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Translating Steam hit Kenshi's 300K words into 6 languages  
by Kris Graft [03.08.19]
Kenshi was a mammoth of a game to have translated, or at least it was for our miniature team of four people.
Indie, Production, Business/Marketing

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Cathode MK1  
by Joel Couture [03.07.19]
Cathode MK1 offers games across multiple CRT screens, forcing players to follow the game as it moves from monitor to monitor.
Indie, Video, alt ctrl gdc

Catch up on these insightful interviews with IGF 2019 finalists!  
by Staff [03.07.19]
To help you better understand the work that went into these remarkable games, the team at Gamasutra have once again published a series of snappy interviews with this year's IGF finalists!
Indie, Design, Production, GDC

Sponsored Content
Tips on porting your indie game (and how we can help!)  
by Matthew Tighe, CTO and Founder; Steve Longhurst​, Technical Director, DO games [03.06.19]
Indies can handle porting by themselves, but there's significant investment required - likely several months per platform. DO games' tech leads offer tips on porting, and explore whether a dev partner is right for your game.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Sponsored Article

Don't Miss: Crunch & self-mutilation in Swery's puzzler The Missing 1
by Staff [03.06.19]
Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro talks Gamasutra through the design of his new studio's first game, The Missing, and how he hopes it will prove him a good game designer -- not just an interesting storyteller.
Indie, Design

Take advantage of all this cool sponsored content at GDC 2019!  
by Staff [03.06.19]
From Google's keynote to the toxicity-fighting Fair Play Alliance Summit, don't overlook all the great GDC 2019 sponsored content available to you as you're planning out your time at the show!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC

Come to GDC 2019's Game Producer Bootcamp and level up your game dev process!  
by Staff [03.06.19]
Facebook's Ruth Tomandl will give you a thorough look at game production processes as part of the GDC 2019 Game Producer Bootcamp, a full day of talks focused on the art & science of game production!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

Kartridge is the latest PC storefront using exclusive games to entice players  
by Alissa McAloon [03.06.19]
Kongregate's digital video game storefront Kartridge has announced four games that’ll be hitting its platform as timed exclusives this year.
Console/PC, Indie

Road to the IGF: Calis, Nijman, Kallio, and Johann's Minit  
by Joel Couture [03.06.19]
Minit takes a grand adventure across a sprawling world and breaks it into one-minute chunks, having players find secrets, defeat bosses, and delve through dungeons on a tight time limit.
Indie, Video, IGF

Steam's Popular Upcoming list may actually be hurting developers 2
by Emma Kidwell [03.05.19]
Update While the Popular Upcoming list on Steam is a great place for developers to get their games noticed on the front page, the system might be causing more harm than good. 
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Shakedown: Hawaii coming first to the Epic Games Store  
by Emma Kidwell [03.05.19]
Shakedown: Hawaii, the upcoming game from the developers behind Retro City Rampage, will be making its debut first on the Epic Games Store. 
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing

Don't miss these insightful interviews with 2019's alt.ctrl.GDC devs!  
by Staff [03.05.19]
Each of these offbeat alternative controller games has an interesting story behind it, and now's a great time to catch up on them via all these fantastic interviews with the Gamasutra team!
Indie, Design, GDC, alt ctrl gdc

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Roambot  
by Joel Couture [03.05.19]
Roambot will have players moving a robot's body around so that they can explore its dreams.
Indie, Video, alt ctrl gdc

Get ready for GDC 2019 with help from the all-new Digital Tote Bag!  
by Staff [03.05.19]
With just weeks to go until GDC 2019 kicks off in San Francisco, GDC organizers have set up a new digital resource to reduce waste and help you prepare to get the most out of your time at the show!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Get legal experts' perspective on how the law is impacting game dev at GDC!  
by Staff [03.05.19]
A panel of legal experts will take to the stage at GDC 2019 to discuss top legal developments in games, from Fortnite dances to Nintendo's stance on ROMS!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC

Don't Miss: Rendering the player as a form of pure energy in Recompile 6
by Staff [03.04.19]
Phigames' Phi Dinh writes about how Recompile's humanoid protagonist is rendered as a form of pure energy, using instanced cube meshes with a custom shader.
Indie, Art

Night in the Woods devs set up worker co-op studio The Glory Society 1
by Alissa McAloon [03.04.19]
Two members of the three-person dev team behind Night in the Woods have set up The Glory Society, a worker cooperative game development studio.
Indie

Shut Up & Sit Down returns to GDC 2019 with great board games to play!  
by Staff [03.04.19]
From Richard Garfield's 'unique deck' card game KeyForge to Alderac's intriguing Space Base, here's what you can expect to play when you visit the Shut Up & Sit Down board game lounge at GDC 2019!
Console/PC, Indie, GDC

Top creators share real talk about making very personal games at GDC 2019  
by Staff [03.04.19]
At GDC 2019 some of the most interesting game makers working today will discuss why they create very personal games, and share practical advice about designing games that speak to deeper issues.
Indie, Serious, Design, GDC

Road to the IGF: En Garde! Team's En Garde!  
by Joel Couture [03.04.19]
En Garde! is a game of swashbuckling swordplay, tasking players with using environments, acrobatics, and taunts, as well as their blade, to overcome hordes of enemies in chaotic melees.
Indie, Video, IGF