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Get a job: Genvid is hiring a Senior Producer  
by Staff [06.21.21]
Genvid Technologies is looking to hire a Senior Producer.
Console/PC, Production, Recruitment

Xbox Game Studios Publishing has hired Portal lead designer Kim Swift 1
by Chris Kerr [06.21.21]
Xbox Games Studios Publishing has named Portal lead designer Kim Swift as its new senior director of cloud gaming.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: A quick LOD (level of detail) tutorial for Unity 1
by Gamasutra Community [06.21.21]
In this blog post, I will show you why, when and how you should use LOD in Unity. Remember, LOD is not only about the poly count.
Programming, Design, Production

Among Us dev Innersloth talks about the human cost of overnight success  
by Chris Kerr [06.18.21]
"Among Us going viral, it was just like 'OK, this is my life.' The pressure to get things done quickly was really high."
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

The full GDC 2021 schedule is now live!  
by Staff [06.17.21]
All of the sessions for the all-digital GDC 2021 have been scheduled. Start planning your show today!
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Patching conversations to pin the blame in Inkle's murder-mystery Overboard!  
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
New murder-mystery game Overboard! uses a unique patchwork approach to dialogue to assemble its case against the prime suspect... whoever that might be!
Console/PC, Design, Production

Five Night's At Freddy's creator retiring following political donation controversy 2
by Chris Kerr [06.17.21]
Five Nights At Freddy's (FNAF) creator Scott Cawthon has announced their retirement from game development after coming under fire for making donations to polarizing U.S. politicians.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Don't buy (Steam games) for me, Argentina... 1
by Gamasutra Staff [06.16.21]
So, this mini-investigation started after a developer GameDiscoverCo knows started asking questions about his Steam game’s sales in Argentina. The results? Intriguing...
Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Rockstar to shut down PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online in December  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Rockstar will shut down Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in December this year.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Sony's next-gen VR headset to use Samsung OLED panels, launch in 2022  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
The successor to Sony's PlayStation VR headset will feature OLED panels manufactured by Samsung and launch in 2022.
VR, Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: The role of a live ops manager during soft launch at Square Enix Montreal  
by Gamasutra Community [06.16.21]
In this blog post you can find out what live ops managers do when we soft launch a game at Square Enix Montreal.
Production, Business/Marketing

Andrew Day stepping down as CEO of game service provider Keywords  
by Chris Kerr [06.16.21]
Keywords CEO Andrew Day is stepping down with immediate effect following a health scare earlier this year.
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

BAFTA YGD 2021 to honor young devs working in Unity, Unreal, Dreams, and more  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
The YGD Awards are organised by BAFTA to celebrate and spotlight some of the best and brightest emerging talent in the UK games industry.
Programming, Art, Design, Production

Blog: A GDC Summer AMA about being a video game music composer  
by Gamasutra Community [06.15.21]
Leading up to her lecture during the upcoming GDC 2021 event, composer Winifred Phillips offers highlights from her Ask-Me-Anything session from GDC Summer.
Audio, Design, Production

Report: New Rare franchise Everwild has been completely rebooted after leadership reshuffle  
by Chris Kerr [06.15.21]
Everwild, a new IP from Rare that was first unveiled in 2019, didn't make an appearance at E3 2021 because it's being "completely rebooted."
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing, Video

Don't Miss: Starting a new game project? Ask the hard questions first 4
by Raul Aliaga Diaz [06.14.21]
In this reprinted #altdevblogaday opinion piece, Mylodon producer Raul Aliaga Diaz discusses why and how game developers should ask themselves the right tough questions before starting a new project.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Production, Business/Marketing

E3 showcases - what discovery boost do they really give? 1
by Gamasutra Staff [06.14.21]
If your game does get in one of the E3 showcases with your game, how does the extra visibility help? And how can we quantify that? Let's check it out...
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Pokemon Go maker Niantic is working on a real-world Transformers mobile game  
by Chris Kerr [06.14.21]
Pokemon Go creator Niantic is working on a real-world Transformers mobile game called Transformers: Heavy Metal.
VR, Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Bethesda to scrap Fallout 76 battle royale mode 'Nuclear Winter' as players lose interest  
by Chris Kerr [06.11.21]
Bethesda will scrap Fallout 76's battle royale mode 'Nuclear Winter' later this year due to dwindling player interest.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: An interactive choose-your-own debugging story  
by Chris Kerr [06.10.21]
The tricky thing with writing about debugging is that it's such a hands-on experience. So, I decided to try something else: a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure about debugging in The Machinery.
Programming, Production