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Valve adds extensive developer commentary to Half-Life: Alyx  
by Chris Kerr [11.13.20]
Valve has added a three-hour long developer commentary to Half-Life: Alyx that delves into how the acclaimed VR adventure came to be. 
VR, Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Video

The bright side of ray-traced global illumination  
by Ruben Torres Bonet [11.12.20]
Let's get back to ray tracing with Unity global illumination. See what’s a better fit for you: baked GI, screen-space GI and ray-traced GI.
VR, Console/PC, Programming, Art, Design

PSA: Upload your resume to Gamasutra's job boards!  
by Staff [11.10.20]
Here's a friendly reminder that Gamasutra's job boards are the best place to find your next job in the game industry - upload your resume and land the job you want!
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Why do some games just... keep selling?  
by Gamasutra Staff [11.09.20]
Sometimes games just keep selling. You can compare games that have 250 Steam reviews in their first week and come back a year later, and some have 500 and a few have 2-4,000. Why?
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Video: Making great key art for your game's front end  
by Staff [11.05.20]
In this 2018 GDC talk, Ubisoft's David Monroe discusses the process for making great key art that will greet your players before they begin their journey with your game.
Console/PC, Art, Video

A tale of two consoles: Xbox Series X and S in review  
by Kris Graft, Chris Kerr [11.05.20]
Gamasutra takes a close look at Microsoft's next-gen dynamic duo and how they serve Microsoft's subscription-based future.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't Miss: Game dev advice for creating terrifying and memorable 2D monsters  
by Staff [10.30.20]
Devs who've worked on Battle Chef Brigade, Darkest Dungeon, Guacamelee and more share their favorite tips and techniques for designing fantastic 2D monsters.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art

Don't Miss: The six year journey to Donut County  
by Staff [10.29.20]
Ben Esposito spent six years of his life making a wonderful game about a hole that eats up a California county -- and he learned a lot along the way.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Business/Marketing

Video: Designing the robot dinosaurs of Horizon Zero Dawn  
by Staff [10.29.20]
In this 2018 GDC session, Guerrilla Games' Jan-Bart Van Beek breaks down the process for creating the visual style that defines the robotic dinosaur enemies of Horizon Zero Dawn.
Console/PC, Art, Video

PlayStation's new (web) store, genre viability & more  
by Gamasutra Staff [10.23.20]
What's up with the new PlayStation web store? How about genre viability on Steam? This and many other questions will be answered in the latest game discovery round-up...
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

We need to talk about Steam & China 1
by Gamasutra Staff [10.22.20]
What's going on with Steam in China, and what's going to happen in the future? Take a trip though the possibilities, the government licensing complexities, and more!
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Building concept art workflows with neural net-powered 'generative adversarial networks' 2
by Max Schulz [10.22.20]
We all love the fact that computers can execute annoying work for us. Work we already know how to do. And now there’s a new kid in town: Style-GAN’s - short for Generative Adversarial Networks that can support the creative vision of your team.
Art, Production

Why bringing Donkey Kong 64 into the third dimension required a mental shift  
by Chris Kerr [10.22.20]
Donkey Kong 64 is about to turn 20, and to celebrate that marvelous but inevitable milestone, GameSpot had a sit down chat with some of the creative leads behind the beloved platformer. 
Console/PC, Art, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Remedy as a Sr. Material Artist  
by Staff [10.21.20]
As a Senior Material Artist you'll be responsible for the creation of high quality textures and materials within a cross discipline team.
Art, Recruitment

Learn how Supergiant brought Hades' hand-painted characters to life  
by Chris Kerr [10.21.20]
Hades developer Supergiant Games has put together a video to showcase how it turned hand-painted character art into the full character models players see in-game.
Art, Video

The Video Game History Foundation is working to save our source code  
by Chris Kerr [10.20.20]
The Video Game History Foundation (VGHF) wants to save our source code with a new initiative called the Video Game Source Project.
Programming, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get a job: Join Camouflaj as an Animation Engineer  
by Staff [10.19.20]
Camouflaj, the award winning team behind RÉPUBLIQUE and IRON MAN VR is looking for an Animation Engineer to join us on our next exciting AAA project.
Programming, Art, Recruitment

Don't Miss: How the developers of New Vegas took back Fallout 17
by Staff [10.19.20]
In this 2010 chat, Obsidian chief (and key team member on the original Fallout games) Feargus Urquhart discusses his team's approach to crafting Fallout: New Vegas and returning to their roots.
Console/PC, Art, Design

Get a job: Join Insomniac Games as a Technical Artist  
by Staff [10.16.20]
We are looking for an excited team member to be responsible for the front lines of cutting-edge real-time graphics and technology development.
Console/PC, Programming, Art, Recruitment

Switch game discovery - look on the bright side?  
by Gamasutra staff [10.16.20]
With Switch game discoverability, perhaps everyone's pessimist side has been over-exposed. So here's why you should dig releasing on Switch! (And more discovery news.)
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Art, Design, Production, Business/Marketing