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Double Fine winding down Presents publishing label following Microsoft purchase  
by Chris Kerr [06.02.20]
Double Fine looks to be winding down its Double Fine Presents publishing label following its acquisition by Microsoft last year.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC

Paradox opens studio in Barcelona to focus on grand strategy development  
by Chris Kerr [06.02.20]
Swedish developer-publisher Paradox Interactive, known for its work on strategy franchises like Stellaris, Crusader Kings, and Europa Universalis, has opened a new development studio in Barcelona. 
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC

Blog: Understanding open world level design - Part 4  
by Gamasutra Community [06.02.20]
In the first three parts of this chronicle, I mainly approached this subject from the angle of game and level design. But there is another angle that is gaining more importance today: storytelling.
Design, Production

The Outer Worlds writing team honored with Nebula Award  
by Chris Kerr [06.01.20]
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has honoured the scribes behind The Outer Worlds with a Nebula Award for best game writing.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC

Zynga acquires Toon Blast and Toy Blast developer Peak for $1.8 billion  
by Chris Kerr [06.01.20]
CSR Racing and Words with Friends publisher Zynga has acquired Turkish mobile game company Peak for $1.8 billion.
Business/Marketing, Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Codemasters secures FIA World Rally Championship license from 2023  
by Chris Kerr [06.01.20]
Dirt Rally developer Codemasters has secured the rights to the FIA World Rally Championship license from 2023.
Business/Marketing, Production

Equality, Brotherhood, Freedom  
by Andre Faure [06.02.20]
The motto of the French Revolution, in 1789, is a very powerful Manifesto from a miserable, sick, and tired population of workers that simply could not stand the French monarchy no more. The oppression was so overwhelming, that it preceded a Revolution.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, VR

Game Discoverability & The Nintendo Switch: What's Selling? 2
by Simon Carless [06.01.20]
It’s getting pretty crowded out there on Switch, release-wise. So what information can we find about what’s selling well? Here's a look at a useful chart.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC

10 quick store page improvements to get your game ready for the the Steam Summer sale  
by Chris Zukowski [06.01.20]
If you have a game on Steam you probably got the notification that the Summer Sale is just around the corner. The Summer and Winter sales drive the most post-launch purchases of your game. Is your page ready for all this traffic?
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Indie

Game Dev Digest Issue #46 - Testing, Profile, Optimization. Game Dev Tutorials. What's New... All That And More  
by Mike Marrone [06.01.20]
Game Dev Digest Issue #46 - Testing, Profile, Optimization. Game Dev Tutorials. What's New... All That And More. The latest from the free weekly Unity3d/gamedev newsletter.
Audio, Design, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet, VR

3 Methods of Paying Audience Segmentation  
by Eugene Matveev [06.01.20]
3 Methods of Paying Audience Segmentation based on the amount, number and time of payments.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Video Game Deep Cuts: Shantae's Epic Poly Bridge Kombat Life  
by Simon Carless [05.31.20]
Particularly this week, with all that’s going on, it feels weird to be putting out a newsletter about video games. But here's one anyway, covering the top games/links of the week.
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, VR

Remedy Entertainment — Espoo, Finland
Development Director

Heart Machine — Culver City, California, United States
Quality Assurance Manager

Fred Rogers Productions — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Digital Producer
Fred Rogers Productions is looking for a Digital Producer to lead digital content development for a new animated series.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. — Tokyo, Japan
Experienced Game Developer

XSEED Games — Torrance, California, United States
Localization Editor