Division Mobile isn't Ubisoft's only plan to expand the franchise's reach. A standalone free-to-play spinoff, The Division Heartland, is also in the works for PC, consoles, and the cloud.
  Kick your game industry career into action at GDC 2021
image Register for the career development pass at the all-digital GDC 2021 (July 19th -- 23rd) to access an incredible batch of sessions to further your game industry career. Get yours before they're gone!

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  Steam tag trends, Epic & Valve lawsuit drama, & more
by Simon Carless
We look at Steam tag trends, the latest in the Apple/Epic and Valve antitrust lawsuits, and, well,...
  Optimizing Human: Fall Flat for mobile devices
by Peter de Jong
For over a year Codeglue has been working for 505 Games on the mobile adaptations of Human: Fall...
  How to Improve the About This Game section on your Steam store page
by Joe Henson
Have you ever stumbled across a Steam Store page, scrolled down to the 'About This Game' section,...
  Implementing Bounty Hunting in Mafia III
by Ravi Teja Sanampudi
Implementation details of Bounty Hunting: Bodies in Trunks feature of Mafia III
  Game Dev Digest Issue #93 - Software craftsmanship
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The Simplest Trailer To Make For Your Steam Page
image Derek Lieu explains how student developers can promote their upcoming projects by creating effective trailers optimized for online storefronts.
Building A Systemic Narrative Game
image Lila Grimaldi recalls how a student-led team developed a letter writing simulator by emphasizing a solid gameplay loop to craft their game's identity.
7 Nudges & Manipulative Techniques Present In Undertale
image Mattia Podini examines the varied psychological techniques and gameplay mechanics that Undertale employs in order to guide and influence players.
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