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Remote game development during lockdowns and beyond
by Teradici [03.08.21]
Sponsored: Gamasutra editor-in-chief Kris Graft speaks with Ian Main, technical marketing principal at virtual desktop and workstation platform Teradici about remote game development during lockdowns and beyond.
Production, Video, Sponsored Article, Video Q&A

Don't forget to take the GDC 2021 State of the Industry Survey  
by Staff [03.05.21]
Game Developers Conference has extended the deadline to take part in the GDC21 State of the Industry Survey.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC

Blog: Six examples of UI worth studying  
by Gamasutra Community [03.05.21]
These six games managed to solve complex problems with some excellent (and rather stylish) UI design.
Design, Production

Blog: Adding 'long arcs' and strategic depth to tactical game design  
by Gamasutra Community [03.05.21]
In this article, Keith Burgun lays out a few ways to add "longer arcs", particularly when thinking about tactics games.
Design, Production

The ESA Foundation launches $1 million education initiative with Black Girls Code  
by Chris Kerr [03.05.21]
"By cultivating the next generation of developers, we hope to grow the number of women of color in the technology sector who will ultimately become the future leaders in this space."
Programming, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Leading a writers' room in the games industry  
by Gamasutra Community [03.05.21]
"Writers' Room" is a well-known technique used in movies, TV, and other productions, but only recently started being applied to games. This post looks at how it can serve video game production.
Design, Production

Get a job: Join Housemarque as a Lead Producer  
by Staff [03.04.21]
As Lead Producer you are responsible for translating the game’s creative ambitions and vision into a project that manifests them in the highest possible quality within a realistic schedule and budget.
Production, Recruitment

Valve, Blizzard, Bungie, and Riot vets raise $37.5 million to launch new studio 4
by Chris Kerr [03.04.21]
Industry veterans from Blizzard, Bungie, Riot, and Valve have raised $37.5 million to launch a new studio called Theorycraft Games.
Production, Business/Marketing

Motorsport Games acquires racing simulation tech developer Studio397  
by Chris Kerr [03.04.21]
Motorsport Games has acquired racing simulation tech developer Studio397 for an undisclosed fee.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: How a two-person team made an open world alien galaxy 1
by Gamasutra Community [03.04.21]
Our space adventure slash survival game holds a galaxy filled with more than 1000 unique worlds, over 20 interactive space businesses, and various points of interest. Here's how we made it.
Design, Production

Report: Nintendo to release Switch with larger OLED display, 4K support 1
by Chris Kerr [03.04.21]
Nintendo is reportedly working on a new iteration of its Switch console that will feature a larger touchscreen OLED display.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Which genre should your next PC game be in?  
by Gamasutra Staff [03.03.21]
We take a look at how Steam’s tag system allows us to do broad trend analysis on games, and some of the most attractive Steam genres out there.
Console/PC, Indie, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Get to know Swapcard, the platform powering GDC Showcase  
by Staff [03.03.21]
Take a closer look at Swapcard, the platform used for hosting GDC Showcase later this month!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Design, Production, GDC

Square Enix taps Polish studio Forever Entertainment for upcoming remakes  
by Chris Kerr [03.03.21]
Square Enix has partnered with Polish studio Forever Entertainment to remake some of its catalog titles.
Production, Business/Marketing

Zynga acquires Torchlight III dev Echtra Games  
by Chris Kerr [03.03.21]
Zynga has acquired Torchlight III developer Echtra Games for an undisclosed fee to bolster its cross-platform development capabilities.
Production, Business/Marketing

Report: Hogwarts Legacy will include trans-inclusive character creator  
by Chris Kerr [03.02.21]
The upcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy will allow players to create transgender characters, according to a new report from Bloomberg. 
Console/PC, Production

The Last of Us Part II breaks record for most BAFTA Games Award nominations  
by Chris Kerr [03.02.21]
Naughty Dog's acclaimed sequel is up for 13 awards at the 2021 British Academy Games Awards, beating the previous record of 11 nominations.
VR, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production

Hiro Capital leads $15 million investment into three game studios  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.21]
Hiro Capital has led a $15 million investment into mobile and cross-platform studios Snowprint, Double Loop Games, and Happy Volcano.
Smartphone/Tablet, Production, Business/Marketing

Report: EA cancels new property Gaia after six years in development at EA Motive  
by Chris Kerr [02.26.21]
EA has reportedly canceled a new property codenamed 'Gaia' after six years in development.
Console/PC, Production, Business/Marketing

Last call to sign up for GDC Masterclass!  
by Staff [02.25.21]
It's your last chance to register for GDC Masterclass. Don't delay!
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Design, Production, Business/Marketing